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February 8, 1985
Alan Prince missed two free throws for West Valley Christian with 40 seconds remaining and a one-point lead, but Liberty Canyon Christian spared him further embarrassment by missing a last-second shot. Scott Walls scored a game-high 17 points for Liberty Canyon.
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February 26, 2014 | By Samantha Schaefer and Ari Bloomekatz
The two 10-month-old mountain lion cubs caught by a remote camera feeding on a mule deer carcass in Malibu Creek State Park last week provided welcome relief to researchers who hadn't seen them since they were just 3 weeks old. Biologist Jeff  Sikich  with the National Park Service called the cubs, designated P-30 and P-28, "nice and fat. " "Mom seems to be finding deer and prey for them," he said. Four years ago, "mom" was hailed by  the Park Service as an unknown mountain lion discovered in the Hidden Valley area of the Santa Monica Mountains.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 24, 2001 | GRACE E. JANG, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A ceremony Friday commemorated a much-anticipated land transfer of 107 acres here for preservation of open space. In a series of speeches, government and parks agencies congratulated each other on the successful, albeit protracted, courtship of landowner Al Abrams for the $3.2-million tract.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 6, 2013 | By Martha Groves
A mountain lion killed last month by a motorist on the 101 Freeway in Agoura Hills was a visitor from the north that would have brought new genetic material to the isolated cougar population in the Santa Monica Mountains, the National Park Service said Wednesday. His death spotlights the importance of creating a wildlife corridor at Liberty Canyon that would enable mountain lions, bobcats and other animals to safely pass under one of the region's busiest highways, said Seth Riley, a specialist in urban wildlife with the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, a unit of the National Park Service.
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March 26, 1995 | JOHN McKINNEY
Across Mulholland Highway from the main body of Malibu Creek State Park is an arm of parkland called Liberty Canyon, as lonely a place as you'll find in this popular state park. It's an area rich in history, believed to have been continuously inhabited by prehistoric peoples and more recently by the Chumash from 6000 BC to the early 1800s. Talopop was the name of the native Chumash village located here; it's now the name of the loop trail that circles the tribe's ancestral land.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 25, 1992 | CHRISTOPHER PUMMER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A judge cleared the way Friday for a state parks agency to pay a developer of the Ahmanson Ranch project near Agoura Hills $10 million for 404 acres of parkland. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Stephen E. O'Neill denied an injunction sought by the environmental group Save Open Space, which claimed that the payment to Potomac Investment Associates and entertainer Bob Hope amounted to an illegal loan.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 27, 1994
I was outraged to hear that the Sierra Club recommended an extension for the Ahmanson Ranch development agreement in the West Valley. Who voted? I surely did not. As an active hiker and biker, I have traveled on all of the lands involved in this short-sighted agreement, and can say without a doubt the Ahmanson Ranch is the most beautiful, pristine, valuable and accessible parcel of land to the public for day hikes and excursions. Runkle Ranch, Jordan Ranch and Liberty Canyon are not easily accessible and will never be seen by the majority of the people.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 27, 2008 | Andrew Blankstein and Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Times Staff Writers
A fast-moving brush fire fueled by winds consumed at least 75 acres near Calabasas and Agoura Hills before it was contained before sundown Tuesday, authorities said. Flames threatened homes on Liberty Canyon and Mountain Shadows roads as well as on Canwood Street on Tuesday afternoon, but no structures were destroyed and no one was injured, fire officials said. "There are some areas where we're seeing some active flame, but it's mostly smoke," said Los Angeles County Fire Inspector Ron Harrelson, adding that firefighters were aided by low winds and temperatures in the 80s. Voluntary evacuations were recommended, and Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies patrolled the streets to alert residents.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 6, 2013 | By Martha Groves
A mountain lion killed last month by a motorist on the 101 Freeway in Agoura Hills was a visitor from the north that would have brought new genetic material to the isolated cougar population in the Santa Monica Mountains, the National Park Service said Wednesday. His death spotlights the importance of creating a wildlife corridor at Liberty Canyon that would enable mountain lions, bobcats and other animals to safely pass under one of the region's busiest highways, said Seth Riley, a specialist in urban wildlife with the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, a unit of the National Park Service.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 18, 1993
I applaud Ventura County Supervisor Maria VanderKolk for her maturity and leadership in voting for the combined Jordan Ranch-Ahmanson Ranch project. However, it should also be pointed out that VanderKolk's praiseworthy suggestion to consolidate these two proposed developments was made only after Gov. Pete Wilson, aided by Bob Hope's generosity, had succeeded in patiently resuscitating a complex transaction--involving Jordan Ranch, Runkel Ranch, Corral Canyon, Liberty Canyon, Blind Canyon, and China Flat--that everyone else had thought dead.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 27, 2008 | Andrew Blankstein and Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Times Staff Writers
A fast-moving brush fire fueled by winds consumed at least 75 acres near Calabasas and Agoura Hills before it was contained before sundown Tuesday, authorities said. Flames threatened homes on Liberty Canyon and Mountain Shadows roads as well as on Canwood Street on Tuesday afternoon, but no structures were destroyed and no one was injured, fire officials said. "There are some areas where we're seeing some active flame, but it's mostly smoke," said Los Angeles County Fire Inspector Ron Harrelson, adding that firefighters were aided by low winds and temperatures in the 80s. Voluntary evacuations were recommended, and Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies patrolled the streets to alert residents.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 24, 2001 | GRACE E. JANG, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A ceremony Friday commemorated a much-anticipated land transfer of 107 acres here for preservation of open space. In a series of speeches, government and parks agencies congratulated each other on the successful, albeit protracted, courtship of landowner Al Abrams for the $3.2-million tract.
TRAVEL
March 26, 1995 | JOHN McKINNEY
Across Mulholland Highway from the main body of Malibu Creek State Park is an arm of parkland called Liberty Canyon, as lonely a place as you'll find in this popular state park. It's an area rich in history, believed to have been continuously inhabited by prehistoric peoples and more recently by the Chumash from 6000 BC to the early 1800s. Talopop was the name of the native Chumash village located here; it's now the name of the loop trail that circles the tribe's ancestral land.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 27, 1994
I was outraged to hear that the Sierra Club recommended an extension for the Ahmanson Ranch development agreement in the West Valley. Who voted? I surely did not. As an active hiker and biker, I have traveled on all of the lands involved in this short-sighted agreement, and can say without a doubt the Ahmanson Ranch is the most beautiful, pristine, valuable and accessible parcel of land to the public for day hikes and excursions. Runkle Ranch, Jordan Ranch and Liberty Canyon are not easily accessible and will never be seen by the majority of the people.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 1, 1993 | STEPHANIE SIMON and DARYL KELLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The deadline for closing the $1-billion Ahmanson Ranch deal passed Wednesday without a final agreement, but key negotiators said they have worked out most glitches and hope to seal the deal within days. The March 31 deadline was imposed by the National Park Service, which set aside $19.5 million to buy thousands of acres of parkland as part of the deal, and has lost up to $8,000 a day on money tied up in a non-interest-bearing escrow account.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 1, 1993 | STEPHANIE SIMON and DARYL KELLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The deadline for closing the $1-billion Ahmanson Ranch deal passed Wednesday without a final agreement, but key negotiators expressed confidence they are within days of rescuing the complicated compact, which last week appeared near collapse. The March 31 deadline was imposed by the National Park Service, which set aside $19.5 million to buy thousands of acres of parkland as part of the deal, and has lost up to $8,000 a day on money tied up in a non-interest-bearing escrow account.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 31, 1988
It was with some measure of sadness that I witnessed Agoura Hills Councilwoman Darlene McBane hanged in effigy on Feb. 13 by residents angry over her idea to place the proposed new city-financed Los Angeles County Library at the future park site at Morrison Park. No citizen of our community deserves this indignation. What is going on in our little city when Ms. McBane's mere proposal to fellow council members brings scorn and vilification? What has happened to an open, honest exchange of ideas in a free society?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 26, 2014 | By Samantha Schaefer and Ari Bloomekatz
The two 10-month-old mountain lion cubs caught by a remote camera feeding on a mule deer carcass in Malibu Creek State Park last week provided welcome relief to researchers who hadn't seen them since they were just 3 weeks old. Biologist Jeff  Sikich  with the National Park Service called the cubs, designated P-30 and P-28, "nice and fat. " "Mom seems to be finding deer and prey for them," he said. Four years ago, "mom" was hailed by  the Park Service as an unknown mountain lion discovered in the Hidden Valley area of the Santa Monica Mountains.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 18, 1993
I applaud Ventura County Supervisor Maria VanderKolk for her maturity and leadership in voting for the combined Jordan Ranch-Ahmanson Ranch project. However, it should also be pointed out that VanderKolk's praiseworthy suggestion to consolidate these two proposed developments was made only after Gov. Pete Wilson, aided by Bob Hope's generosity, had succeeded in patiently resuscitating a complex transaction--involving Jordan Ranch, Runkel Ranch, Corral Canyon, Liberty Canyon, Blind Canyon, and China Flat--that everyone else had thought dead.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 25, 1992 | CHRISTOPHER PUMMER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A judge cleared the way Friday for a state parks agency to pay a developer of the Ahmanson Ranch project near Agoura Hills $10 million for 404 acres of parkland. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Stephen E. O'Neill denied an injunction sought by the environmental group Save Open Space, which claimed that the payment to Potomac Investment Associates and entertainer Bob Hope amounted to an illegal loan.
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