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March 6, 2014 | By Veronica Rocha
A man has been banned from the Glendale Galleria for three years after being arrested on suspicion of indecent exposure inside a department store, police said. Keane Dean, 25, of Santa Clarita was banned from the mall after his Feb. 28 arrest at Macy's for allegedly inappropriately touching himself, said Glendale police spokeswoman Tahnee Lightfoot. Prosecutors this week charged Dean with indecent exposure, vandalism and burglary, according to Los Angeles County Superior Court records.
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March 6, 2014 | By Christopher Goffard
Counties in California have failed to properly document how $1.7 million in Indian gaming money was distributed, according to an audit released Thursday by the California state auditor's office. State lawmakers earmarked $39 million for the Indian gaming special distribution fund between the fiscal years 2010 and 2013, money which was then distributed to local governments to offset the impact of casinos in the area. The money often funds public safety, public health and roads projects.
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March 6, 2014 | By Adolfo Flores
A campus lockdown at San Clemente High School has been lifted after authorities searched the school early Thursday after a threat was posted on a social media app. The bomb threat was posted on Yik Yak, a social media site on which users can post anonymous comments. The campus was placed on lockdown shortly after the 9 a.m. posting and was lifted at 1 p.m. Students and staff were told to shelter in place while a sweep of the campus was conducted, said Lt. Jeff Hallock, spokesman for the Orange County Sheriff's Department.
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March 5, 2014 | By Adolfo Flores
Authorities are searching for an “aggressive” mountain lion that killed a German shepherd in a Fontana backyard Wednesday and kept returning to the home despite being shot at by police. About 3:30 a.m. a resident in the 4100 block of Fox Borough Drive heard his dog crying out and went outside to find a large mountain lion standing over his dead 100-pound German shepherd, the Fontana police said in a statement. When officers arrived, the animal was in the front yard of the home.
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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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February 25, 2014 | By Samantha Schaefer
A remote camera snapped more than 350 high-quality images of mountain lion P-13 and her kittens as they fed on a mule deer over two nights in Malibu Creek State Park last week.  The cameras were set up to check on the male and female kittens, P-30 and P-28, who biologists haven't seen since they were tagged when they were about three weeks old, said biologist Jeff Sikich with the National Park Service. The kittens are now 10 months old, and though they have trackers that pinpoint their locations, Sikich said he was interested in how healthy they look.
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February 11, 2014 | By Robert J. Lopez
Mountain lion sightings have been reported at an Orange County park where a 35-year-old cyclist was mauled to death along a popular trail in 2004. Officials said Monday night that they had stepped up trail monitoring and posted signs at Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park, where people have recently reported  mountain lion sightings.  The park remains open, but people are urged to be vigilant and stay on park trails, officials with O.C. Parks said. PHOTOS: Mountain lions need room to roam "Minors should be accompanied by adults at all times," officials said in a statement.
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February 5, 2014 | By Samantha Schaefer
Wildlife officials will not be able to interview a homeless man who was apparently attacked by a mountain lion in Perris for at least five more days, state wildlife officials said Wednesday. The 48-year-old man is stable but still in very serious condition after suffering lacerations, puncture wounds and bite marks at the base of his skull, said Lt. Patrick Foy of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. "We're still trying to put all the pieces of the puzzle together, and the biggest piece of the puzzle is trying to talk to him," Foy said.
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February 3, 2014 | By Samantha Schaefer
A homeless man who was apparently attacked by a mountain lion in Perris on Saturday is recovering in the hospital, according to wildlife officials. The 50-year-old man was taken to the hospital about 8 a.m. Saturday with lacerations, puncture wounds and bite marks at the base of his skull, injuries consistent with a mountain lion attack, according to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. Law enforcement officers and biologists scoured the area but were unable to locate the animal. The department does not have the capabilities to track the animal but baited traps have been set, said CDFW Lt. Patrick Foy. The lion will be killed in the interest of public safety if it is found, he said.
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February 3, 2014 | By Samantha Schaefer
The search is on for a mountain lion that apparently mauled a homeless man in Perris over the weekend in what wildlife officials described as a "very, very rare" attack on a human. The 50-year-old man was taken to the hospital about 8 a.m. Saturday with major puncture wounds, cuts and bite marks at the base of his skull - injuries that were described as being consistent with a mountain lion attack. "We're pretty confident in our assessment of the animal that attacked him is a lion.
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