It Was a ‘Summer of Kittens’ in the Santa Monica Mountains

L.A. became home to 13 new mountain lion babies in just three months

This New Guide to California’s Glorious Forests Is a Love Letter—and a Call to Action

Naturalist and artist Obi Kaufmann published 'The Forests of California' because "people protect what they love, and people love what they understand and know"
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Best Places to Watch the Perseid Meteor Shower Around L.A.

Catch some shooting stars at these viewing spots
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Roller Skating Isn’t Having a ‘Resurgence’

The hobby has gone viral during quarantine, but L.A.'s Black roller dancers have been gracefully gliding around the city for decades
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Environmentalists Grapple with the Racist History of John Muir

The Sierra Club attempts to address the ”deeply harmful” elements of its co-founder’s legacy
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An Early Look at the Huntington’s Stunning, Expanded Chinese Garden

When it opens this fall, the Huntington’s Chinese garden will be a sprawling 12 acres—and one of the largest of its kind in the world
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What’s Open for Memorial Day Weekend in L.A.?

A guide to the beaches, parks, trails and more that you might be able to enjoy this long weekend
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Are Malibu Beachgoers Being Reckless when It Comes to the Rules?

One journalist reports that '70 to 90 percent' of people on Zuma Beach weren't wearing masks this weekend
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National Parks Are Suddenly Flooded with Wildlife. What Happens When Humans Return?

Bears, deer, and other animals are out in numbers not seen in generations
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How Well Do You Know Griffith Park? A New Guidebook Explores Its Every Nook and Cranny

Just in time for the reopening of L.A.'s trails, hiking expert Casey Schreiner releases the first in-depth guide to Griffith Park