Discovery of Native American burial site pauses freeway renovation on section of 405 — Orange County Register

Centuries before the advent of housing tracts and highways, Native Americans were making Orange County their home. On occasion, a reminder of their early ancestors’ presence taps modern civilization on the shoulder, as it did Sept. 25 when a construction crew unearthed bones next to the 405 Freeway…

via Discovery of Native American burial site pauses freeway renovation on section of 405 — Orange County Register

5% Chance Even Larger Quake Could Follow Magnitude 7.1 Temblor: USGS — KTLA

The 7.1 quake that struck Friday night was about 10 times larger than the 6.4 quake on Thursday morning, said Caltech seismologist Lucy Jones. Given its size, it’s likely to be followed by more shaking that will be felt in Los Angeles…

via 5% Chance Even Larger Quake Could Follow Magnitude 7.1 Temblor: USGS — KTLA

Heatwave and Wildfires in Alaska as Temperatures Hit 90 Degrees On Independence Day — TIME

It’s about 80 degrees inside Brian Brettschneider’s Anchorage, Alaska home, but he can’t open up his windows. Smoke is drifting into the city from the nearby Swan Lake wildfire, and he’s trying to keep the ash out of his house. In the distance, even the mountains outside of the city are hidden by smoke…

via Heatwave and Wildfires in Alaska as Temperatures Hit 90 Degrees On Independence Day — TIME

Mountain Lion Found in Pacific Palisades Trailer Park Is Latest Cougar in Santa Monica Mountains Study — KTLA

A cougar recently discovered at a trailer park in the Pacific Palisades has become the newest addition to a study on mountain lions in the Santa Monica Mountains, state wildlife officials announced Tuesday. The 50-pound female now known as P-75 was spotted up a tree on Monday…

via Mountain Lion Found in Pacific Palisades Trailer Park Is Latest Cougar in Santa Monica Mountains Study — KTLA

Petition Calls For SoCal Mountain Lions To Be Placed On Endangered List — CBS Los Angeles

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LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – With their habitats increasingly threatened across Southern California, environmental advocacy groups are demanding that state officials list local mountain lions as an endangered species. The Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) and the Mountain Lion Foundation announced Tuesday that they have formally petitioned the California Fish and Game Commission (CFGC)…

via Petition Calls For SoCal Mountain Lions To Be Placed On Endangered List — CBS Los Angeles

Long Beach’s Sun Soaked festival hopes to add free, week-long community events to Alamitos Bay before concerts — Orange County Register

Pre-sale tickets for Kaskade’s Sun Soaked 2019 will be available Tuesday, May 7 at 11am PST/2pm EST. Sign up for the code via SunSoakedFest.com and stay tuned as more details are sure to surface ahead of the show!…

via Long Beach’s Sun Soaked festival hopes to add free, week-long community events to Alamitos Bay before concerts — Orange County Register