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Bird lovers get together to see how many species they can identify in L.A. in 24 hours
http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-la-bird-day-20170505-story.html
LA Times, May 9, 2017

EDITORIAL / City leaders should be fighting for more access to Griffith Park and Hollywood sign, not less
http://www.latimes.com/opinion/editorials/la-ed-griffith-park-access-20170503-story.html
LA Times, May 3, 2017

Groups Fight Against Closure of Gate To Hollywood Sign
http://www.canyon-news.com/groups-fight-closure-gate-hollywood-sign/67323
Canyon News, May 2, 2017

Friends of Griffith Park wants to join legal battle over Hollywood Sign access
https://la.curbed.com/2017/5/2/15516878/beachwood-canyon-friends-of-griffith-park-suit
Curbed LA, May 2, 2017

Groups Challenge Hollywood Sign Trail Closure
https://patch.com/california/hollywood/groups-challenge-hollywood-sign-trail-closure
Hollywood Patch, May 2, 2017

Groups mount legal battle over L.A.’s closure of the gate to the Hollywood sign
http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-hollywood-sign-legal-challenge-20170502-story.html
LA Times, May 2, 2017

Groups File Suit Over Closure of Beachwood Drive Gate to Hollywood Sign
http://ktla.com/2017/05/02/groups-file-suit-over-closure-of-beachwood-drive-gate-to-hollywood-sign
KTLA5, May 2, 2017

Griffith Heirs Join Hollywood Sign Fight
http://www.friendsofgriffithpark.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Daily-News-05-02-2017-Beachwood-Motion-to-Intervene-Story-Front-Page.pdf
LA Daily News, May 2, 2017

The trees that make Southern California shady and green are dying. Fast.
http://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-dying-urban-trees-20170403-story.html
LA Times, April 19, 2017

Hikers savor final days of access to popular trail near Hollywood sign as some locals protest closure
http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-hollywood-sign-20170415-story.html
LA Times, April 15, 2017

Meet P-54 — LA’s newest mountain lion kitten
http://www.dailynews.com/environment-and-nature/20170404/meet-p-54-las-newest-mountain-lion-kitten
LA Daily News, March 4, 2017

Beachwood Drive gate will soon be off-limits if you’re trekking to the Hollywood sign
http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-hollywood-sign-trail-20170313-story.html
LA Times, March 14, 2017

Meet the Verdugo Mountains’ very own mountain lion: P-41
http://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-verdugo-puma-20150529-story.html
LA Times, February 21, 2017

How L.A.’s celebrity mountain lion P-22 was really discovered: Guest commentary
http://www.dailynews.com/opinion/20170215/how-las-celebrity-mountain-lion-p-22-was-really-discovered-guest-commentary
Los Angeles Daily News, February 15, 2017

Rats? In My House? Say it Ain’t So
http://www.lamag.com/mag-features/rats-house-say-aint/
Los Angeles Magazine, February 14, 2017

Lions of Los Angeles
http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/02/13/lions-of-los-angeles
New Yorker Magazine, February 13 & 20, 2017 issue

A week in the life of P‑22, the big cat who shares Griffith Park with millions of people
http://www.latimes.com/projects/la-me-griffith-park-mountain-lion/
LA Times, February 8, 2017

The Cat That Changed America
http://www.independent.com/news/2017/feb/07/cat-changed-america/
Santa Barbara Independent, February 7, 2017

Bobcat with ‘severe mange’ dies in Simi Valley; blood tests pending
http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-bobcat-mange-death-20170111-story.html
LA Times, January 11, 2017

Calabasas completes open-space acquisition
http://www.theacorn.com/news/2016-12-22/Front_Page/Calabasas_completes_openspace_acquisition.html
The Acorn, December 22, 2016

P-39 mountain lion killed on freeway near Chatsworth
http://www.dailynews.com/environment-and-nature/20161215/p-39-mountain-lion-killed-on-freeway-near-chatsworth
LA Daily News, December 15, 2016

Colorado To Kill Some Mountain Lions, Bears To Boost Mule Deer Numbers
http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/12/15/505755770/colorado-to-kill-some-mountain-lions-bears-to-boost-mule-deer-numbers
NPR, December 15, 2016

P-39 mountain lion, mother of three kittens, killed by car on 118 Freeway near Chatsworth
http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-mountain-lion-killed-car-chatsworth-20161215-story.html
LA Times, December 15, 2016

Why Beth Pratt-Bergstrom Followed in the Footsteps of L.A.’s Most Famous Mountain Lion
http://www.laweekly.com/arts/why-beth-pratt-bergstrom-followed-in-the-footsteps-of-las-most-famous-mountain-lion-7666313
LAWeekly, December 10, 2016

EDITORIAL / Save P-45
http://www.latimes.com/opinion/editorials/la-ed-mountain-lion-20161130-story.html
LA Times, November 30, 2016

Griffith Park Celebrates 120 Years
http://www.canyon-news.com/griffith-park-to-celebrate-120-years/60078
Canyon News, November 25, 2016

DNA From Dead Mountain Lion Proves Need for 101 Freeway Wildlife Crossing
https://www.kcet.org/redefine/dna-from-dead-mountain-lion-proves-need-for-101-freeway-wildlife-crossing
KCET Redefine: Predators, November 6, 2016

The National Park Services Profiles in Puma-land Highlighting P-22
https://www.nps.gov/samo/learn/nature/p-22.htm
Learn more about P-22 and other pumas residing in the Los Angeles area, thanks to the efforts of NPS researchers.

Griffith Park Not Hosting Golf For 2024 Olympics
http://www.canyon-news.com/griffith-park-not-hosting-golf-at-2024-olympics/58168
Canyon News, October 30, 2016

Griffith Park’s Haunted Hayride is Big Business for a Savvy Halloween Entrepreneur
http://www.laweekly.com/arts/griffith-parks-haunted-hayride-is-big-business-for-a-savvy-halloween-entrepreneur-7488743
LA Weekly
, October 17, 2016

Nordic Noir: A Night at The Greek Theatre to Benefit Wild Animals
http://www.friendsofgriffithpark.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Impose-Magazine-Nordic-Noir-Article-10-14-2016.pdf
IMPOSE
, October 14, 2016

BUSINESS / See what’s killing haunted houses and other independent Halloween attractions
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-halloween-haunts-20161011-snap-story.html
LA Times
, October 11, 2016

EDITORIAL / Here’s how to save the mountain lions of L.A.
http://www.dailynews.com/opinion/20160907/heres-how-to-save-the-mountain-lions-of-la
LA Daily News
, September 7, 2016

Channel Island foxes removed from endangered species list
http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-channel-island-foxes-20160811-snap-story.html
LA Times
, August 14, 2016

Coyotes have adapted to the streets of L.A., and biologists want to know how
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/animalia/wp/2016/07/14/coyotes-have-adapted-to-the-streets-of-l-a-and-biologists-want-to-know-how/?tid=sm_tw
Animalia / Washington Post
, July 14, 2016

Column: P-22, P-41, and the future of L.A.’s mountain lions
http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-morrison-riley-sikich-20150610-column.html
LA Times
, June 10, 2016

Measures introduced to continue funding for LA County parks
http://asianjournal.com/news/measures-introduced-to-continue-funding-for-la-county-parks/
Asian Journal
DATELINE USA, May 18, 2016

Commermoran el aniversario 240 de la Expedicion Anza
http://www.friendsofgriffithpark.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/LA-OPINION-ANZA-EVENT.pdf
La Opinion, May 15, 2016

Griffith Park brings the Anza trail expedition to 2016
http://www.scpr.org/programs/take-two/2016/05/12/48784/griffith-park-brings-the-anza-trail-expedition-to/
Take Two Program on KPCC, May 12, 2016

City officals question park expansion plan / Federal agency wants to add Simi Hills to national park system
http://www.simivalleyacorn.com/news/2016-05-06/Community/City_officals_question_park_expansion_plan.html
Simi Valley Acorn, May, 2016

EDITORIAL / Ensuring public access for pumas in the Santa Monica Mountains
http://www.latimes.com/opinion/editorials/la-ed-wildlife-corridor-20160426-story.html?=
LA Times, April 26, 2016

Mountain lion prowls high school campus in Granada Hills
http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-mountain-lion-granada-hills-20160415-story.html
LA Times, April 15, 2016

LIVEABLE CITY / Decisions on SeaWorld’s orcas and Griffith Park’s puma reveal a dramatic shift in how we view nature
http://www.latimes.com/opinion/livable-city/la-ol-seaworld-p22-zoo-wildlife-20160318-story.html
LA Times, March 19, 2016

Are L.A. residents growing more wary of mountain lion P-22?
http://www.latimes.com/opinion/readersreact/la-le-0319-saturday-mountain-lion-p-22-20160319-story.html
LA Times, March 19, 2016

Can you name any plants in Griffith Park? This 3-hour trek can help
http://www.latimes.com/home/la-hm-griffith-park-native-plant-tour-20160319-story.html
LA Times
, March 16, 2016

OPINION / The Griffith Park puma, P-22, may be guilty of killing a koala at the zoo, but let’s not rush to judge him
http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-mountain-lion-killing-koala-celebrity-20160310-snap-htmlstory.html
LA Times,
March 11, 2016

P-22 mountain lion was an L.A. celebrity even before becoming lead suspect in koala killing
http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-mountain-lion-killing-koala-celebrity-20160310-snap-htmlstory.html
LA Times
, March 10, 2016

How do we open Griffith Park up to people, not cars?
http://www.latimes.com/opinion/editorials/la-ed-0126-griffith-park-traffic-20160126-story.html
Editorial
/ LA Times, Jan. 26, 2016

Puma found dead in Point Mugu State Park killed by rat poisons
http://www.latimes.com/opinion/editorials/la-ed-wildlife-corridor-20160426-story.html?=
LA Times,
Nov. 10, 2015

The ‘sad but not surprising death’ of a wandering puma known as P-32
http://www.latimes.com/opinion/editorials/la-ed-wildlife-corridor-20160426-story.html?=
LA Times,
Aug. 13, 2015

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