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Bill Clinton
Enjoying L.A.'s new San Gabriel Mountains National Monument
Enjoying L.A.'s new San Gabriel Mountains National Monument

To the editor: I have spent countless hours hiking and taking photographs in our magnificent San Gabriel Mountains. Each time I marvel at what an incredible resource we have that is visited by millions of people each year. ("Obama to declare national monument in San Gabriels," Oct. 8) I have always wished our backyard mountain range would receive the recognition and funding it deserves. I am thrilled that President Obama will be helping make this happen by using his executive authority to protect the San Gabriel Mountains as a national monument, as he has for other areas across the country. Visitor programs and facilities are currently woefully underfunded and understaffed....

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