The move from a San Fernando Valley stream to the Santa Monica mountains is the first attempt to expand the threatened species' range.
Federal wildlife officials on Friday for the first time agreed not to prosecute a developer if an endangered California condor is struck and killed by turbine blades at its proposed wind farm in the Tehachapi Mountains, about 100 miles north of Los Angeles.
The number of gray wolves in the northern Rocky Mountain region declined about 7% last year, the first significant population drop in the region since wolves were reintroduced in 1995.
Neighbors of a Compton-area auto mechanic's shop that caught fire early Monday described a heart-wrenching scene of a young girl screaming and crying in the streets as she tried to get back into the burning building to save her family. "She was hysterical," said Michelle Lockhart, who lives across the street. "It hurt me so bad to see her out there." Four family members — a father and three children — were able to escape the two-alarm blaze that started at 2 a.m. inside an auto mechanic’s shop with a converted second-level loft in the 4300 block of East Compton Boulevard. Hours later, the smell of smoke lingered as a cadaver dog searched...