On the Radar: Mountain lions, puppies and Laugh Factory tickets

Mountain lions aren't just wandering out of the hills above Burbank and making appearances in nearby residential areas.

One of these big cats was struck by a car and killed Wednesday morning after attempting to cross the 405 Freeway near the Getty on-ramp, The Los Angeles Times reported.

The 15-month-old male, known as P-18, was one of three kittens born last year in the Santa Monica Mountains and had been tracked since he was a few weeks old.

Trees or puppies?

Just a few exits westbound on the 101 Freeway, lies a controversy over puppies and trees, ABC7 reported.

Workers at the East Valley Animal Shelter in Van Nuys told ABC7 that cutting down a dozen trees to make way for way for adoption banners has hurt, not helped the shelter.

Some officials at the shelter call it vandalism, while other think cutting down the trees was necessary to ensure the adoption of more pets.

Hospital offers comedy, food for blood donations

Verdugo Hills Hospital hosts a community blood drive from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the hospital’s fourth-floor Council Room, 1812 Verdugo Blvd., Glendale. All blood donations benefit patients at the hospital. All donors receive two free tickets to the Laugh Factory, a coupon for a free Mimi’s Café appetizer, two free tickets to a Chivas game and a chance to win a $1,500 regional drawing. Call (818) 952-2226.

What's on your radar? Email Katie.Landan@latimes.com.

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