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Firefighters face rough terrain as they battle Mt. Wilson blaze

Firefighters were still battling a 50-acre wildfire that is threatening the historic Mt. Wilson Observatory and a collection of vital communications towers in the San Gabriel Mountains. The fire was 25% contained as of 8:20 a.m. Wednesday, said Angeles National Forest spokeswoman Seneca Smith....

Wildfire approaches Mt. Wilson Observatory, threatens TV towers

Firefighters battle a brush fire early Tuesday around Mt. Wilson in the San Gabriel Mountains.

Fire near Mt. Wilson Observatory threatens TV towers

Firefighters were battling a 26-acre brush fire early Tuesday around Mt. Wilson in the San Gabriel Mountains that was threatening to burn nearby television broadcast towers, authorities said. The fire broke out around 3:54 a.m. near the Mt. Wilson Observatory and was fully uncontained as of 7 a.m.,...

Firefighters battle blaze near Mt. Wilson Observatory

Firefighters were battling a brush fire early Tuesday around Mt. Wilson in the San Gabriel Mountains. The fire broke out around 4 a.m. near the Mt. Wilson Observatory. Fire officials did not estimate the number of acres burned. No structures were immediately threatened. Temperatures were expected...

Trump plan: Southern California monuments would be spared, six others would be reduced

The San Gabriel Mountains National Monument and Mojave Trails National Monument to remain unchanged, but other Southern California sites may be in jeopardy.

Clearing a path to the stars

Astronomers are at the forefront of the fight against light pollution, which can obscure our view of the cosmos. More than a mile up in the San Gabriel Mountains in Los Angeles County sits the Mount Wilson Observatory, once one of the...Show More Summary

A protected, natural playground in the San Gabriels: Don't touch it, Mr. President.

To the editor: Steve Lopez’s piece on the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument being under review for modification by the Trump administration brings to mind the importance of nature in the development of our youngsters. (“Hey President Trump, leave the San Gabriel Mountains alone,” Aug. 30)...

Watch: This Outdoor Restaurant Is Heaven For LA Hikers

Backyard burgers and corn dogs at Adams’ Pack Station are worth a ‘Cult Following’ Angelenos love to hike, and one restaurant in particular serves as a charming favorite for regular hikers of the San Gabriel Mountains. In this episode...Show More Summary

Hey President Trump, leave the San Gabriel Mountains alone

When the temperature hits 100 degrees in Southern California, lots of people think beach. On Tuesday morning, as the asphalt began to cook under a stubborn late-August sun, I went north, instead. To the mountains. You can find relief there, too, in the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument. “This...

All national sites, including San Gabriel Mountains monument, to be preserved but may shrink, federal report says

The San Gabriel Mountains National Monument, as well as others ordered reviewed by President Donald Trump, will not be eliminated, but many should be reduced in size, according to documents released Thursday. U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke will not recommend eliminating any national monuments but will suggest changes to “a handful” of sites. He left open […]

Watch the eclipse from 300 feet up on a zipline tour in the San Gabriel Mountains

If you haven’t made viewing plans for Monday’s eclipse, there’s a place in Southern California where you can watch from 300 feet in the air. Ziplines at Pacific Crest in the San Gabriel Mountains offers a tree canopy tour timed to seeing the partial solar eclipse while being up in the air and out...

Dog airlifted from San Gabriel Mountains after suffering heat exhaustion

With temperatures reaching the low to mid-90s in Glendale last weekend, authorities conducted separate rescues for dogs that became overheated on the city’s hiking trails. The most daring rescue occurred on Sunday when a dog had to be airlifted from the San Gabriel Mountains after the chocolate...

Photos: Spire 73's Rooftop Views Stretch From Catalina Island To The San Gabriel Mountains

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Fires break out in SoCal in Wrightwood, Lake Castaic

A 10.8-acre fire prompted road closures and an evacuation of several homes in Wrightwood on Saturday afternoon. The fire was burning on Lone Pine Canyon Road in the San Gabriel Mountains, said Ryan Vaccaro, a San Bernardino County Fire Department spokesman. As of 5 p.m., firefighters had the blaze, dubbed the Zermatt fire, 20 percent […]

Andrew Talansky wins Stage 5 of Tour of California ahead of time trial

After riding 78 miles and climbing nearly 12,000 feet, mostly on roughly paved roads high above Los Angeles in the San Gabriel Mountains, Stage 5 of the 12th Amgen Tour of California on Thursday came down to the final turn. Andrew Talansky of the United States and Rafal Majka of Poland rode shoulder...

Home of the Week: A post-and-beam beauty in Pasadena

Framed by a backdrop of the San Gabriel Mountains, this 1970s house in Pasadena is a prime example of the post-and-beam style. A long hedged driveway leads to a motor court and the home’s wooden double door. Inside, the interiors are like a museum for a not-so-distance past. The kitchen was recently...

Pasadena post and beam with Barbara Bestor-designed kitchen seeks $1.9M

Right up against the foothills Located in Pasadena’s Hastings Ranch neighborhood, right up against the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains, this four-bedroom post and beam home is just lovely. Some of the home’s “continuous walls of glass” are visible from the stairs that lead to the front doors. Show More Summary

From the Archives: Highway to nowhere

Cold War era leaders determined Los Angeles residents needed an escape route through the San Gabriel Mountains in case of a nuclear attack. Construction work began on Shoemaker Canyon Road. The 25-mile escape route would have connected the San Gabriel East Fork Road with Largo Vista in the Mojave...

Legendary Los Angeles Hiker Sam Kim Found Dead Near Mountain He Summited Almost Every Day

6 months agoSports : Deadspin

Mt. Baldy is the highest peak in the San Gabriel Mountains, looming 10,064 feet above Los Angeles. If you hiked Baldy over the past few years, chances are you probably ran into Seuk Doo “Sam” Kim. Read more...

Dodger Stadium: The ultimate guide to LA’s ballpark

Lifelong fans weigh in with all the tips you need to feel like an insider Nestled in Chavez Ravine and framed on one end by the steep San Gabriel Mountains and on the other by a jumble of Downtown LA skyscrapers, Dodger Stadium has been heralded for its beauty since the day it opened in 1962. Show More Summary

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