Nivek Ogre perched on a boulder near his home in the Santa Monica Mountains. Photo by Chad Elder. In addition to logging time with parent-repellers like KMFDM and Ministry, Nivek Ogre (né Kevin Graham Ogilvie) is best known as the guttural screech that is synonymous with Skinny Puppy, who arguably invented electro-industrial in the early 80s. Show More Summary
UCLA staffer Annelie Rugg bicycles to her job from West Hills, over the Santa Monica Mountains via Sepulveda Pass. Her route takes her two and a half hours -- or three minutes on video. Check it out.
The blaze is burning in the rugged foothills of the Santa Monica Mountains about 50 miles west of Los Angeles, and less than a dozen miles from the Pacific Ocean. It's forced the evacuation of hundreds of homes.
The Santa Monica Mountains are the dominant feature of Pacific Coast Highway on the 50 miles from Oxnard to Santa Monica. The crumbling coast ridge of mountains comes right to the sea and the road winds along the rock faces for this stretch with Malibu houses and estates sprinkled around like large boulders on loose [...]Show More Summary
In tonight's Extra, Extra, a police chase leads to a standoff, fire pit enthusiasts fight for their rights, and a plane crashes into the Santa Monica Mountains. Plus: Keep up with us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter: @LAist @LAistFood @LAistSports. You can also find us on Pinterest, Storify, Foursquare, and Instagram (laistpics). [ more › ]
Tags: Ellen DeGeneres Portia de Rossi IMDb people news Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi are on the cover of Elle Decor this month and inside the couple show off their enviable Santa Monica Mountains ranch. This is a different home that appeared in Architectural Digest last year, as the couple ended up selling that home soon after. Show More Summary
Photos by William Abranowicz/Elle Decor In 2009, when Ellen DeGeneres and Portia De Rossi bought their compound at the foothills of L.A.'s Santa Monica mountains, the place—at one time a Hollywood estate, in...
At first glance, Kevin James' home, newly listed for $5.495M and nestled in the foothills of the Santa Monica Mountains, looks like any other Spanish-style, red-roofed mansion in Southern California. Although the...
Another little piece of the Santa Monica Mountains has been saved from development threats--last week the LA County Board of Supes approved the money to buy "525 acres at the southern base of iconic Ladyface Mountain in Cornell near Agoura...
A nearly two-decade-old study of bobcats in the Santa Monica Mountains marked a milestone with the capture and release of its 300th cat, National Park Service officials announced Wednesday.
The National Park Service has decided that the mountains circling the Valley are fit to be a national park--if they're formally initiated, they'll join the adjacent Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. KCET reports that there are four options...
The cause of the death of a young mountain lion found by hikers last month in the Santa Monica Mountains remains a mystery after inconclusive laboratory tests.
Authorities say necropsy results from a dead mountain lion found by hikers in the Santa Monica Mountains did not determine a cause of death but did indicate some exposure to rodent poison.
[inline|iid=25389] AS THEY do elsewhere in North America, red-tailed hawks hunt in pairs along the edge of the Santa Monica Mountains, circling slowly in the updrafts in their search for prey. From afar, they could be mistaken for turkey vultures. Show More Summary
Last week, the county officially passed its Dark Skies ordinance, making sure things stay dim in rural areas in the Santa Monica Mountains, the northern part of the county, parts of Catalina, and some of the East San Gabriel Valley....
AS THEY do elsewhere in North America, red-tailed hawks hunt in pairs along the edge of the Santa Monica Mountains, circling slowly in the updrafts in their search for prey. From afar, they could be mistaken for turkey vultures. Their big, broad wings, held with slight dihedral, and their short fan-like tails, are all similar. Show More Summary
So in addition to the taxes that every L.A. voter sees on Tuesday’s ballot -- Propositions 30, 38 and 39, and Measure J -- you now also know about the parcel taxes in the Santa Monica Mountains area and the coming countywide parcel tax for storm water cleanup. Sometimes they show up at the ballot box, sometimes in the mail.
From up in the Santa Monica Mountains to a hummingbird getting back in the air, here are 7 L.A. moments worth taking a second look at in our 7 Reasons to Love L.A. series. [ more › ]
Katzenberg's work for Obama, Skelton and Newton give their opinions, what political cartoonists have against Brad Sherman, NYT suspends paywall for Hurricane Sandy, downtown's ghost hotel, Santa Monica Mountains lion tracker and more for a Monday.
LED company Lighting Science Group and the National Park Service have opened a net-zero visitor center (pictured) in Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, the first of its kind in the nearly 400 parks that make up the national parks system. Named for the congressman who introduced legislation to create the recreation area in 1978, [...]