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Baby mountain lion stalking Southern California neighborhood

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A young mountain lion roaming a Thousand Oaks neighborhood has residents on alert, especially after it was captured on home surveillance cameras chasing a family’s house cat.  

While the baby couguar may look cute at first glance, residents in the area quickly realized the small mountain lion is hungry and looking for food.  

“I saw it and I looked again because we do have house cats go across the front door,” Thousand Oaks resident Kelly McGee told KTLA’s Carlos Saucedo. “I looked again and I was like, ‘No, the ears are round. That’s not a cat.’”  

Kelly and Mark McGee spotted the cougar on their home’s motion activated cameras earlier this when it was on their front porch.  

“It wasn’t full size, so we had to re-look at it and zoom into it and stuff and then we realized, ‘Oh my God, it’s a baby mountain lion,’” Mark explained.  

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  • Baby mountain lion stalking Southern California neighborhood
  • Baby mountain lion stalking Southern California neighborhood
  • Baby mountain lion stalking Southern California neighborhood

Cameras at their neighbor’s home across the street also captured the young mountain lion as it was chasing after a cat and it’s unclear what happened to the wild cat’s prey.  

“We hope it’s okay,” Kelly said. “We haven’t heard of any neighbors missing a cat yet, so hopefully he made it home.”  

The McGee’s and their neighbors live near Los Padres trail, a wildlife preserve. So, residents in these foothills are used to seeing all sorts of animals, including coyotes who routinely visit homes in the area.  

“We’ve been here since 1987,” Esther O’Connor told KTLA. “Basically, the only wildlife we’ve ever seen, up until I would say a couple of years ago, were birds and squirrels and racoons, but never a mountain lion.”  

The recent cougar sightings have residents on edge, particularly those with small pets.  

“They can jump the fence pretty easy and get in the backyard,” Mark explained. “We let our dogs out late. I always worry about that.”  

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It’s also unclear if this young mountain lion has any siblings, who are also out on the hunt.  

“Just a little baby, but we haven’t seen mom yet on the prowl,” Kelly said. “It would be cool to see mom, but at the same time, it’d be a little scary.”  

Experts say these sightings are a good reminder to secure your pets and stay vigilant.  

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Pomona launches universal income program

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Pomona launches universal income program

The city of Pomona is launching a universal income pilot program that will give money to hundreds of residents.

Through a lottery, the Pomona Household Universal Grant Program (HUG) will choose 600 eligible residents and assign them to two groups — a paid group and a control group.

The paid group includes 250 residents who will receive a monthly payment of $500 for 18 months.

The remaining 350 residents are part of the control group and will receive $20 monthly payments for 18 months.

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Eligibility requirements include:

  • Must be a resident of Pomona at the time of application
  • Must be 18 or older at the time of application
  • Must be the parent or legal guardian of a child under 4 years old at the time of application
  • Must meet at least one of the four ARPA qualifiers – full list is provided under the “Detailed Eligibility Requirements” on city website
  • Agree to consent to a research study conducted by UCLA

The universal income program will include a research study conducted by the University of California, Los Angeles to analyze how income-based grants will impact program participants. The research study is sponsored by the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation.

All program participants can also participate in surveys from UCLA. Each completed survey will include a $50 bonus payment.

Select participants will be offered free benefits counseling, financial coaching, parenting skills, and career counseling through Los Angeles County services.

Online applications are open from June 17 through July 8 at 11 p.m. PST.

A lottery to select winners will be held on July 10. If selected, the first payments are scheduled to be disbursed through a reloadable debit card on Aug. 26

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Residents who may need help applying for the income program can attend an in-person event at the Pomona Public Library on June 25 from 2 p.m. – 7 p.m.

The application for the Pomona Household Universal Grant Program can be found here.

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California returning 2,800 acres of ancestral land to Shasta Indian Nation

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California returning 2,800 acres of ancestral land to Shasta Indian Nation

California is making an effort to return more than 2,800 acres of ancestral homeland to the Shasta Indian Nation in the northwestern end of the state, the governor’s office said in a statement on Tuesday.

The land transfer is part of the state’s efforts to reconcile with Native communities that have suffered from centuries of discrimination and exploitation.

The total 2,820 acres are part of land associated with the removal of several dams along the Klamath River, which for decades interrupted migrating salmon and many traditions of Native populations who relied on the same waters.

The Shasta people lived for centuries in the area that is now northern California and southern Oregon.

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“Having access to our ceremonial sites, including the site of our First Salmon Ceremony, is critical to the spiritual and emotional health of our people. The ceremony has not taken place since the lands were taken by eminent domain for the construction of Copco dam over 100 years ago. This is transformative and the beginning of restorative justice for our people,” Shasta Indian Nation Chairperson Janice Crowe said in a statement provided by the governor’s office.

In recent years, Native American tribes have been reclaiming ancestral lands either by purchasing them or through agreements with local, state and federal governments.

In March of this year, the Yurok in Northern California became the first Native Tribe to manage tribal land with the National Park Service.

In 2019, California formed the Truth and Healing Council, a body made up of officials from the state government and Native tribes, that collaborates on various programs and initiatives.

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Dodgers complete remarkable comeback with 7-run 9th to beat Rockies

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Dodgers complete remarkable comeback with 7-run 9th to beat Rockies

Jason Heyward hit a pinch-hit grand slam and Teoscar Hernandez added a three-run homer — all in a seven-run ninth inning — as the Los Angeles Dodgers rallied for a wild 11-9 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday night.

“It was quality of at-bat up and down the lineup,” Los Angeles manager Dave Roberts said. “Jason was ready when called upon. Teo, he keeps coming up with big hits. That inning, certainly, the results showed the fight, the compete.”

Heyward’s fourth career grand slam came off Tyler Kinley and followed walks by Andy Pages and Miguel Vargas around a single by Miguel Rojas. Heyward’s fourth homer of the season hit the right field foul pole and pulled the Dodgers within 9-8 with one out in the inning after they trailed 7-2 after four.

  • Dodgers' Teoscar Hernández gestures after hitting a three-run home run

“I wasn’t sure if it was going to stay fair or not,” said Heyward, who hit an inside slider, “It’s Colorado, so maybe that helped it straighten out a little bit. I was like, ‘Come on, squeak in, squeak in.’ I honestly feel like we got rewarded for our process” in the ninth.

Shohei Ohtani, who had a 476-foot homer in the fifth, singled off Victor Vodnik (1-1) before Will Smith struck out looking after attempting to step out of the batter’s box on a 3-2 pitch.

After a wild pitch, Freddie Freeman received an intentional walk, his sixth walk in the last two games, bringing up Hernandez. Hernandez took a half-swing at a 1-2 fastball and first base umpire Lance Barksdale ruled that Hernandez did not commit. Colorado manager Bud Black argued the call and was ejected.

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On the next pitch, Hernandez hit his 18th home to make it 11-9.

After Hernandez’s ball cleared the wall, Colorado right field Jake Cave immediately took a few steps toward Barksdale and began yelling. Rockies’ second baseman Alan Trejo stepped between Cave and Barksdale after the inning ended.

“It was close,” Hernandez said. “You can call it either way and it will be fine. When Jason hit the grand slam and turning the lineup over to Ohtani, you know something was going to happen. I just wanted to get a good pitch hit to tie the game. I put a little extra and it went over the fence. I knew as soon as I hit. It was great, especially because it put the team ahead.”

Evan Phillips got the only batter he faced, Hunter Goodman, with a runner on second to record his 11th save in as many chances. Cave, the on-deck hitter, was restrained by bench Mike Redmond as he attempted to reach Barksdale after the game ended.

“When I’m running in (before the last of the ninth), he looks me right in the face and goes, ’Cave, it’s not even close,’” Cave said. “Everybody in the world could see it was at least close. And he did swing. It’s a big game, it’s one of the best teams in baseball and we’re battling with them.

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“That game’s won on that swing, That’s a swing-and-miss, the game’s won, and we beat the Los Angeles Dodgers.”

Elehuris Montero and Brenton Doyle homered for the Rockies, who scored four runs in the first and twice led by five runs.

Doyle added three singles for his first career four-hit game, scored twice, and made a diving catch of Ohtani’s line drive to right-center field with runners on first and second and two outs in the seventh inning, preserving an 8-4 lead.

Dodgers starter Walker Buehler gave up eight hits and seven runs in four innings. It was the first time the 29-yeaer-old right-hander allowed more than three earned runs since returning to the rotation May 6 after missing the 2023 season because of Tommy John surgery. He struck out two and walked one.

Pages also homered for the Dodgers, who have won four of five and are 73-32 against Colorado since 2018. The Rockies have lost five of six.

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Michael Petersen (1-0) worked two innings of relief and struck out two in his major league debut.

“It was crazy,” said Petersen, whose relatives were in attendance. “You can’t feel anything. It’s like your first date, you are tripping over stuff. But awesome.”

TRAINER’S ROOM

Dodgers: LHP Clayton Kershaw (shoulder surgery) is scheduled to pitch three innings for Class A Rancho Cucamonga on Wednesday in his first rehab start of the season. “He’s doing fantastic,” manager Dave Roberts said, adding that Kershaw will follow the natural progression of two or three more rehab starts “and then we’ll see where we are at.”

Rockies: DH/OF Charlie Blackmon (right hamstring tightness) was removed after suffering his injury while running the bases in the first. … LHP Kyle Freeland (elbow strain) gave up two hits and two runs and struck out four in four innings of a rehab start for Triple-A Albuquerque on Tuesday and appears close to returning. … 2B Brendan Rodgers (hamstring) did normal pregame work Tuesday and is expected to begin a rehab assignment on Thursday with an eye toward a weekend activation. … OF Sean Bouchard (ankle) led off and was 1 for 3 with two walks as the DH for Albuquerque.

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Dodgers RHP Bobby Miller (1-1, 5.40 ERA) will oppose Rockies RHP Ryan Feltner (1-6, 5.71) in the third game of a four-game series. Miller will make his fourth start, his first since April 10, after missing nine weeks with right shoulder inflammation. He won in his only previous appearance at Coors Field, 7-2, on Sept. 26, 2023.

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