Searchers Rescue Hiker Missing in Forest for Seven Days

Eugene Jo, flanked by Deputy Daniel Paige of the Altadena Sheriff’s Station and Fred Pearce and Chris Gonzales of the Altadena Mountain Rescue Team
Photo courtesy Altadena Sheriff’s Station
Eugene Jo, flanked by Deputy Daniel Paige of the Altadena Sheriff’s Station and Fred Pearce and Chris Gonzales of the Altadena Mountain Rescue Team, recovers in the hospital after spending a week lost in the Angeles National Forest.

By Christian Leonard
The Outlook


A 73-year-old Gardena man lost in the Angeles National Forest for a week was found alive Saturday after a search-and-rescue operation involving almost 90 people.
Eugene Jo had been with a group hiking on Mount Waterman on June 22 when they took a break for lunch. Soon afterward, the hikers realized Jo had gone missing. Continue reading “Searchers Rescue Hiker Missing in Forest for Seven Days”

Bear Makes Himself at Home in LCF, Eventually is Evicted

Photo courtesy Anjum Khan
Before he was tranquilized and relocated back into Angeles National Forest on Sunday, the bear was spotted hanging out near La Cañada Flintridge Country Club.

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife responded to repeated reports of a bear in La Cañada Flintridge over the weekend, tranquilizing the 225-pound male Sunday afternoon and returning it to the wild, according to Andrew Hughan, a Fish and Wildlife spokesman.
There have been additional sightings reported since on social media, but the animal LCF resident Anjum Khan spotted in front of a house near the corner of Starlight Crest Drive and Burning Tree Drive as she was driving home Friday was relocated. At first, she said, the bear was digging through the trash, but then he seemed to just sit down and relax, she said.
“At one point, half of him was inside the trash can, and his other [rear] side was hanging out,” said Khan, who stopped to take some photos. “Then he was just sitting down, enjoying his lunch.” Continue reading “Bear Makes Himself at Home in LCF, Eventually is Evicted”

Third Body This Year Discovered in Angeles National Forest

A body was discovered and reported by U.S. Forest Service employees at 12:15 p.m. on Monday in Angeles National Forest on Angeles Crest Highway near Mile Marker 20.
Forest Service personnel initially reported a car over the side of the road, Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Lt. Mark Slater said. When deputies arrived at the scene, they determined that there was no car, but they did find a body, reportedly badly decomposed.
“So we cordoned off the area and called our homicide bureau,” Slater said. “Due to the position of the body and the presentation of the scene, I can’t even tell you if it was male or anything right now. It was obviously deceased, but I couldn’t tell you more.” Continue reading “Third Body This Year Discovered in Angeles National Forest”

Body Found in Angeles National Forest

Sheriff’s homicide detectives are investigating the circumstances surrounding the apparent stabbing death of a man found Sunday on a road in the Angeles National Forest, north of La Cañada Flintridge, according to a release from the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department.
The body was discovered at about 12:50 p.m. at mile marker 21.08 on the Angeles Forest Highway. The man — whose name was being withheld pending notification of next-of-kin — was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Dep. Juanita Navarro-Suarez.
To report information related to the death, members of the public can call sheriff’s homicide bureau at (323) 890-5500.