The Fine Print is a bi-weekly column written by Addison Whiten addressing problems at Pepperdine in a lighthearted and real way. This installment discusses our proximity to mountain lions, the unlikeliness of being attacked by one and how to successfully survive an encounter.
Santa Monica Mountains
An inside look at the nightly neighbors in the Santa Monica Mountains.
Graffiti art is a defining piece of the LA landscape, from elegant murals on Abbot Kinney to freestyle pieces at Murphy’s Ranch.
Photo by Jenna Gaertner In the afternoon of Nov. 8, the Woolsey fire began its rampage on the Santa Monica Mountains. A combination of high winds, low humidity and drought conditions led to the burning of over 800 structures and almost 100,000 acres, which included 83 percent of Santa Monica Mountain federal parkland, according […]
Photo courtesy of Robert Shearer It was just after 9 p.m. when Professor of Decision Science Robert Shearer was walking his dog, Maisie, at the Drescher campus outside of his faculty condo. It had been drizzling rain so visibility was poor. As they were making a loop around the graduate campus a mountain lion was […]
Santa Monica Mountains’ mountain lions face problems of genetic diversity
We live in their habitat. Park officials have a reminder after two notable mountain lion incidents. A mountain lion approached a Westlake village home earlier this week. The animals entered the backyard of the home, and charged four times at the glass door, leaving the family in the home terrified. Santa Monica mountain ranger Anthony Bevilacqua weighed in on the […]
Photos courtesy of Michaela Meyer Calamigos Ranch will no longer be a housing opportunity for students through Housing and Residence Life beginning fall 2017. Calamigos Ranch was first offered to students as a housing option in the fall semester of 2014. Calamigos Ranch is located in the Santa Monica Mountains on Kanan Dume Road, which […]
Students hiked to the highest point in LA County and the San Gabriel Mountains this past Saturday, marking 11 miles round trip. This scenic location, otherwise known as Mt. Baldy, provides beautiful views, according to the Campus Recreation events description found online. The trip cost students $10, and included transportation, food and drinks. Denton Jones, […]
Photo by Hannah Fleming Students gathered to help with the Potrero Creek Restoration project Saturday, Oct. 24. The project was hosted by the Mountains Restoration Trust. The Mountains Restoration Trust is “a nonprofit land trust dedicated to preserving natural land in the Santa Monica Mountains through restoration, education and land acquisition,” according to their website. […]