mountain lion

An email alert at UC Santa Barbara was sent out to notify students and staff of a mountain lion sighting.

The big cat was seen Monday night after dark near Campus Point, which isn't a place that mountain lions are typically spotted.

Patrols were stepped up all night Tuesday and into Wednesday morning after a mountain lion was seen at UC Santa Barbara.

The big cat was seen at Campus Point near the lagoon and surface road turnaround.

There’s been a second mountain lion sighting in less than a week at a Central Coast college campus. The big cat was spotted Tuesday morning on the south side of Allan Hancock College’s Lompoc Valley Center. It was near a bike path.

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A Ventura County man is accused of shooting and killing a mountain lion. Mountain lion P-38 was found dead in the Simi Valley area in July. The mountain lion was one of the big cats involved in National Park Service research studies, and had a radio tracking collar.

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A mountain lion known for accomplishing the rare feat of safely crossing the 101 Freeway twice in the Santa Monica Mountains area has died.

National Park Service officials say P-55 's remains were recovered by biologists, but were so badly decomposed it was impossible to determine the cause of death.

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There’s growing controversy over what should happen to a mountain lion blamed for killing a half dozen animals at ranches in the mountains above Malibu.