Santa Monica Mountains

Cougar makes rare successful crossing of L.A.-area freeway

The mountain lion like this one was spotted in the eastern Los Angeles County community of Azusa, near the San Gabriel Mountains wilderness.THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — The National Park Service says researchers have documented a rare case of a cougar from the Santa Monica Mountains successfully crossing U.S. Highway 101 to an area less hemmed in by Southern California sprawl….