Assemblymember Anthony Portantino (D-La Cañada Flintridge) and the California Department of Fish and Game will convene a public safety forum to discuss safety measures when living near bears and other wildlife.
Area residents have reported several recent bear sightings in the La Cañada-La Crescenta area and neighbors are asking for information on how to respond.
Representatives from CA Fish and Game will be on hand to explain what to do when a bear is spotted and how to keep wild animals away from residents’ property. Many people do not realize that by simply altering their behavior they can minimize the chance of property damage, close encounters with bears and the death of bears.
Topics to be covered include: Bears around your home;
bear-proofing your property; what to do if there is a bear in your yard; and whom to call for help.
The forum will be held tonight, Thursday, May 19 at 7:30 p.m. at the Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station, 4554 N. Briggs Avenue, La Crescenta.