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Black Bear Takes a Walk Through La Crescenta Apartment Complex

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A black bear spotted on the streets of Tahoe in '07 (Photo by RickC/Flickr)
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First the Station Fire, then the threat of mudslides, now a bear roaming the streets? La Crescenta residents can't seem to get a break from being in danger these days. Last night several "residents reported seeing a large black bear roaming through an apartment complex" on the 4300 block of Ocean View Boulevard, reports the Pasadena Star-News. The LA County Sheriff's Department conducted a search, however they "found no sign of the bear." To warn residents, the sheriff's department used the reverse 911 system to place calls about the bear sighting. A 400-500lb bear was spotted in the Hastings Ranch area of Pasadena last month, and earlier this year a rep from the California Department of Fish and Game hailed '09 as "The Year of the Bear" since low water resources in mountains bring the hefty creatures downhill to find sustenance.