“PALMDALE (CBSLA.com) — A large female black bear decided to sleep it off up a tree in Palmdale Saturday.
The bear was likely trying to keep cool.
She was spotted up a tree near homes on 40th Street E. and Q-2 so game wardens were called to try to coax her back into the wild.
The bear didn’t look like she wanted to move, so she was eventually tranquilized.
Officials were there to catch her when the bear fell from her perch.
Authorities said the bear was in good health.
Officials estimated the bear at about one-and-a-half years of age. They believe she was in the residential area looking for food and/or water.” (via CBS Los Angeles)
“Three people were killed and two others were badly injured when a 2013 Tesla collided with a 2004 Toyota Corolla in Palmdale Friday night.
The crash occurred around 10:30 p.m. on the southbound lanes of the 14 Freeway near Avenue S when the Tesla rear-ended the Toyota. When the California Highway Patrol arrived on scene, the Toyota was on fire.
Three people in the Toyota, believed to be family members, were entrapped and pronounced dead on arrival. Two others, believed to be an adult and a child, were extricated and taken to nearby hospitals. (Full article via NBC Los Angeles local)