LA’s newest black bear, why 2 LA juvenile halls could close

Southern California biologists have dubbed a local black bear BB-12. He’s taken up residence in the Santa Monica Mountains. Photo courtesy of the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area.

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A young black bear has moved in. His name is BB-12, and he’s been spotted around Malibu Creek State Park and in Point Mugu State Park.