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Possible Mountain Lion Sighting at Lake Los Carneros

By Tom Bolton, Noozhawk Executive Editor | @tombol |

Goleta residents are being urged to use caution at Lake Los Carneros after a possible mountain lion sighting on Wednesday.

“We are working with Fish and Game to verify the information,” said Valerie Kushnerov, public information officer for the city of Goleta. “We are urging residents to use caution while in this area, particularly with kids and pets.”

The city activated its public-notification system to alert residents by automated phone calls of the possible sighting.

Details on the sighting were not immediately available.

Lake Los Carneros is a 135-acre, largely undeveloped park at Los Carneros Road and Calle Real. It is popular with walkers, and people with children and pets.

Anyone who sees a mountain lion at the park is urged to alert the Sheriff’s Department by calling 911.

Check back for updates to this story.

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» on 05.02.13 @ 12:57 AM

I also hear there was an illegal alien sighting, our over paid I.C.E and other departments can’t seem to find any.
Not sure why we pay these people?

» on 05.02.13 @ 01:44 AM

An “illegal alien sighting?”  Were they Martians?  Or are they from Krypton?

» on 05.02.13 @ 11:41 AM

Laredo you must need a lesson to get up to speed.  The term illegal aliens has been overtaken by ‘the undocumented’ in our politically correct land of double speak.  Illegal aliens they are.  They have not stood in line like the rest, they ignored our country’s laws and disrespect those immigrants that abide by our rules.  But by all means, lets give them drivers licenses, free schools, health care, and the right to sit on juries!!  God help us!

» on 05.02.13 @ 01:51 PM

I don’t blame the “undocumented.” An immoral war was waged to steal this land from their ancestors.

» on 05.02.13 @ 02:01 PM

Spain took Mexico from the Indians?? Spain took Calif from the indians??

What are you talking about?

» on 05.02.13 @ 02:05 PM

I don’t blame the “undocumented.” An immoral war was waged to steal this land from their ancestors.

Ahem: you mean the Spanish?  Get over your foolish notions of apologist restorative justice, or walk the talk and move back to where ever your ancestors are from.

I don’t blame the ‘illegal aliens’ for wanting to be here either, but follow the laws and get in line like the rest!!!

» on 05.02.13 @ 07:37 PM

The last mountain lion I spotted was near Moab.  Hot out there for a big cat.

» on 05.03.13 @ 02:06 PM

Wow. Nice job keeping the comments relevant.

» on 05.03.13 @ 04:42 PM

Typical taxpayer and interloper irrelevant and hateful postings.  You can safely ignore their rhetoric, I haven’t seen a productive comment out of them yet, nor do I expect one anytime soon.

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