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L.A. Now Live: Discuss bear sightings, trappings in L.A. County

September 10, 2012 |  8:41 am

Another wayward bear wandered into Montrose on Sunday morning, bringing the 210 Freeway to a stop and causing a brief panic at a soccer game before the animal was tranquilized and carted back into Angeles National Forest.

Times reporters Frank Shyong and Matt Stevens will join L.A. Now Live at 9 a.m. to discuss the recent bear sightings.

The sightings have become so common in the area that some residents have begun to associate the sound of helicopters with the animals.

"They send one helicopter for traffic accidents," said Pat Riner-Constantino. "They send three for bears."

In addition to the weekend's bear, the Glendale Bear — dubbed "Meatball" — was also recently tranquilized. 

He was scheduled to be moved to a large sanctuary northeast of Denver that had accepted the transfer, but that move is on hold.