Degen Pener is a contributing editor for culture at The Hollywood Reporter and is a freelance writer for such publications as Los Angeles Magazine, Cultured, C Magazine and LA Confidential. He is the former culture editor of The Hollywood Reporter and editor-in-chief of Angeleno Magazine. He lives in West Hollywood.
The National Park Service is installing wildlife cameras in both remote and urban spots along the L.A. River to learn about how mammals use this area. So far, a dancing coyote, a tawny bobcat and a curious deer have been spotted.