USA Obama designates San Gabriel Mountains national monument: Why it took 11 years (+video)

Obama’s decision comes 11 years after California lawmakers first tried to get federal help to shore up the area as a protected public resource.

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President Obama planned to cite the 1906 Antiquities Act for the 13th  time of his presidency on Friday in order to help Angeleno city kids use 540 square miles of national forest where the San Gabriel range spills into Los Angeles.