A crash last month on Mulholland Drive in which two motorcyclists were seriously injured by two street racers underscores the need for increased patrols, officials said. “We want everyone to enjoy the beauty of the Santa Monica Mountains, but do it in a safe manner,” said CHP Capt. Steve Badilla. [email protected] (818) 713-3329 Responding to residents’ complaints about speeding motorists, law-enforcement officials announced Thursday they are cracking down on illegal racing and reckless driving through the Santa Monica Mountains. Officers from the California Highway Patrol’s West Valley Station and the Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station will be deployed as part of Operation Safe Canyons. “When these guys are speeding and driving reckless, they’re not obeying jurisdictions,” CHP Officer Leland Tang said in explaining the collaboration. Funding comes from a federal grant and Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky’s office. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!