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April 13, 2012
This week La Cañada High School students acted out some of their worst nightmares, pretending to die in a car accident or get arrested for drunk driving as part of a demonstration put on by a host of local law enforcement and public safety agencies. “Every 15 Minutes” is a traveling show meant to highlight the dangers of driving while impaired. It derives its name from a statistic showing that one person in the United States dies every 15 minutes as a result of an incident involving alcohol.
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September 21, 2012
Paramedics extracted an injured woman from her car after she was involved in a two-car accident on Foothill Boulevard in La Ca ñ ada Flintridge around 6:30 p.m. on Friday. The woman's Honda Fit collided with an SUV in front of her just east of the intersection of Foothill and Angeles Crest Highway. Los Angeles County firefighters from Station 82 maneuvered the woman onto a stretcher and extracted her from the driver's side of the door before placing her in an ambulance. Eastbound traffic on Foothill was snarled by the accident.
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August 27, 2013
FOX 11 announced that the man who was found dead in Angeles National Forest was Martin Burns , an investigative writer and producer at the station, according to www.myfoxla.com . A hiker spotted his body in a ravine on Sunday afternoon near Inspiration Point above Altadena, authorities said. Members of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Air Rescue 5 unit located the man, who was pronounced dead at the scene before he was airlifted to Farnsworth Park in Altadena, according to the Los Angeles Times . A preliminary coroner's examination determined that he died from trauma sustained during a fall from a steep trail.
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By Mary O'Keefe | December 14, 2006
A Montrose woman lost her life in a traffic accident on La Tuna Canyon Road Tuesday morning. According to the Los Angeles Police Department, around 8:45 a.m. on Tuesday a silver Jeep crossed the double yellow line in the 9300 block of La Tuna Canyon into the path of a dark colored Saturn driven by Michelle Wincentsen, 31, of Montrose. "Wincentsen was unconscious when paramedics pulled her from the wreckage. They worked on her but pronounced her dead at the scene," said an LAPD spokesperson.
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By Megan O’Neil | March 25, 2010
La Cañada Flintridge officials will host a memorial ceremony next Thursday at Glenola Park to mark the one-year anniversary of the April 1, 2009 traffic accident on Angeles Crest Highway that killed a 58-year-old Palmdale man and his 12-year-old daughter. “We felt it was a very tragic event that affected the entire community and we wanted to recognize the importance of it, and also memorialize Angel and Angelina Posca, who were killed in the accident,” said Kevin Chun, director of administrative services.
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August 26, 2012
A solo motorcycle accident shut down both lanes of Angeles Crest Highway for about 30 minutes Sunday morning, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. The accident was reported shortly after 10:30 a.m. near mile marker 37, according to Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Sgt. Cynthia Gonzales.  Both lanes were closed so emergency officials could tend to the motorcyclist, who was airlifted to Huntington Memorial Hospital. -- Joshua Cox , Times Community News
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April 15, 2010
Two people were taken to the hospital Tuesday after a minor traffic accident on Angeles Crest (2) Highway on Tuesday, according to Los Angeles County Sheriff’s officials. Shortly after 11 a.m., a Lexus sedan traveling north on Angeles Crest Highway was struck by small pickup truck turning left onto the highway from Milmada Drive, officials said. Members of the U.S. Forest Service used heavy-equipment trucks to shield the accident victims and their cars from oncoming traffic.
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July 3, 2012
Deputies from the Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Station responded in force on Tuesday to a silent burglary alarm triggered by accident at Citizens Business Bank in La Cañada Flintridge. More than a dozen sheriff's patrol cars lined Foothill Boulevard at Beulah Drive at around 2:30 p.m., momentarily blocking traffic, said 21-year-old Cameron Kanda of La Crescenta, who was on his way to the bank when officers arrived. Deputies on scene confirmed that there was no attempted burglary.
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By Seth Amitin | April 16, 2009
Truck driver Marcos Costa pleaded not guilty when he was arraigned Monday on two counts of vehicular manslaughter stemming from the crash at Angeles Crest and Foothill on April 1. Costa, 43, was released on $200,000 bail on April 5, but has stayed in Los Angeles since for the arraignment. His lawyer, Steve Meister of Los Angeles, said he’ll return to his home in Massachusetts shortly, but will return for the preliminary court hearing on May 13. “This was an accident,” said Meister.
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By Robin Goldsworthy and Mary O'Keefe | April 1, 2009
A car carrier heading southbound on Angeles Crest Highway after 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday may have lost its brakes, causing a multiple vehicle accident that resulted in two fatalities and 14 injuries, three of them critical. The identies of the fatalities had not been released as of 9:45 p.m.; "The victims were from the Palmdale area," said Los Angeles County Sheriff's Dept. Sgt. Rich Pena. The injured parties were transported to area hospitals for treatment, accofding to Capt.
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By Sara Cardine, sara.cardine@latimes.com | March 26, 2014
On Tuesday, in the absence of fanfare or media attention, La Cañada's tiny Glenola Park will play host to a quiet memorial service as friends and family gather to remember and mourn two of their own, whose lives were tragically cut short five years ago that day. They will recall Angel “Jorge” Posca, 58, and 12-year-old Angelina Posca, lost the evening of April 1, 2009, when a 25-ton car carrier truck traveling south on the Angeles Crest Highway...
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August 27, 2013
FOX 11 announced that the man who was found dead in Angeles National Forest was Martin Burns , an investigative writer and producer at the station, according to www.myfoxla.com . A hiker spotted his body in a ravine on Sunday afternoon near Inspiration Point above Altadena, authorities said. Members of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Air Rescue 5 unit located the man, who was pronounced dead at the scene before he was airlifted to Farnsworth Park in Altadena, according to the Los Angeles Times . A preliminary coroner's examination determined that he died from trauma sustained during a fall from a steep trail.
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By Daniel Siegal | September 22, 2012
Two months after the city added parking restrictions near La Cañada Elementary School, on Monday Joseph Mitchell convinced the City Council to revisit the issue. Mitchell, a Fairview Drive resident, is seeking stronger restrictions and told the council that the intersection of Fairview and Angeles Crest Highway is too dangerous to ignore. “I must say that you and the Planning Commission all have made mistakes already regarding this matter,” Mitchell said. “This is a matter of public safety, of many cars coming in at all hours … there should be no parking day or night in that area.” Mitchell first approached the city with his concerns in April.
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September 21, 2012
Paramedics extracted an injured woman from her car after she was involved in a two-car accident on Foothill Boulevard in La Ca ñ ada Flintridge around 6:30 p.m. on Friday. The woman's Honda Fit collided with an SUV in front of her just east of the intersection of Foothill and Angeles Crest Highway. Los Angeles County firefighters from Station 82 maneuvered the woman onto a stretcher and extracted her from the driver's side of the door before placing her in an ambulance. Eastbound traffic on Foothill was snarled by the accident.
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September 8, 2012
A man survived a car accident Friday night that dropped his black Porsche about 200 feet down the side of the Angeles Crest Highway, officials said. Authorities received a call around 5:20 p.m. on September 7 from a witness who reported seeing the car on the side of the highway near mile marker 27 in La Cañada Flintridge, said California Highway Patrol Officer Monica Posada. When officials arrived on scene, they found the car empty and began searching for the driver, she said.
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August 26, 2012
A solo motorcycle accident shut down both lanes of Angeles Crest Highway for about 30 minutes Sunday morning, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. The accident was reported shortly after 10:30 a.m. near mile marker 37, according to Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Sgt. Cynthia Gonzales.  Both lanes were closed so emergency officials could tend to the motorcyclist, who was airlifted to Huntington Memorial Hospital. -- Joshua Cox , Times Community News
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July 3, 2012
Deputies from the Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Station responded in force on Tuesday to a silent burglary alarm triggered by accident at Citizens Business Bank in La Cañada Flintridge. More than a dozen sheriff's patrol cars lined Foothill Boulevard at Beulah Drive at around 2:30 p.m., momentarily blocking traffic, said 21-year-old Cameron Kanda of La Crescenta, who was on his way to the bank when officers arrived. Deputies on scene confirmed that there was no attempted burglary.
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April 13, 2012
This week La Cañada High School students acted out some of their worst nightmares, pretending to die in a car accident or get arrested for drunk driving as part of a demonstration put on by a host of local law enforcement and public safety agencies. “Every 15 Minutes” is a traveling show meant to highlight the dangers of driving while impaired. It derives its name from a statistic showing that one person in the United States dies every 15 minutes as a result of an incident involving alcohol.
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By Joe Piasecki, joe.piasecki@latimes.com | April 20, 2011
An attorney who described an unlighted traffic median and the remains of a city welcome sign along Verdugo Boulevard as a roadway hazard is asking city officials to foot the bill for damages sustained after he drove his car into it. Roderick Lipscomb, of La Cañada Flintridge, drove over the median’s curb during a heavy rainstorm on the night on Dec. 20. But just 10 days earlier, a driver who Sheriff’s Department investigators said was...
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By Joe Piasecki, joe.piasecki@latimes.com | November 4, 2010
The big rig driver facing murder charges for the 2009 Angeles Crest Highway truck accident that killed a Palmdale man and his 12-year-old daughter asked a judge on Thursday to act as his own attorney during his upcoming trial. Marcos Barbosa Costa, 45, was expected to decide during the pretrial hearing on Tuesday whether to accept a plea agreement that would have dropped the murder charges in exchange for pleading guilty to manslaughter and reckless driving. But that all changed in Los Angeles County Superior Courtroom in Pasadena after his defense attorney entered a motion to withdraw from the case.
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