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By Carol Cormaci | June 1, 2011
Assuming the intelligence that has reached our ears is true, Caltrans will at last reopen Angeles Crest Highway between our city and Angeles Forest Highway this week, but not before the agency finishes holding a dignitary-filled press conference set for 10 a.m. Friday. That’s all as it should be. Those workers who have been chipping away at the extensive project since the heavy rains of January 2010 are probably proud the work has finally seen completion. They deserve some thanks for their efforts, and what better way to do that than to stage an official ribbon cutting?
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By Tiffany Kelly, tiffany.kelly@latimes.com | April 8, 2013
This post has been updated. A stolen SUV was found over the side of the Angeles Crest Highway near La Cañada Flintridge Monday morning, authorities said. The abandoned gray Yukon was found near mile marker 31 at about 11:48 a.m. Monday, said Lt. Angela  Shepherd of the Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Station. PHOTOS: Vehicle found over cliff in Angeles National Forest Montrose Search and Rescue deputies, the California Highway Patrol and the Los Angeles County Fire Department responded to the scene, but no individuals were found, said Shepherd.
NEWS
May 11, 2012
The body found on Angeles Crest Highway Thursday morning has been identified as 35-year-old Noe Vasquez, a Los Angeles County coroner's official said today. Coroners officials have not yet completed an autopsy on Vasquez to determine his cause of death, although authorities on Thursday said he may have died of a gunshot wound. Larry Dietz, a spokesman for the cororner's office, said officials have not yet determined Vasquez' city of residence. Vasquez' body was discovered near the Mile 27 marker on Angeles Crest Highway above La Cañada Flintridge early Thursday morning, prompting authorities to close the road in both directions.
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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 30, 2013
A man hanging from the side of a mountain was rescued by deputies early Tuesday, according to a statement from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. About 1:10 a.m. Tuesday, a group of motorists flagged down deputies to tell them their friend's "black Honda had possibly gone over the side of Angeles Crest Highway," according to the release. The car was found 450 feet from the side of the highway at mile marker 42, authorities said. Continue reading > > --  Ari Bloomekatz, Los Angeles Times
NEWS
February 7, 2013
Officials will close roads leading to the Angeles National Forest as a storm approaches the region tonight. The Angeles Forest Highway from the Angeles Crest Highway to Aliso Canyon Road and the Upper Big Tujunga Canyon Road from the Angeles Forest Highway to the Angeles Crest Highway will close at 9 p.m. Thursday. The roads will remain closed until the storm passes, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. Updates on road conditions will be available online at www.dpwcare.org and on Twitter: @dpwCARE.
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April 24, 2013
Officials have closed off part of Angeles Crest Highway after a man apparently took his own life by mixing chemicals to create a toxic substance, authorities said. [ Updated 2:30 p.m.: Authorities have reopened Angeles Crest Highway following an apparent sucide investigation involving a chemical substance].  An adult man's body was discovered in a vehicle around 10 a.m. Wednesday near mile marker 39.31 of the Angeles Crest Highway, said Lt. Angela Shepherd of the Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Station.
NEWS
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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May 2, 2014
A 49-year-old Bellflower man died Thursday afternoon from injuries sustained in a single-vehicle collision earlier in the day on the Angeles Crest Highway, the California Highway Patrol reported Friday. The incident occurred at approximately 2:30 p.m. when the man's 1993 Mazda sedan was traveling westbound near Mile Post 28.6, about four miles north of Foothill Boulevard. For an unknown reason, the vehicle pulled to the right side of the road, colliding with the rocky hillside and damaging the windshield, right front bumper, fender and wheel, according to a statement from the California Highway Patrol.
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COMMUNITY
April 23, 2014
Members and friends of the Crescenta Cañada Rotary Club worked April 12 to clean up a stretch of Angeles Crest Highway the club adopted more than 20 years ago.  The recent activity was part of Rotary at Work Day, when Rotarians from across the country participate in community service projects. The local Rotarians donned orange vests, hard hats and gloves for their clean-up efforts along the highway. Crescenta Cañada Rotary was founded in the 1940s. It meets at 6:45 p.m. on Tuesdays at USC Verdugo Hills Hospital.
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By Sara Cardine, sara.cardine@latimes.com | April 23, 2014
Despite ongoing grumblings from frustrated La Cañada drivers, traffic in and around the city's Town Center area is about as good as it's going to get, according to the findings of a monthslong traffic study heard Monday by City Council. Sri Chakravarthy, a representative from the civil engineering firm Kimley-Horn and Associates, explained to council members how a consulting team evaluated several signaled intersections along Foothill Boulevard, focusing on the road's intersection with the heavily traveled Angeles Crest Highway.
NEWS
April 15, 2014
Locals waited Monday night for the red hue moon to light up the sky and fall into a total lunar eclipse just after midnight.  Reader Nick Warner sent the La Cañada Valley Sun two shots of the scarlet moon taken with a digital SLR attached to a 4 inch telescope on a tripod on Uintah Street, just west of Angeles Crest Highway.  -- Nicole Charky, nicole.charky@latimes.com Follow on Twitter: @Nicosharki . ALSO: ...
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April 14, 2014
March was a busy month for the Montrose Search & Rescue Team, which responded to a total of 14 calls for assistance in local mountains, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department reported Monday.  The team responded to or assisted in nine search calls, largely for hikers gone missing or who were overdue. Members also performed five rescue missions, including saving an injured mountain biker, a cliffhanger and a horseback rider who'd gone off the side of the road.  Two rescue calls involved vehicles that had careened off parts of the Angeles Crest Highway and Little Tujunga Canyon and required extrication.
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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...
NEWS
February 26, 2014
With storms poised to arrive last night and continue into the weekend, the city of La Cañada Flintridge reports that all local debris basins are in good condition, but that officials will be keeping an eye out for potential flooding or debris flows. “The weather indications do give advisories for the 'recent' burn areas as listed, but does not specifically name the Station fire area,” said City Manager Mark Alexander in an email interview. “We are cautiously hopeful that the prior run-off combined with hillside growth in the Station fire burn areas over the past four and a half years is sufficient to avoid further mudslide and debris run-off, albeit we can expect some residual or moderate run-off.
COMMUNITY
February 20, 2014
Ten Years Ago One motorist died and two people were injured after a head-on collision on rain-slicked Angeles Crest Highway, a few miles north of the city, took place on Feb. 20, 2004. Jared Christopher Miller, 23, of Keizer, Ore., suffered fatal injuries when the 1993 Mitsubishi Expo he was driving collided with a U.S. Forest Service Dodge truck that investigators said had crossed the center line. Rescuers used the Jaws of Life to extricate Miller and his passenger, 19-year-old Jenna Olson, of Portland, Ore., from their vehicle.
NEWS
February 8, 2014
Following a report of a car careening off the side of the Angeles Crest Highway on Friday night, a second car was reported to have swerved about 30 feet over the side of the connector from the 210 east to the Angeles Crest Highway this morning, according to the California Highway Patrol. [UPDATE 11:20 a.m.] The California Highway Patrol received a call shortly after 11 a.m. about a sports car that went over the side of the connector. The parties were out of the vehicle. On Friday night, a driver and two passengers were transported to hospitals for minor injuries after their car swerved about 150 feet off the Angeles Crest Highway at 9 p.m. on Friday, according to the California Highway Patrol.
NEWS
January 6, 2014
A 55-year-old man was killed in a motorcycle crash Sunday afternoon on Angeles Crest Highway, according to the California Highway Patrol. The motorcyclist was identified as Manuel Lumbattis Morales of Los Angeles, according to CHP Officer Thomas Miller. Morales was riding a 2005 Honda when he collided with a 2012 Lexus CT 200 near mile marker 45 along the highway at about 1:30 p.m., said Sgt. Becky Lynch with the California Highway Patrol's Altadena station. An autopsy was pending, said Coroner's Assistant Chief Ed Winter.
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