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, email@example.com Follow on Twitter: @Nicosharki . ALSO: ...
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
December 3, 2013
The 19th annual Glenola Park Tree Lighting and Canned Food Drive will take place Wednesday, Dec. 4 from 6:15 to 7:30 p.m. at the small park located on Angeles Crest Highway at Vista del Valle Road in La Cañada. Area residents are invited to participate in this free event, which will feature carols, cookies and cider. This holiday season kick-off is sponsored by the La Cañada Girl Scouts, Friends of Glenola Park, La Cañada Kiwanis Club and the city of La Cañada Flintridge. --Carol Cormaci, firstname.lastname@example.org ALSO: Man jumps from Ocean View bridge onto 210 Freeway La Cañada History: Sheriff's deputies arrested 17 LCHS students in a surprise raid La Cañada Turkey Trot draws in 1,400 entrants, some in costume
August 30, 2013
Ten Years Ago For the third year, the grass-roots, community-based effort known as “Drive 25” to reduce the speed of cars around school sites was renewed as the new school year got underway in La Cañada Unified. Twenty Years Ago It was announced that the memory of the late Frank Lanterman, La Cañada's longtime representative in the state Assembly, would be honored with a Caltrans memorial sign on the upper portion of the Glendale (2) Freeway. Lanterman, a grandson of one of La Cañada's founders, died in April 1981 of a heart attack.
August 14, 2013
Los Angeles County will help pay for a study of how to improve traffic flow near the intersection of Foothill Boulevard and Angeles Crest Highway. Reacting to complaints of long wait times, multiple stops and frequent traffic backups, La Cañada Flintridge City Council members voted Aug. 5 to examine whether to adjust the timing of traffic signals and consider physical roadway improvements. The $68,872 study by a consulting group will examine traffic patterns on Foothill between Verdugo Boulevard and Commonwealth Avenue as well as on Angeles Crest between Foothill and the 210 Freeway ramps, said city Public Works Director Edward Hitti.