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, email@example.com 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.
August 12, 2013
A man and woman, both in their 20s, were transported to a local hospital after the vehicle they were traveling in plummeted about 400 feet over the side of the Angeles Crest Highway early Sunday morning. Montrose Search and Rescue members and Los Angeles County firefighters lifted the pair out of the hillside on special stretchers called litters that are designed for hazardous situations at around 1 a.m. near mile marker 39.61 on the highway, about 14 miles from La Cañada Flintridge, according to authorities.
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
July 9, 2013
Have you noticed that in La Cañada the trees stop where the national forest begins? Look down sometime from the Cherry Canyon trail. Although there is not an empty lot to be seen, trees dominate the entire view. Their variety is equally astonishing even for someone who has never hugged a tree in his life. (Well, hardly ever.) To name a few: the groves of deodars that always put me in mind of the phantom wood in Disney's “Snow White” and, at the other end of the cultural scale, the orderly rows of cedar more suited to classical Rome; the startling splotches of gold and red among the evergreens in the fall and the delicate purple jacaranda in the spring that would be more at home in the tropics than in Granola Park - sorry, Glenola.