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By Megan O’Neil | March 23, 2010
Angeles Crest (2) Highway could remain closed until early summer due to ongoing road repairs, Caltrans officials said Monday. The mountainous pass was scheduled to reopen by the end of March, but rain storms have caused “significant roadway washout,” some as long as 110 feet, said Maria Raptis, a spokeswoman for Caltrans. Portions of hillside located below the highway suffered erosion as deep as 200 feet, she said. “For those who have to get up there for business or to service equipment, they’ll have to seek access though the county roads,” Raptis said.
By Mary O’Keefe | August 30, 2007
Angeles Crest Highway was the site of a fatal motorcycle accident Saturday afternoon involving two members of the Montrose Search and Rescue Team. According to Officer Todd Workman of the California Highway Patrol, Lucas Binford, 35, from Chatsworth was traveling westbound on the Angeles Crest Highway when his motorcycle crossed the center yellow line and crashed into a Montrose Search and Rescue vehicle traveling eastbound. The team?s vehicle, occupied by a driver and a single passenger, both members of the rescue organization, were entering a curve when the accident happened, according to Montrose Search and Rescue Capt.
May 30, 2013
Ten Years Ago With then-City Manager Jerry Fulwood poised to start a new job in Culver City, the La Cañada Flintridge City Council appointed Mark Alexander, who had served as assistant city manager, to step into Fulwood's post on an interim basis. Alexander said at the time we was giving serious consideration to applying for City Hall's top job on a permanent basis. Twenty Years Ago Officials at La Cañada High School received official notice from the U.S. Department of Education that it had been named a National Blue Ribbon School.
By Mary O'Keefe | December 14, 2006
Los Angeles County Fire, Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Station and California Highway Patrol responded to an accident involving two semi trucks at 9 a.m. on Monday at mile marker 27 on Angeles Crest Highway, between the La Cañada Flintridge Country Club and Clear Creek Ranger Station. A metal grate on the southbound side of the highway was bent and damaged by one of the trucks. Metal debris could still be seen on the side of the road after the highway was cleared. "There appeared to be no injuries," said a CHP spokesperson.
By Megan O’Neil | December 24, 2009
Malia Mailes, the local girl scout who made headlines last spring for her work highlighting the dangers of commercial truck traffic on Angeles Crest Highway, has been named a 2009 National Young Woman of Distinction by Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. Malia is one of ten scouts across the country to receive the award and will be honored at the girl scouts? national meeting in St. Louis in February. Now a junior at La Cañada High School, Malia has been involved in scouting since kindergarten.
By Andrew Shortall, | May 13, 2011
Mistaking a runaway truck escape median along Angeles Crest Highway for a place to pull over Friday, a truck driver stopped to call his boss and confirm the destination for a delivery of 20 tons of gravel. When the driver tried to pull away around 10:48 a.m. he couldn’t get out of the median, which is filled with gravel for the purpose of stopping runaway vehicles traveling southbound on the highway. “He thought that was a good place to stop,” said Debra Herman, a sergeant with the Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station.
By Mary O'Keefe | June 21, 2007
A man driving on the Angeles Crest Highway just north of the Upper Big Tujunga Canyon Road struck a bear just before midnight on June 7. According to California Highway Patrol Officer Todd Workman, the driver told CHP officers that he was traveling north on Angeles Crest Highway when the bear "shot out" in from the left. The vehicle struck the bear but did not kill it. A CHP sergeant responded to the accident and had to shoot the bear, who was in the center of the road. The driver of the vehicle did not suffer any injuries.
March 7, 2013
Roads leading to the Angeles National Forest will close tonight in anticipation of snow. The Angeles Forest Highway from Aliso Canyon Road to the Angeles Crest Highway and the Upper Big Tujunga Canyon Road from Angeles Forest Highway to the Angeles Crest Highway will close at 10 p.m. Residents can check road conditions on or call 2-1-1 if they have any questions about accessing the roads. -- Tiffany Kelly, Times Community News Follow Tiffany Kelly on Google+ and on Twitter @LATiffanyKelly
February 12, 2010
The AMGEN Tour of California, the annual eight-stage cycling race that weaves through the state top to bottom, announced this week it will return to La Cañada and the Angeles Crest Highway for the third consecutive year in May. Stage 6 of the race will run from Pasadena, starting at the Rose Bowl, moving westward through Flintridge and then northward through Angeles Crest Highway all the way through Angeles National Forest. From there, the route hops onto highways 138 and 18 to Big Bear Lake.
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