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By Ruth Longoria | March 5, 2009
Truck traffic does come over Angeles Crest Highway, despite what Caltrans officials have said. This, according to an in-depth study presented at Monday night’s City Council meeting. Malia Mailes, a sophomore at La Cañada High School, who recently thoroughly researched the issue for her Girl Scout Gold Award, provided the study and presentation. In addition to driving the routes connecting with Angeles Crest Highway, Mailes read through Caltrans documents, pored over its maps, as well as maps — such as the Rand McNally Road Atlas — sold to truckers and other drivers at truck stops and fuel stations along routes that feed into the highway.
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NEWS
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 24, 2009
Ten Years Ago High winds fanned a brush fire that broke out after 9 p.m. on Dec. 21, 1999 in the rugged terrain behind Verdugo Hills Hospital. The fire, which moved through Cherry Canyon in Flintridge and then into Glendale, burned more than 500 acres and caused the evacuation of 100 homes. Twenty Years Ago In observance of National Drunk Driving Awareness Month, the remains of a mangled car that had been driven by an intoxicated person was on display at Jay Rabadi’s Shell Station on Angeles Crest Highway just north of Foothill Boulevard.
NEWS
By Geghard Arakelian | July 28, 2005
The California Highway Patrol is not filing any charges for the commuter van collision that took place on the Angeles Crest Highway claiming three lives back in Dec. 2004 "Our investigation determined that the driver of the van fell asleep. There were no mechanical defects with the van or with the road itself that played a factor in it [crash]. Drugs or alcohol did not play a factor in it," said CHP Officer Vince Bell. Reviewing the case, there was a lack of evidence and insufficient proof to charge the driver of the vehicle, said Jane Robison, Glendale's district attorney.
NEWS
By Seth Amitin | October 1, 2009
The murder trial against Marcos Barbosa Costa will be put off for at least another week as pretrial hearings continue for the truck driver involved in the April 1 crash in La Cañada Flintridge that resulted in two deaths and multiple injuries. In a pretrial hearing on Wednesday, the judge determined the District Attorney’s office needed more time to gather “supplemental pleadings.” The District Attorney’s office is not allowed to comment on the case, according to spokesperson Shiara Davila-Morales.
NEWS
By Seth Amitin and Jason Wells | October 9, 2009
A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge on Friday dismissed two murder charges filed against the driver of a big rig that barreled through the Foothill Boulevard intersection of Angeles Crest Highway April 1, killing a 12-year-old girl and her father. The charges against 44-year-old Marcos Barbosa Costa, who also holds a Brazilian passport, were dismissed in a Pasadena courtroom Friday after Superior Court Judge Lisa B. Lench said the circumstances of the crash did rise to the level of murder.
NEWS
By Mary O’Keefe | September 18, 2008
The recent big rig accident where a 78,000 pound 18-wheeler went careening down Angeles Crest Highway and into the parking lot of the Hill Street Café has brought light onto the subject of escape medians along the ?Crest. The preliminary investigation has found that the accident, which happened on Sept. 5, was caused when the big rig lost use of its brakes. The driver steered the semi into the parking lot at the café. One man was transported to the hospital with minor injuries and several vehicles were damaged but no one was seriously injured.
NEWS
August 18, 2005
by Geghard Arakelian The number of fatal collisions in the Angeles Crest Highway have been going down throughout the years according to a California Highway Patrol official. For the first six-months of 2003 there were six fatalities on Angeles Crest Highway. In 2004, during the same six-month period, there were four fatal accidents that took place in the highway. As of this year there were two fatal accidents, said Capt. Vince Bell, a spokesperson of the CHP. "They [fatal accidents]
FEATURES
May 20, 2010
AM Kiwanis & Valley Beautiful work on freeway onramps Valley Beautiful?s Becky Gelhaar and Kiwanis-AM members Rosemary Hook and Dick Barley green the northwest corner of Angeles Crest Highway and the Foothill (210) Freeway. Each month, members of the two clubs chop, plant, weed, water and nourish plantings to beautify a corner of the city. Members plant trees in Angeles National Forest The Kiwanis Club of La Cañada-AM. has partnered with TreePeople in a three-year effort to replant trees in the Station Fire burn area.
NEWS
By Daniel Siegal, daniel.siegal@latimes.com | December 26, 2012
The truck driver convicted of manslaughter after a fatal 2009 collision at the bottom of Angeles Crest Highway in La Cañada Flintridge is taking his case to the court of appeal. Marcos Costa, 46, was sentenced to seven years and four months in prison after his 2011 conviction in the deaths of Palmdale resident Angel Posca, 58, and his 12-year-old daughter, Angelina. His case will be heard by California's 2nd District Court of Appeal on Jan. 29. Angel Posca had exited the 210 to make a left on Angeles Crest Highway on July 1, 2009, when Costa's truck, which had lost its brakes, barreled down Angeles Crest and slammed into the car before striking a building.
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