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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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December 21, 2012
Search and rescue teams from Montrose and Sierra Madre were able to locate a Pasadena man late Thursday night after he slipped over the edge of a hiking trail off Angeles Crest Highway, officials said. The hiker -- identified in a  KCAL-TV report as 23-year-old Leiland Merritt -- was a mile and a half into a trail at mile marker 62.5 at Angeles Crest Highway when he slipped over the edge, said Lt. John Hocking. During the fall, the hiker injured his leg. His friend was able to hike back to the base of the mountain and call the Sheriff's Department.  Deputies from Crescenta Valley Station responded to the call at 3 p.m. and tried to locate the hiker before the sun set and temperatures dropped into the low 30s. "It's much colder up there and that is definitely a worry," Hocking said.  -- Angel Jennings, Los Angeles Times  
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December 20, 2012
Montrose Search and Rescue is currently working to extract an injured hiker from the Pleasant View Ridge Trail area. The hiker suffered currently undetermined injuries when he fell from the trail at mile marker 62.5 on Angeles Crest Highway, according to Sgt. Randy Tuinstra of the Crescenta Valley Sherriff's station. A helicopter was used to locate the injured hiker, but a team on foot has been dispatched to extract him. “They've located him, he's alive, it's not certain what his injuries are,” said Tuinstra.
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November 21, 2012
The Habit Hamburger Grill will open in La Cañada Town Center in early December, raising funds for local charities before its official grand opening, according to the La Cañada Flintridge Chamber of Commerce. Proceeds from sales made from noon to 2 p.m. and from 5 to 7 p.m. on Dec. 2 and Dec. 3 will go to local charities. The restaurant's official grand opening is on Dec. 5. The Town Center is located at the corner of Foothill Boulevard and Angeles Crest Highway. -- Bill Kisliuk, Times Community News Twitter: @bkisliuk
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By Daniel Siegal, daniel.siegal@latimes.com | October 22, 2012
An accident Sunday night that left a car overturned on the eastbound exit of the 210 Freeway at Angeles Crest Highway in La Cañada Flintridge is being investigated by the California Highway Patrol. CHP Officer Saul Gomez said Monday afternoon that the cause of the crash was an unsafe turn on the part of the driver, a 19-year-old man from La Crescenta. A 1999 Chevy Cavalier hit a guard rail and flipped at around 8:05 p.m. Investigators were determining whether excess speed played a role in the crash.
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October 17, 2012
Residents on the south side of Fairview Drive near Angeles Crest Highway will no longer be able to park their cars on a portion of the street during afternoon school-day rush hours, the City Council decided Monday. That stretch of Fairview currently has a no-stopping restriction along 110 feet of its curb from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. The council voted to reduce the affected stretch of curb to 90 feet and it changed the no-stopping times to 8 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. and from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on school days to better match traffic patterns.
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September 29, 2012
A teen pedestrian and a motorcyclist were hurt when the motorcycle struck the boy as he jaywalked on Foothill Boulevard in La Canada Flintridge on Friday night, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. The boy, 14, was crossing Foothill against the light just west of the intersection with Angeles Crest Highway at around 10:07 p.m.  when a motorcycle traveling west on Foothill hit him. The teen was carried about 50 feet on the windshield of the bike before falling to the street, according to the sheriff's department.
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September 28, 2012
A 50-year-old man suffered critical injuries after driving over the side of Angeles Crest Highway and falling about 500 feet Thursday night, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department. The man may be a La Cañada Flintridge resident, according to the Fire Department. Another driver called 911 at 8:32 p.m. and reported seeing tail lights go over the side of the road, according to California Highway Patrol Officer Charmaine Fajardo. The incident occurred at mile marker 26.96, about a mile north of Greenridge Drive in La Cañada.
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September 23, 2012
A 38-year-old motorcyclist was killed in a crash Saturday on the Angeles Crest Highway, authorities said. Dan Cretu, 38, of Valley Village lost control of his 2012 Aprilia motorcycle about four miles north of the 210 Freeway, according to the California Highway Patrol. Cretu was flung off his motorcycle and landed on a slope by the side of the road. He was airlifted to Huntington Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, according to authorities. Continue reading > > -- Jason Song, Los Angeles Times
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By Daniel Siegal | September 22, 2012
Two months after the city added parking restrictions near La Cañada Elementary School, on Monday Joseph Mitchell convinced the City Council to revisit the issue. Mitchell, a Fairview Drive resident, is seeking stronger restrictions and told the council that the intersection of Fairview and Angeles Crest Highway is too dangerous to ignore. “I must say that you and the Planning Commission all have made mistakes already regarding this matter,” Mitchell said. “This is a matter of public safety, of many cars coming in at all hours … there should be no parking day or night in that area.” Mitchell first approached the city with his concerns in April.
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