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NEWS
April 11, 2013
View Larger Map The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department is investigating the circumstances surrounding a body found in Angeles National Forest. Deputies went to San Francisquito Canyon Road, about five miles south of Spunky Canyon Road, about 5:45 p.m. Wednesday after the body was found, the L.A. Times reported. Homicide detectives are handling the case, and sheriff's deputies had no immediate update Thursday morning. The area is about 17 miles north of Castaic.
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NEWS
March 8, 2013
The Los Angeles County Public Works Department said it planned to close portions of roadways Thursday night in the Angeles National Forest based on weather forecasts of snow and icy road conditions. Starting at 10 p.m., agency officials said motorists would be barred from accessing Angeles Forest Highway from Aliso Canyon Road to State Route 2, also known as Angeles Crest Highway, and Upper Big Tujunga Canyon Road between Angeles Forest Highway and Angeles Crest Highway. A late winter storm was expected to bring rain and possibly thunderstorms to Southern California late Thursday and into Friday, along with up to eight inches of snow in the mountains, according to the National Weather Service.
NEWS
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 www.dpwcare.org 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
NEWS
February 11, 2013
Officials have re-opened roads leading to the Angeles National Forest that were closed during the weekend snowstorm. The affected roads were Angeles Forest Highway from Angeles Cres Highway to Aliso Canyon Road, Big Tujunga Road from Angeles Forest Highway to Aliso Canyon Road and Upper Big Tujunga Road. Drivers are still advised to use caution when traveling on the roads. -- Tiffany Kelly, Times Community News Follow Tiffany Kelly on Google+ and on Twitter: @LATiffanyKelly .  
NEWS
By Reg Green | January 30, 2013
Do you remember the origin of catch-22? In Joseph Heller's World War II masterpiece it's whereby following the rules to solve a problem you go around in a circle and come back to the original problem. Thus Doc Daneeka turns down Yossarian's plan to plead insanity so as to be excused from flying dangerous missions. “You mean there's a catch?” “Sure there's a catch,” Doc replies. Anyone who wants to be excused from flying dangerous missions, he explains, can't be insane.
NEWS
January 30, 2013
Montrose Search and Rescue deputies hoisted an woman who injured her knee to safety Sunday afternoon, according to sheriff's officials. Officials responded to the Little Jimmy Campground in the Angeles National Forest around noon, where a woman with an injured right knee and arthritis in her left knee was found, according to Sgt. Mark Slater of the Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Station. U.S. Forest Service officials and Montrose deputies slid the woman on a snow litter for three miles.
NEWS
January 28, 2013
A man who authorities say attempted to kill himself and his estranged girlfriend by driving them off the side of a mountain was taken into custody Sunday after he crashed his vehicle into a guardrail, fled the scene and then barricaded himself in a home near Santa Anita Dam. The suspect, Patrick Anthony Gonzalez, 21, of Los Angeles, left the scene of the incident at Chantry Flats late Saturday and ran off into the Angeles National Forest, according...
NEWS
January 28, 2013
Four men were rescued from the Angeles National Forest Sunday night after becoming stranded on a hike, according to sheriff's officials. One of the hikers called the Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Station around 7:05 p.m. and reported that the group had limited supplies, according to Los Angeles County Sheriff's Lt. Elisabeth Sachs. Montrose Search and Rescue deputies then located the men at Strawberry Peak around 10:30 p.m. The Los Angeles County Fire Department used helicopters to lift the men from the location.
NEWS
January 25, 2013
The body of a woman was found Thursday afternoon by a hiker in the Angeles National Forest. The discovery was made on East Fork Road near Prairie Fork Road, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said. Homicide detectives were investigating the circumstances surrounding the death. No additional details were immediately available, the L.A. Times reported. Anyone with information is asked to call detectives at (323) 890-5500. -- Robert J. Lopez, Los Angeles Times
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