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September 12, 2012
A car and driver have plunged over the side of Little Tujunga Canyon Road in the Angeles National Forest, prompting rescue crews to try to extract the driver. Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies took a call about 10 a.m. Wednesday reporting a car off Little Tujunga at Dillon Divide, north of Lakeview Terrace in the northeast San Fernando Valley. Los Angeles County Fire crews Montrose Search and Rescue have crews at the scene, according to Lt. Angela Shepherd of the Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Station.
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By Nicholas Louie | June 12, 2008
Michigan Hill, a natural race strip allowing 1,056 feet of gravity-inspired acceleration, will allow young racers to test their mettle this Saturday in the Ninth Annual Greater Los Angeles Soap Box Derby sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of La Cañada in association with the California Family Soap Box Derby Association. Soap box cars will soar down the hill at around 35 miles per hour. Race officials had to adjust the starting line to begin one-third of the way down as a safety precaution.
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June 7, 2007
Michigan Hill saw a flurry of activity on wheels Saturday afternoon when the Kiwanis Club of La Cañada hosted the eighth annual Greater Los Angeles All American Soap Box Derby. More than 40 young participants ages 8 to 17 gathered at the top of the hill on the easternmost stretch of Foothill Boulevard to compete in three different categories, each vying for a spot in the top five and a chance to race at the national finals in Akron, Ohio in July. Foothill locals Jason Potter, 13, of La Cañada and Brynn Fernandez, 8, of La Crescenta placed second and fourth, respectively, in the Super Stock division to advance to the national championships.
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By Chris Sutton | May 19, 2004
It's count down time. The 5th annual Soap Box Derby is less than two weeks away. Forty to 50 cars are expected to be lined up on the top of the hill of Foothill Boulevard, for the big race on Saturday, May 29. Last year, racer Coty Dietel, a seventh grader at La Cañada High School, won fifth place in the stock class. In his first race, his competitor came into his race lane, and collided with his car, damaging the back of it and causing him to travel across the finish line backwards.
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By Mary O’Keefe | July 24, 2008
Friday was a busy day for area firefighters. The morning began with a small brush fire in the Angeles National Forest in the Lukins Canyon area. According to Stanton Florea, fire information officer for the U.S. Forest Service, the incident appeared to begin as a vehicle fire that spread to the brush. Angeles National Forest Fire responded at 8:59 a.m. Los Angeles County Fire Department also responded but was canceled soon after the call. The fire was contained quickly. County, Angeles National Forest fire crews and Pasadena Fire Department responded to another fire above the top of Hastings Ranch Drive around 3 p.m. the same day. The brush fire burned a reported five acres before firefighters were able to get it under control.
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February 27, 2014
La Cañada Feb. 21 Petty theft/shoplifting: 900 block of Foothill Boulevard. At around 2 p.m., a loss prevention agent at Home Goods contacted police after detaining a shoplifter. A security camera captured a woman in her 60s entering the store with a cart, which had a dog and a shopping bag in it. The woman picked up a pillow and placed it under her dog, then took two costume masks and placed them under the shopping bag. After some time, the suspect went to the checkout stand to pay for another item and was detained as she exited the store by the agent, who made a citizen's arrest.
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September 12, 2012
A car and driver have plunged over the side of Little Tujunga Canyon Road in the Angeles National Forest, prompting rescue crews to try to extract the driver. Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies took a call about 10 a.m. Wednesday reporting a car off Little Tujunga at Dillon Divide, north of Lakeview Terrace in the northeast San Fernando Valley. Los Angeles County Fire crews Montrose Search and Rescue have crews at the scene, according to Lt. Angela Shepherd of the Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Station.
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By Nicholas Louie | June 12, 2008
Michigan Hill, a natural race strip allowing 1,056 feet of gravity-inspired acceleration, will allow young racers to test their mettle this Saturday in the Ninth Annual Greater Los Angeles Soap Box Derby sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of La Cañada in association with the California Family Soap Box Derby Association. Soap box cars will soar down the hill at around 35 miles per hour. Race officials had to adjust the starting line to begin one-third of the way down as a safety precaution.
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