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January 23, 2012
Two cars collided  shortly after 3 p.m. Monday on a rain - slickened Foothill Boulevard at Daleridge Road in La Canada, sending one of the drivers to a hospital. After-school traffic around St. Francis High School , St. Bede Elementary School and La Cañada High School slowed to a crawl, as the two cars waited in the roadway for tow trucks to arrive, blocking the westbound lane of Foothill . Deputy Will Agtual of the Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Station said that one of the drivers was transported to Verdugo Hills Hospital after the crash, but that extent of their injuries could not be reported at this time.  The other driver, a middle-aged man who declined to give his name, said that he had been driving west on Foothill in his Honda Civic when the other driver, behind the wheel of a Chevrolet sedan, attempted to turn from Daleridge onto Foothill , heading east.
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By Joe Piasecki, joe.piasecki@latimes.com | April 26, 2011
A westbound segment of Foothill Boulevard near Gould Avenue was briefly shut down at around 4 p.m. Tuesday after a wrong-way driver collided with two cars and ran over the sidewalk near La Cañada Tire Center. According to a witness and another individual involved in the crash, the apparently elderly driver of the white Mercedes C220 sedan turned left from Gould into oncoming traffic on the wrong side of a traffic median. . Continuing against traffic, the Mercedes scraped the front right fender of a black Volkswagen Jetta that was in the left lane, then smashed the front right fender of a silver Toyota Matrix in the right lane before ending up on the sidewalk.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Erna Taylor-Stark | January 24, 2008
On a brisk, bright, very early (6:30 a.m. to be precise) Saturday morning, the sun glints off more than 100 hot rods, vintage cars and sunglasses as members of the Early Rodders make their weekly trek to the parking lot of the United Artists movie theatres on Verdugo Road. Even though this particular weekend happens to be a holiday weekend, this group is not too depleted. Pulling into the parking lot, men and women can be seen clustered in groups, talking, peering into car windows, under hoods and checking paint jobs.
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By Ken Khteian | January 17, 2008
Come on, what’s next? We have steering wheel “clubs” and annoying car alarms that blare out for the wrong reasons; do we now have to install little alarms onto every single component on our cars to prevent theft? I hope it doesn’t come down to that. A catalytic converter was stolen Jan. 5 from my daughter’s boyfriend’s 1990 Toyota 4Runner right in front of our house at the 5100 block on Palm Drive in La Cañada. OK, it was raining on that Saturday night and our street is dark, but it seemed it was done right under our very noses.
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By Seth Amitin | October 1, 2009
Concerned parents and school officials at Palm Crest Elementary are looking for a solution to a parking problem during pick-up time that seems to leave children at risk. An electronic newsletter sent out Monday by Palm Crest Elementary PTA President Jennifer Rubendall and Principal Anais Wenn addressed the issue and the Crescenta Valley Sheriff?s Station is currently working on possible solutions. The problem, as stated in the letter, stems from parents parking on both sides of Orchard Lane at 2:50 p.m., blocking other drivers?
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By Mary O’Keefe | January 8, 2009
One of Dave Silversparre?s main concerns with the closing of his Union 76 Station at the corner of Foothill Boulevard and Angeles Crest Highway Dec. 31 was who would help his customers. He said many of his longtime clientele worried about where they would take their cars for service and if the station?s two mechanics, Darren Silversparre and Charlie Rivera, would continue to work in the area. Both men have found new positions at Firestone Tire and Service Center, 459 Foothill Boulevard.
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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.
NEWS
By Nicholas Louie | June 19, 2008
The first race of the Ninth Annual Greater Los Angeles Soap Box Derby didn’t begin until 10 a.m., but volunteers had been setting up long before then, the bulk of setup occurring since 7 that morning. Different local groups volunteered a hand to pull the derby together. The Flintridge Prep Key Club arrived early to sell morning pastries and coffee. Boy Scout Troop 502 kept lanes clear by towing cars in after they crossed the finish line. And the St. Francis High School football team loaded and unloaded cars onto a trailer that ferried cars up and down the hill.
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By Joe Puglia | June 8, 2007
Without question, I thought the sentimental favorite was Lucy Newcombe, a little girl no more than 9 years old. I watched her hands as she clutched her helmet. Her grip was not excessively tight and seemed to mesh with gentle eyes that showed more determination than fright. With a concerted effort, she wiggled into a defined and narrow cockpit; then, with two eyes barely peering over a plastic frame, she took one deep breath, steadied her gaze, and tightened her grip around a feeble steering wheel.
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March 9, 2014
A woman was hospitalized after she was attacked by bees following a minor car crash Sunday, authorities said. The female driver was involved in a two-vehicle crash at Castle Road and Los Amigos Street around 3 p.m., KTLA reported . Following the collision, the woman's car slammed into a tree, aggravating a hive of bee that then swarmed and attacked her as she got out of her vehicle, Capt. Brian Kane of the Los Angeles County Fire Department said. The woman escaped the bees by jumping into a nearby pool, where she remained until paramedics arrived, according to Kane.
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February 8, 2014
Following a report of a car careening off the side of the Angeles Crest Highway on Friday night, a second car was reported to have swerved about 30 feet over the side of the connector from the 210 east to the Angeles Crest Highway this morning, according to the California Highway Patrol. [UPDATE 11:20 a.m.] The California Highway Patrol received a call shortly after 11 a.m. about a sports car that went over the side of the connector. The parties were out of the vehicle. On Friday night, a driver and two passengers were transported to hospitals for minor injuries after their car swerved about 150 feet off the Angeles Crest Highway at 9 p.m. on Friday, according to the California Highway Patrol.
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August 12, 2013
A man and woman, both in their 20s, were transported to a local hospital after the vehicle they were traveling in plummeted about 400 feet over the side of the Angeles Crest Highway early Sunday morning. Montrose Search and Rescue members and Los Angeles County firefighters lifted the pair out of the hillside on special stretchers called litters that are designed for hazardous situations at around 1 a.m. near mile marker 39.61 on the highway, about 14 miles from La Cañada Flintridge, according to authorities.
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July 5, 2013
The driver of a car that plunged some 400 feet off the side of the Angeles Forest Highway on Friday morning has been airlifted to a local hospital, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Sgt. Cynthia Gonzales said. The condition of the driver, who was ejected from the vehicle, was not immediately known, she added. The crash occurred about 10 a.m. deep inside the Angeles National Forest occurred near mile marker 18.2, a remote area about 30 miles from the intersection of Angeles Forest Highway and Angeles Crest Highway, Gonzales said.
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By Tiffany Kelly, tiffany.kelly@latimes.com | April 8, 2013
This post has been updated. A stolen SUV was found over the side of the Angeles Crest Highway near La Cañada Flintridge Monday morning, authorities said. The abandoned gray Yukon was found near mile marker 31 at about 11:48 a.m. Monday, said Lt. Angela  Shepherd of the Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Station. PHOTOS: Vehicle found over cliff in Angeles National Forest Montrose Search and Rescue deputies, the California Highway Patrol and the Los Angeles County Fire Department responded to the scene, but no individuals were found, said Shepherd.
NEWS
April 3, 2013
La Cañada Flintridge March 24-March 26 Vandalism: 4500 block of Leir Drive. Five rocks in the front yard were each painted with a 10-inch letter “R.” Damages were set at $250. March 26-March 27 Burglary: La Cañada Presbyterian Church, 626 Foothill Blvd. Someone broke into the youth center offices on the church campus between 10:45 p.m. March 26 and 9 a.m. March 27 and took a Dell laptop computer valued at $500 and a Canon camcorder with accessories valued at $1,234.
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By Anita S. Brenner | March 23, 2013
If you see a black Honda coupe with Rusnak paper plates on Foothill Boulevard, it's probably me. Rusnak is not in the business of selling Hondas, but when an affable elderly gentleman sideswiped my 1997 Toyota Avalon, we decided that it might be time to buy a new car. The Avalon had 315,000 excellent miles on it and was poised to hit 500,000 with the original engine. The secret is to change the oil every 2,500 miles. The Avalon had cool stickers on the rear window: “Stanford,” “Fear the Goat” and “Marine Corps Mom.” Both our kids learned to drive on the Avalon and I was sentimentally attached.
NEWS
January 17, 2013
La Cañada Flintridge Dec. 18 to Jan. 2 Vandalism: 4130 block of Oakwood Ave., between 11 p.m. on Dec. 18 and 7 a.m. on Dec. 19. A 2001 Honda was smeared with animal feces. A similar incident occurred on Dec. 27, this time involving human feces. Owner washed the waste off vehicle. On the morning of Jan. 2, the same resident found shattered pumpkins in the front yard. Nov. 27 to Jan. 2 Grand theft: 5200 block of Crown Ave. Between 3 p.m. Nov. 27 and 8 a.m. on Jan. 2. Resident reported a black rifle, sterling silver necklace and a sterling silver ring with zircon stones missing from her home.
NEWS
January 9, 2013
A car registered to a missing Santa Clarita woman was found in a ravine in Angeles National Forest, Los Angeles County sheriff's officials said. A body was found nearby, said sheriff's spokesman Steve Whitmore, but has not been identified. The plates of the silver sedan found off Sand Canyon Road match those of the vehicle registered to Sarah Alarid, 19, who has been missing since getting into an argument with an ex-boyfriend at a New Year's Eve party, Whitmore said. She had left the party about 3 a.m., telling friends she was headed home.
NEWS
January 3, 2013
A Glendale man was arrested Thursday afternoon for allegedly driving under the influence after his car struck the center divider of the Foothill (210) Freeway in La Cañada Flintridge and burst into flames, according to a California Highway Patrol spokesman. The crash took place several minutes after the suspect first bounced his sedan off the center divider wall near the Olive Avenue offramp of the southbound 5 Freeway in Burbank, at about 2 p.m., according to CHP Officer Kevin Denmon.
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