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ENTERTAINMENT
By Charly Shelton | June 8, 2006
Imagine a world where cars drive themselves. Where a race car worries about winning and there is never a human driver to speak of. But what happens when a race car gets stuck in a small western town with a population of about 12. This is what happens to Lightning McQueen (voiced by Owen Wilson) on his way to California when he has a breakdown in Radiator Springs trying to find his big rig Mack. Not only does he hate the small town at first, but he has to race the clock to get out of town in time to win a race and become the new face of the biggest racing team in the nation.
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ENTERTAINMENT
June 29, 2006
The second annual Bill King Memorial Car Show will take place in La Cañada's Memorial Park on Sun., July 2 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. This is being held in conjunction with the Music- in-the-Park performance by the La Cañada-based band Misplaced Priorities band. "This event last year had the largest attendance for the Sunday evening music shows," said organizer Al Herbert. Local resident Bill King was an avid car collector that succumbed to cancer in March, 2005. "We would like to have a good turnout of La Cañada people that own classic cars to exhibit them."
NEWS
February 11, 2010
A 17-year-old girl and her 12-year-old brother, both from La Canada, were taken into custody Sunday for grand theft and other charges after being caught while phishing cars, according to a report at the Crescenta Valley Sheriff?s Station. You don?t [typically] see suspects as young as 12 years old,? said Sgt. Ray Harley of the CV Station. ?That?s rare.? The siblings were found wandering around Crescenta Avenue and Rockland Place at 6:50 p.m. by a deputy. ?The station received a call about two people attempting to break into cars,?
NEWS
By Seth Amitin | April 1, 2010
Two suspects were arrested this week in conjunction with a rash of car burglaries since the beginning of the year, a Los Angeles County sheriff?s representative said. Tony Davis, 30, of Tujunga and Krisi Jackson, 27, of Tujunga were arrested at 8 a.m. on Tuesday with ?evidence and stolen property [that] were seized linking the suspects to several of the recent burglaries,? the Crescenta Valley sheriff?s station said in a press release. Local sheriff?s deputies and served a search warrant at a residence in the 10000 block of Helendale Avenue in Tujunga and arrested the suspects at the scene.
NEWS
By Mary O'Keefe | June 21, 2007
A man driving on the Angeles Crest Highway just north of the Upper Big Tujunga Canyon Road struck a bear just before midnight on June 7. According to California Highway Patrol Officer Todd Workman, the driver told CHP officers that he was traveling north on Angeles Crest Highway when the bear "shot out" in from the left. The vehicle struck the bear but did not kill it. A CHP sergeant responded to the accident and had to shoot the bear, who was in the center of the road. The driver of the vehicle did not suffer any injuries.
NEWS
By Joe Piasecki, joe.piasecki@latimes.com | April 29, 2011
A driver who lost control of her car, sped into an embankment, felled a metal light pole and rolled the car over multiple times on the interchange from the westbound Foothill (210) Freeway to the southbound Glendale (2) Freeway was taken to Glendale Adventist Medical Center on Friday afternoon after complaining of neck pain. Los Angeles County firefighters arrived on the scene around 2 p.m. and extricated the unidentified driver from her silver sedan, said California Highway Patrol Officer R. Siemens, who was at the scene.
NEWS
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Nancy Turney | August 31, 2011
A reader recently contacted me asking for copies of the series of articles I wrote in May 2009 regarding transportation options once one has given up driving. Here is the first of that series. The other two will follow in the coming weeks. Q. I recently gave up driving when I finally admitted that my reaction time had slowed down to a point where it was no longer safe for me to be behind the wheel. Can you give me some tips on how to make this adjustment? I feel like I am trapped at home.
NEWS
By Daniel Siegal, daniel.siegal@latimes.com | October 7, 2011
A national program to bring clean water to the developing world has finally reached California - and La Cañada Flintridge is its first outpost in the state. The Wash Away Thirst campaign, started by Georgia-based carwash owner Jim Dudley, has now enlisted more than 100 carwashes across the country to fund clean water projects across the globe, and La Cañada's Foothill Car Wash is, so far, the only California carwash to participate. Lauren Locher, a spokesperson for Wash Away Thirst, said that after Dudley had returned to the states from a church mission trip to Guatemala, he asked himself the question, “If I died and the only thing I had done for myself was owned a car wash would I be happy with my life, is that what I want to be known for?
NEWS
April 25, 2011
Detectives with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Arson and Explosives Unit are looking into a suspicious car fire that happened just after 2 a.m. on April 19 in the driveway of a La Cañada Flintridge home. “It’s a suspicious fire, and we’re still investigating,” said Det. Greg Everett, who confirmed that the fire occurred on the 900 block of Regent Park Drive. Firefighters with L.A. County Fire Station 82 in La Cañada who responded to the blaze found the car, identified as a Volkswagen Jetta, burning intensely by the time they arrived, said Capt.
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