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By Mary O’Keefe | May 14, 2009
In an accident reminiscent of an April 1 event in La Cañada Flintridge, a runaway big rig overturned at about 8:15 a.m. Monday on Angeles Forest Highway, about 16 miles south of the Antelope Valley Freeway and five miles from the Angeles Crest Highway junction. According to California Highway Patrol, Corey Najjar, 39, of Palmdale, was driving a GM two-axle tractor loaded with gravel southbound on Angeles Forest Highway at about 25 miles per hour. Najjar reportedly told CHP officers that his brakes failed and he was unable to slow down.
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By Ruth Longoria | April 23, 2009
Taxes and truck safety were on the minds of many of the few hundred locals who showed up on April 15 for a La Cañada Flintridge Chamber of Commerce luncheon at Descanso Gardens with U.S. Rep. David Dreier (R-San Dimas). At the lunch, Dreier offered insight into recent doings in the nation?s capitol, as well as his thoughts on tax issues and the recent double fatality commercial truck crash in La Cañada. ?I don?t want to dictate anything down from Washington, D.C., but, anything we can do, you have my commitment to do that,?
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By Seth Amitin | August 13, 2009
The temporary ban for trucks on Angeles Crest Highway became permanent Aug. 6 as Assembly Bill 1361 was signed by California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, officially making it illegal for any commercial vehicle exceeding three axles or 10,000 pounds to travel on the highway. Shortly after the April 1 runaway accident at the Foothill Boulevard terminus of the highway, which killed Angel Posca and his pre-teen daughter Angelina, injured several others and heavily damaged the building that houses Flintridge Bookstore and Coffeehouse, the state placed a temporary ban on all big rigs from traveling on ACH to allow the bill time to work its way through the approval process.
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By Megan O’Neil | December 24, 2009
Malia Mailes, the local girl scout who made headlines last spring for her work highlighting the dangers of commercial truck traffic on Angeles Crest Highway, has been named a 2009 National Young Woman of Distinction by Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. Malia is one of ten scouts across the country to receive the award and will be honored at the girl scouts? national meeting in St. Louis in February. Now a junior at La Cañada High School, Malia has been involved in scouting since kindergarten.
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By Daniel Siegal, daniel.siegal@latimes.com | June 13, 2012
Recreational vehicles are designed for relaxation, but they are creating work for city officials. After receiving complaints about the hulking rigs, the La Cañada Flintridge Planning Commission is considering a measure to further regulate where residents can park their RVs, trailers and boats. Under current law, city residents are prohibited from parking RVs in front of a home, though RVs can be stored anywhere in the rear of a property. They also can be parked in a side yard, as long as they are obscured from view by a fence or wall.
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By Seth Amitin | August 13, 2009
The temporary ban for trucks on Angeles Crest Highway became permanent Aug. 6 as Assembly Bill 1361 was signed by California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, officially making it illegal for any commercial vehicle exceeding three axles or 10,000 pounds to travel on the highway. Shortly after the April 1 runaway accident at the Foothill Boulevard terminus of the highway, which killed Angel Posca and his pre-teen daughter Angelina, injured several others and heavily damaged the building that houses Flintridge Bookstore and Coffeehouse, the state placed a temporary ban on all big rigs from traveling on ACH to allow the bill time to work its way through the approval process.
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By Mary O’Keefe | May 14, 2009
In an accident reminiscent of an April 1 event in La Cañada Flintridge, a runaway big rig overturned at about 8:15 a.m. Monday on Angeles Forest Highway, about 16 miles south of the Antelope Valley Freeway and five miles from the Angeles Crest Highway junction. According to California Highway Patrol, Corey Najjar, 39, of Palmdale, was driving a GM two-axle tractor loaded with gravel southbound on Angeles Forest Highway at about 25 miles per hour. Najjar reportedly told CHP officers that his brakes failed and he was unable to slow down.
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By Ruth Longoria | April 23, 2009
Taxes and truck safety were on the minds of many of the few hundred locals who showed up on April 15 for a La Cañada Flintridge Chamber of Commerce luncheon at Descanso Gardens with U.S. Rep. David Dreier (R-San Dimas). At the lunch, Dreier offered insight into recent doings in the nation?s capitol, as well as his thoughts on tax issues and the recent double fatality commercial truck crash in La Cañada. ?I don?t want to dictate anything down from Washington, D.C., but, anything we can do, you have my commitment to do that,?
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