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By Andrew Shortall, andrew.shortall@latimes.com | May 13, 2011
Mistaking a runaway truck escape median along Angeles Crest Highway for a place to pull over Friday, a truck driver stopped to call his boss and confirm the destination for a delivery of 20 tons of gravel. When the driver tried to pull away around 10:48 a.m. he couldn’t get out of the median, which is filled with gravel for the purpose of stopping runaway vehicles traveling southbound on the highway. “He thought that was a good place to stop,” said Debra Herman, a sergeant with the Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station.
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By Carol Cormaci | September 11, 2008
Based on last week?s big rig accident and the historical fact that it?s not all that uncommon for a vehicle to lose its brakes on Angeles Crest Highway, I don?t think I?d be eager to own a property on the south side of Foothill Boulevard at the foot of that grade. How about you? I would understand if any of the impacted property owners squirmed as they read that paragraph, but really, would you want to take the chance that a big truck ? or debris resulting from a spectacular accident there ?
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March 20, 2008
Foothill Boulevard , a 1990 Honda Accord was stolen from the Ralphs Market parking lot in the 500 block between the hours of 1 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. on Saturday. Oxford Way , the front passenger side window was smashed on a vehicle parked in the 1000 block between 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Friday. Chimneysmoke Road , a 48-year-old man was arrested for vandalizing a truck. According to the sheriff’s report, the man damaged the truck by welding a shovel as it attempted to dump gravel onto his property.
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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 Seth Amitin and Ruth Longoria | July 31, 2009
Two big rigs were cited Thursday morning on Angeles Crest Highway for failure to heed the posted Caltrans signs that forbid vehicles with three or more axles or 10,000 pounds from using the highway, said Sgt. John Caffrey of the Crescenta Valley Sheriff?s Station. ?I was driving northbound on Angeles Crest Highway," said Caffrey, ?and saw two trucks going southbound. I made a U-turn and contacted all available deputies.? A temporary ban on big-rig traffic on the highway is in effect, following the April 1 runaway crash on ACH at Foothill Boulevard that took the lives of two and injured several others.
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February 14, 2008
BY THE NUMBERS IN LCF, totals from the Feb. 5 Presidential Primary. ? TOTAL PRECINCTS IN LCF: 15 REGISTRATION: 13,360 BALLOTS CAST: 5,497 VOTES CAST: 41.15% ? ? Republicans Registered: 6,961 Ballots Cast: 2,796 Democrats Registered: 3,753 Ballots Cast: 2,154 American Independent Registered: 133 Ballots Cast: 42 Green Party Registered: 67 Ballots Cast: 10 Libertarian Registered: 63 Ballots Cast: 13 Natural Law Registered: 4 Ballots Cast: 0 Peace and Freedom Registered: 24 Ballots Cast: 4 Non-Partisan Registered: 2,355 Ballots Cast: 478 ?
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By Mary O’Keefe | September 18, 2008
The recent big rig accident where a 78,000 pound 18-wheeler went careening down Angeles Crest Highway and into the parking lot of the Hill Street Café has brought light onto the subject of escape medians along the ?Crest. The preliminary investigation has found that the accident, which happened on Sept. 5, was caused when the big rig lost use of its brakes. The driver steered the semi into the parking lot at the café. One man was transported to the hospital with minor injuries and several vehicles were damaged but no one was seriously injured.
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February 14, 2008
BY THE NUMBERS IN La Canada Flintridge:   Voting totals from the Feb. 5 Presidential Primary: TOTAL PRECINCTS IN LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE: 15 REGISTRATION: 13,360 BALLOTS CAST: 5,497 VOTES CAST: 41.15% Republicans Registered: 6,961 Ballots Cast: 2,796 Democrats Registered: 3,753 Ballots Cast: 2,154 American Independent Registered: 133 Ballots Cast: 42 ...
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By Andrew Shortall, andrew.shortall@latimes.com | May 13, 2011
Mistaking a runaway truck escape median along Angeles Crest Highway for a place to pull over Friday, a truck driver stopped to call his boss and confirm the destination for a delivery of 20 tons of gravel. When the driver tried to pull away around 10:48 a.m. he couldn’t get out of the median, which is filled with gravel for the purpose of stopping runaway vehicles traveling southbound on the highway. “He thought that was a good place to stop,” said Debra Herman, a sergeant with the Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station.
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By Carol Cormaci | September 11, 2008
Based on last week?s big rig accident and the historical fact that it?s not all that uncommon for a vehicle to lose its brakes on Angeles Crest Highway, I don?t think I?d be eager to own a property on the south side of Foothill Boulevard at the foot of that grade. How about you? I would understand if any of the impacted property owners squirmed as they read that paragraph, but really, would you want to take the chance that a big truck ? or debris resulting from a spectacular accident there ?
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