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By Mary O'KeefeValley Sun | June 20, 2009
Two counts of murder have been filed against the driver of the runaway big rig that killed two people and injured a dozen others in La Canada Flintridge April 1. A Los Angeles County grand jury returned an indictment against big rig driver Marcos Costa on June 11; the decision was unsealed on Friday after Costa was arraigned in Los Angeles County Superior Court. He is being held on $2.09 million bail. According to reports, Costa pleaded not guilty to all charges including the two counts of murder, that had been added to the allegations of vehicle manslaughter and reckless driving that had been filed on April 3. Costa drove his big rig car carrier from Antelope Valley (14)
By Megan O’Neil | January 22, 2010
Mandatory evacuations have been lifted for much of La Cañada Flintridge, La Crescenta and Glendale county officials announced Friday morning. The evacuations were issued at 9 a.m. Wednesday due to the threat of mudslides in the Station fire burn areas. Hard evacuations remain in place for a few streets in the Crescenta-Cañada area, including Briggs Terrace, Ocean View Boulevard, Rock Castle Road, La Forest Drive and Escalante Drive. Evacuations updates are available at www.dpwcare.
March 19, 2009
Two area women join Girl Scout board The new Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles (GSGLA) recently appointed several area business and industry leaders to its Board of Directors. The newly formed council, the result of a Dec. 1 merger of six councils, serves all of Los Angeles County and parts of Kern and San Bernardino counties. Linda Brogmus Segal of La Cañada and Linda Aragon of Glendale will both serve as directors at large on the board. Segal, a former Girl Scout, has maintained a private practice in dentistry in Beverly Hills for the past 22 years.
By Ruth Longoria | November 15, 2007
There?s a morning rush hour from 5 a.m. to noon, and an evening rush hour from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.; a big chance of getting rear-ended if you stop for a yellow light; and, you?re most likely considered a ?road hazard? if you drive slower than 70- to- 85- in a 55- to- 60 miles per hour zone. Oh and, by the way, many highways are under construction; most streets don?t go through as expected; and, Mapquest doesn?t work here in Los Angeles County. At least according to the tongue-in-cheek audience warm-up provided by County Supervisor Mike Antonovich last Thursday as he shared a ?
By Jake Armstrong | September 17, 2004
Saying the lives of "10 million people are in the hands of 22,500 cops in Los Angeles County," Sheriff Lee Baca and other law enforcement officials last Friday gathered to urge voter support for a half-cent sales tax increase that would put 5,000 additional officers on the streets. At a press conference at Eagle Rock High School, across the street from the scene of a gang-related shooting earlier this year, Baca, Los Angeles Police Chief William Bratton and Glendale Police Chief Randy Adams said the sales tax increase, Measure A on the Nov. 2 ballot, would allow all law enforcement agencies in the county to add officers and expand operations.
By Jacqueline Chen | December 8, 2005
At the recommendation of both the city's senior planner and engineer, the La Cañada Flintridge City Council on Monday authorized the city manager to sign a letter of intent to participate in an aerial imagery consortium. According to a staff report presented to the Council by Director of Community Development Robert Stanley, LCF's cost to participate in the Image Acquisition Consortium, formed by Los Angeles County and other municipalities, will not exceed $22,000, which can be funded during the 2005-06 mid-year budget review.
By Megan O’Neil | April 7, 2010
A state appeals court on Tuesday reinstated murder charges against the driver who lost control of his big rig last year, killing two people in La Cañada Flintridge at the base of the steep Angeles Crest (2) Highway. In overturning a lower court decision to throw out the charges, a panel for the California 2nd District Court of Appeal on Tuesday ruled there was sufficient evidence to suggest that Marcos Barbosa Costa was aware of the “great risk” involved as he drove his five-axle truck down the Angeles Crest Highway on April 1 last year.
By Charles Cooper | January 14, 2010
Los Angeles County is seeking bids for a flood control project to repair and refurbish ten miles of the Arroyo Seco flood control channels along the eastern border of La Cañada Flintridge. Bids will be opened Feb. 9 and the work will begin in April. The project is expected to take about 120 days. Estimated cost of the work is $1.2 to $1.6 million, with an additional $20,000 designated for the successful bidder to develop a construction schedule and divert waters during the work.
December 3, 2009
Ten Years Ago A 12-liter, $2,000 collector’s edition “Millennium Magnum” of Korbel Champagne, donated by the local Vons market, was raffled off to raise funds for the La Cañada Flintridge Chamber of Commerce and Community Assn. during December 1999. Twenty Years Ago The cutting of a red Christmas garland marked the grand opening of the La Cañada Flintridge Post Office’s first contract postal unit at Marsh Village Pharmacy in the 2100 block of Foothill Boulevard, where a full line of postal services, with the exception of registered mail, would be offered.
May 3, 2007
Stephen Crawford Turner Jr. passed away from cancer on March 7. He was born in Los Angeles County on Feb. 10, 1933, to Stephen C. Turner Sr. and Margaret Elizabeth Forbes Turner. He attended school in La Cañada and Glendale, and graduated from Glendale High School where he was a member of the track team and won many awards. In 1950 he was Track and Field magazine's Prep Athlete of the Year. He went on to attend the University of California at Berkeley, where he was also on the track team and a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity.
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