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By Mary O’Keefe | June 25, 2009
A bail hearing that was to be held Wednesday for big rig driver Marcos Costa, who has been indicted on two counts of murder in the April 1 runaway truck collision in La Cañada Flintridge, has been continued to July 10 in Pasadena Superior Court. According to Jane Robison, spokeswoman for Los Angeles County District Attorney?s office, Costa was in court Wednesday, but attorneys on both sides agreed to continue the case. Costa?s bail remains at $2.09 million. On June 11, a Los Angeles County grand jury returned an indictment against Costa of two counts of murder, vehicular manslaughter and three felony counts of reckless driving causing specified injury.
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By Seth Amitin and Mary O’Keefe | June 25, 2009
A woman and three men face 32 theft-related felony charges after they were arrested last week for allegedly taking part in a baby formula burglary ring. The 32 charges include felony counts of conspiracy to commit burglary, receiving stolen property and petty theft. ?The suspects have stolen baby formula from the La Cañada Vons seven times in the last two months,? said Los Angeles County Sheriff?s Sgt. Ray Harley. ?This theft was tied to other thefts in the Glendale and San Fernando area and parts of the Los Angeles Police Department?
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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)
NEWS
May 21, 2009
Descanso Gardens announced late last week that, pending final approvals from Los Angeles County, it will break ground this June for an environmentally-friendly art gallery designed to allow local, national and internationally recognized artists to exhibit their work in Descanso’s unique natural setting. Located adjacent to the historic Boddy House, the Sturt Haaga Gallery of Art at Descanso Gardens consists of a major rehabilitation and adaptive re-use of the current garage structure and the creation of additional exhibit space.
FEATURES
May 7, 2009
Experience Spain in La Cañada May 17 Los Altos Auxiliary of Hathaway-Sycamores is hosting a ?Taste the Wines of Spain? event on Sunday, May 17, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at the home of Susan and Steven Peterman in La Cañada. The $75 per person tasting event will feature a specially selected array of delightful whites, delectable reds and sparkling cavas, along with scrumptious cheeses, and other culinary delights. The event is co-chaired by Susan Peterman and Sue Slater of Pasadena.
FEATURES
May 7, 2009
La Cañada Flintridge residents Steve and Ana Turko recently announced the engagement of their daughter Natasha Turko to Greg Gaudino, son of La Cañada Flintridge residents Tony and Cris Gaudino and La Crescenta residents Jan and Bob Canfield. Natasha grew up in La Cañada and graduated from La Cañada High School in 2002. She received her B.A. in criminology, law and society from UC Irvine in 2006 and recently started her master?s of business administration program at Pepperdine University.
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By Ruth Longoria | April 30, 2009
Plans to enlarge capacity at the Mulally Debris Basin, which is on U.S. Forest Service land bordering La Cañada in the upper Ocean View area, were released this week from Los Angeles County. This, after a community meeting last fall with residents, city officials and county representatives to discuss the inadequate capacity of the basin and possible alternatives for a resolution. The county selected one of three alternatives discussed at the October meeting, a reinforced concrete wall, which would replace the existing structure, according to Valerie De La Cruz, project manager for the county?
FEATURES
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.
FEATURES
December 18, 2008
Holiday party benefits agency Nearly 20 highly accomplished Los Angeles area artists donated their time and talent to benefit youngsters cared for by Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services — one of the largest, nonprofit, private children’s mental health and welfare agencies in Los Angeles County. The fundraiser was a joint effort of the artists, each of whom has created a signature Christmas tree, and Mark J. Geragos of La Cañada and Brian S. Kabateck . Their law firms, Geragos & Geragos, APC, and Kabateck Brown Kellner, LLP — used the occasion of their annual, joint holiday party to raise funds for Hathaway-Sycamores by auctioning off the uniquely designed Christmas trees, including steel sculptures, natural-wood sculptures and charcoal drawings.
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By Mary O’Keefe | December 18, 2008
The weather outside really was frightful this week as a series of winter storms blew through La Cañada. The first round hit on Monday with rain and cold temperatures with a lull on Tuesday, and then hit again on Wednesday with a prediction of warmer temperatures for the weekend. La Canada looked like a real winter wonderland with snow falling on the foothills of the San Gabriels and residents bundled up for the cold temperatures. “This is definitely sweet,” said Bill Patzert, Jet Propulsion Laboratory climatologist.
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