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By Mary O’Keefe | March 12, 2009
The Los Angeles Coroner’s office has released the cause of death of a 38-year-old Van Nuys man as blunt force injuries he received after his car was driven off Angeles Crest Highway and discovered on March 5. According to reports, the man had been ejected from his vehicle, which plunged about 600 feet over the side of Angeles Crest at mile marker 32 in an apparent suicide. “He had left a note and was reported missing over that weekend [March 7-8],” said Det. Mitch Robison of the Los Angeles County homicide division.
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May 5, 2005
Raymond David Mercer, a native of Packwood, Iowa, died peacefully at home in La Cañada on March 11 at the age of 86 after a long struggle with cancer. A resident of Glendale for almost 50 years, Ray moved to La Cañada seven years ago following the death of his wife Janetta. Following graduation from high school, Ray enlisted in the Army Air Corps and served on Guadalcanal with the 12th Fighter Squadron from 1942 to 1944. Relocating to Los Angeles after World War II, he met his wife and joined the Los Angeles Police Department where he worked until his retirement in 1974.
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By Mary O'Keefe | December 14, 2006
A Montrose woman lost her life in a traffic accident on La Tuna Canyon Road Tuesday morning. According to the Los Angeles Police Department, around 8:45 a.m. on Tuesday a silver Jeep crossed the double yellow line in the 9300 block of La Tuna Canyon into the path of a dark colored Saturn driven by Michelle Wincentsen, 31, of Montrose. "Wincentsen was unconscious when paramedics pulled her from the wreckage. They worked on her but pronounced her dead at the scene," said an LAPD spokesperson.
COMMUNITY
By Carol Cormaci | January 3, 2013
La Cañada Flintridge Orthopaedic Guild members Joan Cleven, Patti Rademacher, Marie Baker and Joanne Ploszaj recently traveled via the Gold Line and Metro to Los Angeles Orthopaedic Hospital to greet the arrival of Santa with more than 1,500 children. The children are current and former patients of Los Angeles Orthopaedic Hospital. Toys were donated by Los Angeles Orthopaedic Hospital support groups and employees, the Los Angeles Police Department, businesses and the wider Los Angeles community.
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By Seth Amitin | November 12, 2009
[Update] A 9-year-old La Cañada Elementary School student reported missing by school officials at 1:25 p.m. Thursday was found about 15 minutes later walking on the onramp of the Glendale (2) Freeway at Verdugo Boulevard, authorities said. When Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station personnel arrived at the Encinas Drive campus after receiving the school's call, they learned the student had last been seen at 12:30 p.m. The child was sent to the principal’s office shortly before missing, according to a sheriff’s spokesman.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 30, 2010
Ten Years Ago Two suspects who held up the La Cañada Sport Chalet during an armed robbery spree were arrested in Sunland by Los Angeles Police Department officers.   Twenty Years Ago A rash of commercial burglaries took place along Foothill Boulevard in La Cañada, with most of the crimes taking place during early-morning hours.   Thirty Years Ago The La Cañada Flintridge City Council joined the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the city of Pasadena in creating bike lanes along Oak Grove Drive north of Foothill Boulevard.
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By Seth Amitin | September 24, 2009
A former La Cañada High School football player is a suspect in an alleged assault case in Sunland, according to a police official who otherwise remained tight-lipped. Lavelle Peterson, 20, who graduated from LCHS in 2007 and was a standout running back for the Spartans, allegedly assaulted his girlfriend after an argument near her home late Thursday. ?We can?t talk about it right now because the case is still pending,? said Det. T. Dougherty of the Los Angeles Police Department Foothills Division.
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By Seth Amitin | February 25, 2010
A stolen car that was used as a getaway vehicle for an armed burglary on Foothill Boulevard on Feb. 21 has been recovered and two suspects have been arrested, officials said. On Feb. 21, the Acura sedan was spotted as a getaway car during an armed burglary at a Del Taco in the 6200 block of Foothill Boulevard, police said. The car was spotted hours later on Marcus Avenue and Apperson Street in Tujunga with a man matching the description of the suspect from the burglary. ?During the burglary, the Del Taco employee behind the counter got the license plate of the car,?
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By Seth Amitin and Mary O’Keefe | April 16, 2009
A car rolled off the side of the Tujunga Canyon Road at the 14.4 mile marker at about 1:30 on Tuesday morning. After the crash, the driver got out of her car, climbed up the hill and grabbed the attention of a Los Angeles Police Department officer who was driving down the road. The car was carrying three passengers; all escaped with minor injuries. In another incident, a 47-year-old man from Altadena is recovering from injuries sustained after his vehicle slammed into a wall on the Angeles Crest Highway on Saturday.
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By Mary O’Keefe | March 12, 2009
The Los Angeles Coroner’s office has released the cause of death of a 38-year-old Van Nuys man as blunt force injuries he received after his car was driven off Angeles Crest Highway and discovered on March 5. According to reports, the man had been ejected from his vehicle, which plunged about 600 feet over the side of Angeles Crest at mile marker 32 in an apparent suicide. “He had left a note and was reported missing over that weekend [March 7-8],” said Det. Mitch Robison of the Los Angeles County homicide division.
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May 5, 2005
Raymond David Mercer, a native of Packwood, Iowa, died peacefully at home in La Cañada on March 11 at the age of 86 after a long struggle with cancer. A resident of Glendale for almost 50 years, Ray moved to La Cañada seven years ago following the death of his wife Janetta. Following graduation from high school, Ray enlisted in the Army Air Corps and served on Guadalcanal with the 12th Fighter Squadron from 1942 to 1944. Relocating to Los Angeles after World War II, he met his wife and joined the Los Angeles Police Department where he worked until his retirement in 1974.
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