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By Andrew Shortall, andrew.shortall@latimes.com | February 24, 2011
A vinyl-sticker depiction of President Obama has appeared on a wall in Montrose in the style as the world-renowned, yet secretive, graffiti street artist Banksy. The vinyl-sticker — on a concrete wall on Ocean View Boulevard near Foothill Boulevard and the 210 Freeway — depicts the president at a podium giving a speech with the words “That’s right, ladies…” A photo of the poster has been making the rounds through the blogosphere ever since Perez Hilton, included it on his website Wednesday night.
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December 8, 2005
Learn about the past of your favorite shopping area on the Montrose Walking Tour on Saturday, Dec. 10 at 11 a.m. John Drayman will narrate as we stroll by the historic shops along Honolulu. John is the unofficial historian for Montrose and gives a fascinating and humorous look at the evolution of the quaint little town that has become one of the jewels of the Crescenta Valley. We'll meet in front of White's Art Gallery at 2414 Honolulu Ave. and take an easy, two-block walk ending at the new restaurant area of the 2200 block (just in time for lunch)
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By Bianca P. Gallegos | April 26, 2007
Last Sunday about 125 people of all ages got a taste of Montrose. And, with every taste came a safer prom night for Crescenta Valley High School as proceeds of the inaugural 'Taste of Montrose' event will benefit Prom Plus, an alternative, safe, all-night party following the prom. "This Taste of Montrose is excellent," said Glendale resident Layla Bettar. "The restaurants' food is excellent." Bettar said she's a fan of tasting events because it gives her a quick opportunity to learn about what the community has to offer.
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By Veronica Rocha | May 6, 2010
For small businesses looking to broaden their customer base, events like Sunday’s Taste of Montrose have helped boost sales during the prolonged recession. La Cañada Flintridge-based Food Art Catering & Events had relied on word of mouth for five years, which co-owner Sharon Giragosian said had worked out great for the business. “But this year, unfortunately, we found the need to start advertising,” she said. When she and her husband found out two weeks ago about the food-tasting event, they got on board in hopes of expanding their clientele, Giragosian said.
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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.
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November 1, 2012
A suspected prowler is on the loose in La Cañada Flintridge, authorities say. A man reportedly knocked at a woman's window in the middle of the night Wednesday, the third such incident in the area in the last two days, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. Sgt. Debra Herman of the Crescenta Valley Sheriff's station said that a resident on the 600 block of Chatham Place reported that around 1 a.m. Wednesday she heard knocking on her window, and then saw a tall, dark figure running away.
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December 13, 2005
The following crime reports for La Cañada Flintridge, La Crescenta, Montrose and Glendale were taken from the log at the Glendale Police Department and provided by the Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Station. Monday, Dec. 4 Frank Smith, 38, a transient, was arrested on suspicion of burglary in the 2600 block of Foothill Boulevard in La Crescenta. Person(s) unknown damaged plastic planters, sprinklers, air ducts and drain grates at Gethsemane Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod in La Crescenta.
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By Mary O'Keefe | January 18, 2007
After more than 30 years, Pepe's Mexican Food restaurant has left La Cañada. The family-owned business has been at 927 Foothill Blvd. since 1971 and has become a family favorite. "We had people come in on a date, then see them married and watch their kids grow," said Victor Bugarin, son of Pepe's owner, Bernardino Bugarin. The restaurant closed due to the development of the La Cañada Town Center.. The official ground-breaking ceremony for the center is scheduled for late February or early March.
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January 21, 2010
In November 1933, the Pickens Canyon Fire tore through 7,000 acres in the San Gabriel Mountains. Sound familiar? On Jan. 1, 1934, after a week of constant, heavy rain, a flash flood roared down Pickens Canyon, through parts of present-day La Cañada, La Crescenta and Montrose. Unlike our mudflows this week, back in 1934, the walls of water were 20-feet high. The debris pushed down into the town of Montrose. Giant boulders crashed into houses. Hundreds of people went missing. Their bodies were never found.
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April 3, 2014
La Cañada March 24 Proof of California registration fraud: Angeles Crest Highway at Lavender Lane. While driving at 5:35 p.m., an officer noticed a white Ford F-150. Although a check showed the vehicle's registration as expired, there was a blue 2014 sticker on the license plate, so the truck was pulled over. The driver presented a license and a registration slip showing an expiration date of Dec. 31, and told the deputy the truck belonged to his employer. The driver also admitted to taking the registration sticker off his own trailer and putting it on the truck “to avoid tickets.” He was cited for registration fraud and released.
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March 28, 2014
La Cañada Flintridge March 17 Identity theft: 4300 block of Beulah Drive. A woman called police after receiving a letter from a credit company needing to verify her recent application for a card issued by a bank in Delaware. She had not applied for the card or given permission to anyone else to do so. The victim called “card services” and had the application canceled before notifying the three major credit bureaus of the incident. March 20 Unauthorized use of access card: 5100 block of Angeles Crest Highway.
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By Sara Cardine, sara.cardine@latimes.com | March 20, 2014
La Cañada Flintridge March 11 Driving on a suspended/revoked license: 5000 block Angeles Crest Highway. An officer on patrol pulled over a driver after observing him commit an improper lane change. The man reported not having his driver's license, but did produce a California ID card. He also said his license was suspended, adding, “I may also have a small warrant.” A computer search revealed the suspect was driving on a suspended/revoked license and had a $30,000 warrant.
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March 6, 2014
La Cañada Feb. 25 Petty theft from vehicle: 5700 block of Evening Canyon Drive. A man had left his vehicle unlocked around 5:15 p.m. and returned at 7 p.m. to find the front driver's side door ajar and the interior dome light on. He noticed items strewn throughout the vehicle, suggesting the compartments had been rifled through, and took an inventory of missing items. Gone were his navigation system, two messenger bags and a restaurant gift card. Police noticed no signs of damage or forced entry, surmising the suspect had simply opened the unlocked door.
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February 13, 2014
La Cañada Flintridge Feb. 5 Grand theft: 1000 block of Ridgecliff Lane. Between 5 p.m. on Jan. 17 and 4 p.m. on Feb. 1. Victim stated that her residence has been under construction for 10 months. Two 5-ton air conditioning units were stolen from the side yard of her residence. Feb. 6 Petty theft: 3800 block of Hampstead Road. Between 10 p.m on Feb. 5 and 6 a.m. on Feb. 6, someone stole U.S. currency of various denominations from an unlocked vehicle. Feb. 8 Burglary: 663 Foothill Blvd., the TJMaxx store.
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November 14, 2013
Montrose Search and Rescue members were joined by “The Incredible Hulk” on Sunday during a training on a stretch of Angeles Crest Highway where hundreds of motorcycle accidents have occurred. Sheriff Reserve Lt. Lou Ferrigno, who played the Hulk on TV, assisted with the group at mile marker 56.5 on the highway, named “Motorcycle Corner.” Search and Rescue members found several motorcycle parts over the side of the highway. Ferrigno also spoke to the members about his work assisting with rescue teams.
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March 21, 2013
La Cañada Flintridge March 12 Possession of drug paraphernalia: Verdugo Boulevard at the Glendale (2) Freeway, 12:45 p.m. A 41-year-old Glendale man was arrested on suspicion of possessing a meth pipe. March 13-14 Residential burglary: 5100 block of Gould Ave., before 6:30 a.m. on March 14. Air compressors and tools worth more than $3,000 stolen from house undergoing a remodel. March 15 Mail theft: 2100 block of La Cañada Crest Drive, 3:50 p.m. A suspect stole mail and damaged the mailbox's lock.
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March 13, 2013
La Cañada Flintridge Feb. 1-15 Petty theft: 400 block of Starlight Crest Drive. Driver's license stolen from letter in mailbox. March 9 Petty theft: 4463 Oak Grove Drive, 3:50 p.m. Leather jacket and sweater stolen from unlocked vehicle at La Cañada High School. March 9 Drug possession: 1000 block of Foothill Blvd., 5:30 p.m. A 26-year-old Tujunga woman and a 26-year-old Los Angeles man who allegedly possessed cocaine, ecstasy and hashish were arrested.
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March 7, 2013
La Cañada Flintridge Feb. 19-26 Vandalism and petty theft: 5000 block of Louise Drive, between 9 a.m. Feb. 19 and 10 a.m. Feb. 26. Charter Communications reported that a cable equipment box had been broken into and batteries valued at $540 taken. Damage to the box totaled $130. Feb. 25 Burglary: 5400 block of Burning Tree Drive, between 7 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Cash totaling $4,000, a PlayStation 3 valued at $300, and a Coach leather purse valued at $300 were reported stolen.
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February 27, 2013
La Cañada Flintridge Feb. 11 Petty theft and identity theft: 1200 block of Foothill Boulevard, between 8:30 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. Purse, wallet stolen from car parked at Lighted Window Preschool. Bank/credit cards used to withdraw money and make unauthorized purchases. Feb. 15 and 16 Grand theft: 5500 block of Rockland Place before 11 a.m. on Feb. 16. Welder stolen from car parked in front of residence. Owner not sure if vehicle had been left locked. Feb. 18 and 19 Vandalism: 3000 block of Foothill Boulevard, before noon on Feb. 19. Plastic emergency sign broken off on apartment complex.
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