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September 29, 2012
A teen pedestrian and a motorcyclist were hurt when the motorcycle struck the boy as he jaywalked on Foothill Boulevard in La Canada Flintridge on Friday night, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. The boy, 14, was crossing Foothill against the light just west of the intersection with Angeles Crest Highway at around 10:07 p.m.  when a motorcycle traveling west on Foothill hit him. The teen was carried about 50 feet on the windshield of the bike before falling to the street, according to the sheriff's department.
NEWS
June 25, 2012
A motorcyclist died Sunday after crashing into a guard rail near mile marker 69 on Angeles Crest Highway, according to California Highway Patrol Officer Gil Hernandez. Richard Shumway, 71, of Yorba Linda, was riding his 1978 Yamaha on Angeles Crest near Wrightwood at approximately 12:07 p.m. when he drifted into the shoulder of the road, lost control of his bike and crashed into a guard rail, according to Hernandez. Paramedics were dispatched via helicopter, but Shumway was declared dead at the scene of the crash.
NEWS
By Mary O’Keefe | August 21, 2008
A 28-year-old Costa Mesa man was killed this week after his motorcycle crossed the double yellow line on Angeles Crest Highway and he was struck by an oncoming truck. According to a California Highway Patrol spokeswoman, at 11:48 a.m. Tuesday a man driving a motorcycle westbound on Angeles Crest Highway at mile marker 37.5 at a high rate of speed. For some reason he crossed the double yellow line and collided with a Ford truck traveling eastbound. The motorcycle went under the truck and the man was ejected onto the roadway.
NEWS
By Mary O’Keefe | August 30, 2007
Angeles Crest Highway was the site of a fatal motorcycle accident Saturday afternoon involving two members of the Montrose Search and Rescue Team. According to Officer Todd Workman of the California Highway Patrol, Lucas Binford, 35, from Chatsworth was traveling westbound on the Angeles Crest Highway when his motorcycle crossed the center yellow line and crashed into a Montrose Search and Rescue vehicle traveling eastbound. The team?s vehicle, occupied by a driver and a single passenger, both members of the rescue organization, were entering a curve when the accident happened, according to Montrose Search and Rescue Capt.
NEWS
September 23, 2012
A 38-year-old motorcyclist was killed in a crash Saturday on the Angeles Crest Highway, authorities said. Dan Cretu, 38, of Valley Village lost control of his 2012 Aprilia motorcycle about four miles north of the 210 Freeway, according to the California Highway Patrol. Cretu was flung off his motorcycle and landed on a slope by the side of the road. He was airlifted to Huntington Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, according to authorities. Continue reading > > -- Jason Song, Los Angeles Times
FEATURES
By Mary O’Keefe | January 3, 2008
A man was pronounced dead at the scene and another man was transported to an area hospital with severe injuries after they were involved in a two-motorcycle accident Saturday on Angeles Crest Highway west of Angeles National Forest. According to California Highway Patrol spokesperson Todd Workman, at 11:45 a.m. Dec. 29 a 41-year-old Valencia man was traveling westbound on the highway on his Honda motorcycle when he lost control of his bike. His estimated rate of speed at the time of the accident was 45 miles per hour.
NEWS
By Mary O’Keefe | December 20, 2007
Five accidents occurred on Angeles Crest Highway Sunday, all within two hours of each other and in the same area, near mile marker 46, a California Highway Patrol spokesperson said. “One was a vehicle and four of the accidents involved motorcycles,” said Officer Todd Workman. According to Workman, no injuries were reported in any of the five accidents on Sunday. The first accident occurred at 10:10 a.m. and involved a vehicle driven by a 52-year-old man from Tustin who lost control of his Nissan.
NEWS
By Jennifer Berry | April 14, 2005
It happens all too often - a group of guys get together for a ride on their motorcycles, their testosterone takes over and someone ends up paying with his life. "The problem is that guys get on race bikes, and they think they're a racer," said Jake Simoneaux, sales manager of Pro Italia, an Italian motorcycle shop in Sparr Heights. Following the rules of the road cuts down on the number of accidents involving motorcycles, said California Highway Patrol Officer Vince Bell.
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By Tiffany Kelly, tiffany.kelly@latimes.com | September 4, 2013
Inside the gazebo at La Cañada Flintridge's Memorial Park on Monday, lawyer Bob Burlison was treated like a soldier returning home after a long deployment. Community members wore matching T-shirts, “Welcome Back” banners and balloons decorated the area, and a small crowd formed. There were, however, two sizable objects hinting that this was a different kind of celebration: black BMW motorcycles; one sitting in the grass, one strapped to a truck bed. On Memorial Day, Burlison left the city on a three-month trip around the country.
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By Tiffany Kelly, tiffany.kelly@latimes.com | April 17, 2013
Bob Burlison is about to go on the ride of his life. The 60-year-old La Cañada Flintridge lawyer will take off on his motorcycle next month, trekking more than 15,000 miles around the nation. He plans to stop in every state except Hawaii and Alaska - those he will visit via a web camera. When completed, the journey could break a current Guinness World Record for the longest motorcycle ride in the same country. But Burlison also has a stronger, philanthropic reason for leaving his life behind for nearly three months.
NEWS
September 29, 2012
A 14-year-old boy was struck by a motorcycle Friday night when he attempted to cross a street in La Cañada Flintridge, authorities reported. The teenage crossed Foothill Boulevard at Chevy Chase Drive against a red light around 10:07 p.m., witnesses told the Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Station.  After being hit, he was allegedly carried about 50 feet before falling into the street. He was taken to Huntington Memorial Hospital with a broken femur and collapsed lung, according to the sheriff's station.
NEWS
September 29, 2012
A teen pedestrian and a motorcyclist were hurt when the motorcycle struck the boy as he jaywalked on Foothill Boulevard in La Canada Flintridge on Friday night, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. The boy, 14, was crossing Foothill against the light just west of the intersection with Angeles Crest Highway at around 10:07 p.m.  when a motorcycle traveling west on Foothill hit him. The teen was carried about 50 feet on the windshield of the bike before falling to the street, according to the sheriff's department.
NEWS
September 23, 2012
A 38-year-old motorcyclist was killed in a crash Saturday on the Angeles Crest Highway, authorities said. Dan Cretu, 38, of Valley Village lost control of his 2012 Aprilia motorcycle about four miles north of the 210 Freeway, according to the California Highway Patrol. Cretu was flung off his motorcycle and landed on a slope by the side of the road. He was airlifted to Huntington Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, according to authorities. Continue reading > > -- Jason Song, Los Angeles Times
NEWS
August 26, 2012
A solo motorcycle accident shut down both lanes of Angeles Crest Highway for about 30 minutes Sunday morning, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. The accident was reported shortly after 10:30 a.m. near mile marker 37, according to Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Sgt. Cynthia Gonzales.  Both lanes were closed so emergency officials could tend to the motorcyclist, who was airlifted to Huntington Memorial Hospital. -- Joshua Cox , Times Community News
NEWS
June 25, 2012
A motorcyclist died Sunday after crashing into a guard rail near mile marker 69 on Angeles Crest Highway, according to California Highway Patrol Officer Gil Hernandez. Richard Shumway, 71, of Yorba Linda, was riding his 1978 Yamaha on Angeles Crest near Wrightwood at approximately 12:07 p.m. when he drifted into the shoulder of the road, lost control of his bike and crashed into a guard rail, according to Hernandez. Paramedics were dispatched via helicopter, but Shumway was declared dead at the scene of the crash.
NEWS
By Megan O'Neil, megan.oneil@latimes.com | September 29, 2010
A $1.2 million grant intended to aid the California Highway Patrol in reducing injuries and fatalities from motorcycle accidents has been frozen due to the state budget crisis, officials said this week. The money would have helped increase patrol units and public-safety efforts in four Southern California counties with high motorcycle-accident rates, including Los Angeles, San Diego, Orange and San Bernardino, said Officer Ming-Yang Hsu. "It was supposed to target counties that were experiencing a high number of motorcycle accidents," Hsu said.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 2, 2010
Ten Years Ago Three people were killed and one seriously injured in a series of motorcycle accidents in the Angeles National Forest over the Labor Day weekend in 2000.   Twenty Years Ago Martin Lewis, well known for offering many local youths their first jobs, marked his 25th anniversary of ownership of the Kentucky Fried Chicken franchise in La Cañada Flintridge.   Thirty Years Ago A faulty water heater was blamed for a blaze that heavily damaged a home and destroyed two vehicles in the 5300 block of Crown Avenue late one night in September 1980.
NEWS
August 5, 2010
Area 1 2300 block of Panorama Drive: An 8-by-4-foot glass window on the side of a house was shattered on Aug. 1 between 2 and 10 a.m. The house was vacant because of construction. There had been prior vandalism at the site. 3000 block of Foothill Boulevard: A woman parked her car in the parking lot at Office Depot on July 31 at noon. When she returned 15 minutes later there was a large scratch and dent on the front passenger door. The damage was estimated at $1,200.
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