said, and Titler suffered second- and third-degree burns to about 30%
of his body.
A building manager at Titler's apartment building said she
believed the fire was started by a candle.
Methamphetamine and the drug Zolpidem, a sedative hypnotic
prescribed by doctors to treat insomnia, were found in Titler's
blood, said Capt. David Campbell, a spokesman for the Los Angeles
County Coroner's Office. Ultimately, Titler died from the combined
effects of smoke inhalation and thermal burns, Campbell said.
Woman's Club seeks donations
LA CRESCENTA -- The La Crescenta Woman's Club will accept
donations at its clubhouse 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday for its
Valentine's Day rummage sale.
The group will accept small to medium-sized household items
including furniture, clothing, books, toys, appliances and other
knickknacks. Large sofas and appliances will not be accepted. The
sale is 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
The clubhouse is at 4400 La Crescenta Ave. For more information,
YMCA sees 'Mission Possible'
LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE -- The Crescenta-Canada YMCA kicks off its
annual fundraising drive this week, beginning with two dinner rallies
for volunteers working the campaign.
Dinners will be today and Thursday at the Crescenta-Canada YMCA
and the Tujunga Knights of Columbus Hall, respectively. YMCA
officials will talk about goals and campaigners will be divided into
teams. The organization's goal is to raise $235,000 during "Mission
Possible," which ends March 9.
Donations can be mailed to Crescenta-Canada YMCA, 1930 Foothill
Blvd., La Canada Flintridge, CA 91011. For more information on
donating or volunteering, call 790-0123.