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By Megan O'Neil, megan.oneil@latimes.com | November 22, 2010
Angeles Crest Highway between La Cañada Flintridge and Mt. Wilson road will remain closed into December, state transportation officials said Monday. The 20-mile stretch of highway has been off-limits to motorists since January when rains triggered heavy erosion in the fire-ravaged Angeles National Forest. The largest washout, which occurred near Brown Canyon, was about 200-feet deep and required the reconstruction of the entire hillside. The $16.5-million in repairs by Thousand Oaks-based Burns Pacific Construction was scheduled to be completed in November.
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February 1, 2012
A motorcyclist who crashed in a single vehicle accident on Angeles Crest Highway Tuesday afternoon suffered only minor injuries, authorities said. California Highway Patrol Public Information Officer Kevin Denmon said that although the crash took place at mile marker 41, between Mount Wilson and Upper Big Tujunga Canyon roads, around 1:30 p.m. Denmon said that the motorist was unconscious or semi-conscious when officers arrived, leading to a helicopter evacuation to Verdugo Hills Hospital, but that the motorist wasn't seriously injured.
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August 30, 2012
Documentary film producer Brian Gerber took his own life late Tuesday or early Wednesday by steering his car off a cliff on Angeles Crest Highway, according to county officials. Ed Winter, assistant chief at the Los Angeles County Coroner's office, confirmed that Gerber's body was found near mile marker 31 at 7:35 a.m. Wednesday. Winter said investigators found a suicide note by the highway, near where the car went off the side. Gerber, 41, produced the global warming documentary “The 11th Hour” for actor Leonardo DiCaprio and was involved in numerous other productions for the film, television and music video markets.
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The Los Angeles Times | August 15, 2011
Two motorists died in separate crashes on Angeles Crest Highway over the weekend, bringing to five the number of fatalities since the road was recently reopened. The latest crash occurred early Sunday. A witness at the Coldwater Campground reported seeing a blue Honda go off the road near mile marker 32 on San Gabriel Canyon Road about 2:27 a.m., according to the California Highway Patrol. The name of the victim, a woman between 40 and 50 years old, has not been released.
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February 9, 2014
Good morning, 818 readers! Today is Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014. We're rounding up the headlines in the region: Two cars swerved off the Angeles Crest Highway in two separate incidents this weekend. On Friday night, a car careened about 150 feet off the side of the Highway, with minor injuries reported by the driver and two passengers. On Saturday morning, a second car was reported to have swerved about 30 feet over the side of the connector from the 210 east to the Angeles Crest Highway.    A couch and mattress on sidewalks on two different streets in Glendale were set on fire seven minutes apart early Saturday, according to the Glendale Police Department.
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By Liana Aghajanian | April 30, 2014
The floor was covered with shattered glass from the patio table. The mangled umbrella was halfway in a pool filled to the brim with leaves and debris. The strange and yet familiar phenomenon known as the Santa Ana winds was in town. They have formed a constant rhythm in my Southern Californian identity and, like many, I always remember Joan Didion's famous essay when the winds show up, wreaking physical and often emotional havoc in one swoop. “The violence and the unpredictability of the Santa Ana affect the entire quality of life in Los Angeles, accentuate its impermanence, its unreliability,” she wrote.
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February 9, 2014
Good morning, 818 readers! Today is Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014. We're rounding up the headlines in the region: Two cars swerved off the Angeles Crest Highway in two separate incidents this weekend. On Friday night, a car careened about 150 feet off the side of the Highway, with minor injuries reported by the driver and two passengers. On Saturday morning, a second car was reported to have swerved about 30 feet over the side of the connector from the 210 east to the Angeles Crest Highway.    A couch and mattress on sidewalks on two different streets in Glendale were set on fire seven minutes apart early Saturday, according to the Glendale Police Department.
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January 11, 2014
Although complete statistics for the year 2013 have not yet been released, it would not surprise us to learn that motorcycle fatalities continued the upward trend reported for 2012, when more than 5,000 bikers lost their lives in the U.S. due to traffic accidents. That was a 9% rise over 2011, according to the Governors Highway Safety Assn. Statistics are dry and so easily put aside in our minds - until someone we know joins those numbers. On Monday a prominent area doctor, 53-year-old Thomas Grosch, by all accounts a man of wisdom, humor and faith, lost his life while riding north on the 2 (Glendale)
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January 7, 2014
It's Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014. Here are the top headlines from your area, readers: Coroner's officials identified the 55-year-old Los Angeles man who was killed in a motorcycle crash on Angeles Crest Highway on Sunday afternoon, near milemarker 45 . Los Angeles County Department of Public Works extended its deadline for the Devil's Gate Dam sediment removal project feedback to January 21. Police are looking for...
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August 30, 2012
Documentary film producer Brian Gerber took his own life late Tuesday or early Wednesday by steering his car off a cliff on Angeles Crest Highway, according to county officials. Ed Winter, assistant chief at the Los Angeles County Coroner's office, confirmed that Gerber's body was found near mile marker 31 at 7:35 a.m. Wednesday. Winter said investigators found a suicide note by the highway, near where the car went off the side. Gerber, 41, produced the global warming documentary “The 11th Hour” for actor Leonardo DiCaprio and was involved in numerous other productions for the film, television and music video markets.
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February 21, 2012
Los Angeles County coroner officials identified the 25-year-old La Mirada man whose car plunged 300 feet off a steep highway in Angeles National Forest. The man, Andrew Searcy, was found dead inside the crumpled car by county sheriff's deputies about 8:15 a.m. Monday off Angeles Forest Highway near Mt. Gleason Road. He had been reported missing on Sunday. An autopsy was pending, Assistant Chief L.A. County Coroner Ed Winter said. Sheriff's deputies from Norwalk used a helicopter to trace his route and found the crashed vehicle.
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February 1, 2012
A motorcyclist who crashed in a single vehicle accident on Angeles Crest Highway Tuesday afternoon suffered only minor injuries, authorities said. California Highway Patrol Public Information Officer Kevin Denmon said that although the crash took place at mile marker 41, between Mount Wilson and Upper Big Tujunga Canyon roads, around 1:30 p.m. Denmon said that the motorist was unconscious or semi-conscious when officers arrived, leading to a helicopter evacuation to Verdugo Hills Hospital, but that the motorist wasn't seriously injured.
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By Daniel Siegal, daniel.siegal@latimes.com | August 18, 2011
Despite another fatal crash on Angeles Crest Highway over the weekend - the fourth since the lower part of the highway reopened in June - California Highway Patrol officials say it's drivers who are dangerous, not the road. On Saturday, Bellflower resident Edgar Martinez, 18, was killed when he entered a curve at about 45 mph but failed to turn, hitting a mountainside and flipping his car, according to CHP Officer Ming Hsu. Witnesses told officers there was no indication he was traveling at an excessive speed, and Hsu said there were no indications that drugs or alcohol were involved.
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The Los Angeles Times | August 15, 2011
Two motorists died in separate crashes on Angeles Crest Highway over the weekend, bringing to five the number of fatalities since the road was recently reopened. The latest crash occurred early Sunday. A witness at the Coldwater Campground reported seeing a blue Honda go off the road near mile marker 32 on San Gabriel Canyon Road about 2:27 a.m., according to the California Highway Patrol. The name of the victim, a woman between 40 and 50 years old, has not been released.
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By Joe Piasecki, joe.piasecki@latimes.com | August 13, 2011
A driver was killed Saturday in a single-vehicle wreck on Angeles Crest Highway, some 15 miles above La Cañada Flintridge.   The crash occurred near highway mile marker 39, a few miles northeast of Angeles Forest Highway, Sgt. Kim Shelton of the Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Station said.   “It was a single-vehicle rollover and the driver was pronounced dead at the scene,” Shelton said.   Further details about the wreck, under investigation by the California Highway Patrol, were not immediately available.
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