September 16, 2013
The car belonging to the 24-year-old Burbank man reported missing nearly two months ago was found Sunday off a cliff of the Angeles Crest Highway, authorities said Monday. Gevork Boyadzhyan's white Lexus sedan was located by authorities Sunday 400 feet off mile marker 65 of the highway, according to Lt. Brian Fitch of the Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Station. No body was found inside the car, but items of clothing were recovered next to the vehicle, he added. Boyadzhyan's family said police told them an unidentified body was discovered near the scene, but authorities declined to confirm this to Los Angeles Times Community News. “We are praying it's not him,” said Boyadzhyan's sister, Ana Akilyan.
April 7, 2010
Murder charges for big-rig driver A state appeals court on Tuesday reinstated murder charges against the driver who lost control of his big rig last year, killing two people in La Cañada Flintridge at the base of Angeles Crest Highway. In overturning a lower-court decision to throw out the charges, a panel for the California 2nd District Court of Appeals ruled there was sufficient evidence to suggest that Marcos Barbosa Costa knew of the “great risk” involved as he drove his five-axle truck down Angeles Crest Highway on April 1 last year.
January 11, 2006
The Los Angeles County Coroner's office has identified the victim of a collision on Monday night as a 28-year-old Burbank man. The man's name was not released because family members had not been notified, said Lt. Richard Hanna of the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office. The man was traveling on the Angeles Crest Highway near the 38.32-mile post marker at about 4 p.m. when he collided with a school bus, occupied by three students, California Highway Patrol officials said. Officials did not have any information regarding where the school bus was from or how the collision occurred as of Monday evening.
January 25, 2006
Gusts uproot trees, spark fire, knocks out electricity to more than 10,000 customers and causes havoc throughout area.BURBANK -- Winds gusting up to 60 miles per hour raged through the area Sunday night and Monday, sparking a fire in La Cañada, blowing down trees and leaving thousands in Glendale without power. In Burbank, wind damage was reported around the city with most occurring with the ficus trees along Magnolia Boulevard, said Jan Bartolo, deputy director for park services.
September 20, 2013
Heeeerrrrre's Johnny! NBC announced Thursday it is developing a miniseries about late night pioneer Johnny Carson. The project will be based on Bill Zehme's "Carson the Magnificent: An Intimate Portrait" (2010). The journalist spent time with Carson after his retirement. The miniseries will look at the showman's three-decade run (1962-92) on the "Tonight Show. " And while Carson was known for his privacy, the telepic will attempt to offer a peek at what his life outside the seminal set was like, the Los Angeles Times reported . The call-up comes as the late night cavalcade -- and its drama -- has advanced to epic proportions.
July 11, 2009
A Senate bill that would ban big rigs from Angeles Crest Highway cleared a major hurdle Monday and has since been undergoing rounds of amendments on the full floor. The bill, co-written by state Sen. Carol Liu and Assemblyman Anthony Portantino, would ban commercial, five-axle trucks from the steep and windy Angeles Crest Highway as they try to connect with the 210 Freeway. It passed the Senate Appropriations Committee on Monday, leaving it to the full Senate to send its version to the governor’s desk.
May 4, 2005
Jackson Bell After seeing police officers keep his neighborhood safe from gangs and crime while growing up, Julio Martinez decided to try joining them. "It has been a lifelong dream for me," the 29-year-old said. "Growing up, I saw them making a difference, and I wanted to do the same." That dream came true Monday for Martinez, one of six new recruits who started their first day as officers at the California Highway Patrol's Altadena station.
August 29, 2009
LA CAÑADA ? Fire officials upgraded the status of the Station fire above La Cañada Flintridge to the most serious response level as it continued to burn out of control toward Altadena, with more than 5,100 acres charred as of 7:30 p.m. Friday, officials said. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger Friday afternoon declared a state of emergency for Los Angeles County. Four wildfires are currently ablaze in the foothills and other parts of the Southland, including the Palos Verdes Peninsula.
June 29, 2002
BITS AND PIECES I just finished reading a book that I would not ordinarily think of reading. The subject matter was not something that interested me, but I respect the author and I played a small part in his story. Joseph Wambaugh's "Fire Lover" is the story of John Orr, a Glendale Fire captain who was convicted of setting a number of devastating fires in this area. At the time when the search for the person who was starting all these fires was underway, I was a member of the Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Station's Arson Patrol.