Motorcyclist Killed in Crash on Angeles Crest

A man died Saturday afternoon after crashing his motorcycle on Angeles Crest Highway north of La Cañada Flintridge, according to multiple media reports.
The crash reportedly occurred at about 12:30 p.m. near Mile Marker 27.5, just south of Mt. Lukens Truck Trail, authorities said.
Paramedics pronounced the motorcyclist dead at the scene. The name of the motorcyclist, a 42-year-old Downey resident, was withheld pending notification of family. He had been riding a 2007 Suzuki westbound along Angeles Crest Highway when he lost control and hit the mountainside along the right shoulder, officials said.
Authorities closed both directions of Angeles Crest Highway on Saturday between 1:05 p.m. and 2:55 p.m., as officers from the CHP’s Altadena-area office investigated and awaited coroner’s officials to take custody of the body.

Man Drives Off Angeles Crest Hwy. to His Death

A man was killed after driving his pickup truck off the side of Angeles Crest Highway near Mile Marker 27 and plunging approximately 700 feet. Witnesses called the Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Department about 9 p.m. on Wednesday, authorities said.
A Montrose Search and Rescue team worked through the night to recover the man’s body: “Sadly, we can confirm one fatality from last night’s crash,” the organization posted on Twitter. Continue reading “Man Drives Off Angeles Crest Hwy. to His Death”

CV Sheriff Seeks Help IDing Persons of Interest

Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s investigators are seeking to identify two people of interest who might have witnessed a road rage incident on March 8 at the second turnout on Angeles Crest Highway, Det. Edmundo Perez said.
“We are not sure if it was a road rage incident or not,” Perez said. “The victim’s story is that the vehicle pulled up and was doing doughnuts, so [the victim] tried to stop them. He confronted the driver and was attacked by the passenger. He fought back and both the passenger and the driver teamed up on him and beat him up and then left the location.” Continue reading “CV Sheriff Seeks Help IDing Persons of Interest”

One Man’s Trash Patrol Keeps Mountains Tidier

La Cañada High School hosted a “Be the Change Day” a couple of years ago, an event that welcomed dozens of the community’s most interesting and creative thinkers to campus. They urged students to find original ways to make a difference in the world.
Chuck Ernst, 69, taught chemistry, physics and a little geology at another school — he’s a retired Azusa High educator — but “be the change” applies to him, too. Continue reading “One Man’s Trash Patrol Keeps Mountains Tidier”