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June 8, 1987
Re the article (May 24), "Nature Seekers Bring Problems of Urban Life to Angeles Forest": Please know that there are many responsible adults who deplore the conduct mentioned in the article. As both a four-wheel driver and a shooter, I resent the tone of the story in that it presents only such negative examples as the clown with the .44 Magnum and the alcoholic beverage (they don't mix, pal) and the jerks who pollute the river with their off-road vehicles. Unfortunately, I also have to agree that many of the examples are all too true.
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January 26, 2014 | By a Times staff writer
An 85-year-old hiker missing since Saturday morning in the Angeles National Forest was rescued Sunday by L.A. County Sheriff's Search and Rescue teams, authorities said. Hiker Donald Buchanan was found after a search and rescue ground team heard faint whistling across a ravine about 10:30 a.m as crew members searched along a trail near the Mt. Baden-Powell peak, sheriff's officials said in a statement. The team was able to hike closer to the sound and soon were able to speak with Buchanan, who called out to the rescue crew to say he was uninjured.
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October 1, 2011 | By Esmeralda Bermudez, Los Angeles Times
By the sixth night, David La Vau was convinced he was going to die. The 67-year-old father of six was trapped at the bottom of a cliff in the Angeles National Forest after his car plunged off the mountain. His car landed next to another vehicle with the decomposing remains of its driver inside. Too weak to scream for help any longer, La Vau walked to his crushed car and wrote on the dusty trunk: "I love my kids. Dead man was not my fault. Love, Dad. " A day later, his children were roaming the canyon road in a desperate search for their missing dad. They heard a weak cry from below the steep cliff.
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January 25, 2014 | By Jack Leonard
One person was killed and another seriously injured Saturday afternoon in a car crash in the Kagel Canyon area of the Angeles National Forest, authorities said. The crash occurred about 2 p.m. when a Chevrolet Camaro went over the side of the road near the intersection of Kagel Canyon and Dexter Park roads, according to Los Angeles County Fire Department and the California Highway Patrol. A sheriff's helicopter airlifted the injured victim to a hospital for treatment, said fire Capt.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 6, 1995
A hiker on Saturday discovered what sheriff's homicide investigators believe are human skeletal remains, a sheriff's spokesman said. The hiker spotted a cluster of bones about 4 p.m. while walking near Mile Marker 14 on Little Tujunga Canyon Road north of Sunland, said Sgt. Richard Dinsmoor of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. Dinsmoor said Saturday night that investigators and coroner's officials were collecting the bones and inspecting the scene.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 6, 1994
America's national parks have been the subject of hand-wringing this year as evidence accumulates on overuse that degrades the natural experience the parks were created to provide. Poor Yosemite. Poor Yellowstone. However, what the national parks suffer is nothing compared to the human smothering of the Angeles National Forest, which sees more recreational use in a year than Yosemite and Yellowstone combined, according to Angeles Forest Supervisor Mike Rogers.
NEWS
May 26, 1991
The U.S. Forest Service and the San Dimas branch of REI, an outdoor clothing and equipment chain, are sponsoring a trail maintenance project near Crystal Lake in Angeles National Forest. The trail work is scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., June 1. Volunteers will focus on the Tototnga, Pinyon Ridge and Windy Gap trails. Free overnight camping will be available for volunteers. Space is limited, and participants may register by calling (714) 592-2095.
NEWS
August 14, 1986
Campfires and smoking in the Angeles National Forest are being limited because of hot and dry conditions, officials said. Campfires are prohibited except in developed campgrounds and picnic areas where stoves are provided. Portable stoves using jellied petroleum, gas or pressurized liquid fuel may be used outside of developed sites, and barbecues are allowed at certain stream-bottom locations along the San Gabriel River.
NEWS
April 15, 1993
As a prelude to Earth Day, teams of volunteers will fan out into the Angeles National Forest on Sunday to clean up trash in two canyons. The one-day project is part of a countywide effort sponsored by environmental groups. "This day is designed to give people not only a chance to see the beauty of the canyons, but see how they feel about cleaning them up," said Scott Mathes, director of the Glendale-based California Environmental Project. "It's a way to introduce people to what we do."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 16, 2014 | By Ari Bloomekatz
About five dozen firefighters have been dispatched to a brush fire that broke out in the hills above Glendora near the edge of the Angeles National Forest early Thursday morning. The fire started just before 6 a.m. near the intersection of Glendora Mountain Road and Colby Trail Motorway, said Miguel Ornelas of the Los Angeles County Fire Department. Ornelas said that although the blaze was technically in Glendora, forest crews were also joining in the fight. UPDATE: 3 people in custody in connection with wildfire   There was no immediate estimate of the size of the fire or when crews might have it under control.  The fire comes as the National Weather Service extended red flag warnings for Los Angeles and Ventura counties until 3 p.m. Friday with extremely low humidity worsening already tinder-dry conditions.  The circumstances are such that if a fire were to ignite, "there could be rapid spread of wildfire," the weather service warned Thursday.
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December 31, 2013 | By Bettina Boxall
A motorcyclist died Tuesday afternoon when he veered off Angeles Forest Highway and crashed into a ravine, according to the California Highway Patrol. A witness reported that at 1 p.m., three northbound motorcyclists were traveling at high speeds on the highway near Mt. Emma Road when two of them passed the third on the left. That biker than overtook the two on the right, moving onto the dirt shoulder, where he hit a dirt berm. The motorcyclist, a 47-year-old Saugus man, went over the berm and tumbled down the hillside, sustaining fatal injuries, the highway patrol said.
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December 23, 2013 | By Ari Bloomekatz
Authorities are searching for four bicyclists who went missing Sunday in the Angeles National Forest. The search began about 7 p.m. when the four cyclists were several hours late returning from their planned ride from Mt. Wilson to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory Windsor Turnout in Pasadena, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. The cyclists, who were not immediately identified, are from Glendale, North Hollywood, Rialto and Sunland. The Sheriff's Department said family members found automobiles belonging to the riders at the Windsor turnout.  Search-and-rescue teams, aided by a helicopter, searched for the men -- who range in age from 28 to 38 -- until about 4 a.m. Monday, according to the authorities.
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December 12, 2013 | By Ari Bloomekatz
Homicide detectives plan to return to a section of the Angeles National Forest in Altadena on Thursday to investigate human remains found there earlier this week. The remains were found Wednesday about 12:25 p.m. in the 3900 block of Fair Oaks Avenue, which is the northern part of Altadena within the boundaries of the Angeles National Forest, according to a statement from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. Detectives had to abandon their investigation Wednesday due to the tough terrain, darkness and weather concerns.
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November 12, 2013 | By Ari Bloomekatz
A college student died Monday after jumping from rocks into a pool of water in the Angeles National Forest during a recreational outing with about a dozen other students, authorities said. The group of 13 college students was hiking near Hermit Flats when some of them decided to jump off the rocks. After five people had already jumped, the victim took his turn. "After the victim jumped, he appeared on the surface but appeared to be unconscious," according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 12, 2013 | By Richard Winton, This post has been updated, as indicated below.
The Center for Early Education, a prestigious private elementary school in West Hollywood, was evacuated Tuesday after a suspicious device was found nearby on La Cienega Boulevard. L.A. County sheriff's deputies cordoned off several blocks of La Cienega and the surrounding neighborhood Tuesday around noon after reports of a suspicious device, officials said. The sheriff's bomb squad was called in to investigate. [Updated at 1:30 p.m. Nov. 12:  Authorities said the device was determined to be a harmless discarded bottle.]
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August 26, 2013 | By Jill Cowan
A 56-year-old Los Angeles man was found dead near Inspiration Point in the Angeles National Forest on Sunday afternoon after another hiker passing by spotted his body in a ravine, authorities said. Members of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Air Rescue 5 unit located the man, who was pronounced dead at the scene before being airlifted to Farnsworth Park in Altadena. A preliminary coroner's examination determined that the man died from trauma sustained during a fall from a steep trail.
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July 25, 2013 | By Ari Bloomekatz
Los Angeles County health officials confirmed this week that a trapped ground squirrel tested positive for plague, and as a precaution parts of the Angeles National Forest near Wrightwood have been closed. The areas closed, since 1 p.m. Wednesday, include the Twisted Arrow, Broken Blade and Pima Loops of the Table Mountain campgrounds. The areas will be closed for at least a week, according to a health advisory from the county Department of Public Health. "Plague is a bacterial infection that can be transmitted to humans through the bites of infected fleas, which is why we close affected campgrounds and recreational areas as a precaution while preventive measures are taken to control the flea population," Jonathan E. Fielding, head of the health department, said in the advisory.
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