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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 26, 1988
Police, hoping to reduce the number of accidents on a dangerous stretch of highway, announced Wednesday that a sobriety checkpoint will be set up Friday night on Carbon Canyon Road. Brea Police Chief Donald Forkus said motorists traveling east on the road, a main artery linking Orange and San Bernardino counties, would be stopped between 8 p.m. and 3 a.m. Saturday. The checkpoint will be set up at the entrance to Carbon Canyon Regional Park.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 31, 2014 | By Paloma Esquivel and Adolfo Flores
Three north Orange County cities scrambled Monday to reopen roads and buildings following a magnitude 5.1 quake that snapped water lines, damaged chimneys and left a well-traveled thoroughfare covered in dirt and boulders. Still, as the workweek began and the extent of damage came into sharper focus, city officials said it appeared the cities along the Los Angeles County border had been lightly touched despite the size of the quake and the continuing aftershocks. The biggest concern was Carbon Canyon Road, which remained closed Monday as a result of a rock slide Friday, said Anna Cave, emergency preparedness coordinator in Brea.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 19, 1990 | JIM CARLTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Carbon Canyon Road meanders through some of the most beautiful scenery in Orange County--lush, oak-filled canyons, open meadows and year-round mountain streams. Yet, bucolic as it is, this seven-mile stretch of rural beauty has not been designated a scenic highway, as have parts of Ortega Highway and the Angeles Crest Highway in Los Angeles County.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 29, 2006 | Lynn Doan, Times Staff Writer
Two months after a motorist was killed when his car veered off a Carbon Canyon road and plunged into a ravine hundreds of feet below, the wreckage of his green 1997 Honda Civic remains scattered about the canyon floor. The battered vehicle rests upside down amid its mangled parts. A twisted fender here, the windshield there and two dusty tires poke from the thick brush in this unlikely auto graveyard between Malibu and Calabasas. A few feet away is a bulkier yellow car propped on its side.
NEWS
February 9, 1993
Carbon Canyon Road will be closed to all motorists in both directions from 9 a.m. today until noon Wednesday because of Caltrans construction, police said. The road runs from Brea to Chino in Riverside County.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 24, 2000 | David Ryan, (714) 520-2511
Developers of the 250-home Canyon Crest housing project won only polite criticism after introducing major cutbacks of about 200 homes in their plans for the new community. The development would bring about 500 vehicles to the already overused Carbon Canyon Road, which recently received an "F" rating from the city for the 10th year in a row. An estimated 1,600 vehicles per hour travel down Carbon Canyon Road during rush hour.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 13, 1989
A three-car collision left one person dead and one injured Friday and forced the closure of Carbon Canyon Road in Brea for 2 hours, backing up rush-hour traffic for several miles, authorities said. Alva Svoboda of Brea died at UCI Medical Center in Orange after his car collided head-on with a 29-year-old Chino woman's 1988 Plymouth van at 7:45 a.m., Brea Police Lt. James Winder said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 20, 1987
A Chino woman was arrested on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter and felony drunk driving after she lost control of her car on Carbon Canyon Road in Brea and crashed head on into a motorcyclist, killing him on impact, police said. Martin Lemke, 42, of Corona, Riverside County, was pronounced dead at the scene. Christine Elaine Bundy, 30, was arrested and booked into Orange County Jail after the 5:42 p.m. collision Sunday, said Sgt. Les Mesa of the Brea Police Department.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 24, 1989
Police are trying to determine the identity and cause of death of a man whose body was found Monday among bushes along a remote road in Brea. The body was found about 8:40 p.m. by two motorcyclists on Carbon Canyon Road just east of Olinda Village Drive, Brea police said. A coroner's spokesman said results of an autopsy performed Tuesday were inconclusive, pending analysis of toxicological tests. The body had apparently been dumped in the bushes but there were no obvious signs of trauma, police said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 25, 2003 | Mike Anton, Times Staff Writer
A heavily used highway connecting Orange and San Bernardino counties was closed for more than three hours during the Friday morning rush hour because of a fatal motorcycle accident in Brea. Authorities said John Moarn, 58, of Anaheim was eastbound in the 5700 block of Carbon Canyon Road about 5:10 a.m. when his motorcycle collided with a pickup leaving a mobile home park. Moarn, who wore a helmet, was taken to Placentia Linda Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
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February 25, 2001 | JOHN McKINNEY
Rising to about the same height as another, far more famous metropolitan range--the Hollywood Hills--the Chino Hills top out at about 1,800 feet. But even short summits can deliver long views, particularly on a clear winter day. The hills' 1,685-foot Gilman Peak is far from the top of the world but offers magnificent vistas. The San Gabriel Mountains, frosted with snow, rise to the north above the San Gabriel Valley.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 24, 2000 | David Ryan, (714) 520-2511
Developers of the 250-home Canyon Crest housing project won only polite criticism after introducing major cutbacks of about 200 homes in their plans for the new community. The development would bring about 500 vehicles to the already overused Carbon Canyon Road, which recently received an "F" rating from the city for the 10th year in a row. An estimated 1,600 vehicles per hour travel down Carbon Canyon Road during rush hour.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 6, 2000 | DAVID RYAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Brea's congested streets have city officials pointing fingers to out-of-towners. At crunch time, as many as 1,600 vehicles an hour use winding and rural Carbon Canyon Road, which leads from San Bernardino County to the Orange Freeway. But the two-lane highway was designed to handle only a few hundred an hour, so the road and the intersecting streets along the way end up clogged. City officials say the congestion is the principal source of Brea's steadily worsening traffic.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 19, 1998
Police have released a sketch and description of the man they are seeking in the Tuesday morning kidnapping and rape of a 17-year-old girl. The girl was walking west on Carbon Canyon Road when the man pulled up to her about 1:45 a.m., telling her he had a gun and ordering her into his pickup truck, authorities said. They said the vehicle was a black or dark-colored American mid-size model. He took her to a commercial complex in Brea, raped her, then let her go, police said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 17, 1998 | VALERIE BURGHER
A 17-year-old girl was kidnapped, taken to a remote commercial complex and raped early Tuesday by a man who said he had a gun, according to police. The victim was walking west on Carbon Canyon Road toward Valencia Avenue at 1:45 a.m. when she was approached by a man in a dark-colored, American-made pickup, Brea Det. Don Willie said. The assailant said he had a gun and ordered the girl to get into his truck. He drove her to an unidentified commercial building, where he raped her.
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