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December 6, 1992
I have a suggestion for participants in the highway speedway carnage ("CHP Applies Brakes to Sierra Highway," Times Valley Edition, Nov. 30), including the misguided attorney who thinks faster is safer: Leave five minutes early. JAMES PERRY JASTER West Hills
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March 24, 2013 | By Maeve Reston
After her father drove off the road on the Sierra Highway in the middle of the night, a 9-year old girl hiked through difficult terrain near Acton to get help but her father died at the scene from injuries sustained in the crash. The girl was a passenger in a Ford Escape traveling southbound on Sierra Highway near Soledad Canyon Road south of Lancaster in the Antelope Valley. Officials at the California Highway Patrol said the girl's father, who was 35, lost control of the vehicle, which went over an embankment at about 2:30 a.m. Sunday and rolled over multiple times.
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August 31, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Service Reports
A motorist was killed this morning when he lost control of his car and it overturned twice along Sierra Highway in Canyon Country, the California Highway Patrol reported. Investigators had not confirmed the identity of the man, killed about 5 a.m. on the highway just north of Davenport Road, said CHP Officer A. J. Torres. Torres said the man was driving south at a high rate of speed when his car veered off the road at a curve.
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February 6, 2003 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A three-vehicle crash killed two people and critically injured a 7-year-old girl Wednesday, authorities said. Two others were hospitalized with injuries that were not believed to be life-threatening. A sedan and pickup collided during a lane change on Sierra Highway near east Avenue N about 5:15 p.m., Sheriff's Lt. Loyace Mauldin said. The sedan spun into oncoming lanes and struck a van head-on. A woman and boy in the sedan died at the scene.
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February 25, 1993
The 8,000 drivers who use Sierra Highway will have to settle into alternate routes until at least March 15, county public works officials said Wednesday. The Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved repairing the 12-mile stretch north of Sand Canyon Road, which includes two badly storm-damaged bridges. County officials estimated that the road sustained about $2.6 million in damages from recent rains, money that has not yet been allocated.
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December 25, 1989 | STEVE PADILLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a rapidly changing area filling up with mini-malls and housing tracts, the old Sierra Highway remains a stubborn throwback to the Santa Clarita Valley's past. "You get on it and it's almost like flashbacks," said J.J. O'Brien, a retired CHP officer who started patrolling the roadway in the 1950s. "It's still the same old street." And what a street it was.
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October 31, 1994 | MARK SABBATINI, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
About two weeks ago, 13-year-old Kevin Martin died when a van hit him as he was riding his bicycle near a blind curb close to his home on Sierra Highway, leaving his parents with a sense of hopeless frustration. For years, Jim and Hollie Martin had warned their four children repeatedly about the dangers of the heavily traveled thoroughfare. "He knew better than to be near the road at that time," his father said.
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February 25, 1993 | JONATHAN GAW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The sun shone over Sierra Highway on Wednesday for the first time in a week, but it just gave a better view of what a mess recent storms have made of that Canyon Country artery. The 8,000 drivers who use to travel the 12-mile stretch from Sleepy Valley through Mint Canyon will have to settle into their alternate routes until at least March 15, officials with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works said Wednesday.
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February 20, 1993 | JOSH MEYER and JONATHAN GAW, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
When the riverbeds along Sierra Highway became churning rapids early Friday, north county residents turned to their tractors and whatever else was handy in a futile attempt to protect themselves from an unrelenting onslaught of muddy water and watery mud. And they braced themselves and their homes for even worse--another pounding that was expected to come Friday night and this morning.
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March 23, 1994 | SHARON MOESER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Nine Sierra Highway businesses will be relocated to make way for commuter rail tracks being laid between Palmdale and Lancaster. Metrolink spokesman Francisco Oaxaca said the decision to move all of the businesses adjacent to the tracks between avenues J and K was made last week. Richard Stanger, Metrolink executive director, decided that relocation was the safest thing to do. It would also make installing the tracks easier.
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March 5, 2002 | From Times Staff Reports
One driver died after his car collided with a pickup truck Monday morning at the intersection of Avenue J and Sierra Highway, a sheriff's spokesman said. Charles Heller, 58, of Lancaster was driving west on Avenue J; the pickup was going south on Sierra Highway. Heller was killed. Investigators were trying to determine who was at fault, said Sgt. Chris Haymond of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.
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May 16, 2001 | Times staff and wire reports
A 27-year-old Rosamond man who killed four people in a Lancaster collision last July was sentenced Tuesday to 13 years and eight months in prison, said Sandi Gibbons, spokeswoman for the district attorney's office. The sentence was the result of a plea bargain reached in March, when Shawn Eugene Beavers pleaded no contest to two counts of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and one count of driving under the influence of drugs with allegations of great bodily injury.
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February 26, 2001
A Canyon Country man running across the Sierra Highway early Sunday was struck by a car and killed, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. Valentin Toth, 56, was standing in the middle of the highway north of Scherzinger Lane with two other men about 2 a.m., a Santa Clarita Valley's sheriff's station report said. Toth apparently attempted to cross the southbound lanes when he was struck by a car driven by Patricia Williams, 50, of Palmdale.
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September 14, 2000
Two men were killed in a shooting at a liquor store Wednesday night, authorities said. The shooting occurred about 7 p.m. at F & M Liquors, 905 Avenue R East, near the Sierra Highway, according to Deputy Valentine Rosario of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. Rosario said authorities had scant information on the killings, adding that homicide detectives were en route to the scene late Wednesday.
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September 14, 2000
Two men were killed in a shooting at a liquor store Wednesday night, authorities said. The shooting happened about 7 p.m. at F&M Liquors, located at 905 Avenue R East, near the Sierra Highway, said Sheriff's Deputy Valentine Rosario. Rosario said authorities had scant information on the killings, adding that homicide detectives were en route to the scene late Wednesday.
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October 12, 1998
The Los Angeles County coroner's office said Sunday that two women killed last week in a Sylmar traffic accident were sisters. Delarosa Llanos Pilar, 58, was driving a car carrying her sister, Dula Espinosa Perez, 64, and two unidentified men, said coroner's investigator Joyce Kato. The two women, both of Reseda, were killed when Pilar stopped at a stop sign, then drove through the intersection at San Fernando Road and Sierra Highway, into the path of an oncoming car, Kato said.
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November 30, 1992 | JULIE TAMAKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
John Burgeson of Agua Dulce can point to his back yard as proof that traffic has changed on Sierra Highway. Five times in the last four years, cars have sped off the highway and tumbled over a cliff and into the rear of Burgeson's home on Mint Canyon Road, just east of Agua Dulce Canyon Road. "It scared the hell out of me," Burgeson said. "I've tried to figure out why they go off the road and the only thing I can figure is that they're traveling at a high rate of speed."
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August 24, 1998 | DUKE HELFAND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A suspected drunk driver, who allegedly fled a mountainside accident that killed his three passengers, was being held on suspicion of murder Sunday, after the car was found hours later at the foot of a drainage culvert. Aron Miron, 50, of Pacoima was being held at County USC Medical Center, said California Highway Patrol Officer Karen Faciane. He sustained major injuries in the crash, including trauma to the chest, abdomen and left arm, as well as cuts to his mouth.
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