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Firefighters taking the injured to hospital from the scene of the accident. (Photo credit: Michael Nogueira/Sir Michael's Party Rentals).
Baird Martin January 28, 2014 at 04:59 pm
My mother used to work with Mrs. Chavez and still works with her sister-in-law. It is sad, indeed.
Margarito Martinez January 28, 2014 at 06:58 pm
terrible terrible
John Carlucci February 3, 2014 at 02:36 pm
So very sorry to hear this. I live on Meridian Street. I've been saying for years that MeridianRead More Street needs speed bumps & 4 way stop signs on every corner. People drive down our street like it's a freeway.
LAFD truck at the scene of the accident. (Photo credit: Courtesy of Mark Snelgrove).
henk friezer January 27, 2014 at 03:19 pm
punishment for DUI in this state are too mild, in many European countries cars a re immediatelyRead More confiscated, as is the license. Some countries compact the seized cars at the owner's expense. And courts usually add other severe punishments. Truly a " sobering" experience for the caught driver. But it gets a message across. In the USA many drunk drivers are repeat offenders.
Jonathan January 28, 2014 at 06:25 am
I know a man who's had 4 dwi's. and as far as I know he still drives drunk every Friday and SaturdayRead More night. I'm from the Bronx and when I was a kid (1960's) if a man killed someone driving drunk he'd never do it again.
LAFD truck at the scene of the accident. (Photo credit: Courtesy of Mark Snelgrove).
Leticia Hughes January 26, 2014 at 01:56 pm
The city needs to do something about the stretch from fig on the 134 fwy to both east and west .Read More The long stretch from Harvey and fig is a very dangers' stretch. Something has to be done. We have had so many death on the 134 fwy. It's time the city does something!!!!
Lorrie Boula January 26, 2014 at 02:23 pm
This is disgusting. The dead body was found on Hillmont Ave. The man had obviously fallen off of theRead More 134 fwy. This is the 2nd accident in 18 months, that had motorists falling off of the 134. We need barriers and high secure walls along the 134 from Harvey to Figueroa blvd. NOW!!!
aladyofyork January 27, 2014 at 08:00 am
Have the road from Pacific in Glendale, over the hill and on to Lake in Pasadena heavily patrolledRead More by the CHP. If we all SLOW DOWN and FOLLOW THE SPEED LIMITS, we wouldn't fall off the freeway.
Firefighters taking the injured to hospital from the scene of the accident. (Photo credit: Michael Nogueira/Sir Michael's Party Rentals).
henk friezer January 24, 2014 at 11:39 pm
Not to minimize this tragic accident, but pedestrians should be aware that being in a crosswalk isRead More not always safe. Most have a false sense of security when they cross in a crosswalk, be at a light or stop sign (As this incident proves). Always be alert for the driver that may be distracted or impaired. I always cross with caution, even with the right of way, I have observed cars blowing through crosswalks with pedestrians many times
nonoise January 25, 2014 at 11:10 am
When older drivers should no longer drive, it is friends and relatives duty to do the right thingRead More and stop them from driving. That means taking away the keys or notifiying the DMV. Stop the Farmer's Market tragedy and this one too from happening again. It happens way too many times. Those that know the driver should not be driving and still allow it should be fined.
henk friezer January 25, 2014 at 02:43 pm
The hardest thing I had to do is stop my 86 year old mother from driving. There were some warningRead More signs, so I saw potential hazard of her continuing to the mall, etc. I could not bear having to tell her she could not drive anymore, so at her next doctor visit, I took the doc aside and told him about the situation. He did not want to tell her (saying it was not his responsibility). When I told that if she had an accident I would hold him accountable, since he was aware of what could happen with her medical situation, he had second thoughts and told her it would be best if she would no longer get behind the wheel. Funny thing was, my mom understood and accepted it. So if family or friends do not want to do the dirty deed, ask the family doctor, the elderly driver will accept it more readily.
La Cañada resident and former Deutsche Bank executive Brian Mulligan. (Patch file photo).
henk friezer January 25, 2014 at 11:13 am
Finally common sense prevailed! The man had absolutely no case and was trying to cover his actionsRead More by placing the blame on those who were protecting local citizens. Naturally a greedy lawyer thought he could capitalize on the incident to make a quick buck. But for once common sense took hold and the jurors saw it for what it was., an individual who would not take responsibility for his actions and paid the consequences.
Bob Roberts January 22, 2014 at 09:52 am
Let the punishment fit the vice. Deutsche Bank, and Fox on his resume...looks like karma caught upRead More with him.
Alex White January 22, 2014 at 10:19 am
You betcha... LOS ANGELES (AP) — CBS News January 15, 2014 7:09 PM reports "The LosRead More Angeles City Council has agreed to pay $575,000 to settle a lawsuit from a former police informant who alleged that two officers forced her to have sex” Apparently, the LA City Council unanimously approved the payment. Must have been deemed cheaper to pay her off than go to trail and have LAPD’s dirty underwear on the line-- again. The defendants were the city and veteran narcotics officers James Nichols and Luis Valenzuela. The claim is the officer’s actions were less than professional. As I understand it, the officers are on “home duty” awaiting LAPD disciplinary hearings for this and three similar cases. Apparently, IAD was on the hunt starting “in or around 2010.” Nichols was transferred from Hollywood to Northeast and continued to patrol. The “Informant” pulled the plug when she filed suit, so the wagons were circled and evidence was hurriedly collected; and then a settlement. Here's a good source with another illustration of how they actually operate that Big Blue Sweeper. Under the “Back Issues” link of Courthouse News Service-- "New Twist to Banker's LAPD Beating Story" By Matt Reynolds Nov. 13, 2011. This case speaks to MO quite clearly. The use of a 1st Amendment argument by the defendants in this case as a motion for dismissal is humorously ironic, but apparently it was effective. Be interesting if that surreptitious Glendale PD Tape recording (cleverly obtained by LAPPL and published), or the trail testimony and any of that particular evidence, or the settlement particulars of the settled “Informant Lawsuit” will be allowed into this courtroom with respect to speaking to character, conduct and motive of ALL parties concerned? Should be a legal humdinger!
kj January 23, 2014 at 07:06 am
typical dope head blame someone else.
Janet December 23, 2013 at 12:25 am
LAPD needs to give us more information as to where this occurred so we can be on watch..yes weRead More should ALWAYS be aware but let us know what location. ....maybe they will receive more information that way too!
nonoise December 23, 2013 at 08:39 am
Northeast is not involving the community.
Joe Walker December 23, 2013 at 11:33 am
Do they believe he is a suspect in the home invasion murder earlier this month?
Suzanne December 20, 2013 at 07:55 am
The 'Eagle Rock' checkpoint is actually in Glassell Park.
Diana Swartz (Editor) December 20, 2013 at 09:17 am
Thank you for correcting my mistake, Suzanne!
nonoise December 22, 2013 at 09:12 am
What exactly is a "saturation patrol"? Sounds like lets stop anyone for any reason.Read More Officer should "profile by muffler", "illegal muffler that is. And, those illegal tinted windows too.
LAPD officers cordon off the crime scene in Glassell Park—the victim's cloth-covered body can be seen in the distance. (Photo credit: Herb West)
nonoise December 18, 2013 at 07:48 am
My condolences to the family and friends and others. If the criminals had been a different colorRead More the story would have made news but sadly rarely does the it makes news when it is a black on black crime. This was a tragic situation. Hope someone comes forward with some info. This is why people need a weapon to protect themselves.
Drew December 18, 2013 at 09:05 am
Agreed. FYI the LAPD released a photo of the car from a surveillance camera:Read More http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-police-release-surveillance-photo-reality-tv-director-killing-20131217,0,4333240.story#axzz2nqF37EBn
Your mama December 19, 2013 at 12:14 pm
Any idea what they said they were selling? I had a young girl come to my door selling a carpetRead More cleaning service. She got annoyed that I was talking to her through the peephole of my door and would not open the door.
A man was shot and killed and his wife injured in an attack in Glassell Park on Nov. 27, 2013. (Photo credit: Herb West)
Drew December 15, 2013 at 06:10 pm
As a neighbor and friend of the victims...here is the deal: there was a morning burglarly on Oct.Read More 3rd on Ave. 41 - suspects and car description same as given for the Nov. 27th Sagamore Way home invasion/homicide. On the morning of Nov. 27th, suspects and car seen again on Ave. 41 by a neighbor who came out onto her porch. She subsequently made a 911 call to report suspects and car and minutes later, the home invasion/homicide had taken place on Sagamore Way (just around the corner). Definitey feels like the neighborhood was cased (since early October at least) and perpetrators were looking for a house to rob - perps probably not suspecting folks to be home and once they posed as solicitors and found folks were home, were undeterred. James Marcus Howe fought to protect his family from the home invadors and is survived by his amazing wife and son. PLEASE encourage Huizar's office and the Northeast Police Dept. to continue their good work on solving this case. Suspects: young black males (late teens and early 20s) + female driver Car: 2000 model dark colored (green or black) ford mustang convertible (closed black top). Thanks for reading!
incognito guito December 16, 2013 at 11:22 am
Condolences to the family. We had 2 young black males between the ages mentioned above come to ourRead More door about 2 weeks ago at 7:30 at night. They were also trying to sell something. I did not open the door because of these articles warning people not to open your door to people you dont know. So when I approached the front door and asked who it was, I could NOT understand them! I asked them about 5 times who they were and I still could not understand what they were saying. So I peaked out the window and I saw 2 black young men show me a small laminated card which had objects on it that I could not identify. They told me they were selling something. I asked them to leave. I don't know if these were the same young men, but it is a very strange coincidece. Oh and this happened in 90041. I hope they catch them soon!
Diana December 17, 2013 at 09:24 am
Janet, Really? Glassell Park, Eaglerock, Cypress Park, Atwater, Highland Park? We all stillRead More live in the same "armpit"