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  • Around Town: The tale of 'Rattlesnake' James

    In July of 1936, a red-haired La Caņada barber went on trial for the murder of his wife. The best part of the trial was when a rattlesnake got loose in the courtroom.
  • Around Town: Books and murder on her mind

    The parade is over. The nights are short and the days are long. La Caņada, home to book worms and book groups, is the inspiration for the following books. Thanks to the wonders of self-publication, some of us may be named in Arthur Johnson's “The...

    Big-rig driver drops appeal in Angeles Crest Highway manslaughter case

    Big-rig driver drops appeal in Angeles Crest Highway manslaughter case
    Marcos Costa, the big-rig truck driver convicted of manslaughter in a 2009 fatal crash in La Caņada Flintridge, has dropped his appeal, according to his attorney. Costa, 46, was sentenced in 2011 to seven years and four months in prison. Palmdale...

    Court to hear appeal of Angeles Crest truck driver's manslaughter conviction

    A state appeals court will hear oral arguments next month in the case of the truck driver involved in a fatal 2009 collision on Angeles Crest Highway in La Caņada Flintridge. Marcos Costa, 46, was convicted of vehicular manslaughter and reckless driving...

    Big-rig driver convicted of manslaughter seeks appeal

    Big-rig driver convicted of manslaughter seeks appeal
    The truck driver convicted of manslaughter after a fatal 2009 collision at the bottom of Angeles Crest Highway in La Caņada Flintridge is taking his case to the court of appeal. Marcos Costa, 46, was sentenced to seven years and four months in prison...