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Community members gather to mark the first-year anniversary of the Metrolink tragedy

Community members gather to mark the first-year anniversary of the Metrolink tragedy

Marlene Pantaleon and Adolfo Flores

September 13, 2009

As Richard Alarcon was on his way to the Topanga Plaza on Sept. 12, 2008, news of the Chatsworth Metrolink collision was broadcasted through the radio. The Los Angeles City Council member was no stranger to collision tragedies as 21 years ago his son died due to subsequent injuries after a car accident. Rushing to the scene, he along with other firs...

Metrolink memorial to take place Saturday at Stoney Point Park

Metrolink memorial to take place Saturday at Stoney Point Park

Marlene Pantaleon and Adolfo Flores

September 9, 2009

After an out-pouring of interest from the community the office of councilman Greg Smith worked with them to build a memorial for the victims and those who were at the scene lending a hand. “People are very moved by the accident,” said office spokesman Matt Meyerhoff. “It’s important to have a lasting ph...

Unidentified woman dies in apparent suicide after being struck by Amtrak train

Marlene Pantaleon and Adolfo Flores

September 7, 2009

A woman, about 18 years old, was struck by an Amtrak train on Tampa Avenue as it was heading towards the Chatsworth station on Monday at about 3:45 p.m., after stepping in front of the train, authorities said. “It appears to be intentional at this point,” said Sergeant II Tim Walters of the Los...

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