Murder Charged in Flintridge Bookstore Crash

Jun 21, 2009

The Mercury News (in Silicon Valley, no less, not a SoCal paper), via Associated Press, reports that long-haul trucker Marcos Barbosa Costa was rearrested on Friday and charged with murder. He had originally been charged with vehicular manslaughter and was out on bail; he’s now back in jail with a much larger bail. On April 1, Costa┬álost control of his truck coming down Angeles Crest Highway, killing a 12-year-old girl and her father, as well as injuring others and all but destroying Flintridge Bookstore and Coffeehouse, which sits on Foothill Boulevard at the base of Angeles Crest Highway.

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Workers are putting final touches on the exterior renovation of Flintridge Bookstore

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Meanwhile, we’re happy to see the progress in construction at Flintridge Bookstore. The store is still open, in a trailer in the parking lot in back, and they’re doing a fine job in a limited space. They’ll be moving back into the original store in July, and they’re looking for teen volunteers (community-service hours available!) to help move books. Go to the website for details.



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