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Matthew Sikora will be performing at the Wine Cave on April 10 beginning at 7:30 p.m. At 24 years old, Sikora, a professional musician, has a long list of credits and accomplishments including the lead vocals and acoustic guitar for the band Fathom that toured in the Vans Warped Tour for several seasons. He started his solo career about a year ago and has completed a CD.  His solo style is more contemporary and is centered on his talents as a vocalist and acoustic guitar player. He is also a prolific songwriter and will be performing many of his original compositions. The Wine Cave is at 2427 Honolulu Ave. in Montrose Shopping Park. There is no cover charge.

On Tuesday the state Court of Appeal ordered the reinstatement of murder charges against Marcos Barbosa Costa, 44, of Massachusetts.  Costa drove his big rig truck over Angeles Crest Highway, losing his brakes and crashing into a vehicle driven by Angel Posca, 58, killing him. Also killed was Posca’s passenger, daughter Angelina.
In April 2009, Costa then continued down the ‘Crest hitting several other vehicles before crashing into the Flintridge Bookstore. In May a grand jury indicted Costa on two counts each of murder and vehicular manslaughter and three felony counts of reckless driving causing injury. Judge Lisa Lench later dismissed the murder counts.
On Tuesday those counts were reinstated. In writing the opinion Judge P.J. Bigelow stated, “…we conclude there is some rational ground for assuming the possibility that Costa was aware of the risk to human life posed by continuing to drive his large semitrailer truck down the Highway, and that he consciously and deliberately disregarded that risk.”
The next scheduled hearing is on April 30.

“Shells, Prisms” group art exhibition featuring works by Elizabeth Bryant, Alice Clements, Annetta Kapon and Maya Lujan continues at the Glendale Community College Art Gallery in the Library Building through April 24.
Admission is free. Gallery hours are noon to 6 p.m., Thursday through Saturday. The college is located at 1500 N. Verdugo Road in Glendale.
For information, call (818) 240-1000, ext. 5663 for information or visit

Foothill Municipal Water District began work this week on a steel water main located in the Alta Canyada Freeway Overpass, just north of Verdugo Boulevard. Construction is tentatively scheduled to last for approximately 15 days. Lane closure is anticipated during construction; however, traffic will be controlled to allow travel in both directions.
Information regarding Foothill Municipal Water District can be found at

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