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May 29, 2011 | Martha Groves
Warning motorists of potentially massive delays, transportation officials last week announced plans to shut down a 10-mile stretch of the 405 Freeway for 53 hours in July as part of an ongoing project to widen the expressway between the Westside and the San Fernando Valley. Starting before midnight on Friday, July 15, until early Monday, July 18, the northbound 405 will be closed between U.S. 101 and Interstate 10 so that workers can demolish half of the Mulholland Drive bridge as part of the $1-billion widening project.
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April 20, 2014 | By Jeff Gottlieb
A woman was killed early Sunday when she was hit by a passing car and run over by another while pushing a car that had run out of gas on the 405 Freeway in the Torrance area, according to the California Highway Patrol. The woman and a man were traveling north on the 405 near the 110 Freeway interchange when their 1995 Toyota ran out of gas about 12:30 a.m., authorities said. They got out of the car and were trying to push it onto the right shoulder, according to the CHP. A 2012 BMW did not slow down as it drove past the Toyota and hit the woman and the right rear corner of the car, authorities said.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 2, 1988 | Staff Writer Jerry Hicks
Prosecutors in the Randy Steven Kraft murder trial say a paper with 61 entries, found in his car trunk when he was arrested May 14, 1983, is a death list--Kraft's own score card of how many young men he had killed dating back to late 1971. Kraft's attorneys deny it is a death list, and call it meaningless information that will only inflame his jury. Kraft himself, in a 1983 interview, called the list nothing more than references to friends of his and his roommate at the time.
SPORTS
March 25, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Former El Camino Real outfielder Mitch Dergazarian, a sophomore at Azusa Pacifc, was named the PacWest player of the week after going seven for 14 during a 4-0 week for Azusa Pacific. He had three doubles and five RBIs.  He's batting .405 on the season. Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 12, 1997 | ANGIE CHUANG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A suspected tagger stranded high above the San Diego Freeway after allegedly painting "OZIE" in huge letters on the side of an overpass plunged 100 feet down to an embankment early Wednesday, fracturing his spine, according to the California Highway Patrol. Daniel Supple, 19, of Woodland Hills was found by CHP officers in a bushy area near the Skirball Center drive exit about 5:45 a.m., said Officer Karen Faciane, a CHP spokeswoman.
NEWS
August 23, 1992
HARBOR FREEWAY (110) Los Angeles: Slauson Avenue off-ramp from the southbound Harbor Freeway (110); 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. Tuesday; guardrail repair. LONG BEACH FREEWAY (710) Long Beach: Northbound No. 3, 4 and 5 lanes from Del Amo Boulevard to the Artesia Freeway (91), including Del Amo Boulevard on-ramp, Long Beach Boulevard off-ramp and on-ramp; 6 a.m. to noon today; marker repair. Southbound Long Beach Freeway (710) connector to the northbound San Diego Freeway (405); 6 a.m.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 4, 1993
Free parking at all locations. Shuttle costs $2 per person roundtrip. * Ventura Lot, Line 668 10801 Ventura Blvd., near Lankershim. From the 101, exit Lankershim, to Ventura, turn right into parking lot. Runs every 10 minutes from 6 to 8:30 p.m. * Barham Lot, Line 670 3700 Barham Blvd., at Forest Lawn Drive. Runs every 15 minutes from 6 to 8:30 p.m. * Hollywood-La Brea Lot, Line 671 1611 N. La Brea Ave., between Sunset and Hollywood boulevards. Runs every 20 minutes from 6 to 8:30 p.m.
SPORTS
November 20, 1986
Al Wilson, who played for UCLA in the Rose Bowl game last January, was killed early Wednesday when he walked or ran into traffic on the San Diego Freeway. L.A. County Sheriff's investigators called it an apparent suicide. Wilson, 23, apparently despondent because he was not signed by a pro football team this fall, had disappeared from his home in Carson for several days earlier this month. When he returned, he told a Times reporter, "I just needed time to be alone."
NEWS
February 11, 2014 | By Armand Emamdjomeh
Car lights form streaks down the 405 Freeway in this image by Kelvin Cheng, taken from the Getty on Nov. 16. Also visible is the Holiday Inn in the foreground, the Wilshire Corridor and downtown Los Angeles in the distance. While traffic flows freely in Cheng's photo, drivers are bracing for " Jamzilla " this weekend, when approximately a 5.6-mile stretch of the northbound 405 will be closed for 80 hours. Follow Armand Emamdjomeh on Twitter or Google + . Each week, we're featuring photos of Southern California submitted by readers.
OPINION
April 27, 2013
Re "405 stuck in slow lane," April 25 The Times was kind enough to print a letter I wrote nearly six years ago, on June 23, 2007, on the 405 Freeway widening project. I will take the opportunity to say "I told you so. " To recap, I wrote: "Everybody will lose with this freeway expansion, because 10 minutes after it opens, the 405 Freeway will look exactly like it does today, only wider. "People will have suffered through the construction mess, traffic congestion and inconvenience, some losing their homes, all to give Caltrans more to do and a bunch of contractors cost overruns that we will be paying for as we sit in the bumper-to-bumper traffic a week after the expanded carpool lane opens.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 10, 2014 | By Bob Pool
A man trying to cross the southbound 405 Freeway in Irvine was hit by a car and killed Monday night. Officials of the Orange County Fire Authority say the accident occurred at 9:06 p.m. north of Lake Forest Drive. Arriving paramedics pronounced the 52-year-old man dead at 9:18 p.m. His name has not been released. A spokeswoman for the California Highway Patrol said it was not immediately known why the man was trying to cross the freeway. Officers shut down southbound freeway traffic at Bake Parkway and issued a SigAlert.
BUSINESS
February 22, 2014 | By Lauren Beale
Perhaps closing out some old business, actor Ryan Reynolds has sold a home in Hollywood Hills West for $1.405 million. The leading man bought the property in his bachelor days for $1.749 million and in recent years had leased it out at $5,200 a month. Entered through a walled and gated courtyard, the Traditional-style home has been updated with solar heating, tankless hot water and impact-resistant French doors. The 1,789 square feet of space includes open-concept living areas, two bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 17, 2014 | By Robert J. Lopez
State transportation officials said Monday night that motorists were encountering 45-minute delays on the 405 Freeway during "Jamzilla" and that the project was expected to be finished in time for the Tuesday morning rush-hour commute. The paving and striping on the northbound lanes between Sunset and Ventura boulevards was on target to be completed by 6 a.m., the California Department of Transportation said. The work is part of a $1.1-billion project to build the final 10-mile leg of the 405's northbound carpool lane over the Sepulveda Pass.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 17, 2014 | By Ari Bloomekatz and Hailey Branson-Potts
Two of five northbound lanes on the 405 Freeway closed during "Jamzilla" reopened to commuters early Monday morning, officials said. The two lanes -- from Mulholland Drive to Ventura Boulevard -- reopened at 5:24 a.m., said California Highway Patrol Officer Tony Polizzi.  Television footage showed light traffic on the section of freeway early Monday morning. So far, "Jamzilla" has not evoked the fear and panic its name suggests as traffic through the Sepulveda Pass on Saturday and Sunday flowed with minimal delays.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 15, 2014 | By Dan Weikel and Jack Dolan
Northbound traffic moved steadily on the 405 Freeway over Sepulveda Pass during the first day of "Jamzilla" on Saturday, but motorists encountered some delays as they merged from five lanes to two lanes through the highway's construction zone. Although things went well, transportation officials are still warning travelers to avoid the northbound 405 between Sunset and Ventura boulevards, where extensive paving and striping is being done over the President's Day weekend for a new carpool lane.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 15, 2014 | By Dan Weikel
Northbound traffic continued to move steadily at midday Saturday on the 405 Freeway over the Sepulveda Pass, but motorists were encountering longer delays Saturday as they merged from five lanes to two lanes through the highway's closure area that has been dubbed Jamzilla. While things have gone well so far, transportation officials are still warning travelers to avoid the northbound 405 between Sunset and Ventura boulevards, where extensive paving and striping is being done for a new carpool lane.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 24, 1999
In the first of a series on the San Diego Freeway, northbound traffic was reduced to two lanes beginning Friday and continuing through Monday morning. Similar closures in both directions will continue through August. Resurfacing: Northbound I-405 from Harbor Boulevard to past Ward Street. Alternate route: Exit Harbor Boulevard north, west on Warner Avenue to San Diego Freeway. Source: Caltrans
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 5, 2007 | From Times Staff Reports
All lanes of the southbound San Diego Freeway at Olympic Boulevard will be closed Sunday from 1 a.m. to 7 a.m. The closure is part of the $50-million extension of the southbound carpool lane from Sunset Boulevard to the Santa Monica Freeway. The new lane is to open this summer. Caltrans plans to open a continuous carpool lane on the southbound 405 Freeway from the San Fernando Valley to Orange County by early 2009.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 15, 2014 | By Dan Weikel and Jack Dolan
With a load of furniture for his daughter, John Barbieri of San Pedro headed north  on the 405 Freeway on Saturday morning for the first leg of a trip to San Luis Obispo. Traffic moved well past Los Angeles International Airport, and he decided to try going over Sepulveda Pass rather than take alternative routes that would cost him time and money. U-Haul, he said, charges by the mile for the trailer he was towing. Just before Sunset Boulevard it looked like Barbieri's luck had run out. His speed plummeted to 3 mph as five lanes of traffic started to merge into the two open lanes over the pass.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 15, 2014 | By Martha Groves and Dan Weikel
So far, so good. Traffic on the 405 Freeway in the Sepulveda Pass was light early Saturday on the first full day of Jamzilla. Most or all lanes of the busy northbound side of the freeway will be closed throughout President's Day weekend for road improvements. During daytime hours two northbound lanes will be open, but all five will be closed at night. The shutdowns through the Sepulveda Pass will allow workers to pave and re-stripe the highway where a carpool lane is being added.
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