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January 10, 1998 | ERIC MALNIC, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The storm that swept through the Southland on Friday didn't drop a lot of rain, but it did cause some serious problems, including an apparent tornado that damaged buildings in Long Beach and slick pavement that contributed to a lethal 10-vehicle crash in Santa Clarita.
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January 6, 1998 | KARIMA A. HAYNES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Randal Miller and his longtime companion, Barbara Lane, were practically inseparable. The Lancaster couple spent long summer days boating and water skiing at Pyramid Lake. They shared cooking, laundry and cleaning chores around their small ranch house. They jointly cared for their daughter, Alisha, 5, and Lane's son, Wyatt, 10. They talked about culminating their 10-year relationship in marriage later this year.
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January 5, 1998 | SCOTT GLOVER and EVELYN LARRUBIA, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Four people, two of them children, were killed when their car smashed into another vehicle and plunged off an embankment along the rain-slicked Antelope Valley Freeway Sunday afternoon. The accident shut down the freeway for several hours, clogging post-holiday traffic along an important high desert artery. Those killed were a 7-year-old girl, a 10-year-old boy, a man in his 30s and a woman in her mid-20s.
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January 5, 1998 | SCOTT GLOVER and EVELYN LARRUBIA, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Four people, two of them children, were killed Sunday afternoon when their car smashed into another vehicle in Palmdale and plunged off an embankment on the rain-slickened Antelope Valley Freeway. Among the dead were a 7-year-old girl, a 10-year-old boy, a man in his 30s and a woman in her mid-20s. Authorities believe that they were all members of the same family, but declined to identify them Sunday night because relatives had not been told of their deaths.
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December 11, 1997 | KARIMA A. HAYNES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There'll be no blasting until there's some blooming. First, Caltrans crews were forced to halt rock blasting Tuesday after they found an apparent bobcat den on a $31-million road-widening project along the Antelope Valley Freeway. Now it's possibly endangered plants that have put off work on a section of a 3.5-mile stretch until spring.
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December 11, 1997 | KARIMA A. HAYNES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Caltrans crews forced to halt rock-blasting Tuesday after they found an apparent bobcat den will have to delay work until spring because of a possibly endangered plant growing at the site of a road-widening project along the Antelope Valley Freeway in Agua Dulce. The plants found near the $31-million project could be lily, wild onion, monardilla, buckwheat or rabbit brush, all native to the area, but Caltrans environmentalists say they won't know for sure until they bloom in spring.
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December 10, 1997 | KARIMA A. HAYNES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Caltrans crews preparing to set off explosives along a section of the Antelope Valley Freeway were stopped in their tracks Tuesday morning when workers discovered what appeared to be a bobcat den in the mountainside along the highway. The rock blasting is part of a $31-million road-widening project, which includes construction of a carpool lane between Agua Dulce Canyon and Escondido Canyon roads in the Santa Clarita Valley.
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July 5, 1997 | DARRELL SATZMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
After battling brush fires for four days, local fire agencies enjoyed a relatively quiet Fourth of July. A 400-acre brush fire that threatened homes and created massive traffic jams on the Antelope Valley and Golden State freeways Thursday afternoon was extinguished by early Friday morning, county fire officials said. In the Angeles National Forest, a persistent blaze sparked near Azusa on Tuesday by a homeowner using a brush-clearing device continued to burn.
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