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January 3, 1985
A new pedestrian bridge over the San Gabriel River Channel on Artesia Boulevard has been completed, Cerritos officials said. The project, which cost $134,150, should make it easier for pedestrians, including those in wheelchairs or pushing strollers, to cross the channel. Cerritos City Councilman Alex Beanum said the overpass, which is about five feet wide, should be a "major asset for students" who walk to Valley Christian and Gahr high schools using Artesia Boulevard.
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March 14, 2014 | By Ruben Vives and Mark Boster
A sport utility vehicle sheared a fire hydrant and hit a power pole in La Mirada on Friday, sending a geyser of electrified water into the air that shocked a cyclist, authorities said. The crash was reported about 7 a.m. in the 14800 block of Artesia Boulevard, near Knott Avenue, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.  Authorities said the SUV was traveling west on Artesia Boulevard. At the same time, a bicyclist was heading east on the same side of the road, but it's unclear if the driver was trying to avoid hitting the bicyclist, authorities said.
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March 14, 2014 | By Ruben Vives and Mark Boster
A sport utility vehicle sheared a fire hydrant and hit a power pole in La Mirada on Friday, sending a geyser of electrified water into the air that shocked a cyclist, authorities said. The crash was reported about 7 a.m. in the 14800 block of Artesia Boulevard, near Knott Avenue, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.  Authorities said the SUV was traveling west on Artesia Boulevard. At the same time, a bicyclist was heading east on the same side of the road, but it's unclear if the driver was trying to avoid hitting the bicyclist, authorities said.
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October 19, 2009 | Corina Knoll
A traffic collision caused by three men in a stolen vehicle Saturday left a 6-year-old girl and 9-year-old boy in critical condition, authorities said. After failing to stop at a drunk-driving checkpoint at Artesia Boulevard and Obispo Avenue in Long Beach, three men in a sport utility vehicle drove east on Artesia about 12:25 a.m. and caused a three-car accident near Lakewood Boulevard, according to Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies. The men fled on foot, but were later arrested.
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February 20, 2007 | From a Times Staff Writer
A man was killed Monday night in a collision involving two or more cars and a bus on the northbound 710 Freeway in Long Beach, authorities said. The collision occurred at 8:38 p.m., south of Artesia Boulevard. The victim, identified only as a white adult male, was pronounced dead at a hospital. Authorities investigating the accident shut two lanes of the freeway, slowing traffic late into the night. They did not disclose whether the victim was in the car or on the bus.
NEWS
August 27, 1987
The city will pay the state Department of Transportation $7.5 million for two parcels north and south of Artesia Boulevard between Vermont and Normandie avenues. The city is negotiating with the state for the purchase of an additional nine-acre parcel on the northwest corner of Artesia and Vermont. The city hopes to buy the entire 27 acres along Artesia Boulevard that the state had originally purchased for the extension of the Artesia Freeway.
NEWS
September 11, 1986
The City Council unanimously approved zoning changes and preliminary plans for a 104,000-square-foot medical office and retail center on a 6.5-acre parcel along Artesia Boulevard just west of the Harbor Freeway. A decision on similar requests from another developer seeking to build a shopping center on adjacent state-owned property was postponed until Dec. 9 because negotiations over the city's purchase of the property from the state are continuing, City Manager Kenneth Landau said.
NEWS
April 14, 1985
The Santa Ana Freeway will be closed both directions for six hours Sunday from the Artesia Freeway in Buena Park to Rosecrans Avenue in Norwalk for repairs, according to the California Department of Transportation. The freeway will be closed from 5 a.m. to 1 p.m. Caltrans workers will be replacing pavement markers, restriping and patching potholes. Traffic during these hours will be diverted to the Artesia and San Gabriel River freeways, then back to the Santa Ana.
NEWS
July 4, 1985
The Planning Commission has approved a plan to convert a former racquetball club into a shopping center. Torrance-based Trans-Am Development Co., which purchased the empty, 11,000-square-foot club several months ago, wants to develop a mini-mall on the site at 17127 Pioneer Blvd., just north of Artesia Boulevard. City planner Phillip DeLao said the commission approved the project after the owner agreed to redesign the parking layout to increase the number of spaces from 32 to 44.
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October 19, 2009 | Corina Knoll
A traffic collision caused by three men in a stolen vehicle Saturday left a 6-year-old girl and 9-year-old boy in critical condition, authorities said. After failing to stop at a drunk-driving checkpoint at Artesia Boulevard and Obispo Avenue in Long Beach, three men in a sport utility vehicle drove east on Artesia about 12:25 a.m. and caused a three-car accident near Lakewood Boulevard, according to Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies. The men fled on foot, but were later arrested.
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February 20, 2007 | From a Times Staff Writer
A man was killed Monday night in a collision involving two or more cars and a bus on the northbound 710 Freeway in Long Beach, authorities said. The collision occurred at 8:38 p.m., south of Artesia Boulevard. The victim, identified only as a white adult male, was pronounced dead at a hospital. Authorities investigating the accident shut two lanes of the freeway, slowing traffic late into the night. They did not disclose whether the victim was in the car or on the bus.
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September 17, 1998
Torrance has received $5.4 million from the California Department of Transportation to repair a two-mile stretch of Artesia Boulevard. The city assumed control of the roadway between Hawthorne Boulevard and Western Avenue in May, city spokeswoman Arlene Barco said. "It's fairly badly deteriorated and there hasn't been success in getting the work done through the state," said Barco. "It is one of our major corridors so we'd really like it to look its best."
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September 4, 1997
Manhattan Beach City Attorney Robert Wadden is going to Superior Court on Sept. 15 to try to close Beach Accupressure , a business that the city contends has served as a front for prostitution. The city decided to seek a preliminary injunction to close the Artesia Boulevard business, open for less than one year, after a resident went in for an acupressure treatment and said he received more than he expected, Wadden said.
NEWS
August 4, 1994
State investigators are hoping to determine who dumped oil refinery wastes in pits in Gardena more than four decades ago. The California Department of Toxic Substances Control is asking people to come forward if they recall the waste dumping at the so-called Gardena Sumps at the southwest corner of Artesia Boulevard and Normandie Avenue. The dumping of petroleum and its byproducts occurred there from 1938 to 1953.
NEWS
June 23, 1991
Caltrans advises motorists that it has scheduled the following freeway work in the Southeast and Long Beach area this week. Repair locations are spotted on the map by number and are identified in the list below by the nearest city or cities. ARTESIA FREEWAY (91) 1. Bellflower: Connector road from the eastbound Artesia Freeway (91) to the northbound and southbound San Gabriel River Freeway (605), plus the Bellflower Boulevard on-ramp; 6:30 to 11 a.m. today; bridge repair. 2.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 11, 1991
The Torrance City Council voted 6 to 1 Tuesday to reject a proposal for a 102-room hotel on Artesia Boulevard because the project would have been too dense for the area. The proposal also called for the subdivision of the 2.3-acre property, which lies between Western and Van Ness avenues, into one commercial and six residential parcels. The project required a zone change from light manufacturing to general commercial and an amendment to the city's General Plan.
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September 4, 1997
Manhattan Beach City Attorney Robert Wadden is going to Superior Court on Sept. 15 to try to close Beach Accupressure , a business that the city contends has served as a front for prostitution. The city decided to seek a preliminary injunction to close the Artesia Boulevard business, open for less than one year, after a resident went in for an acupressure treatment and said he received more than he expected, Wadden said.
NEWS
December 10, 1987
In spite of efforts by a group of motel owners to quash plans for a 154-room motel near the Artesia Freeway, the Bellflower City Council voted unanimously to uphold the Planning Commission's approval of the project. The $30-a-night motel will be developed by Sixpence Inns of America, a national chain based in Santa Ana.
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June 8, 1989
Four teen-agers have been arrested on suspicion of murder and robbery in connection with the shooting death Monday morning of a Redondo Beach gas station cashier. The four, who are being held without bail in the slaying of Jesus Ezequiel Chavez and the robbery of the Arco station on Artesia Boulevard near Rindge Lane, are Rickey Lynn Garey, 19, of Compton; Richard Henry Ponton, 18, of Redondo Beach; a 17-year-old Redondo Beach boy, and a 16-year-old boy from Los Angeles. The latter were not identified because of their ages.
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