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.
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.
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.
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 14, 2014 |
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.
September 25, 1986
The City Council unanimously approved a loan agreement Monday night with a Newport Beach developer for the construction of a 10-acre shopping center. Hopkins Development Co. will receive $1,725,000 in Community Development Block Grant funds for the project, which will include a supermarket and drugstore, according to Mike Sakamoto, assistant city administrator.