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January 21, 1995 | HOLLY J. WAGNER
The City Council is set to take another step Monday toward turning Caltrans land into a park. The Planning Commission, on a 5-0 vote, approved an agreement that would allow Caltrans to trade the parcel at West Coast Highway and Superior Avenue for housing credits to be transferred to other land in the city. The City Council asked planners several months ago to negotiate with Caltrans for a deal that would let the city downzone the property without paying Caltrans for the reduced resale value.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 11, 2000
A motorist was killed Monday when his car rear-ended a Caltrans truck on the northbound Hollywood (101) Freeway in Hollywood, authorities said. Paramedics arrived at the scene just north of Hollywood Boulevard at 10:34 a.m., where the man, in his mid-20s, was pronounced dead, said California Highway Patrol Officer Lou Aviles. Authorities withheld his name until relatives could be notified. The truck driver was not injured.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 11, 2000
A motorist was killed Monday when his car rear-ended a Caltrans truck on the northbound Hollywood (101) Freeway in Hollywood, authorities said. Paramedics arrived at the scene just north of Hollywood Boulevard at 10:34 a.m., where the man, in his mid-20s, was pronounced dead, said California Highway Patrol Officer Lou Aviles. Authorities withheld his name until relatives could be notified. The truck driver was not injured.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 21, 1995 | HOLLY J. WAGNER
The City Council is set to take another step Monday toward turning Caltrans land into a park. The Planning Commission, on a 5-0 vote, approved an agreement that would allow Caltrans to trade the parcel at West Coast Highway and Superior Avenue for housing credits to be transferred to other land in the city. The City Council asked planners several months ago to negotiate with Caltrans for a deal that would let the city downzone the property without paying Caltrans for the reduced resale value.
NEWS
April 13, 1986
Conservationists climbed into the branches of several redwoods near Guerneville and vowed to stay there until officials agreed to spare 22 of the trees from the ax of the California Transportation Department. The redwoods are scheduled to be cleared for a new California 116 intersection leading to a 88-unit condominium development along the Russian River. The demonstrators said they oppose cutting the tall timber because the route is soon to be designated a state scenic highway.
NEWS
September 6, 1987
Plans to build a 130-mile, $225-million pipeline to carry oil from Kern County wells to Los Angeles County refineries were given final environmental approval by the U.S. Forest Service and California Transportation Department. A government study concluded that the pipeline project, proposed by Southern California Pipeline System two years ago, does not represent unique hazards to the natural and human environment.
NEWS
June 1, 1989
A reward of $2,000 is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the murder of Jose Antonio Mendoza, 32, South Gate police said. The reward is being offered by Mendoza's mother, Irene Molina of El Paso. Police Sgt. Scott Attebery said Mendoza's decomposed body was found in late October by a California Transportation Department worker at an on-ramp of the Golden State Freeway in Burbank. Mendoza had been stabbed several times.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 7, 1994 | MAKI BECKER
The information superhighway and the Los Angeles transportation system have merged in the form of a high-tech kiosk that offers up-to-the-minute tips on traffic conditions, car-pooling and bus-train scheduling. The California Transportation Department, in conjunction with the Federal Highway Administration and other private and public organizations, has set up 77 computers in supermarkets and shopping centers throughout Los Angeles in a yearlong test project costing $2.7 million.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 11, 1986 | Times Staff writers Kim Murphy, Mark I. Pinsky and Bill Billiter compiled the Week in Review stories.
Just when you thought it was safe to drive on the Costa Mesa Freeway, a committee of drivers opposed to surrending two lanes of the freeway to buses and car pools produced a disturbing statistic: Accidents on the freeway have increased 77% since the new commuter lanes took effect in November.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 1, 1987 | GORDON GRANT, Times Staff Writer
California Highway Patrol officers will begin using radar-equipped cars Friday in an effort to reduce the number of serious accidents caused by speeders on narrow, winding Ortega Highway, a patrol spokesman said Wednesday. The state Legislature, which approved the operation in August, has allowed the CHP to use radar on only one other highway in the state, California 126 in Ventura County.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 5, 1987
The City Council has unanimously rejected a $9-million California Transportation Department plan to widen portions of the treacherous two-lane highway that links the city with the San Diego Freeway. More than 30 people have been killed in automobile accidents along Laguna Canyon Road in the last decade, but state and city officials have been unable to agree on safety improvements to the highway that would preserve the area's aesthetic appeal.
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