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November 16, 2002
In an effort to unsnarl traffic tie-ups, Caltrans is building a flyover bridge at the junction of the San Diego and Corona del Mar freeways and improving onramps and offramps at Harbor Boulevard and Fairview Road. The $54-million project is scheduled for completion in mid-2004.
March 29, 2014 | By Mike DiGiovanna
Angels 6, Dodgers 2 AT THE PLATE: On the day he signed his six-year, $144.5-million contract extension, Angels center fielder Mike Trout singled and hit a solo home run in his first two at-bats. Kole Calhoun hit a three-run home run to right field in the second inning, and Albert Pujols and David Freese had run-scoring doubles in the first. Utility man Chone Figgins hit a two-run double into shallow right field in the third inning for the Dodgers, who pulled their starters after one at-bat.
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.
March 27, 2014 | By Kevin Baxter
AT THE PLATE: Hanley Ramirez doubled his spring home run total with a pair of solo shots - one to right, one to left - for the Dodgers. Dee Gordon got his fifth triple of the spring in the ninth. Kole Calhoun and Howie Kendrick each had two-run singles for the Angels. ON THE MOUND: Zack Greinke, in his final tuneup before his first regular-season start Tuesday in San Diego, held the Angels to one hit through four innings before giving up two runs and three hits in the fifth.
September 27, 1998 | ROBERT A. JONES
In Los Angeles, the good things often slip away in the night. One morning you head for your favorite breakfast spot only to discover it's been turned into a used-clothing store. No one seems to know why. It's just got switched. When I first came to Los Angeles in the early 1970s, I remember walking past the old Sunkist building in downtown and thinking how perfect it seemed.
September 3, 2013 | By The Times editorial board
You know something is off base when the regional air district monitors and regulates emissions from fire pits on Southern California's beaches , which affect a handful of homeowners, before it gets around to the 24/7 blasts of pollution along the area's freeways. That's not entirely the fault of the South Coast Air Quality Management District, though. Unhealthful emissions from cars and especially trucks along the freeways have fallen into a regulatory black hole until now. The AQMD regulates only stationary polluters - industrial plants, residential fireplaces, fire pits and the like.
September 19, 2012 | By Deirdre Edgar
Reader Ron King of Camarillo doesn't like how The Times refers to local freeways. A recent example , from Saturday's paper: The Getty fire started in high brush on the east side of the 405 Freeway near Getty Center Drive during the afternoon rush hour… King - and other readers - think that reference should have been to the San Diego Freeway. “Freeways should be referred to by their names, not federal interstate numbers like they do in other unimaginative places that don't have interesting traditions,” King emailed.
July 26, 2013 | By Alan Zarembo
If you're heading south on the 405 Freeway into Orange County this weekend and want to go east on the 22 Freeway, expect delays. The bridge connecting the freeways will close permanently at 10 p.m. Friday. A new bridge that will replace it is scheduled to open at 5 a.m. Monday. Highway crews will spend the weekend striping the roadway and making other final touches for the transition. Signs will guide motorists through a detour via eastbound Westminster Boulevard and Goldenwest Street.
August 25, 1987
What a sad commentary it is that it finally took the fear of guns on the freeways to turn us into courteous drivers. What ever happened to civility and regard for the law? JERRY COWLE Pacific Palisades
December 16, 2010 | By Shari Roan, Los Angeles Times
Children born to mothers who live close to freeways have twice the risk of autism, researchers reported Thursday. The study, its authors say, adds to evidence suggesting that certain environmental exposures could play a role in causing the disorder in some children. "This study isn't saying exposure to air pollution or exposure to traffic causes autism," said Heather Volk, lead author of the paper and a researcher at the Saban Research Institute of Children's Hospital Los Angeles.
March 24, 2014 | By Laura Nelson
Southern California freeways are smoother than they were two years ago, but nearly a quarter of lane miles are still in poor condition - the highest percentage of any California region, according to a new pavement quality study. About 22% of the 6,295 freeway miles in Los Angeles and Ventura counties have major potholes, severe cracks or are otherwise in bad condition, according to a statewide Caltrans survey of pavement conditions from 2011 to 2013. That figure is a dramatic improvement from two years ago, the study said, when about one-third of area freeway miles were in poor condition.
March 23, 2014 | By Bob Pool
A monthlong mystery over who illuminated the big grin on Simi Valley's Happy Face Hill has been solved: Two sisters, ages 3 and 7, did it. "They wanted to surprise me because they knew how much I love the happy face," said their mother, Allison Robertson of Simi Valley. Robertson is a business administration student at Moorpark College who tries to do her studying on weekends. Her husband, Doug, takes Tabitha and Evelyn on Saturday jaunts to give her some peace when she hits the books.
March 23, 2014 | By Howard Blume
Robbery suspects fleeing Montclair police crashed their car Sunday, and one of the suspects was killed, officials said. The incident began about 5:20 p.m. after officers arrived at a Target store to investigate a report of a robbery in progress, Montclair police said.  They saw a man hurriedly leave the store "through a fire exit with two large TVs," according to a statement from the police.  The man ran to a waiting vehicle, a 2004 green...
March 23, 2014 | By Anh Do
A motorist was killed early Sunday in a hit-and-run crash on an off-ramp of the 10 Freeway near downtown Los Angeles, authorities said. The accident occurred about 6:20 a.m. on the Western Avenue offramp, said California Highway Patrol Officer Tony Polizzi. The unidentified male victim was pronounced dead at the scene. The freeway offramp was shut down for about an hour as coroner officials removed the body, Polizzi said. No information was immediately available about the driver of the second vehicle involved in the crash.
March 14, 2014 | By Ruben Vives
Police say road rage may be behind a car-to-car shooting on the westbound 210 Freeway in Sylmar early Friday that left one man dead. Responding to a call about a traffic obstruction, California Highway Patrol officers discovered the shooting victim inside his Mitsubishi on the Roxford Street off-ramp shortly before 1 a.m.     The man was transported to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead. His name was not immediately released. “Preliminary evidence tends to show this is a case of road rage,” Lt. Paul Vernon said in a police statement.  “Bullet impacts and glass fragments lead us to think the shooter fired at the victim from the victim's side of the car.” Vernon said the victim was in his 30s and may have been coming from or going to work.  The CHP closed all westbound lanes of the 210 Freeway from the 118 Freeway around 3 a.m. to allow investigators to search for possible evidence.
March 13, 2014 | By Ruben Vives, This post has been updated. See the note below for details.
A pedestrian was struck and killed on the northbound 5 Freeway near Downey early Thursday, prompting officials to close three lanes of traffic and clogging the morning commute. The incident occurred south of the Rio Hondo River around 4:15 a.m., according to the California Highway Patrol, but few details of the collision were immediately available, including the identity of the pedestrian. A SigAlert was issued about 4:30 a.m. after three lanes were shut down, backing up traffic to before the 605 Freeway.
March 12, 2014 | By Ruben Vives
Three lanes of the northbound 5 Freeway near Castaic were closed Wednesday morning following a traffic incident involving a tanker truck, the California Highway Patrol said. The accident was reported around 4:47 a.m. near Lake Hughes Road, the CHP said. It was not immediately known what led to the collision involving the 26,000-pound truck.  CHP officials said diesel fuel on the road prompted the closure of the freeway lanes, and that an onramp was also closed for several minutes.
March 12, 2014 | By Ruben Vives, This post has been updated. See the note below for details.
The California Highway Patrol has reopened another lane of the northbound 5 Freeway in Castaic after a traffic accident involving a 26,000-pound tanker truck. The lane was reopened about four hours after the collision was reported to the CHP. Two lanes remained closed as CHP officials continued to investigate. They said they did not know how many vehicles were involved in the collision near Lake Hughes Road, which was reported around 4:47 a.m. [Updated 10:21 a.m. PDT, March 12: Three lanes were reopened Wednesday and the fourth was due to be reopened soon after crews repaired a guardrail, the CHP said.
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