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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 27, 1994 | SHARON MOESER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Magic Mountain Parkway in the Santa Clarita Valley will be widened and work will continue on the relocation of California 138 in Palmdale with funds approved for the projects by the U.S. House of Representatives. The House on Wednesday also approved the inclusion of the Golden State, San Diego, Antelope Valley and Simi Valley freeways; and state highways 126 and 138 in the proposed national highway system. Armando Azarloza, spokesman for Rep. Howard P.
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OPINION
August 30, 2011
An accident magnet Re " Crash death hits neighborhood hard ," Aug. 28 I have been commuting on L.A. freeways for 30 years, the last seven on the 110 between downtown and Pasadena, and it was no surprise to me to read of the tragic collision that took the life of a little girl. That stretch of the 110 is an accident magnet because of the high speeds of most drivers and the blind curves. And with only three lanes, even fender benders cause significant backups in traffic.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 1, 1991 | ERIC BAILEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The lingering recession may be a bear for companies and consumers, but it's been bullish for highways in Orange County and across California. With work in the private sector drying up, construction firms have been aggressively vying for contracts to build roads and freeways. The result has been bids that are far lower than in years past. The savings should mean that highway projects that might have been relegated to the shelf will be built faster.
OPINION
June 30, 2011
To drive the 405 Re "Plan to shut 405 alarms hospital leaders," June 25, and "Gearing up for a lost weekend," June 29 The temporary closure of the 405 Freeway in a little more than two weeks is causing so much anxiety. I remember a similar fear in 1984, when the Olympics were held in Los Angeles and panic for every driver set in long before the event began. The worry was for nothing, as the incredible Peter Ueberroth worked with the city and found ways to keep Los Angeles running so smoothly that you wished it was that way every day. To everyone's relief, the city didn't fall apart.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 8, 1989
More money needs to be spent to upgrade bridges to withstand an earthquake, state officials and engineers told a special hearing of the State Assembly Transportation Committee at Los Angeles City Hall Tuesday. Officials also were urged to move faster to make structures safe. "We didn't solve these problems 18 years ago and they came back to haunt us last month," said Wilfred Iwan, a member of the State Seismic Safety Commission.
NEWS
September 2, 1991 | ERIC BAILEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The lingering recession may be a bear for companies and consumers, but it's been bullish for highways across California. With work in the private sector drying up, construction firms have been aggressively vying for contracts to build roads and freeways. The result has been bids that are far lower than in years past. The cost savings should mean that highway projects that might have been relegated to the shelf will be built faster, transportation officials said.
NEWS
August 11, 1991 | MARK A. STEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the era of "smart highways," in which computerized cars and roadbed sensors can help a driver avoid accidents, detect congestion ahead and map out the fastest route home, they might seem like little more than anachronistic bumps in the road. But when it comes to keeping cars on the straight and narrow, Botts' Dots have accomplished far more for less money than any number of electronic gizmos under development. Named for Elbert D.
OPINION
August 30, 2011
An accident magnet Re " Crash death hits neighborhood hard ," Aug. 28 I have been commuting on L.A. freeways for 30 years, the last seven on the 110 between downtown and Pasadena, and it was no surprise to me to read of the tragic collision that took the life of a little girl. That stretch of the 110 is an accident magnet because of the high speeds of most drivers and the blind curves. And with only three lanes, even fender benders cause significant backups in traffic.
OPINION
June 30, 2011
To drive the 405 Re "Plan to shut 405 alarms hospital leaders," June 25, and "Gearing up for a lost weekend," June 29 The temporary closure of the 405 Freeway in a little more than two weeks is causing so much anxiety. I remember a similar fear in 1984, when the Olympics were held in Los Angeles and panic for every driver set in long before the event began. The worry was for nothing, as the incredible Peter Ueberroth worked with the city and found ways to keep Los Angeles running so smoothly that you wished it was that way every day. To everyone's relief, the city didn't fall apart.
NEWS
July 10, 1998 | SCOTT GLOVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An unemployed attorney with an engineering degree and a taste for true crime novels is the mysterious armchair detective who, on a hunch, led authorities to a section of the California Aqueduct where divers recovered what is believed to be the body of Gary Devore, the screenwriter who had been missing for more than a year. While now an instant celebrity, Douglas Crawford said nobody believed him at first. "They told me that unless I killed the guy, call back Monday," he said.
NEWS
July 10, 1998 | SCOTT GLOVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An unemployed attorney with an engineering degree and a taste for true crime novels is the mysterious armchair detective who, on a hunch, led authorities to a section of the California Aqueduct where divers recovered what is believed to be the body of Gary Devore, the screenwriter who had been missing for more than a year. While now an instant celebrity, Douglas Crawford said nobody believed him at first. "They told me that unless I killed the guy, call back Monday," he said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 27, 1994 | SHARON MOESER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Magic Mountain Parkway in the Santa Clarita Valley will be widened and work will continue on the relocation of California 138 in Palmdale with funds approved for the projects by the U.S. House of Representatives. The House on Wednesday also approved the inclusion of the Golden State, San Diego, Antelope Valley and Simi Valley freeways; and state highways 126 and 138 in the proposed national highway system. Armando Azarloza, spokesman for Rep. Howard P.
NEWS
September 2, 1991 | ERIC BAILEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The lingering recession may be a bear for companies and consumers, but it's been bullish for highways across California. With work in the private sector drying up, construction firms have been aggressively vying for contracts to build roads and freeways. The result has been bids that are far lower than in years past. The cost savings should mean that highway projects that might have been relegated to the shelf will be built faster, transportation officials said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 1, 1991 | ERIC BAILEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The lingering recession may be a bear for companies and consumers, but it's been bullish for highways in Orange County and across California. With work in the private sector drying up, construction firms have been aggressively vying for contracts to build roads and freeways. The result has been bids that are far lower than in years past. The savings should mean that highway projects that might have been relegated to the shelf will be built faster.
NEWS
August 11, 1991 | MARK A. STEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the era of "smart highways," in which computerized cars and roadbed sensors can help a driver avoid accidents, detect congestion ahead and map out the fastest route home, they might seem like little more than anachronistic bumps in the road. But when it comes to keeping cars on the straight and narrow, Botts' Dots have accomplished far more for less money than any number of electronic gizmos under development. Named for Elbert D.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 8, 1989
More money needs to be spent to upgrade bridges to withstand an earthquake, state officials and engineers told a special hearing of the State Assembly Transportation Committee at Los Angeles City Hall Tuesday. Officials also were urged to move faster to make structures safe. "We didn't solve these problems 18 years ago and they came back to haunt us last month," said Wilfred Iwan, a member of the State Seismic Safety Commission.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 26, 1992 | JULIO MORAN
A suspected drunk driver was killed early Friday morning when his sports car went out of control and slammed into a tree on the transition road from the Ventura to Golden State freeways, California Highway Patrol officers said. Raymond Guiffre, 44, of Burbank died at the scene of the accident shortly before 1:30 a.m., CHP Officer Ed Jones said. Guiffre was traveling east on the Ventura Freeway at the transition to the southbound Golden State Freeway when he apparently lost control of his car.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 22, 1991
An Arizona National Guardsman was killed and another was critically injured Friday when their military truck overturned in Pomona on the San Bernardino Freeway, authorities said. The truck, hauling forklifts, jackknifed and overturned shortly before 3 p.m. on a transition road between the Foothill and San Bernardino freeways, California Highway Patrol Officer Steve Munday said. A motor home was also involved in the accident, but further details were not immediately available, he said.
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