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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 12, 1991
The Pomona-Orange freeways interchange in Diamond Bar has become the state's first to be reinforced under a Caltrans earthquake retrofit program, and the first of its kind in the country. "This landmark project is just one example of our commitment to maintaining California's 48,000-mile highway system in the safest condition possible," said Jerry Baxter, District 7 director for the California Department of Transportation.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 12, 1991
The Pomona-Orange freeways interchange in Diamond Bar has become the state's first to be reinforced under a Caltrans earthquake retrofit program, and the first of its kind in the country. "This landmark project is just one example of our commitment to maintaining California's 48,000-mile highway system in the safest condition possible," said Jerry Baxter, District 7 director for the California Department of Transportation.
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ENTERTAINMENT
June 16, 2010 | By Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
"June 17, 1994" is Brett Morgen's tone-poem documentary about a day in the life of American sports and heroes of sport. It was the day that Arnold Palmer played his final, fraught round at a U.S. Open, the day the World Cup began in Chicago, that the New York Rangers got a ticker-tape parade for winning the Stanley Cup, that the Knicks and the Rockets played the fifth game of the NBA finals. Most famously, it was the day that, with former teammate Al Cowlings at the wheel, O.J. Simpson, charged with the murder of ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman, took his slow ride around the freeways of Southern California in a white Ford Bronco, holding a gun to his head.
OPINION
September 22, 1991
Re "U.S. Moves to Protect the Gnatcatcher," Part A, Sept 6: The discussion currently surrounding the proposed designation of the California gnatcatcher as an endangered species is somewhat akin to seriously examining the pros and cons of nuclear war. To even suggest that any species be channeled toward extinction to allow a few more tract houses, hotels or freeways in Southern California and a few more Mercedes in real estate developers' garages...
TRAVEL
April 12, 1998
Regarding Donald J. Sinex's letter ("Road Phobia," March 29): Au contraire! His statement about the aggressiveness of European drivers has a certain validity. But they are scrupulous in following the rules of the road as they understand them. On the Autobahn, they may race up behind a car in the fast lane. But they will not pass on the right with reckless abandon the way drivers do in Southern California. The secret to driving in Europe is to follow their rules: Stay out of the fast lane except to pass a slower vehicle.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 2, 2001
Re: "Toll Road Warrior Goes on Defense" (Commentary, Aug. 12): A few years ago, I moved to Orange County from the rural town of Bishop, Calif., where traffic just doesn't exist. I quickly realized that the freeways in Southern California take some getting used to, especially when it comes to simple self-defense. But I quickly adjusted to driving in Orange County, including the toll roads. So I laughed when I read the article, which implied that the county's free-flowing toll roads are complicated.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 30, 1986
It has occurred to me that the pamphlet handed out free of charge by the Department of Motor Vehicles is hopelessly out of date and does not reflect conditions existing on the streets and freeways of Southern California. I propose the following amendments so as to let newcomers to our state, whether homesteaders or visitors, to be advised on the way we really drive out here. Rule 1: Never, never drive 55 m.p.h. If you do, you really are from out of town. Rule 2: Use your turn signals only when you feel like it. Once or twice a month is sufficient.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 9, 1991 | JEFFREY A. PERLMAN
A citizens group is being formed to promote monorail transit and other solutions to county transportation problems. Called Citizens to End Traffic, the group has scheduled a meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the El Toro Library at the corner of Raymond Way and El Toro Road. One of the founders of the group, Tom Woods, is a writer and producer of a cable TV talk show, "Improving Orange County Today," which is aired in Costa Mesa.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 26, 1995
On July 25, the Los Angeles Board of Airport Commissioners (BOAC) met in the San Fernando Valley to discuss and respond to community concerns regarding Van Nuys Airport. The commission voted unanimously to implement eight recommendations to mitigate the impact of helicopter operations on residents. This is to clarify one of the proposals mentioned in your July 26 story, "Panel Backs New Aircraft Limitations for Van Nuys." As was clarified at the commission meeting, the BOAC is not requesting that a new helicopter corridor or route be established over the Ventura Freeway.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 23, 2001
In the battle over Los Angeles International Airport, backers and opponents of expansion agree on a crucial point: Southern California needs a regionwide plan to meet a soaring demand for passenger and cargo service. Where they disagree is whether modernizing LAX should be part of that plan. It's up to newly elected Los Angeles Mayor James K. Hahn to make the case for both a regional strategy and an updated LAX.
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