CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 19, 2012 |
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 25, 2011 |
For much of my adult life, I've been driving a stretch of freeway that has the worst traffic in the United States. In my commuter heart of hearts, I sort of knew this to be true, even though I didn't want to believe it. "Ah, it's not so bad," I'd tell people. "Sometimes, I just breeze through. " Now a team of traffic researchers has made it all very clear to me: I've been in deep denial. According to a new study by the Texas Transportation Institute, no other corridor in America is as congested as the northbound stretch of the 110 between Interstate 10 and Stadium Way. Take the two most congested freeways outside of L.A. and add up the traffic on both — the northbound Van Wyck Expressway in New York, and the Bay Bridge eastbound in San Francisco — and you'd still have less congestion than on that 3.1-mile northbound section of the Harbor and Pasadena freeways.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 10, 2010 |
The drudgery of the freeway commute is not eased by the sights along the way — the graffiti, the bad seat-belt poetry ("Click It or Ticket"), the seemingly endless number of billboards touting lap-band surgery. Occasionally, it is true, there have been flashes of freeway culture. Off-beat artist Sandra Tsing Loh performed a piano recital for motorists in a parking structure off the Harbor Freeway in 1987. Singer Robert Goulet serenaded drivers with a megaphone from a helicopter above the Ventura Freeway in 1991 as part of a Valentine's Day radio promotion.
July 1, 2010
'Mummies of the World' Where: California Science Center in Exposition Park, two blocks west of the Harbor Freeway at the Exposition Boulevard exit When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily through Nov. 28 Price: Adults $19.50, teens and seniors $16.50, children 4-12 $12.50, children younger than 3 free (Discounts for museum members) Info: Advance reservations highly recommended; can be made online at http://www.californiasciencecenter.org or by calling (323) SCIENCE
June 18, 2010
I am still in a state of stunned ecstasy after watching what happened in Game 7. How did we pull that off? We shot about 30% from the field and won. Kobe couldn't hit water if he fell out of a boat, but we won. We were down by 13 in the third quarter, and won. We were 0-4 against Boston in Game 7s, and won. Ron Artest was the go-to guy, and we won. Sasha Vujacic was called upon to make two of the biggest free throws in Lakers history,...
September 18, 2009 |
USC cornerback Brian Baucham did not practice and will miss Saturday's Pacific 10 Conference opener at Washington after suffering injuries in a motorcycle accident Thursday morning, the school announced. Baucham, a redshirt freshman from Torrance, was traveling north on the Harbor Freeway when the accident occurred. Baucham was taken to the hospital and treated for abrasions and was recovering at home, the school said. Baucham could not be reached for comment. An officer with the California Highway Patrol said an incident occurred on the northbound 110 Freeway at 6:34 a.m. that required transport of a motorcyclist to the hospital, but she could not confirm that Baucham was involved.