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March 10, 1991
May The Times' headline ("Transitway Work Hits a Roadblock," Metro, Feb. 25) about the second deck of the Harbor Freeway now being constructed be propitious. Memories of the recent Nimitz Freeway second-deck pancake and the deaths of all those motorists caused by the Loma Prieta earthquake seem short. The Harbor Freeway parallels the Newport-Inglewood Fault (Long Beach Earthquake, 1933), which is only 3 miles away, and other major faults are very close (Whittier Fault, San Gabriel Fault)
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 22, 2013 | By Laura J. Nelson
Rush-hour traffic in the new 110 Freeway toll lanes is moving faster, but traffic in other lanes has slowed slightly, according to the first report on the project. The Metro and Caltrans data is the first evaluation of the county's initial attempt at "congestion pricing" - charging solo drivers to use the carpool lane to reduce backups. The high-occupancy or "HOT" lanes run from the Harbor Gateway Transit Center at 182nd Street to Adams Boulevard. Transit officials have sold more than 105,000 transponders - the devices drivers need to use the HOT lanes.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 22, 2013 | By Laura J. Nelson
Rush-hour traffic in the new 110 Freeway toll lanes is moving faster, but traffic in other lanes has slowed slightly, according to the first report on the project. The Metro and Caltrans data is the first evaluation of the county's initial attempt at "congestion pricing" - charging solo drivers to use the carpool lane to reduce backups. The high-occupancy or "HOT" lanes run from the Harbor Gateway Transit Center at 182nd Street to Adams Boulevard. Transit officials have sold more than 105,000 transponders - the devices drivers need to use the HOT lanes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 17, 2013 | By Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times
A pregnant woman who was pulled over for talking on her cellphone - and then hurled to the ground and hogtied by CHP officers on the shoulder of the busy Harbor Freeway - has been paid $250,000 in damages. The 30-year-old woman was charged with resisting arrest and driving with a suspended license, but the charges were dropped after a judge was shown a video of the incident, captured on a camera mounted on the dashboard of a California Highway Patrol cruiser. "The conduct here is outrageous.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 29, 1992
The southbound Harbor Freeway on-ramp at Redondo Beach Boulevard will be closed for 15 days starting Monday morning, California Department of Transportation officials announced. A 200-foot stretch of the right lane of eastbound Redondo Beach Boulevard leading to the on-ramp also will be closed. The closures are part of a larger project to widen the Harbor Freeway and build an elevated busway down the center of the freeway. The on-ramp and the street lane are scheduled to reopen at 1 p.m. Dec.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 19, 1986
All northbound lanes of the Harbor Freeway, between Century and El Segundo boulevards, will be closed during the early morning hours for three days starting Monday, and the southbound lanes will be closed later in the week for construction work on a Century Freeway interchange. The California Department of Transportation said the northbound lanes will be closed from 12:01 a.m. to 5 a.m.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 2, 1996
Re "Lanes' Debut a High Point for Carpoolers," June 27: The elevated carpool lanes on the Harbor Freeway are the latest, and most expensive, of Caltrans' politically correct boondoggles. As on the 134 Freeway between the 5 and the 170 before it, and on the 10 Freeway east of downtown before that, the congested tragic continues as slowly as ever, while the diamond lanes remain virtually empty. Rather than increasing the capacity of these roads by 20 or 25% (as these extra lanes would do if opened to all the citizens forced to foot the bill for them)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 30, 1989
Caltrans announced Friday that all lanes on the northbound Harbor Freeway between Channel and C streets in the San Pedro area will be closed briefly Tuesday and Wednesday. The agency said the stretch of freeway will remain closed from midnight Tuesday until 5 a.m. Wednesday. Recorded information about the Harbor Freeway construction can be obtained by calling Caltrans' 24-hour hot line at 1 (800) 540-4110.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 19, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
A motorcyclist riding with a group of friends was killed Saturday on the southbound Harbor Freeway when, after striking a vehicle he was trying to pass, he fell off his bike and was struck by one of his companions, authorities said. The 47-year-old Fullerton man struck the back of a car as he drove onto the Harbor from the northbound San Diego Freeway, police said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 25, 2011 | Hector Tobar
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 | By Steve Harvey
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
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
SPORTS
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,...
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 18, 2010 | By Ari B. Bloomekatz
With the state's fiscal woes making many major freeway improvements unlikely, and with severe geographic restraints limiting options, Caltrans was looking for an inexpensive way to reduce congestion and accidents on the notorious interchange of the 5 and 110 freeways near Dodger Stadium. The agency came up with fluorescent bluish-white lights and electronic warning signs. Until recently, motorists crawling out of downtown Los Angeles on the 110 north queued up in the far left lane to transition to the 5 north.
SPORTS
September 18, 2009 | Gary Klein
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.
OPINION
August 25, 2009 | Robin Rauzi, Robin Rauzi is a writer in L.A.
Watts is not Montreal. The latter is where I thought I would be about now, squeezing a week of Euro-esque travel out of my handful of vacation days and Euro-unfriendly budget. Those plans, however, were derailed by the onset of an acute bout of joblessness. And so my unplanned summer stay-cation began with a midday trip down the Harbor Freeway. An Angeleno who has never toured Watts Towers is the urban equivalent of a New Yorker who has never bothered with the Statue of Liberty.
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