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October 15, 2006
Re "The idea guy," Opinion, Oct. 11 Cliff Hall's idea for relieving L.A. traffic congestion could be very useful if only it were realized. It makes sense to build our highways above each other instead of taking up more space and building them next to each other. Japan, a country in dire need of space, has for some time combated that problem by constructing its buildings and highways on top of each other. Hey, if Arnold Schwarzenegger could become governor, then Cliff Hall can become L.A.'s city planner.
April 20, 2014 | By Matt Pearce
For almost a month, Kansas Citians lived through what amounted to a horror movie without an ending. According to the narrative described in court documents, it would take cutting-edge and occasionally controversial law enforcement technology, including license-plate readers, to put an end to the horror show. The story of this very 21st century hunt began playing out on the tangle of freeways just south of Kansas City, Mo., where, starting in March, one driver after another reported being shot at by a mystery gunman - nobody they knew, for reasons nobody could fathom.
March 15, 1987
Southern California has led the way in development of arteries for the movement of automobiles, but it has not been able to overcome continued serious congestion. The fundamental difficulty is seldom recognized. Automobiles are produced in the private sector and capitalism supplies many cars. Highways are produced by government, and this "socialism" does not appear to supply enough highways. But the socialism is not very sophisticated. As in the Soviet Union, prices are out of kilter.
April 18, 2014 | By John M. Glionna and Paresh Dave
Police on Friday identified a suspect in a string of at least a dozen random vehicle shootings on Kansas City, Mo., highways that since early March have wounded three motorists and caused driver angst on the freeways of the Midwestern city. In a midday news conference attended by local, state and federal officials, authorities named Mohammed Pedro Whitaker as the elusive shooter. The man has been charged with 18 felonies involving nine separate shootings. He is being held in lieu of $1-million bail.
November 29, 2010 | By Rosemary McClure, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Rev up the engine and hit the road with “ Drives of a Lifetime: 500 of the World’s Most Spectacular Trips,” a new coffee-table book from National Geographic ($40, hardcover) that explores highways and byways around the globe.  Some of the trips are long-distance odysseys on the far side of the planet, such as the Silk Road across the vastness of central Asia. Many are easy drives for Californians , such as the Gold Rush trail along the rolling foothills of the Sierra Nevada, and California Highway 1 along the rugged coastline of the Big Sur region.
February 1, 1995
The transportation systems division of Rockwell International Corp. said Tuesday that it has been awarded a $4.3-million federal contract as part of its selection as one of two teams to design a national "smart highway" system for the country's roadways. The Rockwell division in Anaheim will work with a team from Loral/Siemens to develop a system that uses electronics and communications technologies to improve travelers' use of surface roads.
January 4, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
An avalanche blocked westbound Interstate 70 through Vail Pass, burying the highway under about six feet of snow. No one was believed to have been caught in the slide, which occurred about four miles from the top of the 10,600-foot pass on the state's major east-west highway, the state Transportation Department said. The west side of U.S. 160 in Wolf Creek Pass in southwestern Colorado also was blocked by avalanches.
September 1, 1995 | F. KATHLEEN FOLEY
"The Last Queer Taboo," a satirical examination of gay relationships and same-sex marriage, closes the Highways' annual Ecce Lesbo/Ecce Homo festival with a fizzle, not a bang. Created and directed by Tom Keegan and Davidson Lloyd, the piece features four actual gay couples, including Keegan and Lloyd, who have been partners in life as well as in theater for the past 18 years.
January 1, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
Drivers of cars and trucks swerved into other lanes to avoid a 3-year-old boy, wearing only a diaper and T-shirt, who was playing along a busy Indianapolis highway after wandering away from home while his mother slept, police said. Motorists stopped along the interstate to take care of the boy until officers arrived. The boy was unhurt. His mother, Nancy Dyer, 33, faces child neglect charges.
June 22, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
Firefighters near Sedona burned some fuel from the path of a wildfire that moved into a scenic northern Arizona canyon, threatening hundreds of home there, but still faced a battle to keep it from moving any further. Firefighters were using Highway 89A, which runs through the center of Oak Creek Canyon, as a firebreak to halt the advance of the 2,585-acre fire.
April 17, 2014 | By Matt Pearce
Police have arrested a man linked to a series of apparently random highway shootings that have terrorized drivers in the Kansas City area, officials said Thursday evening. Officers swarmed a home in Grandview, Mo., a suburb of Kansas City, and towed away a green Dodge Neon with Illinois plates after apprehending the suspect Thursday. Police Chief Darryl Forte would not confirm the man's name or whether he was the only one suspected of carrying out a least a dozen shootings near a tangle of freeway interchanges known to local residents as the "Grandview Triangle.
April 13, 2014 | By Emily Alpert Reyes
A southbound lane on Pacific Coast Highway in Santa Monica is scheduled to be closed for construction starting this week as the city of Los Angeles works to improve its sewer system. Construction will stretch from the Annenberg Beach House to the privately owned Beach Club south of Chautauqua Boulevard, according to the L.A. Department of Public Works. Work hours will run from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. from Monday to Friday, 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Sunday to Friday, and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays.
April 1, 2014 | By Chris Kraul and Ron Lin
Blackouts, telephone outages and highway damage were reported in northern Chile, and tsunami warnings remained in effect after a massive earthquake struck Tuesday evening off that nation's Pacific coast.  The U.S. Geological Survey upgraded the earthquake to magnitude 8.2 shortly after it struck at 8:46 p.m. about 50 miles southwest of Cuya, about 950 miles north of the capital, Santiago.  Major damage was reported to Highway A16 north of...
March 31, 2014 | By Molly Hennessy-Fiske
DARRINGTON, Wash. - The landslide that killed at least 24 people near this mountain community also severed SR 530, the main highway out of town. Before the March 22 catastrophe, it took about 30 minutes to drive west from Darrington to Arlington. Now, that route is blocked by debris up to 70 feet high, including mangled cars compacted to the size of small refrigerators, officials said Monday. Residents can detour north, lengthening the drive to three hours and boosting their gas costs.
March 31, 2014 | By Molly Hennessy-Fiske
DARRINGTON, Wash. - Before the catastrophic landslide killed at least 24 people and severed the main highway out of town, it took about 30 minutes to drive from this mountain community west to Arlington. Now that State Route 530 is blocked by debris up to 70 feet high - including mangled cars compacted to the size of small refrigerators - it can take three hours. Aside from a lengthy northern detour, intrepid drivers can use Mountain Loop Highway, a harrowing, rutted road that saves an hour but can take at least that much time off your life.
March 30, 2014 | By Gale Holland
Ten people were injured, one of them critically, in a head-on crash Sunday afternoon on Highway 126 on the outskirts of Fillmore in Ventura County, authorities said. Six victims were taken to hospitals after the 2:11 p.m. accident east of Hopper Canyon Road, a Ventura County Fire spokesman said. The collision, about five miles east of the Fillmore city center, involved four vehicles, he added. One woman was taken by helicopter to Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center in Thousand Oaks in critical condition, the spokesman said.
July 30, 2003 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Regional traffic officials celebrated Tuesday, seven months ahead of schedule, the near-completion of a $36-million effort to widen the Bayfront Expressway. Work on signals at five intersections may take 10 more weeks, but the project is mostly done. The original timetable called for an April 2004 finish.
February 18, 1988
A San Fernando Superior Court jury Wednesday acquitted a Newhall man of attempted murder and other felonies in a roadway shooting involving a California Highway Patrol officer. Margarito C. Leyva, 27, was convicted, however, of possession of a firearm in a vehicle and possession of a concealed weapon. He faces a maximum sentence of six months in County Jail when sentenced March 2, said Public Defender James M. Coady. The Aug.
March 22, 2014 | By Paresh Dave
A mudslide north of Seattle carried a house onto a highway Saturday morning, injuring at least five people and leaving an unknown number unaccounted for. The injuries were not life-threatening, Snohomish County sheriff's Lt. Rodney Rochon told the Los Angeles Times. He said the mudslide was likely tied to an overflowing Stillaguamish River in Oso, Wash., an hour-drive north of Seattle. Photos taken by an individual at the scene and posted on social media show total blockage of the two-lane State Route 530 by the splintered remains of the home.
February 21, 2014 | By John M. Glionna, This post has been updated as indicated below.
A 5-month-old baby was saved from suffocation on a Miami highway thanks to the quick thinking of a group of highway Good Samaritans. Traffic halted when a woman jumped out of her car calling for help for a baby boy who had turned blue. That's when humanity kicked into action, according to the Miami Herald. [Updated at 9:53 a.m. PST Feb. 21: "Baby Sebastian remains in critical but stable condition," a Florida hospital spokeswoman told the Los Angeles Times on Friday morning.
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