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July 1, 1994 | VIRGINIA ELLIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Revealing that far more highway overpasses are vulnerable to earthquake damage than once thought, state transportation officials announced Thursday that an additional 1,364 bridges will need strengthening to withstand a major temblor. The largest number of highway structures newly discovered to be in need of retrofitting--302--are in Los Angeles County, where six bridges collapsed during the Jan. 17 Northridge earthquake, according to a priority list prepared by Caltrans.
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July 1, 1994 | VIRGINIA ELLIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Revealing that far more highway overpasses are vulnerable to earthquake damage than once thought, state transportation officials announced Thursday that an additional 1,364 bridges will need strengthening to withstand a major temblor. The largest number of highway structures newly discovered to be in need of retrofitting--302--are in Los Angeles County, where six bridges collapsed during the Jan. 17 Northridge earthquake, according to a priority list prepared by Caltrans.
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September 4, 1985
California motorists had their safest Labor Day weekend in 10 years, with 44 deaths reported on the state's roadways, the California Highway Patrol said. "That is the lowest total since 1975," CHP spokesman Kent Milton said. For the same time period in 1984, 69 deaths were reported, Milton said. Nine people died on highways in Los Angeles County and 554 were arrested for drunk driving.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 31, 1988
THE HIGHWAYS In 1988, 79,300 vehicle hours were wasted daily on congested freeways (a 3.8% increase over 1987). Traffic on state highways in Los Angeles County increased 4.5%. Accidents in Los Angeles County decreased 1.3% but fatalities increased 0.8%. Vehicles registered this year: 6,057,648, up by 2%.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 12, 2001 | CAITLIN LIU and NEDRA RHONE, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
After a burst of sunny, warm weather last week, Angelenos had to bundle up and dig out their umbrellas Sunday as temperatures plummeted and rains pelted the county. Two storms, the first arriving Friday and the second Sunday, cast a pall over the region. Steady rains started Sunday afternoon. The heaviest rainfall is not expected to let up until late today, meteorologists said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 12, 2001 | From Times Staff Writers
After a burst of sunny, warm weather last week, Angelenos had to bundle up and dig out their umbrellas Sunday as temperatures plummeted and rain pelted the county. Two storms, the first arriving Friday and the second Sunday, cast a pall over the region. Steady rain fell Sunday afternoon. The heaviest rainfall is not expected to let up until late today, meteorologists said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 4, 2010 | By Tony Perry, Los Angeles Times
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has agreed to pay $27.6 million to settle charges that it violated California environmental laws in its handling and disposal of hazardous materials, prosecutors involved in the case announced Monday in San Diego. The settlement was signed by San Diego County Superior Court Judge Linda B. Quinn. The San Diego County district attorney's office and the state attorney general's office had filed a civil complaint last month alleging that all of Wal-Mart's 236 stores, Sam's Club stores, distribution centers and storage facilities in the state were in violation of environmental laws.
NEWS
April 6, 1987 | BILL BOYARSKY, Times City-County Bureau Chief
The Assembly today unanimously approved legislation to abolish the troubled Southern California Rapid Transit District and replace it with a super agency with wide authority over bus and rail lines and highways in Los Angeles County. The 65-0 vote sent the measure to the Senate, where similar legislation is moving toward passage. The action in the Legislature means that the demise of the RTD, hard hit by revelations of management failure, seems all but assured.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 20, 1993 | ALICIA DI RADO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles city and county maintenance crews fanned out to fix damaged roads and survey saturated mudslide areas in the San Fernando, Santa Clarita and Antelope valleys during a break in the rains Tuesday. In Woodland Hills, Los Angeles Street Maintenance Bureau workers and Bureau of Engineering technicians kept watch on a mudslide that began buckling a stretch of the 4800 block of Cerrillos Drive on Sunday. The slide had broken slabs of pavement and raised them about 8 feet above street level.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 30, 2002 | DAN WEIKEL and CHRISTINE HANLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Two environmental groups Wednesday accused Caltrans of waging an aggressive propaganda campaign to sabotage a court-ordered study of treatment methods that could reduce the flow of polluted storm water from the state's vast highway system.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 19, 2008 | Dan Weikel, Times Staff Writer
Millions of gallons of polluted runoff from state highways in Los Angeles and Ventura counties will be prevented from contaminating local waters and beaches every year under a court agreement reached Friday between Caltrans and environmentalists. Caltrans vowed to reduce storm water pollution by 20% below 1994 levels along more than 1,000 miles of state highway in the region, according to the agreement in federal court with the Natural Resources Defense Council and Santa Monica BayKeeper.
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