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December 7, 2013 | By Alicia Banks
Interstate 5 at the Grapevine was reopened Saturday afternoon to slow-moving traffic after a sweeping winter storm dumped snow on California's main north-south artery, temporarily shutting the roadway. California Highway Patrol officers took turns escorting dozens of cars at a time on Interstate 5 over the Tejon Pass, traveling no faster than 35 mph in some cases, said CHP Officer Eric Priessman. The slick conditions caused several nonfatal wrecks earlier in the day before the temporary closing of the Grapevine, known for its steep hills, Priessman said.
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April 12, 2014 | By Stephen Ceasar and Paige St. John
Students from Los Angeles who went on to attend an orientation program at Humboldt State University after Thursday's deadly bus crash on Interstate 5 have begun their trip home. One of the buses carrying students and chaperons to the university for the program was struck head-on by a FedEx truck that had crossed a grassy median on Interstate 5 near Orland, north of Sacramento. Five students from the Los Angeles area died in the accident, along with three chaperons and the drivers of the bus and truck.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 17, 2013
A brush fire in Castaic has burned 40 acres and is tying up traffic on Interstate 5. According to the California Highway Patrol, at least one lane of Interstate 5 was closed, and some other side roads were also shut. Firefighters were on the ground, and water-dropping aircraft were also being used. Several structures were nearby, but fire officials were working to protect them. ALSO: 16-year-old boy arrested in high school 'sexting' scandal   Grand fire costs estimated at $1.3 million; 4,100 acres burned   Kai, the hatchet-wielding hitchhiker, arrested on suspicion of murder
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 25, 2014 | By Matt Stevens
A crash involving two big rigs on northbound Interstate 5 north of Newhall on Tuesday killed a man in his 40s, authorities said. The crash occurred about 6:50 a.m. in the northwest part of Los Angeles County just south of State Route 138, California Highway Patrol officials said. Officer John Lutz, a spokesman with the CHP's Newhall area office said workers were busy cleaning a “hazardous material spill” on the roadway. CHP Officer Monica Posada said two lanes of the northbound 5 Freeway were closed indefinitely and a SigAlert was issued.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 13, 2013 | From a Times staff writer
A brush fire was burning along Interstate 5 near Templin Highway in the Grapevine late Monday afternoon. It had burned 25 acres, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department. Some lanes of Interstate 5 have been closed. An earlier fire along Interstate 15 in Lytle Creek has burned 75 acres. Most lanes of Interstate 15 have reopened. ALSO: Manhunt for triple-slaying suspect focuses on rugged landscape Bike Week L.A.: Countywide activities for cyclists get underway Jackson pulled it together in final rehearsals, choreographer says
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 7, 2013 | By Alicia Banks
A winter storm on Saturday morning forced the closure of Interstate 5 over the Grapevine at Tejon Pass, temporarily blocking California's main north-south artery. The heavily traveled stretch of freeway was shut down shortly before 10 a.m. because of snow and ice, making the steep grade difficult to navigate, officials said. It's unknown when the road will be reopened. “That's up to Mother Nature,” said California Highway Patrol Officer Eric Priessman said. Caltrans and the California Highway Patrol shut down the northbound I-5 at Parker Road in Castaic, along with Highway 58 through the Tehachapi Pass, because of icy conditons, Priessman said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 25, 2014 | By Matt Stevens
A crash involving two big rigs on northbound Interstate 5 north of Newhall on Tuesday killed a man in his 40s, authorities said. The crash occurred about 6:50 a.m. in the northwest part of Los Angeles County just south of State Route 138, California Highway Patrol officials said. Officer John Lutz, a spokesman with the CHP's Newhall area office said workers were busy cleaning a “hazardous material spill” on the roadway. CHP Officer Monica Posada said two lanes of the northbound 5 Freeway were closed indefinitely and a SigAlert was issued.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 24, 2013 | By Joseph Serna
All northbound lanes of Interstate 5 were closed at Highway 138 early Tuesday after three big rigs collided in Gorman, sending metal beams across the highway and seriously injuring one driver. The California Highway Patrol closed northbound lanes after the crash about 1:30 a.m. Monday. Some lanes were briefly reopened before sunrise, but about 6 a.m. the CHP completely shut down the main artery from Southern California to the San Joaquin Valley. Traffic was being diverted to Highway 138, said CHP Officer Scott Jobinger.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 30, 1990 | From a Times Staff Writer
Immigrant advocates and enforcement officials seeking ways to reduce accidents involving pedestrians on freeways from San Clemente to the Mexican border clashed Thursday over a proposal to erect 10-foot-high barriers along portions of Interstate 5. While U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 7, 2013 | By Stephen Ceasar
Riverside County officials have euthanized 134 roosters found on a property near the small desert town of Oasis during an investigation into a suspected cockfighting ring, authorities said Saturday. Deputies from the Riverside County Sheriff's Department discovered the roosters, several boxes of blades, a cockfighting ring and a trophy after responding to a report of animal cruelty at the property on Thursday, said Cpl. Joshua Morales, a department spokesman. The roosters had to be euthanized because they were raised to fight and are too aggressive to enter a normal population, Morales said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 7, 2013 | By Alicia Banks
Interstate 5 at the Grapevine was reopened Saturday afternoon to slow-moving traffic after a sweeping winter storm dumped snow on California's main north-south artery, temporarily shutting the roadway. California Highway Patrol officers took turns escorting dozens of cars at a time on Interstate 5 over the Tejon Pass, traveling no faster than 35 mph in some cases, said CHP Officer Eric Priessman. The slick conditions caused several nonfatal wrecks earlier in the day before the temporary closing of the Grapevine, known for its steep hills, Priessman said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 7, 2013 | By Stephen Ceasar
Riverside County officials have euthanized 134 roosters found on a property near the small desert town of Oasis during an investigation into a suspected cockfighting ring, authorities said Saturday. Deputies from the Riverside County Sheriff's Department discovered the roosters, several boxes of blades, a cockfighting ring and a trophy after responding to a report of animal cruelty at the property on Thursday, said Cpl. Joshua Morales, a department spokesman. The roosters had to be euthanized because they were raised to fight and are too aggressive to enter a normal population, Morales said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 7, 2013 | By Alicia Banks
A winter storm on Saturday morning forced the closure of Interstate 5 over the Grapevine at Tejon Pass, temporarily blocking California's main north-south artery. The heavily traveled stretch of freeway was shut down shortly before 10 a.m. because of snow and ice, making the steep grade difficult to navigate, officials said. It's unknown when the road will be reopened. “That's up to Mother Nature,” said California Highway Patrol Officer Eric Priessman said. Caltrans and the California Highway Patrol shut down the northbound I-5 at Parker Road in Castaic, along with Highway 58 through the Tehachapi Pass, because of icy conditons, Priessman said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 24, 2013 | By Joseph Serna
All northbound lanes of Interstate 5 were closed at Highway 138 early Tuesday after three big rigs collided in Gorman, sending metal beams across the highway and seriously injuring one driver. The California Highway Patrol closed northbound lanes after the crash about 1:30 a.m. Monday. Some lanes were briefly reopened before sunrise, but about 6 a.m. the CHP completely shut down the main artery from Southern California to the San Joaquin Valley. Traffic was being diverted to Highway 138, said CHP Officer Scott Jobinger.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 17, 2013
A brush fire in Castaic has burned 40 acres and is tying up traffic on Interstate 5. According to the California Highway Patrol, at least one lane of Interstate 5 was closed, and some other side roads were also shut. Firefighters were on the ground, and water-dropping aircraft were also being used. Several structures were nearby, but fire officials were working to protect them. ALSO: 16-year-old boy arrested in high school 'sexting' scandal   Grand fire costs estimated at $1.3 million; 4,100 acres burned   Kai, the hatchet-wielding hitchhiker, arrested on suspicion of murder
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 13, 2013 | From a Times staff writer
A brush fire was burning along Interstate 5 near Templin Highway in the Grapevine late Monday afternoon. It had burned 25 acres, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department. Some lanes of Interstate 5 have been closed. An earlier fire along Interstate 15 in Lytle Creek has burned 75 acres. Most lanes of Interstate 15 have reopened. ALSO: Manhunt for triple-slaying suspect focuses on rugged landscape Bike Week L.A.: Countywide activities for cyclists get underway Jackson pulled it together in final rehearsals, choreographer says
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 12, 2014 | By Stephen Ceasar and Paige St. John
Students from Los Angeles who went on to attend an orientation program at Humboldt State University after Thursday's deadly bus crash on Interstate 5 have begun their trip home. One of the buses carrying students and chaperons to the university for the program was struck head-on by a FedEx truck that had crossed a grassy median on Interstate 5 near Orland, north of Sacramento. Five students from the Los Angeles area died in the accident, along with three chaperons and the drivers of the bus and truck.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 12, 1990 | MARIA NEWMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A proposal to build a fence along the median of Interstate 5 to prevent more deaths of immigrants near the San Onofre checkpoint is "a waste of money," community leaders told Caltrans officials Tuesday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 23, 2013 | By Jean Merl, Los Angeles Times
Shortly after Carmen Trutanich took office as Los Angeles city attorney in 2009, he caused a big splash by taking on illegal billboards. And he's highlighted his crusade against unpermitted signs as he faces a tough reelection battle. So what's with the splashy Trutanich election banner splayed across a building along a busy stretch of freeway? The colorful sign, visible to drivers on southbound Interstate 5 near the Glendale Boulevard exit in northeast Los Angeles, features a picture of Trutanich, his campaign's website address and a message urging his reelection.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 10, 2012 | By Dan Weikel and Ralph Vartabedian, Los Angeles Times
Planners of California's high-speed rail project want to discard a more direct route from Los Angeles to Bakersfield over the Grapevine and continue development of a sweeping dogleg through Palmdale and Lancaster. Though the option was ruled out in 2005, the Interstate 5-Grapevine corridor was revived for further study last May after state officials and some transportation experts thought it would save billions in construction costs and up to 12 minutes of travel time between Los Angeles and the train's ultimate destination: the Bay Area.
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