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May 6, 2011 | By Rich Connell and Dan Weikel, Los Angeles Times
In a surprising and controversial move, California bullet train planners on Thursday revived a long-discarded route option following Interstate 5 over the Grapevine that could save billions of dollars and eliminate a sweeping dogleg through Los Angeles County's high desert towns. The sudden reversal comes after years of planning focused on a circuitous path south of Bakersfield crossing the Tehachapi Mountains to serve Palmdale and Lancaster. Reopening what had been a settled issue highlights a critical tension in one of the nation's costliest transportation projects: As officials rush to start building, they still have not resolved an array of political, financing and engineering challenges.
December 22, 2010 | Rong-Gong Lin II and Robert J. Lopez
Authorities and residents were bracing for flooding, thunderstorms, hail, tidal surges and even small tornadoes Wednesday as the worst of a seven-day series of storms was expected to sweep into Southern California. Wednesday's storm was projected to be the most intense of the week, the result of a powerful, cold storm from the Gulf of Alaska colliding with a river of subtropical moisture from the western Pacific Ocean. "When you get the very cold air mixing in with the very warm air, it can be quite volatile," said Bill Patzert, a climatologist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La Canada Flintridge.
November 29, 1987
Low-interest and deferred-payment home rehabilitation loans for low-and-moderate income families can now be obtained through the Property Inspection and Reporting Service of Southern California. The organization has been named administrator of the Home Rehabilitation Loan Program for the unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael Antonovich's Fifth District. Information can be obtained by calling 213/397-9635.
June 17, 1993
The Rev. Karl E. Knisely of Glendale has been honored as Patriot of the Year by the Glendale Chamber of Commerce. Knisely, who retired from his pulpit at First Lutheran Church in Glendale in 1979, has held a variety of civic offices in the city, including Glendale police chaplain and vice president of the Glendale Kiwanis Club. He also is a commentator on KIEV-870 AM radio, and writes a column for a local newspaper.
November 18, 1987
County Board of Supervisors Chairman Michael Antonovich's called Tuesday for tougher laws against so-called "Skinheads," white supremacists who have been accused of committing hate crimes against non-whites. The motion, which will be considered by the board next week, calls on the district attorney to "prosecute each suspect to the fullest extent of the law." It also requests that authorities determine whether federal prosecution is warranted under civil rights statutes.
July 10, 1987
County Supervisor Michael Antonovich is leading an effort to "strip away one-third of the five-mile-wide protected Malibu coastal zone," which prevents widespread development in the untouched hills and canyons in the Santa Monica Mountains (July 1). Antonovich, whose campaigns are heavily financed by industry and developers, lives in Glendale and could not care less about the Santa Monica National Parklands or, for that matter, the increasing traffic congestion on our roads, which development will only worsen.
November 12, 1998
The county Board of Supervisors has approved design plans for a new gymnasium at Loma Alta Park. The 8,900-square-foot gym will also have a new parking area. The existing basketball court will be relocated. Construction of the gym and a similar facility at Pamela Park in Temple City will begin in the spring of 2000, said Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael Antonovich.
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