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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 14, 1992
Repair crews on Monday began a 20-week program aimed at improving the surface of 145 residential streets in Simi Valley. The $2.3-million paving project will cause temporary inconvenience for residents on the streets targeted for repair work, said George T. Berg, Simi Valley's city engineer. "No Parking" signs will be posted on each street at least 48 hours before the road work begins, and notices will be delivered to each affected home, he said.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 27, 2011 | By Bob Pool, Los Angeles Times
Tour guide David Lewis was headed toward the Hollywood Hills homes of actors Charlize Theron and Laurence Fishburne and rock star Billy Idol when he and his 14 passengers were pulled over by police in front of game-show host Bob Barker's house. Motorcycle Officer Timothy Rolsen sized up Lewis' 2008 Ford E-350 open-top van and the tourists inside. He decided they were 1,800 pounds too heavy to be on Outpost Drive. As the passengers looked on dumbfounded, Rolsen handed Lewis a traffic ticket.
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NEWS
April 28, 1991 | KENNETH J. GARCIA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The problem never was how to make the streets in Beverly Hills more livable. What city officials were striving for was to somehow make them less drivable. Such confusion was always at the core of the city's 20-year struggle to keep commuters from other cities from intruding upon Beverly Hills' well-tended residential streets. The debate dragged on so long that many residents suggested that officials would do just as well to build a wall around the town and rechristen it Ft. Beverly.
BUSINESS
March 5, 2011 | By Hugo Martín, Los Angeles Times
In Southern California, where tourism is the top industry, not everyone is happy with the visitors flocking back to Hollywood after a recession-fueled slump. In the high-priced environs of Beverly Hills and the Hollywood Hills, some residents say an increase in tour buses ? crowded with photo-snapping tourists ? is clogging narrow residential streets, generating noise and causing gridlock. "On weekends, it's every 10 minutes," said Tre Gibbs, a voice actor who lives on Beachwood Drive, a popular tour bus route to the iconic Hollywood sign.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 27, 2011 | By Bob Pool, Los Angeles Times
Tour guide David Lewis was headed toward the Hollywood Hills homes of actors Charlize Theron and Laurence Fishburne and rock star Billy Idol when he and his 14 passengers were pulled over by police in front of game-show host Bob Barker's house. Motorcycle Officer Timothy Rolsen sized up Lewis' 2008 Ford E-350 open-top van and the tourists inside. He decided they were 1,800 pounds too heavy to be on Outpost Drive. As the passengers looked on dumbfounded, Rolsen handed Lewis a traffic ticket.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 19, 1999 | Christine Castro, (714) 966-7440
The City Council last week unanimously approved a $360,228 contract to resurface almost 560,000 square feet of residential streets. Corona-based All-American Asphalt was awarded the contract, which includes slurry-sealing 13 residential streets. Information: (714) 229-6700.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 30, 1999 | Ellen McCarty, (714) 965-7172, Ext. 15
The City Council recently voted to accept bids and award a $149,000 contract to Pavement Coatings Inc. to place a slurry seal on residential streets. The sealant will lessen the effects of age and wear by making the streets impermeable to air and water. It also will improve skid resistance. Over an eight-year cycle, all residential streets will receive the treatment.
BUSINESS
April 14, 2007
Coming Wednesday to The Times' weekly auto section: Rumble Seat: Dan Neil takes a spin in the Rondo, a crossover from Kia. Your Wheels: Ralph Vartabedian on SUVs that bust the weight limit on residential streets. Online: latimes.com/lawheels
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 14, 1996 | HOPE HAMASHIGE
Councilman Gary Monahan wants the City Council to use part of its cash reserves to pay for improvements to residential streets. "This is excess money, and this is a way to give it back to the taxpayers," he said at a special budget meeting this week. In the past 12 months, the city's reserve has grown from $14.13 million to about $14.5 million. Monahan said he hopes some of that money will be returned to the citizens in the form of better streets. City Manager Allan L.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 18, 1995
Police arrested two juveniles Thursday who led them on a chase in a stolen Cadillac through residential streets at speeds up to 60 m.p.h., running red lights and stop signs, authorities said. The chase began near Lincoln Avenue and Beach Boulevard about 10:15 a.m., when an officer tried to stop a driver who ran a stop sign, Police Sgt. Mike Webb said. "They just took off as soon as [the officer] flipped on his lights," he said.
OPINION
April 21, 2007
COUNTY SUPERVISOR Zev Yaroslavsky's big idea on Westside traffic is proving to be a big pain to some Westsiders. They have reason to be irked about his proposal to convert Olympic and Pico boulevards into one-way streets going opposite directions, because it would probably increase traffic on nearby residential streets and maybe hurt businesses on the wrong side of the road. We sympathize -- but not enough to reject this worthwhile plan.
BUSINESS
April 14, 2007
Coming Wednesday to The Times' weekly auto section: Rumble Seat: Dan Neil takes a spin in the Rondo, a crossover from Kia. Your Wheels: Ralph Vartabedian on SUVs that bust the weight limit on residential streets. Online: latimes.com/lawheels
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 28, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The death of a 26-year-old man who was found Saturday morning on a residential street was being investigated as a homicide, authorities said. Police, who did not say how the man died, arrived in the 8000 block of Larson Avenue about 1 a.m. They were withholding the man's name until his relatives could be notified. Anyone with information about the case is asked to call police at (714) 741-5704.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 12, 2002 | VIVIAN LETRAN and JESSICA GARRISON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A man responsible for a spate of violent robberies in Orange County's Little Saigon area died in a shootout with police on a residential street in Stanton after a car chase Wednesday afternoon, officials said. The shooting erupted moments after the pursuit skidded to a halt on the front lawn of a house on Sonnet Street. Two suspects ran inside the home and then came back out, one opening fire on police officers, authorities said. A third man stayed in the car and was apprehended.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 1, 2002 | From Times Staff Reports
Oxnard police arrested three people on suspicion of attempted murder Wednesday morning after a wild car pursuit through residential streets that ended with the suspects trying to flee on foot, authorities said. The suspects were identified as Jolene Annette Lopez, 23, Jason James Reyes, 24, and Raymond Jacob Martinez, 21. Police said Lopez was the driver. They were taken into custody less than 30 minutes after the pursuit, which began at about 8:30 a.m.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 6, 2002
I recently went to the Hollywood & Highland complex and was generally pleased. I thought the theaters in the multiplex (at least the one I attended) were terrific--the stadium seating, the room to cross my legs and allow easy passage of others. I didn't even mind the $9.50 price tag for the comfort and good sound. However, the parking situation is outrageous: $1 for the first two hours with validation and $1 for every 20 minutes after that. It cost $8 to park. None of the other complexes in town resorts to that sort of highway robbery.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 15, 1995 | JULIE FATE SULLIVAN
Repairs on more than 18 miles of residential streets begin this week, one of the largest pavement repair projects ever undertaken by the city. The city awarded a $300,000 contract to Roy Allen Slurry Seal Inc. to make asphalt repairs and to apply slurry seal on about 135 roads. The goal is to improve both the appearance and the condition of the city's residential streets, as well as to reduce the overall cost of street repairs through preventive maintenance.
NEWS
July 28, 1985
There ought to be a law! Ever since the Westside Pavilion opened in early June the residential streets surrounding this shopping center have been treated like a giant parking lot. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday brightly colored advertising flyers have been placed under the windshield wipers of all the parked cars on these formerly well-maintained residential streets. Of course, you know where these papers end up--in our gutters, on our lawns, blown to our backyards. What right does anyone have to touch these cars?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 28, 2001 | MICHAEL KRIKORIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The popular Smart Shuttle vans that transport residents of some of Los Angeles' poorest neighborhoods will make their final run Sunday, ending a four-year pilot program paid for by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. The MTA board decided Wednesday to stop funding the service, which carried about 2.7 million riders a year in the San Fernando Valley, South-Central L.A.
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