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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 29, 1991 | CAROL WATSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It isn't even built yet, but a wall is already dividing a hillside community in Encino. The battling began after Los Angeles City Councilman Marvin Braude last week suggested placing a four-foot-high concrete blockade across Nance Street at Louise Avenue for a 90-day experiment aimed at diverting commuters who daily clog the neighborhood's streets as they drive to work over the Santa Monica Mountains. Some residents have embraced the idea. Others say it will do more harm than good.
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SPORTS
March 1, 2009 | David Wharton
All the ghosts were in attendance. The bad memories from Texas. From Washington and Arizona State. The big road games that UCLA had lost this season hovered around the Bruins on Saturday. For one night at least, Darren Collison laid them to rest. Driving to the basket again and again in the final minutes, the senior guard carried 22nd-ranked UCLA to perhaps its most impressive victory of the season, a 72-68 comeback win over California at a sold-out Haas Pavilion.
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WORLD
January 23, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
Protesters blocked roads around Beirut and other regions to enforce a general strike aimed at toppling the government. The opposition, led by Hezbollah and its allies, set out early to burn tires on major highways north and south of the capital and on a road around downtown Beirut, sending black smoke billowing into the sky. Army forces and fire engines moved in to remove the obstacles.
WORLD
January 23, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
Protesters blocked roads around Beirut and other regions to enforce a general strike aimed at toppling the government. The opposition, led by Hezbollah and its allies, set out early to burn tires on major highways north and south of the capital and on a road around downtown Beirut, sending black smoke billowing into the sky. Army forces and fire engines moved in to remove the obstacles.
NEWS
February 14, 1987 | United Press International
Dozens of small farmers blocked a highway leading to Guadalajara, the country's second-largest city, to try to pressure the government to raise corn prices, officials said Friday. The farmers complain that the government corn price of $100 a ton is insufficient to meet production costs.
SPORTS
March 1, 2009 | David Wharton
All the ghosts were in attendance. The bad memories from Texas. From Washington and Arizona State. The big road games that UCLA had lost this season hovered around the Bruins on Saturday. For one night at least, Darren Collison laid them to rest. Driving to the basket again and again in the final minutes, the senior guard carried 22nd-ranked UCLA to perhaps its most impressive victory of the season, a 72-68 comeback win over California at a sold-out Haas Pavilion.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 1, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
Heavy rain triggered a mudslide Thursday morning that blocked the Los Angeles Aqueduct and flooded a nearby highway in Central California, causing at least two tractor-trailers to jackknife. No injuries were reported, and the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power said the city's drinking water would not be affected.
NEWS
May 29, 2002 | MARY McNAMARA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Santa Monica bike path really needs a number. Like 205 or 143. Or make it the 310 for easy recall. The digits don't matter so much as the symbolism. That bike path is a freeway and whatever legislative body is in charge of such things--Caltrans? The Department of Recreation?--needs to recognize it as such. This was never clearer than on Memorial Day. While the 10 Freeway sang empty and wide from downtown to PCH, there was bike-path gridlock from Washington practically to Pico.
WORLD
February 21, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
Israeli troops killed three Palestinians in the West Bank and divided the Gaza Strip into three parts by blocking its main north-south road with dirt barricades. A 17-year-old and his grandfather were killed in Nablus. Neighbors said they were just walking, but the army said they had been in a group throwing firebombs. Soldiers also killed a 24-year-old man in Tulkarm. The army said he was armed, but Palestinians said he was not.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 7, 1994 | GREG RIPPEE
Two days after saying he lacked the funds to clear a landslide that has blocked South Mountain Road near Santa Paula since Sept. 8, the head of the Ventura County road department Thursday said work should begin at the site next week. Butch Britt, head of the county's transportation department, said the county awarded a $131,905 contract Thursday to Banner Construction of Goleta to clear the rural route.
NATIONAL
June 16, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
Greenpeace opened its summer campaign to protect old-growth forests in southern Oregon by blocking a logging road with a steel shipping container. After authorities removed and arrested two protesters locked inside and one outside the shipping container, loggers hooked a chain to the back of a truck and dragged the 20-foot container to the side of the road, getting to work on the Soukow timber sale about five miles west of Glendale seven hours late.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 1, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
Heavy rain triggered a mudslide Thursday morning that blocked the Los Angeles Aqueduct and flooded a nearby highway in Central California, causing at least two tractor-trailers to jackknife. No injuries were reported, and the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power said the city's drinking water would not be affected.
WORLD
February 21, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
Israeli troops killed three Palestinians in the West Bank and divided the Gaza Strip into three parts by blocking its main north-south road with dirt barricades. A 17-year-old and his grandfather were killed in Nablus. Neighbors said they were just walking, but the army said they had been in a group throwing firebombs. Soldiers also killed a 24-year-old man in Tulkarm. The army said he was armed, but Palestinians said he was not.
NEWS
May 29, 2002 | MARY McNAMARA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Santa Monica bike path really needs a number. Like 205 or 143. Or make it the 310 for easy recall. The digits don't matter so much as the symbolism. That bike path is a freeway and whatever legislative body is in charge of such things--Caltrans? The Department of Recreation?--needs to recognize it as such. This was never clearer than on Memorial Day. While the 10 Freeway sang empty and wide from downtown to PCH, there was bike-path gridlock from Washington practically to Pico.
SPORTS
April 21, 2002 | From Associated Press
Chris Webber got away with a late mistake. Scott Padgett didn't. Webber had 24 points and 12 rebounds and blocked a late three-point shot by Padgett after missing a clinching free throw as the top-seeded Sacramento Kings held off Utah, 89-86, Saturday at Sacramento in Game 1 of their best-of-five series. Despite forecasts of a lopsided matchup, the Jazz did nearly everything it needed to do to steal a victory from the Kings, who had beaten Utah decisively in four regular-season games.
NEWS
July 5, 2000 | TOM GORMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
What stood between them and independence, they said, was a large boulder blocking a government road, and so they heaved and grunted and then cheered and proclaimed that this was the best possible way to celebrate the Fourth of July.
SPORTS
April 21, 2002 | From Associated Press
Chris Webber got away with a late mistake. Scott Padgett didn't. Webber had 24 points and 12 rebounds and blocked a late three-point shot by Padgett after missing a clinching free throw as the top-seeded Sacramento Kings held off Utah, 89-86, Saturday at Sacramento in Game 1 of their best-of-five series. Despite forecasts of a lopsided matchup, the Jazz did nearly everything it needed to do to steal a victory from the Kings, who had beaten Utah decisively in four regular-season games.
NEWS
October 8, 1987 | From Times Wire Services
Police sealed off parts of Lhasa on Wednesday and interrupted communication links to the Tibetan capital in an effort to prevent renewed violence on the 37th anniversary of the Chinese occupation of the Himalayan region. Convoys of police vehicles with their sirens blaring paraded through the city in a show of force before dawn, and authorities sealed off roads to two Buddhist monasteries whose monks led a violent anti-Chinese protest Oct.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 24, 1998 | NICK GREEN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Residents of this rural enclave sometimes seem as if they want to shut out the rest of the world. On Monday--with every road in and out of the Ojai Valley closed--they got their wish for a brief few hours. "The valley is completely cut off," said Dan Singer, the city's general services director. "We are stuck here. We like being isolated to some degree. . . . There's not a lot of people on the road." Indeed, with mudslides closing off several key roads, they had nowhere to go.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 7, 1994 | GREG RIPPEE
Two days after saying he lacked the funds to clear a landslide that has blocked South Mountain Road near Santa Paula since Sept. 8, the head of the Ventura County road department Thursday said work should begin at the site next week. Butch Britt, head of the county's transportation department, said the county awarded a $131,905 contract Thursday to Banner Construction of Goleta to clear the rural route.
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