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July 23, 1992 | MIKE EBERTS, Eberts, a resident of the Los Feliz district of Los Angeles, hikes in Griffith Park an average of three times a week. He teaches journalism at Glendale Community College. and
Los Angeles is more than burning storefronts and quivering ground. Relaxing and benign places exist in our complex city. The upper section of Griffith Park is one of them. Several hundred persons routinely turn out for the Sierra Club's three-times-weekly night hikes in the park. On weekday mornings (and all day on weekends), a steady stream of hikers, joggers and equestrians follow the trails.
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February 21, 2012 | By Chris Erskine, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
Yosemite National Park's Big Oak Flat Road (Highway 120) within the park will close for six weeks beginning Feb. 29, to repair damage caused by a large rockslide. The road will be closed between the Foresta Road Junction on the Big Oak Flat Road (Highway 120) and the El Portal Road (Highway 140) junction.Yosemite Valley remains accessible via El Portal Road (Highway 140) coming from Merced/ Mariposa and via Wawona Road (Highway 41) coming from Fresno/ Oakhurst . . . . The National Steinbeck Center presents the 32nd Annual Steinbeck Festival, in collaboration with The Woody Guthrie Centennial, May 3-6. The event will take place at the National Steinbeck Center in Salinas, For more info, go to www.steinbeck.org . . . . The Live Oak Music Festival takes place in the hills above Santa Barbara on Father's Day weekend, June 15?
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NEWS
May 14, 1992
Here are some road closings planned by Caltrans: The Pennsylvania Avenue on-ramp to the westbound Foothill Freeway (210) in Glendale will be closed from 12:45 to 1:30 p.m. today. The westbound Los Feliz Boulevard on-ramp to the northbound Golden State Freeway (5) will be closed from 7 a.m. to noon Friday.
NATIONAL
November 24, 2010 | By Nicholas Riccardi, Los Angeles Times
An early winter storm swirled toward the Rocky Mountains and Great Plains late Tuesday after wreaking havoc in the Northwest and promising to make the busiest travel day of the year that much more complicated. The storm has created misery from Alaska to Washington state, where it is blamed for three deaths. In Utah, the state department of transportation closed Interstate 84 at the Idaho border as snow began to fall during rush hour. The Mormon Tabernacle Choir canceled its Tuesday night concert, and the University of Utah and Utah State University closed their campuses in the early afternoon.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 19, 1990
A small brush fire near Ramona on Wednesday afternoon forced officials to close sections of California 78 and Weekend Villa Road for about an hour. The 1-acre fire was discovered about 3 p.m. and was under control by 4:15 p.m., said Roxanne Stager, a spokeswoman for the state Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. The road closings had only a slight effect on the area's traffic flow, said California Highway Patrol Officer Joe Wolf.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 25, 1992 | ERIC YOUNG and LEN HALL, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Laguna Canyon Road is expected to reopen for northbound commuters this morning, barring new flooding from the latest storm. A five-mile stretch of Laguna Canyon Road, between the San Diego Freeway and El Toro Road, was opened from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, the California Highway Patrol reported. And provided that it does not rain this morning, one lane of Laguna Canyon Road will be opened to northbound commuters between 6 a.m. and 9 a.m. the CHP and Laguna Beach Police said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 25, 1994
The Santa Ana Freeway was closed from Sunday night to 5 a.m. today from the Costa Mesa Freeway interchange to 4th Street to undertake the first of four nights of bridge work planned by the California Department of Transportation. The closure, in effect from 11:59 p.m. to 5 a.m., will be repeated Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday while workers repair various bridges along the route. Travelers should take alternate routes during the hours that the work is in progress.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 20, 1990 | FRANK MESSINA
Hopes that a freeway off-ramp widening could be completed during the Presidents' Day holiday were dashed by weekend rain. City crews will try again today to start work on ramp construction on the Avenida Pico exit of Interstate 5, a police spokesman said. Construction will start at 7:30 a.m., and city workers hope to be finished by 2:30 p.m. The southbound exit will be closed during the repaving.
NEWS
February 21, 2012 | By Chris Erskine, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
Yosemite National Park's Big Oak Flat Road (Highway 120) within the park will close for six weeks beginning Feb. 29, to repair damage caused by a large rockslide. The road will be closed between the Foresta Road Junction on the Big Oak Flat Road (Highway 120) and the El Portal Road (Highway 140) junction.Yosemite Valley remains accessible via El Portal Road (Highway 140) coming from Merced/ Mariposa and via Wawona Road (Highway 41) coming from Fresno/ Oakhurst . . . . The National Steinbeck Center presents the 32nd Annual Steinbeck Festival, in collaboration with The Woody Guthrie Centennial, May 3-6. The event will take place at the National Steinbeck Center in Salinas, For more info, go to www.steinbeck.org . . . . The Live Oak Music Festival takes place in the hills above Santa Barbara on Father's Day weekend, June 15?
BUSINESS
December 6, 1986 | Associated Press
The Tioga Pass Road through the Sierra Nevada was closed for the winter on Friday because of snow, officials at Yosemite National Park said. Spokeswoman Marla LaCass said the road, also known as California 120, was closed later than usual because the snows have come late to the mountains this year. The last time officials waited until December to close the road was in 1980, she said. The road will remain closed until spring thaws make it passable again, she said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 19, 2010 | By My-Thuan Tran
A hillside near the heavily traveled 10 and 57 freeways in San Dimas collapsed during rush hour Thursday morning, sending tons of dirt and boulders tumbling onto traffic lanes and shutting down two transition roads. The transition roads will probably remain closed for at least a week while work crews clean up debris, repair the road and shore up the hillside. There were no reports of injury, but the landslide reduced traffic to a bumper-to-bumper crawl for commuters traveling west on the 10 Freeway and north on the 57, according to the California Highway Patrol.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 21, 2009 | Corina Knoll
For decades, outdoor enthusiasts would trudge the nearly nine-mile climb through the craggy foothills above Pasadena, following the same worn trail that workers used to haul the large telescopes to the Mt. Wilson observatory a century ago. But rain-triggered landslides buried portions of the popular path, and the Mt. Wilson Toll Road was closed to the public in 2005. Now, after six months of construction and roadwork, the historic route is close to reopening. "It's a wide open road and you don't have to worry about poison oak or unexpectedly running into a rattlesnake," said Altadena resident Alissa Motta, who is among hikers who have already enjoyed the restored path despite the "closed" signs that remain posted at the trail head in Altadena.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 8, 2007 | Eric Bailey
As the season's first big storm forced the closure Friday of several High Sierra roads in Yosemite National Park, road crews prepared for a major construction project that will shut down one of the park's key crossroads during late-night hours throughout winter. In what has become an annual rite in the park, the first heavy snows prompted the closure of Tioga Road, the major east-west highway across Yosemite.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 27, 2007
The fires that have swept through Southern California have forced hundreds of thousands of residents to evacuate, triggered numerous road closures and prompted school officials to cancel classes throughout the region. The fires have also generated numerous relief efforts, including the opening of assistance centers. Many schools plan to resume classes Monday. Below is a partial list of the latest available information for the region. For more updates, check www.latimes.com.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 7, 2007 | Hector Becerra and Tony Barboza, Times Staff Writers
It started last year when Caltrans began widening California 138, a main east-west route in Southern California's fast-growing high desert region. Motorists angry at construction delays threatened road workers and damaged equipment. Also, flagmen have been attacked in what officials describe as bizarre incidents of road rage. Two workers were hit by cars and a third was shot with a BB gun.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 13, 2005 | Dave McKibben, Times Staff Writer
Caltrans crews will temporarily close stretches of Orange County's toll road system this weekend to complete resurfacing work on roadways damaged by the winter rainstorms and lingering complications from the project's construction. The repairs, costing $2.3 million, began before Memorial Day on large sections of the Eastern and Foothill toll roads and a smaller section of the San Joaquin toll road.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 26, 1990
Construction on a Mission Valley freeway interchange will necessitate the closure of two adjacent surface streets today, Caltrans said. The closure includes Hotel Circle North from Fashion Valley Road to where it crosses beneath Interstate 8 and Camino de la Reina from Avenida del Rio to the undercrossing. The closure, which will be in effect until 5 p.m., will allow construction workers to remove bridge falsework.
NATIONAL
August 7, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
The U.S. Forest Service wants to close 75 miles of roads on a mountain popular with off-road vehicle enthusiasts, mountain bikers, hikers and runners, saying a "free-for-all" situation is damaging Peavine Peak. The Forest Service proposal would keep open more than 100 miles of roads and trails on the 8,260-foot mountain, just northwest of Reno.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 28, 2005 | From a Times Staff Writer
Fearing more mudslides, authorities red-tagged three homes Sunday and closed off Laurel Canyon Boulevard through the Hollywood Hills, between Hollywood Boulevard and Mulholland Drive. The precautions were taken because last week's rains weakened the ground, said a Fire Department spokeswoman. The popular commuter route was shut down to all traffic between Mount Olympus Drive and Gould Avenue and only residents were allowed onto other closed parts of the road.
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