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November 30, 1991 | JOHN CHANDLER and SCOTT HARRIS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A sudden, blinding dust storm trapped hundreds of holiday motorists on Interstate 5 in the San Joaquin Valley on Friday, leaving at least 14 people dead and 114 injured in a series of chain-reaction accidents, the California Highway Patrol said. CHP officials said at least 93 cars and 11 big-rig trucks slammed into one another at 2:30 p.m. along a 1 1/2-mile stretch of the highway approximately 45 miles north of Coalinga.
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April 22, 2014 | By Jason Wells
Officials are warning commuters to avoid the northbound 101 Freeway in downtown Los Angeles on Tuesday between 10:30 a.m. and noon as funeral services are held for a motorcycle officer who died  several days after he was struck by an SUV. Chris Cortijo, a member of the Los Angeles Police Department for nearly 27 years, was rear-ended April 5 by a Chevrolet Blazer while stopped on his motorcycle at a red light near Saticoy Street and...
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February 17, 1994
Caltrans has scheduled the following road closures: * In Pomona, the eastbound lane next to the right shoulder of the San Bernardino Freeway (10) between the Towne Avenue onramp and Mountain Avenue pedestrian underpass will be closed today from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for landscape pruning and guard rail repair. * Also in Pomona today, the westbound offramp of the Pomona Freeway (60) to the Corona Expressway (71) will be closed to Garey Avenue between 12:30 and 3 p.m. for electrical repairs.
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March 8, 2014 | By Ari Bloomekatz
The L.A. Marathon, being held Sunday morning, usually bring concerns about traffic and street closures. But this year, there is an added issue: The beginning of daylight saving time. Clocks should spin forward at 2 a.m. Sunday. Tracey Russell, the marathon's chief executive, told The Times' Rene Lynch Friday that marathon officials have been doing everything possible to get the word out to competitors: "Remember to set the clocks forward an hour. " RELATED: Hey L.A. Marathoners: Don't forget to change the clocks!
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April 22, 2014 | By Jason Wells
Officials are warning commuters to avoid the northbound 101 Freeway in downtown Los Angeles on Tuesday between 10:30 a.m. and noon as funeral services are held for a motorcycle officer who died  several days after he was struck by an SUV. Chris Cortijo, a member of the Los Angeles Police Department for nearly 27 years, was rear-ended April 5 by a Chevrolet Blazer while stopped on his motorcycle at a red light near Saticoy Street and...
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April 27, 2013 | By Rong-Gong Lin II
Downtown Los Angeles streets near City Hall were closing Saturday in preparation for Sunday's Fiesta Broadway , an annual festival of music and culture. The closures began to roll out Saturday morning. Broadway will be closed from Temple to 4th Street; Spring Street from Temple to 1st Street; and 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th streets shut between Spring and Hill streets. Fiesta Broadway is scheduled Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. The festival will also be held on the event lawn of the new downtown Grand Park, just west of City Hall.
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December 7, 2013 | By Frank Shyong
California's winter weather is being blamed for the deaths of four homeless people, the closure of major roads and serious losses for citrus farmer in the middle of a harvest. The cold snap, part of a nationwide chill caused by a cold front from the Arctic, is expected to continue into the middle of next week in most areas. Rain, snow and snow flurries are expected through Saturday night, with sub-zero temperatures predicted overnight up and down the state. "The cold snap is just beginning here in Los Angeles, but it's pretty painful all across California," said Bill Patzert, a climatologist with the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La Cañada Flintridge.
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October 23, 2007
The fires that have swept through Southern California forced hundreds of thousands of residents to evacuate, triggered numerous road closures and prompted school officials to cancel classes throughout the region. For the latest updates, check www.latimes.com. Angeles National Forest * Closure effective today and lasting until the extreme conditions subside. County roads and state highways, such as the Angeles Crest Highway, will remain open to through traffic.
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March 7, 2014 | By Ari Bloomekatz
As runners and walkers make their way from Dodger Stadium to Santa Monica during Sunday's L.A. Marathon, motorists will face widespread rolling street closures that will surround the route. The street closures will be in various places in Los Angeles, West Hollywood, Beverly Hills and Santa Monica.  To try to ward off congestion and commuter frustration, marathon officials have issued a course closure grid , a map of additional streets that will be closed on Sunday and various other maps and tools to navigate across the county on Sunday.
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March 5, 2014 | By Laura J. Nelson
Days before the Los Angeles Marathon, organizers canceled a  popular nighttime bicycle race along the 26.2-mile route because they did not obtain the proper permits. Every year since 2009, hundreds of cyclists have gathered in the dark along Sunset Boulevard in Silver Lake, waiting for road closures to begin along the marathon route, which stretches from Dodger Stadium to Santa Monica. Just after 4 a.m., cyclists swarm the streets to enjoy three hours of car-free fun on some of Los Angeles's normally most congested boulevards.
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March 1, 2014 | By Cindy Chang, This post has been updated, as indicated below.
The 110 Freeway was closed at the 405 Freeway in Carson because of flooding, Caltrans District 7 announced on its Twitter feed shortly before 6 p.m. The storm that hit Southern California on Saturday is expected to drop nearly 6 inches on downtown Los Angeles - and more in the mountains and hillside areas - by the time it moves on toward the Midwest and Northeast. Mandatory evacuation orders remain in place for parts of Glendora, Monrovia and Azusa. In downtown Los Angeles, a large hole swallowed a chunk of street in the 200 block of North Broadway.
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December 7, 2013 | By Frank Shyong
Southern California Gas Co. officials are asking customers to reduce their heating usage in order to help conserve natural gas supplies as a cold snap descends across the region. Freezing and near-freezing temperatures are expected to continue into the middle of next week. The gas company, which serves about 21 million people, sends out this alert about once a year as a precaution. "There's no immediate threat of any supply disruption," said Javier Mendoza, spokesman for Southern California Gas. "These are just some simple tips for conservation.
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December 7, 2013 | By Frank Shyong
California's winter weather is being blamed for the deaths of four homeless people, the closure of major roads and serious losses for citrus farmer in the middle of a harvest. The cold snap, part of a nationwide chill caused by a cold front from the Arctic, is expected to continue into the middle of next week in most areas. Rain, snow and snow flurries are expected through Saturday night, with sub-zero temperatures predicted overnight up and down the state. "The cold snap is just beginning here in Los Angeles, but it's pretty painful all across California," said Bill Patzert, a climatologist with the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La Cañada Flintridge.
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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.
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August 28, 2013 | By Tony Barboza and Joseph Serna
As officials prepared Wednesday to close the main east-west route through Yosemite National Park to help firefighters gain access to the massive Rim fire, time was of the essence for a couple of tourists from Scotland. Earlier in the morning, Alan and Garcia Williamson were rushing to cram several days of sightseeing into a few hours and make it across Yosemite to Mammoth Lakes before the planned midday closure of Tioga Road. Firefighters planned to use the road through the park as they confronted the Rim fire, which had grown to roughly 281 square miles.
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August 28, 2013 | By Mary Forgione, Daily Deal and Travel Blogger
Another key roadway in Yosemite National Park closed at noon Wednesday as part of a firefighting defense against the massive Rim fire, a closure that blocks the east-west route across the park and one expected to remain in effect through Labor Day weekend. Tioga Road, also known as Highway 120, was closed between Tamarack Flat and Yosemite Creek campgrounds, a roughly 18-mile stretch that makes access to popular Yosemite Valley from the east an incredibly long drive-around.  "That will limit the access for visitors to and from the east side of the park, quite possibly over Labor Day weekend, which will have a significant economic impact on the area and [be]
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