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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 26, 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. Below is a partial list of closures in the region. The fires also generated numerous relief efforts, including the opening of assistance centers. For the latest updates, check www.latimes.com.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 24, 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. Below is a partial list of closures in the region. For the latest updates, check www.latimes.com.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 17, 2005 | Eric Slater, Times Staff Writer
Following two days of sunshine, workers began to get the upper hand Sunday in reopening roads closed during the recent destructive storms, though some routes were expected to remain closed or restricted today. "Commuters are advised to observe road closure signs and not attempt to drive around closure barricades at any time," the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works said in a statement. "Also, anticipate heavy traffic congestion due to several [recent] road closures."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 22, 2006 | Mai Tran, Times Staff Writer
For years, city officials in Huntington Beach have toyed with the idea of closing part of Main Street to cars and turning the two-lane road over to pedestrians. But while some entertained visions of Santa Monica's thriving Third Street Promenade, business owners along the street worried that it would be little more than a cheap imitation that would hurt retailers and restaurant owners. On Monday, the City Council went part way.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 8, 2001 | Alex Murashko, (714) 966-5974
Several road closures are scheduled Saturday during the Southern California Half Marathon and 5K event benefiting Canyon Acres Children's Services. Organizers say the event is the "official warmup race" of the Los Angeles Marathon on March 4. Saturday's race starts at the Woodbridge Village Center, between Lake and Creek roads, on Barranca Parkway at 7:30 a.m. Traffic will be closed in both directions from 6 a.m.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 28, 2013 | By Carlos Lozano
Long Beach police fatally shot a suspect early Sunday after he brandished a handgun during a confrontation, authorities said. The incident occurred about 12:20 a.m. when officers were dispatched to a neighborhood near the intersection of Artesia Boulevard and Butler Avenue after receiving reports of a man with a gun, police said.    After an officer spotted the suspect, he took off running, police said. At some point during the pursuit, the suspect produced a handgun and police shot him in the upper body, authorities said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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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March 18, 2013 | By Laura J. Nelson, Los Angeles Times
Hours before the L.A. Marathon got underway Sunday, thousands of cyclists gathered at Sunset Boulevard and Fountain Avenue in Silver Lake, preparing for their own big race. Some stretched. Others chatted. A few did practice runs down side streets. "The mentality is almost always us versus them, bikes versus cars," said Lyndsay McKeever, 24, after pinning on her racing number. "This is the one day a year that we get to be free. " Minutes later, she joined the scrum of bicyclists swarming the intersection in preparation for the annual Wolfpack Hustle Marathon Crash Race.
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