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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 20, 2007 | David Reyes, Times Staff Writer
Where others see sycamores and sage lining the small valley harboring San Mateo Creek, Rebecca Robles sees her ancestors. Robles is a member of the Juaneño Band of Mission Indians. The valley, where her ancestors lived 4,000 years ago in an ancient Acjachemen Nation village called Panhe, is threatened by a proposed six-lane toll road next to the site that could unearth human remains and damage a sacred spot that Juaneños have visited for generations.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 14, 2007 | David Reyes, Times Staff Writer
Orange County transportation planners decided Monday to spend $20 million to spur freeway projects during this fiscal year to help relieve traffic congestion. The action jump-starts projects that were not expected to begin until after 2011, when revenue from a renewed sales tax would stream in, Orange County Transportation Authority officials said. "I know my constituents want to see infrastructure improvements now than have to wait for 2011," OCTA Chairwoman Carolyn Cavecche said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 8, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Acceding to requests by residents and city officials, Caltrans has extended the public comment period on a controversial plan to widen Ortega Highway that some believe could alter the city's historic charm. The new comment period ends Sept. 8, officials said Tuesday. The city asked for the extension and hired a law firm to review the proposed project after the state agency rejected its request for a detailed environmental impact report.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 1, 2007 | Eric Bailey, Times Staff Writer
The morning rush-hour collapse Tuesday of a highway overpass under construction near Oroville injured three people, buried a delivery truck and shut down a key highway crossroads in Butte County. Authorities say construction worker Jeff Doll, 39, of Plumas Lake, Calif., "surfed" toppling steel girders to the ground, suffering broken bones that left him in serious condition at a hospital. Also injured was FedEx driver Robert Sylvester, 45, of Chico, Calif.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 30, 2007 | Ari B. Bloomekatz; Rong-Gong Lin Ii
Here are some of the issues and ideas being discussed on the Bottleneck Blog, The Times' website devoted to all things traffic. That shortcut to LAX won't be much of a shortcut for a while. City officials began an $11.6-million improvement project last week on Sepulveda Boulevard in Westchester near Los Angeles International Airport. The renovations will expand Sepulveda from three lanes to four lanes between Howard Hughes Parkway and Lincoln Boulevard.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 25, 2007 | Tiffany Hsu, Times Staff Writer
The long-awaited final stretch of the 210 Freeway opened Tuesday morning with a traditional Southern California formula: a glut of government officials, impatient drivers and a standstill traffic jam. After decades of lobbying, four years of construction and a delayed schedule, the last 7 1/4 miles of the Foothill Freeway drew packs of spectators to overpasses and lines of waiting drivers to onramps in San Bernardino and Rialto.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 18, 2007 | Gregory W. Griggs, Times Staff Writer
To help ease congestion, Caltrans has committed more than $150 million to add carpool lanes along a busy stretch of the 101 Freeway in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties. Six miles of carpool lanes will be added in each direction from Mobil Pier Road in Ventura County to Casitas Pass Road in Santa Barbara County, said Caltrans spokeswoman Jeanne Bonfilio.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 10, 2007 | Ari B. Bloomekatz, Times Staff Writer
South Pasadena today will hold a special public meeting to discuss a proposal to complete the 710 Freeway by tunneling under the city. The meeting comes as nearby cities such as Alhambra and Monterey Park have expressed support for the plan, which would complete the freeway's "missing link" between the 10 and 210 freeways. South Pasadena has for decades opposed building the freeway, which would threaten historic homes and neighborhoods.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 11, 2007 | Rong-Gong Lin II, Times Staff Writer
Although the opening of the final leg of the 210 Freeway through Rialto and San Bernardino is still several months away, merchants and city officials are gleeful at the thought of new businesses already being planned along the roadway and for another route to the Los Angeles area.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 8, 2007 | Gregory W. Griggs, Times Staff Writer
Responding to an eleventh-hour appeal from Ventura County officials, the California Transportation Commission on Thursday agreed to allocate an additional $6 million to improve the 118 Freeway in eastern Simi Valley and pledged tens of millions more next year. The state initially earmarked $50 million to widen the freeway by one lane in each direction between Tapo Canyon Road and the Los Angeles County line. But because the project was delayed three years, the costs have increased significantly.
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