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April 22, 1992
More than 500,000 revelers are expected in downtown Los Angeles on Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. for the third annual L.A. Fiesta Broadway, a celebration of Latino culture. The pre-Cinco de Mayo fiesta will cover 36 city blocks and cause a number of street closings. Traffic will not be allowed from 9 p.m. Saturday to 5 a.m. Monday from Temple Street on the north, Olympic Boulevard on the south, Main Street on the east and Olive Street on the west from Olympic Boulevard to 6th Street.
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...
January 19, 1993
Coast Highway: The No. 2, northbound lane in an unincorporated area between Laguna Beach and Newport Beach was closed due to flooding. West Coast Highway: A northbound lane in Newport Beach was closed due to flooding, north of Superior Avenue. Pacific Coast Highway: Southbound lanes in Huntington Beach were closed due to flooding between Warner Avenue and Golden West Street. Newport Coast Drive: Mudslide closed street in an unincorporated county area between Irvine and Newport Beach.
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.
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 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.
February 27, 1998 | ROBERT GAMMON
A road near Janss mall may be closed through the end of next week because of a 10-foot sinkhole that developed after this week's torrential storm, officials said Thursday. City crews will need at least that long to repair Hillcrest Drive between Moorpark Road and Conejo Boulevard and to replace 85 feet of a 30-inch corroded storm drain, said Sheriff's Sgt. Claude Robillard.
March 28, 1996
Kanan Dume Road in Malibu may remain closed for a month or longer after a landslide last week that blocked the roadway three miles north of Pacific Coast Highway, transit officials said. Rocks and debris continue to roll down onto the canyon road, covered last Friday by a dirt slide estimated to be about 200 feet high and 150 feet wide, said Donna Guyovich, spokeswoman for Los Angeles County Department of Public Works.
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.
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]
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.
October 3, 2012 | By David Ng
CicLAvia -- the cultural event promoting car-less urban spaces -- is returning to downtown L.A. on Sunday. The objective of CicLAvia -- derived from ciclovia , the Spanish word for "bike way" -- is to "encourage safe, vibrant public spaces, sustainable transportation, and public health through a program of car-free street events," according to the website. Organizers said that nine miles of streets will be closed temporarily to motorized vehicles, with access allowed only to walkers, runners, skaters and cyclists.
March 14, 2010 | By Martha Groves
The Rev. Mary E. Haddad found it bizarre one recent Sunday to be telling the congregation at All Saints' Church in Beverly Hills to not bother showing up the morning of March 21. "Remember the Sabbath and keep it aerobic," the interim rector said. Officials of the Episcopal church had decided to cancel all four morning services on the day of the Los Angeles Marathon and hold one 6 p.m. service instead. "In 18 years of professional church work, I've never known anything to close church on a Sunday morning," Haddad said, adding that the decision speaks to L.A.'s automobile culture.
January 18, 2010 | By Susan Carpenter
It isn't easy being the only restaurant for a 57-mile stretch of Angeles Crest Highway. The 20 inches of rain that are expected to fall on the San Gabriel Mountains this week, and the closure of California 2 above Mt. Wilson on Sunday, are just the latest in a series of calamities that have befallen Newcomb's Ranch in the last six months. Since August, the high-altitude eatery has been threatened by fire, mudslides, road access issues -- and even the Air Quality Management District, which fined the restaurant for using a diesel generator after Southern California Edison's electricity-distribution circuit for the area was fried in the Station fire.
October 28, 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 also have 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
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