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December 25, 1994
Regarding the state Legislature's renaming the Simi Valley (118) Freeway the Ronald Reagan Freeway: The better name would be "Trickle-Down Freeway" in view of the way traffic moves on it during rush hours. MASATO TAKAHASHI Granada Hills
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January 21, 2004 | Amanda Covarrubias, Times Staff Writer
State budget woes that could jeopardize billions of dollars in transportation funds threaten to delay several Ventura County highway widening projects even longer than the three to five years already expected, officials said Tuesday. Projects on California 23 in Thousand Oaks, the Ronald Reagan Freeway in Simi Valley and the Lewis Road connector to Cal State Channel Islands in Camarillo could be affected, said Peter De Haan, director of programming for the county Transportation Commission.
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August 17, 2003 | From Times Staff Reports
The body of a 20-year-old man was dumped early Saturday on the shoulder of the Ronald Reagan Freeway, police said. A passing motorist saw unidentified men dumping the body of Heriberto Carrillo of Sun Valley about 1:10 a.m. just east of the San Diego Freeway, said Officer Don Cox of the Los Angeles Police Department. Carrillo had been shot to death, Cox said. The suspects were seen leaving in a dark-colored SUV, police said. Anyone with information is asked to call police at (877) LAW-FULL.
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August 17, 2003 | From Times Staff Reports
The body of a 20-year-old man was dumped early Saturday on the shoulder of the Ronald Reagan Freeway, police said. A passing motorist saw unidentified men dumping the body of Heriberto Carrillo of Sun Valley about 1:10 a.m. just east of the San Diego Freeway, said Officer Don Cox of the Los Angeles Police Department. Carrillo had been shot to death, Cox said. The suspects were seen leaving in a dark-colored SUV, police said. Anyone with information is asked to call police at (877) LAW-FULL.
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October 31, 2000 | TIMOTHY HUGHES
A Camarillo man remained in fair condition Monday night after suffering multiple injuries in an accident on the Ronald Reagan Freeway. James Mainard, 37, suffered a collapsed lung, a broken right leg and head injuries in the accident about 7:15 a.m. in the westbound freeway near the Erringer Road offramp, California Highway Patrol Officer George Myers said. Mainard's 1987 Honda Accord collided with a 1995 Geo Prizm, also heading west, driven by Simi Valley resident Cheri Denton, 20, Myers said.
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April 4, 1999 | ROBERTO J. MANZANO
An 18-year-old man was struck and killed by a van on the Ronald Reagan Freeway early Saturday as he retrieved his wallet, the California Highway Patrol said. Jeffrey Wagstaff of Granada Hills was found in the carpool lane, officials said. About 1:15 a.m., Wagstaff was a passenger in a vehicle traveling westbound near the Reseda Boulevard exit when his wallet fell out for an "unknown reason," said CHP Sgt. John Lago.
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November 18, 2000 | RICHARD FAUSSET, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The morning after the California Highway Patrol announced an MTA bus was the probable culprit in a chronic slippery road mystery, more slick stuff appeared Friday on the Ronald Reagan Freeway's transition to the Golden State Freeway. The new suspect: another allegedly oil-spewing MTA bus maintained and operated by the transportation company Coach USA. CHP surveillance cameras caught the bus leaking oil about 4:30 a.m.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 1, 1995 | JEFF McDONALD
Ten new signs honoring the 40th President of the United States have been erected along the freeways surrounding the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library near Simi Valley. The thoroughfare formerly known as the Simi Valley-San Fernando Freeway is now known as the Ronald Reagan Freeway, said Margie Tiritilli, a spokeswoman for the state Department of Transportation. It is the only freeway in California named for a former president, she said.
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July 27, 1995 | DOUGLAS ALGER
Simi Valley Freeway no longer exists. The 26-mile thoroughfare between the San Fernando Valley and Moorpark has been renamed the Ronald Reagan Freeway, and signs bearing the new name appeared along its route for the first time this week. Legislators authorized the name change in honor of the 40th President last year. They cited years of public service by Reagan, 84, and his recent decision to disclose that he is suffering from Alzheimer's disease. State Sen.
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April 13, 1999 | ANDREW BLANKSTEIN
Several vehicles collided on the Ronald Reagan Freeway on Monday night, critically injuring two people, authorities said. The accident took place at 8:22 p.m. on the eastbound 118 Freeway just west of the San Diego Freeway junction, according to Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey. Two people--a man and a woman in their 30s--were taken to Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in Mission Hills where they were treated for multiple traumatic injuries, Humphrey said.
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November 18, 2000 | RICHARD FAUSSET, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The morning after the California Highway Patrol announced an MTA bus was the probable culprit in a chronic slippery road mystery, more slick stuff appeared Friday on the Ronald Reagan Freeway's transition to the Golden State Freeway. The new suspect: another allegedly oil-spewing MTA bus maintained and operated by the transportation company Coach USA. CHP surveillance cameras caught the bus leaking oil about 4:30 a.m.
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October 31, 2000 | TIMOTHY HUGHES
A Camarillo man remained in fair condition Monday night after suffering multiple injuries in an accident on the Ronald Reagan Freeway. James Mainard, 37, suffered a collapsed lung, a broken right leg and head injuries in the accident about 7:15 a.m. in the westbound freeway near the Erringer Road offramp, California Highway Patrol Officer George Myers said. Mainard's 1987 Honda Accord collided with a 1995 Geo Prizm, also heading west, driven by Simi Valley resident Cheri Denton, 20, Myers said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 13, 1999 | ANDREW BLANKSTEIN
Several vehicles collided on the Ronald Reagan Freeway on Monday night, critically injuring two people, authorities said. The accident took place at 8:22 p.m. on the eastbound 118 Freeway just west of the San Diego Freeway junction, according to Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey. Two people--a man and a woman in their 30s--were taken to Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in Mission Hills where they were treated for multiple traumatic injuries, Humphrey said.
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April 4, 1999 | ROBERTO J. MANZANO
An 18-year-old man was struck and killed by a van on the Ronald Reagan Freeway early Saturday as he retrieved his wallet, the California Highway Patrol said. Jeffrey Wagstaff of Granada Hills was found in the carpool lane, officials said. About 1:15 a.m., Wagstaff was a passenger in a vehicle traveling westbound near the Reseda Boulevard exit when his wallet fell out for an "unknown reason," said CHP Sgt. John Lago.
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October 23, 1998 | SOLOMON MOORE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A truck driver, arrested for allegedly driving off after striking and killing a Canoga Park man who was changing a tire beside the Ronald Reagan Freeway in Northridge, was turned in by his boss, authorities said Thursday. California Highway Patrol officers arrested Fenton Dee, 52, of Norwalk on Wednesday on suspicion of felony vehicular manslaughter.
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