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April 24, 1988 | ANDREA FORD, Times Staff Writer
A semi-trailer refrigerator truck plowed into slow-moving traffic on the Santa Ana freeway Saturday afternoon and careened into as many as 10 vehicles, killing three members of an Anaheim family and injuring at least seven others, authorities said.
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April 21, 2010 | By Tony Barboza
It's hard to miss the 10-story-high cube that appears to be balanced precariously above the bustling freeway in Santa Ana. For more than a decade, the metallic cube has loomed outside Orange County's Discovery Science Center, a strange roadside attraction that prompts people to pull off the Santa Ana Freeway to get a closer look. And for more than a decade, visitors have asked the same thing: what's inside? "It's one of the biggest questions I always get," said Joe Adams, president of the science center and museum.
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June 7, 1989 | Mary Ann Galante, Times staff writer
Hopkins Development Co. of Newport Beach has been chosen by the Irvine Co. to develop a 53-acre retail complex in Irvine Spectrum, Hopkins has announced. The first phase of the project will be a retail center designed to support the business complex, said Marty Potts, Hopkins project manager. It is scheduled for completion by the fall of 1990. Irvine Spectrum is a 2,600-acre, master-planned center for research, technology and business that is under development by the Irvine Co. It is at the juncture of the San Diego and the Santa Ana freeways in Irvine.
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November 28, 2006 | David Reyes, Times Staff Writer
Surviving in the shadow of its big brother to the north, Orange County has had its share of self-esteem issues. But an ongoing widening project on the Santa Ana Freeway has transportation planners thumping their chests with pride. The freeway -- a virtual Main Street of Southern California -- is being widened and improved on the Orange County side of the county line.
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December 2, 1997
Due to construction, onramps and offramps on the Riverside Freeway at Brookhurst Street will close beginning tonight and won't reopen until early January. The onramp from Brookhurst to the westbound Riverside Freeway and the off-ramp from the eastbound Riverside Freeway to Brookhurst will close temporarily to allow construction crews to reconstruct the ramps, Caltrans officials said.
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June 20, 1993 | JEFFREY A. PERLMAN, TIMES URBAN AFFAIRS WRITER
The El Toro Y, the jammed confluence of the San Diego and Santa Ana freeways that often resembles a parking lot, is about to get a major face lift--six months ahead of schedule. In October, construction crews will begin transforming the area, which handles an average of 457,000 vehicles each day, into the world's widest interchange--24 lanes. Some ramps will be one mile long. Astronauts orbiting the Earth might mistake the concrete tangle for a jumbo pile of spaghetti.
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November 16, 1995 | JOHN POPE
A portion of Orange County's first transitway, a 60-foot-high car-pool lane connecting the Santa Ana and Costa Mesa freeways, opened to commuters Wednesday in Tustin. The link will channel as many as 23,000 car-pools, buses and motorcycles a day between the two freeways and has already helped alleviate traffic congestion at the nation's ninth-busiest intersection, officials said. "This is a major transportation milestone" for Orange County, said Brent Felker, district director for Caltrans.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 16, 2003 | From Times Staff Reports
A 22-year-old Anaheim man was killed early Monday when he fell from his speeding motorcycle on the Santa Ana Freeway near Atlantic Boulevard and was run over by an automobile, the California Highway Patrol said. The motorcyclist died at the scene, officers said. His identity was being withheld, pending notification of relatives.
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June 23, 1998 | DEBRA CANO
Southbound Santa Ana Freeway motorists no longer have to take a detour when heading onto the Garden Grove Freeway. The southbound Santa Ana Freeway connector lanes to the eastbound and westbound Garden Grove Freeway reopened Friday. The connectors closed in January for realignment as part of the $1.1-billion Santa Ana Freeway widening project through North County.
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July 2, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A driver was killed Saturday when his car rolled several times on the Santa Ana Freeway, finally landing upside down. Authorities did not disclose the identity of the man, who was pronounced dead at the scene. The man's car veered left into the center divider about 11:40 a.m. just south of Brookhurst Avenue then back across all lanes of the freeway and into another car moving in the same direction.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 2, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A driver was killed Saturday when his car rolled several times on the Santa Ana Freeway, finally landing upside down. Authorities did not disclose the identity of the man, who was pronounced dead at the scene. The man's car veered left into the center divider about 11:40 a.m. just south of Brookhurst Avenue then back across all lanes of the freeway and into another car moving in the same direction.
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April 5, 2005 | Mai Tran and Claudia Zequiera, Times Staff Writers
Three young people on their way home from a wedding were killed late Sunday after their speeding car spun out of control and flipped on a freeway in Tustin, officials said. Allen Suh, 22, of Tustin was driving his sister, Jennifer, 20, of Huntington Beach, and friend James Pak, 16, of Tustin after the three volunteered to help clean up the wedding reception hall in Cerritos, then joined friends at a coffee shop. They were two exits from Allen Suh's home when they crashed.
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October 27, 2004 | From Times Staff Reports
A man jumped to his death Tuesday morning from an overpass of the Santa Ana Freeway, California Highway Patrol officials said. The incident occurred about 6:30 a.m. on the northbound side of the freeway at Jeffrey Road. Traffic was backed up to the El Toro Y, CHP Officer Katrina Lundgren said. The man's name was withheld pending notification of relatives. The carpool and four lanes of the freeway were closed for about 3 1/2 hours as authorities investigated, Lundgren said.
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November 4, 2003 | From Times Staff Reports
A man was killed early Monday when his car struck a truck and trailer on the Santa Ana Freeway in Anaheim, flipped over and was hit by another motorist near Harbor Boulevard, authorities said. Angel Borjas-Valladares, 19, of Los Angeles, was driving alone when he collided with the back of the trailer about 5 a.m. in the southbound lanes, said an Orange County coroner's spokesman. Four lanes of the freeway were shut down, snarling predawn traffic during the investigation and accident cleanup.
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September 16, 2003 | From Times Staff Reports
A 22-year-old Anaheim man was killed early Monday when he fell from his speeding motorcycle on the Santa Ana Freeway near Atlantic Boulevard and was run over by an automobile, the California Highway Patrol said. The motorcyclist died at the scene, officers said. His identity was being withheld, pending notification of relatives.
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December 17, 2002 | John M. Glionna and Stephen P. Pizzo, Special to The Times
A savage storm cast hundreds of thousands of homes into darkness in Northern California on Monday and then barreled south, snarling traffic on flooded streets, closing the Santa Ana Freeway in Los Angeles and triggering a crash that killed two people in Riverside. More is on the way. Two ominous Pacific Ocean storms are expected to wallop the state from one end to the other on Thursday, continuing a battery of systems that are supposed to last through Jan. 1.
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July 25, 1994
The Santa Ana Freeway was closed from Sunday night to 5 a.m. today from the Costa Mesa Freeway interchange to 4th Street to undertake the first of four nights of bridge work planned by the California Department of Transportation. The closure, in effect from 11:59 p.m. to 5 a.m., will be repeated Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday while workers repair various bridges along the route. Travelers should take alternate routes during the hours that the work is in progress.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 4, 1994
Four people were injured Tuesday in a five-car pileup on the northbound Santa Ana Freeway near Jamboree Road, the California Highway Patrol said. At 3:15 p.m., traffic slowed suddenly, and a 1977 Chevrolet pickup truck driven by a 40-year-old San Fernando woman hit the vehicle in front, causing a chain reaction of crashes, the CHP said. Four people were taken to hospitals with minor to major injuries. Several had to be freed with machinery. None of the drivers was cited by officers.
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December 17, 2001 | KIMI YOSHINO and JESSICA GARRISON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Four people died in two crashes on Orange County roadways early Sunday morning, one in which a car full of teenagers traveling 100 mph down a Fountain Valley street slammed through a wall, and another in which an allegedly drunk driver drove the wrong way in a freeway carpool lane. Residents of Santa Domingo Circle in Fountain Valley were awakened by a loud crash and anguished screams for help about 1:30 a.m.
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