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August 15, 1990 | JAMES QUINN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In their first chance to get at cash from the new 5-cent gasoline tax increase, officials of Southern California communities Tuesday proposed new highway projects costing far more than will be available under the voter-approved measure. The wish list presented to the California Transportation Commission at a hearing in Los Angeles included freeway-widening projects that officials said were unneeded as recently as five years ago but are now deemed essential to relieve congestion.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 6, 1992 | PATRICK McCARTNEY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A proposed 170-mile underground pipeline would disturb ancient Chumash villages along the Santa Clara River and could harm wetlands at the mouth of the Ventura River, area residents said Wednesday. The comments, made during a study session held in Ventura by the California Public Utilities Commission, will help define issues to be included in an environmental review of the Pacific Pipeline Systems project.
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NEWS
September 20, 1990 | VIRGINIA ELLIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Doling out the rewards of an increased gasoline tax, the California Transportation Commission on Wednesday approved $5.4 billion in new road and rail projects designed to unclog streets and freeways and nudge motorists out of their cars and into mass transit.
NEWS
October 6, 1990 | KENNETH REICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Caltrans announced Friday it is extending rail service to the San Fernando Valley, Ventura County and Santa Barbara Oct. 28, adding a second daily train that will carry passengers to and from San Diego and Los Angeles. Under an agreement signed with Amtrak, there will now be both morning and evening trains between Santa Barbara and Los Angeles, in addition to the traditional Coast Starlight, the long-distance service that carries Los Angeles-Seattle passengers along the same route.
BUSINESS
October 10, 1989 | PATRICK LEE, Times Staff Writer
A consortium of oil companies led by Chevron U.S.A. sued the California Coastal Commission for permission to transport oil by tanker from Chevron's operations at Point Arguello to its refinery in El Segundo, the company said Monday. The suit is the latest action by the company in its decade-long effort to produce oil from a 300-million-barrel field off Santa Barbara County, a project that the company estimated has cost the consortium about $2 billion without producing a drop of crude.
NEWS
June 29, 1990 | VICTOR MERINA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Santa Barbara County residents, still wearily battling devastating brush fires, may be facing more calamity later this year well after the ashes have cooled. Rolf Ohlemute, assistant director of the county's flood control and water conservation district, warned that this week's fire has burned enough vegetation around four local creek beds to raise the danger of floods this winter. "Rainfall of just one inch will cause a problem," Ohlemute said, "It will bring a load of mud into urban areas."
NEWS
October 6, 1990 | KENNETH REICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Caltrans announced Friday it is extending rail service to the San Fernando Valley, Ventura County and Santa Barbara Oct. 28, adding a second daily train that will carry passengers to and from San Diego and Los Angeles. Under an agreement signed with Amtrak, there will now be both morning and evening trains between Santa Barbara and Los Angeles, in addition to the traditional Coast Starlight, the long-distance service that carries Los Angeles-Seattle passengers along the same route.
NEWS
September 20, 1990 | VIRGINIA ELLIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Doling out the rewards of an increased gasoline tax, the California Transportation Commission on Wednesday approved $5.4 billion in new road and rail projects designed to unclog streets and freeways and nudge motorists out of their cars and into mass transit.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 6, 1992 | PATRICK McCARTNEY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A proposed 170-mile underground pipeline would disturb ancient Chumash villages along the Santa Clara River and could harm wetlands at the mouth of the Ventura River, area residents said Wednesday. The comments, made during a study session held in Ventura by the California Public Utilities Commission, will help define issues to be included in an environmental review of the Pacific Pipeline Systems project.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 8, 1996 | CARLOS V. LOZANO
Despite protests from environmentalists, the Board of Supervisors has approved plans to replace two old bridges linking Ventura County with Santa Barbara County. State transportation officials have been pushing for more than a decade to replace the narrow, 69-year-old bridges that span Rincon Creek on California 150, saying they were outdated and had become dangerous to motorists.
NEWS
September 20, 1990 | VIRGINIA ELLIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Doling out the rewards of an increased gasoline tax, the California Transportation Commission on Wednesday approved $5.4 billion in new road and rail projects designed to unclog streets and freeways and nudge motorists out of their cars and into mass transit.
NEWS
September 20, 1990 | VIRGINIA ELLIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Doling out the rewards of an increased gasoline tax, the California Transportation Commission on Wednesday approved $5.4 billion in new road and rail projects designed to unclog streets and freeways and nudge motorists out of their cars and into mass transit.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 15, 1990 | JAMES QUINN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In their first chance to get at cash from the new 5-cent gasoline tax increase, officials of Southern California communities Tuesday proposed new highway projects costing far more than will be available under the voter-approved measure. The wish list presented to the California Transportation Commission at a hearing in Los Angeles included freeway-widening projects that officials said were unneeded as recently as five years ago but are now deemed essential to relieve congestion.
NEWS
June 29, 1990 | VICTOR MERINA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Santa Barbara County residents, still wearily battling devastating brush fires, may be facing more calamity later this year well after the ashes have cooled. Rolf Ohlemute, assistant director of the county's flood control and water conservation district, warned that this week's fire has burned enough vegetation around four local creek beds to raise the danger of floods this winter. "Rainfall of just one inch will cause a problem," Ohlemute said, "It will bring a load of mud into urban areas."
BUSINESS
October 10, 1989 | PATRICK LEE, Times Staff Writer
A consortium of oil companies led by Chevron U.S.A. sued the California Coastal Commission for permission to transport oil by tanker from Chevron's operations at Point Arguello to its refinery in El Segundo, the company said Monday. The suit is the latest action by the company in its decade-long effort to produce oil from a 300-million-barrel field off Santa Barbara County, a project that the company estimated has cost the consortium about $2 billion without producing a drop of crude.
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