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February 10, 1994 | DOUGLAS ALGER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
While the bright blue and white Metrolink trains blossomed with thousands of new passengers in the wake of the highway-buckling Northridge earthquake, an older commuter transit service connecting Santa Clarita and Los Angeles went dormant--to the frustration of its loyal riders. Prior to the Jan. 17 quake, Santa Clarita operated a commuter bus service into Los Angeles.
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November 4, 1998
After six years of haggling among planners, builders and environmentalists, a controversial hillside development of more than 1,700 homes won approval from the Los Angeles Regional Planning Commission. The commission's 4 to 1 approval Monday will move the proposed Westridge development to the county Board of Supervisors for final consideration in March. Local environmentalists vowed Tuesday to continue to fight the project. Officials of the Newhall Land and Farming Co.
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March 13, 1995 | MARK SABBATINI, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Placerita Canyon Road has evolved over the decades from a quiet service road to an east-west thoroughfare for thousands of drivers. But many residents who live along the route yearn for the old days. And they have the means to turn back time. A two-mile section of the road, situated between San Fernando Road and Sierra Highway, is privately owned and maintained by the approximately 75 residents who live along it.
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May 27, 1998 | DARRELL SATZMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A 1 1/2-acre parcel of land in the heart of Valencia's commercial district will be the site of the city's first transit center, officials said Tuesday. The estimated $2-million transit center will serve as the main transportation hub for the city's fleet of 23 buses, which serve nine routes within the Santa Clarita Valley. It is targeted for completion in 1999. The city purchased the property, which is near Valencia Boulevard and McBean Parkway, for $567,000 from the Newhall Land & Farming Co.
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November 9, 1993 | DOUGLAS ALGER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Realizing months of planning, a new bus route linking Santa Clarita with Westwood and Century City has begun service. For $2.30, commuters can take one of four buses leaving Santa Clarita in the morning. Five return during the evening rush hour. The city used a $90,000 Metropolitan Transportation Authority grant to cover the costs of extending to Santa Clarita an existing route between Century City and Granada Hills, said Bob Murphy, Santa Clarita transit analyst.
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February 5, 1994 | SHARON MOESER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Metrolink is preparing to open its fifth train station in two weeks on the Santa Clarita line, which has seen ridership swell dramatically since the Jan. 17 Northridge quake crippled many Southland freeways. The Santa Clarita/Princessa station, at 19201 Via Princessa, will open Monday. It is the latest emergency station to open since Metrolink extended service north to the Antelope Valley--opening stations in Lancaster and Palmdale on Jan. 24.
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April 16, 1997
Residents of Santa Clarita, especially those living in the Saugus area, will be getting another badly needed access road to the Antelope Valley Freeway next month, Los Angeles County Supervisor Mike Antonovich's office announced Tuesday. A one-mile stretch of road connecting Plum Canyon Road to Whites Canyon Road will open May 5, joining Bouquet Canyon Road--one of the city's busiest thoroughfares--to the freeway.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 4, 1994
Construction crews are working around the clock to repair a 75-foot-high Golden State Freeway overpass in Santa Clarita that was badly damaged in the Jan. 17 earthquake. The quake knocked large chunks of concrete out of the 800-foot span, which is now supported by steel I-beams. Last week, workers installed hollow pipe that will house steel cable supports to help reinforce the roadbed in the new overpass.
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January 24, 1994 | JOHN CHANDLER and SHARON MOESER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
City officials nearly doubled their estimates of earthquake damage to local homes, businesses and public buildings as Caltrans engineers dynamited a ruined Golden State Freeway overpass and workers put finishing touches on hastily built Metrolink stations in Palmdale and Lancaster Sunday. U.S. Transportation Secretary Federico Pena thanked workers who erected a pair of Metrolink stations in just four days in anticipation of a crush of commuters headed south into Los Angeles this morning.
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April 2, 1992 | TRACEY KAPLAN
The city of Santa Clarita will hold a groundbreaking Friday to kick off a $4.5-million road widening project requested by Canyon Country residents. During the next year, the city will add two lanes to a two-mile stretch of Soledad Canyon Road between Sand Canyon and Shadow Pines roads and install street lights, storm drains, landscaped medians and a traffic light. Crews will also remove part of the hill at Soledad Canyon and Sand Canyon roads. The groundbreaking ceremony will be held at 11 a.m.
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February 28, 1998 | DADE HAYES, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
After a week in commuter hell, Santa Clarita Valley drivers got some relief Friday when a key section of the city's busiest road reopened to traffic a full week ahead of schedule. A 15-foot-wide sinkhole swallowed part of Bouquet Canyon Road on Tuesday after heavy rains and kept it closed, causing backups of up to three miles along the curving four- and six-lane main streets leading to the Golden State Freeway. About 55,000 motorists a day drive Bouquet Canyon, which spans Valencia and Saugus.
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February 11, 1998 | DADE HAYES, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Full service resumed Tuesday on Metrolink's Santa Clarita Line, a day after part of a bridge weakened by heavy weekend rains sank into a small creek, delaying thousands of southbound commuters. Workers will continue reinforcing the wooden bridge for the remainder of the week, said Metrolink spokesman Peter Hidalgo. Repairs will largely be done during "off-peak" hours, he added, causing delays of about 10 minutes for passengers between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. and after 6:30 p.m.
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April 16, 1997
Residents of Santa Clarita, especially those living in the Saugus area, will be getting another badly needed access road to the Antelope Valley Freeway next month, Los Angeles County Supervisor Mike Antonovich's office announced Tuesday. A one-mile stretch of road connecting Plum Canyon Road to Whites Canyon Road will open May 5, joining Bouquet Canyon Road--one of the city's busiest thoroughfares--to the freeway.
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April 4, 1997 | GREG SANDOVAL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The city of Santa Clarita, which recently applied for $78.2 million in federal funds for highway and road improvements, currently has no plan for raising its share of the construction costs, a city official said Thursday. The city has applied for some of the $150 billion available under the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act, declaring it would use the money to improve several interchanges and roads near the Golden State Freeway.
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March 28, 1997 | GREG SANDOVAL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A controversy over road-building plans in Santa Clarita has generated an angry exchange of correspondence between U.S. Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (R-Santa Clarita) and Santa Clarita City Councilwoman Jill Klajic. First, the councilwoman wrote to the chairman of the House Committee on Transportation, complaining about a request by the city and McKeon for federal funds to build new roads in the western part of the city.
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April 18, 1995 | DOUGLAS ALGER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Southern Californians are known for their love affair with the automobile, but a record number of Santa Clarita residents are now flirting with public buses, too. City bus ridership hit 112,848 in March, the highest usage in the four-year history of the program, Santa Clarita officials announced Monday. It represents a 20% increase over March, 1994, and a 16% increase over last month. "That's really good to see," said Gail Foy, city public information officer.
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April 15, 1992 | HUGO MARTIN
Following delays caused by chilly and damp weather, Caltrans has opened a new lane on a mile-long stretch of the Antelope Valley Freeway that should ease traffic flow between Lost Canyon and Sand Canyon roads in Santa Clarita. The new lane--known as an acceleration lane because motorists use it to speed up to merge into traffic--was opened Thursday. It is expected to carry about 300 cars per hour, according to state Department of Transportation officials.
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March 13, 1995 | MARK SABBATINI, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Placerita Canyon Road has evolved over the decades from a quiet service road to an east-west thoroughfare for thousands of drivers. But many residents who live along the route yearn for the old days. And they have the means to turn back time. A two-mile section of the road, situated between San Fernando Road and Sierra Highway, is privately owned and maintained by the approximately 75 residents who live along it.
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February 10, 1995 | DOUGLAS ALGER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Heavy rains that soaked this city last month caused an estimated $631,000 in damage to local roadways, city officials said Thursday. Most of the cost is expected to be reimbursed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, said Adele Macpherson, city emergency preparedness coordinator. The cost includes street repairs and the cleaning of mud-covered streets in Newhall.
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