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January 8, 2010 | By Ari B. Bloomekatz
When Sepulveda Boulevard's namesake reigned in the 1840s, the present-day road was part of a huge cattle ranch with grazing land and canyons studded with oaks and sycamores. Few motorists who now crawl along the Westside thoroughfare know about Francisco Sepulveda, but they can be excused for feeling a little like the rancher's cattle as they inch along in rush hour traffic. Officials have talked for years about improving Sepulveda, which is a major route into Los Angeles International Airport.
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February 24, 2014 | By Catherine Saillant
Los Angeles City Councilwoman Nury Martinez and City Atty. Mike Feuer called Monday for a crackdown on prostitution in two parts of the San Fernando Valley. Under a plan Martinez will submit to her council colleagues Friday, the city would add two police patrols, step up enforcement of the people who commit and arrange the crimes, and set up a program to divert prostitutes as young as 12 from a life on the streets. The added patrols, at a cost of up to $300,000, will target portions of Lankershim and Sepulveda boulevards, Martinez said.
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NEWS
March 7, 1993
Having grown up on the Westside, I have an intimate acquaintance with, and love for, the area. Everyone I know is aware that Sepulveda Boulevard between Pico and Santa Monica boulevards has for many years been home to not one but numerous animal hospitals and kennels (Times, Feb. 14). As the community expanded, those businesses were welcomed, approved by law, and successful. I have known Martha Wyss, the AM & PM Dog Kennel manager, for a long time and can attest that she is a woman of great integrity, with an impressive background of experience in caring for our pets.
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August 31, 2013 | By Carla Hall
There's plenty to weep over if you live near or drive around the 405 Freeway on the Westside during the seemingly endless construction project to widen it. Now, it turns out, the freeway feels your pain and weeps along with you. Well, actually, it's the retaining wall that keeps the hillside from cascading down onto Sepulveda Boulevard, just east of the freeway, that weeps. For the next two weeks, crews will be working on a retaining wall -- east of the freeway -- on the east side of Sepulveda Boulevard.
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February 17, 1989 | HUGO MARTIN, Times Staff Writer
Motorists on busy Sepulveda Boulevard in Torrance face even greater headaches in the weeks ahead as eastbound traffic is squeezed into one lane most of the day. Since April, construction of a water line has tied up eastbound traffic for several blocks along Sepulveda, one of the South Bay's major roadways and freeway accesses. Starting this week, another of the three eastbound lanes is being closed between 7 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
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April 4, 1987 | GABE FUENTES, Times Staff Writer
Ten protesters, carrying signs linking prostitution to the deadly disease AIDS, marched Friday in front of five Sepulveda Boulevard motels that they say cater to prostitutes. "They are allowing the prostitutes to use their rooms to do their thing," said Dennis Kovarik, who owns a flower shop near the area of the protest, north of Nordhoff Street. "That's completely false," said a man who answered the telephone at the Vagabond Motel, one of those that were picketed.
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February 25, 1987 | T. W. McGARRY, Times Staff Writer
Los Angeles police and city officials told a gathering of Sepulveda Boulevard-area residents and business people Tuesday night that steps are being taken, including undercover investigations, to combat prostitution and related crime on the street. Since Jan. 1, Capt. Mark Stevens said, a task force of a sergeant and 12 officers has made "in excess of 400 arrests" on Sepulveda Boulevard north of Roscoe Boulevard, reducing street crime in that area by 25%. In addition, Sgt.
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June 21, 1987 | GABE FUENTES, Times Staff Writer
As the sky above Sepulveda Boulevard darkened Friday, a team of undercover Los Angeles policewomen illustrated that, although fewer prostitutes are on the boulevard, their customers have not gone away. Police arrested 28 men during a four-hour "sting" after women residents of the neighborhood complained they were harassed by men who mistook them for prostitutes. From 8 p.m.
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June 17, 1990 | MAYERENE BARKER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles transportation officials said Saturday they will propose a reversible lane for a mile-long stretch of Sepulveda Boulevard to alleviate traffic problems for commuters during the drive home to the San Fernando Valley from jobs in Los Angeles. S.
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April 29, 2000 | ROBERTO J. MANZANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Following a collision that killed three people on Sepulveda Boulevard south of Sherman Oaks, city officials said Friday they will conduct an investigation to make the curvy stretch of road safer. The city Department of Transportation will study all reported accidents on Sepulveda between Skirball Center Drive and Getty Center Drive over the past five years, said Mohammad Blorfroshan, transportation engineer at the department's western district office.
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January 2, 2013 | By Andrew Blankstein, Los Angeles Times
A photographer was hit by a car and killed Tuesday after taking shots of Justin Bieber's white Ferrari while it was pulled over by the California Highway Patrol, authorities said. Police are interviewing the motorist who hit the 29-year-old man but no arrests have been made. Bieber was not in the car. The photographer died at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. A friend of the photographer told KCAL-TV Channel 9 that he was not a professional. The incident took place on Sepulveda Boulevard near Getty Center Drive shortly before 6 p.m. A friend of Bieber was driving the sports car when it was pulled over on the 405 Freeway by the CHP for a traffic stop, according to LAPD Sgt. Rudy Lopez.
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November 21, 2012 | By Ari Bloomekatz and Dan Weikel, Los Angeles Times
The day before Thanksgiving is one of the busiest days of the year for Los Angeles International Airport, and union organizers knew it would likely send a message if they could snarl traffic by marching through the streets and clogging a heavily used intersection near LAX. So while travelers hurried to their terminals Wednesday afternoon, about 1,500 protesters carrying signs that read "Living Wage & Affordable Health Care" and chanting "Respect, respect,...
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May 29, 2011 | Martha Groves
Warning motorists of potentially massive delays, transportation officials last week announced plans to shut down a 10-mile stretch of the 405 Freeway for 53 hours in July as part of an ongoing project to widen the expressway between the Westside and the San Fernando Valley. Starting before midnight on Friday, July 15, until early Monday, July 18, the northbound 405 will be closed between U.S. 101 and Interstate 10 so that workers can demolish half of the Mulholland Drive bridge as part of the $1-billion widening project.
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March 21, 2011 | By Martha Groves, Los Angeles Times
Whenever he drives past the Los Angeles National Cemetery, Bill Hutton silently reflects on the thousands of precisely placed white grave markers and remembers his own close calls while serving in Vietnam. He also hears the noise from cars roaring by on the 405 Freeway just feet from Sepulveda Boulevard, which runs along the cemetery's west side. He finds it perplexing that transportation engineers have not planned a sound wall as part of the ongoing freeway-widening project. "National cemeteries are sacred to our vets who have given so much for our country," said Hutton, 63, of Thousand Oaks, the thrice-wounded national senior vice commander for the Military Order of the Purple Heart.
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January 8, 2010 | By Ari B. Bloomekatz
When Sepulveda Boulevard's namesake reigned in the 1840s, the present-day road was part of a huge cattle ranch with grazing land and canyons studded with oaks and sycamores. Few motorists who now crawl along the Westside thoroughfare know about Francisco Sepulveda, but they can be excused for feeling a little like the rancher's cattle as they inch along in rush hour traffic. Officials have talked for years about improving Sepulveda, which is a major route into Los Angeles International Airport.
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July 9, 2009 | Ruben Vives
Hundreds of visitors at the Getty Center and dozens more at Mount St. Mary's College were forced to evacuate Wednesday afternoon when a brush fire swept through the hillsides and canyon walls in the Sepulveda Pass, fire officials said. The blaze, which fire authorities said had been 90% contained by Wednesday evening, prompted street closures and left one firefighter with a minor foot injury.
NEWS
December 1, 1994
OVERSIZE LOAD: That rocket-shaped behemoth planted smack in the middle of Sepulveda Boulevard on Tuesday probably made some think the Hubble telescope finally seized up and came crashing to Earth in Torrance. Not quite. The heavy metal in question is a 32-ton, 194-foot distillation column that started at the Port of Los Angeles Monday night and will arrive at Chevron's El Segundo refinery this morning. And it's having an understandably miserable trip.
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December 8, 1993 | JEFF SCHNAUFER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The city is calling it L. A.'s biggest effort to close businesses that fail to clean up prostitution, with nearly a dozen motels along notorious Sepulveda Boulevard in Van Nuys targeted for investigation by city zoning officials. But the Van Nuys police sergeant responsible for community-based policing in the area says the prostitution problem has been exaggerated. And a city zoning official involved with the inquiry has said it targets motels that don't have significant problems.
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February 20, 2009 | Steve Hymon
Of the many issues facing the six candidates in the 5th District City Council race in Los Angeles, none is potentially thornier than the routing of the proposed Expo Line light rail. Should the train run along the old rail right-of-way that cuts through several residential neighborhoods between the 10 Freeway and Pico Boulevard? And, if so, should the train cross busy north-south streets or go under or over them?
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March 7, 2008 | Tami Abdollah and Ari B. Bloomekatz, Times Staff Writers
A landslide in the Westwood area closed portions of Sepulveda Boulevard through Thursday evening's commute and knocked out power to about 1,800 homes and buildings in Brentwood and Bel-Air, authorities said. The roadway was reopened and power restored to all customers by 10 p.m., according to Los Angeles Fire and Department of Water and Power officials.
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