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December 3, 1994 | CYNTHIA H. CRAFT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
While the Assembly convenes Monday to the high drama of a partisan power struggle, one of the first orders of business in the Senate is expected to be uncontested: the renaming of the Simi Valley Freeway for former President Ronald Reagan. A Senate resolution to post the ailing ex-president's name on the 118 Freeway from San Fernando to Ventura County is expected to win easy approval, said Senate President Pro Tem Bill Lockyer (D-Hayward), the measure's main author.
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December 3, 1994 | CYNTHIA H. CRAFT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
While the Assembly reconvenes Monday to the high drama of a partisan power struggle, one of the first orders of business in the Senate will be renaming the Simi Valley Freeway after former President Ronald Reagan.
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October 1, 1994 | MACK REED
Fire sprinklers foiled two attempts by an arsonist Friday to burn down a Simi Valley restaurant that has been vacant since the Jan. 17 Northridge earthquake. Someone smashed a window at Tony Roma's A Place for Ribs, reached through to open a locked door, then lit separate fires in the downstairs bar and upstairs banquet room, said Capt. Keith Mashburn of the Ventura County Fire Department.
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September 29, 1994 | GREG RIPPEE
Amber Boyman of Simi Valley might have lost sleep when she got up about 3 a.m. Wednesday to feed her baby. But she also saved about $2,500, the value of her stolen Camaro. Arrested on suspicion of auto theft after the pre-dawn incident was Pedro I. Chavez, 19, of Los Angeles, Simi Valley Police Sgt. Mike King said. Boyman's 1984 Chevrolet Z28 was recovered. Boyman, while feeding her infant, heard someone pulling her car away from her house on the 1500 block of Los Amigos Avenue.
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September 20, 1994 | SCOTT HARRIS
One morning a couple weeks ago, fate guided me south along Tujunga Avenue to the on-ramp for the westbound Ventura Freeway. The view here reminded me of those old "Keep America Beautiful" ads: fast-food wrappers, beer cans, yellowed newspaper, foam cups, broken glass--a landscape so obscene it would move Iron Eyes Cody to tears. And at the top of the on-ramp, I thought I spotted the culprit. Bette Midler.
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September 16, 1994 | GREG RIPPEE
An attempted Simi Valley carjacking was foiled when a retired police lieutenant chased the thieves and dodged gunfire before recovering his son's pickup truck, authorities said Thursday. Thomas Lafferty, 49, chased the carjackers after they followed his 21-year-old son, Brian, to his parents' Simi Valley home Wednesday night and forced him at gunpoint to surrender his truck keys, Brian Lafferty said.
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September 4, 1994 | JILL LEOVY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
It wasn't quite in time for the Labor Day weekend rush. But five new westbound lanes of the Simi Valley Freeway reopened soon enough for Todd Burns, who slipped away on them Saturday, his fiancee by his side. "Great! Beautiful! I love it," said Burns, who was headed for a weekend in the mountains. The freeway had been narrowed to three lanes in each direction since the Jan. 17 earthquake.
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August 31, 1994 | HENRY CHU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
To the relief of many traffic-maddened motorists, all five westbound lanes of the Simi Valley Freeway--the last major bottleneck from the Northridge quake--will reopen this weekend, a top state transportation official confirmed Tuesday. The eastbound lanes will follow Sept. 7, making all 10 lanes available to motorists at the San Fernando Mission Boulevard and Bull Creek overpasses, despite construction delays that once were expected to push the reopening date back to mid-September.
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August 31, 1994
To the relief of many traffic-maddened motorists, all five westbound lanes of the Simi Valley Freeway--the last major bottleneck from the Northridge quake--will reopen this weekend, a top state transportation official confirmed Tuesday.
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August 25, 1994
In a setback for northern San Fernando Valley commuters, reconstruction of the earthquake-damaged Simi Valley Freeway--originally scheduled for completion next week--will not be finished until Sept. 19, according to Caltrans. Officials had expected to reopen all lanes of the bridges at San Fernando Mission Boulevard and Bull Creek next Tuesday after workers finished repairing the westbound side of the spans, which were considerably weakened in the Northridge earthquake.
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