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November 18, 1989
South Pasadena officials have asked the state Department of Transportation to establish an independent task force to consider alternatives to building the last link of the Long Beach Freeway. The City Council, with the support of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, made the request in a letter sent this week to Robert Best, director of the department. A Caltrans spokesman said Friday that the letter had not yet arrived.
August 2, 1989 | EDMUND NEWTON, Times Staff Writer
Citing a danger to elegant Craftsman and Mediterranean Revival-style homes because of construction of the Long Beach Freeway, the National Trust for Historic Preservation has listed South Pasadena among its 11 endangered historic places nationwide. The nonprofit organization, which claims 250,000 members, called for federal legislation to protect historic buildings and places such as those along the proposed 6.2-mile freeway corridor through South Pasadena.
December 31, 1988 | LAURIE K. SCHENDEN
Colorful, funny, awe-inspiring. Sixty floral masterpieces will roll down Colorado Boulevard in the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade on Monday--but there will be little evidence of the bumpy roads actually traveled to get them there. The process of float building is, in fact, so complicated and time-consuming that only six of the 60 still are "self-built," the best of which is awarded the Founders Trophy. The rest are designed and built by professional float builders.
July 22, 1988
The Long Beach Freeway extension, South Pasadena's version of the ghoul that won't die, has lumbered into view again. Continuing a tireless 24-year effort to complete the freeway, Caltrans is about to issue a final environmental impact statement on the proposed 6.2-mile extension. And the city, just as tirelessly, is preparing to continue its fight against the proposal, which calls for eight lanes to be built through the middle of the community to hook up with the Pasadena and Foothill freeways.
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