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July 29, 1999
May I suggest one way to protest speed bumps is to honk your horn every time you go over one. A "speed table" only means you get to honk longer. GERALD MARANTZ Chatsworth
April 25, 2014 | By Sergei L. Loiko
SLOVYANSK, Ukraine - At the epicenter of the pro-Russia rebellion in eastern Ukraine, masked men on Friday raced around in commandeered police cars, blowing through stop lights and flying over speed bumps. Although it was a warm spring day, the streets were nearly empty. Separatists described taking up sniper positions in an unfinished office building, only to find that two floors down their enemies had the same idea. The Ukrainian government declared Friday that it planned to surround and blockade this town, which is completely controlled by the separatists.
April 26, 1992
A representative of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works told the Town Council that three areas of Altadena have been targeted for the county's pilot speed-bump program. Within three to six months, speed bumps will be installed on about 11 streets clustered along: West Palm Street from Glenrose Avenue to Fair Oaks Avenue; Pepper Drive from New York Drive to Washington Boulevard, and Olive Avenue from West Palm Street to Ventura Street.
December 24, 2013 | By Paige St. John
SACRAMENTO - A California firefighter who was severely burned when her crew was trapped during a 2007 wildfire received a pardon from the governor Tuesday for crimes she committed in her youth. Gov. Jerry Brown's order, citing Brooke Linman's bravery and heroism, was one of 127 grants of clemency that followed a tradition of Christmas Eve pardons he began in 2011. Though most of those who were pardoned committed minor, nonviolent drug crimes decades ago, the list also includes robbers, spouse abusers, people who fired guns during their crimes, a chop-shop operator and a man who stole frozen food.
July 4, 1993
Regarding the article "Officials Seeking Use of Less Jarring 'Speed Bumps' " (June 18), the city attorney's concern over speed bumps causing accidents is not a valid argument against them. If the motorist is maintaining the speed limit (25 m.p.h.), the speed bump will not cause loss of control of the vehicle. What the city attorney should be concerned about is the potential danger to pedestrians (particularly schoolchildren) who walk on Greenleaf Street, between Noble and Kester avenues in Sherman Oaks, because there are no sidewalks.
October 24, 1998
Speed bumps are an important part of public road management. Known as "traffic calming," the humps in the roadway are becoming controversial, pitting residents against rescue workers. MAURA E. MONTELLANO spoke to a resident and a fire department official. EMILY LEVINE Stockbroker, Santa Monica My husband and I signed a petition about 18 months ago for a speed bump on our street in Santa Monica. Ours is a street that people take from Wilshire Boulevard to reach Montana Avenue.
January 14, 1993
An ordinance that allows residents to petition for speed bumps on residential streets was approved by the Beverly Hills City Council on Tuesday. The ordinance was approved after extensive public hearings and surveys dating back to 1988, and a test program that showed speed bumps reduced vehicular speed in residential neighborhoods by about 5 m.p.h and decreased traffic by about 7% daily.
February 6, 1996 | MIMI KO CRUZ
A request for speed bumps on El Rancho Drive has been denied by the City Council, but police enforcement of the street's speed limit will be increased. An El Rancho Drive resident had asked the city to install speed bumps on his street between Hacienda Drive and El Dorado Avenue to slow speeding cars, officials said.
September 1, 1998 | NICK GREEN
A proposed policy on installing speed bumps and traffic circles in residential neighborhoods will be considered tonight by the City Council. "We don't have any [such devices] in the city at this point," said Joe Genovese, the city's traffic engineer. Other cities, such as Thousand Oaks, have such policies, Genovese said. Oxnard currently uses a combination of education and enforcement to solve traffic problems, including a radar trailer that displays motorists' speed.
May 30, 1990 | LAURA MICHAELIS
The City Council on Tuesday voted 6 to 0 to approve a new policy that would allow citizens to petition for the installation of speed bumps along some residential streets. The council passed a set of seven guidelines that will govern the placement of the asphalt mounds. Tests show that the speed bumps slow most cars down by about 5 m.p.h. To have the obstacles installed, at least 65% of the residents who live on the street must sign a petition calling for the bumps, according to the policy.
September 6, 2013 | By Kevin Baxter
CINCINNATI - The Dodgers began the weekend with the second-largest division lead in baseball. Their opponents, the Cincinnati Reds, started Friday with a seven-game advantage in the race for the National League's final wild-card playoff berth. But anyone looking to bill the series as a playoff preview isn't getting any help from Dodgers Manager Don Mattingly, who said he won't look ahead to the postseason "until we're drinking champagne. " Mattingly can read a schedule without the help of champagne, though, and the schedule shows the Dodgers play just one more team with a winning record after they leave Cincinnati.
June 14, 2012 | By Alexandra Zavis and Ashley Powers, Los Angeles Times
Hands twisting nervously, Angel waited silently as the robed judicial officer scanned his file. In the last three years, the teenager had picked up two truancy tickets and one for "vandalism with a can of spray paint. " He ignored them. Then he turned 16 and learned he couldn't get a driver's license unless he showed up in a South Los Angeles courtroom and resolved what he feared could be hundreds of dollars in fines. Judicial referee Jack Furay, framed by a large court seal on the wall behind him, looked up and announced he didn't want Angel's mother paying for her son's transgressions.
April 27, 2012 | By Mike Bresnahan
These aren't your older brother's Denver Nuggets, the ones with Kenyon Martin, Carmelo Anthony, J.R. Smith and Nene that were mainly speed bumps for the Lakers' deep playoff runs in 2008 and 2009. This is the lighter, faster version that still might roll over and allow the Lakers to advance past the first round, but not before creating some lung burn in the mile-high air. The Nuggets led the NBA in scoring this season, throwing off 104 points a game in a season where only two other teams averaged more than 100 (San Antonio and Oklahoma City)
February 1, 2012 | By Lisa Dillman
Amazing how a few  weeks of hard work and well-deserved momentum  can be undercut by, say, 69 seconds of bad hockey. Or two sloppy shifts. And all that heavy lifting goes for naught. That is exactly what happened to the Ducks on Wednesday night in a rapid-fire first-period meltdown at Honda Center.  Dallas defeated the Ducks, 6-2, scoring three goals in a span of 3 minutes 54 seconds and two goals in 69 seconds. That turned into a 3-1 lead for the Stars after one period.
November 27, 2011 | By Stephen Glassman and Donie Vanitzian
Question: We have been renting a condo and are in the process of buying it from the owner. My husband went to a board meeting to complain about the speeders on the association's road in front of our condo. We made the board aware that vehicles speed down the street in early-morning hours going two or three times the posted 15-mph speed limit. We asked the directors if they could install speed bumps where this is occurring. The board said no. The meeting minutes reported: Renter "expressed his concern about cars speeding in the streets by his home.
February 21, 2010 | By Susan Salter Reynolds
The Essential Engineer Why Science Alone Will Not Solve Our Global Problems Henry Petroski Alfred A. Knopf: 288 pp., $26.95 Henry Petroski, who has written several wonderful books about small things (toothpicks, pencils) and large things (bridges, technology, the importance of failure) has got something stuck in his craw. He is irritated by the way we romanticize scientists and disrespect the critical role of engineers: "Our Western Platonic bias has it that ideas are superior and prerequisite to things."
December 27, 2009 | By David Wharton
Momentum has been tough to come by -- or too often moving in the wrong direction -- for a struggling UCLA team this season. So when the Bruins face Delaware State at Pauley Pavilion this afternoon, they will be eager to grab a second consecutive victory. But they can't be too eager, not against an opponent that tends to move at a snail's pace. Delaware State (4-5) averages only 49 shots a game by holding the ball for 15 or 20 seconds, trying to score near the end of each possession.
February 10, 2008 | Scott Martelle, Times Staff Writer
Sen. Barack Obama narrowed Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's lead in the fight for Democratic presidential delegates Saturday, sweeping three states, while Sen. John McCain hit a detour on his march to the Republican nomination. Obama won Louisiana, Nebraska and Washington by wide margins as former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee won Kansas and Louisiana, and McCain won a tight race in Washington.
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