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August 14, 2003
Re "Davis' Convoy Clocked at 94 MPH," Aug. 9: I drive from Bishop to Atascadero and Los Osos on Highway 46 quite often to visit grandchildren. I do this with extreme caution, knowing the reputation of the highway. It was very scary to read that an official convoy was clocked at 94 mph. The speed limit applies to everyone. I trust justice will be served. Joyce C. Watt Bishop
April 23, 2014 | By Laura J. Nelson
The first comprehensive analysis of Los Angeles County's experimental toll lanes indicates the pay-to-drive routes made some rush-hour commutes faster and less painful, both in the toll lanes and in the free lanes, but made little to no difference for many drivers battling morning traffic. According to an independent report prepared for federal transportation officials, the toll lanes along the 110 and 10 freeways didn't significantly change overall traffic speeds during peak periods for drivers using either the tollway or the general lanes.
October 25, 1994
I have a comment about the speed on the Ventura Freeway. People are driving at 80-90 m.p.h. and tailgating, and nobody uses their turn signals. They go from the fast lane up to the next off-ramp and almost collide into you. I think people should slow down or they should use their signals and be more courteous. When the gas crunch comes and gas is $3 a gallon, these people in their Ford Explorers and big 4x4 trucks are going to be sorry. JOSEPH LIVIO Simi Valley
April 21, 2014 | By Michael Krikorian
Last week I sent a text message to a friend. A Hollywood business meeting I had high hopes for had been suddenly "postponed. " "Everybody canceled except me," I texted. She texted back, "Haha. " What's so funny about it, I wondered? Where's the haha in my disappointment? My text was more sad than funny; her text steamed me. Dismissed twice . "Haha" and its partner, "LOL," are texting's go-to replies, a vaguely complimentary, vaguely condescending way to acknowledge a text has been received.
February 10, 1985
Add Palisades Drive as a death trap to a "Scenic Road Stirs Impulse to Speed" you reported on Feb. 3. Some time after midnight on Feb. 1, two girls in their early 20s, racing the brother of one of those killed, lost control of their speeding car, hit the curb and literally sailed into the retaining wall of a flood-control ditch along the 2 1/2-mile-wide canyon road. The impact flipped the car into a pool of water which may have caused death to the unconscious girls by drowning.
June 4, 1989 | From United Press International
City police have determined that a mass-transit bus driver was speeding on a wet road when his bus collided head-on with a school bus on May 23. A total of 58 people, most of them first-graders from a northeast Philadelphia Catholic school, were injured in the crash.
March 7, 2004
Re "Drive to Let Doctors Speed Hits Yellow Light," March 4: The California Highway Patrol's angry reaction to the California Medical Assn.'s plan to sell stickers identifying members as doctors is hypocritical. Before beginning to ticket doctors trying to make their way through L.A.'s congestion, CHP officers should ticket their own peers who routinely get away with breaking the law through a feature called "courtesy between departments." Pulled over for speeding? No problem. Just show your police badge.
April 15, 1990
As I live on California Boulevard in Pasadena and drive the length of that street in both directions almost every day, I want to share some important information with the people who use my street in order to avoid the Foothill Freeway: To begin with, the well-posted speed limit on California between St. John's Street on the west and Hill Avenue on the east, is 30 m.p.h., a law you constantly ignore. Consider this: The unfinished Long Beach Freeway dumps southbound traffic into Pasadena at St. John Avenue, and most of it turns east on California Boulevard.
March 18, 2004
As a physician taking frequent emergency room calls, I found "Doctoring the Speeding Law" (editorial, March 14) extremely offensive. For the editorial page of a major newspaper to portray physicians with such contempt is very troubling. There have been many times I have been called to the hospital in the middle of the night to treat patients who are bleeding to death from gunshot wounds or ruptured aneurysms. I find myself driving to the hospital quickly, hoping that I won't be too late to help and also hoping that I won't be pulled over by the Highway Patrol to explain myself, thus wasting valuable time.
September 19, 1985
Just as a beautiful summer comes to a close here in the South Bay, a recurring problem continues to plague us along our bike path and Strand. Only days ago, a close friend of mine was literally thrown from her bike by a cyclist that was geared up and traveling at almost the speed of sound. Naturally, they both hit the concrete, and unfortunately, my friend sustained a mild concussion that required paramedic treatment at the scene and X-rays later at the hospital. The race-track driver walked away unhurt and sped away, only to possibly be at fault again someday.
April 19, 2014 | By Steven Borowiec
SEOUL - The official death toll in South Korea's ferry disaster rose to 49 early Sunday after divers gained access to the submerged vessel and recovered more than a dozen bodies. Government officials reported that divers had retrieved the bodies by breaking a window on the vessel, but it was unclear whether they had gained entry to the ship. In a sign that hope had run out for the survival of any of the 256 listed as missing, officials asked relatives of those aboard to provide DNA samples to expedite the identification of bodies.
April 19, 2014 | By Tony Perry
SAN DIEGO -- A 26-year-old San Diego man was arrested Saturday morning on suspicion of drunk driving and vehicular homicide after two passengers in his Nissan Sentra were killed in a high-speed crash. Mario Alberto Castaneda Carranza was driving at 70 mph on Interstate 8 near Lakeside in eastern San Diego County when he apparently lost control of his car at approximately 7:30 a.m., according to the California Highway Patrol. The 1997 vehicle crashed through a chain-link fence and smashed into a concrete culvert.
April 19, 2014 | By Jerry Hirsch
The battle for buyers of family sedans - already the most competitive U.S. auto segment - will heat up this fall when Toyota and Hyundai launch dramatically restyled versions of their respective offerings, the Camry and the Sonata. A decade ago, the default choices in this biggest slice of the auto market were the Camry and Honda's Accord, but the competition has grown fierce in the last five years. Automakers can't afford a misstep with a new model, and they can't fall behind with a dated model.
April 18, 2014 | By Chris Barton
A selection of jazz and jazz-adjacent shows head for Los Angeles in the coming days. Regina Carter at the Jazz Bakery Jazz violin isn't a crowded field, but Regina Carter remains a standout regardless. After exploring African music with the critically acclaimed "Reverse Thread" in 2010, Carter turns toward her roots in Americana and folk on her latest album, "Southern Comfort," and the results are just as arresting. Mingling swift, sawing runs with guitar and accordion, Carter delivers fresh takes on rootsy classics including "Hickory Wind," "Honky Tonkin'" and a funky, electronics-dusted "Trampin'.
April 15, 2014 | By Mike Bresnahan
Gary Vitti's workspace at the Lakers' training facility is surrounded by a life-size skeleton, detailed charts of the human muscular system and books about tendons and ligaments. Lots of books. The medical library came in handy this season as the Lakers suffered a continual string of injuries, the worst in Vitti's 30 years as their trainer. A few days before his 60th birthday, Vitti sat down with The Times for a candid interview on how Kobe Bryant will look next season, why the Lakers were ailing all season and the recent outbursts of angry Lakers fans.
April 15, 2014 | By Hector Tobar
There's something delightfully strange and counterintuitive about the way time operates in the opening chapters of Michael Lewis' new book, "Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt. " Lewis describes a new kind of Wall Street gold rush. In the entirely automated, pre- and post-crash stock market of the first two decades of the 21st century, human traders have become superfluous. Stocks are bought and sold inside computers, and a new brand of high-frequency trader is making a fortune thanks to a precious new commodity - speed.
September 19, 2009 | Pete Thomas, Staff And Wire Reports
Cleveland Cavaliers guard Delonte West was arrested Thursday in Upper Marlboro, Md., after officers pulled him over for speeding on a motorcycle while carrying two loaded handguns and a loaded shotgun in a guitar case. Prince George's County police spokeswoman Sgt. Michelle Reedy said Friday that West was arrested about 10 p.m. Thursday. Reedy said West was riding a Can-Am Spyder motorcycle north on the Capital Beltway in Upper Marlboro when he cut off an officer, who pulled him over.
May 9, 1989
Forward Terry Catledge of the Washington Bullets was charged with drunk driving and speeding by police in Milan, Tenn., who clocked his car at 94 m.p.h.
April 15, 2014 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Dina Lohan pleaded guilty to charges of aggravated drunk driving and speeding Tuesday, earning herself 100 hours of community service before her sentencing hearing comes up in early June.  "I'll never be back here again. You can quote me," the 51-year-old told Newsday on her way out of court and into a silver Rolls-Royce.  It was all part of a deal that come June 3 will see Lohan's license revoked for a year and an ignition interlock device installed in her car. The judge also said he would sentence her to alcohol-education classes, and she'll be paying $3,100 in fines.  She'll have to play by the rules for a year, the judge said, as a condition of her discharge.  Lohan, mother to  is-she-still-sober  actress Lindsay Lohan, was arrested last September in Long Island, N.Y., going 77 mph in a 55-mph zone, according to police.
April 10, 2014 | By Chris Foster
UCLA receiver Kenneth Walker cut across the field, leaving cornerback Adarius Pickett in his wake Thursday. He snagged a pass and cruised into the end zone. This was good medicine. Walker was concerned at times last fall, worrying about his future. He spent the season on the sideline after back surgery in June. “For a while, I was depressed,” he said. “I thought I was going to get lost in the shuffle. We only had one receiver leave. Everyone else was back and played.
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