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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 16, 1998 | SYLVIA L. OLIANDE
The Los Angeles City Council may soon decide whether to make new technology available citywide that would allow emergency vehicles to control street lights in their path. Early next week, the council is expected to hear a motion introduced by Councilman Richard Alarcon that would instruct city, fire and police department officials to study the feasibility of installing the technology at key, congested intersections throughout the city.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 6, 2013 | By Hector Becerra
It was a case of Beverly Hills copper. Except instead of starring Eddie Murphy, police said the caper starred five teenagers accused of knocking out power to street lights in the wealthy city in a doomed effort to steal copper wire, which can be sold for scrap. An officer on patrol about 1:50 a.m. Friday in the residential area of Rexford Drive and Lomitas Avenue in north Beverly Hills noticed lights were out and began scouring for suspicious activity, said Sgt. Max Subin. The officer stopped a vehicle and found the occupants had a trove of tools investigators believe were used to steal copper, Subin said.
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NEWS
May 9, 1985 | MARTHA L. WILLMAN, Times Staff Writer
When the City of Glendale replaced old-fashioned cast-iron lampposts along Colorado Street with sleek 40-foot-high aluminium poles and bright sodium lights, it created "one of the least-attractive streets in Glendale," according to the Glendale Historical Society. In a report submitted to the City Council, the society charged that the installation of new light standards throughout the city is destroying the "character of neighborhoods and historical districts."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 30, 2013 | By Alicia Banks
The pedestrian struck and killed by an SUV on Monday in Palmdale was a 16-year-old student who said goodbye to her boyfriend moments before she was hit, according to authorities. Elvia Alvarez was struck by a Ford Flex as she crossed the roadway near 30 th Street East and Palmdale Boulevard about 10 p.m., said Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputy John Herald. Alvarez was walking home at the time, he added. Alvarez was not in a marked crosswalk at the time of the collision, but the intersection has street lights, Herald said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 4, 1996
Re "Debate Over Vintage Street Lights Heats Up," June 17. I'm writing regarding changing some of the old-fashioned light globes. I have lived for over 50 years on a street that has them. They do what they have to do, and that is light up the street for us. Besides, they add a little charm, which is more than a carwash and a used-car lot do. It would be unfortunate to change the lights. We are all happy with them, so why spend our tax money to change them? SALLY HAYWARD Sherman Oaks
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 20, 2013 | By Ruben Vives
Long Beach and City Light & Power have partnered with Southern California Edison in a LED street light pilot program to determine energy savings and receive input from residents. The project began a year ago, but it wasn't until last month that several of the high-pressure sodium lights in four different neighborhoods were replaced with Light Emitting Diode ones, according to Southern California Edison spokesman Ben Harvey. Southern California Edison provided about two dozen lights -- four different types for each neighborhood -- and paid for the installations, Harvey said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 7, 1993
A project to synchronize traffic lights on Valley View Street between the Garden Grove Freeway and Artesia Boulevard will begin in mid-July, according to city engineers. The $450,000 project will enable computers to monitor traffic along the busy corridor and minimize unnecessary stop-and-go driving, engineers say. The two-month project, which also involves the cities of Buena Park, Garden Grove and La Palma, will be paid for by Measure M funds and the Orange County Transportation Authority.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 25, 1998 | DEBRA CANO
Annual assessments to pay for street lights and landscaping maintenance were recently approved by the Placentia City Council. The assessment for the street light district is $28.29 a year for single-family homeowners; commercial and industrial property owners will pay $169.73 an acre. The assessment pays for the electric bill and maintenance of 740 street lights citywide. An estimated $88,932 will be recouped through assessments.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 13, 1996 | ENRIQUE LAVIN
A section of the Balboa Peninsula's Ocean Front sidewalk will soon see the brighter side--a city project will upgrade street lights on a seven-block stretch near Balboa Pier. The lighting systems from Sixth Street to Palm Street and the Balboa Pier parking lot will be replaced within two to three weeks, Public Works Director Don Webb said. Completion of the $290,000 project is expected by early April.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 11, 1989
County officials have refused to exempt a new housing tract near Mulholland Highway from a requirement to have street lights, a county spokeswoman said Tuesday. The county Department of Public Works reviewed the need for the street lights because the National Park Service and nearby homeowners said the lights would diminish the rural character of the area, which includes the Park Service's Peter Strauss Ranch.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 20, 2013 | By Ruben Vives
Long Beach and City Light & Power have partnered with Southern California Edison in a LED street light pilot program to determine energy savings and receive input from residents. The project began a year ago, but it wasn't until last month that several of the high-pressure sodium lights in four different neighborhoods were replaced with Light Emitting Diode ones, according to Southern California Edison spokesman Ben Harvey. Southern California Edison provided about two dozen lights -- four different types for each neighborhood -- and paid for the installations, Harvey said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 14, 2013 | By Bob Pool, Los Angeles Times
An upside-down American flag is considered a signal of distress. And that's the feeling Robert Rosebrock had when he looked up and noticed the red, white and blue street-lamp banners outside the Department of Veterans Affairs' West Los Angeles Medical Center were in disarray - tattered, tangled around the poles or flapping upside-down in the breeze. "It was disgraceful," said Rosebrock, a 71-year-old U.S. Army veteran who arranged for the flags' installation 11 months ago using $12,000 donated by Metabolic Studio, a charitable arm of the Annenberg Foundation.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 13, 2013 | By Matt Stevens, Los Angeles Times
A 3,000-foot green stripe that appeared on Santa Monica's Ocean Park Boulevard last week marks another step in the beach city's quest to become more bike- and pedestrian-friendly. The stripe between Neilson Way and Lincoln Boulevard marks out space for the city's many cyclists in a color that's hard to miss. But the city's first distinctively colored bike lane is only one aspect of Santa Monica's larger "Complete Green Street" project that has been in the works for years. In addition to the green stripe, the $4-million project adds nearly 50 pedestrian lighting poles and more than 75 freshly planted trees to the eight-block stretch of Ocean Park Boulevard, said Peter James, a senior city planner.
FOOD
December 15, 2011
"My dad was raised in a rural area of Texas called Garland [in Bowie County]. It was truly the country. Years ago in the 1970s, when we visited my grandfather's farm on summer vacations, there was a dirt road, no street lights and a water well. There was plenty of land with fresh vegetables and fruits. My dad would always tell me and my brothers about his memories of Christmas with my grandfather and his siblings, and how excited they would be when they received a bag of fruit, nuts and peppermint for Christmas.
NEWS
October 31, 2011 | By Christopher Reynolds, Los Angeles Times staff writer
Who invented rocky road ice cream? What's up in Little Ethiopia? What's left to dig up at the La Brea tar pit? And what happens if I spin in the middle of all those street lights in front of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art? Every time we do another installment in our yearlong Southern California Close-Ups series , I go out and corner more Angelenos with a video camera. Like children, parents and candidates for public office, they say the darndest things. This time, as I prowled FairfaxAvenue and Wilshire Boulevard, they supplied answers to all of the questions above, and many more.
NEWS
March 27, 2011
The 202 street lights that form Chris Burden's "Urban Light" sculpture were once scattered around Los Angeles . Burden collected these antique lamps and restored them, and now they stand in front of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art . Still in working condition, the lamps glow from dusk until 10 p.m. Times reader Mark Englert captured this view of Burden's sculpture. View past photos we've featured . To upload your own, visit our reader travel photo gallery . When you upload your photo, tell us where it was taken and when.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 12, 1989 | GABE FUENTES, Times Staff Writer
Street lights might be considered public improvements in most places, but not along Mulholland Highway in Agoura. Even though it is within minutes of the Los Angeles metropolis, it gets so dark along the roadway on some moonless nights that only stars and an occasional porch light along a distant mountain ridge twinkle. Gary Haynes, who lives in the area near Mulholland Highway, likes it that way.
BUSINESS
February 17, 2009 | Marla Dickerson
It's the green economy, stupid. It was hard not to think of this twist on his long-ago campaign slogan as former President Clinton toured the Los Angeles area on Monday, making the case that the quickest way out of the country's latest economic morass lies in the wonky topic of energy efficiency.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 16, 2009 | Maeve Reston
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, who served as national co-chairman of Hillary Rodham Clinton's presidential campaign, is scheduled to appear today at City Hall with former President Clinton to announce a five-year project with the Clinton Climate Initiative to make the city's streetlights more energy-efficient. The mayor's office said the plan to swap out all 140,000 of L.A.'s residential streetlights with more energy-efficient LED lights would be the largest program of its kind undertaken by a city.
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