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OPINION
January 20, 2002
Re "California to Number Exits on Freeways," Jan. 16: A great idea, long overdue! But why not add another improvement? As approaching exits are shown, mark them not only with their numbers but also with an indicator as to whether the exits will occur on the left or right side of the freeway. I have seen many motorists cross lanes dangerously, or cause unnecessary traffic delays, because they suddenly realized they were in the wrong lane for exiting. I have seen such indicators only rarely.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 4, 2001
A Thousand Oaks gang member was arrested early Monday on suspicion of vandalizing a street sign after deputies received a tip from a passing motorist, authorities said. Brandon Robinson, 21, is being held in lieu of $10,000 bail for allegedly spray-painting gang signs about 2 a.m. at Olsen Road and Spring Meadow Avenue. A motorist gave authorities a description of Robinson and his vehicle, and he was arrested after a brief chase, authorities said. A second suspect escaped.
NEWS
November 1, 2001 | Karen Kaplan
It's hard to imagine a product seemingly less in need of a technology overhaul than the humble street sign. But a Los Angeles start-up called Uniglobe Technology is hoping to revolutionize the way roads are labeled with its self-illuminating signs. About 15 of the company's wedge-shaped signs are hanging above intersections in nine California cities, including Burbank, El Monte, Livermore and El Centro.
BUSINESS
September 26, 2001 | From Associated Press
Stock prices fluctuated but nonetheless showed signs of stability Tuesday as some investors looked for bargains after last week's precipitous drop. The major indexes closed modestly higher after withstanding several waves of profit taking from Monday's big rally. Analysts were generally pleased with Wall Street's performance and noted that just holding steady is good news, given stocks' recent volatility.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 25, 2001
Re "Some Street Signs Get a Little Squiggle of Linguistic Respect," Aug. 21: I think Santiago Pozo misses the historical point of the Anglicized Spanish street names in that they perfectly reflect the mixed history of Los Angeles. They show the adoption of the Spanish language and its aura by an English-speaking population that really hadn't the grasp of the language to include the tilde--well-intentioned people, not fully informed, who went ahead with full self-confidence and little self-awareness and did what they wanted.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 22, 2001 | PATT MORRISON
Mrs. Brannick would have been so very happy today. The actual degree of her pleasure would have been rather hard to discern, Mrs. Brannick managing to live in a constant state of beatific happiness that defied the hard fact that she was a teacher of seventh-grade Spanish, and as such a martyr to language and learning. From pale red braids wrapped around head to sandals almost as wide as they were long (which fairly described the configuration of Mrs.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 6, 2001 | ERIC MALNIC, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Up to 70 new billboards could be erected along freeways in Los Angeles in exchange for the removal of up to several thousand signs on city streets under a measure given initial approval by the City Council on Tuesday. The plan proposed by Councilman Mark Ridley-Thomas also calls for a permanent ban on all new billboards other than those approved for nonlandscaped industrial areas overlooking freeways under the exchange program.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 6, 2001 | ERIC MALNIC, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Up to 70 new billboards could be erected along freeways in Los Angeles in exchange for the removal of up to several thousand signs on city streets under a measure given initial approval by the City Council on Tuesday. The plan proposed by Councilman Mark Ridley-Thomas also calls for a permanent ban on all new billboards other than those approved for nonlandscaped industrial areas overlooking freeways under the exchange program.
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