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January 28, 1990 | RONALD B. TAYLOR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A helmeted motorcycle rider on a powerful red-and-black racing bike weaved skillfully between cars on the congested Harbor Freeway, alert for any sign that a driver might change lanes and wipe him out. "Motorcycle riding is dangerous," Jack Worrall agreed on a recent sunny day, before starting the 28-mile commute home from his university job. "It scares me constantly, but I'm willing to trade that (fear) for the feel of riding."
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September 4, 2001 | MAI TRAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A woman waiting for help in her disabled car in the middle of the westbound Riverside Freeway in Yorba Linda was killed Monday when the car was struck by a pickup truck and burst into flames, authorities said. The woman, whose identity was not released, died at the scene. She was talking to her parents on her cell phone when the crash took place shortly before 7:30 a.m. Her car was stuck in traffic lanes with a flat tire near Gypsum Canyon Road, a California Highway Patrol dispatcher said.
NEWS
November 17, 2002 | Peggy Andersen, Associated Press Writer
Over about eight weeks, three ships pulled into Northwest ports with a fin whale draped over the bulbous bow, a fuel-conserving device projecting into the ship's path just below the waterline. The first dead fin whale -- it is the world's second-largest creature -- arrived at Seattle on the bow of the container ship Tokyo Express on Aug. 9. The second came into Portland, Ore., on the auto-transport vessel Ruby Ray on Sept. 2.
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August 15, 1995 | NICHOLAS RICCARDI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A pine tree mysteriously toppled across Ventura Boulevard during rush hour Monday, slamming down on a passing car--apparently without seriously injuring the driver--and blocking the boulevard for hours. The evergreen gridlock continued Monday night as city street maintenance workers tried to clear the tree from the San Fernando Valley's busy main street.
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June 25, 1992 | LEE ROMNEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Illegal immigrants heading north from the border along the medians of Interstates 5 and 805 will now be rounded up on a regular basis and removed from the freeway by the California Highway Patrol, the CHP announced Wednesday. Starting next week, special enforcement details will be available around the clock to slow traffic in both directions and clear the freeways of pedestrians, CHP Capt. Mike Brown said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 26, 1994 | DOUGLAS ALGER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Merchants along Newhall's main east-west thoroughfare say they have been losing customers and revenue for months because parking was removed from the street to provide an additional lane of traffic in each direction. They successfully lobbied the Santa Clarita City Council earlier this week to reinstate parking along Lyons Avenue, which had been removed after the Northridge earthquake to accommodate detoured traffic.
AUTOS
May 19, 2004 | Jeanne Wright, Special to The Times
You're stuck on the 405 freeway. All lanes have come to a dead stop, when suddenly a motorcycle roars past at high speed, inches away, scaring the wits out of you. It's called lane-splitting, a harrowing maneuver by motorcyclists to break through freeway traffic jams and bypass slow-moving vehicles. Although motorcyclists love it, motorists often find it annoying and dangerous. California is the only state that allows motorcyclists to drive between vehicle lanes if it is done in a safe manner.
NEWS
September 12, 1991 | SHAWN DOHERTY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
For many drivers, there is a special kind of aggravation associated with the traffic congestion that chronically afflicts the stretch of Santa Monica Boulevard between Beverly Hills and the San Diego Freeway. What makes traffic jams there all the more frustrating for the 98,000 people who travel the route every day is a strip of weedy land that splits the corridor into what residents call big and little Santa Monica boulevards.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 21, 1990
A cab driver from Anaheim who had been on the job just three days was killed and three other people were injured after the taxi swerved into opposing traffic lanes and collided head-on with a pickup truck, police said Tuesday. Alireza Heshmati, 33, was pronounced dead at the scene after Monday's crash.
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