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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 24, 2000 | BOB POOL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It never hurts to have a celebrity endorsement when you're trying to sell something new. That's certainly the case in the Hollywood Hills--where actor Jason Priestley's name has helped residents persuade city traffic planners to use stop signs to control speeders in the neighborhood. Their success signals a new policy that is expected to help crack down on speeders all across Los Angeles.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 24, 1999 | Andrew Glazer (949) 574-4204
The city's Traffic Commission decided at its Wednesday meeting to recommend that the city put a stop sign at Augusta Drive and Rivera Place. The commission examined the safety of the intersection after residents said people driving on that portion of Augusta Drive, which is on a hill, couldn't see traffic approaching from other directions, according to a staff report.
NEWS
April 28, 1999 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Of all the advocates of East German cultural preservation to halt the steamrollering West Germans since the fall of the Berlin Wall a decade ago, the little Ossie Crosswalk Man seems the unlikeliest of victors.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 13, 1999 | SCOTT MARTELLE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The city of Irvine has a bunch of smart-aleck engineers. And you can measure their jokes by the meter. Deciding that a bad poem would get more attention than a "Construction Ahead" sign, the Irvine Public Works Department has been marking its work zones with takeoffs on the old Burma Shave roadside ads. "If time is important/ in your commute/ don't come this way/ use an alternate route," reads the first in what has become a series. And yes, the poems were written by committee.
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