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August 19, 1987 | Associated Press
Morning rush-hour traffic was backed up for three miles Tuesday when roofing nails spilled on the road punctured tires on 12 vehicles.
June 14, 1989 | From Reuters
Almost all Indian truck drivers are unaware of basic traffic rules and cause most of the country's 40,000 annual road deaths, a government survey showed Tuesday.
October 7, 2006
A number of events and resulting street closures in Los Angeles are expected to tangle today's traffic. Some of the event sites. Sources: L.A. Department of Transportation, Times reporting
October 23, 1986
A $500,000 project to upgrade many of the city's traffic signals is scheduled to start next month. Signals at 14 of the city's 32 intersections will be upgraded to improve automobile and pedestrian traffic flow, said Patrick West, deputy city manager. Computerized signal controllers and traffic sensors will be installed at each intersection. The project also includes new pedestrian signals, which will be activated by push buttons.
June 3, 2004
Re "CHP May Get to Hire 270 Officers," June 1: I am glad to read that Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has agreed to fill some or all of the vacant California Highway Patrol positions, perhaps hiring as many as 270 officers. I have a better idea: Hire even more and put them out on our freeways writing citations to all drivers who flagrantly disregard our traffic laws by speeding, tailgating and weaving through traffic lanes. Not only would this make our highways safer and reduce gasoline consumption (as average speed is reduced)
October 24, 2013 | By Joseph Serna
A big rig crossed the median and hit oncoming cars on the 5 Freeway in Orange County on Thursday afternoon, backing up southbound traffic for miles. The big rig was traveling north when it crossed over the center divider at Camino de Estrella in Dana Point and smashed into five or six oncoming vehicles. As many as eight people have been taken to the hospital, said California Highway Patrol officer Denise Quesada. Southbound traffic was completely stopped for about 30 minutes before authorities opened up one lane at about 1:30 p.m. Traffic was backed up for miles to the El Toro Y. “It's huge.
November 21, 2013 | By Kate Linthicum and Joseph Serna
The rainstorm that snarled traffic for Thursday morning commuters is expected to stick around the Los Angeles area until Friday. The National Weather Service said a cold front moving across the region will bring high winds, more rain and even snow at higher elevations. The storm had already dumped as much as three-quarters of an inch of rain in parts of Los Angeles as of Thursday morning, according to Stuart Seto, a meteorologist for the weather service. Possible thunderstorms in the afternoon could bring more rain, he added.
February 14, 2010 | By Margot Roosevelt
Los Angeles residents living near freeways experience a hardening of the arteries that leads to heart disease and strokes at twice the rate of those who live farther away, a study has found. The paper is the first to link automobile and truck exhaust to the progression of atherosclerosis -- the thickening of artery walls -- in humans. The study was conducted by researchers from USC and UC Berkeley, along with colleagues in Spain and Switzerland, and published this week in the journal PloS ONE. Researchers used ultrasound to measure the carotid artery wall thickness of 1,483 people who lived within 100 meters, or 328 feet, of Los Angeles freeways.
April 8, 2014 | By Alicia Banks
It was a surreal scene for some, a traffic headache for others, as demonstrators set up 375 desks in neat rows Tuesday on the street in front of the headquarters of the Los Angeles Unified School District. The stunt's organizers said desks represented the roughly 375 students who dropped out of L.A. Unified schools each week during the 2011-2012 school year. According to the California Department of Education, 8,748 L.A. Unified students dropped out during that school year. It's a number organizers with the Communities for Los Angeles Student Success say they don't want district officials to gloss over.
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