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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 24, 1993 | FRANK MESSINA
The path was cleared for a new rail station in South County on Monday night when the Mission Viejo City Council agreed to let a train station be built in neighboring Laguna Niguel. Although Mission Viejo was the first to seek the station more than 18 months ago, city officials bowed to relative newcomer Laguna Niguel for political and economic reasons, said Mayor Robert D. Breton.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 2, 1993 | SHELBY GRAD
The City Council has all but ruled out building a train station at one of three proposed sites in Irvine. But the council did ask the city staff to study further a fourth proposed location in Tustin. The decision was a victory for residents of the College Park neighborhood who have long opposed any new train platform in the area, fearing it would increase traffic and noise. More than 100 residents from both Irvine and Tustin attended a special Thursday session of both city councils.
WORLD
March 28, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
Riot police firing tear gas and brandishing truncheons clashed with youths who shattered windows and looted shops at a major Paris train station, French officials said. Nine people were arrested. Officials said about 100 people were involved in the melee at the Gare du Nord. Officers, some with police dogs, charged at groups of marauding youths, some of them wearing hoods and swinging metal bars.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 23, 1991 | TOM McQUEENEY
To promote the use of the year-old Irvine Transportation Center, the city is offering free 8-by-10 family photographs to entice workers and residents to discover train transportation. Until Oct. 15, anyone wishing to visit the train station may call ahead to schedule an appointment for a portrait, according to John Harris, an Irvine transportation engineer. There are no strings attached, Harris said, except that applicants must make the appointment by Oct.
NEWS
March 15, 1997 | From Times Wire Reports
At least seven people were killed by a bomb blast in India's Punjab state, the first major attack in the region since a pro-Sikh party took power in February, police said. The blast near a train station in Jalandhar, a business hub in the northern state bordering Pakistan, also injured 10 and destroyed a vehicle belonging to the paramilitary Border Security Forces.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 30, 1993 | JEFF SCHNAUFER
For 100 years, a station in North Hollywood served as a freight stop, then a passenger stop on the old Red Car line, and finally as a building supply firm. Now a group of residents have taken on a formidable task: preserving the structure at 11275 Chandler Blvd. near Lankershim as a historic landmark. "We're going to try to get people signing a petition to save this place," said Sally Jamieson, 59, a retired North Hollywood bank teller. "It's a cute little place. It's not dilapidated.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 25, 1993 | WILLSON CUMMER
Due to resident and City Council criticism, some construction at the city's train station has been stopped and the design will be reviewed. The north platform at the old Santa Fe Depot, currently used by Amtrak, is in the middle of a renovation. At last week's council meeting, residents complained that what is being built does not resemble design plans originally submitted to the city.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 24, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A downtown train station was closed for more than 12 hours Saturday after a small amount of what appeared to be mercury was found on a passenger platform, authorities said The Pershing Square station, which serves the Metro Red Line, was closed about 7 a.m. after officials responded to reports of a suspicious substance. Trains did not stop at the station while a hazmat team cleaned the spill. Officials are investigating how the substance got into the station, said Sgt.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 1, 2000 | HOLLY J. WOLCOTT
So much for the romance of the rails. A 19-year-old man from Westlake Village who was awaiting the arrival of his sweetheart was recently robbed at the Moorpark Metrolink station by a knife-wielding man and his partner, police said. The incident is unusual because Moorpark has one of the county's lowest crime rates, few cases occur at the train stop, and most that do are property crimes, said Ventura County Sheriff's Sgt. Jim Bullington.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 18, 1994 | JILL LEOVY
An architect's proposed design for a Metrolink commuter railway station in Chatsworth, unveiled to the public this week, recalls an 1890s-era original, updated with the inclusion of a child-care center. Aleks Istanbullu, the Santa Monica-based architect who was hired to design the station, said his proposed plan owes its existence to an uncle with a passion for model trains.
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