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September 30, 1995 | KAREN D'SOUZA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Orange County's most extensive bus route change in three decades begins Sunday, including the elimination of four routes and the addition of smaller buses called runabouts on eight new community routes. "We've been working really hard to get the word out but people still have a lot of questions," said Dee Traverzo, a spokeswoman for the Orange County Transportation Authority. "This is by far the biggest route change we've had in 35 years."
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January 22, 2014 | Laura J. Nelson
The crunch of a bulldozer biting into a Crenshaw Boulevard school signaled the start of heavy construction Tuesday on the latest addition to Los Angeles' steadily expanding rail network, a light-rail line that will connect the Mid-City area to the South Bay by the end of the decade. The 8.5-mile Crenshaw/LAX Line will be the first new rail service in a generation to traverse transit-dependent South Los Angeles, increasing connections to a train system that now reaches to Long Beach, the Westside, the San Fernando Valley and the San Gabriel Valley.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 21, 1996 | EMI ENDO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan and Olympic gold medalist Janet Evans on Wednesday unveiled the route for the Olympic torch relay, which will start at the Los Angeles Coliseum, site of the 1932 and 1984 Olympics. The torch will arrive in Los Angeles from Greece on April 27 and be lighted at the Coliseum, "where it last touched American soil," said David Emanuel of the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 17, 2009 | By Ari B. Bloomekatz
A long-awaited geological study for a proposal to complete the 710 Freeway as a tunnel under either the San Gabriel Valley or northeast Los Angeles found that such a project would be scientifically feasible. The findings mark a small step in what even supporters say is a long road for the tunnel idea, which was proposed by transportation officials and some politicians after residents fought for decades against completing the 710 as an above-ground freeway. The tunnel has also generated opposition, and building it would be significantly more expensive than a regular freeway.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 30, 1991 | TINA ANIMA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's the age of the customized commuter. At least, that's the vision of Rapid Transit District officials. In the latest move to encourage more drivers to leave their cars at home, the RTD announced Tuesday a computerized planning service that gives commuters a tailor-made schedule for taking the bus from home to work and back. "It's a whole new way of reaching out and touching someone," RTD spokesman James Smart said at a news conference Tuesday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 15, 1998 | DEBORAH SCHOCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The county's toll road agency will spend $16.5 million to start designing a highway route that some conservationists predict will wreak more environmental damage than any other Orange County toll road to date.
BUSINESS
January 25, 1991 | VICTOR F. ZONANA and DEAN TAKAHASHI, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
In Costa Mesa, Emulex Corp. says its business has been disrupted by heightened security at local airports. The company has found it harder to find a shipper for its computer components and has had up to a week's delay in deliveries. In Hong Kong, shippers howl at 70-cent-a-pound surcharges imposed by air cargo carriers to Europe who can no longer overfly the Mideast. Elsewhere, companies complain as prices to ship goods by sea or air climb and military shipping requirements strain capacity.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 4, 2001 | RICHARD WINTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
What Pasadena voters decide Tuesday could drive the pedal to the metal on the proposed Long Beach Freeway extension or send it skidding into a political SigAlert. They will cast ballots on two competing ballot measures that will determine whether Pasadena opposes the $1.4-billion project that would slice through its leafy west side as well as South Pasadena and El Sereno.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 22, 2007 | Jean Guccione, Times Staff Writer
In an effort to end a decades-old standoff over freeway expansion, Los Angeles County transportation officials are set to take a small but significant step today toward tunneling under South Pasadena to connect the 710 and 210 freeways. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority board is expected to give the go-ahead for preliminary engineering and technical studies for building an underground freeway. A vocal group of South Pasadena residents opposes any effort to close a 6.
BUSINESS
July 22, 1992 | JESUS SANCHEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the largest airline alliance in history, British Airways on Tuesday said it will invest $750 million in USAir, giving the British carrier a long-sought foothold in the U.S. market while providing its struggling partner with a badly needed financial boost. The deal, which requires the approval of the U.S. and British governments and company stockholders, would create the most formidable entry so far in a worldwide race among airlines seeking growth and profits through international expansion.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 21, 2009 | Ari B. Bloomekatz
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's efforts to fast-track the long-stalled Westside subway faced a challenge Tuesday when a bipartisan group of congressional representatives said the current plan is unlikely to bring immediate federal funding to L.A. County. Villaraigosa has been pushing to have the subway completed in 10 years -- more than 15 years earlier than under current estimates. At his urging, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority board agreed to submit the subway expansion, as well as a plan to build a light-rail through downtown, as the county's two projects to compete for a share of a national pool of federal funding.
BUSINESS
August 15, 2009 | Hugo Martin
Arriba , arriba! The economy remains sluggish, but some airlines are expanding services and celebrating at more than 30,000 feet. Virgin America, the 2-year-old airline based in San Francisco, said Tuesday that it would add nonstop flights from California to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in Florida. The airline will begin Nov. 18 with two daily nonstops each from Los Angeles International Airport and San Francisco International Airport. Not to be outdone, JetBlue Airways announced the same day that it would also add daily nonstop service from San Francisco to Fort Lauderdale, beginning Nov. 17. JetBlue has run a daily nonstop between Long Beach Airport and Fort Lauderdale since 2003.
BUSINESS
April 30, 2009 | Peter Pae
Virgin America, the upstart carrier founded by British billionaire Richard Branson, began flying between Orange County's John Wayne Airport and San Francisco International Airport on Wednesday for as little as $49 one way. The launch of the low-fare service began with a glitzy party on the airport tarmac where celebrities, such as rapper MC Hammer and the cast of reality show "The Real Housewives of Orange County," welcomed passengers on the first flight from San Francisco.
WORLD
December 15, 2008 | times wire reports
A jetliner departed Taiwan for China to open a new era of direct air and shipping services with the mainland. The flight from Taipei to Shanghai came after an improvement in relations since President Ma Ying-jeou took office in Taiwan in May and moved to reverse pro-independence policies.
BUSINESS
November 22, 2008 | Associated Press
Nine days after announcing new overseas routes for 2009, Delta Air Lines Inc., the world's biggest carrier, said in a regulatory filing Friday that it planned to reduce future domestic and international capacity because demand for seats had slowed amid the global financial crisis. The Atlanta-based airline said it would give more details about its outlook in early December. Spokeswoman Betsy Talton said Delta still planned to add the 15 new international routes it announced Nov.
BUSINESS
November 11, 2008 | Times Wire Services
McDonald's Corp., the world's largest restaurant company, posted October sales that beat some analysts' estimates after U.S. consumers, pinched by rising food bills and unemployment, bought double cheeseburgers and other $1 items. Global sales at restaurants open at least 13 months climbed 8.2%, paced by Europe's gain of 9.8% compared with a year earlier. U.S. same-store sales increased 5.3%, the Oak Brook, Ill., company said. The Oct.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 6, 1990 | RONALD L. SOBLE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An investigation into last year's record cocaine seizure at a Sylmar warehouse shows that Colombian drug cartels have shipped vast quantities of cocaine along America's interstate highway system despite law enforcement efforts to choke it off, according to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 31, 1994
On Monday, the 52 floats participating in the 106th Rose Parade will proudly display the results of months of planning and hard work as they make their way down Colorado Boulevard. Heading the Pack From conception to construction: the life of the float that will lead this year's parade. Fall, 1993 * Float entries committee begins selecting float sponsors. January * Idea is conceived for float designs. Artist, conferring with engineer, begins design sketches.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 2, 2008 | Steve Hymon, Times Staff Writer
More toll lanes, one-way streets, pricier parking and bus-only lanes are the best short-term fixes to keep traffic moving in the Southland, according to a study released today by the Rand Corp. There are few ideas in the study that haven't been floated before by a variety of interest groups -- "floated" being the key word. But Rand researchers say that with little room to build or expand roads in Southern California, the only real option is a coordinated effort to better manage traffic.
BUSINESS
August 27, 2008 | From Times Wire Services
Southwest Airlines says it plans next year to drop six flights from San Diego's Lindbergh Field. The airline says the cuts are part of nationwide cutbacks prompted by a declining economy, high oil prices and the difficulties of winter travel. Southwest spokesman Chris Mainz says the airline is cutting two flights from San Diego to Oakland and one flight each to Albuquerque, Washington, Chicago and Sacramento. Nationwide, Mainz says, Southwest plans to reduce its daily schedule early next year by 190 flights.
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