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November 19, 1991 | PAUL FELDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For four decades, the traffic lights along U.S. 101 in Santa Barbara have been California's ultimate stop signals. When the lights were red, they were the only thing between motorists and 435 miles of free-and-open ride up and down the venerable highway between Los Angeles and San Francisco. But when they were green, they seemed to stay green forever, and they divided Santa Barbara in two. Santa Barbara has learned to live with it.
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February 8, 2009 | Ruben Vives and Robert J. Lopez
A Fire Department ambulance was involved in an accident on a surface street near the rain-soaked 101 Freeway early Saturday while taking a crash victim to a hospital. The accident involved another vehicle and occurred at 1:26 a.m. on a surface street near the Alameda Street ramp downtown, said Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Cecil Manresa. No information on the cause of the accident was available.
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May 22, 2003 | Caitlin Liu, Times Staff Writer
Having shelved plans to widen the 101 Freeway, Caltrans is left with a menu of smaller projects that, taken altogether, will produce only a fraction of the improvement in congestion that planners had hoped to achieve, officials said Wednesday. The collection of smaller projects, which were also part of the original $3.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 30, 2007 | Ari B. Bloomekatz and Scott Glover, Times Staff Writers
A wave of grief washed over the Los Angeles Police Department on Sunday as news spread that two off-duty officers were killed just hours apart in separate traffic accidents on the 101 Freeway. Detective Mike Selleh, 52, a Mission Division narcotics investigator, was riding his motorcycle to his second job as a movie set security guard when he was struck by a car during a dramatic, chain-reaction accident near the southbound Highland Avenue exit. The 3:20 a.m.
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July 31, 2002 | CAITLIN LIU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Transportation officials on Tuesday announced their top options to alleviate congestion on the 101 Freeway: widening the roadway, double-decking to create carpool lanes and erecting an elevated rail line. Narrowed down from an earlier list of 12, one of the proposals--or some combination of the three--will become the final strategy. That decision could be made as early as December. "We have a good set of options going forward," said Laurie Newman, senior deputy for state Sen.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 12, 2002 | CAITLIN LIU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
To gather more public comment on ways to improve the 101 Freeway, transportation officials will hold the first in a series of workshops today. Transportation officials and engineers plan to present preliminary drawings and speak individually with those attending the workshops, which are part of an ongoing study of the 40-mile freeway corridor from downtown Los Angeles to Thousand Oaks. The $4.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 30, 2007 | Ari B. Bloomekatz and Scott Glover, Times Staff Writers
A wave of grief washed over the Los Angeles Police Department on Sunday as news spread that two off-duty officers were killed just hours apart in separate traffic accidents on the 101 Freeway. Detective Mike Selleh, 52, a Mission Division narcotics investigator, was riding his motorcycle to his second job as a movie set security guard when he was struck by a car during a dramatic, chain-reaction accident near the southbound Highland Avenue exit. The 3:20 a.m.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 15, 2003 | Caitlin Liu and Deborah Schoch, Times Staff Writers
A legislative leader, bowing to public anger over the possibility of destroying hundreds of houses and businesses to widen the 101 Freeway, announced Wednesday that she now opposes the proposal, while a key transportation panel voted to oppose similar plans for the Long Beach Freeway.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 8, 2009 | Ruben Vives and Robert J. Lopez
A Fire Department ambulance was involved in an accident on a surface street near the rain-soaked 101 Freeway early Saturday while taking a crash victim to a hospital. The accident involved another vehicle and occurred at 1:26 a.m. on a surface street near the Alameda Street ramp downtown, said Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Cecil Manresa. No information on the cause of the accident was available.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 21, 2003 | Caitlin Liu, Times Staff Writer
Caltrans has suspended a controversial proposal to widen the Ventura Freeway from Studio City to Thousand Oaks that could have required the demolition of nearly 1,000 businesses, churches and homes, its top official said Tuesday. The decision was attributed to outspoken opposition on the part of elected officials and property owners along the corridor. "The public process has worked here," said California Department of Transportation Director Jeff Morales.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 22, 2003 | Caitlin Liu, Times Staff Writer
Having shelved plans to widen the 101 Freeway, Caltrans is left with a menu of smaller projects that, taken altogether, will produce only a fraction of the improvement in congestion that planners had hoped to achieve, officials said Wednesday. The collection of smaller projects, which were also part of the original $3.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 21, 2003 | Caitlin Liu, Times Staff Writer
Caltrans has suspended a controversial proposal to widen the Ventura Freeway from Studio City to Thousand Oaks that could have required the demolition of nearly 1,000 businesses, churches and homes, its top official said Tuesday. The decision was attributed to outspoken opposition on the part of elected officials and property owners along the corridor. "The public process has worked here," said California Department of Transportation Director Jeff Morales.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 15, 2003 | Caitlin Liu and Deborah Schoch, Times Staff Writers
A legislative leader, bowing to public anger over the possibility of destroying hundreds of houses and businesses to widen the 101 Freeway, announced Wednesday that she now opposes the proposal, while a key transportation panel voted to oppose similar plans for the Long Beach Freeway.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 12, 2002 | CAITLIN LIU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
To gather more public comment on ways to improve the 101 Freeway, transportation officials will hold the first in a series of workshops today. Transportation officials and engineers plan to present preliminary drawings and speak individually with those attending the workshops, which are part of an ongoing study of the 40-mile freeway corridor from downtown Los Angeles to Thousand Oaks. The $4.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 31, 2002 | CAITLIN LIU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Transportation officials on Tuesday announced their top options to alleviate congestion on the 101 Freeway: widening the roadway, double-decking to create carpool lanes and erecting an elevated rail line. Narrowed down from an earlier list of 12, one of the proposals--or some combination of the three--will become the final strategy. That decision could be made as early as December. "We have a good set of options going forward," said Laurie Newman, senior deputy for state Sen.
NEWS
November 19, 1991 | PAUL FELDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For four decades, the traffic lights along U.S. 101 in Santa Barbara have been California's ultimate stop signals. When the lights were red, they were the only thing between motorists and 435 miles of free-and-open ride up and down the venerable highway between Los Angeles and San Francisco. But when they were green, they seemed to stay green forever, and they divided Santa Barbara in two. Santa Barbara has learned to live with it.
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December 25, 2003 | From a Times Staff Writer
The commute from north Oxnard will get a little tougher starting Friday. The California Department of Transportation has permanently closed the Ventura Road onramp to the northbound Ventura Freeway in the latest phase of a $100-million project. Traffic will be redirected from Town Center Drive to a temporary detour around the Ventura County maintenance yard, connecting to El Rio Drive and then to Myrtle Street and Vineyard Avenue. Vineyard Avenue provides access to both north- and southbound U.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 5, 1993 | JENIFER WARREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Cursed by a flourishing drug trade and violent gang wars, the small Bay Area city of East Palo Alto recorded the highest murder rate in the nation during 1992. Outpacing such perennial homicide leaders as Oakland and Washington, D.C., the city of 24,000 near Stanford University had 42 murders last year--about twice the number logged in 1991. "It's not a shock, but it's very disappointing," homicide Detective Tom Alipio said Monday. "We'd certainly rather be known for something other than murder."
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