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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 6, 2003 | Caitlin Liu, Times Staff Writer
Dozens of residents of Hollywood and the Cahuenga Pass told transportation planners Monday night that they oppose plans to expand the Ventura Freeway, even if the proposal doesn't threaten to destroy homes in their neighborhoods. Several residents, speaking at a meeting organized by the state Department of Transportation, said they viewed the $3.4-billion proposal as an unfair subsidy for people who live in the west San Fernando Valley and Ventura County and commute to downtown Los Angeles.
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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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May 7, 2003 | Caitlin Liu, Times Staff Writer
Nearly 800 residences, including houses and apartment buildings, could be demolished to make way for the proposed widening of the Ventura Freeway from Studio City to Thousand Oaks, according to the California Department of Transportation. The proposal could also affect more than 250 commercial buildings, along with 27 schools and churches, 14 medical and government facilities, eight cultural sites and eight parks and recreation areas.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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 18, 2007 | Gregory W. Griggs, Times Staff Writer
To help ease congestion, Caltrans has committed more than $150 million to add carpool lanes along a busy stretch of the 101 Freeway in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties. Six miles of carpool lanes will be added in each direction from Mobil Pier Road in Ventura County to Casitas Pass Road in Santa Barbara County, said Caltrans spokeswoman Jeanne Bonfilio.
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July 18, 2007 | Gregory W. Griggs, Times Staff Writer
To help ease congestion, Caltrans has committed more than $150 million to add carpool lanes along a busy stretch of the 101 Freeway in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties. Six miles of carpool lanes will be added in each direction from Mobil Pier Road in Ventura County to Casitas Pass Road in Santa Barbara County, said Caltrans spokeswoman Jeanne Bonfilio.
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August 13, 2003 | Gregory W. Griggs, Times Staff Writer
A retired dentist in Thousand Oaks has persuaded the California Legislature to rename a 44-mile stretch of U.S. 101 to honor the Army unit that shares a common number. After fund-raising is completed, signs will be erected to designate the Ventura County segment of U.S. 101 as "Screaming Eagles Highway," a tribute to the Army's 101st Airborne Division, which distinguished itself during World War II and the Persian Gulf War and is deployed in Iraq.
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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.
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May 22, 2003 | Sharon Bernstein and Deborah Schoch, Times Staff Writers
A year after it opened, the $2.5-billion Alameda Corridor rail line is operating at less than half its capacity and has failed to lure enough business to put a dent in the crushing numbers of tractor-trailers clogging the Long Beach Freeway and other routes leading from the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 7, 2003 | Caitlin Liu, Times Staff Writer
Nearly 800 residences, including houses and apartment buildings, could be demolished to make way for the proposed widening of the Ventura Freeway from Studio City to Thousand Oaks, according to the California Department of Transportation. The proposal could also affect more than 250 commercial buildings, along with 27 schools and churches, 14 medical and government facilities, eight cultural sites and eight parks and recreation areas.
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May 6, 2003 | Caitlin Liu, Times Staff Writer
Dozens of residents of Hollywood and the Cahuenga Pass told transportation planners Monday night that they oppose plans to expand the Ventura Freeway, even if the proposal doesn't threaten to destroy homes in their neighborhoods. Several residents, speaking at a meeting organized by the state Department of Transportation, said they viewed the $3.4-billion proposal as an unfair subsidy for people who live in the west San Fernando Valley and Ventura County and commute to downtown Los Angeles.
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