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April 19, 1988 | MILES CORWIN, Times Staff Writer
The project appeared simple enough. There were four traffic lights on U.S. 101 in Santa Barbara. The state wanted them removed. The city wanted them removed. So the state conducted a preliminary study. The year was 1954. But the city rejected the state's design for an elevated freeway through Santa Barbara. Then the state rejected the city's design for a depressed freeway.
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October 22, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Widening of Highway 101 through often-clogged Santa Barbara and the institution of rush-hour commuter trains between Ventura County and Goleta have been approved by a regional agency. Thursday's unanimous approval by the 13-member Santa Barbara County Assn. of Governments board represented a compromise between advocates of cars and supporters of mass transit.
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November 14, 1999 | STEVE EMMONS
The sleepy, bucolic scene, above left, is San Juan Capistrano in 1932. A narrow country road bends southward toward town, where the mission is barely visible in the distance among the fields, trees and uncluttered hills. The photographer was standing in the road, but he or she needn't worry. In the midst of the Depression, a car going by was an event here in Orange County's boondocks. Hard to imagine that this country road was, in fact, U.S.
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June 26, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
Officials are warning that roads near Infineon Raceway will be jammed over the weekend. About 100,000 auto racing enthusiasts are expected to pack the southern Sonoma County venue Sunday afternoon for the main race of NASCAR's Dodge/Save Mart 350. The California Highway Patrol recommends that drivers use alternate routes to avoid the traffic jam. U.S. 101 "is going to see the biggest impact from the race," said Sgt. Wayne Ziese. "The word to the wise is to avoid the area."
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October 22, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Widening of Highway 101 through often-clogged Santa Barbara and the institution of rush-hour commuter trains between Ventura County and Goleta have been approved by a regional agency. Thursday's unanimous approval by the 13-member Santa Barbara County Assn. of Governments board represented a compromise between advocates of cars and supporters of mass transit.
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June 26, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
Officials are warning that roads near Infineon Raceway will be jammed over the weekend. About 100,000 auto racing enthusiasts are expected to pack the southern Sonoma County venue Sunday afternoon for the main race of NASCAR's Dodge/Save Mart 350. The California Highway Patrol recommends that drivers use alternate routes to avoid the traffic jam. U.S. 101 "is going to see the biggest impact from the race," said Sgt. Wayne Ziese. "The word to the wise is to avoid the area."
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April 6, 2001 | MARGARET TALEV, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A freak hail storm Thursday dumped an inch of miniature ice balls along the 101 Freeway at the border separating Ventura and Santa Barbara counties, setting off a string of car accidents during the morning commute that left one woman injured. Twenty cars were damaged as startled motorists hit the brakes and hydroplaned, California Highway Patrol Sgt. Doug Howell said. The hail was isolated to a quarter-mile patch of the freeway.
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March 19, 2004 | William Overend, Times Staff Writer
A man accused of shooting at vehicles on U.S. Highway 101 and forcing closure of the main roadway through Santa Barbara County for six hours was arrested early Thursday on suspicion of attempted murder. California Highway Patrol officials said Keith Tomlinson, 36, a maintenance worker in the El Capitan Ranch area north of Goleta, was arrested near his home by the Santa Barbara County sheriff's SWAT team about 1 a.m.
NEWS
February 14, 1986 | From Times Wire Services
One of the wettest and wildest storms of the season rolled ashore today in Northern California with torrential rains, causing flooding and mud slides as it aimed for the Los Angeles area. "It could be one of the most significant storms we will have seen in Southern California this winter," meteorologist Peter Wilensky said in Los Angeles. "It's rather vigorous . . . not all that normal for our area." The storm was expected to hit the Southland late this afternoon.
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May 12, 1994 | WENDY MILLER, Wendy Miller is editor of Ventura County Life
People often wonder where editors and reporters get ideas for stories. Sometimes it's as easy as looking out the window. It was the view through my windshield that inspired this week's Centerpiece story on The Great Divide, the concrete barrier that runs along a two-mile stretch of the Ventura Freeway. The wall separates the highway from a strip of beach called the Rincon (Spanish for corner). This part of road is where U. S.
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March 19, 2004 | William Overend, Times Staff Writer
A man accused of shooting at vehicles on U.S. Highway 101 and forcing closure of the main roadway through Santa Barbara County for six hours was arrested early Thursday on suspicion of attempted murder. California Highway Patrol officials said Keith Tomlinson, 36, a maintenance worker in the El Capitan Ranch area north of Goleta, was arrested near his home by the Santa Barbara County sheriff's SWAT team about 1 a.m.
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April 6, 2001 | MARGARET TALEV, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A freak hail storm Thursday dumped an inch of miniature ice balls along the 101 Freeway at the border separating Ventura and Santa Barbara counties, setting off a string of car accidents during the morning commute that left one woman injured. Twenty cars were damaged as startled motorists hit the brakes and hydroplaned, California Highway Patrol Sgt. Doug Howell said. The hail was isolated to a quarter-mile patch of the freeway.
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November 14, 1999 | STEVE EMMONS
The sleepy, bucolic scene, above left, is San Juan Capistrano in 1932. A narrow country road bends southward toward town, where the mission is barely visible in the distance among the fields, trees and uncluttered hills. The photographer was standing in the road, but he or she needn't worry. In the midst of the Depression, a car going by was an event here in Orange County's boondocks. Hard to imagine that this country road was, in fact, U.S.
NEWS
April 19, 1988 | MILES CORWIN, Times Staff Writer
The project appeared simple enough. There were four traffic lights on U.S. 101 in Santa Barbara. The state wanted them removed. The city wanted them removed. So the state conducted a preliminary study. The year was 1954. But the city rejected the state's design for an elevated freeway through Santa Barbara. Then the state rejected the city's design for a depressed freeway.
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December 21, 1986 | MICHELE GRIMM and TOM GRIMM, The Grimms of Laguna Beach are authors of "Away for the Weekend," a travel guide to Southern California.
For travelers drawn to California's famed missions during the Christmas holidays, don't overlook Mission San Miguel Arcangel. That impressive reminder of Spanish times is just off the U.S. 101 freeway between Los Angeles and San Francisco. Founded in 1797 as the 16th in the chain of 21 missions that extend from San Diego to Sonoma, San Miguel has the most striking church interior of them all. Its walls are decorated with colorful frescoes that have survived for 162 years.
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December 24, 2004 | Bob Pool, Times Staff Writer
This will ring a familiar bell for motorists -- at least those with really long memories. Nearly 100 years after they first appeared, the El Camino Real bells are back. An ambitious campaign to restore the highway markers along the 700 miles of California's "Royal Road" reached Los Angeles this month.
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