| Sep 29, 2012
| 3:08 PM
In the climactic scene of director Ivan Reitman's 1993 political satire “Dave,” President Mitchell (Kevin Kline) tells a joint session of Congress he lost his way, forgot his job was to make people's “lives a little better…care...
| Sep 29, 2012
| 2:14 PM
With the deadline for signing legislation into law upon Gov. Jerry Brown, local state lawmakers this week were able to claim early success in getting their own bills past his desk.
Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) had eight bills signed before the...
| Oct 1, 2012
| 11:15 AM
Gov. Jerry Brown on Sunday vetoed a bill to require the California Department of Transportation to begin selling the homes it owns in Pasadena, South Pasadena and Los Angeles.
Sen. Carol Liu (D-La Cañada Flintridge), introduced the bill in July, with the...
| May 16, 2012
| 4:43 PM
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority hosts an open-house meeting at 10 a.m. Saturday about the study of the so-called 710 Gap. Metro and Caltrans are engaged in a three-year environmental study of alternatives for connecting the...
| May 29, 2012
| 8:10 AM
The California Transportation Commission has allocated $224.1 million for a project on the Golden State (5) Freeway that will include building an interchange at Empire Avenue and elevating a dangerous train crossing where two people have died.
| Mar 25, 2013
| 3:02 PM
The eastbound and westbound off-ramps at Western Avenue along the southbound Golden State (5) Freeway will be closed for 60 days, tentatively beginning on March 24, according to Caltrans officials.
The closure is part of a project to construct a carpool...
| Oct 3, 2012
| 5:05 PM
Conditions in the 710 gap are slow and go, as Gov. Jerry Brown last week vetoed a bill that would have forced the California Department of Transportation to quickly sell some of the nearly 500 properties it owns in Los Angeles, South Pasadena and...
| Oct 9, 2012
| 3:37 PM
The two Democratic members of Congress whose districts would be most affected by a proposed extension of the Long Beach (710) Freeway have opposing views of the controversial study of a tunnel connecting the freeway to Pasadena.
Rep. Judy Chu (D-Monterey...
| Jan 31, 2012
| 8:08 AM
In a standoff with federal forest officials, Caltrans is proposing to abandon a popular, cliff-hanging highway in the San Gabriel Mountains because it is too expensive to maintain.
Caltrans' proposal to walk away from California Highway 39, enjoyed by an...
| Feb 2, 2012
| 11:22 AM
State transportation officials today announced plans to close portions of the northbound Golden State (5) Freeway through Burbank as they demolish part of a bridge at Providencia Avenue.
Work on the bridge is scheduled to start on Thursday, but the...
| Jun 27, 2012
| 3:47 PM
The old timber bridge is gone, and a new concrete span is taking shape on Jessen Drive, just above Palm Crest Elementary School.
The new bridge replaces a 1930s-era span at the foot of Earl Canyon that failed to meet Caltrans safety standards. City...
| Feb 20, 2012
| 12:17 PM
Pressure is mounting on the California Department of Transportation to sell the 460 properties it owns on the Long Beach (710) Freeway corridor, but officials say it could be years before any decision is made.
For decades, Caltrans has owned hundreds...