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Highway and Road Transportation

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  • Ron Kaye: The MTA is child's play

    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...
  • Legislators praise their bills

    Legislators praise their bills
    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...
  • Liu vows to push sale of Caltrans homes

    Liu vows to push sale of Caltrans homes
    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...
  • Congressional reps see 710-extension study differently

    Congressional reps see 710-extension study differently
    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...
  • Portantino to La Caņada: Thank you!

    Portantino to La Cañada: Thank you!
    Assemblyman Anthony Portantino (D-La Caņada Flintridge) on Wednesday thanked the community for its support as his time in Sacramento comes to an end, and he reflected on his key accomplishments. Two months remain before term limits force Portantino to...
  • Angeles National Forest: Roads will close Thursday night

    Roads leading to the Angeles National Forest will close tonight in anticipation of snow. The Angeles Forest Highway from Aliso Canyon Road to the Angeles Crest Highway and the Upper Big Tujunga Canyon Road from Angeles Forest Highway to the Angeles...
  • Angeles National Forest roads to close amid snow, ice

    Angeles National Forest roads to close amid snow, ice
    With a storm on the way, Los Angeles County officials warned of likely closures on roads leading into the Angeles National Forest shortly after midnight Monday. The L.A. County Public Works Department said that based on the forecast of snow and icy road...
  • Despite $25K reward, still no leads in Griffith Park cyclist hit-and-run

    Despite $25K reward, still no leads in Griffith Park cyclist hit-and-run
    California Highway Patrol officials say they are nowhere closer to finding a motorist who ran down and badly-injured a cyclist near Griffith Park as they were when it happened nearly two months ago. On Feb. 17, Damian Kevitt, 36, was hit by a minivan...
  • Crews battle small brush fire near I-5, 134 freeway junction

    Crews battle small brush fire near I-5, 134 freeway junction
    Firefighters extinguished a one-acre grass fire near the Golden State (5) Freeway at the Ventura (134) Freeway interchange on Tuesday that briefly stopped traffic. Crews from four fire companies, including Glendale and Los Angeles, attacked the blaze,...
  • Cyclist who lost leg in hit-and-run near Griffith Park speaks out

    Cyclist who lost leg in hit-and-run near Griffith Park speaks out
    Police are still searching for a hit-and-run driver who struck a cyclist last month near Griffith Park, causing him to lose his leg. Damian Kevitt, 36, talked about the accident that changed his life forever in an interview with KTLA-TV. He was...
  • La Caņada State of the City address lauds commercial development, sound walls

    La Cañada State of the City address lauds commercial development, sound walls
    Residents of La Caņada Flintridge saw many new developments pop up in the city over the past year, including a Sprouts market and The Habit Burger Grill, outgoing mayor Steve Del Guercio noted during the annual State of the City address to La Caņada...
  • Grapevine on Interstate 5 closed due to snow, ice [Updated]

    A stretch of Interstate 5 through the Grapevine remained closed Friday morning because of snow and ice on the roadway, the California Highway Patrol said. Traffic logs indicated both directions of the freeway were closed about 2 a.m. As of 5:15 a.m.,...