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  • Massive gas-tanker fire closes 134 Freeway, Glendale man arrested

    Massive gas-tanker fire closes 134 Freeway, Glendale man arrested
    A section of the Ventura (134) Freeway has reopened following a fiery crash that consumed a gas tanker and another car late Saturday,the California Highway Patrol is reporting. The fire erupted shortly after 11 p.m. when the rear trailer to the tanker...
  • Glendale motorist out on bail following freeway fire

    Glendale motorist out on bail following freeway fire
    A 25-year-old Glendale motorist is free on bail following a fiery crash Saturday night that shut down the Ventura (134) Freeway for hours, police said. Prosecutors have yet to file charges against the motorist, Hakop Maghakyan, who was taken into custody...
  • South Pasadena lobbies to kill surface 710 Fwy. extension

    South Pasadena lobbies to kill surface 710 Fwy. extension
    City Council members in South Pasadena made it clear this week that they want their voices heard in a new study of the proposed Long Beach (710) freeway extension as they push regional transportation officials to kill a possible surface route. At a...
  • Stalled I-5 project gets ready to roll

    Stalled I-5 project gets ready to roll
    After utility issues caused a speed bump in plans to construct a new carpool lane along a 2.7-mile stretch of the Golden State (5) Freeway in Glendale and Burbank last year, state transportation officials say work should kick off again this month. To...
  • Westbound 60 freeway now open, official says

    The westbound lanes of the 60 Freeway through Montebello have reopened after being shut down for three days, a transit official said. The lanes to the freeway opened shortly before 11:15 a.m., said Patrick Chandler, a Cal Trans spokesman. Meanwhile,...
  • Woman drives Mercedes down Verdugo Wash channel

    Woman drives Mercedes down Verdugo Wash channel
    Glendale police and public works crews decided to bring in a crane during the rush hour commute to hoist the sedan out due to the slippery conditions in the channel caused by flowing water. ___________________________ FOR THE RECORD: An earlier...
  • Woman who drove Mercedes up Verdugo Wash won't face charges

    Woman who drove Mercedes up Verdugo Wash won't face charges
    The Glendale woman who drove her Mercedes up the Verdugo Wash at freeway speeds Thursday before getting trapped in the concrete-lined waterway will not face criminal charges because she broke no laws, officials said. The 53-year-old woman, whom police...
  • Caltrans to close northbound I-5 in Burbank for bridge work

    Caltrans to close northbound I-5 in Burbank for bridge work
    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...
  • Caltrans urged to sell homes amid 710 Fwy. extension debate

    Caltrans urged to sell homes amid 710 Fwy. extension debate
    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...
  • Caltrans seeking to finish massive I-5 corridor project early

    Caltrans seeking to finish massive I-5 corridor project early
    State transportation officials say they are offering contractors millions of dollars in incentives to finish a massive construction project along the Golden State (5) Freeway ahead of schedule. The incentives come after representatives for the California...
  • Public meetings on 710 Fwy. extension proposals set to begin

    Public meetings on 710 Fwy. extension proposals set to begin
    Community meetings about alternatives to controversial tunnel or highway extensions to connect the Long Beach (710) and Foothill (210) freeways are set to begin next week, officials said today. For decades, community members and county and local...
  • South Pas regains authority on surface 710 Fwy. extension

    South Pas regains authority on surface 710 Fwy. extension
    Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill this week that will require state highway administrators to enter into an agreement with South Pasadena if a surface freeway is to be built through the city. State and Los Angeles County transportation officials are already...