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  • 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...
  • La Caņada to host 710 freeway meeting

    La Cañada to host 710 freeway meeting
    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...
  • MTA: Most Port of L.A. traffic would steer clear of 710 Fwy. extension

    MTA: Most Port of L.A. traffic would steer clear of 710 Fwy. extension
    Extending the Long Beach (710) Freeway through Pasadena could bring 1,368 cargo trucks traveling to and from the Port of Los Angeles, transportation officials say. The data, included in a preliminary report on the potential environmental impacts of...
  • Interstate 5 project gets major piece of funding

    Interstate 5 project gets major piece of funding
    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. The...
  • Portion of Angeles Forest Highway to close for 5 days next week

    A portion of Angeles Forest Highway between Aliso Canyon Road and Upper Big Tujunga Canyon Road will be closed for five days next week for a road reconstruction project. The closure will be in effect from 7 a.m. Monday to 5 p.m. Friday, according to an...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...