| Jan 27, 2012
| 4:17 PM
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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Feb 24, 2012
| 6:30 PM
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...
| Feb 24, 2012
| 1:01 PM
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...
| Oct 5, 2011
| 10:31 AM
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...
| Oct 23, 2011
| 7:15 PM
A series of at least two accidents involving motorcycles, cars and a big rig killed two people and injured at least two others Sunday, causing a massive traffic pileup and closing three lanes of the Golden State Freeway for hours, according to the...
| Oct 24, 2011
| 7:28 AM
Two separate traffic accidents on the 5 Freeway in the San Fernando Valley left two people dead and two others injured on Sunday, all amid a popular children's charity event that attracts hundreds of motorcycle riders, according to event organizers and...
| Nov 6, 2011
A long and bumpy road lies ahead for California — make that thousands of rutted, cracked and broken roads and highways.
Nearly 60% of the state’s roadways are distressed and need reconstruction or major maintenance. More than a quarter of the...
| Nov 22, 2011
| 6:35 PM
A parolee who allegedly fled the scene of crash on the Golden State (5) Freeway overnight Monday was eventually captured after he fell out of a tree.
Glendon Mullican of North Hollywood, was taken to Providence St. Joseph Medical Center after he fell...
| Jan 9, 2013
| 2:57 PM
Caltrans, slammed by a state audit for mismanaging the 500-plus properties it owns in Pasadena, South Pasadena and Los Angeles, has identified 17 homes that could be sold.
The state transportation agency bought the properties up to six decades earlier...
| Sep 2, 2012
| 1:00 AM
Local residents battling the proposed extension of the Long Beach (710) Freeway are watching hopefully as pressure rises on transportation officials to jettison plans for a 4.5-mile tunnel connecting the 710 to the Foothill (210) Freeway.