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  • Truck fire closes portion of 5 Freeway in Elysian Valley area

    Truck fire closes portion of 5 Freeway in Elysian Valley area
    Traffic on the 5 Freeway in the Elysian Valley area was stopped Saturday morning when a tanker truck caught fire at a transition road tunnel at the interchange of the 2 and 5 freeways, the California Highway Patrol reported. The truck was carrying 7,500...
  • 5 Freeway at 2 Freeway remains closed after tanker blaze

    5 Freeway at 2 Freeway remains closed after tanker blaze
    Drivers were urged to get an early start to their morning commutes Monday, as a fire-damaged section of the interchange between the 5 and 2 freeways remained shut down following a weekend tunnel fire. All northbound lanes of the 5 Freeway at the 2...
  • Two lanes of 5 Freeway to reopen, but fire caused major damage

    Two lanes of 5 Freeway to reopen, but fire caused major damage
    Caltrans announced that two lanes of the northbound 5 Freeway will reopen later this afternoon for the first time since a tanker truck fire at the freeway’s junction with the 2 Freeway on Saturday. But officials said they are still not sure when...
  • CHP reopens all lanes on 5 Freeway following tanker fire

    CHP reopens all lanes on 5 Freeway following tanker fire
    All lanes on the 5 and 2 freeways near downtown Los Angeles have been reopened after a huge fuel tanker fire over the weekend, the California Highway Patrol said Tuesday morning. The only closure still in effect is the transition between the...
  • Ron Kaye: Activism and the 710 tunnel

    Ron Kaye: Activism and the 710 tunnel
    Joanne Nuckols has put the people she calls "transportation bullies" in their place for decades. She reels off the long, sordid history of South Pasadena's fight against extending the 710 Freeway through her town, lawsuit by lawsuit, injunction by...
  • La Cañada City Council vows to fight 710 tunnel

    La Cañada City Council vows to fight 710 tunnel
    If transportation officials opt to extend the Long Beach (710) Freeway with a tunnel, La Cañada Flintridge leaders are prepared to fight the project, which they say could have a serious environmental impact on the city. The City Council on Monday...
  • Angeles Crest Highway driver found hanging from mountainside

    A man hanging from the side of a mountain was rescued by deputies early Tuesday, according to a statement from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. About 1:10 a.m. Tuesday, a group of motorists flagged down deputies to tell them their friend's...
  • Q&A: La Cañada City Manager Mark Alexander

    Q&A: La Cañada City Manager Mark Alexander
    La Cañada Flintridge City Manager Mark Alexander is quick to point out that City Council members drive decision-making and he's quick to give his staff the credit for jobs well-done. But legacies — even quiet ones — aren't built to be ignored....
  • La Cañada Crime: Teen asked to leave party, throws rocks

    La Cañada Flintridge June 17-18 Burglary: 2100 block of La Cañada Crest Drive, between 11:30 p.m. June 17 and 5 a.m. June 18. Purse containing cash, identification and credit cards stolen from locked vehicle. June 16 Drug possession/suspended...
  • Glendale raises reward ante to find Griffith Park hit-and-run driver

    Glendale raises reward ante to find Griffith Park hit-and-run driver
    The City Council on Tuesday begrudgingly approved a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the motorist who struck cyclist Damian Kevitt near Griffith Park, maiming him to the point where he lost part of his right leg....
  • Gatto's bill for part-time carpool lanes sails through Assembly

    Gatto's bill for part-time carpool lanes sails through Assembly
    Lone motorists would be able to use car-pool lanes during off-peak hours on some of Los Angeles County’s most congested freeways under legislation approved by the state Assembly. The measure would allow single-occupant vehicles to use high-...
  • CHP arrests motorcyclist who punched cars during pursuit through tri-city area

    A motorcyclist was arrested Wednesday afternoon following a bizarre high-speed chase in which the suspect punched several vehicles and eventually ended up off-road in a freeway construction zone in Sun Valley. The pursuit of the orange motorcycle...