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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Some Angeles National Forest roads to close as storm nears

    Due to a forecast of snow and icy road conditions, the L.A. County Public Works Department is closing segments of the Angeles Forest Highway and Upper Big Tujunga Canyon Road starting at 10 p.m. Wednesday. Angeles Forest Highway will be closed from...
  • Ron Kaye: Unraveling Measure J

    Even if the outcome of nearly every race in California from president on down is certain, your vote still matters when it comes to ballot measures, most of which can go either way: death penalty, three-strikes law, competing soak-the-rich tax-increase...
  • 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...
  • Ron Kaye: Measure J loss is a victory for the people

    We can’t keep on destroying the public transit system in order to save it — that surely is the lesson we need to learn from the defeat of Measure J on Tuesday. We all want a real public transit system. We want to park our cars and ride...
  • 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...
  • Najarian: Vote for MTA seat was 'orchestrated'

    Najarian: Vote for MTA seat was 'orchestrated'
    Glendale City Councilman Ara Najarian is in a fight for his seat on the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority after failing to get appointed for another term — an outcome he claimed was orchestrated by officials upset by his...