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  • Update: Furor grows over Caltrans audit, 710 extension

    Update: Furor grows over Caltrans audit, 710 extension
    Assemblyman Anthony Portantino on Wednesday demanded that the California Department of Transportation stop all work on a proposed extension of the Long Beach (710) Freeway, citing a recent state audit that has fueled mistrust in the agency. The...
  • 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...
  • Liu, Gatto beef up 710 bill to pay for sound walls

    Pushing for quicker construction of sound walls along the Foothill (210) Freeway in La Cañada Flintridge, on Wednesday state Sen. Carol Liu (D-La Cañada Flintridge) and Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) announced they have bolstered an existing Liu...
  • La Cañada trail upgrade gets steeper

    La Cañada trail upgrade gets steeper
    It turns out the $157,000 fix for the Flint Canyon Trail is just the beginning. City officials found out this week that the cost to fully repair erosion on the trail may add up to as much as $4.5 million and involve several state agencies. While the city...
  • Chance for Caltrans to gain some respect

    Caltrans has seven fewer reasons to hold on to homes it has mismanaged for years, now that the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Agency has eliminated seven routes from its proposed fix for the so-called 710 gap. MTA moved more quickly...
  • In La Cañada Flintridge, a trip down memory lanes

    In La Cañada Flintridge, a trip down memory lanes
    Forty years ago, more than 1,000 La Cañada Flintridge residents set foot on the Foothill (210) Freeway for the first and likely only time, toasting the completion of the highway. They danced, dined and drank on the roadway during the fundraiser hosted by...
  • Tunnel drives 710 Freeway debate

    Tunnel drives 710 Freeway debate
    The freeway is dead, the tunnel is not and leaders in South Pasadena and nearby cities hope to convince transportation planners to look to a mixture of rail, transit and street upgrades to solve traffic problems in the region. Last week saw a flurry of...
  • 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...
  • 710 Freeway ought to be extended

    Although I agree with Assemblyman Anthony Portantino that a tunnel for the 710 extension is wrong (“Caltrans can't be trusted with the 710,” Aug. 26), I have to differ with his letter about the 710 extension being built. The extension would...
  • Chu, Schiff see 710 study differently

    Chu, Schiff see 710 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 Cañada: Thank you!

    Portantino to La Cañada: Thank you!
    Assemblyman Anthony Portantino (D-La Cañada 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...
  • In 1972, Foothill Freeway bridge collapses while under construction

    In 1972, Foothill Freeway bridge collapses while under construction
    Ten Years Ago Three young women attending high schools in La Cañada were named to the 2003 Tournament of Roses Royal Court. Two of them, Glynn-Helene Joseph and Katherine Berber, were students at Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy, while the third, Danielle...