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  • Sound walls meeting to be held Monday

    Sound walls meeting to be held Monday
    Members of the public interested in the construction of the first of 21 planned sound walls along the Foothill (210) Freeway are invited to intend an informational meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday, July 30, at La Caņada Flintridge City Hall....
  • Piece of Mind: Magical thinking doesn't drown the freeway noise

    A friend who owns a beach-town condo built all too near the Interstate 5 tells me she deals with the traffic din by pretending it's the sound of ocean waves crashing on rocks. Talk about making the best of a situation. I'm not as imaginative, but admire...
  • Foothill Freeway sound wall design gets going

    Foothill Freeway sound wall design gets going
    Residents of the Meadow Grove neighborhood who are looking forward to construction of sound walls between their properties and the Foothill (210) Freeway got their first look at models of the decibel-dropping barriers at a meeting Monday night. Design...
  • Council adds 710 Freeway voice

    Council adds 710 Freeway voice
    Elected officials from La Caņada Flintridge and two other cities are sitting on an advisory committee for the study of the so-called 710 Freeway gap, despite an initial request from county transportation officials that political leaders not play a role....
  • Metro officials meet with skepticism on 710 gap

    Metro officials meet with skepticism on 710 gap
    County transportation officials came to La Caņada Flintridge Saturday to unveil the options they are exploring to fill the 710 gap, meeting with 75 mostly skeptical people at La Caņada High School. At the open house, representatives of the Los Angeles...
  • Piece of Mind: Let's make some shade at 'the hot park'

    From the youngest tots to the most senior of our citizens, the community again came together for the Memorial Weekend Fiesta Days. There were, after all, a host of activities to keep us engaged, largely courtesy of the La Caņada Flintridge Chamber of...
  • Angeles Forest Highway reopens

    Angeles Forest Highway reopens
    Angeles Forest Highway is scheduled to reopen Monday night, as crews plan to wrap up construction work between Aliso Canyon and Big Tujunga Canyon roads. The road was closed all of last week, and delays forced work to continue into Monday. The road...
  • 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 Caņada Flintridge, a trip down memory lanes

    In La Cañada Flintridge, a trip down memory lanes
    Forty years ago, more than 1,000 La Caņada 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...