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  • 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...
  • A 710 extension will serve all of SoCal

    I've read and reread the endless stories about the 710 Freeway extension tunnel. I've read the letters to the editor. It seems everyone has opinions. Me too. My history with that stretch of freeway goes back to 1961 when a friend declared we'd have a...
  • Caltrans homes in limbo

    Caltrans homes in limbo
    The forecast is running lukewarm to cold on the prospect of local cities managing the hundreds of residential properties Caltrans owns in South Pasadena, Pasadena and Los Angeles. A state audit in August blasted the transportation agency for...
  • Pasadena hammers 710 tunnel, stops short of opposing it

    Pasadena hammers 710 tunnel, stops short of opposing it
    Pasadena City Council members on Monday stopped short of opposing plans for a 4.5-mile tunnel to connect the Long Beach (710) and Foothill (210) freeways, but city leaders will go on record with a litany of questions and concerns about the project. After...
  • Ron Kaye: Ouster speaks of modern politics

    The way that Los Angeles County Supervisor Mike Antonovich and the cabalists of the San Gabriel Valley cities treated Glendale Councilman Ara Najarian over his Metropolitan Transportation Authority board appointment because he opposes the 710 Freeway...
  • 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...
  • Ron Kaye: The MTA is child's play

    In the climactic scene of director Ivan Reitman's 1993 political satire “Dave,” President Mitchell (Kevin Kline) tells a joint session of Congress he lost his way, forgot his job was to make people's “lives a little better…care...
  • Local debate centers on tax initiatives

    Local debate centers on tax initiatives
    The battle for California’s 25th Senate District seat arrived in South Pasadena Thursday, with Sen. Carol Liu (D- La CaƱada Flintridge) squaring off against Republican challenger Gil Gonzales. The two agreed on a few things — uniting in their...
  • Local, state officials urge MTA to drop 710 Freeway tunnel proposal

    Local, state officials urge MTA to drop 710 Freeway tunnel proposal
    A coalition of local and state officials gathered in downtown Los Angeles on Thursday to urge regional transportation officials to ditch a controversial proposal to build an underground tunnel extending the Long Beach (710) Freeway to Pasadena. Calling...
  • 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...
  • Grapevine on Interstate 5 closed due to snow, ice [Updated]

    A stretch of Interstate 5 through the Grapevine remained closed Friday morning because of snow and ice on the roadway, the California Highway Patrol said. Traffic logs indicated both directions of the freeway were closed about 2 a.m. As of 5:15 a.m.,...
  • Ron Kaye: Democracy wins a round

    The setting was beautiful: a hill high above the intersection of the Santa Monica (10) and Long Beach (710) freeways, with panoramic views of downtown L.A. and much of the San Gabriel Valley, even on this dark and misty Thursday night. But the scene...