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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...
  • Metro votes to block 710 Freeway extension project, studies continue

    The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority this week voted to block fast-track funding for the Long Beach (710) Freeway extension over the next 10 years. While the proposal to extend the 710 Freeway to the Foothill (210) Freeway will...
  • Cities take different routes on 710 Freeway

    Cities take different routes on 710 Freeway
    The San Marino City Council on Wednesday reaffirmed its support for an extension of the Long Beach (710) Freeway, even as its neighbors to the west grow increasingly restive about the proposal. In recent weeks Pasadena officials have raised questions...
  • 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...
  • 710 Freeway traffic figures doubted

    710 Freeway traffic figures doubted
    On the same night Pasadena officials were raking Los Angeles County transportation officials over the coals for their proposals to extend the Long Beach (710) Freeway, Glendale City Councilman Ara Najarian was carrying a similar tune in La CaƱada...
  • Audit: Caltrans blew millions mismanaging 710 properties

    Audit: Caltrans blew millions mismanaging 710 properties
    A state audit released Thursday slammed the California Department of Transportation for mismanaging homes it owns along the Long Beach (710) Freeway extension corridor, losing millions in rental income in the process and overspending on repairs....
  • Ron Kaye: A seat at the table of power

    It was a triumph of citizen activism — the Pasadena City Council's unanimous repudiation last week of plans to extend the long-stalled Long Beach (710) Freeway through town. Someday, we might look back at what happened Monday night as a historic...
  • 710 Freeway tunnel opponents try to rally Crescenta Valley to their side

    710 Freeway tunnel opponents try to rally Crescenta Valley to their side
    Opposition to a potential tunnel connecting the Long Beach (710) and Foothill (210) freeways rang loud and clear among the more than 125 Crescenta Valley residents who turned out for an outreach meeting Wednesday night. The forum — organized by the...
  • Storm to bring snow to local mountains, roads closures announced

    Storm to bring snow to local mountains, roads closures announced
    A late winter storm is bringing rain and possibly thunderstorms to Southern California on Thursday and Friday, along with up to eight inches of snow in the mountains. Rainfall amounts will vary, with the potential for brief heavy downpours and small...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...