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  • 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 Cañada Flintridge) squaring off against Republican challenger Gil Gonzales. The two agreed on a few things — uniting in their...
  • Caltrans can't be trusted with 710

    This week I sent a formal request demanding that the California Department of Transportation end all efforts to further the 710 Freeway extension. Since my days as La Cañada Flintridge mayor and councilman, I have been given false and misleading...
  • Tunnel opponents buoyed by L.A. rejection

    Tunnel opponents buoyed by L.A. rejection
    Local residents battling the proposed extension of the Long Beach (710) Freeway are watching hopefully as pressure rises on transportation officials to jettison plans for a 4.5-mile tunnel connecting the 710 to the Foothill (210) Freeway. But the...
  • Just buy the houses and move them

    Although I agree with Assemblymember Anthony Portantino (D-La Cañada) that a tunnel for the 710 extension is wrong (“Caltrans can't be trusted with the 710,” Sept. 1) I have to differ with his letter about the 710 extension being built. The...
  • 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.,...
  • Proposed 710 tunnel could be catastrophic

    The recent tanker truck fire on the 134 Freeway has brought to the forefront an issue that I have been concerned about for some time. I am grateful that there was no loss of life in this horrendous accident, and I applaud the hard work of all of our...
  • Massive gas-tanker fire closes 134 Freeway, Glendale man arrested

    Massive gas-tanker fire closes 134 Freeway, Glendale man arrested
    A section of the Ventura (134) Freeway has reopened following a fiery crash that consumed a gas tanker and another car late Saturday,the California Highway Patrol is reporting. The fire erupted shortly after 11 p.m. when the rear trailer to the tanker...
  • Glendale motorist out on bail following freeway fire

    Glendale motorist out on bail following freeway fire
    A 25-year-old Glendale motorist is free on bail following a fiery crash Saturday night that shut down the Ventura (134) Freeway for hours, police said. Prosecutors have yet to file charges against the motorist, Hakop Maghakyan, who was taken into custody...