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  • 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 Cañada...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Portion of Angeles Forest Highway to close for 5 days next week

    A portion of Angeles Forest Highway between Aliso Canyon Road and Upper Big Tujunga Canyon Road will be closed for five days next week for a road reconstruction project. The closure will be in effect from 7 a.m. Monday to 5 p.m. Friday, according to an...
  • 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...
  • Angeles Forest Highway to reopen for the weekend, but one more day closure is scheduled

    Angeles Forest Highway to reopen for the weekend, but one more day closure is scheduled
    A portion of Angeles Forest Highway that's been closed this week for road reconstruction is slated to reopen Friday for the weekend. The section of highway between Aliso Canyon Road and Upper Big Tujunga Canyon Road has been closed since Monday. The...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...