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Highway and Road Transportation

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...