| Sep 9, 2012
| 6:50 AM
Like other survivors from the crash of Metrolink 111, Mike Wiederkehr will never be the same.
Before, the Burbank resident was a triathlete. After, he could no longer swim or run because of shoulder, knee and ankle injuries. He had to transfer from his...
| Sep 11, 2012
| 7:49 AM
Metrolink on Monday previewed a pioneering, $200-million crash prevention project for a top federal safety official, who expressed concern about railroad industry efforts to postpone deadlines for installing the sophisticated train safety system in...
| Sep 28, 2012
| 2:23 PM
Gov. Jerry Brownhas signed a bill that requires state high-speed rail officials to disclose their financial investments and eliminates a loophole that created potential conflicts of interest for the project’s board members.
The legislation by...
| Oct 24, 2012
| 3:42 PM
After hearing from victims of the deadly Metrolink crash in Chatsworth, the Los Angeles City Council vowed Wednesday to look into a $160-million city contract awarded to a transportation company linked to the rail disaster.
The crash killed 25 people,...
| Jun 19, 2012
| 7:54 AM
A low-pressure system moving inland is expected to bring gusty west winds, warm temperatures and a higher risk of fire Tuesday to the region’s mountains and deserts areas, according to the National Weather Service.
Wind and red-flag warnings...
| Jun 30, 2012
| 12:55 PM
Los Angeles police are searching for several suspects in connection with the fatal shooting of a 38-year-old man outside a Sherman Oaks restaurant, authorities said Saturday.
Lt. Jim Gavin of the LAPD's Van Nuys station said the victim, Raul Lopez, was ...
| Jul 19, 2012
| 8:00 PM
To his surprise and dismay, Glendale City Councilman Ara Najarian has been replaced with Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomason the Metrolink board of directors, where Najarian had served for six years.
In one of his first acts as the new...
| Nov 19, 2012
| 1:13 PM
A Sacramento County judge has rejected a bid by agricultural interests to temporarily halt California's bullet train project in the Central Valley until a lawsuit can be decided.
After a three-hour hearing, Superior Court Judge Timothy Frawley on Friday...
| Jan 11, 2013
| 3:55 PM
The Los Angeles City Council on Friday ordered local officials to develop a detailed plan to save a popular aircraft mechanics school at Van Nuys Airport.
On a motion by Eric Garcetti, the council called on Los Angeles World Airports, the airport's...
| Apr 19, 2013
| 6:59 AM
State high-speed rail officials acknowledged Thursday that they changed their rules for selecting a builder for the bullet train's first phase in the Central Valley, a shift that subsequently made it possible for a consortium led by Sylmar-based Tutor...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 8:09 AM
California's bullet train agency is facing a series of new regulatory and political problems that could jeopardize its July construction kickoff, which already has been delayed more than six months.
The new challenges are coming from a private...