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Transportation Disasters

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  • City may pause development in Laguna Canyon; group wants long-term plan

    City may pause development in Laguna Canyon; group wants long-term plan
    The Laguna Beach City Council directed city staff on Tuesday to look into the possibility of a short-term moratorium on development in Laguna Canyon. The council had been listening in recent sessions to residents' concerns about proposed and approved...
  • Widow of driver in Paul Walker crash sues Porsche

    The widow of the driver in the car crash that killed "Fast and Furious" star Paul Walker in November has sued Porsche, alleging that faults in the design of the automaker's Carrera GT led to the deadly accident. The lawsuit was filed Monday on behalf of...
  • 'Watch Dogs' makes Chicago a digitized surveillance state

    'Watch Dogs' makes Chicago a digitized surveillance state
    Books become TV series. Amusement park rides become movies. Pop songs become Broadway musicals. But how do you adapt a city into a video game? How do you digitize the essence of a major American metropolis within the framework of a playable experience?...
  • Wheaton police reports: Cars stolen with keys inside

    Wheaton police reports: Cars stolen with keys inside
    The following items were taken from police reports: A lawn chair was taken from the fire pit area in a back yard in the 300 block of W. Madison Avenue between 1:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. on May 4. A vehicle was ransacked but nothing of value was...
  • Teen charged in car theft that critically injured man in Hyde Park

    Teen charged in car theft that critically injured man in Hyde Park
    A teen has been charged in a Saturday car theft at a Hyde Park neighborhood gas station that left a 34-year-old man critically injured after he was run over trying to keep his BMW. The boy was charged today with possessing a stolen vehicle, aggravated...
  • Motorcycle fatalities drop 7% in U.S., 13% in California in 2013

    Motorcycle fatalities drop 7% in U.S., 13% in California in 2013
    Motorcycle fatalities in the U.S. in 2013 appear to have declined, according to a new report. The Governors Highway Safety Assn. says 2013 fatalities are projected to have dropped 7% nationwide and 13% in California from 2012 levels. That's the good...
  • LCAD could get traffic signal sooner than expected

    LCAD could get traffic signal sooner than expected
    Caltrans will aim to install a traffic signal in front of Laguna College of Art + Design by Sept. 1, agency spokesman David Richardson said Friday. "I'm not guaranteeing [Sept. 1], but if we're lucky we'll make it," Richardson said of a signal that...
  • Letters to the editor

    Power brokers count upon apathy about Symphony Woods Despite my reputation as a community and political activist, I had developed a veil of apathy, indifference and cynicism about Columbia's "politics". Quite frankly, I saw much of the decision-making...
  • Funeral services set for LAPD officer killed in Harbor City crash

    Funeral services set for LAPD officer killed in Harbor City crash
    For the third time in two months, funeral services for a Los Angeles police officer will be held at a downtown L.A. cathedral.  The public funeral Mass for Officer Roberto Sanchez -- a six-year department veteran killed May 3 when an SUV struck his...
  • Motorist in SunRail crash ticketed

    Motorist in SunRail crash ticketed
    A lawn care worker who caused SunRail's first crash last week received a ticket for trying to drive across railroad tracks without enough space for safe passage. A utility trailer towed behind Juan Martinez's pickup was hit by a SunRail train at about...
  • Climate change is here [Editorial]

    Climate change is here  [Editorial]
    No matter who or what is ultimately deemed responsible for last week's dramatic landslide that caused a major portion of East 26th Street to collapse onto adjoining CSX tracks, it's clear that unusually heavy rains played a role. The hillside was...