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California Department of Transportation

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  • O.C. agency backs 405 widening, possibly clearing way for toll lanes

    O.C. agency backs 405 widening, possibly clearing way for toll lanes
    Orange County transportation leaders voted Monday to move ahead with widening a congested stretch of the 405 Freeway, a project that could clear the way for adding controversial toll lanes Although the decision affirms an earlier vote to widen the...
  • Are toll lanes elitist or progressive?

    Are toll lanes elitist or progressive?
    Allowing motorists to speed to work past clogged lanes of traffic, if they’re willing to pay thousands of dollars a year, could be seen as a way to raise money for other transit projects that benefit the public widely, or as the opposite: using...
  • OCTA vote upholds no-toll widening for 405 Freeway

    OCTA vote upholds no-toll widening for 405 Freeway
    The Orange County Transportation Authority board of directors voted Monday to move forward with a project to widen the 405 Freeway with additional general-purpose traffic lanes between the 605 Freeway and Costa Mesa. The decision reaffirmed a December...
  • Newport sued over death of bicyclist hit by car

    Former Olympic cyclist Paul Deem is suing the city of Newport Beach, alleging it contributed to the death of his wife, Debra, who was hit by a car while bicycling along East Coast Highway near Newport Coast Drive in August 2013. The lawsuit, filed Sept....
  • Drought triggers Southern California tumbleweed infestation

    Drought triggers Southern California tumbleweed infestation
    Three years of drought have triggered an infestation of tumbleweeds across Southern California, raising the risk of wildfires, especially in the foothill areas. "The Los Angeles basin is facing a tumbleweed problem that hasn't happened in quite some...
  • Letter: Parking is closed to farmers market

    The La Cañada Farmers’ Market is moving to Memorial Park on the north side of Foothill Boulevard. Therefore the owners of the parking lots at 1340-1346 Foothill Blvd., Descanso Medical Plaza, L.L.C. are using this move to completely repossess...
  • Bieber buddy Lil Za gets probation in drug-possession plea deal

    Bieber buddy Lil Za gets probation in drug-possession plea deal
    Lil Za, who was arrested on suspicion of drug possession while cops were searching his friend Justin Bieber's house in mid-January, will get away with three years' probation after pleading no contest Wednesday to one felony count of possession of a...
  • Mailbag: Meeting demeaned the homeless

    Re. "Plan for destitute draws crowd," April 25: Were I a stranger from, let's say Indiana, and wandered into that City Council meeting on housing the homeless, I would have expected the town's downtown to be a virtual slaughterhouse, a bloody abattoir....
  • LCAD wants signal sooner rather than later

    LCAD wants signal sooner rather than later
    At the request of Laguna College of Art + Design's president, Caltrans and the city are looking at ways to speed up installation of a traffic signal along state-owned Laguna Canyon Road. LCAD President Jonathan Burke's request comes after 22-year-old...
  • Letter: Clarification of the Park & Ride

    I am the developer referred to in James Stoker’s letter to the editor last week. The reasons the city chose to enter into an agreement with me to develop the Park & Ride in 1995 were twofold: to increase the Park & Ride capacity for the city in a...
  • La Cañada history: Four crowned 1984 Rio Hondo League track champions

    La Cañada history: Four crowned 1984 Rio Hondo League track champions
    Ten Years Ago Workers began digging up the asphalt and removing shrubbery at a Caltrans park and ride lot on Foothill Boulevard near the 2 Freeway entrance. The work was being done as preparation for turning the property into La Cañada's newest park,...