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California Department of Transportation

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  • State Senate should approve proposed drone regulations

    The use of drones could revolutionize business, government and law enforcement. Imagine, for example, small unmanned aircraft flying low to the ground to deliver precise measures of pesticides to agricultural fields, reducing the amount of dangerous...
  • Out of the Blue: A plea from the heart for bike safety

    Last Tuesday night, about 200 bicycle enthusiasts assembled at Laguna Beach City Hall to voice their outrage over the needless death one month to the day of cyclist and Laguna resident John Colvin. They called for the kind of immediate change that...
  • Bicyclist group floods council with concerns about safety

    Bicyclist group floods council with concerns about safety
    About 100 bicyclists pedaled to — and then filled — Laguna Beach City Council chambers Tuesday night in a quest for safer streets. They knew the council was expected to vote on an urban planner, and they wanted their voices heard. The...
  • Bones found on Pasadena hillside are a young man's, coroner says

    Bones found on Pasadena hillside are a young man's, coroner says
    Human bones found on a hillside in Pasadena in May are believed to be those of a young man, officials said. The man was Latino, 18 to 25 years old and about 5 feet, 8 inches tall, said Ed Winter, a Los Angeles County coroner's office spokesman.  A...
  • Former Placentia official given deadline to repay salary

    Former Placentia official given deadline to repay salary
    A Placentia public works director who earned a second salary working for the city as a highly paid consultant on an ambitious rail project could be ordered to prison if he fails to pay back a large share of his earnings to the north Orange County town...
  • 405 closure: Worker fell 'significant distance' off steel beam

    405 closure: Worker fell 'significant distance' off steel beam
    A construction worker fell a "significant distance" early Wednesday when a 130-foot-long steel beam gave way on the 405 Freeway in Seal Beach, closing all lanes in both directions for most of the morning commute as crews worked to repair the damaged...
  • Pasadena light rail upgrades could trump 710 extension

    La Cañada officials are watching with anticipation as something unfolds in the city of Pasadena that could affect the outcome of the controversial 710 Freeway extension. Not content to wait until February to hear and respond to the results of an...
  • Judge vows to send ex-O.C. official to prison if he doesn't pay up

    Judge vows to send ex-O.C. official to prison if he doesn't pay up
    Six years after an ambitious rail project left a small Orange County city on the edge of bankruptcy, the transportation chief who oversaw the $650-million plan was told he’ll be sent to prison if he fails to quickly pay back a large share of his...
  • L.A. prosecutor's work goes beyond the courtroom

    L.A. prosecutor's work goes beyond the courtroom
    Ayelet Feiman fixed her gaze on the graffiti ringing the highway overpass, thinking out loud. "Is it Caltrans property?" she asked, a pen poised in one hand, a smartphone dangling from the other. "Is it city property because it's a city bridge?" It...
  • Pasadena light rail plans pose alternative to 710 extension

    Glendale officials are watching with anticipation as something unfolds in the city of Pasadena that could affect the outcome of the controversial 710 Freeway extension. Not content to wait until February to hear and respond to the results of an...
  • Caltrans: 5 and 710 freeway closures could last until midnight

    Caltrans: 5 and 710 freeway closures could last until midnight
    A major freeway interchange near downtown Los Angeles may remain closed until midnight after a motorist on the northbound 5 Freeway plowed into an overpass construction site early Saturday, killing the driver and injuring the passenger.  The crash...