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  • California drought: 700 Caltrans signs urge drivers to save water

    California drought: 700 Caltrans signs urge drivers to save water
    The California Department of Transportation is using more than 700 electronic highway signs to raise awareness about the state’s severe drought. The statewide educational campaign is in response to last month’s declaration of a drought...
  • Jamzilla, the 405 Freeway closure, is coming this weekend

    Jamzilla, the 405 Freeway closure, is coming this weekend
    Los Angeles drivers, beware: For 80 hours this long Presidents Day weekend, most or all lanes of a key stretch of the northbound 405 Freeway will be closed. The shutdowns through the Sepulveda Pass — from about 10 p.m. Friday until 6 a.m....
  • The new Bay Bridge springs hundreds of leaks

    A section of the new eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge sprung hundreds of leaks after a winter storm soaked Northern California, state transportation officials said Monday. The leaks were in a supposedly watertight steel chamber...
  • Chris Kattan of 'SNL' fame arrested on suspicion of DUI on the 101

    Chris Kattan of 'SNL' fame arrested on suspicion of DUI on the 101
    Comedic actor Chris Kattan was arrested in the early morning hours Monday on suspicion of DUI after allegedly hitting a Caltrans truck on the 101 Freeway in Encino, L.A. Now reports. The "Saturday Night Live" and "A Night at the Roxbury" alum, 43, drove...
  • Letter: Caltrans concerns were foreseeable

    Our council members like to think of themselves as great visionaries. So why did the public have to read in the News-Press on Jan. 10 that Caltrans confirmed the consistent concerns of the public over planning for the approximately 21 apartment...
  • Caltrans to remove nets from construction sites to save swallows

    Caltrans to remove nets from construction sites to save swallows
    The California Department of Transportation and conservationists have reached a settlement to remove protective netting across two bridges at a highway widening project in Petaluma that were deadly snares for nesting cliff swallows. The nylon netting...
  • Brown's bullet train? It's going nowhere with many Times readers

    Brown's bullet train? It's going nowhere with many Times readers
    Jerry Brown may not have lost faith in his dream of a bullet train racing across California, but a barrage of grim-news headlines may have been enough to give even the governor pause. Take this sampling from The Times alone in recent days: “More...
  • Hundreds show up to counter Westboro demonstration

    Hundreds show up to counter Westboro demonstration
    Hundreds of people from Burbank and Glendale came out Sunday morning at four Jewel City churches to counter a demonstration by eight members of the Westboro Baptist Church, a group renowned for protesting at gay marriages, military funerals and warning of...
  • Orange County, long a toll-road supporter, makes U-turn over 405 plan

    Orange County, long a toll-road supporter, makes U-turn over 405 plan
    The "Lexus lane" was born in Orange County nearly two decades ago: Pay a toll and avoid the crushing rush hour traffic. The first of the toll lanes offered commuters an easier ride between Orange and Riverside counties. From there, Orange County added...
  • Iconic Al's Deli shuts its doors

    Iconic Al's Deli shuts its doors
    Customers wanting an infamous Super Combo #1 at Al’s Italian American Delicatessen found last week that the restaurant’s door was locked and brown paper covered its windows. Although the deli has been run by Greg and Rosa Tomassian for...
  • DNA on piece of latex led to suspect in Koreatown homicide, police say

    DNA on piece of latex led to suspect in Koreatown homicide, police say
    A match from a DNA sample left on a piece of latex led police to the 66-year-old suspect who pleaded not guilty this week to killing a 62-year-old man in Koreatown in March, a prosecutor said Tuesday. Responding to complaints about a foul smell in mid-...