MOST RECENT STORIES

  • Bills

    State bill would freeze rents for tenants in Caltrans-owned homes along former 710 Freeway path, but some left out

    A bill that would freeze the rents of some tenants living in state-owned homes along the route of the scrapped 710 Freeway extension in El Sereno, South Pasadena and Pasadena is headed to the governor’s desk. Senate Bill 400, sponsored by State Sen. Anthony Portantino, D-La Cañada Flintridge, was adopted by both the state Senate and Assembly last week with huge majorities — only one “no” vote was counted in each house. Portantino’s bill...

    Steve Scauzillo
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  • Automotive accidents

    Downey father killed in Angles Crest Highway motorcycle crash identified

    Loved ones are coming to grips with the sudden death of a Downey father of three who lost his life in a motorcycle crash in the Angeles National Forest north of La Canada Flintridge over the weekend. Marlon “Chris” Rivas, 42, died in the crash, which took place about 12:45 p.m. Saturday near

    Brian Day
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  • Automotive accidents

    Chino man killed in 60 Freeway motorcycle crash on Hacienda Heights-Industry border

    A Chino man died early Sunday morning in a chain-reaction motorcycle crash on the 60 Freeway on the border between Hacienda Heights and Industry, authorities said. The collision took place just before 4:30 a.m. on the westbound 60 Freeway, just east of Crossroads Parkway, according to California Highway Patrol...

    Brian Day
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  • Transportation

    Delays ahead: Repaving planned for portions of Mar Vista Street in Whittier

    Repaving of Mar Vista Street from Villaverde Drive to Cerquita Drive is expected to begin in October. The City Council Tuesday awarded a $673,448 contract to E.C. Construction Co. of South El Monte. Mar Vista is in poor shape, said Carl Hassell, capital projects administrator “It’s got some areas of failure,” Hassell said. “There is substantial cracking, making for quite the bumpy ride.” The work also will include removing a dip from...

    Mike Sprague
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  • Transportation

    5 Freeway closure announced for Monday and Tuesday

    SANTA FE SPRINGS >> The 5 Freeway will be closed between Norwalk Boulevard and the 605 Freeway on Monday and Tuesday morning. The closures come as a result of plans to remove woodwork and temporary bridge supports from the Florence Avenue bridge. The freeway will be closed from 11:59 p.m. Sunday to 5 a.m. Monday and 11:59 p.m. Monday to 5...

    Mike Sprague
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  • Transportation

    Few LA County communities count horses as major transportation modes, but Avocado Heights is one of them

    The day Alejandra Sandoval’s uncle got married, he put on his charro outfit and traveled a few miles to St. John Vianney Catholic Church in Hacienda Heights — on his horse. “Yup, he rode right up to the church, got off the horse, and got married,” said Sandoval, 27, a resident of the Avocado Heights Equestrian District. • Photos: Equine...

    Steve Scauzillo
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  • Transportation

    71 cited for bogus disabled parking placards at L.A. County Fair in Pomona

    Investigators checking disabled placards on vehicles parked outside the L.A. County Fair last weekend issued 71 misdemeanor citations for fraudulently using the parking passes, authorities said. California Department of Motor Vehicle investigators conducted the enforcement crackdown Sunday outside Pomona Fairplex, 1101 W. McKinley...

    Brian Day
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  • Traffic

    Everything you need to know about the 710 expansion that could top $12 billion

    More than a decade in the making, the $6 billion to $12 billion 710 Freeway expansion project from Long Beach to East Los Angeles is poised to pass its biggest environmental hurdle, causing anxiety among community members in the 19-mile corridor’s path about the pollution and displacement it could bring. But planners say there’s not enough money available now to pay for the sky-high price of construction, delaying plans for generations. •

    Paul Penzella
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  • Airport operation

    How ONT is trying to attract San Gabriel Valley residents to fly out of Ontario

    ONTARIO >> Ontario International Airport officials have long envisioned tapping into the San Gabriel Valley’s Chinese-American population as a means to bolster traffic at the facility. Two recent developments could help make that a reality. First, a former president of Pasadena-based East West Bank — founded to serve the Chinese-American community — has been named the newest member of the Ontario International Airport Authority, the airport’s...

    By Liset Marquez lmarquez@scng.com @Journaliset on Twitter|

  • Transportation

    710 Freeway expansion: What $12 billion will pay for ... maybe some day

    By some estimates, it will cost the same as the 2,000-mile wall President Donald Trump wants to build along the Mexican border. Nearly two decades in the making, it’s the proposed expansion of the 710 Freeway by adding lanes from Long Beach to East Los Angeles. The projected cost: $6 billion to $12 billion, depending on which features are included...

    Rachel Uranga
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