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Traffic signal unveiled at busy East Whittier intersection, site of injury accidents

By Sandra T. Molina|

City of Industry electric-bus maker hosts Gov. Jerry Brown for a tour of new factory

CITY OF INDUSTRY >> The unveiling of a new electric bus manufacturing plant attracted Gov. Jerry Brown, Edison International President and CEO Pedro Pizarro and a host of other state and local officials Wedn...

By Kevin Smith|

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  • Traffic

    Construction on Sepulveda near LAX will limit traffic to one lane

    By Cynthia Washicko cwashicko@scng.com @CynthiaWashicko on Twitter Construction on Sepulveda Boulevard near Los Angeles International Airport began Monday and will last through the week, according to Los Angeles World Airports. • RELATED STORY — 15 nights of closures coming to 405 Freeway near LAX Crews will be resurfacing...

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  • Eco-friendly practices

    Pomona Fairplex launches bike sharing program for employees

    POMONA >> Road bikes and beach cruisers — some of them equipped with handy baskets — are among the 10 new bicycles that recently arrived at Fairplex for use in a pilot bicycling sharing program. Under the program, Fairplex personnel will be able to use one of the bikes to get to the far reaches of the 485-acre fairgrounds without having to get in their cars. “It’s simple, more environmentally friendly and...

    Monica Rodriguez
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  • Transportation

    Rosemead sues Metro to force 710 Freeway extension back into courts

    The 710 Freeway extension is heading back to court. Two months after the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority board voted against building a tunnel from the freeway’s terminus near Alhambra to the 210 and 134 freeways interchange in Pasadena, the city of Rosemead filed a lawsuit asking the court to throw out that decision. Rosemead is...

    Steve Scauzillo
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  • Crime

    Gold Line train violence prompts concern — South Pasadena mayor witnesses it firsthand

    A spate of violence and vandalism on the Metro Gold Line train and at the city’s Mission Meridian Station has South Pasadena council members saying security problems are exacerbated by a lack of police presence. The city complained that 90 percent of the calls for service from inside the train and the station are handled by the South Pasadena Police Department, mostly because sheriff deputies assigned to the train don’t show up on time. Gold Line security from...

    Steve Scauzillo
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  • Transportation

    Caltrans announces 13 road repair projects to begin in LA area

    Work to repair and resurface hundreds of miles of highways, including those in Long Beach, the South Bay, San Gabriel Valley and Los Angeles area, will begin as soon as this summer – months before revenue from a landmark transportation bill even begins to flow to the state, officials announced Friday. State transportation agencies are getting a jump-start on some $285 million in road repair projects across California as part of the Road Repair and Accountability Act, known as...

    Courtney Tompkins
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  • Automotive accidents

    Driver killed in 60 Freeway crash in South El Monte identified as Walnut woman

    SOUTH EL MONTE >> A driver killed after her car crashed in to a disabled big rig on the 60 Freeway in South El Monte on Thursday has been identified as a 49-year-old Walnut woman, authorities said. Tiffany Chiali Yi Ching died in the 1:40 p.m. crash along the westbound 60 Freeway, just east of Santa Anita...

    Brian Day
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  • Automotive accidents

    Woman killed in crash on 60 Freeway in South El Monte

    SOUTH EL MONTE >> A woman died in a crash between a big rig and a car on the 60 Freeway in South El Monte on Thursday afternoon, authorities said. The deadly crash took place about 1:40 p.m. on the westbound 60 Freeway at Santa Anita Avenue, California Highway Patrol Officer Alex Rubio said. “It...

    Brian Day
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  • Transportation

    Elon Musk says he has ‘verbal approval’ for a northeast U.S. Hyperloop transit system

    Elon Musk’s passion for tunnels as vast transportation networks is drawing suitors, but in typical Musk fashion he’s stingy with details. The SpaceX CEO, worth more than $13 billion, tweeted Thursday morning that he scored “verbal govt approval” for his Hawthorne-based Boring Co. to dig a high-speed underground...

    Sandy Mazza
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  • Movie industry

    Railroad to pay $3.9 million for train death of film worker

    SAVANNAH, Ga. — A railroad owner plans to appeal a jury’s decision that it must pay $3.9 million to the family of a movie worker killed on a Georgia railroad trestle in 2014, a spokesman for the company said. The jury in Savannah decided in a civil verdict Monday that CSX Transportation shared in the blame for the deadly freight train collision even though the film crew was trespassing. The parents of Sarah Jones sued CSX in Chatham County State Court, saying the...

    By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press|

  • Driverless cars

    Tesla driver recants, says Autopilot not to blame for crash

    DETROIT >> A Tesla driver says his car’s partially self-driving Autopilot system wasn’t responsible for a crash in Minnesota, despite what he initially told investigators. In its police report obtained Monday by The Associated Press, the Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office said David Clark, 58, blamed Autopilot for a crash Saturday evening in Hawick, Minnesota. Clark initially told deputies that when he engaged the Autopilot feature, the car suddenly...

    By Dee-Ann Durbin The Associated Press|

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