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San Gabriel Valley roundup: Pasadena blasts 710 extension plans, Good Samaritan stabbed at Arcadia park

August 20, 2012
  • A person walks his dogs past a sign opposed to the 710 Freeway being built on the 300 block of Avenue 64 in Pasadena on Wednesday, August 8, 2012.
A person walks his dogs past a sign opposed to the 710 Freeway… (Raul Roa, Staff…)

Good morning, readers. Today is Monday, August 20. Pasadena city officials are not pleased with any of the Metropolitan Transportation Agency’s proposed routes for the Long Beach (710) Freeway extension.

The city is exploring ways to overturn a 2001 voter initiative that formally offered the city’s support for an extension that would connect the freeway to the Foothill (210) Freeway in Pasadena from its current terminus in Alhambra. Pasadena Sun

Police are searching for suspects after a man was stabbed while intervening in an argument at an Arcadia park. Pasadena Star

The final projects of Measure B, a $25 million school bond approved by voters in 2004 to fund La Cañada Unified School District projects, are wrapping up. Officials say the bond covered more projects than originally expected, but dollars from the bond are expected to run out by the end of the summer. La Cañada Valley Sun

NASA’s rover Curiosity used its laser to shoot a rock on Mars, firing 30 pulses and burning a small hole. SGV Tribune

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