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By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | April 9, 2012
A 25-year-old Glendale motorist is free on bail following a fiery crash Saturday night that shut down the Ventura (134) Freeway for hours, police said. Prosecutors have yet to file charges against the motorist, Hakop Maghakyan, who was taken into custody about 1:45 a.m. Sunday by Glendale police. California Highway Patrol officials said Maghakyan was drunk and speeding when his car crashed into a tanker full of gasoline near the Golden State (5) Freeway. Maghakyan was released about noon the same day after posting a $5,000 bail.
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NEWS
September 2, 2003
Josh Kleinbaum While La Canada Flintridge officials have made progress in negotiations with Caltrans about the location of an electronic message sign, the City Council will not discuss the sign at tonight's meeting. "We're still working with Caltrans on the location information," City Manager Mark Alexander said. At two previous council meetings, Caltrans presented the city with proposed locations for the sign, which will display safety messages for drivers approaching Angeles Crest Highway.
NEWS
September 13, 2003
Robert Chacon Residents are urging city staff to reach an agreement with the state Department of Transportation about a traffic sign on Angeles Crest Highway, before the agency decides on its own where it will put the sign. The city and Caltrans have been working together on a suitable location for the electronic sign, which would warn drivers of road conditions on the mountain road, but have been deadlocked on a decision. Caltrans initiated the project in 1999.
NEWS
February 19, 2005
Rima Shah Assemblywoman Carol Liu has introduced legislation requiring Caltrans to consult with local governments when proposing projects in their areas. If passed, the bill would stop arbitrary Caltrans transportation projects that have affected the city, La Canada Flintridge officials said. "I am in strong support of this legislation," said Councilman David Spence. "The legislation came out because of the attitude of Caltrans and the way they treat local governments.
NEWS
January 6, 2004
Robert Chacon Before the Foothill (210) Freeway was built through La Canada Flintridge in the early 1970s, the California Department of Transportation made verbal agreements with the then-unincorporated community that it would include sound walls in the construction, City Council members say. Those walls were never built. In December, the council approved a $450,000 sound-wall study as a precursor to construction, something it feels Caltrans should have done long ago. "[Councilman]
NEWS
By Daniel Siegal, daniel.siegal@latimes.com | October 8, 2012
Gov. Jerry Brown last week vetoed a bill that would have forced the California Department of Transportation to quickly sell some of the nearly 500 properties it owns within the path of a potential Long Beach (710) Freeway extension. In his veto message, Brown said he is working to find a solution for the so-called “710 gap,” where transportation officials are studying a 4.5-mile tunnel connecting the 710 and Foothill (210) freeways even as local leaders and residents raise alarms about the proposal.
NEWS
May 23, 2003
Josh Kleinbaum With the help of a water slume, the city of La Canada Flintridge hopes to link the two ends of its trail system, giving hikers, bikers and equestrians a complete circle within in the city. "You can imagine how much more user-friendly the trail will become if it could connect all the way around, so you can get on and off anywhere," said Greg Brown, a City Council member and former vice chairman of the trails committee. "The big deal is getting across the freeway."
NEWS
September 11, 2003
When a handful of residents takes on a gigantic government agency, the appealing thing to do -- from a public service and "fight for the underdog" point of view -- is take their side, insisting that the voice of the little man be heard as loudly and often as that of the ponderous bureaucracy. But how many times can the smaller foe stop the larger in its tracks, refusing to budge, before the behemoth gets tired of the nuisance and simply swats it away, particularly when simple courtesy is all that's been stopping it from doing so?
NEWS
April 29, 2000
Buck Wargo CITY HALL -- Put in a sound wall along the Ventura (134) Freeway before any improvements are made to on and off ramps near San Fernando Road, several Glendale residents told Caltrans Thursday. About a dozen people attended a Caltrans and city public hearing and a handful spoke out against the $32.3 million state-funded project that would improve access to the city's industrial corridor along San Fernando Road. Residents feared it would only increase traffic, noise and pollution and hurt their neighborhoods.
NEWS
September 22, 2000
GLENDALE -- Starting at 11:59 tonight, a stretch of the Glendale (2) Freeway through Los Angeles will be closed for two days for the shooting of a film. Caltrans granted the permit to Bangalow Productions of Santa Monica, which will be filming until midnight Sunday. The northbound and southbound lanes of the freeway will be closed from the Golden State (5) Freeway to Glendale Boulevard in Los Angeles. Details of the film were not available, but a voice mail message at the office of Bangalow Productions said it is producing "Crocodile Dundee III."
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