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By Sharon Raghavachary | May 20, 2010
When I first served on the Crescenta Valley Town Council, I attended one of the early presentations from the California Department of Transportation on the beginning of the State Route 710 Geotechnical Study. At that time, it seemed inconceivable that a tunnel to connect the 710 Freeway to the Foothill (210) Freeway was even being considered, and no one in the valley seemed to take the plan seriously. We now know that Caltrans is determined to build this tunnel, no matter what.
By Seth Amitin | April 17, 2010
The Amgen Tour of California will not return to La Cañada Flintridge this year due to Station-fire-related risks to cyclists, race officials announced this week. The tour, which begins May 16 in San Diego, was scheduled to traverse Angeles Crest Highway during its sixth stage. Representatives for the California Department of Transportation last week alerted AEG Sports officials, the coordinators of the Amgen Tour, that the possibility of rock slides in the burn area along Angeles Crest Highway posed too much of a safety risk.
By Megan O’Neil | March 24, 2010
Angeles Crest (2) Highway could remain closed until early summer due to ongoing road repairs, Caltrans officials said Monday. The mountainous pass was scheduled to reopen by the end of March, but rain storms have caused “significant roadway washout,” some as long as 110 feet, said Maria Raptis, a spokeswoman for the California Department of Transportation. Portions of hillside below the highway suffered erosion as deep as 200 feet, she said. “For those who have to get up there for business or to service equipment, they’ll have to seek access though the county roads,” Raptis said.
By Ruth Longoria | June 26, 2009
The recent installation and activation of ramp meters on the La Crescenta section of the Foothill (210) Freeway by Caltrans was the hottest issue on last week’s Crescenta Valley Town Council agenda, although a few other topics, such as water conservation and fire safety, also engaged the crowd. The meeting gave an opportunity to residents — many of whom are upset with the meters and the traffic congestion created primarily in front of La Crescenta Elementary School — to air their concerns, and also for Caltrans representatives to explain rationale and ask residents for patience as drivers become used to the change.
June 18, 2009
Utility manager to discuss water Glenn Steiger, general manager of Glendale Water & Power, together with Principal Civil Engineer Pat Hayes, is scheduled to appear live on Vrej Agajanian?s television show today to discuss the city?s proposed water ordinance, which is tentatively slated to go to the City Council next week. The ordinance includes a number of mandatory conservation measures to keep Glendale from going over its reduced water shipments from the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, a result of years of drought and drawn downs on state reserves.
June 12, 2009
Red light means stop. As many have already heard, the plug has been pulled on the Crescenta Valley Sun. Our last issue will be on July 3; thereafter, the Glendale News-Press will be taking care of covering the Crescenta Valley area. Our sister paper, the La Cañada Valley Sun, will remain for our eastern neighbors; however the office will move to new digs on Foothill Boulevard on June 19. The staff at the Glendale News-Press, especially Director of Editorial Dan Evans, seem excited about being more active in the Crescenta Valley community.
By Ruth Longoria | June 12, 2009
Opposition to the proposed 710 freeway extension tunnel was the primary discussion at last week’s Crescenta Valley Town Council executive committee meeting. This following last month’s presentation by Caltrans officials at the Town Council meeting, regarding the recently conducted SR-710 Tunnel Technical Study. The study already has cost nearly $4 million for drilling, sound tests and community outreach, including the Crescenta Valley presentation and similar presentations in other nearby cities expected to be affected by the additional noise and traffic if the tunnel is built.
By Robin Goldsworthy | May 29, 2009
The time was changed, the location was changed, but the tune remained the same. The meeting of the CV Town Council took place on Thursday evening, May 21 and was moved from the CV High School library to the Sparr Heights Community Center with a town forum setting beginning at 6:30 rather than its regular 7 p.m. start time. However, when members of the Department of Transportation stepped up to give its presentation on the progress of the 710 Tunnel project, the crowd sounded its disapproval of the multi-billion dollar plan.
By Mary O’Keefe | May 22, 2009
On Wednesday, a ribbon cutting event was held at Vincent Gap Vista Point in the Angeles National Forest as Caltrans reopened to the public a portion of Angeles Crest Highway after completing $10.5 million in repairs. The repairs took four years to complete. The road is new, smooth and ready for travel which is why there was a line of motorcycle riders waiting for the opening, said Sgt. Ken Binkley, Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station. Angeles Crest and Angeles National Forest highways are well known for motorcycle travel.
April 10, 2009
After the April 1 tragedy, the city of La Cañada Flintridge released its correspondence with Caltrans. On Sept. 10, 2008, the City sent a letter to Caltrans expressing concern about the “recurrence of run-away vehicle accidents on Angeles Crest Highway” after the Sept. 5 onion truck crash. “With the opening of the new Town Center development we anticipate increased vehicular and pedestrian traffic that may also increase the likelihood of more devastating results should such incidents occur in the future ” On Sept.
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