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By Mary O’Keefe | November 14, 2008
Genta Negata, 24, of Glendale was struck and killed after he drove from his Glendale home onto the Foothill (210) Freeway, exited his vehicle and then ran into traffic. According to California Highway Patrol Officer Todd Workman, Negata, a 2002 graduate of Crescenta Valley High School, for some unknown reason drove a family member?s vehicle through his yard in the 1200 block of Shirley Jean Street in Glendale at 6 p.m. on Nov. 6. He knocked down two fences in the yard before driving onto surface streets.
NEWS
September 25, 2012
I've been reading a lot about the proposed extension of the 710 Freeway to the 210, and everyone is concerned about pollution and traffic impact, but no one is talking about the crime element that it would bring into our cities. It is a well-known fact that criminals travel the freeways and target areas with easy access to the freeways for quick getaways. So why do we want that, in addition to all the other negatives, including that of having a tunnel freeway in earthquake country!
NEWS
July 15, 2013
Drivers were urged to get an early start to their morning commutes Monday, as a fire-damaged section of the interchange between the 5 and 2 freeways remained shut down following a weekend tunnel fire. All northbound lanes of the 5 Freeway at the 2 Freeway were closed indefinitely, and only two southbound lanes were open early Monday, according to  Caltrans . Lanes are expected to be open Tuesday. All transition roads from the 2 Freeway to the 5 Freeway were closed, and the crash also jammed nearby surface streets such as Fletcher Drive, San Fernando Road, Glendale Boulevard and Riverside Drive.
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February 1, 2013
The northbound 5 Freeway at the 110 Freeway was closed Friday morning after a high-speed pursuit of suspected robbers led to a deadly crash, authorities said. Authorities are diverting traffic onto the 110 Freeway, said Officer Ed Jacobs of the California Highway Patrol. The incident began when police received a 1:46 a.m. call of a robbery at a 7-Eleven store off East 4th Street and South Cummings Street in which a suspect drew a knife, said Sgt. Peter Gamino of the Los Angeles Police Department.
NEWS
September 9, 2012
The bear that wandered over the 210 Freeway and into Montrose early Sunday morning has been tranquilized and is being taken back into the Angeles National Forest. The bear was sedated around 10:30 a.m. after it had been seen in the area of Florencita Lane and Montrose Drive. It had already been loaded into the back of a truck by 11 a.m. Officials were unsure if it was male or female. It did not harm any humans or damage any property. The animal was first sighted around 7:30 a.m., according to officials with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.
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By Katie Landan, katie.landan@latimes.com | August 22, 2011
Traffic on eastbound lanes of the 134 Freeway in Glendale was brought to a brief halt following a crash on Tuesday afternoon. At 3:53 p.m., two cars collided near the Glendale Ave. exit ramp, according to the CHP. No injuries were reported. Eastbound traffic began to clear at 4:30 p.m.      
NEWS
August 28, 2012
Firefighters from three agencies got the upper hand Tuesday on a one-acre brush fire in La Crescenta that closed two lanes of the 210 Freeway, authorities said. The fire, first reported at 12:55 p.m., burned roughly an acre next to the westbound lanes of the freeway before it was knocked down at 1:47 p.m., Los Angeles County Fire Department Inspector Quvondo Johnson. Firefighters from the Glendale, Los Angeles and Los Angeles County responded to the blaze, which  burned terrain east of Pennsylvania Avenue.
NEWS
November 17, 2012
A woman died Saturday morning after her pickup truck shot about 50 feet off the northbound Golden State (5) Freeway into an area full of brush and trees near the Glendale-Los Angeles border. The fatal accident, which occurred about 9:30 a.m., jammed traffic for hours around the 5 and Ventura (134) freeways.  The woman's husband, who was also in the vehicle, survived the crash after the car spun out over the freeway's edge. He sustained minor injuries, Jacobs said, adding that neither their identities nor information about who was driving were available.
NEWS
April 1, 2011
Originally, the connection of the Long Beach (710) Freeway to the Foothill (210) Freeway was considered a vital connection to reduce traffic in downtown Los Angeles. Interestingly, it still is a vital connection. As the population grew north of South Pasadena, the need to travel south to work intensified. Fremont Avenue, a main north-south street that goes through South Pasadena, and the Arroyo Seco (110) Parkway are the most viable means for traveling south. In the morning and afternoon, both routes resemble parking lots.
NEWS
September 7, 2012
Re: “L.A. City Council spurns 710 tunnel, Aug. 29.” Just do it! Finish the 710 Freeway extension as originally planned more than 40 years ago and forget most of the protest from most of those who were not even around when the project was first started. Many have enjoyed living in the houses that were bought by the California Department of Transportation, including me, many years ago in El Sereno. Has anyone ever mentioned the inconvenience, noise and air pollution that has existed for residents in Alhambra, El Sereno and San Marino for all those years?
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April 26, 2014
Greetings, 818 readers! Today is Wednesday, April 30. Weather for the Glendale area is expected to reach a high of 96 and a low of 65. These are your top regional news stories:  Firefighters contained a small brush fire Tuesday afternoon before it spread to nearby homes in a north Glendale neighborhood, police said. The driver of a big-rig that caught fire on the southbound Golden State (5) Freeway Monday afternoon - temporarily shutting down four freeway lanes and causing traffic delays - was arrested after the incident on suspicion of drunk driving , authorities said.
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April 26, 2014
Greetings, 818 readers! Today is Saturday, April 26, 2014. Weather for the Glendale area is expected to reach a high of 67 and a low of 51. These are your top regional news stories:  Los Angeles County transportation officials have pushed back its release of an environmental report regarding 710 Freeway extension proposals , local officials learned this week. A prolonged period of below-average rainfall has put the entire state of California under some level of drought , ranging in severity from moderate to exceptional, for the first time in 15 years.
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April 25, 2014
Greetings, 818 readers! Today is Friday, April 25, 2014. Weather for the Glendale area is expected to reach a high of 69 and a low of 52, with a 30% chance of rain at night. These are your top regional news stories:  A collision between two rigs in the Pasadena area of the 210 Freeway shut down the eastbound lanes near the Allen Avenue exit, the Metro Gold Line and the connector from the 134 Freeway, with a Sig Alert that lasted through Thursday night. A Burbank pedestrian who was hit by an SUV Thursday morning is in a coma after undergoing surgery, according to the Burbank Police Department.
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By Melissa Pamer, KTLA | April 24, 2014
The San Gabriel River (210) Freeway was reopened Thursday night after a big rig collision shut down all eastbound lanes in the Pasadena area of the freeway . A Sig Alert was issued at 1:05 p.m.  east of Allen Avenue “until further notice,” according to the California Highway Patrol. Two big rigs had been involved in a collision, CHP Office Patrick Kimball told KTLA. It was not known if anyone was injured in the incident, which occurred at 12:56 p.m., he said.  The westbound carpool lane was closed and CHP was shutting down the eastbound 134 Freeway transition to the eastbound 210, Kimball said.
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By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | April 16, 2014
A reputed gang member accused of killing a Mongols Motorcycle Club member on the Glendale (2) Freeway in 2008 was sentenced Wednesday to life without the possibility of parole. Richard Clayborne, 40, was convicted last month of shooting and killing 30-year-old Venice resident Manuel Martin as well as trying to kill another motorcyclist, Ronald Hamburg. He faces additional time for shooting and firearm charges. As Prosecutor Steven Dickman and court officials were trying to determine his prison term, Clayborne said, “Who cares?
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By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | April 8, 2014
A reputed gang member accused of trying to kill two Glendale men during a carjacking and subsequent freeway crash was ordered to stand trial Monday on attempted murder charges. Manuel Jesus Rodriguez, 28, of Tujunga is charged with carjacking, assault with a firearm and two counts of attempted murder stemming from the Jan. 7 shooting in Glendale, according to Ricardo Santiago, spokesman for the Los Angeles County district attorney's office. Rodriguez, who is also known as "Travieso," is a listed member of the Glendale-based Toonerville gang, which is named in an injunction obtained by Glendale and Los Angeles in 2009, officials said.
NEWS
April 2, 2014
For the second straight day, rain and a big rig have created havoc for Pasadena commuters. About 2 a.m. Wednesday, a big rig crashed into a median wall on the eastbound 210 Freeway where it meets the 134 Freeway, according to the California Highway Patrol, the Los Angeles Times reported . Two more big rigs were soon involved in the wreck, which ultimately shut down the freeway junction until about 8 a.m. A day earlier, a big rig...
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By Richie Duchon | April 1, 2014
Transition roads onto the westbound 210 Freeway at the 134 Freeway in Pasadena were closed early Tuesday after a big rig jackknifed, the California Highway Patrol said . The truck lost control and became entangled with a guard rail on the transition road where the westbound 210 turns north toward La Cañada Flintridge, CHP Officer Alex Rubio told the Los Angeles Times.  The driver was transported to a hospital with minor injuries, and...
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By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | March 13, 2014
Two men were convicted this week in the 2008 murder of a Mongols Motorcycle Club member gunned down while riding on the Glendale (2) Freeway. Jurors on Wednesday found Richard Clayborne, 40, and Jose Gonzalez, 36, guilty of killing 30-year-old Venice resident Manuel Martin, who suffered a gunshot wound to his chest on Oct. 8, 2008 as he rode alongside another motorcyclist, authorities said. Clayborne and Gonzalez were also found guilty of trying to kill the other motorcyclist, Ronald Hamburg, said Ricardo Santiago, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County district attorney's office.
NEWS
February 28, 2014
The offramp on the eastbound Foothill (210) Freeway at Lowell Avenue was closed Friday morning after a collision involving a jack-knifed semi-truck and three vehicles, according to Officer Tony Polizzi with the California Highway Patrol. The incident occurred at 7:38 a.m., and a Sigalert was issued for more than three hours. At noon, crews were still pumping liquid from tanks that were on the truck, rather than trying to move the full tanks, Polizzi said. No injuries were reported and details about the collision were not immediately available, he added.
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