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By Joe Piasecki, joe.piasecki@latimes.com | June 15, 2013
A driver who got out of his car following a crash on the Ventura (134) Freeway in Glendale early Saturday morning died after being struck twice by oncoming traffic, according to California Highway Patrol investigators. The name of the driver, who was black and in his 40s, has not been released pending notification of next of kin, Los Angeles County coroner's office Lt. Cheryl MacWillie said. The initial crash occurred at 12:24 a.m. after a 2001 Honda CRV stopped for unknown reasons in a middle westbound lane just before Pacific Avenue and was rear-ended by a 2005 Toyota Solara traveling at an unknown speed, California Highway Patrol officer Monica Posada said.
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By Maria Hsin, maria.hsin@latimes.com | October 3, 2011
Authorities say they are continuing to investigate the death of a 55-year-old Long Beach man who was struck and killed Saturday night while helping to change a flat tire on the Ventura (134) Freeway, although it appears to have been a “horrible accident.” The man, who Los Angeles County coroner's officials identified as Donald Bishop, was struck and killed on the 134 Freeway near the Buena Vista Street off-ramp at about 10:45 p.m. as he walked back to his car after helping a friend change a tire on a Ford pickup.
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By Brittany Levine, brittany.levine@latimes.com | January 30, 2014
A $1.4 million street improvement project along Glendale Avenue near the Ventura (134) Freeway was given the green light by the City Council this week. The stretch of roadway near the freeway is one of the most traveled throughout the city with an estimated 50,000 trips per day expected for the street by 2030, according to a city report. “As you all know from experience, it gets pretty clogged there,” Public Works Director Steve Zurn told the council at a meeting on Tuesday night, adding that the improvements have been in the planning stages for the greater part of his more than 25-year career at the city.
NEWS
January 24, 2003
Two traffic collisions, including one involving a pair of hit-and-run drivers, clogged the Ventura (134) Freeway in both directions for about an hour Thursday night. The first collision, which occurred at 7:28 p.m., involved five cars on the westbound side of the freeway before the connector ramp to the northbound Golden State (5) Freeway. Two drivers left the scene, according to CHP Officer Vince Ramirez. The second crash, involving three vehicles, took place about 7:36 p.m. on the 134 Freeway west of San Fernando Road, Ramirez said.
LOCAL
By Jason Wells | January 3, 2007
GLENDALE — A collision between three big-rig trucks on the Ventura (134) Freeway just west of the Glendale (2) Freeway interchange Tuesday closed all eastbound lanes for more than six hours as hazardous-materials crews cleaned up 150 gallons of spilled diesel fuel. There were only minor injuries. Traffic, which was backed up to the Golden State (5) Freeway interchange, was diverted onto the Glendale (2) Freeway for more than six hours as authorities worked to clean up spilled fuel and remove the charred remains of a big rig. The accident occurred at 7:40 a.m. when the driver of a semitrailer rear-ended a big rig traveling eastbound on the Ventura Freeway at a "much higher rate of speed," California Highway Patrol Officer Ken Butler said.
NEWS
February 9, 2000
Paul M. Anderson GLENDALE -- When Glendale Police Lt. Don Meredith went out to see the new signs on the Ventura Freeway memorializing slain Officer Charles Lazzaretto it brought a tear to his eye. "He was a good friend," Meredith said. "He was a super nice guy who always had a smile and something nice to say." Assemblyman Scott Wildman pushed through legislation last year that renamed a stretch of the Ventura Freeway from the Glendale Freeway to the Golden State Freeway after Lazzaretto who was killed in the line of duty in 1997.
NEWS
November 16, 2001
Karen S. Kim NORTHWEST GLENDALE -- Two separate accidents snarled traffic on the Golden State (5) Freeway and Ventura (134) Freeway on Thursday night during rush hour. A pickup rolled over in the right lane of the southbound Golden State Freeway at Western Avenue after being hit by another vehicle at 6:05 p.m. The overturned pickup's driver, an off-duty sheriff's officer, was pulled out of the vehicle by bystanders before paramedics arrived, Burbank Fire Capt.
NEWS
February 18, 2004
Two 19-year-old Glendale men face charges of felony failing to yield and drug possession after cutting off a California Highway Patrol officer on the Ventura (134) Freeway, then driving away when the officer tried to pull them over. Armando Lopez and Michael Nevarez led a CHP officer on a short chase from the west Ventura Freeway to the south Golden State (5) Freeway and onto Glendale and Los Angeles surface streets while throwing what authorities believe were small bags of drugs out the window, CHP Officer Vince Bell said.
NEWS
February 19, 2004
A Los Angeles man faces potential charges of driving under the influence of alcohol and reckless driving after driving west in the eastbound lanes of the Ventura (134) Freeway. Carlos Salvador, 24, was released Monday after posting $5,000 bail after he was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol after a California Highway Patrol officer saw him drive by on the Ventura Freeway about 4:40 a.m. Monday, CHP Officer Vince Bell said.
NEWS
February 15, 2000
Paul M. Anderson GLENDALE -- A Glendale man is scheduled to appear in Glendale Municipal Court today to face allegations that he stole a videocassette recorder from his parents home and led police on a high-speed chase up to Oxnard. Jason Glenn Worcester, 30, of Glendale was arrested on suspicion of burglary Sunday, police said. Worcester's parents kicked him out of their house recently, but he returned Sunday night while his parents were away, according to a police report.
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February 1, 2014
[UPDATE 4:30 p.m.] The Central Avenue exit off of the eastbound Ventura (134) Freeway was reopened after a brief closure Saturday afternoon due to a two-vehicle collision. Officer Peter Bishop with the California Highway Patrol said one vehicle on the offramp had turned over on its side. The Glendale Fire Department sent to two fire engines, one truck and one ambulance to the scene, according to Brandy Villaneuva, spokesperson for the department. Two people were transported to the hospital, she said.
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By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | January 31, 2014
After Lidiya Badalyan was struck in a crosswalk by a driver in July near Glendale High School, she was hospitalized for two months and remained in a full-body brace as she recovered from several broken bones. But life just isn't the same anymore for the 75-year-old resident, said her daughter, Lousine Sogomonian. Badalyan maintained an active lifestyle and worked out four times a week. But she now uses a walker and can't stand for long periods of time. While police are still investigating the incident, her daughter said pedestrian-involved collisions like her mother's incident have become frequent . “I see the problem is middle-aged drivers,” she said.
NEWS
By Brittany Levine, brittany.levine@latimes.com | January 30, 2014
A $1.4 million street improvement project along Glendale Avenue near the Ventura (134) Freeway was given the green light by the City Council this week. The stretch of roadway near the freeway is one of the most traveled throughout the city with an estimated 50,000 trips per day expected for the street by 2030, according to a city report. “As you all know from experience, it gets pretty clogged there,” Public Works Director Steve Zurn told the council at a meeting on Tuesday night, adding that the improvements have been in the planning stages for the greater part of his more than 25-year career at the city.
NEWS
By Joe Piasecki, joe.piasecki@latimes.com | June 15, 2013
A driver who got out of his car following a crash on the Ventura (134) Freeway in Glendale early Saturday morning died after being struck twice by oncoming traffic, according to California Highway Patrol investigators. The name of the driver, who was black and in his 40s, has not been released pending notification of next of kin, Los Angeles County coroner's office Lt. Cheryl MacWillie said. The initial crash occurred at 12:24 a.m. after a 2001 Honda CRV stopped for unknown reasons in a middle westbound lane just before Pacific Avenue and was rear-ended by a 2005 Toyota Solara traveling at an unknown speed, California Highway Patrol officer Monica Posada said.
NEWS
By Maria Hsin, maria.hsin@latimes.com | October 3, 2011
Authorities say they are continuing to investigate the death of a 55-year-old Long Beach man who was struck and killed Saturday night while helping to change a flat tire on the Ventura (134) Freeway, although it appears to have been a “horrible accident.” The man, who Los Angeles County coroner's officials identified as Donald Bishop, was struck and killed on the 134 Freeway near the Buena Vista Street off-ramp at about 10:45 p.m. as he walked back to his car after helping a friend change a tire on a Ford pickup.
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By Los Angeles Times | July 11, 2011
With the 405 Freeway set to be closed this weekend, transportation officials have identified several "hot spots" that are expected to be hit hard by traffic gridlock. The Times' Dan Wiekel identified some of them: CANYON ROADS: It's the mostly two-lane, north-south canyon roads connecting the San Fernando Valley and western Los Angeles County. Those roads, which traverse affluent neighborhoods such as Bel-Air, can bog down in normal weekend traffic. They include Sepulveda Boulevard, Beverly Glen Boulevard, Benedict Canyon Drive, Coldwater Canyon Drive, Laurel Canyon Boulevard and Cahuenga Boulevard.
NEWS
By DAN EVANS | June 28, 2009
My office at the Glendale News-Press features two windows. One of those windows looks out onto the newsroom, while the second is a glowing rectangle tuned to either local news or CNN. Since Thursday afternoon, that second window has been constantly repeating the news of Michael Jackson’s demise. The operative word here is “repeat.” With almost no new news, my television brethren have been forced to regurgitate the tidbits of information over and over and . .
NEWS
By Jason Wells | August 29, 2008
NORTHWEST GLENDALE — Metrolink on Thursday was scheduled to begin the groundwork for a railroad crossing for the future Flower Street extension, a $2.21-million project that neighbors have opposed from the beginning. The crossing will accompany the extension of Flower Street across the tracks to San Fernando Road, which was called for in the city’s agreement with the Walt Disney Co.’s Grand Central Campus. Without the street extension, city attorneys have said Glendale would be at risk of having to pay damages if Disney’s expansion plans were delayed as a result.
LOCAL
By Jason Wells | June 4, 2008
NORTHWEST GLENDALE — A 48-year-old Fountain Valley man was struck and killed on the Ventura (134) Freeway early Tuesday morning after he pulled over, got out of his car and tried to help people involved in a previous crash, authorities said. The fatal accident, which is still under investigation, occurred at about 1 a.m. on the eastbound Ventura Freeway just west of Pacific Avenue when 26-year-old Sara Kacee swerved at a high rate of speed to miss the first wreck, which was blocking the No. 1 and 2 lanes, and hit Kirk Dowling as he walked along the sound wall to offer his assistance, according to the California Highway Patrol.
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