| Jan 7, 2014
| 2:11 PM
A key Los Angeles freeway connector will reopen Friday, nearly six months after a gas tanker crashed and caught fire, sending flames shooting through the air and dumping 8,500 gallons of gasoline that sent a “burning river of fuel” down the L....
| Jan 9, 2014
| 12:05 AM
From an urban puma's perspective, the news of late from greater Los Angeles has been mixed.
On the positive front, a small population of mountain lions is surviving in the relatively compact confines of the Santa Monica Mountains, where deer are...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 9:47 PM
Tony Brake had seen tunnel fires before, and given the tower of black smoke and what he could see of the flames, he feared this one was going to be bad.
On a Saturday morning in July, a tanker truck carrying 8,700 gallons of gasoline flipped over, and...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 5:32 PM
Almost $170 million in additional improvements for Los Angeles International Airport were approved Monday, including major repairs to the aging upper roadway around the central terminal area.
The Board of Airport Commissioners unanimously awarded $80...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 10:35 AM
SAN FRANCISCO — A federal judge has rejected legal claims by environmental groups that sued Caltrans and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in hopes of stopping construction of a controversial freeway bypass in Willits, Calif.
The four-lane bypass...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 10:08 AM
The Mulholland Drive Bridge, whose two-phased demolitions in 2011 and 2012 sparked fears of terrible traffic gridlocks widely known as “Carmageddon,” reopened Wednesday morning.
County and state transportation officials removed the traffic...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 8:38 AM
Discuss the possible toll lanes that could connect Orange and Los Angeles counties at 9 a.m. with L.A. Times reporter Adolfo Flores.
A proposal for a $1.47-billion project to add toll lanes to a traffic-clogged 14-mile stretch of the 405 Freeway from...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 12:22 AM
The Vincent Thomas Bridge opened to traffic on Nov. 15, 1963....
| Nov 20, 2013
| 4:38 PM
The "Lexus lane" was born in Orange County nearly two decades ago: Pay a toll and avoid the crushing rush hour traffic.
The first of the toll lanes offered commuters an easier ride between Orange and Riverside counties.
From there, Orange County added...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 4:56 PM
Amtrak-California set ridership records last year on two of its busiest long distance lines in the state — the Pacific Surfliner along the coast and the San Joaquin through the Central Valley.
Rail officials announced Thursday that the two lines,...
| Nov 23, 2013
On some issues, there are very few or no "pro" letters to balance out the "con" ones. Take, for example, the Los Angeles Unified School District's iPad program. Since it was unveiled this year, I could perhaps count on my fingers the number of letters we'...