| Feb 15, 2014
| 11:18 AM
With a load of furniture for his daughter, John Barbieri of San Pedro headed north on the 405 Freeway on Saturday morning for the first leg of a trip to San Luis Obispo.
Traffic moved well past Los Angeles International Airport, and he decided to try...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 6:31 PM
SOMEWHERE ON THE NEW JERSEY TURNPIKE -- It is perhaps fitting that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, whose role after Hurricane Sandy garnered him much praise, would be inaugurated to his second term during a surprisingly ferocious snowstorm that is...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 5:04 PM
Child car seats would for the first time have to protect children from death and injury in side-impact crashes under regulations the government proposed Wednesday.
The proposal by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration would upgrade...
| Jan 26, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Nothing seemed to underscore the revolving door between federal regulators and the companies they regulate as vividly as the two milestones marked on Jan. 17 at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
One was NHTSA's announcement that it was...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 10:26 PM
SAN FRANCISCO Two engineers who say their safety concerns about the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge were suppressed by Caltrans higher-ups told a state Senate committee Friday that they nevertheless believe the new eastern span of the structure is safe....
| Jan 29, 2014
| 9:18 AM
Mayor Bill De Blasio had been in office just one day when it happened: A 53-year-old man was hit and killed by a van while crossing a Queens street in the early evening.
Eight days later, it happened again, this time on Manhattan’s Upper West...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 2:34 PM
RAMALLAH, West Bank – Israeli soldiers fatally shot a young Palestinian man on a West Bank road Wednesday, and a dispute immediately arose about the circumstances of the confrontation.
The Israel Defense Forces said the man, identified by...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 5:11 PM
The recent report from the Los Angeles 2020 Commission paints a bleak picture for Los Angeles, with a laundry list of ills facing the city. Our concern is that the commission will recommend options, to come within 90 days, that mimic those of the past:...
| Jan 18, 2014
| 11:00 AM
As crazy as it sounds, you may one day get into your car and head to the coffee shop, to work, to the gym or the beach without ever putting your foot on the brake or the gas pedal.
No, you're not going to have a chauffeur. Your car is going to drive...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 10:06 PM
When downtown voters agreed last winter to bring back the Los Angeles streetcar, the campaign pitch sounded simple: a $125-million trolley through the heart of the central city, with funding split between federal grants and a new property tax.
| Jan 2, 2014
| 11:16 AM
I like to think I’ve learned a lot about what it’s like to be bicyclist on the streets of Los Angeles since this blog took up the RoadshareLA project (which you can find online and follow on twitter at #roadshareLA) last fall. I am still a...