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By Michael Balsamo Associated Press|

Traffic woes in Harbor Area don’t dampen the embrace of CicLAvia

Tens of thousands of people turned out Sunday for the first CicLAvia event in the Harbor Area, a day of fun for those on bicycles but not so much for anyone in an automobile. An estimated 35,000 to 40,000 people participated in the event from 9 ...

By Donna Littlejohn|


  • Automotive accidents

    Two injured in crash near Narbonne High School in Harbor City

    Two people were taken to hospitals Tuesday following a single-vehicle rollover crash at 243rd Street and Western Avenue near Narbonne High School in Harbor City. Firefighters said the crash occurred at 3:16 p.m. Authorities said the car was occupied by three people, who were able to get out of the car unassisted. One suffered non-life-threatening injuries. The other victims’ injuries were not available. Police did not know if the victims were students. — Larry Altman


  • Funerals and memorial services

    Public memorial planned at Mira Costa football stadium for fallen Marine

    A public memorial will be held Sunday at the Mira Costa High School football stadium for Chad Elliott Jenson, the 25-year-old Marine sergeant who died in a military plane crash last month in Mississippi. The memorial will be at 2 p.m. at the stadium at 1401 Artesia Blvd. in Manhattan Beach and parking will be available on Peck Avenue south of...

    Megan Barnes

  • Automotive accidents

    Driver killed in Rolling Hills Estates crash

    A motorist was killed early Monday when he lost control of his pickup truck while driving in Rolling Hills Estates and crashed into an oncoming car, sheriff’s deputies said. The unidentified man was headed west on Palos Verdes Drive North after passing Hawthorne Boulevard when he struck the median and hit the eastbound car at 12:20 a.m., sheriff’s Lt. Tony Del Pinto said. The pickup truck’s driver was pronounced dead at the scene. A driver and four passengers...

    Larry Altman

  • Protests and demonstrations

    1 dead, 26 injured after car plows into group at Charlottesville white nationalist rally

    VIRGINIA >> A hospital official says one person has died and 26 were injured after a car plowed into a group of protesters in Charlottesville. University of Virginia Medical Center spokeswoman Angela Taylor confirmed the death to The Associated Press. Virginia Secretary of Public Safety Brian Moran said the driver, a man, has been arrested. The mayor of Charlottesville said via Twitter on Saturday that he is “heartbroken” to announce that a “life...

    By the Associated Press|

  • Hit-and-run

    Bicyclist killed in South LA hit-and-run

    LOS ANGELES >> A bicyclist, possibly a man between the age of 45 to 50, was struck and killed Saturday by a hit-and-run motorist in South Los Angeles. Officers were dispatched about 2:30 a.m. to Broadway and 88th Street where they found the bicyclist in the middle of the street on Broadway, said a watch commander at the LAPD’s South Traffic Division. The motorist was going southbound on Broadway when he struck the bicyclist, he said. The bicyclist was...

    By City News Service|

  • Traffic

    Second lawsuit filed over Vista del Mar ‘road diet’

    Vista del Mar may be getting all of its traffic lanes back in coming weeks, but the legal mess over a controversial “road diet” and several others in Playa del Rey is only heating up. Late Wednesday, hours after the...

    Megan Barnes

  • Airport operation

    LA approves buying 37 Manchester Square parcels for new LAX rental car center

    The City Council approved the acquisition of 37 of parcels of land in Manchester Square Wednesday through the use of eminent domain as part of a massive traffic improvement project coming to Los Angeles International Airport. The 13-0 vote approved an ordinance stating the purchase is in the public interest, although it did not set any value or price for the land. Eminent domain allows governments to purchase private land at a fair market price for public use. The land is to be...

    By City News Service|

  • Traffic

    Work starts soon to restore 2 lanes to Vista del Mar in Playa del Rey

    Crews will begin restoring two traffic lanes and removing street parking on Vista del Mar starting Aug. 21, the Los Angeles Department of Transportation announced Wednesday. Work on a 1.5-mile stretch of the beachfront thoroughfare north of Imperial Highway is expected to take two to three weeks to complete and will include temporary lane...

    Megan Barnes

  • Mass transit systems

    Long Beach Transit to offer free shuttle to Chargers’ home games

    Football fans can catch a free shuttle ride to Los Angeles Chargers’ home games at StubHub Center in Carson, Long Beach Transit announced Wednesday. The service is scheduled to begin Sunday, in time for the Chargers’ preseason game versus the Seattle Seahawks. Rides are scheduled to begin at 2:30 p.m. The game is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. Long Beach Transit Chief Executive Kenneth McDonald said in a statement that riding the shuttle may be more convenient than...

    Andrew Edwards

  • Vandalism

    Torrance police want to reopen a road that has attracted illicit activity

    Torrance’s Traffic Commission will study reopening 223rd Street at Western Avenue to vehicle traffic, 20 years after a trio of drive-by shootings at a nearby apartment complex prompted the installation of a barrier and gate blocking the road. But today, the dead-end has become a focus of illicit activity, including graffiti and other vandalism, illegal dumping, prostitution and suspected drug dealing, according to the Torrance Police Department. Officers issued more than 50...

    Nick Green

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