July 17, 2011 |
LOS ANGELES - Southern Californians appeared Saturday to be willing to make the ultimate sacrifice to avoid the dreaded "Carmageddon" - leaving their cars at home. Unusually light traffic flowed freely through the nation's second-largest city despite fears of epic traffic jams spawned by the 53-hour shutdown of a 10-mile stretch of one of the region's most critical freeways. Authorities closed the segment of Interstate 405 on the western side of the metropolis to allow partial demolition of a bridge, warning motorists to stay off the roads or plan alternate routes.
June 30, 2010
LOS ANGELES - Coroner's investigators have identified a man found dead on a Los Angeles freeway as a 20-year-old Lafayette College student who failed to return home from a party in Bel Air. Coroner's Lt. Fred Corral said Monday that authorities used fingerprints to identify James Daniel O'Connell, who attended the Easton, Pa., college. Los Angeles police say O'Connell was last seen alive early Saturday at a party in Bel Air, which he attended with his brother. His mother reported him missing later Saturday, and police dispatched helicopter crews and patrol officers to search for him. Police say the man found dead on the freeway apparently had been struck by two vehicles.
July 30, 1987 |
Are there finally too many mice in the cage? Pent-up rage is exploding on Southern California's overcrowded freeways, where frustrated motorists have begun shooting at each other with astonishing frequency. Police reported yet another incident yesterday, bringing to 14 the number of freeway shootings since mid-June. And if the psychologists are right, California is in the forefront of a trend. "We represent a model of what the rest of the nation is going to confront," said Albert Mehrabian, a professor of environmental psychology at the University of California at Los Angeles.
September 30, 1986 |
In the land where freeways were born and where automobiles are worshiped nearly as much as the sun, they started building a subway yesterday. Not a long subway. Certainly not a cheap subway. And the 4.4-mile downtown Los Angeles subway, with five stations, is not expected to lure Southern Californians en masse from the cars and freeways that define status and lifestyle here. But local government and business officials predict that it will eventually form the backbone of a regional 150-mile commuter rail network that they hope will prevent endless freeway jams by the turn of the century.
December 31, 2014 |
Philly rapper Freeway has invested in a product close to his roots, literally. The 36-year-old rapper has debuted his contribution to manscaping with the release of his All Natural Best Beard cream. Packaged in silver tins, the handcrafted creams come in an assortment of scents, from sweet blueberry to the limited-edition holiday spice that smells like nutmeg. As of late, men have been saying so long to the chin strap, the goatee, and the soul patch as more have been growing full-on thick beards of glory.
August 11, 1996 |
Bill Bishop rides around the fairways and greens at Freeway Golf Course in a cart, pointing out the features and unique characteristics of the layout. In more ways than one, Freeway is Bishop's field of dreams. Now 69 and a resident of Germantown, Bishop once had hopes of walking around such a golf course, playing against the best golfers the professional tour had to offer, before large galleries and with big money on the line. But in the early 1950s, blacks had just broken the color barrier in baseball, and Jim Crow ideals still ruled the PGA. Against those obstacles, Bishop never reached stardom in golf, even though he might have had the talent to do it. But another vision of Bishop's - Freeway - is thriving.
October 1, 2012 |
LOS ANGELES - The demolition of a bridge that forced the weekend closure of one of the nation's busiest freeways is on schedule, while many Los Angeles drivers heeded warnings to steer clear of the area, and officials expect to reopen the lanes as planned Monday morning. Crews working around the clock since Friday evening have taken down all but two columns of the Mulholland Drive bridge over Interstate 405, Rick Jagger, spokesman for the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, said Sunday morning.
June 9, 2015 |
The complicated life and legal history of Dwight Grant - Beanie Sigel - South Philly's grittiest rapper and preeminent rep of its meanest streets - is etched in stone and repeated in newsprint. He's been Jay Z's best bud, label signee, and worst enemy (pals now since Beans and Hova reunited for May's Tidal B-Sides concert). He's got a stark, seven-album-deep solo career, and is forever a member of State Property with Freeway and other notorious Philly MCs. He's been arrested, jailed, and released, most recently in 2014, when he was shot and hospitalized.
July 18, 2011 |
LOS ANGELES - The event that many feared would be the "Carmageddon" of epic traffic jams cruised calmly to a finish yesterday, with bridge work on the Los Angeles roadway completed nearly a full day ahead of schedule and officials reopening a 10-mile stretch of the busy freeway. Drivers honked their horns and waved from car windows as traffic started moving in all 10 lanes of Interstate 405 just after noon for the first time since being shut down at midnight Friday. There were no major problems since the freeway was closed, and the biggest worry of all - that the work would spill into the area's always rough Monday-morning commute, was set aside.
October 24, 1992 |
George Forster, Radnor Valley Country Club pro, scored his first victory of the season in winning the $5,575 Little Mill Pro-Amateur Member-Member tournament of the Philadelphia PGA with a 1-over-par 72 yesterday at the Little Mill Country Club. Ken Peyre-Ferry of Little Mill, Tony Perla of Edgmont and John DiMarco of Riverton finished in a second-place tie at 75. Bill Bishop of Freeway won the senior division with a 79. BLIND GOLFERS ASSOCIATION Tom Brozena and his coach and partner, Larry Harger, won the alternate- stroke tournament of the Middle Atlantic Blind Golfers Association with an 87 at the Philmont Country Club.