One Major Road Opens, Another Shuts Down
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The 210 extension is complete between Rialto and San Bernardino. Will it bring new development that offsets improvements in commuter traffic? On Reporter’s Notebook, Blue Whales in Southern California.
Politicians Party While Depriving Millions of Benefits in Budget Fight ()
Last Friday, the State Assembly approved a $145 billion budget along with tax breaks for business groups, and went on vacation. However it takes both houses to close the deal. Senate leader Don Perata said the tax bill appeared to be "written by chimpanzees," and Governor Schwarzenegger can't get the two Republicans still needed to vote for the budget.
- Dan Walters: Syndicated columnist, Sacramento Bee
Blue Whales Sighted in Southern California ()
Blue Whales are the largest animals on Earth, and they used to be rare South of Santa Barbara. That has now changed.
- Katie Graver: Biologist at Ocean Institute in Dana Point
Freeways Expand in the San Gabriel Valley and Inland Empire ()
State Highway 138 is the old road connecting the booming communities of Palmdale and Lancaster with the booming high desert. Because of the number of accidents, it’s known as “Blood Alley,” and road workers finally are trying to widen it. Motorists angry at construction delays have threatened the workers and damaged equipment so Cal-Trans intermittently shuts part of it down.
- Shelby Grad: City Editor at the Los Angeles Times
- Bill Fulton: Publisher of the California Planning & Development Report, @MayorFulton
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