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The Coldwater Canyon Closure Nightmare Is Over
Drivers, rejoice! The Coldwater Canyon closure nightmare, which began to hold hill-crossing commuters and locals hostage back on March 23, has come to an end, and two days early to boot.
The project, which had the well-traveled roadway closed in full between Ventura Boulevard and Mulholland Drive from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays, involved replacing a 99-year-old, 60-inch DWP water line that had ruptured in 2009.
As of Wednesday morning, Coldwater Canyon is open in both directions, though there are left turn restrictions that remain in effect.
Los Angeles City Councilman Paul Krekorian (CD2) helped spread the news Tuesday night:
Pleased to report that #ColdwaterCanyon is now open, two days ahead of schedule and under budget! Thank you for your patience Angelenos.— Paul Krekorian (@PaulKrekorian) April 24, 2013
Southern California's Snow-Capped Mountains Are Beautiful. Here's Where To Maximize The View (And Snap A Great Picture)It's been many, many years since we saw this much snow in our mountains. Going up there right now isn't safe, but here are some places where you can enjoy the view and snap a pic.
April Valentine died at Centinela Hospital. Her daughter was born by emergency C-section. She'd gone into the pregnancy with a plan, knowing Black mothers like herself were at higher risk.
A look at years past when snows creeped into our citified neighborhoods, away from the mountains and foothills.
In the face of a drier future, that iconic piece of Americana is on its way out in Southern California.
Another Missing Hiker Has Been Found Dead In San Gabriels As Search For Actor Julian Sands ContinuesBob Gregory, 62, went missing the same day as Sands. His body was recovered near Mount Islip.