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FREE-The 52nd Annual Los Angeles County Holiday Celebration Dec. 24

Posted December 22, 2011 by | 0 Comments | 2,607 views]
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In just three short days Go Metro with your entire family to LA’s biggest holiday show! The 52nd Annual L.A. County Holiday Celebration at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion Dec. 24 will include choirs, music ensembles and dance companies from all over the county.
The celebration will be free and last for three hours, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. with no reservations needed.
The Metro Red and Purple line Civic Center station …

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Explored a hot button topic, the new LAPD impound policy

Posted December 21, 2011 by | 0 Comments | 91,943 views]

 

Warren Olney on the new LAPD impound policy
If you don’t have a license who gets the car?
The city of Los Angeles impounds the cars of unlicensed drivers for up to 30 days – which costs an average of $2,000.00. Mayor Villaraigosa and LAPD Chief Charlie Beck want to end that practice. But the police rank and file say that would endanger public safety. As we’ll hear it’s …

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Last weekend’s Holiday DUI crackdown AVOID resulted in more arrests than last year

Posted December 21, 2011 by | 0 Comments | 2,007 views]

Last weekend’s Holiday DUI crackdown AVOID resulted in more arrests than last year.

 
 
 
 
 
 
The first weekend of the Avoid 100 anti-DUI holiday
campaign throughout Los Angeles County resulted in the arrests of more
motorists for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol than last year,
authorities said today.
Between Friday at 12:01 a.m. and 11:59 p.m. Sunday, officers from 100
county law enforcement agencies made 598 arrests. …

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Planned freeway and road closures across SoCal

Posted December 20, 2011 by | 0 Comments | 2,655 views]

 

In the San Fernando Valley, all but one lane of the 5 Golden State  Freeway will close in both directions between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. seven days per week because of a widening project. Most on-ramps and off-ramps will be closed between the 170 Hollywood  Freeway split and the 118 Ronald Reagan  Freeway interchange.

MONTEBELLO – The WB 60 Pomona Freeway will be partially …

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Holiday Crackdown! DUI Checkpoints Begins this Weekend.

Posted December 17, 2011 by | 0 Comments | 8,860 views]

A comprehensive study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found, that when well-publicized sobriety checkpoints were conducted, alcohol-related crashes and fatalities decreased by more than 20 percent.
Transportation officials credit the increase in DUI checkpoints for the nearly 17% reduction in alcohol-related deaths in California, and for an overall nationwide decline in such deaths.The LAPD has 132 sobriety checkpoints scheduled throughout the course of next year.
The big Holiday DUI …

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My Favorite Video this week!

Posted December 17, 2011 by | 0 Comments | 1,219 views]

Truly breaking news!

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WLA 405 San Diego Freeway Closures for Tonight and Weekend

Posted December 17, 2011 by | 0 Comments | 1,975 views]

 

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Today’s Closures

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FR-WIL: Sepulveda Bl reduced to one lane each direction (left-turn pocket closed) from Constitution to Wilshire tonight, 8pm to 6am.

Dec. 16th

FR-WIL: Ohio fully closed from Cotner to Beloit tonight, 9pm to 6am. http://t.co/zzVjgZRT

Dec. 16th

FR-WIL: Cotner Av fully closed from Missouri to Nebraska tonight, 9pm …

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DUI Deaths are at an All Time Low

Posted December 15, 2011 by | 0 Comments | 1,797 views]

The number of drunk driving-related deaths dropped to a record low in California in 2010, marking the largest single-year decline in DUI fatalities in the last 14 years, a new report says.
Though the jury may still be out as to why:

Transportation officials credit the increase in DUI checkpoints for the nearly 17% reduction in alcohol-related deaths in California, and for an overall nationwide decline …

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Rain Gone – Road Construction Back! Tonight’s 405 San Diego Freeway Closures.

Posted December 14, 2011 by | 0 Comments | 1,285 views]

 
The southbound side of the 405 will be COMPLETELY CLOSED tonight from midnight to 5a.m. on the Sepulveda Pass
I-405 Sepulveda Pass Improvements Project work will continue tonight around the Mulholland Bridge which will require one more night of a full southbound directional freeway closure between the 101 freeway and the Getty Center Dr. ramp.

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Feds Would Ban Cell Phones, if they could…

Posted December 14, 2011 by | 0 Comments | 2,584 views]
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“Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves.”
– Albert Einstein
Lisa and I were talking about what the Fed announced today. This is important – so important. Using your cell phone in the car…I know,  believe me I KNOW! I’m busy and want to use my car time as “catch up on …

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