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July 8, 2000
Jenna Bordelon BURBANK -- A woman who was shot in the head and stomach at a freeway onramp two weeks ago was in critical condition, but has stabilized and is recovering, police say. Meanwhile, the shooter remains on the loose and police say they have few leads despite the fact that the incident was seen by several witnesses. The 19-year-old Burbank woman, whom police have declined to identify, was the victim of a violent confrontation involving occupants of the car she was a passenger in and the driver of an early 1990s model Honda Civic.
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October 10, 2001
Ryan Carter SOUTH SAN FERNANDO DISTRICT -- The bloodied body of a 23-year-old Burbank woman was found on the East Alameda Avenue onramp to the Golden State (5) Freeway early Sunday morning. Kelly Corinna Cortes was found on the pavement and bleeding from the head about 1:30 a.m., said Officer Karen Faciane of the California Highway Patrol. Officials weren't sure as of Monday why the woman was on the onramp. "We're trying to figure out if it was a homicide, a felony hit-and-run or if she jumped fromthe car," Faciane said.
NEWS
By Jeremy Oberstein | March 29, 2008
BURBANK — Monday, Caltrans officials closed a portion of Hollywood Way as part of their continued push toward completing a $47-million freeway project that will add a westbound onramp to the Ventura (134) Freeway. Hollywood Way will be closed until October between Riverside Drive and Alameda Avenue in order to lengthen a bridge to accommodate the new onramp, Senior Planner David Kriske said. As crews closed one stretch they reopened another, allowing westbound traffic to flow on Alameda Avenue, Kriske said.
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By Jeremy Oberstein | March 27, 2008
BURBANK — Monday, Caltrans officials closed a portion of Hollywood Way as part of their continued push toward completing a $47-million freeway project that will add a westbound onramp to the Ventura (134) Freeway. Hollywood Way will be closed until October between Riverside Drive and Alameda Avenue in order to lengthen a bridge to accommodate the new onramp, Senior Planner David Kriske said. As crews closed one stretch they reopened another, allowing westbound traffic to flow on Alameda Avenue, Kriske said.
LOCAL
By Jeremy Oberstein | January 26, 2008
BURBANK — A three-minute police pursuit through Glendale and Burbank early Wednesday morning ended in the death of a motorcyclist who tried to evade police. At 4:15 a.m., a Glendale Police officer tried unsuccessfully to stop Sarou Davodyan, a 30-year-old Burbank resident, on Central Avenue after he failed to stop at a red light, Officer John Balian said. Davodyan, riding a 1999 Suzuki 600 motorcycle, kept going, getting on the Ventura (134) Freeway, heading west at speeds in excess of 110 mph, Balian said.
NEWS
October 13, 2001
Ryan Carter SOUTH SAN FERNANDO DISTRICT -- Inside the purple, brown and orange walls where Kelly Cortes, 23, lived, her family grieved, her baby slept and her friends asked why Cortes' life came to such a tragic end. Cortes' body was found by a passerby early Sunday morning on the East Alameda Avenue onramp to the Golden State (5) Freeway, authorities said. When help arrived -- after a driver stopped and ran to a nearby gas station to call 911 -- Cortes' body, on its back, was in the middle of the onramp, authorities said.
LOCAL
By Jeremy Oberstein | September 22, 2007
GLENDALE ? Two motorists were injured Wednesday afternoon when a camper traveling about 50 mph struck a stalled van on the Golden State (5) Freeway. The driver of the camper was traveling south on the freeway when his vehicle struck a Ford van, CHP Officer B. Simmons said. ?The driver of the van had a dead battery,? Simmons said. ?He was parked in the slow lane of the freeway when he was struck.? The man driving the camper checked his left, side-view mirror in an attempt to change lanes after noticing the stalled van, Simmons said, adding that both men were driving alone.
NEWS
March 20, 2002
Ryan Carter SOUTH SAN FERNANDO DISTRICT -- For six months, Carole Bigwood has maintained a small memorial near the East Alameda Avenue onramp to the Golden State (5) Freeway, where her friend Kelly Cortes's battered body was found. Cortes was found about 1:30 a.m. Oct. 7, lying on her back, the victim of an apparent hit and run. Since there are no known witnesses, officials cannot be sure what caused the severe trauma to her head, chest and back.
NEWS
By Chris Wiebe | April 11, 2007
MEDIA DISTRICT WEST — Construction began on Monday for a freeway project almost 10 years in the making. The $47-million endeavor, which is being funded by Caltrans, will add an onramp to the westbound Ventura (134) Freeway in order to improve traffic flow in a heavily traveled area, said Caltrans spokesman Jeanne Bonfilio. Economic growth in the Media District is projected to increase already congested traffic patterns, especially during commuter hours, she said. "It's going to improve access to and from the Media District, help economically and will also improve access to and from the freeway," she said.
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By Christopher Cadelago | June 12, 2010
MEDIA DISTRICT — Happy hour at Sardo's Grill and Lounge hasn't been as chipper since state officials closed the Pass Avenue bridge as part of the $47-million Hollywood Way onramp project. "For nine months now you could walk in at 6 o'clock and there would be three people at the bar, unfortunately including me," said owner Seymour Satin, who has seen sharp declines in business since workers reopened the Hollywood Way-Alameda Avenue bridge, but then moved ahead with construction of the new onramp to the westbound Ventura (134)
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By Christopher Cadelago | August 29, 2009
BURBANK — Caltrans is slated to open the Hollywood Way-Alameda Avenue bridge Sept. 8 as crews move ahead with construction of the new Hollywood Way onramp to the westbound Ventura (134) Freeway. As part of the next phase of construction, the Pass Avenue bridge will be closed beginning Sept. 9. Work on the three-year project is expected to end next summer, with a series of detours planned to assist pedestrians and drivers, said Patrick Chandler, spokesman for the California Department of Transportation.
NEWS
By Jeremy Oberstein | March 29, 2008
BURBANK — Monday, Caltrans officials closed a portion of Hollywood Way as part of their continued push toward completing a $47-million freeway project that will add a westbound onramp to the Ventura (134) Freeway. Hollywood Way will be closed until October between Riverside Drive and Alameda Avenue in order to lengthen a bridge to accommodate the new onramp, Senior Planner David Kriske said. As crews closed one stretch they reopened another, allowing westbound traffic to flow on Alameda Avenue, Kriske said.
NEWS
By Jeremy Oberstein | March 27, 2008
BURBANK — Monday, Caltrans officials closed a portion of Hollywood Way as part of their continued push toward completing a $47-million freeway project that will add a westbound onramp to the Ventura (134) Freeway. Hollywood Way will be closed until October between Riverside Drive and Alameda Avenue in order to lengthen a bridge to accommodate the new onramp, Senior Planner David Kriske said. As crews closed one stretch they reopened another, allowing westbound traffic to flow on Alameda Avenue, Kriske said.
LOCAL
By Jeremy Oberstein | January 26, 2008
BURBANK — A three-minute police pursuit through Glendale and Burbank early Wednesday morning ended in the death of a motorcyclist who tried to evade police. At 4:15 a.m., a Glendale Police officer tried unsuccessfully to stop Sarou Davodyan, a 30-year-old Burbank resident, on Central Avenue after he failed to stop at a red light, Officer John Balian said. Davodyan, riding a 1999 Suzuki 600 motorcycle, kept going, getting on the Ventura (134) Freeway, heading west at speeds in excess of 110 mph, Balian said.
LOCAL
By Jeremy Oberstein | September 22, 2007
GLENDALE ? Two motorists were injured Wednesday afternoon when a camper traveling about 50 mph struck a stalled van on the Golden State (5) Freeway. The driver of the camper was traveling south on the freeway when his vehicle struck a Ford van, CHP Officer B. Simmons said. ?The driver of the van had a dead battery,? Simmons said. ?He was parked in the slow lane of the freeway when he was struck.? The man driving the camper checked his left, side-view mirror in an attempt to change lanes after noticing the stalled van, Simmons said, adding that both men were driving alone.
NEWS
By Chris Wiebe | April 18, 2007
MEDIA DISTRICT WEST — Construction began on Monday for a freeway project almost 10 years in the making. The $47-million endeavor, which is being funded by Caltrans, will add an onramp to the westbound Ventura (134) Freeway in order to improve traffic flow in a heavily traveled area, said Caltrans spokesman Jeanne Bonfilio. Economic growth in the Media District is projected to increase already congested traffic patterns, especially during commuter hours, she said. "It's going to improve access to and from the Media District, help economically and will also improve access to and from the freeway," she said.
NEWS
March 20, 2002
Ryan Carter SOUTH SAN FERNANDO DISTRICT -- For six months, Carole Bigwood has maintained a small memorial near the East Alameda Avenue onramp to the Golden State (5) Freeway, where her friend Kelly Cortes's battered body was found. Cortes was found about 1:30 a.m. Oct. 7, lying on her back, the victim of an apparent hit and run. Since there are no known witnesses, officials cannot be sure what caused the severe trauma to her head, chest and back.
NEWS
October 13, 2001
Ryan Carter SOUTH SAN FERNANDO DISTRICT -- Inside the purple, brown and orange walls where Kelly Cortes, 23, lived, her family grieved, her baby slept and her friends asked why Cortes' life came to such a tragic end. Cortes' body was found by a passerby early Sunday morning on the East Alameda Avenue onramp to the Golden State (5) Freeway, authorities said. When help arrived -- after a driver stopped and ran to a nearby gas station to call 911 -- Cortes' body, on its back, was in the middle of the onramp, authorities said.
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