CHP Removes Activists From Empty El Sereno Homes Owned By Caltrans: LAist

CHP officers, activists and residents gather as officers face off with protesters on Sheffield Ave. and Poplar Blvd. (Brian Feinzimer for LAist)

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Additional reporting by Brian Feinzimer and Lita Martinez.


An activist decries the actions of CHP officers and Caltrans on Sheffield Ave. and Popular Blvd. in El Sereno. (Brian Feinzimer for LAist)

California Highway Patrol officers detained several people during a tense Thanksgiving eve standoff after activists occupied a number of empty El Sereno homes owned by Caltrans.

The transit agency previously bought the homes with taxpayer money (and, in some cases, eminent domain) as part of its plans to connect the 710 freeway in Alhambra to the 210 freeway in Pasadena. After six decades of debate and lawsuits, that

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Caltrans contractor killed in hit-and-run crash on 110 Freeway

Authorities are searching for a driver who struck and killed a Caltrans contract worker on the 110 Freeway in downtown Los Angeles just after midnight Wednesday.



a street filled with traffic at night: Traffic is stopped on the 110 Freeway on Wednesday morning after a Caltrans contract worker was struck and killed by a vehicle while closing a lane near 3rd Street. (KTLA)


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Traffic is stopped on the 110 Freeway on Wednesday morning after a Caltrans contract worker was struck and killed by a vehicle while closing a lane near 3rd Street. (KTLA)

The 48-year-old worker was on the roadway setting up to close a lane near 3rd Street when he was struck by a passing vehicle heading south, according to a statement issued by the California Highway Patrol. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The dead man’s name is being withheld pending notification of the next of kin, officials said. He was a resident of Fallbrook.

Authorities are searching for a dark SUV in

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