Anthony Edward Janow, 26, also was given three years probation. Authorities announced in March that high speed caused the fiery crash that killed Walker, 40, who was best known for "The Fast and the Furious" film series, along with the car's driver, Roger Rodas, 38. Electronic information retrieved from the burned-out car's computer systems determined that Rodas was driving the 2005 Porsche Carrera GT at speeds between 80 and 93 mph when the car smashed into a pole and a tree.
While declaring the new Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center, or ARTIC, as "the first high-speed rail station in the state of California," rail authority board chairman Dan Richard said he expected the entire $68 billion line to Northern California to be completed in 15 years. "I will tell you that five years from now, we will have things completed in the Central Valley, and we'll have important transportation agreements made here in the Southland," Richard told 200 people assembled in front of ARTIC.
Orange County officials kept a close watch Tuesday on the fire-scarred Silverado Canyon area as rain threatened to cause flooding and mudslides, but so far residents in the threatened area have opted to stay put in their homes. A voluntary evacuation order in the area took effect this morning, but while "a lot of people are prepared to go in the event of a mandatory evacuation,'' so far the residents of the 40 or 50 homes that would be affected by an evacuation order were still at home, Orange County sheriff's Lt.
Bicyclists will be kicked off the sidewalk in downtownSan Jose, but only on a few streets -- a partial victory for seniors and other pedestrians who are scared of being hit by cyclists. The San Jose City Council's unanimous vote on Tuesday evening, however, angered many downtown cyclists who will be forced onto the street, increasing their risk of being hit and potentially seriously injured or killed by vehicles.
The 105 Freeway interchange with the 110 can be a little scary, but since 1971, Caltrans has spent more than $13 billion to reinforce the state's bridges and interchanges. The 105 Freeway interchange with the 110 can be a little scary, but since 1971, Caltrans has spent more than $13 billion to reinforce the state's bridges and interchanges.
Political newcomer Patty Lopez is headed to Sacramento after beating incumbent Raul Bocanegra in the San Fernando Valley's 39th Assembly District race. Competing theories about Lopez's improbable win in this pocket of the northeast Valley have abounded in the days since the Nov. 5 election .
Patty Lopez's lead over Assemblyman Raul Bocanegra widened Friday, with the San Fernando resident leading by 419 votes, up from 235 on Tuesday, according to the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder's latest count. Lopez and Bocanegra are locked in a tight race for Assembly District 39, a district that includes the San Fernando Valley neighborhoods of Pacoima, Sunland-Tujunga and North Hollywood.
Harvey Abram, a teacher at Van Gogh Elementary School in Granada Hills, carries a sign with teachers marching along Nordhoff Street at Monroe High School during a rally in support of pay raises and improvements to other working conditions at LAUSD schools, Thursday, November 20, 2014. Kicking off a series of “escalating actions,” thousands of teachers from across Los Angeles rallied Thursday in support of union demands for a pay raise, smaller class sizes and other points of contention in contract talks with the nation's second-largest school district.