Multiple Freeways Closed As Huge Fire Rages In LA

A still-under construction luxury apartment complex in LA by the intersection of the 101 and 110 freeways is burning in Los Angeles, damaging surrounding buildings and temporarily closing down freeways. The full-block complex, called the DaVinci, is still smoldering, but firefighters have it under control. » 12/08/14 8:35am 12/08/14 8:35am

Photos: When Southern California's Freeways Were New (and Empty)

The Southland's freeways hardly inspire optimism anymore. Glance at the shoulder of a slow-moving freeway and among the weeds you'll see shards of plastic and twisted metal—the accumulated detritus of a dozen high-speed crashes. They may (occasionally) be convenient, but whether it's their shabby appearance, the way… » 4/28/14 12:40pm 4/28/14 12:40pm

'Carmaggedon' Not Really That Big a Deal, Actually

Los Angeles has been, collectively, freaking out for weeks now about the two-day closure of a long stretch of the 405 (one of the city's major highways) and now, finally, that day is upon us. And it's not really that big of a deal. » 7/17/11 9:00pm 7/17/11 9:00pm

Watch An Electric Wheelchair Rider Take The Freeway Exit

The people who make electric scooters like to advertise how they can take their elderly riders anywhere. There's probably a fine-print exemption to "anywhere" that includes the shoulders of busy freeways. This owner did not read the fine print. » 1/07/11 10:30am 1/07/11 10:30am

Now That's What We Call Going to the Matresses

From loyal reader and Chicago-area superstar Joe, we have the pic above to point and laugh at. We'll let Joe spin the tale: » 1/28/08 3:30pm 1/28/08 3:30pm

Adding to the fun, Joe ran the pic by his buddies at The Chicago Garage, who engaged in a little caption contest. We think you'll appreciate some of the entries in poll form, and feel free to…

Texas Freeways!

Oh, the joys of the World Wide Web. CTE sent us a link to a photo of guys laying astroturf on a median in Texas somewhere around 1971. From there, we ended up finding TexasFreeway.com, which touts itself as "Your public library for Texas freeway history." Having lived most of our time in California, the freeways in… » 1/03/07 5:30pm 1/03/07 5:30pm

Texas to Raise I-10 Speed Limit?

Interesting things about I-10 in West Texas: Exit 420 is Baker Road. The Super 8 in Ozona — a town in which we were vaguely threatened by inbred, meth-addled freaks while driving the So-Cal Speed Shop's Plymouth Prowler to Houston — has the nicest Super 8 Motel the world may ever see. And well, that's about it.… » 5/17/06 7:00pm 5/17/06 7:00pm