“Galvanized” by I-5 Fire, Anti-710 Demonstrators Reject Tunnel Proposal

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James Macpherson | Photography by DAVID ALVARADO

11:59 am | July 20, 2013


Saying they were “galvanzed” into action by the July 13 Interstate 5 tunnel fire which crippled Los Angeles freeways for days, Pasadena area residents and elected officials voiced opposition to any tunnel being built to complete the 710 freeway extension at a demonstration Saturday morning at Blair High School.

Denouncing what they call the “three T’s” – tunnel, trucks and tolls – the demonstrators rallied against key lynchpins of Metro’s 710 Freeway extension proposals as the MTA gathered for a meeting in the school’s cafeteria.

The residents were joined by Pasadena Mayor Bill Bogaard, former State Assemblymember Anthony Portantino, Pasadena City Councilmember Steve Madison, La Cañada Mayor Laura Olhasso and MTA Board and Glendale City Councilmember Ara Najarian.