Tempers flare in Pasadena over 710

9 Aug

PASADENA – Angered residents filled the Scottish Rite Masonic Temple Wednesday evening to voice their opposition to a proposed 710 Freeway route that would carve through the upscale San Rafael neighborhood.

The residents jeered a battery of Mettopolitan Transit Authority consultants dispatched by the agency to allay fears that the state has immediate plans to transform a portion of their neighborhood into six lanes of asphalt highway.

As the crowd grew agitated, a Metro consultant said they needed to keep quiet or leave. Long-time San Rafael resident Nancy Youngblut wanted to turn the request into a political statement. [more]

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