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Space Shuttle Endeavour flight to LAX rescheduled to arrive on September 21

747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft carrying a space shuttle - credit Nasa.gov

(Best Syndication News) - The NASA Space Shuttle Endeavour will be arriving in Los Angeles this week. There was an announcement made today rescheduling the flight day to carry the Endeavor to the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). The flight was rescheduled for Wednesday, September 19 from September 18, due to an undesirable weather forecast along the way. The 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA) will carry the Endeavor on top of it and it should arrive in Los Angeles on Friday, September 21, 2012.

The decision to reschedule was made by NASA and the California Science Center. The flight path between Houston, Texas and Florida has been unfavorable this week.

Planned Bridge Demolition prompts Full Closure of the 91 Freeway in Riverside Area

Stop light - BSN

(Best Syndication News) - Caltrans announced a full freeway closure scheduled for the 91 freeway at 14th street in Riverside during the nighttime starting on Monday, September 17, and going through the night of Thursday September 20, 2012. The 91 will close between 11 pm and 6 am each night so that the old bridge at 14th street can be demolished.

The full nighttime 91 freeway closure will cause delays, and Caltrans suggests planning an alternative route with extra travel time if needed. There will be detour signs posted in this area. Caltrans is recommending travelers use Interstate 10 Freeway and the 60 Freeway to get to and from the Inland Empire. State Route 76 is also another roadway that could be used to travel between South Riverside County and Orange County.

SuperValu will close around 60 Stores - Includes 27 Albertsons and 22 Save-A-Lot Locations

Shopping cart in parking lot - BSN

(Best Syndication News) - SuperValu Inc. (NYSE: SVU) announced that they will close around 60 grocery stores that are either underperforming or are non-strategic stores. The closures will include Save-A-Lot stores, Albertson’s stores, ACME stores, and more. The store closures will occur for most locations before December 1, 2012. A few store locations will still to be announced and all stores closures are expected to be completed by February 23, 2013.

SuperValu expects that closing the stores should create $35 million in cash within a year. Over the next 3 years, the company anticipates $80-90 million more in cash (pre-tax). The sale of the company’s assets is expected to be around $10 million for their fiscal 2013 year.

Angeles National Forest Wildfire burns 4,000 Acres near San Gabriel Valley

Wildfire - BSN

(Best Syndication News) - A wildfire in the San Gabriel Mountains of the Angeles National Forest started on Sunday, September 2, 2012 at around 5:52 pm. On Labor Day, the fire has burned an estimated 4,000 acres, according to the Angeles National Forest - U.S. Forest Service. The Williams Fire is currently only 5 percent contained and it is traveling north towards the Sheep Mountain Wilderness area.

The Camp Williams structures are threatened from this wildfire. Evacuations have been announced for the entire San Gabriel Canyon, which includes recreation along Highway 39, Crystal Lake, East and West Fork, OHV Area, Camp Williams, Camp Follows, and Oaks picnic area. A holiday weekend such as Labor Day can bring around 10,000 to 12,000 visitors to the San Gabriel Mountains. Due to the wildfire, San Gabriel Canyon will be closed on Labor Day.

CalTrans to begin Road Construction on SR38 starting on September 5

Road Construction - BSN

(Best Syndication News) - Caltrans announced that a new road maintenance project for SR 38 near Big Bear Damn will start on Wednesday, September 5, 2012. They are warning travelers to expect delays or plan different routes to avoid the road construction.

The $2.9 million project will be completed by Matich Corporation and will have flagging between 8 am and 4 pm, Monday through Friday. The affected area is between Highway 18 to Big Bear Dam.

Completion of the road construction was set tentatively for sometime this fall. The road construction should be completed before the winter ski season begins.

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