On CalTrans’ Road Conditions website this morning for Highway 1: SR 1 [IN THE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AREA] IS CLOSED TO SOUTHBOUND TRAFFIC FROM WARNER AVE TO SEA POINT AVE /IN HUNTINGTON BEACH/ (ORANGE CO) – DUE TO FLOODING – A DETOUR IS AVAILABLE [IN THE CENTRAL CALIFORNIA AREA] IS CLOSED 3 MI SOUTH OF GORDA… Read More After the first week of deluge . . .
A roadwork project with its own logo, and flyer! Pitkins Curve and Rain Rocks lie south of Lucia, north of Limekiln. Pitkins Curve is The Highway 1 spot for road closure during wet winters, yet even during the dry season, the hillside is an intimidating scree of graywacke; hence the name: Rain Rocks. Most… Read More Pitkins Curve & Rain Rocks
Passive pensive scene with Palos Verdes at the horizon. Seemingly sublime, no? Harry Mattull paints this seaview from Palisades Park – a popular park precariously placed atop an impermanent bluff, overlying a gully-riddled, hollowed-out badland, caused by wind and water erosion on a steep clay and sandy slope. Notice how the artist paints out the… Read More Santa Monica Bluffs
While waiting for me to write an update, how about you watch traffic on Highway 1 in Santa Cruz, in Pismo, and in Santa Barbara. Hit the > Play button to get the vid going.
Seen in The Malibu Times: Malibu Green Machine obtained a PCH improvement permit from CalTrans, allowing the nonprofit to beautify Pacific Coast Highway with a median landscape project. A ceremony will precede the project which is tentatively scheduled to begin February 16th. Funding allows for about a mile and a half of beautification. Construction manager… Read More Malibu PCH Improvement Project
An informative article, by Kathy Dillion, published in today’s Times-Standard, a newspaper that serves Eureka and the northern California coast, provides as much detail as possible as to the introduction of the eucalyptus tree to California in the mid-1800s. The specific strand of eucalyptus, as the subject in the attached article, runs along Highway 101,… Read More Removing Eucalyptus