After the first week of deluge . . .
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 … Continue reading After the first week of deluge . . .
Pitkins Curve & Rain Rocks
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 … Continue reading Pitkins Curve & Rain Rocks
Santa Monica Bluffs
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 … Continue reading 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.
Malibu PCH Improvement Project
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 … Continue reading 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, … Continue reading Removing Eucalyptus