Anaheim Bulletin (Newspaper) - November 1, 2012, Anaheim, California
ADVES’HSfMfN!The OC Regjster endorses Lucille K » and John Leofor Anaheim City Council
The OC Register's Editorial Team endorsed Mayor Tom Tait's reform team, saying.
"Given recent crony capitalism in the city - namely the hotel subsidy - the council needs a stronger voice for the average city resident. We respectfully ¡jrge Anaheim voters to elect
Lucille Kring and JohnLeos to leadsuchan important city.''
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Editor Heather McRea 714-704-3791, [email protected]
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DR. ROADMAPFaint markings to get some help
“There is currently • pnvement-rehabil-itation project on the 91 between the Los Angeles County line and Lakeview Avenue,” says CaltranA spokeswoman Gloria Roberts. “Une markings will be refreshed once the slabs that have been identified for replacement are completed.”
O. The road workers on Yorba Linda Boulevard must have been how-asleep when they striped the left-tum pocket onto La Palma Avenue. It swerves out, then back in like a wave. What gives?
- Dan Fortier, Sr., Anahoim A. Actually, the workers were fully awake, according to Doug Park, the principal transportation planner for Anaheim.
“We were getting a lot of complaints about people cutting each other oft at the beginning of the left-turn lanes,” Park says.
“Around the spot where the doubleyellow line is wavy, the left-tum lane was about 15 feet wide - too narrow for two lanes but too wide for a single lane. But some motorists were trying to squeeze in anyway and were crossing into on-coming traffic.
“To discourage that, we added the ‘wave’ to narrow the lane and to make
sure vehicles enter the turn lanes in single file. It seemed to have done the trick as we stopped getting , omplaints.”
Q. Why are the curb« *0*4 Van Buren Street in Yorba Linda t* *g re-done? These curbs were made hand« *pped-accessible several years ago, and *9« they're being torn up all over again? h «eems like a real waste of tax dollars - Gloria Bogdan, Yoc%« Linda A. “The ongoing st r«^ pavement rehabilitation project tngjfrfed the California state requirement to upgrade the handicap ramps,” *«>-» Mark Stowtll, the public works dirtrior for Yorba Linda.
“The ramps installed along Van Buren several years ago met the standards at that time. Howm*r, current standards require that the ramps have a mat of truncated dorrx** within the ramp surface. Th« ramp8 must also meet very strict slop,» restrictions.”
Dr. David Rizzo is « j* «jj.it rist who doubles as Dr. Roadmap, an«* .»ring transportation questions specific» 11 % f,,r our north Orange County readers. To a<4 t be good doctor a transportation qn. tit>n. contact him at DrRoadmap n 1 ir p, .admap.com.
O. Tht Riverside (91) Freeway between the Santa Ana (1*5) and Orange (57) freeways is a night-time nightmare. Lane markings are faint and the lane reflectors are hardly visible. Not safe, and scary as heck! Does Caltrans have any plans to repaint the lines or put In new reflectors?
- Susan Pttrolla, Fullerton
A. Talk about scary.
This week I will be tour-isting in Romania, ending up in Brasov, Transylvania on Halloween to visit Dracula’s Castle. I’m wearing a stout turtle neck sweater when I step off the train and never taking it off until I fly home (hopefully, not under my own power as a bat).
Fortunately, Caltrans has some promising news regarding the 91.
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