The recent news of a San Diego-area 5-year-old who was killed crossing the street in Vista, California, saddened many people in the region. Such a tragic loss will have a permanent impact on the community. The child’s mother recently spoke with news outlets, calling on the city to add more traffic lights and crosswalks to make the area safer. Read the rest »
For all the hype, El Niño has been more of a letdown than a downpour this season. In total, Southern California has only seen a few serious rainfalls, while the northern half of the state has been hit hard with precipitation. Forecasters are calling for more rain as we move into Spring. As of now, it looks like the drought will maintain its grip. This is troubling for many reasons and scientists are unsure what impact another year of drought could have on the state. But one thing is for certain – when the rains do come, our dried out region could face another round of severe flooding. Read the rest »
San Diego may be known for its beautiful beaches and great weather, but driving on San Diego roads would make anyone reconsider whether hurricanes or tornadoes do exist in San Diego and if it just passed from road to road. It is no surprise that San Diego is ranked as one of the 10 worst cities in America for potholes. It’s so bad, there’s even an I Hate San Diego Potholes Facebook page.
In recent weeks, the general public has raised concerns on the large amount of potholes in San Diego and the urgent need for the city to improve the road for vehicle drivers, motorcyclists, and other road users. Read the rest »
California Department of Transportation officials are considering installing a barrier on dangerous State Route 67 which runs through the eastern part of San Diego County‚ including Ramona and Lakeside. Despite stepped up enforcement by California Highway Patrol (CHP) officers‚ deadly car accidents continue to occur. Based upon an appeal from San Diego County Supervisor Dianne Jacob‚ CalTrans is considering a concrete center median barrier to prevent street racing accidents like the one that killed Alexandria Drake of Chula Vista. Since 2003‚ there have been 29 fatal accidents along the same stretch of SR-67.