Thursday, March 20, 2014

Corralitas Drive: Celebrate The Vernal Equinox With Spring Cleaning

Photos: Gary Vlahakis, March 20, 2014. You'll get a better idea of the amount of dust in the air from the videos posted earlier.  (Click on photos to enlarge.)

In case you missed it, the Vernal Equinox was at 9:57 AM, PDT.
This is the rear view of the same machine seen in the first photo.  While it may appear they're paving at the same time, they're just watering the street in a vain attempt to keep the dust under control while they dig up 2" of asphalt
It looks like the previous slurry sealing overflowed onto the curbs. 
One neighbor emailed, "They are grinding away in our cul de sac this morning. The cats are finding it disturbing. They are both on the couch with me, staring at me, looking up to the street, then meowing at me. Apparently, they want me to do something about it."
Neighbors might not want to be parked so close to the edge of their driveways when they start paving.

UPDATE Nesting Raptors: This morning, I got a call from a Dept of Street Services Supervisor at the behest of City Council District 13.  They should be wrapping up work on Corralitas Drive early next week so the City can be out before the eggs hatch.  Noise is the more critical issue with nesting raptors once the babies hatch.