21 March 2017

On the Skids in Carbon Canyon #s 22222 & 23333

Friends over at Mountain View Estates, the older neighborhood similar to Sleepy Hollow off Canon Lane and Carbon Canyon Road reported that, last Sunday, a pickup with four young people in it crashed on the state highway and rolled over.

Tonight, about an hour ago, a truck heading westbound through Sleepy Hollow went too fast, skidded into the eastbound lane and broadsided a sedan carrying a woman and her young son, who looked to be about three years old.

While the sedan is totaled, no one was injured, fortunately.

This marks the second accident recently here within steps of this house in which a vehicle left the road--a drunk driving crash was the other.

Tow trucks have just hauled the two vehicles away and it looks like the road is fully opened again, though it was never completely closed.

04 March 2017

Carbon Canyon Road School Bus Stop Signs

School buses have been picking up children along Carbon Canyon Road on the Chino Hills portion of the canyon for decades and decades.

Experience shows that, as with lots of other places, drivers along the state highway just don't follow the law and stop when a bus reaches a location, turns on its red lights and puts out the little stop sign at the back of the bus so students can board safely.

It looks like someone got the attention of CalTrans District 8, which maintains the highway on the San Bernardino County sign because there are two new signs indicating bus stops.  The westbound one is downslope from the S-curve before Fairway Drive/Ginseng Lane.  The eastbound sign is just before Canon Lane.

Not that this will stop people from continuing ignoring the fact that a full stop needs to be made in both directions when a bus picks up students and gives the proper notification.

03 March 2017

La Vida Mineral Springs Water Tank Repainted!

The Good Samaritan for the La Vida Mineral Springs water tank returned this week and painted over the graffiti sprayed on it quite some time ago.

So, thanks to whoever did this good deed yet again!