Saturday, March 10, 2007

Weekly News Roundup: March 10 Edition

There hasn't been much news over the past week. That's a good thing, I think.

City News

March 7, Press-Enterprise, "Omnitrans adjusts routes, fares" (with podcast)
Omnitrans has finalized route changes that will begin in May.
  • Beginning Monday, May 7, Omnilink service will be discontinued on weekends. It will still run 7AM-6PM Monday through Friday.
  • The Redlands end of Route 8 will be modified, with temporary elimination of service to Citrus Plaza. "A long-term solution is under study".
  • Route 9 will be unaffected.
  • On July 1, fares will go up. Single-rides will be $1.35 and a day pass will be $3.50. Senior and disabled riders will pay 55 cents.

March 8, Yucaipa News Mirror, "Roadwork continues around Yucaipa"

This isn't really news if you actually drive around town, but there is roadwork all over. The good news is that some of it is completed.
  • Work on the 10th St. bridge just south of Yucaipa Blvd is running more than a month behind schedule. Public Works says it will be completed "soon". (map)
  • The work on the 3rd St. Bridge south of Wildwood Canyon Rd. has been completed. Now the city is going to pave 3rd between Wildwood Canyon and County Line. (map)
  • They've started widening Oak Glen Road between Avenue E and Yucaipa Blvd.(map)
  • City Council has accepted a bid to widen the intersection at 5th and Wildwood Canyon, which will also be getting a traffic signal. It's all part of the new fire station project at that intersection. (map)
March 8, Yucaipa News Mirror, "Parks/Rec unenthusiastically approves 'sail' plan"

The Yucaipa Parks and Recreation Commission has approved a "sail"-type shade at the Community Park Amphitheater. There were several concerns, particularly that the sails would not protect performers, or even all of the audience, and that the sail fabric would only last 8 to 10 years. Despite their concerns, the plan was approved. The department is also considering an acoustic "shell" for the stage.

Yucaipans in the news

March 8, Yucaipa News Mirror, "Three-year-old boy rescues mom from burning house"

Three-year-old Jeremiah Conner was a hero last Wednesday, when, waking up in a smoky room he awakened his mother in time for them to get out of the house. Jeremiah's dad was not at home at the time. Fortunately, the entire family (and their dog) got out safely.

March 8, Yucaipa News Mirror, "Curtright discusses mapping, old and new, at museum"

Cartographer Jack Curtright has been helping the Yucaipa Valley Historical Society by revising and creating new maps of Yucaipa and the surrounding area.
Many of his maps will be in the upcoming book “Yucaipa.” He gave a PowerPoint presentation on the GIS system he used. Curtright was able to blend old information onto new maps.
Tags: ,



Post a Comment

<< Home