The annual Route 66 Fun Run, featuring vintage autos from all eras, on a street in Kingman, Ariz. in 2017. A new U.S. Senate proposal would designate Route 66, the Mother Road that connected Chicago to Los Angeles and was once an economic driver for small towns across the post-World War II nation, as a National Historic Trail. (Kingman Daily Miner via AP,File)Santo Plescia looks at the "End of the Trail" sign for Route 66 on the Santa Monica Pier in Santa Monica, Calif. on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2009. A new U.S. Senate proposal would designate Route 66, the Mother Road that connected Chicago to Los Angeles and was once an economic driver for small towns across the post-World War II nation, as a National Historic Trail. (AP Photo/Nick Ut,File)A motorist travels west on U. S. Route 66 near Riverton, Kan. on May 28, 2003. A new U.S. Senate proposal would designate Route 66, the Mother Road that connected Chicago to Los Angeles and was once an economic driver for small towns across the … [Read more...] about New proposal looking to make Route 66 National Historic Trail
0 Have your say OBJECTIONS are mounting against a long-awaited planning application for hundreds of new homes in Havant. Barratt David Wilson Homes is proposing to build 320 homes and a 66-bed care home on land at Forty Acre Farm, Havant Road.The developer held a public exhibition about its plans in November, where residents raised concerns about strains on traffic flow and fears for endangered wildlife.Formal plans have now been submitted online via the Havant Borough Council website, where almost 30 objections have been lodged.Christopher Evans, of Grove Road, said: ‘The Rusty Cutter roundabout is already congested at peak times and this development, along with the proposed development at Lower Road, Bedhampton, will only worsen the situation and increase air pollution in the immediate vicinity.’He added the future of Forty Acre Farm should be considered as part of the council’s overall Draft Local Plan 2036 – the housing blueprint for the borough … [Read more...] about Objections mount against 320-home and 66-bed care home plans at Forty Acre Farm
By Erika I. Ritchie | [email protected] | Orange County RegisterPUBLISHED: October 22, 2018 at 8:30 am | UPDATED: October 22, 2018 at 2:43 pm With the Pacific Ocean in the background, drivers head up Thalia Street in Laguna Beach Thursday. Overhead power lines here and elsewhere in the city have long been a safety and aesthetic concern for city residents and officials. Downed power lines may have been a cause of the recent brush fire in South Laguna. (File Photo by H. Lorren Au Jr, Orange County Register/SCNG) Laguna Beach city councilman Bob Whalen is backdropped by power lines on Thalia Street and Temple Hills. He wants the city to bury the lines to prevent fires like the recent ones in Northern California.(Photo by Mindy Schauer, Orange County Register/SCNG) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsA hodgepodge of wiring hangs over narrow residential roads like 8th street in Laguna Beach. Officials want to bury power lines to prevent fires like the recent ones in Northern … [Read more...] about Laguna Beach voters to decide on 1% sales tax to pay for undergrounding of power lines along city’s key evacuation routes
A federal judge in Washington, D.C., sees no roadblock to a nonprofit group’s challenge to federal guidance that paved the way for an increasing number of digital billboards.The opinion by U.S. District Judge James Boasberg was “heavily trafficked” with road references, according to The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times. Boasberg said a group called Scenic America had standing to challenge an interpretation by the Federal Highway Administration because the organization was spending more time on the issue, diverting resources from other efforts. Scenic America’s goal is to preserve and improve the visual character of America’s countryside and communities.The road references are in the introduction to the opinion. Here are a few:• The Federal Highway Administration “shifted gears” and “gave the green light” to its division offices when it issued guidance that “paved the way” for digital billboards.• Scenic America … [Read more...] about Judge sees no roadblock to digital billboard suit; how many road references did he use?
The 911 calls began coming just before 5 a.m. on June 21, 2000, from a residential neighborhood in Flagstaff, Ariz. The callers complained of a pickup repeatedly circling the block, blasting music.Flagstaff police officer Jeff Moritz was dispatched to the area. Moments later, the sounds of at least a half dozen gunshots pierced the predawn air. By the time the next officers arrived, the neighbors had emerged from their homes and were standing around someone lying in the street.It was Moritz. One of the shots had struck the young officer and father through the armhole of his bulletproof vest, severing his aorta. He probably died within 30 seconds of being hit.By day’s end, 17-year-old Eric Michael Clark was in custody. In a bench trial three years later, a judge rejected Clark’s insanity defense, convicted him of first-degree murder and sent him to prison for 25 years to life.No one disputes that Clark shot Moritz. And no one denies that Clark, now 23, suffered from paranoid … [Read more...] about A Matter Over Mind