Tag archives: Jim Shivers

Bridge Updates
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   October 17, 2019

Caltrans reported earlier this week that the Montecito Creek Bridge at Parra Grande and Highway 192 is slated to open mid-December, nearly three months later than originally planned. Caltrans Public Information Officer Jim Shivers tells us the reason that the Montecito Creek Bridge is the last to be opened to traffic is due to a […]

The Clean-Up Bandits
By J'Amy Brown   |   September 5, 2019

Q: In August you wrote about a less-than-perfect clean-up at the 101 Cabrillo off-ramp. This week I noticed a big improvement, but trash is still entwined in branches. This clean-up is like a Dalmatian dog – spotty! What gives? A: It’s true: this ramp clean-up puppy is being attacked by diminutive nips, not big-dog bites! […]

Palm-Lined Path to Paradise?
By J'Amy Brown   |   August 29, 2019

Q. Palm trees are being suggested as part of the recently rolled-out design schemes for the new 101 and Coast Village Road projects. I see from national news reports that palms throughout Southern California are dying from disease and being removed. Why are we installing palms if everyone else is getting rid of them? A. […]