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Construction of a median gate in the Banning area.  Courtesy photo.
Steve Lech April 23, 2014 at 06:15 am
I was in that traffic jam in December. It took me 9 hours to go from Blythe to Riverside. IRead More wondered why we couldn't go around or at least turn around and go another direction. Thank you to whoever got the ball rolling to avoid this situation in the future!
Lloyd April 23, 2014 at 07:04 am
and it made no sense to do work on the freeway both weekends that the Coachella festival was lettingRead More out two and a half hours from Palm Springs to Beaumont is ridiculous. Caltrans had to know of this event being it is a yearly advance very poor planning
beaumontdave April 23, 2014 at 04:13 pm
A bypass away from the freeway is essential since the worst jam was an armed stand off, which wouldRead More have keep any nearby frontage closed as well. A toxic rail accident could shut down both freeway and nearby roads as well.
Megan Huntsman: Credit KLTV screen grab
Geoff Burton April 15, 2014 at 02:05 pm
Nothing new there Black panther o Poetry the human race has been delving the depth of depravity forRead More eons. There are a lot of good people in our world, but unfortunately evil is hyper active
D Penta April 15, 2014 at 02:29 pm
It says Around Town but the headline is UTAH. Utah is not near Natick!! I think everyone should notRead More open an article on Patch unless they see their town's name in the headline. So If it doesn't say Natick, then we all know it is not LOCAL to the Natick Patch. The less clicks these Patch sites get, the fewer advertisers they will get and then perhaps they will realize if we want sensational news from across the country we'd go back to Patch's former owners AOL and the HuffPost! Those here from other Patch sites - I think you should do the same only click on articles that mention your community's name. No name. No click!
Steven Spiegel April 21, 2014 at 06:52 pm
The way the house looks maybe the husband found them while he was expanding his Meth Lab !!!
Alek J Hidell April 8, 2014 at 12:22 pm
Rather than sadly remember the victims of violent crime, why don't we ANGRILY remember those thugsRead More that did it and have yet to be punished?
Steve April 9, 2014 at 12:25 am
No, we're supposed to feel sorry for them 'cos their mama didn't hug them enough when they were aRead More child.
Steve April 9, 2014 at 12:36 am
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Rob Turmer April 4, 2014 at 05:16 pm
It must be different inside Beaumont than in Cherry Valley, for I went through some streets like theRead More Blvd, where temp stop signs were and volunteers manning the intersections, but it wasn't any trouble to get through very quickly. Are you saying that entire streets are shut down during the race?
beaumontdave April 4, 2014 at 05:45 pm
Drove through it a bunch, watched the lead packs at a couple intersections, ran errands, chased yardRead More sales, and did some work without any big issues. Knowing your way around helps.
Rob Turmer April 4, 2014 at 05:55 pm
It used to go up Oak Glen Road. Felt sorry for them going to the top. Bet that was one rough ride.
Sean Taroli April 3, 2014 at 07:31 am
Marilyn & I landed in PS at virtually the exact same time. If I'm wise, I'll leave with her asRead More well. I suspect if the city of Palm Springs is wise, they'll commission another sculpture of her. This art-piece has become a much needed icon in a city missing it's own rich history. But true to form, I see no outcry from city residents. And they wonder...
Larry Mendelsohn April 3, 2014 at 03:30 pm
Marilyn needs to be in Palm Springs (2nd choice: Time Square, NYC). I spoke to the fellow who isRead More actually driving Marilyn to Trenton, NJ. He told me that the statute of "The Kiss" by the USS Midway in San Diego was purchased from the same owner for $1.5 million. Price may have gone up, but there is certainly more then enough wealth in the Coachella Valley to put together the funds to buy Marilyn. While there at it, how about putting together a fund to provide free transportation for the Marines from 29 Palms who are killing themselves on HWY 62 driving to Palm Springs for liberty. Semper Fi and Anchors Away.
Alek J Hidell April 2, 2014 at 12:02 pm
My wife says she has been waiting for "the big one" all her life....but she married meRead More anyway...
ChrisG April 2, 2014 at 12:45 pm
Martha L. Bridges April 2, 2014 at 03:33 pm
Still it would be a good idea to seriously consider whether you have done everything practical to beRead More prepared. Having just taken the CERT Training I understand most people haven't taken necessary steps to safeguard themselves and their families.
ChrisG March 31, 2014 at 10:57 am
If it came to that it would be rare to find a dog.
Rob Turmer March 31, 2014 at 11:10 am
My friends in Beaumont felt the quake and I think its because they are on bad ground. Being on topRead More of an big aquifer that ground can cave in. I know people on the hill above didn't feel a thing for they are on solid rock up there. Anyone ever wonder about the risk of the ground falling in on top of that basin?
beaumontdave March 31, 2014 at 12:16 pm
Robbie, I read that a high water table can lead to liquefaction, but Beaumont's isn't high and mostRead More of the soil is more clay than sand, so the city's probably on good ground, but wedged between two active faults with a lot of smaller "cracks". When my friends lived at Orchard and Beaumont Ave, I happened to look at a USGS map, and saw a fault line going through their rental home, made them nervous as hell. lf I was buying or leasing I'd look at the USGS maps.
beaumontdave March 25, 2014 at 10:16 pm
That were smashed.
James P Hosty March 26, 2014 at 12:53 am
"It takes the paint off your car and wreck your windshield too, I don't know how the peopleRead More stand it but i guess they do, cause they're all still there, even Johnny Franklin too, in the Village of the Sun, Sun Village to you............ Frank Zappa, 1974.
Dean March 26, 2014 at 09:36 am
One of the reasons I moved here (10 years ago), was to get away from drifting snow. Now, I've gotRead More drifting sand instead.
desertpatriot March 20, 2014 at 02:29 pm
rbm, chill my man chill. don't blame me, i'm just the lowly guy in the avatar you happen to glanceRead More upon. just remember when you start pointing the finger at people you have three more pointing back at you. uh-huh. not sure if this helps any but if i had a smoking habit it wouldn't be cigarettes. i'd grow my own marijuana, get high, save money and enjoy the show. cigarettes are disgusting and they stink ta boot. pee-yuu!
rubberband March 20, 2014 at 02:38 pm
POINTING......... A LOT OF POINTING.........WANT CIGARETTE........ /....eyes graph paper left overRead More from project.....glances at "dead oregano basil plant thing" in window..............Wait, can you smoke a 3 month old used nicotine patch?!?!?!
desertpatriot March 20, 2014 at 04:24 pm
rbm, nicotine is stinky shit -give it a wide berth please. if ya gotta smoke switch toRead More marijuana...and be happy
Sarah Lish March 19, 2014 at 12:37 pm
@Alex Bloated pensions of our teachers?! Teachers pay for their own pensions. The school districtRead More doesn't contribute a single dime to any teacher's pension. Unlike the city, county and state workers, they get their money matched. For every dime they contribute to their pensions, the state, county or city matches that dime. What would be nice would be to have the district pay for supplies so the teachers don't have to shell out the money. I understand that extra curricular activities cost money but that is something you choose to participate in. I would love to see the parent's reaction to having to provide construction paper, writing paper, glue sticks, scissors, paint, tape, staples, etc. to their child's education. I know that was just a few of things I had to provide for my students each and every year.
KarmaKing March 19, 2014 at 01:57 pm
"Teachers pay for their own pensions. The school district doesn't contribute a single dime toRead More any teacher's pension." Not so Sarah. Teacher's contribute 8%, school districts contribute 8.25% and the State kicks in 5%. That's according to CALSTRS which is the State's teacher pension system ( http://www.calstrs.com/general-information/plan-funding-faqs) and a recent OC Register article here: http://www.ocregister.com/articles/state-602273-percent-districts.html. of course, if CALSTRS can't address it's $70 billion unfunded liability, taxpayers have to pick up that tab also.
KarmaKing March 19, 2014 at 01:59 pm
Oops apologies to the grammar police I should've said "its."
Leonard Hernandez March 16, 2014 at 02:27 pm
Maybe they will have some material left over so that they can pave Ramsey street from Sunset toRead More Hathaway streets.
ATC March 16, 2014 at 07:19 pm
Maybe, Nikki. I certainly couldn't do any worse. Perhaps you were the one responsible for the lastRead More time they tried?
Martin William Pistilli April 8, 2014 at 02:02 pm
wow close down such a long section at one time
Patch file photo.
John N Dawnyelle DeLongchamp March 11, 2014 at 06:29 pm
Was the cause ever determined? Power was out again this morning.
Libby March 14, 2014 at 10:25 pm
Power has been out at the same time in the morning for five days in a row...
Photo courtesy: Caltrans
cwc300 February 28, 2014 at 01:53 pm
Thats Cabazon not Banning...
Renee Schiavone (Editor) February 28, 2014 at 02:05 pm
Yes, you're correct, cwc300... I updated that article. Was in a rush to get this out to people ASAPRead More when Caltrans sent the advisory.
cwc300 February 28, 2014 at 02:21 pm
Thanks Renee, But its 5+ miles east of Banning..in "Cabazon".. Take care.. Curtis
Lifer in Bmt. February 28, 2014 at 06:55 pm
and how do you know it's sewer water, did you get out of your car & smell it. Come on now let'sRead More get real...............
beaumontdave February 28, 2014 at 08:30 pm
It's storm runoff, there's a big pipe on that lot there that releases drain water.
A.L. February 28, 2014 at 08:49 pm
I'm sorry no I didn't get out. You could smell if from inside the car. Just trying to be helpfulRead More since it was flooded and nasty. Didn't realize the rain also caused trolling.