Friday, January 11, 2019

2019 Update: Construction on Winchester Road / SR-79 in the French Valley / Winchester area

Winchester, Ca - As many driving thru the French Valley area have recently seen, there has been construction going on at each street corner for many months now.

We did a little research and found that this is a CalTrans District 8 project involving installing ADA curb ramps and paving for 6 miles of SR-79 / Winchester Rd. The project begins south at Murrieta Hot Springs Rd and continues north to Abelia Rd.

They started doing the ADA curb ramps in September and apparently some of them were not done correctly, as they were demolished and recently re-poured (Winchester Rd at Thompson Rd being one of them). Originally when we contacted an official about this project in late August, we were told that the curbs should be done in September and the paving would begin in October 2018. Obviously, a bit behind on this project.

Well, here is the latest from a CalTrans spokesperson:

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Grounds For Remorse - a Book Review

As Tallie Graver sat chatting with her friend Gina and her new beau, she could not help but wonder how to tell her newly smitten friend that Mr. Right might not be what he makes himself out to be. Fortunately for Tallie, in burst a woman claiming to be the wife of said questionable male. Unfortunately for Gina, she reacted with a pot full of hot as coffee threats and insults. When Mr. Not-So-Right turns up dead at the bottom of Gina’s stairs the next morning, a room full of witnesses point their fingers in her direction.

Monday, January 29, 2018

Grammys 2018 recap

Great show, a little something for everyone. 

I really liked Kendrick Lamar performance, Elton John and Miley Cyrus were great. Not sure why Ed Sheeran won, that is bs, and I even like some of his stuff. LogicKhalid and Alessia Cara were fantastic. I thought Kesha and group did a good job. SAM SMITH was awful, but I don't care for his voice at all. I hope that Cardi B goes away soon, not a fan; that said Bruno Mars did a great job doing the 'Bruno Mars throwback jam' that is the thing at the moment. 

P!nk was ok, I usually like her performances more. Patti Lupone was fantastic. Lady Gaga was solid. Sting and Shaggy was just bleh, and I feel nice by saying that. I like that Little Big Town song, but the performance was off somehow. U2 was ok for a few frozen guys on a barge in the hudson. They looked like 4 guys wishing they were performing in LA on sunset instead. DJ Khaled seriously needs to STFU and let the singers/rappers do their thing. 

Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee did a good job with a song everyone has already heard too many times, I'm glad Justin Bieber wasn't there. Childish Gambino did a good job. SZA was good, I'm not fully on board with her yet, some of her songs are 'eh' IMHO. Chris Stapleton is bad-ass. Jon Batiste & Gary Clark Jr were good, but a bit subtle for me. Unfortunately my recording glitched and I missed Brothers OsborneMaren Morris & Eric Church live. Just watched it, Brothers and Maren are great.

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Cremains of the Day - A Book Review

After divorcing her high society husband, Tallulah Graver turned her party invites into cleaning invoices.  Forced to live in the apartment above her parents’ mortuary and struggling to make ends meet after years of living the high life, Tallie thought her life had hit rock bottom.  That is until she finds her ex-husband in the alley after taking some volts to his nether region for which she is now the prime subject.  Add to that a dead former frenemy and current house cleaning client, Tallie is in some serious hot water.