PREFACE: The writer of this blog is possibly insane from traveling so much this summer.
SEDIMENT REMOVAL/DUMPAGE What is that? Is that anything I should care about? I mean, is it about FASHION, darling?
A strong and firm inner NO was sounded…. it swirled around the ears, caressing the lips of L.A. County Public Workhorses.
Wednesday afternoon, between 2pm and 4pm, at quite possibly the tallest building in Alhambra, my eyes opened. My ears opened. SMAAAAH! And, my heart opened up so big. Have you ever seen the Headquarters at 900 S. Fremont? Big. BIG. And photo ID with security check is required.
People are making a difference.
Cam Stone, and others sent around emails and Twitters, FaceBochs, YouTubes, spoke at gatherings, Flckr’rererd, Picasa su casa about La Tuna Canyon’s impending doom replicating the Arcadia Woodlands Disaster. It worked.
There is power in consciousness. The Los Angeles Department of Public Works, Flood Control District is listening.
Today, that is September 7, 2011, a room of attendees were told that sediment dumpydumpage, ie. Arcadia Woodlands Disaster, will NOT BE HAPPENING AGAIN. That is, it is highly unlikely given the multitude of other options at their disposal, that LADPW will [not] dump sediment in La Tuna Canyon. It was a shame Camron Stone was not present to hear it. He’s no doubt looking around and seeing some things. Maybe. Achievement for any degree of protection for sage and scrub, old OLD trees is worth cheering about.
CAVEAT: In fairness, Dan Sparks, Project Manager of Long Term Sediment Removal did give the caveat, but doesn’t it sound positive?
Hip hip HOOOOOOray!
Now, on to the devil in Devil’s Gate Soap Opera, As the Buckthorn Burns…
Myra has just discovered that Devil’s Gate Dam temporary sediment removal project is complete.
MYRA: Oh Larry, look at this. Petrea Burchard of Pasadena Daily Photo took pictures of that Johnson Field dump site!
LARRY: How fantastic!
MYRA: It looks like a soccer field to me.
LARRY: Don’t be ridiculous, Myra. (cough, cough, cough)