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Alun Whittaker

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  • 84 Wilson Avenue Vallejo, California - Vallejo
    Is this the same TV we previously reported, or two others? It's a TV, and it's at the same place as reported (and collected?) twice before.
  • 132 Louisiana Street Vallejo, California - Vallejo

    The entire (I gave 132 because it's pretty much in the middle) lower block of Packard Alley between Louisiana and Alabama Streets, and the once lovely mini-wetland park, facing Mare Island Road is once again filled with trash. I enclose pictures of:

    * Domestic trash and "recycling" dumped on both sides of the Alley, behind 132 Louisiana,
    * Furniture dumped behind 124 Louisiana, and
    * The mini-park at the west end of the north side of the 100 block of Louisiana which has one pile of tree trimmings, another of yard waste mixed with domestic trash sacks, and the entire surface -- now stripped of ground cover by trucks both dumping and removing previous dumps -- littered with varieties of litter, trash and plant debris left from generations of incompletely cleared dumping at this site.

  • 615 Butte Street Vallejo, California - Vallejo
    Furniture and other trash dumped at the corner of Butte Street and Overland Alley, behind 615 Butte & 210 Louisiana.
  • 751 Butte Street Vallejo, California - Vallejo
    Butte Street between Louisiana & Tennessee Streets: This entire section of Butte Street is in pretty bad shape, but these potholes adjacent to the east side entrance to Packard Alley are disastrous to anyone riding a bike -- often kids on a school day. Someone seem to have attempted to fill them with 2-3" chunks of crushed rock - even more dangerous to bicyclists or pedestrians if thrown up by a passing car.
  • 244 Ohio Street Vallejo, California - Vallejo
    At the intersection of Ohio and Branciforte Streets, several beds (3 single mattresses, & 2 single box springs) were left, leaning against the lamp post outside 244 Ohio.
  • Public Space At Lousiana Street Trinity Street, & Harbor Way, Vallejo, California - Vallejo

    This triangle of land is filled with dumped furniture, construction debris, and burst bags of domestic trash.

    This area used to be a pretty little patch of wetlands cut off from the river by highway development. Unfortunately, it -- and the adjacent 100 block of Packard Alley -- was also a favorite dumping ground for dumpers heading for Highway 37 but too lazy to go that far. Construction debris, house moving trash, and the domestic trash bags of mobile home traveler were common. The city made a feeble attempt to landscape the plot but succeeded only in planting tall enough shrubs to hide the plot from the view of commuters and tourists driving on Mare Island Way -- "who cares about the locals, so as the nice folks driving by don't see the mess?".

    Now,-- apart from the highway screening shrubs -- this is a wasteland of weeds, and bare dirt, gouged by the truck treads of the dumpers who drive in and out most nights. Over the years, Code Enforcement & Streets departments have done a good job picking up trash, but more, and more keeps coming. The city has regularly promised extra lighting, closed circuit TV and regular patrols -- and never come through. It's about time they did!

  • 244 Ohio Street Vallejo, California - Vallejo
    Why are some waterfront events much noisier than others (example, March 19th) when - so we were told by the Asst. City Manager -- events are monitored for sound levels, and a city ordinance requires that load speakers must be oriented away from the city and face out over the river.
  • All Of Branciforte Street Vallejo, California - Vallejo
    I jst wanted to get in my picture of a third block of Branciforte. I'll be working on pictures of the next three blocks -- all in just as terrible condition -- and post them when done. RE: Street Markings , as these pictures show, the painted STOP signs on the street have long been weathered away, but in addition, the asphalt under the letters S, T, O, and P have also been washed away leaving a sort of "bas relief" effect. Not so much street engineering, and more street archaeology! P.S. I have higher resolution pictures if you need to check the details.
  • All Of Branciforte Street Vallejo, California - Vallejo
    Seems this application will only accept one picture per issue - AND - when you report NOT a POTHOLE it tags to issue as "POTHOLE". So, here's a picture of another block of Branciforte
  • All Of Branciforte Street Vallejo, California - Vallejo
    MORE THAN a Pothole. I have lived here for over 25 years and, apart from minor patches on utility repairs, no work has ever been performed on this street. There are huge potholes, exposed patches of exposed concrete and, in some places, exposed red tile from the original, 19th century, street. I attached pictures of three blocks from Tennessee to Ohio. The next three blocks, from Ohio to Carolina are just as bad.