rrogers512

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I also find the scale of these projects somewhat off-putting when shown in terms of “homes powered”. However, I believe we should look at these projects as one part of a future energy portfolio. Solar on the roofs of most homes in LA would create another large footprint. Making the home i…

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Great story - thanks Robert. Kudos to Martin and Patti for their hard work and well-deserved success.


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It IS all happening at once, and (except for the widening of 24th Street), it WILL be better when it's done, but some of the planning and management of the closures leaves a lot to be desired. For example, we don't need the City of Bakersfield closing lanes on both Chester and H St. on a …

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Agreed this is insane. I don't recall seeing these extended closures in any of the glossy TRIP planning diagrams. CalTrans and TRIP should have been at a planning table months ago sorting this out. Are either of them making contingency plans for the other detour route of Golden St. Highwa…

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We are definitely in the TRICK phase of the TRIP plan (Thomas Roads w Increased Congestion Kern). Ming and 99 can be a pain, but at least you can see the vision of a connector from 58 to the Westside Parkway. Every time I drive through downtown, my blood boils at the wrong-headed notion o…

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Has anyone considered building those two college dorms for CSUB on the site? (kidding - just ironic that we have two such similar issues going on at the same time)

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Great game Tuesday night. Bakersfield should be really proud of these guys. They hustle and they play the game the right way. No bad attitudes (from coaches or players) on display - just hoop. Good luck in Sacramento - bring that state title home.

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I have no issue with money being spent on critical infrastructure, and I would consider our airport's main runway to be critical infrastructure. However, $50M seems exorbitant and why on earth did this take FOUR YEARS to complete ??

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The motivations here are good, but this is a drop in the bucket. $30,000 per year will fund very little when it comes to sidewalks, flood control, street repairs, etc. As the article mentions, a similar initiative in Lost Hills has only resulted in a small savings account that hasn't been …

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I completely agree, and had the same reaction when my wife and I drove by the site last week. My thought - let's take your idea of the elevated pedestrian bridge over the newly widened 24th St and incorporate the Bakersfield arch into the design.