Q: El Camino Real between 237 and Palo Alto has been in desperate condition for many years and is getting worse. I have an $11,000 repair bill to fix a worn out suspension, which my daily commute along here has undoubtedly contributed to. This must be the worst major road in the state. In fact, I bet the Padres riding on their donkeys from mission to mission along El Camino had far fewer obstacles to navigate!

Richard Cliff, Los Altos

A: And…

Q: What transportation project do you think will be completed first, the bullet train between San Francisco and L.A., or the repaving of El Camino Real from Grant Road to the Stanford Shopping Center? I’m putting my money on the bullet train.

Larry Castelli

A: I understand your point and frustration. The bullet train could take two or three decades to complete. El Camino Real should be repaved later this year.

Q: As I read about more laws and regulations coming to control sideshow activity, I wonder if this is truly the best way to proceed. It reminds me of the early days of skateboarding when skateboarders were criminalized for their antics. I recall local municipalities passing laws that all but made ownership of skateboards illegal. Finally, some advanced thinking individuals built skate parks to give these youth a place to display their proficiency.

Sideshows are not that different, though their vehicles are much more dangerous.

I am 71 yrs old. I do not participate in sideshows. As a youth, I enjoyed autocross racing and did so in controlled environments, driving Austin Healy and Triumph automobiles. Having lived in Cupertino and Milpitas for most of my life, I recently moved to Copperopolis. I hope that the youth of today can be given the same opportunities I had, rather than to have their passions criminalized.

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Source:: The Mercury News


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