The Meandering Mind of Kamoranakrre
Once There Was a Road...
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The 5th day of January 2007


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Date: Fri 05-Jan-2007 12:01 pm
Subject: Once There Was a Road...
Whereabouts:33°47'38.60"N, 118°24'17.80"W
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Today we decided to visit Palos Verdes. We turned down a side street and it just ended suddenly, so we got out for a look around. We found out why the street ended; see why in the picture of the day.

No Pavement Any Time
Subsided pavement with No Parking sign
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kamoranakrre thinks that the the city of Palos Verdes Estates might be a little bit excessive in its regulations. Here are some excerpts from Chapter 8, Chapter 24 of the municipal code:

A. It is unlawful for any person to launch any powered model airplane or radio-controlled glider from any place within the Bluff Cove area of the city other than from an area posted by the city as being a permissible area for such launching. Areas to be so posted shall be determined by motion or resolution of the city council.
B. It is unlawful for any person to launch or fly any powered model airplane or radio-controlled glider within the city unless such person is an active member of the Academy of Model Aeronautics or has a policy of liability insurance in the amount of not less than one million dollars insuring against any claim or damage arising from the flying of a powered model airplane or radio-controlled glider, and has upon his or her person proof of such membership or of such insurance policy, which shall be made available upon request of any city employee. (Ord. 588 § 1, 1995)

No person shall fly a powered model airplane or radio-controlled glider between eight p.m. Sunday and eight a.m. of the following Saturday in that portion of the city bounded by Paseo del Mar on the east, Lot 1, Block 1450, Tract 7536, on the south, the city limits on the west and Lot 1, Block 1432, Tract 6886, on the north. (Ord. 332 § 1, 1977)

There are several signs which say as much down along the cliffs where this road used to go. Next time I can afford a $1,000,000 liability I'll have to head out to P.V. for the weekend and fly a model airplane.