Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Old North’s Street Signs Are Under Attack! (192)


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Over the last several days, there have been three attacks on street signs in the Old North.

First, last week, the stop sign at the southeast corner of 7th and D went missing (see photo 1, showing a PW worker replacing it).

Second, on Monday, the signs at the southwest corner of 6th and D were bent over to the extent of requiring fixing (see photo 2).

Third, today ALL the signs--pole and all--disappeared from the southeast corner of 7th and E (photos 3 - 6).

BOTTOM LINE: WATCH FOR SIGN VANDALS.

This is a time for Old North people to defend the ‘hood.


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It is especially alarming to observe in photos 5 and 6 how easy it was for two or so people to pull the entire post-sign assembly from the ground. That is, the post is set in such a small amount of concrete that the entire base is easily lifted out of the ground (and thrown into the back of a standing-by pick-up truck?). At the very least, sign posts should have been set in much more substantial concrete bases. But, then, when these posts were installed, it was not known that Davis would become a mega-college town with the customary features of such towns, like street-sign vandalism. (That, at least, is a theory I offer. Your theory may differ.)
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