What’s with Santa Ana Cayon?

My goodness! What’s with SAC this week? Monday, Santa Ana Canyon Road was blocked going east, blocking traffic for seemingly miles on the 91 E. I was lucky enough to get there early enough to not get stuck in the gridlock, but it still took me forever to get home. Apprently, a tree had fallen down (or was knocked?) so they had cop cars blocking everything.

Then, Tuesday, I turned onto SAC to get to the gym, and traffic ground to a halt. Longer than normal. A couple of police cars drove by on the shoulder, and I figured I should get out (luckily, I was able to turn up a side-street and wind through the neighborhood). This time, there was a car accident going west on SAC, and for some unknown reason, they blocked all east-bound traffic.

Let’s hope that getting home tonight will be smooth sailing!

9 Comments so far

  1. ellen (unregistered) on January 20th, 2005 @ 1:16 pm

    guys, really: two posts about the traffic inside of a week?

  2. Jill (unregistered) on January 20th, 2005 @ 1:20 pm

    Yeah? So, what’s it to ya?

    I’m just trying to post about experiences I’ve had in Orange County – sorry if I don’t exactly have the time right now to be out and about writing about the more interesting stuff going on in the area.

  3. Will Randall (unregistered) on January 20th, 2005 @ 8:30 pm

    If you lived out in the AH, you would understand why traffic is such a big deal. We have a number of side streets and detours, but only two major routes into and out of the area. The 91 and SAC. I remember when a tanker truck flipped and exploded on the 91 and traffic was clogged on every street. Traffic sucks, especially here in CA and if we have a forum to discuss problems, then maybe we can get these problems fixed.

    How do you get around? Let me guess, uh, a helicopter?

  4. rebecca (unregistered) on January 26th, 2005 @ 8:15 am

    Wow! I can’t believe you’re actually DEFENDING the traffic posts! This is why everybody thinks you suck.

  5. Michael Randall (unregistered) on January 26th, 2005 @ 2:54 pm

    Rebecca, if this is the actual Commie Girl, I belive we met at the Democratic Party of Orange County headquarters. At that time I didn’t say anything negative about your articles or the OC Weekly (infact I read your columns and the Weekly every time I’m at the gym).

    You have your high horse and we have ours. I guess the fact that the OC Weekly has to read and then dis our blog shows we must be making progress against traditional journalist.

  6. rebecca (unregistered) on January 27th, 2005 @ 9:20 am

    Michael, Ellen was (very gently, and with humor, I think) pointing out that two traffic posts inside a week is excessive, and you could be thinking big. Two of you immediately went on the offensive, saying she must get around by helicopter or whatever. No. She gets stuck in traffic too. But it’s not interesting to just say “My goodness! There sure was a lot of traffic! I wonder why!” Your blog is not very good. We keep reading it, sometimes to marvel over its badness, and sometimes hoping there will be something interesting. We don’t LIKE to hate things. We like to read adn be interested in what’s going on. We are disappointed.
    No. You’re not making progress against traditional journalists. And as long as you’re doing uninteresting traffic posts, you never will be. Don’t assume that just because we don’t like something it means we’re on the run.

  7. Jill (unregistered) on January 27th, 2005 @ 10:55 am

    Ok, here we go (just my 2

  8. ocswing (unregistered) on January 28th, 2005 @ 12:38 am

    I thought one of our writers was also employed by the OC Register. I could be mistaken though. And we do have a few people who are pretty well known for blogging. That being said, Jill is right. We’re not quite up to snuff at the moment, but we are trying. And people are still reading!

  9. Michael Randall (unregistered) on January 28th, 2005 @ 4:44 pm

    I may have flown a little off my rocker when I responded to the post, but I was a little upset with the tone of the comment.

    Jill did bring up some interesting points: We are not journalist (some may be employed in the field). We really our trying our best to make this one of the top metroblogs. Is it at that point right now, no. The traffic post was a comment on how the traffic in Anaheim Hills has gotten worse in the last few years. While I do agree that two traffic post in the short span of a week is quite excessive, if that is what is going on then that’s what we are going to go with.

    We do have a large number of bloggers who write occasionally or too much but this is do to the freshness of the blog. When we have our meeting next week we will definatly hash out some of the issues we have been having.

    My comment was not an attack on traditional journalist, they have sources and can verify information. A blogger has to report and then the internet has shake down the post to get the facts straight. I have one aunt who retired from the Washington Post and one uncle who currently works with the LA Times, the long hours and effort they put into their stories is greatly appricated.

    My “high horse” comment was a response to the tone of the comment, not an attack on journalist in general. Trust me, I have had the pleasure of working with reporters from various news agencies and they have a lot riding on their shoulders when the story goes to print.

    The purpose of this blog isn’t to serve as a news site or as an entertainment guide, it is various writers from diffrent backgrounds writing about their various experiances living in the OC.

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