New Neighborhood Voice
June 5, 2005
Maintaining the Crothers Road
Before - note the shed roof behind me
After - these are drainage lines for the
retaining wall and Highland Drive
Looking up Crothers Road (east) at the
Roads and Airports crew and their long row of
freshly cut weeds and grass. To the right, below
the retaining wall, is County property. The south
side of Alum Rock Park (City property) is at the left.
Looking down from the top (near Highland
retaining wall is at the right. Crothers Road is in the
upper left corner. All this work has to be done with hand
tools, and the cut weeds and grass raked down to Crothers
Road, because the slope is too steep for tractor mowers.
Click here for more photos of
the Crothers Road Firebreak. The firebreak is on Crothers Road along the south
side of Alum Rock Park from Alum Rock Avenue to Peacock Gap Drive to help
prevent fires originating in Alum Rock Park from jumping Crothers Road to the
East Highlands. This is just a small part of the firebreak along the closed part
of Crothers Road near Alum Rock Avenue. The rest of the firebreak will be
maintained later this spring.
Copyrightę 2005 by Judy Thompson. All rights reserved.