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Update on Golden Gardens Drive repairs

Even though Seattle’s city government says that repairs on Golden Gardens Drive Northwest will start in July (now), there doesn’t seem to be much going on there.

What they have done is try to fence off the area from pedestrians and bikers, but this has met with limited success. On the north side a narrow trail around the fence is obviously being used. On the south about 4 feet of the fence has been torn down.

Otherwise, except for some yellow tape and some clean-up, it looks pretty much the same as it did shortly after the road collapsed last December 3rd after torrential rains caused a car to drop into the sinkhole.

It’s actually kind of peaceful there. One expects to run into a coyote or eagle. It’s easy to see that after a year or two the area could be claimed again by the berry bushes.

According to the city the road will be open again by the end of the year. We shall see!

Former Alabama governor released from prison

Don Seigelman has been released from prison while his case is appealed. Expect him to testify in congress about how the President’s Justice Department railroaded him. Salon.com