To get on with the story, Art bought a new Audi but, his wife being in real estate, she got to use it every day. One day she was headed north out of Baltimore on I-95 and it overheated. So she stopped in the next service station and the guy told her the water hose was "over by the fence". So she drives over, raises the hood, and took off the cap - on the valve cover where the oil goes! Car seized up a few miles up the road. They were flushing that car out with kerosene for several months - never did run right after that. Poor Art, his pride and joy. Should have traded the wife in too.
In that case maybe you will vote Yes in the referendum?to which she replied,
Mr. Perizeau, I fell on my butt, not on my head.And we think we've got troubles.
Local boy makes good freeways
A San Francisco Bay Area native, Lloyd Wood has made his mark all over his own neighborhood. That mark comes in the form of construction on major freeways for Caltrans including the widening of Interstate 238 to I-880, and, of course, the widening of I-238 for BART's Dublin/Pleasanton Extension.
I-238 Project is Key Link for Extension
Lloyd is the resident engineer for Caltrans, which is providing a critical pathway for the new BART Extension to Castro Valley and the Tri-Valley. In his words, 'This project is the key link for the BART Dublin/Pleasanton Extension. The job includes a 750-foot double tunnel to get the new extension into the I-238 median, a new State Route 238/I85 freeway bridge and BART structure, construction of new sound walls, realignment of the existing I-238 freeway lanes, and building the BART trackway in the median.'
And all within the confines of a major commute artery between east and west Alameda County. As a bit of background, the freeway median is wide enough throughout the majority of the extension to accommodate BART tracks without widening, so BART acts as the lead agency for this work. However, at I-238 and the portion of I-580 east of Foothill Road, the median is not wide enough to accommodate BART. Therefore, Caltrans acts as lead agency on these sections of the extension because they are major modifications to the freeway.
Position of Tremendous Responsibility
Lloyd has been directly responsible for making sure that the contractor builds exactly what is needed by both BART and Caltrans. His is a position of tremendous responsibility and cooperation between multiple agencies. 'The partnering process that BART enters into on every contract is very valuable,' says Lloyd, referring to BART's pre-contract program for working out problems before the work begins. 'With partnering, you get every agency: BART, Caltrans and others into the room and you scope out the project and anticipate possible problems before we start moving earth. There has been a tremendous amount of cooperation between all concerned parties.'
Grateful to Project Neighbors
But of all the partners involved, perhaps the group that has been the most cooperative is the general public. This job has been very disruptive, especially to the neighbors living right next to the construction project. 'I would like to personally thank those people for putting up with us, and to let them know that the worst is now over.'
Lloyd (Gordon) is truly local, as he lives very close to the project in Hayward and has been a member of the Caltrans team for 32 years.
Left leg of Edith ___, b. 13 Aug 1891, amputation 8 Feb 1945. Bur. 9 Feb 1945along with her religion and parents' identities. The second entry was:
Edith ___, b. 13 Aug 1891, d 19 Mar 1945. Fun. 21 Aug 1945plus employer, religion, husband and parents' identities.
Did the poor woman have to pay for two caskets? Did they exhume the left leg and bury it with the rest of her. How big was the leg's casket? Why did it take five months to bury her? Couldn't find the missing leg? My wife's uncle was an undertaker so I suppose we could ask him how these matters are handled but she won't. Sometimes records don't fill in all the details but I'm sure Edith is finding some way to navigate her new surroundings.