Author: Daniel

Daniel has been interested in highways since he started collecting gas station maps as a kid (from Bill Yarnall’s Union 76 station in Playa Del Rey, CA). In college, he picked up a copy of LA Freeway by David Brodsly, and he grew even more interested in the history of the highways. In the mid-1990s, he started posting lists of California’s highways to the USENET newsgroup ca.driving, and by 1996, this had turned into the website California Highways. Since 1996, he has been maintaining and expanding the California Highways site with history, maps, updated status, legislative information, and more about the numbered highways in California. In 2004, he started an adjunct blog on Livejournal; by around 2010 he had moved that blog over to its own installation on California Highways: Observations Along The Road. Outside of highways, Daniel has interests in ancillary historical areas, such as the history of Las Vegas. He is also an avid audience member for live theatre, and posts regular theatre reviews on his blog. He is a boardgamer (you can find his collection listed on BoardGameGeek). He is active within Judaism: he is co-maintainer of the soc.culture.jewish FAQ; was moderator of the Liberal Judaism Mailing List; and is past president of his synagogue’s brotherhood. Professionally, he has worked in the field of cybersecurity since 1985. In that arena, he is nationally known and has contributed to many publications, including NIST SP 800-53 Revisions 4 and 5; NIST SP 800-37, and publications from CNSS. He has been involved with TCSEC and Common Criteria programs since the earliest days of the criteria. He is an officer of ACSA, the sponsor of the Annual Computer Security Applications Conference, and has been on the ACSAC Organizing committee in various positions since 1989. He is a Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP).

CA RxR 2.09: Route 1: The Redwood ForestCA RxR 2.09: Route 1: The Redwood Forest

Episode 2.09 of California Highways: Route by Route continues our exploration of Route 1, as we complete discussing present-day Route 1 in Medocino County from Gualala to Leggett and current Route 1’s end at US 101. Along the way, we’ll discuss the communities of Gualala, Point Arena, Albion, Mendocino, Fort Bragg, Westport and Rockport, and Leggett. As always, we’ll cover the history of the route, and some current projects along the route. Our next episode will be the last on Route 1, this time covering what was Sign Route 1, and now covers Route 208 and Route 211 in the Lost Coast.

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CA RxR 2.08: Route 1: Marin and …CA RxR 2.08: Route 1: Marin and …

Episode 2.08 of California Highways: Route by Route continues our exploration of Route 1. We’ve now crossed the Golden Gate Bridge, and are continuing north from the Marin Headlands, up along the coast through Sausalito and Marin, Muir Beach and Stinson Beach, Point Reyes, Bodega Bay, Jenner and Fort Ross until we reach the Marin Headlands. As always, we’ll cover the history of the route, and some current projects along the route. Our next episode will complete present day Route 1 by exploring the portion in Mendocino County from Gualala to Leggett.

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CA RxR 2.07: Route 1ish: Golden Gate BridgeCA RxR 2.07: Route 1ish: Golden Gate Bridge

Episode 2.07 of California Highways: Route by Route continues our exploration of Route 1 by exploring an interesting gap in the route: The Golden Gate Bridge (GGB). The GGB is not part of the state highway system, and thus (from the point of view of the state) not part of either Route 1 or US 101. It is part of US 101 per AASHTO, and is run by its own district. We’ll cover what was there before the bridge, the construction of the bridge, and current projects along the bridge (such as the singing bridge retrofit, the suicide barrier, and the earthquake retrofit. We’ll also discuss how one pays tolls on the bridge. Looking forward, episode 2.08 will continue our exploration of Route 1 moving northward from the Marin Headlands to the Redwoods.

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CA RxR 2.06: Route 1: Pacifica and San FranciscoCA RxR 2.06: Route 1: Pacifica and San Francisco

Episode 2.06 of California Highways: Route by Route continues our exploration of Route 1 by exploring everything about Route 1 from Pacifica, just N of the Tom Lantos Tunnels near Montara (in San Mateo Couny) to and through San Francisco up to the Golden Gate Bridge. This includes communities such as Pacifica, Daly City, and of course, San Francisco. As always, we go over the history of this segment of the route, the history of the route through various communities , the freeway plans, discuss relinquishments, names, and some current plans (although there’s not much in the relinquishment or plans area). As part of the freeway plans in the area, we include a discussion of the freeway revolt and some broader plans for San Francisco. Looking forward, episode 2.07 will continue our exploration of Route 1 with something Route 1-adjacent: The Golden Gate Bridge.

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CA RxR 2.05: Route 1: Monterey, Santa Cruz, and the Santa Cruz CoastlineCA RxR 2.05: Route 1: Monterey, Santa Cruz, and the Santa Cruz Coastline

In Episode 2.05 of California Highways: Route by Route, we continue our exploration of Route 1 by exploring everything about the segment of Route 1 from Carmel in Monterey County to just N of the Tom Lantos Tunnels near Montara (in San Mateo Couny). This includes communities such as Carmel, Monterey, Seaside, Watsonville, Castroville, Aptos, Santa Cruz, the Santa Cruz Coastline, Half Moon Bay, and Montara.  As always, we go over the history of this segment of the route, the history of the route through various communities , the freeway plans, discuss relinquishments, names, and some current plans. We also talk in detail about the Devil’s Slide and the Tom Lantos Tunnels, as well as projects in Santa Cruz. Looking forward, episode 2.06 will continue our exploration of Route 1 with the portions between Pacifica to (and including) the city of San Francisco.

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CA RxR 2.04: Route 1: San Luis Obispo (SLO) and Big SurCA RxR 2.04: Route 1: San Luis Obispo (SLO) and Big Sur

In Episode 2.04 of California Highways: Route by Route, we continue our exploration of Route 1 by exploring everything about the segment in San Luis Obispo (SLO) County and the portion in Monterey County up through Big Sur until just S of Carmel. This includes the Five Cities (Grover Beach, Pismo Beach, Shell Beach (actually part of Pismo Beach), Arroyo Grande, and Oceano (unincorporated county land serviced by the Oceano Community Services District)), San Luis Obispo, Morro Bay, Cayucos, Cambria, and San Simeon, as well as the (in)famous Big Sur. This episode also features an interview with Anneliese Ågren, a resident of Big Sur. As always, we go over the history of this segment of the route, the history of the route through various communities , the freeway plans, discuss relinquishments, names, and some current plans. We also talk about the history of slides on the Sur, and what people should know about the impacts of those slides. Looking forward, episode 2.05 will continue our exploration of Route 1 with the portions in Monterey, Santa Cruz and San Mateo county from Carmel through Devil’s Slide (Montara).

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CARxR 2.03: Route 1 – Ventura and Santa Barbara CountiesCARxR 2.03: Route 1 – Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties

In Episode 2.03 of California Highways: Route by Route, we continue our exploration of Route 1 by exploring everything about the segment in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties, from Solromar / Malibu at the edge of Ventura County to near Guadalupe in Santa Barbara County. We’ll go over the history of this segment of the route, the history of the route through various communities including Malibu, Oxnard, Ventura, Lompoc/Vandenberg and Orcutt. We’ll go over the freeway plans, discuss relinquishments, names, and some current plans. Looking forward, episode 2.04 will continue our exploration of Route 1 with the portions in San Luis Obispo from the 5 Cities through the northern edge of Big Sur in Monterey County.

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CARxR 2.02: Route 1 – Los Angeles CountyCARxR 2.02: Route 1 – Los Angeles County

In Episode 2.02 of California Highways: Route by Route, we continue our exploration of Route 1 by exploring everything about the segment in Los Angeles County, from Long Beach to the northern edge of Malibu at the Ventura County line. We’ll go over the history of this segment of the route, the history of the route through various communies including Long Beach, the Beach Cities, the LAX and Marina areas, Santa Monica, and of course the Battle of Malibu. We’ll go over the incredible freeway plans, discuss relinquishments, names, and some current plans. Looking forward, episode 2.03 will continue our exploration of Route 1 with the portion in Ventura and Santa Barbara County.

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CARxR 2.01: Route 1 – Orange CountyCARxR 2.01: Route 1 – Orange County

Welcome back to season 2 of California Highways: Route by Route. With Season 2 we return to the original premise of the podcast: Going route by route through every state highway. We start with Route 1 and its segment in Orange County. In this episode, we’ll go over what was the first national highway, the first state highway, the first legislative route, and then explore the history of today’s route 1, looking specifically at the segment from Dana Point to Seal Beach. We hope to pick up the pace a little (after all, we have 34 planned seasons to get through), and the next episode will cover Route 1 in Los Angeles County.

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CARxR 1.12: The Organizations of the State Highway SystemCARxR 1.12: The Organizations of the State Highway System

We close season 1 of the podcast with an episode that focuses on the organizations involved with the State Highway System. In this episode, we discuss organizations you might have heard about, but don’t know about: The California Transportation Commission, the California Coastal Commission, Caltrans, the Regional Transportation Planning Agencies, and AASHTO. After this episode we’re taking a short break, but should be back in the fall when we’ll start exploring the California state highway system, route by route.

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