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2705 Harvest Lane Antioch, California - Antioch
Squatters have been living above me at 2705 Harvest Lane, Antioch, CA, ruining the quality of my life. I live in a condo and the owner and the assoc mgmt. co refuse to help. I am scared for my safety as they harass me and stalk me day and night. I am disabled and do not feel I could protect myself. The police refuse to help also. Officer Morin of the Antioch police told me not to call them again when I suspected they were trying to break in. He said if they get in, to defend myself the best I can, then call police. He was mean, rude and was yelling all this with the door wide open, so now squatters think there above the law. This is ruining my life. Could someone PLEASE help me? I just cant take this anymore! The owners of the property have just abandoned it, taking no responsibility in this. Their info: Chris and Rebecca Foster (916)727-4552. Thank you to anyone that can help.
Contra Costa Canal Trail Walnut Creek, CA 94597, USA - Waldon
This section of the Contra Costa Canal Trail is full of deep potholes. They either shake up the bikers rather badly, or cause them to cross over to the other side of the trails which frequently leads to close calls, in particular in the curve
900 Cheyenne Drive Walnut Creek, California - Walnut Creek
Intersection only has a 2-way stop on Quiet Place (east & westbound). I've seen many cars speeding on Cheyenne Dr. as it has no stop signs. It does have pedestrian crosswalk, though cars ignore pedestrians since it lack a stop sign. This is a major throughfare for Northgate H.S. students walking home and for children and families trying to connect to the trails either by walking or riding their bikes. I have seen many near misses over the years. Please place a 4-way pedestrian crossing and 4-way stop signs as it was done at Wiget Lane and Quiet Place. Our children and families deserve a safe crossing!
2175 Willow Pass Road Bay Point, California - Concord
I was at the playground at Todos Santos a week ago and saw a bunch of cockroaches crawling around in the tanbark and up the sides of the granite wall/seating area around the play structure. There were a few large ones and lots of small ones. Some of the kids were even chasing the large cockroaches and poking them with sticks.
I don't know what brought the cockroaches there, and I shudder to think how many of them might be lurking under the tanbark, but I hope this gets taken care of.
1460 Creekside Drive Walnut Creek, CA - Walnut Creek
A business called "Filo's Landscaping' has been commandeering 3-4 parking spaces in a single row everyday for their trucks on our residential street. When one truck moves, they make sure another truck is blocking the space or the employees put their personal vehicles in place to save the spot until the truck returns. I've witnessed them do this dance every morning and afternoon for the past two months. But it's been going on for years (based on neighbor's comments and the fact that when you use "Street View" on Google Earth for this address, their trucks still show up in 2011).
Parking on Creekside Drive is extremely limited, so much so that you will certainly not find any street parking after 12:00 p.m. These guys take up the same lane with 3 or 4 trucks at a time, all day, every day. I've heard several neighbors complain that they have to pay $10 a night to park in the lodge down the street or else not use their car at all for fear of not having parking when getting back from work.
2529 Mohawk Court Walnut Creek, CA - Walnut Creek
Years of accumulated garbage, junk, debris in rear yard and also visible inside house, hoarding problem.
Also mosquito risk from unmaintained swimming pool. Previous report 3 months ago tagged "complete" but there is no change as of two days ago, except more garbage piled in front.
256 San Antonio Way Walnut Creek, CA - Walnut Creek
I will never forgive myself if I didn't report this knowing that the next person tripping over this broken concrete ends up in the hospital.Yesterday I fell face down on the broken concrete and besides bruises and scrapes on my face,swollen knee and sore wrists but nothing broken I consider myself lucky.I hope the city can fix this asap! I also have pictures from other areas within the same block.
All Over Sunnyvale Ave Walnut Creek, California - Walnut Creek
Now that all the apartment dwellers have taken to the sidewalk to get their drug fix, the entire street, sidewalk and street-front plant beds are littered with cigarette butts. Did the city anticipate this consequential result? It is a very toxic mess and will be even worse when the rains take them all into the storm drains.
1050 Walnut Avenue Walnut Creek, CA 94598, USA - Walnut Creek
The crosswalk for the Canal Trail at Walnut Ave. is exceedingly DANGEROUS! Vehicle traffic routinely travels at speeds in excess of the posted speed limit, and pedestrians/cyclists attempting to cross do so at extreme peril. At minimum, the city should install flashing signals at the crosswalk similar to those at various crosswalks downtown (e.g., Broadway at Duncan). It surprises me that the City has yet to address this issue as the trail is used frequently by children.
Olympic Boulevard Walnut Creek, CA 94595, USA - Contra Costa County
The shrubs along eastbound Olympic Blvd. are overgrown and encroaching into the bike lane, forcing cyclists to move into the automobile traffic lane to avoid colliding with the overgrowth. The affected area is between Newell Ave. and Paulson Ln. This is a VERY DANGEROUS condition, as the bike lane is narrow and the pavement is bumpy to the point of causing possible loss of control. Adding photos is not possible at this time, but the condition is quite obvious and easily identified. Thanks for your help!