Roadshow: Irate drivers post pothole warnings on Foxworthy

Q I live off Foxworthy Avenue in the Cambrian area. The stretch of Foxworthy between Ross and Meridian has deteriorated in the past few years into a mostly undriveable road.

The other day as I turned up the small section I need to travel, I saw someone had put up this fitting sign near Meridian. An identical one welcomes drivers from the other direction.

Chris Nielsen

San Jose

A And …

Q Hats off to the one who posted the warning signs entering and leaving this automotive minefield on Foxworthy!

Carlin Helin

San Jose

A Hats off indeed! The signs read: “POTHOLE MINEFIELD AHEAD.” Unfortunately, Foxworthy is not near the top of the city’s repair list. Maybe these creative signs will help the cause.

Q A reader who lives on a cul-de-sac where neighbors speed asked how he should handle speeders. Here’s how a former neighbor handled speeders.

We lived on a rural road off Mt. Hamilton Road, and we had one driver who went way too fast for the curvy, narrow road. Our neighbor had a barn at the side of the road, and one day we were standing talking to him when this driver came barreling down the road toward us. Our neighbor calmly picked up a shovel full of wet manure and made a perfect toss at the speeding driver! We never saw him again. Lucky for him it wasn’t a convertible!

Leslie Bailey

San Jose

A Lucky indeed!

Q I want to send a thank you out to the San Jose officer who pulled over the vehicle that turned left from Blossom Hill Road onto Snell after the left-turn arrow had turned red. So many people do things like this, and it’s gratifying to finally see someone NOT get away with it!

Mary Laude

A You weren’t the only happy driver.

Q I can’t tell you how much it warmed my heart to see a cellphone-using carpool cheater get pulled over on Highway 85 a recent morning. How much will that run him?

Steve Azevedo

San Jose

A About $491 if he was ticketed for carpool cheating, and $160 or so for a cellphone violation.

Q At some time in the past, my 86-year-old mom saw a reference in one of your columns about your wife’s shrimp rigatoni recipe. I looked at your Facebook page but could not find it. Could you please forward that recipe to me?

Ron Martin

A Will do. And the recipe for this most wonderful dish is also posted on my Facebook page.

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