This afternoon I checked out an open house at a place only accessible by a street made of stairs, from back in the day when LA civic planners were toying with the idea of a modern public transit system that would allow people to do away with private cars. Ha ha ha ha ha ha sigh.
Portuguese Bend is one of the most geologically unstable areas in the world. Constant shifting of the soil (approximately 1/3 of an inch a day) and rock slides mean that Palos Verdes Drive South, the main road through the bend, is under constant repair.
The ground moves so much around there that the water main has been situated above ground along the side of the road, with expansion joints along its length.
The new east-side southbound pedestrian entry at San Ysidro drops you directly into the northbound pedestrian lane for an efficient infinite loop of border crossing fun. Recommend Nexus/Sentri/Global Entry status for reduced cycle times.
In other news, my immigration status has finally been transferred to the new employer and I’m once again officially legit in this crazy country.