Come on, CUHS maintenance, get it square, get it straight, DO IT before the first football home game! PROBE, do something! — CUHS Enthusiast, El Centro
After we called Richard Fragale, superintendent of the Central Union High School District, he went to take a look at the sign.
Calling us from the site, he said, "It doesn't look crooked to me," but conceded, "It could be off one or two degrees but not much. They may have set the sign that way so it would be easier to see from the street."
Nevertheless, Fragale promised that next week the maintenance crew will be checking the sign.
"And they will have a level with them," he said.
He said he would let us know what the maintenance crew decides on the sign.
QUESTION: I drive on Evan Hewes Highway, as I know you do. Have you noticed the cameras out there? What are they for, to keep an eye on the construction crews or the traffic? — Observed, Holtville
We took our granddaughter Lindsay with us to take a look and you may be right. Those looked like cameras to us.
California Department of Transportation spokesman Joe Manning would not confirm there are surveillance cameras at the intersection. He said he would find out and let us know.
"If the cameras are out there, they probably will be used to detect traffic patterns," he said.
We hope they are not there to take pictures of suspected traffic violations. Sometimes you can't get across the intersection before the yellow light turns red.
You could if the signal gave the east-west (Holtville-El Centro) traffic a little more crossing time.
We're not worrying. A San Diego judge is throwing out tickets mailed to drivers after cameras nailed them going through red lights in that city. But the judge agreed to hold another hearing before deciding if the cameras have to go as well.
QUESTION: What is nanotechnology? And what are a nanosecond, a nanogram and a nanometer? — Budding Scientist, Holtville
Pay attention because you're going to be hearing a lot about nano this and nano that in the future. Nanotechnology is a hypothetical method of creating microminiature equipment by manipulating atoms and molecules as if they were parts of a machine. In mathematical terms, a nano is one billionth of something. A nanometer is one billionth of a meter, a nanosecond is a billionth of a second and a nanogram is a billionth of a gram.