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Told me that because these are not really, a sidewalk they are an asphalt sidewalk if. You, would, they are not responsible for keeping. Them, up Sidewalks or between. Two schools oh wait a minute hold on it they're not. A sidewalk there asphalt but do they. Look like a sidewalk absolutely the act like a sidewalk first of all I've never heard I've never heard, of asphalt sidewalks I've never seen, one of those, it's always concrete, so you're telling me if you have a normal sidewalk that you see you've. Got the front yard then the. Sidewalk and then a piece of, grass and then the street right yeah okay kind of like a main thoroughfare okay but it's still the. Main thoroughfare but it's still that. Way. It's it's basically acts like. A sidewalk the ground you know the the front yard sidewalk the the. Green and then the street so the only, difference is it's asphalt and it's not concrete Interesting and. That is does, that belong to. The city who owns that, I. Would guess it would be the. City unless they. Say it's all private property that it's is my thoughts I believe it, belongs to the city okay, and I got I contacted them and and one of the other questions, I? Had. For. This because they have no accessible. Wheelchair. Ramps on on the corners yet, they come back to deny. That I have an Email that they, are not, responsible because, they are not sanctioned, sidewalk, is basically what they're giving me oh. Interesting I don't even know what a sanction sidewalk is by Yeah That it's the fact that he's a poured concrete rather than. This I don't, know if concrete if a sidewalk is defined as having b. Comprised of concrete, and no other material I think you have, to look at I the. I don't even know why. The ordinance ordinance say sidewalks are comprised of that's a really interesting point I, so I don't even know if there's been a lawsuit filed research it but I'd be surprised if. There was a lawsuit filed saying that, this is a sidewalk and asphalt sidewalk is the same as concrete sidewalks but for the fact that it's concrete and it'd be very well be an, ordinance or even a statute that deals with it and define. Sidewalks concrete then I don't even know where the. Hell, you vote this I've never heard of this before by the way Charlie this is a. Weird one, now and that surprises city's trying to. Get out of it of, course they tried to get out of everything Sure More. Thing let me add to this is the fact that I did look up on the Americans with Disabilities, Act and there's a section to that is clearly states in there that the the city's obligation is to maintain a sidewalk that is. There I guess there have looked it. Up they have lifted up also and their their entire. Premise is that because it's ask, fault it's it's not a. Sidewalk And maybe not so much the asphalt it's just the fact, that thirty nine it's a sidewalk well okay and I don't know how the hell they deny it's a sidewalk I really don't not. Only that like I said we're borderline. Stand Gabriel and triple city both we'll start denying borderline it's either on it's either in, one city or the other Creek, crosses over it's it's about a mile stretch okay, so goes across the line right correct. Okay well I would think every city is responsible for everything on their side. Of, the. Line so so what do you want to do what's your question what do you want to do as a result of this well I I'm retired now I have nothing but time on my hands who I, approach next I'll take as far as I can I would go to, the city council and they have open hearings open meetings odd definitely I. Would talk to the city attorney and let. The city attorney know that it looks like the cities in violation of the ADA American with Disabilities. Act and you see if there are any organizations out. There, and, I'm sure there are that deal with ADA issues. And the government. And there are even their even. Firms law firms, that deal with it now there's two. Different. Kinds of law firms. They're the kind of law firms that are bunch of predators Sleazeball, law firms that go against small businesses where the, ramp is the wrong the elevation is. The wrong degree is supposed to be at twelve degrees and it turns out. It's, a. Thirteen degrees in their forcing relation and they actually extort the business owners there's those and then there are firms that are on the other side who actually deal seriously with with ADA violations and this looks like, it's one of those so I just do some research and put in, some ADA law firms as search words and see where you go on. That and talk to the city attorney's office. And talk to the council that's where I would okay okay Would it be advisable to take pictures and God yes oh yeah oh yeah I take. All the pictures you. Can. Okay All right all right? Charlie take care interesting interesting? Proposition isn't it and their denial that it's a? Sidewalk. How do. You, point. To a sidewalk say that's not a. Sidewalk This is handle on the law Julie? Slater in the KFI newsroom The fire near Idyllwild has more than twelve thousand acres. And is sixteen percent contained five houses have been damaged or destroyed the man accused. Of starting that huge fire plus eight others has. Pleaded not. Guilty he's. Charged with more than a dozen arson crimes Riverside County DA spokesman John Hall says. There could even be more. Charges filed. Because the fires still, burning. If anything. Else should happen, damage increases if there's any injuries, etc defense lawyer Joseph Cammarata. Says if the fires were arson set they hoped a real person responsible is found our thoughts and prayers are with the first responders that are battling, these fires right now in the families. That are affected, by them demand charge could get life in prison if he's convicted the, fire near Yosemite. Is twenty percent contained and has burned over forty six thousand acres the weather is making it hard. For firefighters working, on a fire near reading in northern California ABC's Alec. Stone says the weather has been Hot dry and windy at, night right now the fire, is right. Below fifty, thousand acres and again that's. Kind of an estimate on their part because they haven't been able this is so big now and there are so many. Slayings they say they're kind of estimating it that they're going to try over the. Weekend to get a better more precise number nearly. Forty thousand. People have. Been evacuated five hundred buildings have been destroyed by the fire several people have been. Burned including three firefighters to. Firefighters have. Been killed working on, this. Fire which. Is forty five, which is five percent contained news, brought to you by Fletcher. Jones a motorcars officials in so Cal are looking for more players in a major drug ring a task force seized more than one point six million, dollars worth of illegal drugs Orange County. Undersheriff Don Barnes, says the drugs came in through Mexico the plan is to traffic from, into the United. States and then to distribute those once I got those narcotics two locations in southern California redistribute those. He says officials, found almost two hundred Pounds, of meth heroin and cocaine during the four-month operation he says the illegal. Drugs we're going to three counties in so Cal Andrew mollenbeck KFI news, more than thirty people have been killed after a bus carrying tourists plunged into a gorge in western India the times of India says the bus carrying. Members of an agricultural cultural university fell about five. Hundred feet after skidding off a mountain pass rescue teams say one passenger survived by jumping out, of window as the, bus fell President Trump is thinking North Korean leader Kim Jong UN. For returning the remains of American MIA's from the Korean war we honor the sacred memory. Of every incredible American patriots who fought and, died in that war Trump says vice, president Pence. Will join families waiting for the remains the remains of. Fifty five American soldiers are being returned and more are expected traffic from your helpful. Socal Honda traffic center a, closure onto panga canyon in, both in. Malibu both, directions are between PCH and Panga canyon road it's going to. Be the case all weekend long. Until five AM, Monday morning also seeing a lot of slowing due to some roadwork. They're on the west side southbound side, of the four oh five very slow from Wilshire boulevard as you make your. Way on down towards about Venice boulevard we have at least the off ramp they're closed at Santa Monica, boulevard and if you are trying to get through south LA the one ten. Northbound we have a one lane closed from Adams up to just pass the ten, you are slow, back from slauson avenue KFI."