Category Archives: Website News

New Site Feature – Online Forum

I’m trying out a new idea for SocalRegion – a web forum. I’m not quite sure where this will go or how well it will be used, but there is no better way than to implement it. I plan to add subsections that mirror each section of the website in the future. Right now, I just have geology and roads. This is “Southern California Regional Rocks and Roads” after all. Right now, access to the forum is through the menu on the left side of the site. Please tell us what you think about the new addition!

Motorcycling Pages?

I enjoy riding my motorcycle throughout Southern California. In my exploration of the region by motorcycle, I’ve found many roads that are a lot of fun to ride. As such, I have been thinking about adding some pages about motorcycling in the region. What the focus of the pages may be and what sort of extent they may cover is still undecided. Topics such as riding tips specific to Southern California, recommended roads, and other items of interest may be included. I am looking to see if there is indeed interest in adding these pages. If you are interested, please send me feedback and / or vote in the poll, which is on the left sidebar.

Site Expansion Coming Soon – Imperial Valley Geology

As an extension of my coverage of the geology here in Southern California, I intend to add a page on the geology in the Imperial Valley region. Subjects such as the Salton Sea, mud pots, Lake Cahuilla, the Colorado River Delta, and more as time permits. There is a lot to cover and more to the region than normally meets the eye.

Site Updates

In the interest of “filling in gaps” in the site, I’ve added some photos to my San Diego Mission Valley Bicycling page as well as updated my Fairmount Avenue page. My Fairmount Avenue page also includes photos in addition to updated information about the expressway.

Los Angeles County Bridges coming soon!

I’ve slowly been working on adding more pages to my Historic Bridges of Southern California section. Los Angeles County is next and is being worked on now. While the format is still a bit “fluid”, the page should be up soon. Look to the main Historic Bridges section for updates in the next couple weeks.

New Feature – Site Map

While still not in its final form, I have added a Site Map to this website. The site is large and, while at least somewhat organized, it can be tough to find certain pages. This new feature will allow for an easier look into all this site has to offer. It can be found here and in the menu on the left side of the page.

Images of San Diego getting a redesign

As this site has expanded in its scope, I’ve slowly expanded each page. Now, it is the Images of San Diego‘s turn to expand. I will be adding a lot more photos, covering all of Southern California. I know it is an area that is covered plenty on the Internet, and this site will be among those. I have many thousands of photos that I would like to post and am expanding the page to allow for that.

Ridge Route and US 99 Update Coming

This weekend, I am travelling to the Liebre Mountains to inspect the damage from the recent storms on the Ridge Route, Grapevine Canyon, and the Ridge Route Alternate. I plan to inspect in detail those sections and take lots of photos. Updates on the status of the roadway will be initially via my Twitter account (@SocalRegionWeb) with a post update following. The sections I plan to cover in detail are Palomas Canyon (Five Mile Grade), Three Mile Grade, Ridge Route from State 138 to the Tumble Inn, Tejon Pass, and Grapevine Canyon. I’ll be taking my 2014 Kawasaki KLR 650 which will allow me access to more of the highway. Stay tuned for updates.

Site was hacked today

Greetings readers. Today, this website was hacked. I don’t know why or how it was done, but it did affect the site for most of the day on September 15, 2015. The site is back up and running at this time. I apologize if anyone was unable to access the site during that time.

Highway Resources Page

I’ve recently added a new section to the socalregion website. I noticed the site was lacking in resources for local roadways. In particular, information on how to contact various local agencies for road projects, logs, and maintenance. With this in mind, I’ve added a new page to help others get their roads fixed and find out more information about those roadways. I’ve called it the “Southern California Highway Resources” page, which can be found on the Southern California Highways page and via this link.