• Bob House

    the ironic interesection of Prestige and Jersey

    [Ha ha ha! — DA]

  • Linda Frost

    Having moved to R.C. before in 1968, before it was R.C., I watched its evolution over a period of 30 years. Incorporation improved local control of planning and other issues important to city founders, but one thing took a nosedivestreet naming.

    Someone in the planning department got rather creative with spelling. Banyan became Banyon, Mahogany became Mohogony, Phillips became Philips, etc., as streets were extended and new ones named. I am not surprised that lyrical quality has suffered.

    Prestige, Presentation, Constitution, and Sugar Gum, among others, do not flow trippingly off the tongue.

    One can overdo lyricism, however. Witness street names such as Chirping Sparrow in Diamond Bar. Their street name person must have had a previous career penning doggerel, but at least it is spelled correctly. Another city with less than poetic street names is Claremont. Who wants to live on Fergus Falls? There must be an employee from Minnesota.

    [At least R.C. fixed the “Millenium” street sign, so that’s progress. — DA]

  • robert bunch

    i grew up on a street called nevers in la puente. i guess it meant you never left.