The Oakmont News / August 15, 2015
Huseby a Swimming Winner Oakmont resident James Huseby earned first-place in two of last month’s Senior Games swimming events. Huseby’s honors were in the 100-yard backstroke and 100-yard freestyle events for men 75–79.
New Quail Signs
The best guess dates Oakmont’s “heritage quail” signs to the mid-1970s, but Yvonne Horn, who led the charge to replace the tired and worn signage, says no one seems to know exactly when the signs appeared on major Oakmont thoroughfares.
It was a limbo stick and an Oakmont Fun Park where children built things with Tinker Toys—both events that were part of Grandparents’ Week as July wound down in Oakmont. (Photos by Kathy Sowers)
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Yvonne Horne with a new sign. (Photo by Paul Ryan)
“We had a choice to either take them down or redo them,” said Horn, a member of the OVA Landscape Improvement Committee. “They had just gotten ratty looking, faded and illegible. They are, though, a part of Oakmont’s character, and we were glad when the board approved getting them remade.” Like the original signs, the new ones remind motorists to “Slow down. Quail have the right of way.” The four replacement signs feature a family of quail or a single bird. The project landed with Santa Rosa’s Artstart program, which is financed by public funds, grants, private donations, and commissions. The city’s public works department provided the signboards. Artstart apprentices Danielle Harrisman and Carlea Warren-Rossi are the talented young artists behind the signs. Photos of their work progression can be seen on Artstart’s Facebook page under a July 16 post https://www.facebook.com/artstartSR. “The new signs don’t duplicate the heritage signs, but rather are done in the spirit of them,” Horn said. An Oakmont resident stopped to admire the first sign located at the Oakmont Creek and noted he and his wife walk by the old sign every day and had hoped it would be refreshed. Residents and visitors will see them on Oakmont Drive, Valley Oaks, Stonebridge and Pythian roads.
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The August 15th Edition of the Oakmont News