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It's been an El Nino kind of a week.

One storm front after the other, with small windows of non rain happening throughout the big storms.
It's day 4 of this mess and I decide to take the bus on Wednesday.
I get picked up at 7:48AM, as usual, on Cinema Drive. The bus turns onto Valencia Blvd and then almost immediately passes the area near Santa Clarita City Hall. A vehicle decides to pass right in front of the bus, on the way to one of the driveways on the right side of the road. This causes our bus driver to hit the breaks hard, skid a bit side ways...and then a miracle occurs. He hits nothing and nothing hits us. We can't believe it. He continues to drive us to the transfer station, just down the road another half mile, but to say the least, I can't even contemplate sleep.
The bus driver asks if we are all OK and we say yes.
He goes, "I'm not".
I don't blame him at all.

Since I started riding the NOHO Express in September, I have been in near misses in these buses many times and so many of them happen in the area of City Hall and COC. As a parent of a college age kid, I can kind of understand the COC thing, but the area of Valencia Blvd by City Hall is also a magnet for people who are not watching where they are going, or decide to take their life in their hands, by cutting off a very heavy bus.

I just don't understand.

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