What many locals refer to as the “Palm Patrol" was out in force on Thursday morning, December 27, scouring the streets of the Midway District and Ocean Beach for palm fronds that litter the streets after rain and windstorms.
Since West Point Loma Boulevard is so heavily traveled and also lined with tall palm trees, that street becomes a hot zone for fallen fronds that can become road hazards for unwary drivers and bike riders.
A large city maintenance truck with a cargo of browned fronds blocked a lane of West Point Loma Boulevard near Sunset Cliffs Boulevard at around 10 a.m. Nearby, a city worker directed a Bobcat that was gathering fronds and loading them into the dump truck. Car drivers waiting at the traffic light seemed to give the workers plenty of space.