By Eva M. Wessell, Capistrano Beach            

The city has pruned the bushes between the gazebo and Pacific Coast Highway on Palisades Drive, pleasing traffic and pedestrians with a better view. But there is a price to pay.

Unfortunately, the enhanced vistas have also laid bare more of the downward slopes to the businesses below and, with it, the accumulation of decades of trash, either from careless walkers on Palisades or from the businesses themselves.

Local residents often attend to the trash accumulating along the roadway above, but the steep hillside makes it dangerous trying to reach the rest.

Besides, trash collecting citizens might encounter trespassing complaints, since property boundaries are not posted.

Perhaps the city could take charge of the problem by notifying those responsible for the long-postponed cleanup.

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