It's not been unusual in recent years to see k-rails in hillside neighborhoods of La Cañada Flintridge decorated for each season.
While living next to the mud-blocking barriers that were installed after the 2009 Station fire, residents have added festive touches: pumpkins for Halloween, inflatable animals wearing Santa hats for Christmas.
Now, one scuffed-up barrier at the end of the cul-de-sac on Big Briar Way has a new decoration: a sign that reads, 'ADIOS KRAIL.'
The La Cañada Flintridge City Council voted in June to remove the k-rails from all but one neighborhood in the city, an action that will free the residents of Big Briar and nearby streets from the barriers they have said devalued the neighborhood and caused blind spots. The barriers are expected to be removed in the coming months.
Residents who are members of the neighborhood group Haskell Highlands — who pushed city officials to remove the k-rails from their area — threw a small neighborhood block party to celebrate the decision.