Florida Avenue – political football

File PhotoRusty Strait. ■ By Rusty Strait / Senior Reporter For as long as memory allows Florida Avenue, a.k.a State Highway 74, has been a political football with blame tossed back and forth between the City of Hemet and CalTrans, like kids slinging snowballs in the winter. Meanwhile, the public suffers. Florida Avenue should be called “Suicide Lane” because driving in any direction – East to West or North to South, and any variation thereof, is a chance to literally take your own life. Some of the busiest cross streets do not have left turn signals. For instance, at Yale Street and Kirby. Cars dart in and out and change lanes

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