Cal State Northridge bade farewell Scottish-style to the final four temporary trailers set up in a Lindley Avenue parking lot after the Northridge earthquake as they were hauled off campus Friday in a festive parade led by a bagpipe quintet.
"The Lindley lot is going down," said a gleeful Blenda Wilson, president of CSUN, as she watched the modular units, adorned with colorful balloons and streamers, file down the middle of the campus and off toward the freeway.
The trailer parade marked the end of a week of quake anniversary celebrations at CSUN.
"It's the start of all the trailers leaving," Wilson said. Many trailers remain on campus, Wilson added, but the end of the Lindley lot means that enough of the permanent structures have been fixed to make those trailers unnecessary.
Azy Hojatpanah, 20, a recent transfer to CSUN who watched the procession between classes, said: "It won't be Cal State Bungalows anymore."