Retired U.S. District Court Judge Thelton Henderson
For 37 years, Thelton Henderson was a federal judge in the U.S. District Court for Northern California. He presided over numerous high-profile cases, including his role as a receiver to oversee the quality of health care services in California’s prison system and his work to reform the Oakland Police Department through a consent decree.
The approach to Bixby Bridge in Big Sur along California Highway 1. (Photo: Jingjits Photography)
The stunning region was slammed by storms last winter resulting in multiple landslides and a bridge failure that have largely isolated the region for six months. Now there are just two ways in south of where the Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge was demolished — take a rugged half-mile trail in, then take a shuttle or rent an electric bike, or make a lengthy detour in from U.S Highway 101.