Wow, you appear to live very close to me as well! The intersection at Fair Oaks and the 101 South exit is HORRIBLE. I've written the city about it several times. In addition to short yellows, there is a serious bicycle safety issue.
I ride my bicycle through that intersection in the mornings to work. There is NO guided-left turn for any of the 4-way intersection, yet the people taking a left from Fair Oaks to try to make the IMMEDIATE exit onto 101 pay no attention to right of way. I've almost been run into multiple times by folks who don't realize that traffic going STRAIGHT through the intersection have right of way over folks trying to make a left!
I ended up altering my bike route to instead go over a pedestrian overpass and go an extra half-mile rather than continue risking that intersection.
Of course, I never, ever heard back from the city.