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EV chargers getting damaged by users, replacement pending

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I am noticing the EV chargers in downtown Santa Cruz are slowly disappearing. One by one, they are breaking and not being repaired. I drive an EV and one of the major incentives was free charging … Continue reading

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Record number of Californians to travel this holiday weekend

AAA predicts this Memorial Day holiday weekend will bring out the second highest number of travelers in the Golden State since 2005, and the highest increase since the recession of 2008. The organization’s travel survey projects that nearly 4.3 million Californians plan … Continue reading

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Tipsy Tow available for Cinco de Mayo revellers

Folks celebrating Cinco de Mayo tonight with a few cold ones can call upon AAA’s Tipsy Tow program for a ride home. From 6 p.m. tonight to 6 a.m. tomorrow, participating tow companies will provide free rides home to inebriated drivers, … Continue reading

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Call for a Tipsy Tow on Super Bowl Sunday

There may be nothing like tossing back a few spirits to bring out the spirit of a Super Bowl party. If consuming alcoholic beverages is part of your grand football finale this weekend, consider calling upon AAAs Tipsy Tow program … Continue reading

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Free rides home for New Year’s revelers

AAA of Northern California and the Capitola Police Department are offering New Year’s revelers who are too tipsy to drive rides home. As little as one drink can impair vision, steering, braking, judgment and reaction time. On New Year’s Eve … Continue reading

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AAA, Red Cross offer community disaster assistance training

If you are on the road when disaster strikes, would you know what to do to help those around you? AAA Northern California, Nevada & Utah and the American Red Cross are teaming up to offer free disaster training through … Continue reading

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Hot weather negatively impacts cars, AAA says

Long exposure to heat isn’t good for people or cars. AAA of Northern California is spreading the word about being kind do your ride when the weather heats up. “Prolonged exposure to high temperatures is not only a threat to … Continue reading

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Fewer people to travel this July 4 holiday weekend

There will be fewer travelers this July 4 holiday weekend compared to last year, predicts AAA of Northern California. The reason? Last year, July 4 fell on a Wednesday, so more people took the entire week off, adding up to … Continue reading

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Loud mufflers, car stereos have no place on the road

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I live across a small lagoon that has Highway 1 on one side and my road on the other. I can hear every motorcycle and car with low booming bass, trucks, and other loud vehicles. My … Continue reading

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Preventing car theft

In light of Monday’s vehicle theft and child abduction in San Jose that triggered an AMBER Alert, AAA has released some tips to ensure your car stays where you left it. Citing statistics from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, AAA … Continue reading

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