Category Archives: animals

Learning about ‘glasphalt’, tsunami signs & Halloween safety

Dear Street Smarts, Q: Your article [Monday] described the glass look in paving. It actually isn’t sand — it is glass. [It’s called glasphalt.] When recycling began in the late ’60’s, the State of California quickly realized that demand — … Continue reading

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Commemorating National Heat Stroke Prevention Day

Today, July 31, is National Heat Stroke Prevention Day. Parents and caregivers of children are being urged to be mindful about that precious little package in the back seat of the family vehicle. Heat stroke is the leading cause of … Continue reading

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Don’t leave children, pets in hot cars

This week is cloudy, dull and promises to be wet, but the thermometer will again see soaring temperatures as spring takes hold and summer fast approaches. When the weather gets warm, do not leave children and pets unattended in automobiles. … Continue reading

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Horse trailers and bicycles sharing narrow county roads

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I live on skinny, windy Hazel Dell Road where I often horse trailer around and pass bicyclists aplenty, especially on weekends. Just this last weekend, and only a few minutes apart, I passed two sets of … Continue reading

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Fall is deer rutting season, drive carefully

Dear Street Smarts, Q: What’s up with all the dead deer on the sides of the road these days? I was just ambushed by one a few days ago on Highway 17 south of Scotts Valley. It was predawn when … Continue reading

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Don’t leave pets in cars this summer

With warm weather finally here, it’s important to remember not to leave your pets in your parked vehicle. When the mercury strikes 73 degrees, the temperature inside your car can reach 120 degrees in about half an hour. On a … Continue reading

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