Category Archives: holiday

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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Of 11.7 million holiday travelers, 10 million to drive, AAA says

AAA predicts about 11.7 million Californians plan to travel during this holiday season. That’s a 1.8 percent jump over last year. Of the predicted holiday travelers, 10 million will drive, an increase of 1.4 percent from 2011, AAA reported. If … Continue reading

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Welcome back

Welcome back! How was your Labor Day holiday weekend? Did you go anywhere or do anything fun and exciting? I did the stay-cation thing: chilled at home, hit some sales and had lunch with friends. Share your Labor Day festivities … Continue reading

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Crash survivor seeks freedom from pain, nightmares, drivers yakking on cell phones

Happy Fourth of July! Enjoy your holiday. Enjoy your freedom. And, please, pledge to not do anything to strip that freedom from either yourself or others. That means no drinking while driving. It also means no distracted driving, including dilly-dallying … Continue reading

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Memorial Day travel up over last year

Fluctuating gas prices will not keep and estimated 3.5 million Californians from jumping in their cars and hitting the road this Memorial Day weekend, according to AAA of Northern California. That’s a 1.6 percent increase over last year. All told, … Continue reading

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Happy New Year, be safe

Street Smarts wishes you a safe and happy New Year’s Eve celebration. Please, follow road rules and don’t drive while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Designate a sober driver or call a cab, a friend or AAA’s free┬áTipsy … Continue reading

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