Category Archives: Scotts Valley

Old San Jose resurfaced for safety not Amgen, county says

Dear Street Smarts, Q: Regarding Old San Jose Road, this road was re-paved a couple of years ago and is now glass-smooth and beautifully banked in the curves. As a result, it seems to be attracting all kinds of vehicles … Continue reading

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Give bikes 3 feet law begins Tuesday

On Tuesday, Sept. 16, California’s new three-foot bike-passing law goes into effect. To spread the word and to dowse misconceptions, People Power will join local elected officials, as well as representatives from the Watsonville and Scotts Valley Police Departments, the … Continue reading

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The Street Smarts of saving street parking spaces, opening barricaded roads

Dear Street Smarts, Q: You might suggest that your reader who is having trouble parking on the street in front of his or her home take a swing by Monarch Way on the Westside of Santa Cruz. A resident there … Continue reading

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Nighttime cycling dangerous, lights required

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I don’t know if it is the recent change in time or what but lately, I am noticing more and more bike riders at dusk — and just beyond — riding without adequate lights on their … Continue reading

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Construction on Hwy 17 calls for lane closures next weekend

The retaining wall project on Highway 17 near Scotts Valley just north of Glenwood Drive is going to require lane closures next weekend. From 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16 through 5 a.m. Monday, Nov. 18, one lane will be closed … Continue reading

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Aldridge Lane to be repaired this fall, ‘Give Me 3’ bill becomes law

Dear Street Smarts, Q: In 20 years living on Aldridge Lane in Corralitos, I have watched the berm alongside the road be dragged down by the procession of apple growers who have taken turns farming the small piece of land … Continue reading

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$8.2 million project begins Sunday on Hwy 17 through Scotts Valley

Caltrans will begin an $8.2 million project to construct retaining walls, upgrade the guardrail and crash cushion, as well as and end treatment on a six-mile section of Highway 17 Sunday. The work,which encompasses various locations in Scotts Valley from … Continue reading

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The danger factor in being a road user

Dear Street Smarts, Q: While I agree with Monday’s letter submitter that ultimately it’s people ignoring traffic laws rather than their mode of transportation, I do have issues with the writers argument: A person operating a big rig ignoring traffic … Continue reading

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Motorcycle safety training course offered June 8 in Scotts Valley

Experienced riders who would like to brush up on their skills can sign up the the motorcycle safety course hosted by the Scotts Valley Police Department 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 8. Held in the Scotts Valley high … Continue reading

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The 411 on after market window tinting

Every now and then, I look at my car and think about how cool it would be to darken the tint on my windows – to protect my interior from the hot sun, when it is out, as well as … Continue reading

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