Category Archives: Special events

Bike to Work/School Day Breakfast Sites

Thursay, May 14 is Bike to Work/School Day around Santa Cruz County. The day is meant to lure people who would normally drive to their destination out of their car and onto their bike. Besides getting the satisfaction of knowing … Continue reading

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Local police offer motorcycle safety awareness expo in Davenport this weekend

Proper riding attire and training are two of the most important things a motorcyclist can have before he or she hits the road. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., local law enforcement officials will team up Sunday to promote motorcycle … Continue reading

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Dust off the old bicycle; it’s Bike Week

This week is Bike Week. To celebrate the 22nd annual event, Bike to Work is holding a plethora of events. In case you haven’t seen the posters and brochures plastered all over town, here’s a quick rundown of the events … Continue reading

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Ride safe, it’s Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

     May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month.          To commemorate and to improve traffic safety for motorcyclists, the Capitola Police Department, assisted by the California Highway Patrol, will crack down on riders, drivers, cyclists and pedestrians who aren’t obeying traffic … Continue reading

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Police hand out dozens of citations during BADGES campaign Thursday in Scotts Valley

       The sounds of sirens filled the air in Scotts Valley Thursday as police officers from around the county descended on area streets in search of motorists disobeying the law.      “I know I’m going to get some complaints … Continue reading

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Law enforcement officers show off their BADGES in Scotts Valley

     The Scotts Valley Police Department will get a little help from officers across the county in enforcing traffic laws Thursday, April 2.      Officers in patrol cars and on motorcycles will be on the lookout for speeders and people not … Continue reading

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Bicycles allowed on Highway 17?

I was driving southbound Highway 17 one day last week when I saw two bicyclists heading northbound on the highway, just north of Vine Hill Road. “What’s going on here? Bicycles aren’t allowed on Highway 17,” I thought. “That’s illegal.” … Continue reading

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Public transportation during Amgen lacked coordination, reader says

  There was nothing like a day at the Amgen Tour of California, even if it was a cold and rainy.   Street Smarts blog poster “Cycle Fan” and her family headed down from their Scotts Valley home to watch … Continue reading

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Weather, street closures make getting to & watching race interesting

  SANTA CRUZ – Monday’s non-stop downpour added to the excitement of getting to and watching the Amgen Tour of California’s ride into Santa Cruz.   But overall, the event went off without a hitch, according to local law enforcement … Continue reading

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Amgen Tour viewing spots

Dear Street Smarts,   Q Ramona, good work on streets and traffic.   One question (regarding the Amgen Tour of California): is there a communication system in place for the bike race so that people can find out during the event where … Continue reading

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