Tag Archives: animals

A day in the life of the Santa Cruz Area CHP office

Unless you have a police scanner or have a friend or relative in law enforcement, it can be difficult to imagine what its like being out on patrol. The following is a day in the life of the Aptos CHP … 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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