Tag Archives: Capitola

Ford recalls 5,600 vehicles due to child safety concerns

Ford is recalling 5,675 vehicles because the rear left door child lock was built incorrectly, allowing it to be opened from the inside, increasing the risk of injury to an unrestrained child. The vehicles impacted by the recall are the … Continue reading

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The tourists are coming, install traffic signals in Capitola, reader says

Dear Street Smarts, Q: The tourist season is about to begin and the traffic nightmare in Capitola will also begin. The two four-way stop sign intersections on Bay Ave in Capitola need to be replaced by traffic signals. The intersections … Continue reading

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Easing traffic congestion

Dear Street Smarts, Q: The light for cars making a left on to Eaton Street from 7th Avenue lasts forever – or at least it seems like it. However, the light does not usually turn green for the cars making … Continue reading

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Bikes, traffic lights and yellow lines

Dear Street Smarts, Q: Thanks for the column on bike theft (Monday, Feb. 18). Of course, the safest bike parking are the bike lockers and at 5 cents an hour it is a great deal. You can use your park … Continue reading

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Capitola needs more sidewalks for pedestrian safety, reader says

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I love your column. As a recent transplant to the area it has helped me understand some of the local concerns and I think it facilitates our community’s ability to stay safe on the roads. There … Continue reading

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Motorists still confused by changes at 41st and Clares, reader says

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I am writing you to see if you could help alert the traffic planners to a very confusing and dangerous situation. Recently, the traffic planners in Capitola added a ‘No turn on red’ sign at Clares, … Continue reading

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Capitola’s sewer project caught residents off guard, increased traffic

Dear Street Smarts, Q: My family, including young children, lives on Kennedy Drive in Capitola. Not only do we have to put up with big rig trucks using Kennedy Drive all day and all night, but now we are faced … Continue reading

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Ford issues safety recall of about 100K 2013 Escape and Fusion vehicles

Ford is recalling 80,057 model year 2013 Escape and Fusion vehicles because the engines may overheat, causing a fluid leak that may reach the hot exhaust system, possibly resulting in a fire. Meanwhile, the company also is recalling another 19,106 … Continue reading

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The street smarts of police pursuits

Dear Street Smarts, Q: Thanks for the informative column about horns. I found it most informative although my own personal nemesis was not addressed – I find the use of the car horn to signal that a car door has … Continue reading

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Read Street Smarts, put down the cell phone and drive, reader says

Dear Street Smarts, Q: Thanks for your dedication to what might seem like a boring assignment but you provide a very important service. Too bad more people aren’t reading – I try to read all of them – because it … Continue reading

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