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Who’s paying for free EV charging stations, reader asks

Dear Street Smarts, Q: Ramona, you wrote in last Thursday’s Street Smarts column about free parking and charging for electric vehicles that ”The electricity cost are also subsidized as only a public utility can charge for power usage,’ Granlund said.’ … Continue reading

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California offers low cost automobile insurance

Drivers who need car insurance but are afraid they can’t afford it can turn to the state of California for help. “California’s Low Cost Automobile Insurance Program provides you with the liability insurance required by law, so that you and … Continue reading

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Street Smarts looks at traffic school as a way to learn new things

Ah, traffic school. After getting pulled over by a police officer for disobeying the rules of the road and paying a hefty fine, shamed drivers decide to sign up for traffic school rather than try to fight it in court. … Continue reading

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Tangoing with a drunk driver

I was hit by a drunk driver over the weekend.   My two passengers and I are OK and the damage to my car appears to be relatively minor — $1650 in repairs and a check to see if the … Continue reading

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