Tag Archives: children

Seeking trip tips, tales from parents

Parents and caregivers of children, please share your tales about traveling with youngsters. I want to hear your tips on ways to successfully get to your destination with all your hair on your head in the color it was when … Continue reading

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When life’s changes mean buying a new car

On Tuesday, I traded in my old compact car for a bigger car with better gas mileage. That sounds weird to say. Typically, people trade in big, gas guzzling vehicles for zippy little cars that are more friendly to the wallet … Continue reading

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Free child seat installation at Aptos/La Selva Fire Sept. 28

Dear Street Smarts, Q: Parking near schools is an issue on Redwood Drive in Boulder Creek, too. The back of Boulder Creek Elementary School butts up against the man’s home I caregive for. He feels extremely unsafe, as parents drive through … Continue reading

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Laurent resurfacing on the back burner

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I have seen many of the streets in the lower Westside being repaved and think it comes under the Measure H that was passed a few years back. I called a couple of years ago when … Continue reading

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July 31 is National Heatstroke Prevention Day

Wednesday, July 31 is National Heatstroke Prevention Day and the California Office of Traffic Safety is reminding all parents and caregivers to not leave children unattended in vehicles. Even on cooler days, the temperature inside the family car can reach … Continue reading

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From transportation planning to child passenger, teen driver safety

A couple transportation planning workshops are planned today (JULY 18) and Monday to talk about how to spend limited funding dollars on federally-mandated long range transportation projects in the Monterey Bay. The Santa Cruz Regional Transportation Commission and the Association … Continue reading

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Never leave children unattended in cars

You’re at the end of running errands on a warm, sunny day. Your baby is asleep in the back seat of your car and you need to stop at the store to quickly pick up an item before heading home. … Continue reading

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Highways versus back roads: which is safer?

Here’s an interesting article some of us probably never thought about — telling babysitters and nannies which roads you prefer they drive on. The folks at 4Nannies.com sent this article, “Is it Really Safer to Ask Your Nanny Only to … Continue reading

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Park-goers pose danger to selves, reader says

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I live off Almar Avenue on the Westside and travel up Almar towards Safeway nearly every day. My concern is the parking and pedestrian traffic directly in front of Garfield Park. There is parking on each … Continue reading

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Bike helmets save lives

Earlier this week, Street Smarts posted an email from a Soquel-area grandma concerned about childrens’ safety while riding in bicycle carriages behind bicycles ridden by their parents. The Community Traffic Safety Coalition weighed in about bicycle safety. Hear now from … Continue reading

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