Tag Archives: money

County: Not enough money to repair all roads

Dear Street Smarts, Q: The two-mile section of Vine Hill Road from Highway 17 to Mountain View Road, also, Mountain View up to Old San Jose Soquel Road is in desperate need of re-paving. I have driven these roads for … Continue reading

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April Fool prank creates shock and awe shucks

So, I recevied word Thursday from a friend, who’s also a California Highway Patrol officer, that the state is in such a financial pickle that it is going to merge the CHP with the Department of Fish and Game. He … Continue reading

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Honda tops AAA’s list of best commuter cars

AAA of Northern California has named its top nine automobiles for commuting. Honda takes up three of those spots, followed by Ford, Volkswagen, Hyundai, Subaru, Chevrolet and Mazda. Researchers for AAA drive hundreds of cars annually and the criteria they … Continue reading

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Zayante Road slipout repairs may happen this summer

Dear Street Smarts, Q: During the last storm, a huge chunk of East Zayante Road near our home collapsed and now that portion of the road is only one lane. The county placed an 8,000 lb concrete barrier around the … Continue reading

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Adopt-A-Highway: Keeping California, the county beautiful one highway at a time

If you’ve driven down any one of the county’s highways, seen trash and wanted to know what you can to do help have it removed, you may want to consider taking part in Caltrans’ Adopt-A-Highway program. Adopt-A-Highway is a state … Continue reading

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The skinny on motorized scooters

To try to save money on gas and maneuver around gridlock, some of you may be thinking about getting a motor scooter. Motorized scooters are two-wheeled devices that have handlebars, a floorboard for you’re your feet to rest or to … Continue reading

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Your vehicle registration fee may be tax deductible

As tax day fast approaches, April 15, many of you may be trying to find as many tax deductions as possible to ensure you get a fat check back from Uncle Sam or at least reduce the amount you may … Continue reading

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