Tag Archives: Ocean Street

What to do when school bus lights flash, stop arm’s engaged but no one’s there

Dear Street Smarts, Q: On Ocean Street, headed toward Highway 17, there was one of the smaller school buses a little bigger than a van parked in front of Finn’s, with its lights flashing and it’s ‘stop’ sign out. I … Continue reading

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Fruity sidewalk a slippery nuisance for pedestrians, reader says

Dear Street Smarts, Q: The sideway on the north side of Brommer Street, just west of Eldorado Avenue is a mess of crushed cherries from a back yard uncared for fruit tree. It is a really dangerous place to walk, … Continue reading

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Fixing congestion: Getting gridlock out of Santa Cruz

Dear Street Smarts, Q: Let’s turn our attention to the ungodly problem of traffic congestion and who can help in this area. There is the major problem of people turning left off Ocean onto Broadway, especially during the commute hour. … Continue reading

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Paving planned for week of April 27 on Ocean Street in Santa Cruz

  The north and southbound lanes on Ocean Street between Water Street and Soquel Avenue in Santa Cruz will be closed intermittently for pavement repair April 27 through May 1.Work will take place from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. During … Continue reading

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