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Roundabout is neighborhood’s canvas, city says

Dear Street Smarts, Q: There is a roundabout at the intersection of King and Baldwin that is so ugly, it’s sinful. Many cars have hit it. The concrete border has evidence of this. The plants are dead or dying. I … Continue reading

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Hwy 1 closed for funeral procession for fallen first responder

Dear Street Smarts, Q: Could you possibly determine the reason that Highway 1 southbound was closed about noon on Tuesday, April 22? The CHP was blocking the on-ramps at 41st Avenue, Soquel Avenue and possibly more. There were 15-20 CHP … Continue reading

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Placement of ‘No-U-Turn’ sign questioned at River St., Hwy 1

Dear Street Smarts Q: Ramona, Question for you: Have you heard complaints about the placement of the U-turn sign at River Street and Highway 1, the one you will see coming from Costco and turning onto Highway 1 South? The … Continue reading

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No left turn from Soquel onto Park Way during construction, city says

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I was wondering if you could do me a favor and print something? At the Soquel/Park Way intersection — Whalers and Ford dealership — where we are building the left turn lanes and have to reduce … Continue reading

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Free rides home for New Year’s revelers

AAA of Northern California and the Capitola Police Department are offering New Year’s revelers who are too tipsy to drive rides home. As little as one drink can impair vision, steering, braking, judgment and reaction time. On New Year’s Eve … Continue reading

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No patch job for Water Street

Dear Street Smarts, Q: Kudos to the street department for all the patching and repaving in Santa Cruz this summer. However, on Water Street down the hill from Branciforte Avenue, at the corner of Reed Way, it’s broken and dipped … Continue reading

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Fall is deer season, slow down, look out

October through February is mating, or rutting, season for the black-tailed deer that inhabit our Santa Cruz Mountain range.  The peak of the season is November through December. That means deer are going to be more active, often running across … Continue reading

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Motorcycle safety training Oct. 12

The Scotts Valley Police Department’s “Motorcycle Safety Training Course Safety and Survival Skills For the Civilian Rider” is coming down the pike Oct. 12 at Scotts Valley High Campus, 555 Glenwood Drive, Scotts Valley. From 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., … Continue reading

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Turnouts are not long term parking lots, says CHP

Dear Street Smarts, Q: We live in the unincorporated area of Santa Cruz County on a road where our neighbors are few and far between. Across from our house is a turnout which is the access for the utility/telephone pole … 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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