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Signal light stops traffic for nonexistent cars, pedestrians, reader says

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I have noticed, on many occasions, that both traffic lights turn red on westbound Soquel Drive toward Santa Cruz at Cabrillo College will turn red when there are no cars nor pedestrians to trigger them. The … Continue reading

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Well-meaning sign puts cyclists in danger, reader says

Dear Street Smarts, Q: While driving last Wednesday down High Street from Bay near Peace United Church at 900 High Street, I nearly had a collision with a bike rider who had to swerve out into the street to avoid … Continue reading

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The Street Smarts of saving street parking spaces, opening barricaded roads

Dear Street Smarts, Q: You might suggest that your reader who is having trouble parking on the street in front of his or her home take a swing by Monarch Way on the Westside of Santa Cruz. A resident there … Continue reading

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$6.5 million sewer replacement project begins Monday in Live Oak

Dear Street Smarts, Q: When should we expect to get our sewage lines fixed here in Live Oak on 17th Avenue? Franco Barni, via Facebook A: Starting Monday, June 16 through April of next year, crews with K.J. Woods Construction, … Continue reading

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Curious commuter seeks traffic collision info

Dear Street Smarts, Q: So often, when I slog past a traffic accident and try not to rubberneck, I wonder what has happened. My question is: Where and/or how can I find out? Sue Broadston, Santa Cruz A: The public … Continue reading

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Lompico Road closure necessary to remove tree

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I live in Lompico, a community above Felton. There is a sign on lower Lompico Road just before it meets with Zayante. It states that from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. there will be ‘delays’ on … Continue reading

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Paving project on West Cliff Drive will cause closures, detours

If you travel in the area of West Cliff Drive between Swanton Boulevard and Almar Avenue, you may want to find another route come next Wednesday. The city will embark on a paving project July 6-11, requiring the closure of … Continue reading

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Highway 9 to reopen next week

Accessing the San Lorenzo Valley is about to get easier. That’s because Highway 9, a portion of which has been closed about two miles north of Highway 1 since June,┬áis scheduled to reopen by 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 1. This … Continue reading

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Caltrans to close Hwy 9 between Santa Cruz and Felton Monday, expect detours

Come Monday, June 7, motorists who normally travel the portion of Highway 9 between Highway 1 in Santa Cruz and Felton will need to find another route. On that day, a Caltrans contractor is tentatively set to close that portion … Continue reading

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Who approves parades on county roads?

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I wondered if you had any idea who the county organization is that approves marathons held on our county roads, such as the one that just occurred (last weekend) in the San Lorenzo Valley? Thank you … Continue reading

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