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Lane confusion in Soquel Village needs clearing up, reader says

Dear Street Smarts, Q: As you proceed down Old San Jose Road and enter the village of Soquel, there are initially two lanes but as you approach the stoplight heading south there are three lines. There is a left turn … Continue reading

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Cycling advice for riding up Murray Street hill

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I am writing to you on behalf of my father, who doesn’t use a computer. He does a Sunday bicycle ride around the Yacht Harbor, along the San Lorenzo River, to the Tannery and back to … Continue reading

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Helmet use among skateboarders; is it the law?

Did you know that people under 18 must wear a helmet while operating a bicycle, a non-motorized scooter or a skateboard, on any street or bike trail?   That’s according to California Vehicle Code section 21212.   The helmet must … Continue reading

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