Tag Archives: road trip

B40 Drive project heading out to bid soon

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I live on Branciforte Drive and I am wondering if there is a start date yet to fix the washout on our road and the one on Glen Canyon. Last I heard, the contractor promised to … Continue reading

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Revisiting disabled parking question, road trip travel tips for parents

Streets Smarts wants to follow up on a couple recent columns. First, in regard to Monday’s letter from a reader questioning the disabled parking spot in front of an apartment building which the disabled person who lives there does not … Continue reading

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Seeking trip tips, tales from parents

Parents and caregivers of children, please share your tales about traveling with youngsters. I want to hear your tips on ways to successfully get to your destination with all your hair on your head in the color it was when … Continue reading

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Memorial Day weekend memories

How was your Memorial Day holiday weekend? Where did you go? How did you get there? What did you do? Share your holiday travel tale and it may appear in a future column and/or blog.

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Record number of Californians to travel this holiday weekend

AAA predicts this Memorial Day holiday weekend will bring out the second highest number of travelers in the Golden State since 2005, and the highest increase since the recession of 2008. The organization’s travel survey projects that nearly 4.3 million Californians plan … Continue reading

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Nearly 4 miilion people to travel this three-day holiday weekend, AAA says

Are you going somewhere this Labor Day holiday weekend? If yes, so are 3.9 million other Californians, according to AAA Northern California. That’s a six percent increase over last year, the nonprofit reported. “This resurgence of travel is partly due … Continue reading

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Tips and suggestions to get you to your turkey day destination safely, cost effectively

AAA of Northern California predicts more than 5.3 million people in the Golden State plan to travel 50 miles or more form home this Thanksgiving holiday. That’s 4.1 percent more than last year. Of the travelers, more than 4.5 million … Continue reading

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Holiday travel tips for your body

Editor’s note: AAA of Northern California estimates that 11.6 million Californians plan to travel this holiday season. While 10.6 million plan to drive, the rest will take a plane, train or boat to their destination. If you are among those … Continue reading

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Reader has advice for highway drivers in Santa Cruz County

Dear Street Smarts, Q: Thank you for the work that you do. It is very appreciated. My concern is the section of Highway 1 from the Fishhook to Soquel Drive. Before the widening, drivers exiting Highway 17 during rush hours, were … Continue reading

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Tips for driving with big rigs from the CHP

Now that it feels like summer’s here, you may find yourself taking more road trips and weekend getaways to places like Napa, San Diego and Las Vegas. But you’re not the only one trying to reach a destination. Big rigs … Continue reading

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