Tag Archives: Scotts Valley

Old San Jose resurfaced for safety not Amgen, county says

Dear Street Smarts, Q: Regarding Old San Jose Road, this road was re-paved a couple of years ago and is now glass-smooth and beautifully banked in the curves. As a result, it seems to be attracting all kinds of vehicles … 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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Summer resurfacing project planned for Mt. Hermon

Dear Street Smarts, Q: There was a big deal about work to be done on Mount Hermon Road. The county came out and did some patching and that was it, so far. Some of the patches are already losing the … Continue reading

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Nighttime cycling dangerous, lights required

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I don’t know if it is the recent change in time or what but lately, I am noticing more and more bike riders at dusk — and just beyond — riding without adequate lights on their … Continue reading

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Construction on Hwy 17 calls for lane closures next weekend

The retaining wall project on Highway 17 near Scotts Valley just north of Glenwood Drive is going to require lane closures next weekend. From 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16 through 5 a.m. Monday, Nov. 18, one lane will be closed … 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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Bicyclists, pedestrians invade each others’ space, reader says

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I have noticed over the last year that more people walk in the streets when there are sidewalks and bikes using sidewalks when there are bike lanes. I know that there are number of places where … Continue reading

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Back to school commuting tips

It’s back to school season. That means more traffic and a longer commute to work. It also means more kids on the road in their parents cars, on foot, bikes, skateboards, etc. going to and from school. Street Smarts solicited … Continue reading

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$8.2 million project begins Sunday on Hwy 17 through Scotts Valley

Caltrans will begin an $8.2 million project to construct retaining walls, upgrade the guardrail and crash cushion, as well as and end treatment on a six-mile section of Highway 17 Sunday. The work,which encompasses various locations in Scotts Valley from … Continue reading

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The 411 on after market window tinting

Every now and then, I look at my car and think about how cool it would be to darken the tint on my windows – to protect my interior from the hot sun, when it is out, as well as … Continue reading

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