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Why police officers can talk non-hands-free while driving

Q: I’ve observed Capitola police officers regularly use their mobile phones while driving! Why? Rick Caldarella, via email A: This topic has appeared in Street Smarts before. But being that this is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month and officers will … Continue reading

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Addressing parking problems in two Santa Cruz neighborhoods

´╗┐Dear Street Smarts, Q: An ongoing issue on our Chico Avenue neighborhood street is cars parking facing traffic. For example a car heading south will park on the northbound side while still facing south. I know it is done for … Continue reading

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