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Another reckless driving prosecution in Santa Cruz County

Props to the Santa Cruz County Attorney’s Office, which once again defies the conventional wisdom when Assistant District Attorney Greg Peinado charged Brenda Alcala-Velador with a crime after she ran over a ten year old boy in Watsonville, California last March. Santa Cruz County Superior Court Judge John Salazar ruled in a preliminary hearing yesterday read more »

Menlo Park considers cyclist anti-harassment ordinance

I usually pay attention to what’s happening in Menlo Park, CA, but this bit of news caught me by surprise: Menlo Park is eyeing an ordinance that aims to curb harassment of those considered vulnerable users of the road. If signed into law, the legislation would create recourse for victims of road rage, and other read more »

I need hat and gloves

Sunny and in the sixties Fahrenheit right now in my part of California, but check out the temperature when I left the house this morning at about 7 AM. We hit a low of 28.6°F or minus 1.9°C. My ears and fingers got a little chilly. Maybe it’s time I dig out a hat and read more »

All Saints Carnage

Why do people drive? It’s so dangerous! Two major accidents on California State Route 17 last night Early this morning, a Calstar helicopter landed on a closed Highway 17 near my home in Santa Cruz County to transport the seriously injured victim of a hit and run collision. Calstar helicopter during the day. Calstar is read more »

Public safety & traffic in San Jose

33 traffic fatalities — including 20 pedestrians and cyclists — in San Jose this year San Jose city council member Sam Liccardo formally kicked off his campaign for mayor yesterday. He currently represents the downtown district, and he’s known for his recent strong support for creative bicycle infrastructure throughout downtown. Four of the five candidates read more »

Child endangerment

My friend Janet Lafleur wrote a sweet story for the Mountain View (CA) Voice about family cycling. Most reader comments were positive, but there’s one in every crowd — the one who believes biking with children on a low-speed street such as Castro Street in Mountain View constitutes “child endangerment” and parents who bike with read more »