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  • n  a shrewd ability to survive in a dangerous urban environment
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  • Ramona Turner, Street Smarts: Bicycle and cars, again
    In Monday's column, Street Smarts printed snippets form two letters received from bicycle riding readers who felt their lives were put into danger by drivers who didn't understand that there are times when cyclists may use a full traffic lane.
    June 13, 2013 - Santa Cruz Sentinel
  • How well do you know your mob bosses and gangsters? Take our organized crime quiz.
    Crime groups including the Mafia have long provoked both fear and fascination. Sometimes mob bosses have risen to wield extraordinary power – seemingly out of reach of the law – in cities in the US and beyond. And often they fall just as spectacularly. Here's a quiz that will test (and elevate) your street smarts in the world of "wise guys."
    June 12, 2013 - The Christian Science Monitor

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