Drug Treatment for Alzheimer’s

Drug Treatment for Alzheimer’s

Ron Conte, Pharm.D. There are many types of dementia. Alzheimer’s is the most common type comprising sixty to eight percent of patients diagnosed with dementia. Currently there are 5 million people in the U.S. diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. Fifty percent of all people over the age of 85 will develop Alzheimer’s. Dementia is defined as a […]

Some Annuals Are Really Perennials

Some Annuals Are Really Perennials

By Tony Tomeo Annuals are plants that complete their entire life cycle from germination to death within a single year. Biennials complete their entire life cycle in two years, mostly by developing vegetative growth during their first year, and then blooming, producing seed and then dying after their second year. Perennials are the many herbaceous […]

Volunteering in Santa Cruz County

Volunteering in Santa Cruz County

By Zach Friend Recently, the Board of Supervisors recognized some of the remarkable volunteers in our county. Volunteers that dedicate thousands of hours to our local animal shelter, helping with forensics and vacation checks at the Sheriff’s Office, restoring native landscapes at our parks, working with disadvantaged youth and more. We all know volunteering is […]

Cancer in Our Pets

Cancer in Our Pets

By Tiffany L. Mitchener, DVM It has to be among the most difficult moments for any pet owner:  The instant you discover your beloved pet has cancer.  That dreaded word cancer can trigger a range of emotions. Nearly every person in our community has been touched by cancer, whether through the loss of a pet […]

Free Lunch for Kids

Free Lunch for Kids

La Manzana Community Resources, one of Community Bridges’ Family Resource Centers, is sponsoring a free summer lunch program that enables kids to receive healthy lunches over the summer. Join us to ensure no child goes hungry by letting all children and their families know about this program. During summer vacation, many food-insecure children lose access […]

Down to Earth Women Luncheon Has Record-Breaking Attendance!

Down to Earth Women Luncheon Has Record-Breaking Attendance!

The 12th Annual Down to Earth Women (DEW) Luncheon was held at Driscoll’s Rancho Corralitos in Watsonville, and had a record attendance — over 350 women! This event is for women, who are involved in, or support, agriculture in Santa Cruz County and the Pajaro Valley. This year’s featured speaker for the event was Ella […]

CASA Welcomes New Advocates

CASA Welcomes New Advocates

On March 19, and May 21, the Hon. Rebecca Connolly swore in 30 community members as Court Appointed Special Advocates for children in foster care. The newly appointed volunteer Advocates completed 35 hours of training and will be advocating for children in the county’s dependency (foster care) court system. As officers of the Court, they […]

CalFresh Benefits Expanded to Serve Seniors and People with Disabilities

CalFresh Benefits Expanded to Serve Seniors and People with Disabilities

The County of Santa Cruz is pleased to announce the expansion of the CalFresh food assistance program to serve people who receive Supplemental Security Income/Supplemental Payment (SSI/SSP) benefits beginning June 1, 2019. “Providing CalFresh food assistance to individuals who receive SSI/SSP benefits is an important step in reducing food insecurity and supporting health and wellness […]

Cabrillo’s Largest Graduating Class

Cabrillo’s Largest Graduating Class

Cabrillo College announced that it honored its largest graduating class ever. Cabrillo’s 60th graduating class is 1,476 students strong, a 23% increase over last year’s graduating class of 1196 graduates. This year Cabrillo College will award 1150 A.A. degrees, 588 A.S. degrees, 232 certificates of achievement, and 246 skills certificates. The Cabrillo College Class of […]

Aptos’ Annual Fourth of July Events

Aptos’ Annual Fourth of July Events

The 4th of July reminds us that this is a country built on liberty and gives everyone a chance to come together and celebrate our great nation as one. The Aptos 4th of July festivities have been bringing communities together for over 55 years and invites everyone in our community to come out during a fun, family […]