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Water’s Impacts on Earth, Humans

Water’s Impacts on Earth, Humans

By Melanie Mow Schumacher Last month my son, who is a freshman at Soquel High School, had to write a persuasive essay for his geography class on his opinion of what has a greater impact: humans on Earth or Earth on humans – with an added emphasis on specifics within Santa Cruz County. I enjoyed […]

Celebrating Seniors in Action

Celebrating Seniors in Action

Seniors in Action is a celebration of life. It is an opportunity to ponder the happenings in our community that bring a smile to the end of a day, and a contented yes to tomorrow. Clichés like “old age is not for the faint of heart” are fading into the background as the offerings of continued […]

PABLO: Definitely a Survivor

PABLO: Definitely a Survivor

Sometimes being brought to the Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter is the best thing that has happened to a dog! While they are here with us they receive veterinary care, regular meals, fresh water, soft clean bedding, and toys as well as a number of daily walks and TLC with volunteers. – Some pups even […]

Sparing the Air in the Valley

Sparing the Air in the Valley

By Supervisor Bruce McPherson, for the SLV Air Quality Event Thousands of people live in a place called paradise – trees, great sense of community, etc. BUT we also live in a place where there’s a thing called “temperature inversion.” It’s all in the San Lorenzo Valley. With those facts, and with an abundance of […]

Better Walking Works Wonders

Better Walking Works Wonders

By Dr. Gail Rosenberg In my non-force chiropractic practice I frequently ask patients to walk while I observe their gait. Young and old alike can use tips for better walking. Many people do not utilize the entire foot during the gait cycle. What does this mean? My observation tells me that many people place the […]

Commenting on Commercial Cultivation of Cannabis

Commenting on Commercial Cultivation of Cannabis

By Zach Friend, County Supervisor 2nd District Over the last four years the Board of Supervisors has been working on policies around the dispensing and cultivation of medical cannabis. Creating a framework for medicinal sales (through local dispensaries) was the first thing addressed by ordinance a few years ago. While there have been updates to […]

Updates from City Hall: October 2017

Updates from City Hall: October 2017

By Jamie Goldstein, City Manager of Capitola This column is intended to provide the community with an ongoing series of updates about City of Capitola projects and activities of interest. If you have any suggestions for future topics, or feedback, please let me know at jgoldstein@ci.capitola.ca.us or by phone at 475-7300. Disaster Preparedness and Planning The […]

Hope for the Best; Plan for the Worst!

Hope for the Best; Plan for the Worst!

By Ryan Peters, Fire Captain, Aptos-La Selva Fire District As I sit down to write this month’s column, lightning is streaking our morning sky. It’s incredible to find that we’re already in the middle of September! Summer has, much like a bolt of lightning, come and gone so quickly this year. But even as summer […]

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