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Marlene: Nothing like a Fuzzy Bunny

Marlene: Nothing like a Fuzzy Bunny

Marlene (ID #A248869) is an outgoing and relaxed little bunny. She is about a year old and the volunteers think she is mellow and easy to be around. Her daily antics include nudging balls and toys around the room, running around in our cardboard castles, and eating greens. She has been learning how to use […]

One Fear About Moving

One Fear About Moving

By Janet Payne Downs Last Sunday I took my car to Master Car Wash on 41st Ave, left it there, and my dog Charlie and I went for a walk. I had no particular direction and decided to turn up 46th from Capitola Road. Imagine my surprise when, about halfway up the street, I realized […]

Princess Leia: Guess Who’s in Charge?

Princess Leia: Guess Who’s in Charge?

Princess Leia (ID #A248484) is a little spitfire! She is opinionated, passionate, and can be won over with some string cheese. Like her name, she is a fierce princess and doesn’t always roll out the welcome mat for bigger dogs but has proven she can co-exist. Even so, she has done well in playgroups once […]

Leaving Santa Cruz

Leaving Santa Cruz

By Janet Payne-Downs Last Thursday I went to downtown Santa Cruz to meet a friend for an appointment. As many people do, I plopped myself onto a chair in front of Bookshop Santa Cruz and people-watched until my friend appeared. I often forget how much character Santa Cruz has and how fun it is just […]

2018-19 School Year in SUESD

2018-19 School Year in SUESD

By Scott Turnbull, Superintendent Soquel Unified Elementary School District “The only thing that is constant is change.” ― Heraclitus (Greek Philosopher) The first day of the SUESD School Year is August 22, 2018. The beginning of a new school year is such an exciting time. In just a few weeks, students in our schools will be […]

Positive Aging

Positive Aging

By Joyce Oroz Tony Alonzo recently offered a class in Positive Aging at the Mid-County Senior Center. There’s a lot of talk about aging these days because so many are doing a lot of it and we want to do it well! The Mid County Senior Center in Capitola has long been the go-to place […]

Think Outside The Nursery Pot

Think Outside The Nursery Pot

By Tony Tomeo Plants that are purchased in retail nurseries are packaged in such a manner that facilitates transportation from production nurseries to retail nurseries, and from retail nurseries to home gardens. Their roots are contained in vinyl cans. Larger trees might be boxed. Occasionally, balled and burlapped plants are available. Most trees and vines, […]

Capi: Your “Find Your Chi” Find

Capi: Your “Find Your Chi” Find

When Capi (ID#A204852) first got to the shelter, we had to work for it to get this pup’s tail wagging. But after some dog TLC from our volunteers and staff, Capi has turned into quite the charmer. On a recent outing to get coffee with a volunteer, he was a social little guy saying hello […]

The FDA Process for New Drug Approval

The FDA Process for New Drug Approval

By Ron Conte, Pharm.D. The drug manufacturing company, also known as a pharmaceutical company, first develops a drug through animal testing. The drug company then submits an Investigational New Drug application (IND) to the FDA to gain approval for human clinical trials. If approved, the drug company conducts Phase I, II, and III clinical trials. […]

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