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Importance of Arts in Education

Importance of Arts in Education

By Jeff Ursino, Trustee, Pajaro Valley Unified School District Area VII For the first time in over 10 years Aptos High’s homecoming football game was accompanied by a band from Aptos High with support from several of our local middle schools. Due to efforts by school site officials, increased funding at the District level, and […]

STRIPEY: Your Organic Alarm Clock

STRIPEY: Your Organic Alarm Clock

You may have never thought about a rooster for a pet, but we bet you have never met a rooster like Stripey (ID#A249662). Stripey has been with us for a few months and is a very social and gentle lad. Stripey came from a feed store and he was the only male. He was handled […]

Mrs. Buttinsky

Mrs. Buttinsky

By Janet Payne-Downs I usually visit Michael and company one, maybe two times a year. On my fourth day of visiting, a recurrent phenomenon occurs: We pick a fight. Invariably it is regarding miscommunication, usually because I’m giving him unsolicited, yet well-intentioned advice. After several hours of side-eyeing each other across the room, we eventually […]

The Weather In Texas

The Weather In Texas

By Janet Payne-Downs As of this writing, Florence, a category 5 hurricane is headed for the Carolinas. Storm surges, high winds, and flooding will pummel their coast. After Florence wreaks havoc, there are other dire weather situations making their way towards the Gulf Coast. In fact, several tropical storms are about to turn into the […]

A Drug’s Journey Through the Human Body — Part Two

A Drug’s Journey Through the Human Body — Part Two

By Ron Conte, Pharm.D. In my last article I discussed how acetaminophen’s absorption and metabolism occurs in the human body. Although some metabolism of a drug occurs immediately after absorption, it does not mean that metabolism only occurs at that one time throughout the journey. Like distribution and excretion (or elimination), these pharmacokinetic actions occur […]

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 […]

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