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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 […]

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 […]

Susie-Q!

Susie-Q!

In honor of the Santa Cruz County Fair, we offer the following: At the Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter we, • shelter • care for • reunite • adopt-out more than just cats, dogs, and rabbits. Currently in our barn we have an amazing pig name Susie Q! (A234556). Oh Susie Q, oh Susie Q ~ […]

Marijuana Usage in the Workplace

Marijuana Usage in the Workplace

By Kendall S. MacRostie The laws and regulations that address marijuana use are rapidly changing. But despite these changes, an employee may be jeopardizing his or her career if he or she is subject to drug testing at his or her worksite. This article explains employees’ and employers’ rights with regards to employee use of […]

Two Ways to Get Your Medicare Benefits

Two Ways to Get Your Medicare Benefits

By Greg Dill At a family reunion last month, my Aunt Abby and Uncle Glen got into a squabble over the best way to get their Medicare benefits. Uncle Glen is an Original Medicare man, and has been for nearly a decade. Aunt Abby prefers Medicare Advantage, which is similar to a health plan she […]

Design Principles and Ideas For Remodeling Your Home

Design Principles and Ideas For Remodeling Your Home

By Lucy Wyndham Millions of adults in America live with a disability, but many struggle with basic daily activities around the home because of features designed with only able-bodied people in mind. Whether you’ve experienced a life-changing event, have been living with your diagnosis for years, or just want to disability-proof your home for friends, […]

Begonias in Capitola

Begonias in Capitola

By Carolyn Swift An agricultural news report noted the Santa Cruz County bulb crop was valued at one million dollars in 1931. Nearly all commercial quantities of begonias, calla lilies, and gladioli raised in the United States were from California and the majority came from five county ranchers: James A. Brown, brothers Lowell and Everett […]

Molly: Age Plus Experience

Molly: Age Plus Experience

Molly (A199717) has been around the block, in a few ways… She has been adopted from a shelter and from a rescue, seen good times and rougher days. One of her people is going through Hospice now and his wife is unable to care for Molly any longer. We’re told that Molly likes her routines: just […]

How Medicare Helps People With Diabetes 

How Medicare Helps People With Diabetes 

By Greg Dill At a recent meeting of my staff, the topic of diabetes came up. When we went around the table, it turned out that 25 percent of them have problems with blood sugar. That figure exactly matches the percentage of Americans 65 years old and older that have diabetes or a condition called pre-diabetes. […]

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