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The Cobbler’s Tale

The Cobbler’s Tale

Based on a short story by Leo Tolstoy Once upon a time there was a cobbler, a good and honorable man. One Christmas Eve he dreamed that the next day, on Christmas, Christ was coming to his humble shop. Christmas morning he got up early and went to the woods to gather green boughs to […]

Why We Vaccinate Our Pets Against Rabies

Why We Vaccinate Our Pets Against Rabies

By Tiffany L. Mitchener, DVM Most Americans have never seen an animal with a case of rabies. The image of the mad, aggressive, salivating animal has been fostered by Hollywood — think “Cujo” or “Old Yeller.” Most people have a vague sense of unease regarding the disease and know the importance of maintaining their pets’ […]

Tracks, Trails, Truths and Myths

Tracks, Trails, Truths and Myths

By George Dondero The subject of the rail-trail is getting a lot of attention these days. Detailed and well-articulated opinions are flowing from many sources. Passions are running strong. In the fast-moving, social media-enabled environment we live in, some fundamental information is getting lost in translation. As we hit the one-year anniversary of the passage […]

The RTC’s Proposed Rail Trail

The RTC’s Proposed Rail Trail

A Realistic Assessment From the Perspective of a La Selva Resident By Ashley Winn Someone I respect sent me an e-mail in which he asked: “Wouldn’t it be nice if La Selvans could hop on a light-rail train at Seascape to go to Downtown Santa Cruz?” This friend suggested that it is more realistic than […]

Stimulating your Immune System: Thymus Thump

Stimulating your Immune System: Thymus Thump

By Dr. Gail Rosenberg Behind your sternum (breastbone) is the thymus gland, an essential part of the lymphatic immune system. It is responsible for the maturing of infection-fighting cells called T-cells which are made in our bone marrow. In newborns the thymus is quite large and very active, but after puberty it begins to shrink. […]

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 ~ […]

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