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Hannah: Ready for Easter?

Hannah: Ready for Easter?

Hannah ID#A252659 came to the shelter as a stray after being abandoned in a field. Volunteers report that Hannah is a sweet and playful rabbit. She is curious and likes to visit with people when they come into the rabbit room. Hannah is also good about using her litter box! If you are a rabbit […]

State of the PVUSD

State of the PVUSD

by Jeff Ursino, Trustee for PVUSD The district recently held a meeting at the Watsonville City Chambers to discuss the current state of educational achievement at the District level. The event highlighted the District’s recent experiences and the progress that is being made to prepare our students for both college and their future careers. The […]

Amazon: Partner or Competitor?

Amazon: Partner or Competitor?

By Ron Kustek Your small business may be considering selling your products through Amazon. After all, they are the world’s No. 1 online retailer and 3rd largest retailer — closing in on Walmart. Amazon is regularly in the news — from their purchase of Whole Foods in August of 2017, to their purchase of PillPak […]

It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like…

It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like…

By Janet Payne-Downs This year I will spend ten days with the Friendswood Clan at Christmas. That’s enough time to get into trouble, marry, buy a horse, order some spurs (not bone), or even worse…be such an impatient, grumpy, lazy guest that Michael and Najla will rescind  their very vague idea to come earlier (like […]

Green Gift Guide: Books

Green Gift Guide: Books

If you are looking to enlighten, educate or entertain someone on your gift list this holiday season, consider giving them a book or two on environmental topics. Here are some of our favorite recent titles … ••• The Biological Mind How Brain, Body, and Environment Collaborate to Make Us Who We Are To many, the brain […]

Significant Progress on Measure C Projects

Significant Progress on Measure C Projects

By Scott Turnbull, Superintendent Soquel Unified Elementary School District  “The road to success is always under construction.” — Lily Tomlin (American Actress & Comedian) ••• It’s time for another Measure C Update. As you probably know, Measure C was our district’s General Obligation Bond graciously approved by our community in November 2016. If you drive […]

Getting the Band Back Together

Getting the Band Back Together

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 […]

Ferdinand is a Sweetie

Ferdinand is a Sweetie

Gentle Ferdinand (ID#A252478) is a sweetie.  He lures you in with his green eyes and you can’t help falling in love with his purr and friendly demeanor. Volunteers report he loves snuggles, content to sit in your lap. Ferdinand is a neutered male, black Domestic Medium hair, apprx. 4 years old. To adopt your new […]

Keeping Pets Safe in a Disaster

Keeping Pets Safe in a Disaster

By Tiffany L. Mitchener, DVM Are you ready? If the ground suddenly starts to shake and an earthquake hits – are you ready? If a fire breaks out in the middle of the night, are you ready? While we all hope our communities remain safe, disaster can strike at any time.  It is important to […]

And Baby Makes Six

And Baby Makes Six

By Janet Payne-Downs Yes, it’s true. A new baby will arrive in Friendswood, Texas on or about January 20th of next year. There goes my room. I guess I WILL be living in their sweltering, spider and scorpion-infested tool shed after all. Michael and Najla were in a bit of denial about the pregnancy. They […]

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