Norm Beeson, a Save Our Shores volunteer dressed as the ‘Bag Monster, attends a meeting Wednesday on the county’s proposed plastic bag ban. The costume is made of 500 plastic bags, the national average used per person per year, according to Save Our Shores. (Larissa Mueller/Sentinel)
Brian Espinoza, a chef at Land of Medicine Buddha, removes blanched baby bok choy, one of several Asian greens used in meals at the retreat. (Julia Moore/Sentinel)
Several Asian greens including Chinese long beans, Shanghai bok choy, Chinese broccoli, and youchoy are available from KT Farms at the Aptos Farmers' Market. (Julia Moore/Sentinel)
Phil Carter/Sentinel 5 year-old David Rojas of Watsonville receives an H1N1 flu vaccination from medical assistant Consuelo Mata at Freedom Elementary School on Friday. Both seasonal flu and H1N1 vaccinations are available for children at Freedom Elementary and other schools in the area. (Photograph by Phil Carter/Sentinel)
See Sentinel story: Salud opens children’s clinics at five Watsonville schools.