Category Archives: Health

Season of giving

If you’re reading this, most likely the world has not ended.At least not yet. Which means — interpretations of the Mayan calendar notwithstanding, the 12 Days of Christmas are still in play! (OK, there’s 13 days remaining, but it’s really … Continue reading

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Keep the pressure on Santa Cruz drug trade

Take Back Santa Cruz members and community supporters march along rail tracks, picking up trash and drug paraphernalia along the way, to Santa Cruz City Council meeting Tuesday/Dan Coyro, Sentinel photo Why are people continuing to complain about feeling unsafe, … Continue reading

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The gift of thanksgiving

What? Thanksgiving already? Even if it feels as if summer just slid into the sunset, no matter. We’re here, and what’s not to like? Of all the holidays, Thanksgiving goes down the easiest, like mashed potatoes or pumpkin pie. Although the … Continue reading

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Breaking camp: Santa Cruz cracks down on illegal sites

Illegal campsite/photo by Dan Coyro, Sentinel Send us your poor, your addicted, your homeless … Contrary to the opinion of many in our community, this is not a message posted on the roads and pathways leading into Santa Cruz. But … Continue reading

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Giants scandal: Cheaters rob fans, teammates, honest athletes

Melky Cabrera/Getty Images The Olympics are over and for the most part, were clean. “Clean” as in only a few athletes were found to be using performance enhancing drugs. Good thing, because cheating takes all the joy from the competition, … Continue reading

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Deadly gang violence never far away

Family grieves Thursday over Joey Mendoza. Sentinel photo/Shmuel Thaler Gang violence is a scourge and blight on the community. Sadly, it almost always is out of sight, out of mind for many people.Except when it involves kids. So when a … Continue reading

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Highway to hell paved with good intentions

La Fonda Bridge starts to come down/Photo courtesy of SC County RTC OK, we get it. Since there are too many cars on too little asphalt, traffic has been, is, and will be a major obstacle for Santa Cruz County residents … Continue reading

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Dark night: The loner with the orange hair

  By now, we’ve almost become numbed by the report of yet another mass murder. Although the victims and the methods are often different, a couple of things remain the same. The awful senselessness of tragedy and lives, usually young, … Continue reading

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New realism about homelessness and Santa Cruz

We applaud the three Santa Cruz City Council members who, working with the director of the Homeless Services Center, have put together a plan addressing  public safety in the wake of a horrific murder last week. Impressively, it took just … Continue reading

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President and the pulpit

Could it be that President Obama may have a problem with black voters this fall? You wouldn’t think so, but the president’s somewhat forced endorsement last week of gay marriage almost immediately got him in trouble with black ministers, some … Continue reading

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