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Your Health: Addressing abdominal pain
At one time or another, all of us have experienced abdominal pain. It is one of the most common complaints seen in emergency rooms. Most of the time, it is not caused by a serious medical problem, ...
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The Mountain Gardener: How to create atmosphere in the garden
Summer may be winding down, but we still have lots of great outdoor weather to enjoy for several more months. This means more time to spend outdoors in the garden relaxing, entertaining, and cookin...
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Santa Cruz Trains: Big Trees Station, two resorts for the price of one stop
Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park is quite a mouthful of a name. Once, it was simply Big Trees. Local tradition says that in the winter of 1846, Lt. Col. John C. Frémont camped within a redwood tree...
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Nature Friendly: Coho salmon survival essential to river recovery
When the soldiers came home from World War II, they brought back a new perspective for a new America. Rather than continuing a rural existence, most citizens were ready for a modern lifestyle suppo...
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Santa Cruz Trains: Breeding trout in the middle of the redwoods
When one thinks of the small mountain community of Brookdale, various things may come to mind such as the Brookdale Lodge, ghost stories, celebrities, or swimming holes. One thing that certainly fa...
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The Mountain Gardener: Traveling with the Mountain Gardener
So far this year, my travels have taken me up the coast of California and parts north. Then I headed a bit east to explore the Sierra Nevadas. Statistics show that the drought is affecting all part...
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Valley People: From Switzerland to Scotts Valley, gardens green for Schweizer family
by Sandi Olson
Aug 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Alice Schweizer, manager of Redwood Nursery in Scotts Valley, has happy childhood memories of running through orchards and working in the vegetable garden with her mother. Schweizer’s parents, Emma...
The Mountain Gardener: Living fences make good neighbors
by Jan Nelson
Aug 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
To quote Robert Frost from his 1914 poem “Mending Walls”: “Good fences make good neighbors.” When I visited Eastern Poland a couple of years ago, each house and garden was enclosed with a fence or ...
Your Health: Causes, symptoms and care for peripheral neuropathy
by Terry Hollenbeck, M.D.
Aug 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
As part of my cancer treatment journey, I have developed a pretty severe case of peripheral neuropathy of my feet. I was warned that the chemotherapy could cause neuropathy, but I didn't know it wo...
It’s Your Money: Interest rates can’t match inflation
by Mark Rosenberg
Aug 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
There’s a joke about the milk bottle game at Coney Island: A terrible storm swept through and flattened the entire amusement park; nothing was left standing — except those milk bottles. It’s not re...
Healthy Living: One-way ticket to Alcatraz
by Julia Blanton
Aug 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
I've always heard of the Alcatraz swims but never thought I'd actually do one. About two months ago, my friend Corvin — a determined athlete who is losing both his sight and hearing due to Usher Sy...
Plain Talk About Food: Spatchcocking a Chicken
by Colly Gruczelak
Aug 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
Mention to anyone that you are serving Spatchcocked Chicken for dinner and the ladies will blush, the men will frown and the children will giggle. Ireland has been using this method of grilling or ...