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Plain talk about food: Too chicken for fresh turkey

It began on one of those sunny but cold, wintry mornings during the week of Christmas in Watsonville many years ago.

Your Health: Childhood immunizations still necessary to prevent serious disease

Small pox, polio, diphtheria, tetanus, measles, mumps and rubella are all potentially life-threatening diseases that have been almost completely eliminated from our society during our lifetimes. The reason for this is the routine childhood immunization program that has been widely accepted in the United States, as well as most of the modern world.

Datebook

Submit Datebook items to [email protected] or drop off press releases or photos at 5215 Scotts Valley Drive, Ste. F, Scotts Valley 95066. Deadline is 5 p.m. Tuesday. Entries are subject to editing, and publication is not guaranteed. Check out www.pressbanner.com to submit your own listings that will appear in our online Datebook.

Youth take the stage for Building Kidz’ production of ‘Frozen’

A couple days after Caden “Worm” Paul took in a performance of the “Nutcracker” at the Scotts Valley Cultural and Performing Arts Center, the boy was up on the same stage himself with his preschool classmates. Winter Zalona was one of them; just two days...

Your Health: Backpack safety

Last year, my daughter complained to me about back pain. I wasn’t sure what was causing her discomfort until one day when I had to lift her school backpack out of my car. I almost threw my own back out.

DATEBOOK: Oct. 23 to Nov. 26

Submit Datebook items to [email protected], or drop off press releases or photos at 5215 Scotts Valley Drive, Ste. F, Scotts Valley 95066. Deadline is 5 p.m. Tuesday. Entries are subject to editing, and publication is not guaranteed. Check out www.pressbanner.com to submit your own listings that will appear in our online Datebook.

Commentary: Scotts Valley schools need parcel tax

I have been afraid to answer my phone lately, because I am almost sure it will be a call from another political group to survey me or persuade me or ask me to complete an informal poll. Therefore, when I was asked to make phone calls to voters to talk about Measure K, I had to decline — even though I feel strongly that this short-term parcel tax must be passed by the voters in the upcoming election.

The Mountain Gardener: Busy time of year for flowers, bugs, gardeners

Summer is officially almost here, although we all know it actually starts on Memorial Day weekend. What fun stuff should you be doing in the garden? What problems should you be on the lookout for? What troublemakers should you avoid planting?

The Mountain Gardener: Plants play starring role in holiday traditions

We all celebrate the holidays in different ways.

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Emergency guardrail repairs result in daytime lane closures for Highway 17...

Maintenance crews will be performing emergency repairs to the guardrail in the median on Highway 17 near Scotts Valley on Monday, April 22. Travelers...