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Your Health: Causes, symptoms and care for peripheral neuropathy
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...
Aug 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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It’s Your Money: Interest rates can’t match inflation
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...
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Healthy Living: One-way ticket to Alcatraz
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...
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Plain Talk About Food: Spatchcocking a Chicken
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 ...
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The Mountain Gardener: Notes from the Garden
They’re called the Dog Days of Summer. You know those sultry days with the hottest summer temperatures. The Romans associated the hot weather between July 24 and Aug. 24 with the star Sirius, which...
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Let's Go Fishin': Albacore evade anglers
I try to avoid the overused term “El Nino.” I will admit, at this time, the water is warmer than average and would lead me to think it should be a good year for albacore fishing. This assumption, s...
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Nature Friendly: Water mismanagement intensifies drought conditions
by Carol Carson
Aug 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
This year, Loch Lomond never opened. There was no children’s laughter or the sight of kayaks cutting through alpine waves or a fisherman in a bucket hat decorated with lures. The fish are jumpin’ b...
The Mountain Gardener: Stories from a Pacific Northwest Garden - Part II
by Jan Nelson
Aug 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Last Christmas, I gave my sister a Beni Kawa Japanese maple. This tree sports even brighter red bark in the winter than the more familiar Coral Bark maple. She recently sent me a picture of a deer ...
Guest column: Gibbs Ranch Resort and Zayante’s lost post office
by Derek Whaley
Jul 31, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Deep in the mountains north of Scotts Valley, the residents along Weston Road may not realize that their gated community once justified its own post office. Albert W.J. Gibbs saw the potential of t...
The Mountain Gardener: Challenges of organic gardening in the Pacific Northwest -- Part I
by Jan Nelson
Jul 31, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
They live in a neighborhood of traditional landscaping. Large lawns surrounded by neat mounds of boxwood and foundation plants are the norm here in the Pacific Northwest. But Bob and Bev had a diff...
The Mountain Gardener: How weather affects our lives
by Jan Nelson
Jul 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Weather shapes our lives. We celebrate when the weather is good — although that might mean mild and sunny for the soccer game, or a rainy day when we desperately need it. We watch the Weather Chann...
It's Your Money: It's never too early to start a college fund
by Mark Rosenberg
Jul 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Scotts Valley voted last month to spend $35 million on its public schools with a goal of maintaining the district’s excellent record of sending 97 percent of its students to college. Preparing stud...