Therapy Dogs Bring Their Unique Canine Care Back to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital | Local News

After being away for about two years due to COVID-19, some four-legged volunteers have returned to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital as the hospital has restarted its pet therapy program. One of Cottage Health’s several volunteer opportunities, the pet-assisted therapy allows volunteers to bring in their therapy dogs certified by Therapy Dogs International to provide stress … Read more

Family tops list for local residents | News, Sports, Jobs

Mirror photo by Rachel Foor and Chloe Stoehr John Crawford V of Everett browses books on WWII at the Logan Town Center Barnes & Noble in between taking his grandmother to appointments the week before Thanksgiving. As area residents were busy preparing themselves for Thanksgiving, they took time to reflect on what they were most … Read more

Junior CEOs Pitch Berry-Themed, Other Products at Santa Maria Mall | Local News

Some business owners at the Santa Maria Town Center recently pitched their products like professionals — despite their young age. From strawberries dipped in chocolate, strawberry scented candles, thumbprint cookies filled with strawberry jam, cat toys and more, the young entrepreneurs showcased their businesses developed through the Junior CEO program hosted by the Santa Maria … Read more

Santa Barbara Meals on Wheels Delivers Fresh and Affordable Meals to the Elderly Community | Good for Santa Barbara

Posted on November 23, 2022 | 1:30 p.m. The elderly and home-bound residents receive both nutrition and personal interaction in support of their effort to live independently with dignity. Holiday deliveries. (Santa Barbara Meals on Wheels) Start the giving season off strong by donating to a local nonprofit organization in Santa Barbara County on #GivingTuesday, … Read more

New leadership announced at Highland County Humane Society

The Highland County Humane Society held its annual meeting and elected a new executive board. HCHS is pleased to announce new leadership for 2023 with the addition of Jenn Thomas as board president. Thomas joins Sarah Roe (board treasurer), Pam Eccard (board secretary) and newly elected Misty Carter (general board member), all of whom share … Read more

How to Keep Pets Happy and Healthy this Holiday Season – Pasadena Weekendr

Photo courtesy of Getty Images (family with dog) The holiday season means fun and festivities for all, but getting wrapped up in all the excitement and celebrations can lead to forgetting about safety and precautions, especially for pets. Consider these seven tips to help you spot potential hazards around the holidays and keep your pets … Read more

The dangers of foodborne illnesses for older adults | News, Sports, Jobs

Editor’s note: The following column was originally published July 4, 2020. Thanks to breakthroughs in medicine and nutrition in recent years, we are living longer than ever before. But this increase in life expectancy also brings an increase in the number of diseases, injuries and impairments that affect older adults. With this in mind, we … Read more

Charlyn Fargo Ware: How to Eat Healthy with Skyrocketing Food Costs | Your Health

Most of us are painfully aware that food costs in the past year have risen. A survey by The Hartman Group found that 85% of consumers feel the pinch in their pocketbook. More than half of those people say rising prices have impacted their ability to purchase foods, beverages and other grocery items “at least … Read more

Rangers respond to numerous serious calls in cold weather | News, Sports, Jobs

Forest rangers with the state Department of Environmental Conservation responded to more than 20 calls over the last several weeks, putting out fires and helping lost, stranded, unprepared and injured hikers and other recreationists reach safety. – rock’n’rain – On Oct. 9 at 1:10 pm, Ranger Black responded to Poke-O-Moonshine Mountain for two subjects unable … Read more

Helping hand: Altoona food pantry selected as Season of Sharing recipient | News, Sports, Jobs

Kathy DeLongis and Larry Turchetta, both of Altoona, fill cartons of eggs and discard the broken. Mirror photo by Patrick Waksmunski On a recent Thursday morning, cars lined up and slowly drove through the parking lot outside the St. Vincent de Paul Assumption Chapel Food Pantry. As drivers pulled forward in line, volunteers first placed … Read more