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Event Helps Families, Young Kids Learn!

Dr. Aaliyah Samuel, Director for the FTF Santa Cruz Regional Council

CONTRIBUTED Families with kids birth to 5 years old are invited to play and learn together at the First Things First Celebrates the Young Child event on April 21. Research shows that most of a child’s brain develops before they are 5 years old. Kids with quality early childhood experiences do better in school, have better relationships with classmates and ... Read More »

Great urological care since 1984

Dr. Alfredo ‘Che’ Guevara

BY JOSEPH WRIGHT Academic ambition, commitment to his patients, and skilled surgeons hands are all part of what make Dr. Alfredo ‘Che’ Guevara the great doctor that he is. Someone who has provided the people of Santa Cruz County with nothing short of exceptional urological care since 1984. “I knew from the time I was a kid that I wanted ... Read More »

Saucedo: Reliable, friendly & local

Dr. Marco Saucedo

BY JOSEPH WRIGHT Dr. Marco Saucedo, an Arizona native, has been providing the women of Santa Cruz County with top of the line OB/GYN care since 1999. Through his practice, Saucedo manages to deliver around 25 babies a month, perform regular examinations, as well as provide a wide range of cosmetic procedures using all high tech, up to date equipment. ... Read More »

The Turtle Bay Café

Staff at the Turtle Bay Café which is part of the Living Center.

It’s lunch hour and people are starting to get hungry for something delicious and affordable, the recently opened Turtle Bay Café is an alternative most locals have yet to discover. Located just north of Walgreens in Nogales, at 2069 N. Grande Ave., the café is open from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. The eatery features daily specials ... Read More »

CNA program at SCVUSD

Niza Zamudio shaving Darlene Nido for the SCVUSD #35 CNA Program.

Up until a few years ago, there weren’t a lot of options for the students of Rio Rico High School as far as vocational classes were concerned. That is when Elanor Rankin, a long time employee of Santa Cruz County School District #35, got approval to set up a JTED program; a program designed to give students a head start ... Read More »

Outpatient rehab services expand at Carondelet

Jose “Husi” Cazares, a Bilingual Speech Language Pathologist works with patient Santiago Gutierrez .

Carondelet Holy Cross hospital has been providing outpatient rehabilitation services for physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy for many years at its in Nogales. In November of 2011, Carondelet expanded its rehab location to 1171 W. Target Range Road, just west of IHOP, to meet the increasing demand for these services. “We are treating patients from childhood to geriatric, ... Read More »

Don’t try harder, try different

BY Dr. Patricia R. Bruce DBH, LCSW, LISAC After another year, and here you are with the same “old” New Year’s resolution. To stop smoking is once again the head of your list. You may wonder why the last three attempts to quit only lasted few days before you returned to your old habits and you are hoping that this ... Read More »

Six month smiles: “Straight Teeth In Six Months”

Dr. Ardito and staff at Sunshine Dentistry.

Behavioral scientists contend that the eyes are the first thing we notice when first meeting someone. Poets describe our eyes as “the windows of the soul”. This past holiday season I accompanied my wife to the Windows of the Soul section of Dillard’s department store. I was overwhelmed by hundreds (thousands?) of paints and tints, shadows and highlighters, art supplies ... Read More »

Nogales Community Food Bank Kid’s Farmers Market at AJ Mitchell


As the date of the official ribbon cutting of the Nogales Community Food Bank’s Kid’s Farmers Market gets closer and closer, the program continues to grow both in size and noteriety. The program started off with a trial run at the Boys and Girls club, which turned out to be a great success. About a month later they moved on ... Read More »

Comprehensive pediatric & dental care now available in Rio Rico


You can find the Mariposa Community Health Center’s Rio Rico clinic at the Rio Rico Center on Circulo Mercado just east of the post office. At the attractively designed new clinic, you’ll receive a very warm welcome in a beautiful atmosphere by the pleasant and friendly staff, who are there to provide you with excellent adult, pediatric and dental care. ... Read More »

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