18 YEAR-OLD BARBARA GARCIA OF WATSONVILLE WAS ARRAIGNED, TUESDAY ON FELONY ATTEMPTED MURDER AND CHILD ABUSE CHARGES. VIDEO SHOT BY A CONCERNED NEIGHBOR SHOWS A PREGNANT GARCIA ALLEGEDLY HITTING THE 15 MONTH-OLD CHILD KNOCKING HER OFF HER FEET. THE CHILDS FATHER ASKED GARCIA, HIS GIRLFRIEND, TO WATCH HER WHILE HE WAS WORKING A NIGHT SHIFT. POLICE ARRIVED TO FIND THE CHILD UNRESPONSIVE WITH BRUISING AROUND HER EYES. SHE WAS THEN TAKEN TO A HOSPITAL WITH A POSSIBLE TRAUMATIC HEAD INJURY. THE CHILD HAS SINCE BEEN RELEASED TO CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES GARCIA IS BEING HELD ON ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS BAIL. GARCIA IS DUE BACK IN A SANTA CRUZ COUNTY COURT ROOM ON FRIDAY.
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Dr. Wallach starts the show discussing Celiac disease and the health benefits of a gluten free diet. Explaining that Celiac isn't a wheat allergy but more an intolerance. This intolerance manifests as an inflammatory reaction comparing it to a reaction to poison oak or ivy.
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Doug Winfrey and Dr. Wallach discuss a news article regarding a study on obesity. Researchers looked at differences between body temperatures of lean dogs compared to obese dogs. Finding the obese dogs had lower body temperatures leading the study authors to believe that the obese dogs were expending less energy to stay warm. Doc disagrees and contends that weight gain and obestiy are the result of nutritional deficiencies.
- Mamie had her thyroid removed and has experienced weight gain that is complicated by an injury to her back.
- Alice's doctor is recommending a double knee replacement that she does not want to have done.
- James is a type II diabetic with arthritis.
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THE CITY OF SANTA CRUZ HAS ANNOUNCED A NEW BLOG AIMED TO CONNECT PEOPLE IN THE COMMUNITY. THE NEW BLOG (HOSTED ON TUMBLR AT CITYOFSANTACRUZ.TUMBLR.COM) HIGHLIGHTS NEWS AND OPERATIONS GOING ON WITHIN THE CITY. IT ALSO FEATURES WORK FROM CITY EMPLOYEES, VOLUNTEERS AND PARTNERS. THE CITY ALSO RECENTLY MADE THE EFFORT TO MAKE A FACEBOOK AND A TWITTER PAGE.
ONE SUSPECT ACCUSED OF KILLING MORGAN HILL TEEN TARA ROMERO IN 2011 WAS FOUND TO BE COMPETENT AFTER CLAIMING HE WASN’T. THE HEARING FOR THE FIVE MEN ACCUSED OF THE SLAYING WAS CONTINUED MONDAY, AND A COURT-APPOINTED DOCTOR HANDED OUT THE VERDICT. THE NEXT HEARING IN THE CASE IS SCHEDULED FOR MAY 20th AT THE HALL OF JUSTICE IN SAN JOSE.
THE SALINAS DEPARMENT HAS BECOME AWARE OF ANOTHER SCAM INVOLVING WINNING A MILLION DOLLARS AND A BRAND NEW MERCEDES BENZ IN A BOGUS SWEEPSTAKES. THE SCAM TARGETS THE ELDERLY AND OCCURS OVER SEVERAL PHONE CONVERSATIONS WHERE THE SUSPECT GAINS THE CONFIDENCE OF THE VICTIM AND ASKS FOR PROCESSING FEES PRIOR TO COLLECTING THE “PRIZE.” THE VICTIM LOSES SEVERAL HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS IN SEVERAL TRANSACTIONS OVER SEVERAL WEEKS. ONE VICTIM NOTIFIED POLICE OF THE SCAM AND HOPES NOBODY ELSE IS TARGETED.