Dental nonprofit receives loan for new facility

Dientes Community Dental Care has received a $1 million low-interest construction loan from Dignity Health, the parent company of Dominican Hospital, to help with its clinic expansion project at 1830 Commercial Way in Santa Cruz. The loan will enable the 20 year-old nonprofit dental clinic to break ground on its new pediatric and administrative wing in late 2013, with an expected opening in 2014.

The expanded clinic will include a new six-chair pediatric wing, a children's waiting room, and administrative offices. By 2020, the release said, the clinic expects to provide 30,000 visits per year at its current location, and 10,000 visits at other locations in Watsonville and Santa Cruz; double its current capacity.


Local businesses among 2013 Golden Carrot Award winners

Auntie Mame's of Scotts Valley, The Red Pearl of Boulder Creek, and New Leaf Community Markets were recently named among the winners of the Go for Health! Collaborative’s Golden Carrot Award.

The award was created in 2009 to recognize Santa Cruz County restaurants that go the extra mile to assist residents in making healthful food choices when they eat out.

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Digital Dynamics announces promotion

On Thursday, Sept. 5, Digital Dynamics, a Scotts Valley company, announced the promotion of Ingemar Gustafson to the position of Manager of Engineering / Hardware Solutions.

Gustafson has been with the company since 2002 and will manage the current line of core products.


School receives Green Business certification

On Tuesday, Sept. 24, Bonny Doon Elementary School will be among 14 local businesses and county buildings to receive Green Business certificates, in recognition of the campus’ effort to reduce energy and water consumption, as well as recycling programs.

The ceremony will take place at the meeting of the Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors.

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