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  • The Fight for the “Right to Repair”

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    Manufacturers have made it increasingly difficult for individuals or independent repair people to fix electronics. A growing movement is fighting back. From The Smithsonian Magazine, by Emily Matcher, July 13, 2016 Fifty years ago, if ...

  • Donate your vehicle to Grey Bears

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    Ready to let go of your old trusty car, RV, motorcycle, bike or boat? Honor those sweet years of service by donating her to Grey Bears! We'll make the transfer of your vehicle ...

  • Need food? Sign up today!

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    Necesitan alimentos? Click here to sign up for the Brown Bag Program to begin receiving a weekly bag of groceries each week. We distribute a shopping bag filled with fresh produce and healthy staples to ...

  • Spring/Summer 2016 Newsletter

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    The Spring/Summer 2016 newsletter is out, featuring the year in review, information for the upcoming Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon on May 18, a list of donors over the last year, a healthy Mother's Day ...

  • Volunteer Spotlight – Greg & Cal

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    Volunteer Spotlight - Greg Bracket and Cal Olsen Cal: Born on 5/21/47 in Montevideo Minnesota, population 325. "We moved to Sacramento when I was in third grade. My dad was a chicken farmer, which ...

  • Grey Bears & Hula’s – Aloha in Action!

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    Giving Back with Thanks (by Justine DaCosta, Santa Cruz Sentinel, Community Page-Name Dropping, Sunday, April 3, 2016) - Grey Bears was recognized with a big Mahalo last month, as the staff at Hula's ...

  • Grey Bears in Sentinel Story on Retirees

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    (Santa Cruz Sentinel - March 25, 2016) -- Santa Cruz County’s retired population is one of the fastest growing in the nation, according to a new report on aging baby boomers. Between 2005 and ...

  • How the US can solve food waste problem

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    An $18bn proposal aims to reduce the more than 52m tons of food waste that goes to landfill every year. (The Guardian - Wednesday, March 9, 2016) -- Businesses could save nearly $2bn a ...

  • Recycling worker needed

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    Grey Bears is seeking a dynamic, responsible individual for receiving and processing of recycling and donation drop-offs at our Chanticleer Avenue Recycling Center. Click here to view the job announcement, or stop by ...

  • Mahalo Mondays at Hula’s in February

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    Tonight is the last Monday in February to make Hula's Island Grill your da kine dining spot and support Grey Bears at the same time! Hula's donates 10% of all Monday sales to Grey Bears during the ...

  • Thrift Store now open Sundays

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    The Thrift Store, Computer Electronics Store and Bookstore are now open Sundays, seven days a week, 10am-3pm. Hundreds of new daily arrivals for your home, office, garden and exercise program. Housewares, furniture,  clothing and ...

  • Holiday dinner reconnects a large family

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    Santa Cruz Sentinel - Monday, December 7, 2015 -- As the Kirby Choir harmonized on “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” from the stage, diners enjoyed Grey Bears’ Holiday Dinner at the Santa ...

  • Thrift Store now open Sundays!

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    Huge selection of housewares, furniture,  clothing and accessories, computers, peripherals, electronics, TVs and audio-video gear, books, appliances, bikes and sporting goods, tumbled glass, medical equipment and more. Browse through thousands of book and books ...

  • Check out our Winter 2015 Newsletter

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    The Grey Bears Bears Winter 2015 Newsletter is out, featuring the latest on our fire recovery news, a healthy recipe and breathing exercise, volunteer spotlight on Eleanor Stitt (pictured), events and class calendar, ...

  • Lifetime Volunteer Award – Eleanor Stitt

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    Eleanor Frances Stitt Born in Boston MA on October 1, 1938. "I was raised on seven acres southwest of Boston. We butchered and smoked a pig every year and enjoyed domestic geese. I took ...

  • Chair Yoga breathing exercise

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    New science is showing that slowing down and deepening your breathing can have profound effects on well-being. Breathing exercises have been shown to help control blood pressure, lower heart rate, make arteries more ...