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Coast Line: Parent seminar scheduled for Jan. 29 – Santa Cruz Sentinel, January 2018
Triple P presents “The Power of Positive Parenting” from 6-7:30 p.m. Monday at Bay View Elementary, Library, 1231 Bay St. In this free seminar, Sandra Rodelo of Community Bridges La Manzana Community Resources will cover how to provide positive learning environments for children, use assertive discipline, have realistic expectations and take care of yourself.

Coast Line: Preschooler discipline class starts Jan. 30 – Santa Cruz Sentinel, January 2018
“Positive Discipline for Parents of Preschoolers,” an eight-week parenting class series starts Jan. 30. The class will be 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Feb. 20 at Live Oak Community Resources, 1740 17th Ave. Trainer Colleen Murphy will help parents of preschoolers learn new ways to understand their children’s behavior, how to set limits with kindness and firmness, and ways to encourage their children to cooperate and become more capable. Cost is $80 per person and scholarships are available.

Coast Line: Volunteer center hosts MLK day events in Santa Cruz – Santa Cruz Sentinel, January 2018
The Volunteer Center of Santa Cruz County is recruiting volunteers for a series of events on Monday, Martin Luther King, Jr. day. From noon to 3 p.m. at the Santa Cruz Bible Church, 440 Frederick St., volunteers will make greeting cards for Meals on Wheels participants. Contact: 831-476-7284 ext. 108 or

Quick Bites: Annual Meals on Wheels lunch around the cornerSanta Cruz Sentinel, January 2018
The fifth annual Food from the Heart luncheon, benefiting Meals on Wheels for Santa Cruz County, is Friday, Feb. 9, at the Chaminade Resort & Spa (One Chaminade Lane). The Valentine’s Day-themed event is from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. There will be a “tasting room” by local vendors, catered lunch, live music, a live auction featuring date-night packages and a Sweetheart Award presentation. Tickets are $60 per person or $550 for a table of 10. See for details and tickets.

Santa Cruz’s most vulnerable may bear brunt of environmental disasters, study finds – Santa Cruz Sentinel, January 2018
The city’s most vulnerable communities may bear the brunt of disasters caused by climate change, a new analysis says…. “This [the Beach Flats community] is the last enclave of affordability for low-income individuals in Santa Cruz,” said Raymond Cancino, CEO of Community Bridges, a nonprofit that operates a community center in the neighborhood. “Research has shown that these folks are less likely to access FEMA money and are likely to have less money in their bank accounts to recover from these kinds of events.”

Coast Line: Parent workshop on disobedience set for Jan. 18 in Ben Lomond – Santa Cruz Sentinel, January 2018
Triple P presents a free parenting workshop, “How to Handle Disobedience,” 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday Highlands Park Child Development Center, 8500 Highway 9. Cori Burt of Community Bridges – Mountain Community Resources will cover: Common reasons why children refuse to cooperate or follow instructions; how to prevent disobedience and increase cooperation; and how to respond calmly and consistently.

Under threat of deportation, immigrant parents helped to designate caretakers
– Santa Cruz Sentinel, January 2018
Growing stress and uncertainty in the immigrant community drove a group of attorneys, nonprofits and volunteers to offer free guidance to designate caretakers of children whose parents face deportation…The coalition is comprised of Proyecto Plan Familiar, Monarch Services, Community Bridges, Sanctuary Santa Cruz and Community Action Board of Santa Cruz County.

Santa Cruz’ annual MLK Youth Day serves as a reminder – Santa Cruz Sentinel, January 2018
Beyond play and celebration, their parents said they hoped the kids would walk away from the sixth annual Martin Luther King Youth Day educated, empowered and more aware of the community’s social activism…Participating organizations included: Senderos, the Diversity Center, Walnut Avenue Women’s and Family Center, Community Bridges, Cabrillo Black Student Union, the UN Association and more.

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Meals on Wheels presents fifth annual Food from the Heart benefit
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