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Written by karensadams on Aug 04, 2015
A Sea Island Shrimp House 50-cent menu promotion turned into a whopping $5,000 donation to the San Antonio Food Bank. The family owned and operated restaurant group in San Antonio celebrated its 50th anniversary by donating 50 cents to the Food Bank from every “Fresh at 50!” menu item purchased by customers in July. On August 3, Sea Island CEO Barclay Anthony, handed a check for $5,000 to San Antonio Food Bank CEO Eric Cooper.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Aug 03, 2015
In a first of its kind summit, San Antonio political leaders, law enforcement and human services staff met with dozens of Good Samaritan groups and Haven for Hope at the San Antonio Central Library July 28 to clarify the city’s policies on feeding the homeless and to solicit input and suggestions for improvements.
Written by City of San Antonio on Jul 30, 2015
San Antonio’s break from drought restrictions is over for now. This year’s heavy rains provided significant recharge for the Edwards Aquifer, but levels couldn’t be maintained during the summer and the 10-day average has dropped to 659.5, requiring a return to Stage 1 water restrictions effective Friday, July 31.
Written by City of San Antonio on Jul 24, 2015
San Antonio is expected to grow by over 1 million people between now and 2040. It is important to plan for this growth so we can make smart choices now to prepare for the future. Join us at one of the meetings listed below, or add your ideas online through August 11, 2015. At these small-scale open houses, you can: • Talk about transportation challenges, needs, and solutions • Explore transportation choices and funding options • Learn what people have said so far
Written by BioBridge Global on Jul 22, 2015
Umbilical cord blood has so many medical uses, scientists are starting to find them by accident. In a recent case, researchers looking into a disease related to skin grafts identified a part of umbilical cord blood that can lower inflammation and immune disorders caused by those grafts. At the same time, they found those same proteins, called soluble NKG2D ligands, could be used to treat similar conditions that affect the skin, including eczema, rheumatoid arthritis and perhaps even alopecia areata, an autoimmune disorder that causes hair loss.