All Reviews by bellybones

  • CA37 -Dominican Santa Cruz Hospital Heliport 1555 Soquel Dr, Santa Cruz, CA 95065

    3 stars Posted on 10/23/2007 05:00pm

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    My two stays, one four nights, one one-night, were a mixed bag. They have some really wonderful nurses there. Very friendly, warm, proactive, on the ball.\r \r Some of the night staff leave more to be desired: aids that weren't gentle with things like catheters, flipping lights on at night, not friendly.\r \r Biggest problem, NOISE. During the day, people were in the court yard with kids yelling and it bounced off the walls everywhere.\r \r At night the staff made absolutely NO effort to hush their voices or be quiet at all. There were computers in the hallways by patient doors and staff would have conversations there at all hours. They wouldn't keep the door shut even when asked to, as there was not always good communication between shifts, etc. Things promised (like crutches or a fan) not always delivered.\r \r With some exceptions, the food is bad.\r \r I was hot and sweating and sick after my surgery and they didn't have a fan to put in my room.\r \r However, I have to say the administration was very responsive to my feedback and really seemed to care, so hopefully this will all improve.
  • Alimur Park (831) 475-0252

    2 stars Posted on 10/23/2007 05:00pm

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    This is a nice little park to live in, nice pool and clubhouse, convenient location.\r \r But beware the management! They are not nice people. They demand residents do things that the park is responsible for, like pruning trees that have been there for 50 years! They are rude, unfriendly, abrupt, unhelpful, petty, and frankly, they lie. Don't trust them. And the owners couldn't care less. The homeowners group has let them know about these people, and they are still in charge. They can, and will, interfere with the sale of your property if they don't like you.
  • Lauden Integrative Pharmacy 1820 41st Ave, Capitola, CA 95010 (831) 462-9880

    5 stars Posted on 10/23/2007 05:00pm

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    I really like this pharmacy. It's an old-fashioned compounding pharmacy. They even make special meds for pets. They have lots of homeopathics and the pharmacist, Ray, is knowledgable and gives free consultations on how to use the homeopathics. There is also a desk there with reference books you can look things up in! Best of all, there's almost never a waiting line!\r \r The girls at the cash register never smile and are not very friendly, but don't let that put you off.
  • Star Bene Inc 21245 E Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz, CA 95062 (831) 479-4307

    2 stars Posted on 10/23/2007 05:00pm

    Provided by Citysearch

    I really liked the food here the first few times I went. Then one night I went with a friend. We were dressed casually, and on a tight budget. They sat us in the back and the waiter did not greet us, just handed us menus. Since we weren't ordering wine, we became personae non-grata.\r \r Eventually a bus boy brought us our food. No one ever returned to the table. I finally had to go to the front to pay the bill. They had clearly decided we were not going to be big spenders/tippers so they wanted us out of there asap. I had never been treated so badly through shear neglect in a restaurant.