Comings and Goings: Foothills CVS opens Oct. 14
The new CVS Pharmacy in the Foothills will open for business Sunday, Oct. 14, reported Mike DeAngelis, director of public relations for CVS. The 15,000-square-foot store is at 11464 South Fortuna Road and can be reached at 342-3433.
The store will be open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week. Pharmacy hours will be 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays. The store employs about 20 people.
Southwestern Eye Center has a new ophthalmologist, Dr. Joseph M. Donaldson, who will be seeing patients full time in Yuma starting in November after completing his mentor program in the Phoenix area.
A Utah native, Donaldson received his bachelor's degree from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, and his medical degree from the University of Louisville School of Medicine in Louisville, Ky. He speaks Japanese, which he learned during a two-year stay in Japan.
After finishing his internship at Ochsner Hospital in New Orleans, La., he completed the LSU/Ochsner Ophthalmology Residency Program, receiving recognition for his teaching and outstanding patient care. He also completed an intensive cataract training program in India. Professional memberships include the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the New Orleans Academy of Ophthalmology.
Donaldson and his family will be moving to Yuma.
Southwestern Eye Center in Yuma is at 2149 W. 24th St. and can be reached at 726-4120.
In case you missed the story in last week's Yuma Sun, the new VA clinic is now open and seeing patients. The clinic is at the Big Curve Shopping Center in the space formerly occupied by Miller's Outpost. It replaces the old, much smaller clinic that shared space with the Bureau of Land Management.
The new 15,000-square-foot clinic will provide primary medical care, a pharmacist and mental health counseling for veterans. Other services will be offered in the future, including optometry, audiology, physical therapy and radiology.
Here's a “rest of the story.” Last Sunday, Comings and Goings reported that Kimmy Ngyuen had closed her salon, Professional Nails, at Southgate Mall and is now working at In Style Beauty Salon.
The salon space at Southgate Mall has been taken over by Eun Young Sumaya, who has reopened it as 4-Ever Young Salon (for her initials and name). The salon offers hair, nail and skin care, including haircuts and styling, pedicures and manicures and facials. By the way, Sumaya previously worked at Professional Nails.
4-Ever Young Salon is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturdays and noon to 6 p.m. Sundays. It can be reached at 920-1144.
Home staging is about marketing your space and not the stuff in it. The goal is to make your home inviting and your space simple so buyers can focus on moving in, and that means selling your home faster and perhaps for more money, said Becky Adams, owner and lead stager for Simply Staged Interiors LLC.
As an Army wife, Adams understands the urgency to sell when those PCS orders come in. Simply Staged can make your home stand out against the competition with a positive first impression. Adams has more than 10 years experience in staging and redesign in six different states.
Services range from Do-It-Yourself action plans to 100 percent hands-free staging packages. Free consultations are offered.
For more information, Adams can be reached at 920-3927.
Roberto's Taco Shop, founded in 1964 in San Ysidro by Roberto and Dolores Robledo, has grown to include several restaurants nationwide.
Now it has come to Yuma, with the recent opening by franchise owner Juan Sanchez of a restaurant at 2951 S. 4th Ave. next to the Royal Motor Inn. Roberto's Taco Shop offers a variety of tasty Mexican dishes from breakfast platters to tostadas, tacos and enchiladas for lunch and dinner — and breakfast burritos served all day.
It's open from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays and 8 a.m. to midnight Fridays and Saturdays. The restaurant can be reached at 726-2716.
Sanchez also has Roberto's Taco Shops in El Centro and San Diego.
Charles Rivers recently was honored by the city of Yuma and Yuma Police Department for coming to the assistance of a female police officer who was struggling with an aggressive male subject.
Now he is offering a boot camp-styled physical fitness program to help get children and adults into shape so they have the strength, preparation and stamina for such situations or for everyday health.
As the weather cools, Fit-Next will be offered Mondays through Fridays at the West Wetlands Park pond area, with children's classes from 6 to 7 p.m. and adult classes from 7 to 8 p.m. For more information, call Rivers at 366-3677.
Two more Crane schools will be going solar, reported Alan Kircher, city of Yuma deputy building official, who said plans for solar photovoltaic canopies have been submitted for Crane Centennial Middle School and Crane Valley Horizon School.
In other city of Yuma building activity, Kircher reported that a certificate of occupancy has been issued for a 9,600-square-foot freezer building at the Datepac Medjool date packing plant.
In addition, building permits have been issued for a bariatric (weight loss surgery) unit in Yuma Regional Medical Center's former cancer treatment center.