CASA’s Under 21 Club is off to an amazing start, with twenty-four active members who on Friday November 8th transformed Los Gatos Coffee Roasting Co. into a teen night club for our first Open Mic Night and Teen Party. Sixty people showed up!! Laughter and applause could be heard rolling out into Main Street as teenage singers, musicians, and comedians’ entertained the under 21 crowd throughout a fun-filled creative evening that highlighted the talents of teens in our town.
Our next Open Mic Night and Teen Party is on Friday December 13, 2013 7:30 to 10:30 pm at Los Gatos Coffee Roasting Co.
On October 26th, CASA joined the Los Gatos Monte Sereno Police Department to host our semi-annual prescription drug drop-off event. 269 residents dropped off their unused and expired medications – more than double the previous record of 139 people. We estimate almost 800 pounds of drugs were collected locally.
The event is part of a nationwide DEA program. In Northern California alone, 227 collection sites pulled in 19 tons of medications. This means that 19 tons of medications are unavailable for possible abuse, and are properly disposed of so they can’t contaminate our environment. Imagine 19 tons of drugs flowing into the bay!
If you missed the event, look for your next opportunity in Spring of 2014, or follow government guidelines for disposal.