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July, 2013

In this issue:

New mobile medical clinic will resuscitate health care on the South Coast

The many faces of health care: a South Coast chronology

Why I give to Puente: Dr. Gabe Garcia

Fire displaces 29 on South Coast

Pescadero Grown! Farmers’ Market is open!

What does Puente need this month?






New mobile medical clinic will resuscitate health care on the South Coast
The South Coast will no longer be a “doctor-free” zone thanks to a milestone initiative to bring wraparound primary health care services to the area: a mobile health care van dedicated to serving those who need it most... Read more.

The many faces of health care: a South Coast chronology
The new mobile health clinic is a hard-won solution to a systemic lack of reliable health care on the South Coast. Here is a timeline of previous approaches to this problem. Late 1970s / Early 1980s: Following advocacy... Read more.

Why I give to Puente: Dr. Gabe Garcia
To Dr. Gabe Garcia, rural living is what divides the “haves” from the “have nots” where good health care is concerned. As Professor of Medicine who also serves as Associate Dean of Medical School Admissions at Stanford... Read more.

Fire displaces 29 on South Coast
Firefighters haven’t determined what started a two-alarm fire in Pescadero on Bean Hollow Road last month but it destroyed barracks-style housing for farmworkers and their families. More than a dozen fire trucks... Read more.

Pescadero Grown! Farmers’ Market is open!
Puente’s third annual Pescadero Grown! Farmers’ Market opened for the season on June 27. Check out opening day photos here. Opening day featured live mariachis and other surprises. Come enjoy delicious fruits and ... Read more.

What does Puente need this month?
Puente needs school supplies! The school supplies drive is ON! Between now and July 29, Puente is collecting every kind of school supply to fill the backpacks of 250 local schoolchildren. From art supplies (crayons, watercolors... Read more.

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