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March, 2014

In this issue:

‘Drought crisis threatens South Coast livelihoods

Puente says ‘No’ to childhood sexual abuse

Kerry Lobel wins ‘Citizen of the Year’ award

Puente marks 15th Annual Farmworker Awareness Week

Current and upcoming events at Puente

Call for volunteers!







Drought crisis threatens South Coast livelihoods
If this were a normal year, the pastures of Pescadero would be clover-green and the grass would be ten inches tall. Erik and Doniga Markegard, of Markegard Family Grass-Fed, would be moving their stately Belted Galloways in a feeding rotation over 3,500 acres of prime munching grounds... Read more.

Puente says ‘No’ to childhood sexual abuse
Here are some facts about child sexual abuse. Roughly one in three girls and one in seven boys will be sexually abused before they graduate from high school. Girls are victims much more often than boys, and men are most often the perpetrators... Read more.

Kerry Lobel wins ‘Citizen of the Year’ award
At the close of 2013, Puente Executive Director Kerry Lobel was honored with a Citizen of the Year Award by the Half Moon Bay Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau. The annual award is bestowed on a local hero whose work represents exemplary humanitarianism, and who has had a significant positive impact on the overall Coastside community... Read more

Puente marks 15th Annual Farmworker Awareness Week
March 24th-31st is Farmworker Awareness Week (FAW), which gives special recognition to the men, women and children who make up a large part of the labor force that picks America’s produce... Read more

Current and upcoming events at Puente
Zumbathon 2014 - March 20
A 2-hour marathon of your favorite exercise dance class! Zumbathon will take place at the Pescadero High School gym from 5:30-7:30pm. All of your favorite teachers will be featured and great prizes will be raffled off. There will be a $10 entrance fee, and free childcare will be provided. For more details

Call for Volunteers!
Tax prep volunteers needed ASAP
It’s tax time, and Puente needs several volunteers to join our pro bono tax prep program as well as tutors and mentors for our youth and adult learning programs. For more information,  click here.

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