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Out-of-State Patients Increase as Planned Parenthood Ramps Up Regional Services

Officials say Planned Parenthood’s Mar Monte region are planning for 250 to 500 out-of-state patients seeking abortions each year across its 35 centers. Centers in Watsonville and downtown Santa Cruz are each seeking to hire one full-time provider.

(June 28, 2022) → Read the full Lookout Local report
Community Leader Says the Outdoors Can Feel Scary, Non-Inclusive

Esabella Bonner, the 27-year-old who founded Black Surf Santa Cruz, tells Lookout Santa Cruz that although she grew up in Santa Cruz, she didn't consider entering the ocean until two years ago.

(June 16, 2022) → Read the full Lookout Local report

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Hospital purchase inches closer with $25M state budget allocation

WATSONVILLE—The nonprofit hoping to purchase Watsonville Community Hospital—and return its control to the community after years of out-of-state corporate ownership—has moved closer to making that a reality with an unexpected infusion of cash. Sen. John Laird and Assemblyman Robert Rivas …

Image caption: Justice Clarence Thomas calls for SCOTUS to pull back even more established rights after Roe v. Wade.
Why Clarence Thomas Wants to Throw Out Your Rights

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas wrote that after overturning Roe v. Wade SCOTUS must now overturn decisions allowing same-sex marriage and contraception. Here's why.

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Hundreds Rally for Abortion Rights in Santa Cruz

Hundreds of people gathered on the steps of the Santa Cruz County Courthouse on Friday evening to protest the decision made hours earlier by the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down the nationwide right to abortion. “It’s appalling that people …

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Driscoll’s donates $1.75M to help save Watsonville Community Hospital

WATSONVILLE—The Pajaro Valley Healthcare District Project (PVHD) announced Thursday that Watsonville-based berry company Driscoll’s will donate $1.75 million to help save Watsonville Community Hospital.   PVHD is currently fundraising in order to meet a July 1 deadline in order to purchase …

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‘Dire’ deadline approaching for hospital purchase

WATSONVILLE—The organization formed earlier this year to operate and oversee Watsonville Community Hospital is nearing its July 1 deadline to raise enough to make the purchase, but is still $16 million short. If Pajaro Valley Healthcare District (PVHD) is unable …

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Pesticide use discussed in community meeting

WATSONVILLE—A group of residents from Watsonville's senior neighborhoods gathered at the Pajaro Village Club House last week to hear a presentation on pesticide use, and on an upcoming pilot project to notify residents on nearby applications. Hosted by the Center …

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Nuclear Power in California: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

California may soon shut down its last nuclear power plant, but Gov. Gavin Newsom who once championed the closure has had a change of heart. Federal funds may now keep the plant running.

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Scotts Valley council bans sale of flavored tobacco

Plus: Road, park, facilities improvements on tap

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Watsonville Community Hospital needs us

Watsonville Community Hospital is in urgent need and together we can save it! In the interest of full transparency: I am a Watsonville resident, the Chair of the Board of Trustees for the Community Health Trust of Pajaro Valley, and …

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Health officials urge Covid-19 precautions

SANTA CRUZ COUNTY—Health officers from 12 counties on Friday doubled down on their recommendations that everyone exercise Covid-19 safety precautions, including wearing a mask indoors and staying up to date on vaccinations. The announcement comes as cases of highly contagious …

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