Puente Youth Receive CERT Certificates During Earthquake Presentation


On Wednesday November 16th Geologist Ray Wells taught an earthquake class to Puente Youth. Youth studied maps of the California  faults and modeled an earthquake. Sally Bachman handed out California Major Historic Earthquake T-shirts. The youth received their certificates for  completing the  Community Emergency Response Team training provided by the  La Honda Brigade volunteers.

In total 15 youth completed the training and received their certificates.

The training was supported by  Friends of the PMAC of the Pescadero Foundation.



Puente Holiday Wishlist

 Christmas Stockings for Children (200)

  • Coloring book & Crayons
  • Erasers
  • Fiskars scissors (blunt)
  • Glue sticks
  • Color Pencils
  • Watercolor paint kit
  • Stickers
  • Bubbles
  • Party-size play doh
  • Flash cards
  • Memory card games
  • Amazon wish list:

Christmas Stockings for single Farm & Nursery Workers (75)

  • Shampoo (regular size)
  • Soap
  • Razors (4)
  • Comb
  • Deodorant
  • Lotion
  • Travel Size Sewing Kit
  • Tube socks (2)
  • Black stocking cap
  • Hand towel
  • Mini flashlight
  • Amazon wish list:

Puente provides Adult, Child and Infant CPR and First Aid Training


Instructors (from Left) Alicia Vega, Alejandra Resendiz, Kassandra Talbot and Rita Mancera


Puente is actively committed to provide emergency communication services and aid during disasters for the South Coast of San Mateo County. The majority of the Adult and youth staff are trained in Adult, Child, and Infant CPR as well as trained in First Aid. Four adult Puente staff are certified Red Cross instructors, and several youth are certified CERTs (Community Emergency Response Team).

Community outreach is part of Puente’s disaster preparedness efforts. Previously Puente provided disaster preparedness information at the PescaderoGrown! Farmer’s Markets in Pescadero and La Honda. Now Puente is getting the community involved in the efforts by providing Adult, Child and Infant CPR and First Aid training.

The disaster preparation activities are funded in part by the Silicon Valley Community Foundation.