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Act Now to Oppose AT&T Landline Phone Abandonment 

Many of us in the San Lorenzo Valley and rural Santa Cruz County still depend on AT&T’s landline phones as the most dependable way to call for help in emergencies like winter storms or wildfires. When the power is out, as it often is in bad weather or natural disasters, a landline may be our only way of communicating. It…

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Forest Biomass for Energy: A Worrying Trend

By Kristen Sandel, Environmental Committee With California’s push for renewable energy sources (despite recent court rulings against Berkeley’s natural gas ban and CPUC decisions hampering rooftop solar), woody or forest biomass has become a focal industry, raising serious concerns among environmental advocates. Legislation facilitating the commercial use of forest biomass ‘waste’, and wood pellet production plants such as those proposed by…

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State Assemblymember Gail Pellerin and Environmental Committee Chair Nancy Macy

22nd Environmental Town Hall Provides Exciting Opportunity to the Community

An enthusiastic crowd filled Felton Community Hall for the 22nd Environmental Town Hall, sponsored by the Valley Women’s Club Environmental Committee, on Saturday, October 28. Attendees had the opportunity to listen to Assemblymember Gail Pellerin, whose discussion about her wide-ranging work at the State level, honing in on environmental issues and newly passed laws that will have local impact, demonstrated…

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2023: A Year of Environmental Advocacy, Community Support, and Exciting Plans Ahead

Dear Members and Friends of the Valley Women’s Club,  We are so fortunate to be able to live in one of the world’s most beautiful places, even with its challenges. The Valley Women’s Club has been meeting these challenges for 45 years.  This time of year, we ask you to renew your Annual Membership and consider becoming a Legacy of…

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