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Editorial: Baker, Lucy, Murray for South City school board
Voters in the South San Francisco Unified School District have a broad range of choices for their Board of Trustees. All candidates bring a unique perspective to the table and are engendering a positive and productive debate about the future of the district’s education of its children. The top...
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City pride?
“It was all different until everything changed.” — Ashleigh Brilliant. On Sept. 8, it was interesting to read Sue Lempert’s column about how downtown San Mateo has revived since some years ago when much was to be desired. Seems Fourth Avenue and environs have improved greatly. She described...
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Letter: Satire at its best
Editor, I have so enjoyed the “Off the Beat” columns by Michelle Durand. Her penetrating insights and analysis of current events and happenings, coupled with humor are just great. And she always manages an apt pithy closing. I have been meaning to write my appreciation, but the column on Ray R...
Letter: Troubling inconsistencies
Editor, Diane Foley, James Foley’s mother, has stated that a highly decorated military officer who serves on the staff of the White House National Security Council told the Foley family on three separate occasions that the family would be charged and prosecuted in criminal court if they tried to ...
Letter: Bowing to Islamists
Editor, Seems Obama is bowing to Islamists again, this time figuratively. By insisting on using radical Islamists’ preferred acronym ISIL rather than ISIS, he’s acknowledging their wish to claim to the entire Levant which includes all of Israel. Of course there is no Islamic State of Levant, s...
Letter: Nobody following
Editor, The late John Belushi made a movie called “Animal House,” in which he made a rousing speech to his troops and charged out the door. Nobody followed.  That is what this country feels like when it comes to ISIS/ISIL. Other countries are “outraged” but unable to commit support. Ther...

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