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Former state senator Jerry Hill, left, speaks as Senior Coastsiders Executive Director Sandra Winters, middle, and Burlingame City Librarian Brad McCulley listen at the Age-Friendly Cities Celebration in the Farallon Room of Skyline College. Hill guided representatives of 10 participating ci…

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The National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced the names of more than 16,000 Semifinalists in the 68th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,250 National Merit Scholarship…

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Sixteen classmates and a sixth grade teacher from St. Elizabeth’s graduating class of 1972 gathered for lunch Saturday, Aug. 27, at Stella Alpina Osteria in Burlingame. Classmates came from all over the Bay Area, as well as out of state. Reunions are not that unusual but what made this one s…

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Tuft University in Medford, Massachusetts, announced its graduating class which includes Hillsborough’s Allie Birger with a degree in sociology, Cate Desler with a degree in economics and Jillian Rolnick with a degree in international relations; Sam Merson, of Half Moon Bay, with a degree in…

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Redwood City’s Jamie Dong recently graduated with a degree in film studies and studio arts from Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin, where she was also awarded the Charles F. Lauter International Student Prize due to her academic success and leadership as the creative manager and vice…

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Sansei Granddaughters’ Journey, a show honoring the history of the incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II, will be on display through Saturday, Sept. 3, at the AZ Gallery at the Shops at Tanforan in San Bruno. In 1942, the Tanforan racetrack became the temporary detention ce…

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Saphina Sid, with her library card design ‘Book Adventures,’ that won for the child category in the 2022 San Mateo Public Library Card Design Contest. This year’s contest started during National Library Week (April 3-9) and entries were accepted throughout the month of April 2022. The librar…

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Gabriella Goldman and Izadora De Oliveira were presented scholarship awards at the Foster City Rotary Club meeting by Curtis Chen, president and Rich Mozzini, scholarship chair. The scholarship is the Foster City Rotary  College of San Mateo Community Service Scholarship. The two winners wil…

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After 27 months of being closed because of COVID, the Millbrae Museum reopened Saturday with a ribbon cutting and celebration. Cutting the ribbon, from left to right, is Millbrae Councilmember Ann Schneider, Millbrae Historical Society President John Muniz and museum Trustee Mary Vella Trese…

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California State University, Stanislaus honored its 2022 graduating class recently, including San Mateo’s Shadi Safi with a degree in education, Redwood City’s Gabriela Acuna-Preciado with a degree in kinesiology, San Bruno’s Marsha Cardona with a degree in criminal justice and South San Fra…

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Officer Chice with K9 Elvis and Officer Fernanda Castro speaking with residents at a Coffee with a Cop event at 3 Bees Coffee in downtown San Mateo Wednesday, June 22.

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Shadi Safi of San Mateo earned a degree in education, Gabriela Acuna-Preciado of Redwood a degree in kinesiology, Marsha Cardona of San Bruno a degree in criminal justice and Noreen Singh of South San Francisco a degree in psychology from California State University, Stanislaus, this spring.

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Brothers Renzo, right, and Kenzo Fukuda, members of the San Bruno Junior Giants, pick out bobblehead souvenirs distributed Tuesday, June 14, at Commodore Park in San Bruno as part of the reopening ceremony at Bob Greenberg Field. The field was remodeled with donations from the Peter A. McGow…

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A row of classic cars are parked along Broadway Street in front of the San Mateo County History Museum as part of the second annual Downtown Redwood City Car Show Saturday in Redwood City.

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Davina Hurt, president of the Samaritan House Board of Directors and Belmont councilmember, speaks with CEO Bart Charlow during the grand opening of Cora’s Community Market, and expansion of its food pantry named in honor of Samaritan House founder, the late Dr. Cora Clemons. This reimagined…

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The Magnolia of Millbrae, a premier senior retirement community, had Jan Wahl, showbiz personality and movie critic as a guest speaker.

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Menlo Park Kiwanis Club scholarship recipients pose for a photo after being honored during the organization’s annual scholarship luncheon on Tuesday, June 7 at the Allied Arts Guild in Menlo Park. The Menlo Park Kiwanis Club awarded $80,500 worth of scholarships to 11 graduating seniors from…

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The ‘Every Kid Deserves a Bike Program,’ championed by South San Francisco Councilmember Eddie Flores, thumbs up, provided 86 bicycles, helmets and locks to fourth graders at Spruce Elementary School and fifth graders at Martin Elementary School. In addition to receiving a brand-new bike, th…

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One Step Beyond participants enjoyed participating in the San Carlos Hometown Days parade on Saturday, May 21. One Step Beyond’s one-of-a-kind educational, recreational, employment, and life skills programming enables participants to achieve independence, self-sufficiency and employment enab…

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The San Bruno Community Foundation will be granting $190,000 to 12 students as part of its Crestmoor Neighborhood Memorial Scholarship, created in 2016 in honor of those most effected by the San Bruno pipeline explosion.

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Hillsborough celebrated Memorial Day with a parade through town that ended in a music festival at the North School playing field. Guests listened to music, enjoyed refreshments, and viewed vintage cars. Here Owen Qiu (right) sits in a restored Dodge Command Car like the one used by General G…

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 Victoria So, left, and Anabel Luk from the Pacific Skyline Council of the Boy Scouts of America Troop 201 decorate a grave Saturday at the Golden Gate National Cemetery. It is one of 140,000 gravesites at the veterans’ cemetery in San Bruno traditionally honored with American flags for Memo…

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A $90,000 grant from the California ReLeaf Network, funded by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, given to the all-volunteer group CityTrees means 240 new trees will be added to five school campuses and three 

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Pastor Warren Dale, left, and Lt. David Vargas display the $5,000 check donated by First Church, Redwood City to the Salvation Army Redwood City Corps. Other nonprofits receiving donations from First Church are Street Life Ministries, Second Harvest Food Bank, Boys and Girls Club of the Peni…

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Former ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation’ star LeVar Burton, center, was the guest speaker at HIP Housing’s ‘Cheers to 50 Years!’ anniversary celebration Thursday at the Fox Theatre in Redwood City. He is seen here with HIP Executive Director Kate Comfort Harr, left, and Associate Executive Di…

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Foster City Girl Scouts Livey, Anna, Sadie, Camille and Ryanna share their poppy cards. May is Poppy Month for the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 105 — the poppy is the symbol and remembrance of those who wore our nation’s uniform in service to our country. Foster City Girl Scouts Troop 6182…

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On Saturday May 21, TheatreWorks Silicon Valley will transform Redwood City’s Fox Theatre for its spring fundraiser, A Muse Ball, where guests can enjoy delectable eats and wines, live performances, a local arts market and a dance party. TheatreWorks Silicon Valley’s Executive Director Phil …

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Tuesday at The Kids Company, owned by Chris Davis, Bill Koefoed, Betsy Koefoed and Davis, ushered six Graco car seats and three booster seats over to the care and custody of Chief Kristina Bell and Sgt. Jesse Meyers of the San Carlos division of the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office. Koefoed…

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Community members turned out to the San Bruno Wellness Fair this Wednesday where local organizations including the Peninsula Healthcare District, San Bruno Park School District Nutrition Services, the San Mateo County Pride Center and the Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County offered informa…

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Burlingame Lions Club President Bernice Macchia, right, recently presented an $8,000 check to Kathy von Mayrhauser from the Burlingame Public Library in support of their Children’s Reading Program.

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A united goal to get more Sequoia Union High School District students into higher education has inspired a partnership between the district, Cañada College, San Francisco State University and California State University, East Bay. ‘Sequoia Union High School District is committed to education…

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A camellia-pruning seminar was held in San Mateo’s Central Park Sunday, May 1. Experts from the San Francisco Peninsula Camellia Society taught students how to properly prune and shape their Camellia bushes. Students then had an opportunity to practice their skills on the Park’s own camellia…

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A group of San Mateo County residents was among the spring 2022 graduating class at Utah State University in Logan, Utah, including Danielle Bourque with a Bachelor of Science in communicative disorders and deaf education, Hanna Kaplan with a Bachelor of Arts in liberal arts, Donna Morhain w…

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CityTrees planted 35 new trees on the Henry Ford Elementary School campus. Redwood City School District’s Director of Bond Programs, Don Dias, oversaw the project in partnership with Henry Ford’s Principal Jennifer Knopf, and CityTrees, Redwood City’s urban forestry organization. The project…

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More than 150 local dignitaries, educators, students and local stakeholders came together last week for the 20th annual South San Francisco Chamber Education Foundation luncheon.  Thirty students who are local residents graduating from South San Francisco high schools and seeking university,…

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Bay Area Bike to Wherever Days organizers have named the winners of the 2022 Bike Champion of the Year awards. Given to individuals for inspiring bicycling in their Bay Area communities, this award recognizes individuals in the nine San Francisco Bay Area counties for their commitment to bic…

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John Hutar, Teipo Brown, Mary DeRosa, Carole Self, Rosalynn Sarvi, Nova Maldonado, Karla Najera, Gina Atwood, Kevin Fong and Joan Dentler at the San Mateo County/Silicon Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau annual tourism luncheon where a new name and branding identity was announced: The …

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Volunteer docents from the Woodside Storekeepers presented Old Woodside Store Day, a chance for guests to get a taste of life in the 1880s.  The event was held Sunday at the historic Woodside Store, and was sponsored by the San Mateo County Historical Association. Activities included making …