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San Mateo Police Chief Ed Barberini and command staff take a moment of silence to remember Sgt. Gordon Joinville, who was shot and killed May 23, 1968 at the scene where a light post was dedicated to him at Fifth Street and Claremont Street in San Mateo.

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Monica Sagullo, Christina Aquino and Michele Evans deliver face shields to the home health care workers at the Bougainvilleas on behalf of the Rotary Club of South San Francisco. The club wanted to recognize the work of home health care providers. The club provided medically approved face sh…

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Meghan Mitchell, class of 2023 at Notre Dame High School-Belmont and San Mateo resident, created more than 100 prepacked snacks for first responders. Here she is delivering them to Mills-Peninsula Medical Center Wednesday, May 6.

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South San Francisco Mayor Richard Garbarino visited Aegis Living San Francisco Saturday, May 9, to celebrate longtime Bay Area resident Rhoda Marie Kay on her 100th birthday. Mayor Garbarino was joined by Rhoda’s family and friends as they surprised her with 100 balloons and cheered her on, …

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Forty teachers at George Hall Elementary School participated in a teachers’ parade for their students on Friday, May 8. They drove through the streets on San Mateo Village and Bay Meadows to greet their students who they have not seen in person since March 12.

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The Burlingame Elementary School District is accepting nominations for the H. Jay Burns Award, recognizing those who demonstrate outstanding commitment to improving the Burlingame school community.

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South San Francisco fire and law enforcement personnel celebrate Kaiser Permanente South San Francisco health care workers.

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The Lisa Diaz Nash campaign for San Mateo City Council organized a Mother’s Day Drive for Samaritan House. Nash, a 30-year resident of San Mateo County, and former nonprofit CEO, said in five days the campaign was able to raise $2,500 for the purchase of newborn supplies to be donated to the…

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Maddie Mitchell, class of 2021 at Saint Ignatius College Prep and San Mateo resident, coordinated a contactless food drive so she could give back to her community during SIP. San Mateo residents supplied more than 500 boxes of food and diapers. Here she is delivering items collected during h…

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The Magnolia of Millbrae, a senior retirement community, had a live outdoor concert on Millbrae Avenue at the corners of Magnolia and Lewis. Residents were able to enjoy the music from their windows. 

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Millbrae Councilwoman Gina Papan and San Mateo Councilwoman Diane Papan volunteered with the Millbrae Lions Club to hand out needed masks to the Millbrae Community. Six-thousand masks were donated to 600 families, elders and students while using social distance protocol.

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Fed up with a surge of visitors each weekend crowding beaches and occupying parking spaces amid the COVID-19 crisis, a growing number of Half Moon Bay residents are calling for a permit parking program to limit access to the area.

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Jordyn Nawrocki, a seventh grader at Burlingame Intermediate School, feeling the COVID-19 restlessness, started painting rocks she found on a nearby trail. She hid them in the neighborhood for fun to see if they’d be moved the following day. She never expected all the compliments posted on N…

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Geese with goslings at Leo J. Ryan Park in Foster City Sunday, April 19. 

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San Mateo police Master Officer Lupe Mejia helped deliver Easter baskets in the city through the Police Activities League and the Police Officers' Association last Sunday.

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Yesena Jacques from Hassett Hardware with representatives from Kaiser Redwood City as she donates about $2,000 in personal protective equipment from the local hardware store group with stores from Palo Alto to San Mateo. ‘In this difficult moment it is extremely gratifying to be able to supp…

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Ted and Kaori Jackson found a way to lift the spirits of their neighbors on Hemlock Street in San Carlos by dressing up a metal decorative dinosaur using health-conscious methods of a mask and hand sanitizer.

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In this self-taken photo, Gino De Grandis was inspired by kids’ chalk drawings on the street and decided to do his part in the San Mateo Village neighborhood. The painting was made using non-toxic washable temperas and took about seven hours. Hidden in the flowers there is a phrase by Corita…

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Richard Leavitt, owner of Kindercourt Preschool at 211 S. Delaware St., now at home self-isolating, plays saxophone with his neighbor, a student at Borel Middle School on North Idaho Street in San Mateo.

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Assemblyman Kevin Mullin, D-South San Francisco, spent to morning of Friday, March 6, shadowing Mitzi Zwierlein at her job at McDonald’s in San Mateo. Earlier in the morning, Ms. Zwierlein and her family met with Mullin to discuss her special support needs as she transitions to living indepe…

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The Hawaii State House of Representatives unanimously approved a resolution in honor of women surfing advocates and women world champions. The Committee for Equity in Women’s Surfing supports future state of Hawaii legislation requiring all sports competitions that award prize compensation, …

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The city of Burlingame celebrated its 41st year as a ‘Tree City USA’ at the city’s annual Arbor Day Event in Washington Park west end.  Four trees were planted to commemorate this special day.  Children from Washington Elementary School, Lincoln Elementary School, St. Catherine’s of Sienna S…

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Boy Scout Troop 321, of San Carlos, helped save the endangered Mission Blue Butterfly and the Callippe Silverspot Butterfly. Over 20 members of the unit removed hundreds of invasive species of plants, such as French Broom, and sowed more than 280 native species of grasses and flowers in Buck…

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South San Francisco City Manager Mike Futrell, Councilwoman Buenaflor Nicolas, Councilman Mark Nagales, Vice Mayor Mark Addiego, Mayor Richard Garbarino, Councilwoman Karyl Matsumoto and South San Francisco Police Chief Jeff Azzopardi break ground Friday on a new 44,000-square-foot police op…

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Sydney Fleming, of Burlingame, earned a Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest honor available through the organization. She partnered with the local softball league to complete a project that encouraged younger girls to play competitive sports.

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Heumberto and Isabel Romero got married at the San Mateo County Clerk’s Office on Valentine’s Day. The county extended their hours from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and performed a ceremony every half hour.

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Seniors, California National Guard servicemembers and friends put finishing touches on valentines this week. More than 2,200 valentines were made at the South San Francisco Magnolia Center during 'Operation Valentine' to send them to servicemembers serving overseas and at home. The annual ac…

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Nettie Roozeboom, a NASA Ames aerospace engineer, shows off an 8-foot-long test model of the next rocket that will return astronauts to the surface of the moon.

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Woodside Elementary School students enrolled in workshop education’s after-school program, in which they learned about entrepreneurship and the challenges associated with opening a business. 

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Students from Ms. Fong’s class at Central Elementary School crafted pouches from donated and repurposed materials for victims of the wildfires in Australia.

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Bowditch Middle School is presenting “Seussical,” a musical performance based on the works of Dr. Seuss. The show will premier Friday, Feb. 7, and run through Sunday, Feb. 9, at the Bayside Performing Arts Center. Visit bowditchmusical.ludus.com for more information or to purchase tickets. 

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The dates and times for the 2020-21 Kindergarten Information Tours in the Burlingame Elementary School District are as follows: Franklin, Jan. 29, 10 a.m.-10:45 a.m. and Jan. 31, 10 a.m.-10:45 a.m.; Lincoln, Jan. 29, 1:15 p.m.-2:15 p.m.; McKinley, Jan. 29, 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m., Jan. 31, 9:30…

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Aviation Boatswain’s Mate Ernesto Lorenzo, front, from Miami, and Airman Recruit Noah Fitzhugh, from San Mateo, stand watch in a catapult control room aboard the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). Ike is conducting operations in the Atlantic Ocean as part of the USS Dwight D…

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Winners of the 2020 Martin Luther King Jr. Essay and Poetry Contest were honored at an awards ceremony held at the King Center in San Mateo on Saturday, Jan. 18. Award winners included, from left to right: Pooja Agarwal: Grade 9, Poetry First Place; Katherine Yang: Grade 7, Essay Third Place…

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Daniel Lopez, of Woodside High School, won grand prize in the Redwood City Union Cemetery photo contest. Shai Dickman, also of Woodside, and Danielle Inman, of Sequoia High School, Jocelyn Avalos, of Roosevelt Middle School and Julia Fernandez, of Kennedy Middle School, were also recognized …

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On Wednesday, Dec. 18, the San Bruno Lions Club were at Mollie Stone’s Market for the annual ‘Bags of Food Gifts.’ The Lions along with Mollie Stone’s employees packed more than 500 bags of groceries for 70 San Bruno families for this holiday season. The Lions then caravaned to deliver the b…

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San Bruno Parents Night Out will host a holiday party fundraiser Saturday, Dec. 21, to raise money for schools in the San Bruno Park Elementary School District. Tickets to the event beginning at 6 p.m. in the San Bruno Senior Center, 1555 Crystal Springs Road, will cost $85 at the door. The …

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The members of the Edgewood Chapter of the National Charity League (NCL) have given a combined 2,828 hours to support philanthropies within our local community over the past six months. Members of the mother-daughter organization are committed to helping many of their philanthropy partners o…

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Dressed in their holiday best, longtime San Bruno residents Ron and Pam Herriot watched the lighting of the Christmas tree at the San Bruno Veterans Memorial Recreation Center on Thursday, Dec. 5.

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The Leadership Class of Aragon High School in San Mateo hosted its biennial Lip Dub on Nov. 22. The whole school lip-synced to music and performed choreographed dances portraying the variety of people, clubs, and sports at Aragon.

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The Latino Committee, a division of the San Mateo Area Chamber of Commerce, hosted a toy drive for Samaritan House Nov. 19.

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The following students were named to the fall 2019 quarter Dean’s List at Palmer College of Chiropractic’s West campus in San Jose: Matthew Hoang of San Mateo, Benjamin Laycock of Redwood City, Justin Lew of South San Francisco, Cody Miller of Pacifica, Maxwell Moore of Portola Valley, Kelly…

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Fusion Academy San Mateo students and staff are dedicated to a Blanket Drive that is supporting pediatric cancer patients. It was started by seventh grader Bebe, pictured bottom right, who survived cancer and felt that the hospital was very cold and the blankets were too thin to keep her war…

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New Eagle Scouts Brendan Smith and David O’Connor and their parents, from left, Adrian and Kathy Smith, Gail and Michael O’Connor, were honored Sept. 22 at St. Matthias Church in Redwood City, and Virsik was awarded the rank of Eagle on Nov. 15, 2018. Smith, a senior  at Woodside High School…

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Corinne Wingate, of the Nueva School, received the Caroline D. Bradley scholarship from the Institute of Educational Advancement. She joins 27 other gifted seventh graders from across the nation who will received a full-tuition scholarship to their high school of choice.

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Hoover Elementary School in Redwood City has new benches and tables, along with weeded planter boxes and more enhancements, with assistance from volunteers from Kaiser Permanente Redwood City and Kaiser’s construction arm, National Facilities Services. The volunteers built, spread a lot of m…