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Second grade students at Roosevelt Elementary School in Burlingame created their own version of the Thanksgiving Day Parade using Bee Bot robots, coding skills and, of course, balloons.

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Girls from College Park Girl Scouts Troop 61740 created holiday cards for veteran residents at the VA-Menlo Park. In collaboration with the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 105 Redwood City, this marks the third year that Troop 61740 created cards for short- and long-term patients. The troop a…

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Hillsdale High School Drama is proud to announce its 2021 fall musical, Mamma Mia! Written by Catherine Johnson, with music and lyrics by Benny Andersson, Bjorn Ulvaeus, Stig Anderson. Direction by Thaine Sugden, Musical Direction by Rick Reynolds, and Choreography by Sabrina Braccini. Costu…

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A tree fell in Burlingame near City Hall Tuesday.

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An animated light show, animatronic ghouls and a juggling unicyclist entertained visitors to the annual Carolands Trick or Treat Halloween display on the Carolands Estate in Hillsborough Oct. 31. The light show was produced by Allegra Entertainment & Events.

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Naval Air Crewman 2nd Javier Rosas, from San Mateo, left, and Lt. Garret Smart, from Draper, Utah, conduct a preflight inspection of a MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter, attached to the ‘Blackjacks’ of Helicopter Sea Combat (HSC) Squadron 21, prior to flight operations aboard Independence-variant l…

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Frank Ruggiero turned 100 years old Oct. 21, and is going strong. Frank has been a Millbrae resident for 50 years. He was born and raised in San Francisco’s North Beach neighborhood and is a graduate of Galileo High School. He is a World War II veteran and was stationed in England as a B-24 …

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The Diversity Committee of the San Mateo County Bar Association presented scholarships during its 13th Annual Speakers’ Series held Oct. 21at the Historic Courthouse in Redwood City. From left: Nancy de Ita Scholarship recipient Maeve Estrada; SMCBA President Monica Castillo; Nancy de Ita Sc…

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The fifth grade students at Roosevelt Elementary School are creating and distributing Halloween stories via podcasting. The students wrote, acted for, and produced their own Halloween themes stories. Mrs. Marinaro, their teacher, then used the podcasts to create their own channel. This is pa…

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La Catrina in front of altars in 2019. The San Mateo County History Museum is inviting the public to visit during the week of Nov. 2 through Nov. 7 to see the community’s Día de los Muertos, Festival of Altars, which will be exhibited within the museum’s historic Courtroom A. There will be n…

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On Monday, Oct. 18, the American Legion Riders, Chapter 105, Redwood City, along with the Sons of American Legion, Unit 105 and the Golden Gate HOGS group, presented a donation of $3,750 to the Palo Alto VA Veteran Suicide Program.

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Woodside High School saw 13 students participate in the 2021 Santa Cruz Forestry Challenge that aims to build forestry knowledge and data collection skills used to assess the health of the heavily treed environments. 

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Charlotte Rosario, a 14-year-old climate advocate and founder of the Community Photobooth, is presenting the youth climate action event, Teen Innovation for Climate Action, taking place at the Hillsborough Town Hall Oct. 24.

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Liam Canniffe, of Burlingame, Carly Johnson, of Hillsborough, and Kelly Tobin, of Half Moon Bay were named to the spring 2021 Dean’s List at Seton Hall University in South Orange, New Jersey.

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To help celebrate South San Francisco’s City Hall’s turning 101 years old, residents gathered in front of it on Grand Avenue to listen to Tainted Love. It was a part of a five-hour celebration that included tours of the building, vaccination clinic, vendors, dancers and activities. City Hall…

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Girls State Citizens are required to share with their sponsoring Auxiliary their experiences and learnings from the annual June leadership conference. The young ladies spoke about their individual legislative bills, collaborating with accomplished students and learning the inner workings of …

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Silicon Valley Open Studios, in association with Silicon Valley Visual Arts, lets visitors speak with artists and view their work. Here, first time presenter Susan Grabowski stands with her paintings, prints and note cards in her San Mateo studio. Open Studios continues 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sep…

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Coins for Cops founder Rachel Lassman, fourth from left, thanks officers with the San Mateo Police Department as part her effort to show support and appreciation. She decided a good token of appreciation would be a hand written ‘Thank You’ card with a one-of-a-kind Challenge Coin. Lassman ha…

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Peninsula locals graduated from Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, including Lucas Becher of San Carlos with a Bachelor of Arts in television production and studies, Victoria Sanna of South San Francisco with a BA in dance and psychology and Allison Starks of South San Francisco with…

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About to cut the ribbon at the new gymnasium at Bayside Academy. From left to right:Amy Ruffo, district director of Facilities and Construction, Bayside Academy Principal John Cosmos; district Superintendent Diego R. Ochoa; Trustee Noelia Corzo; board Vice President Alison Proctor; Trustee L…

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San Mateo’s Anika Shivkumar, a student at Stratford Elementary School, was honored by the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth for her academic excellence. The honor also grants Shivkumar access to CTY’s online and summer programs where she’ll have the opportunity to develop a community w…

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A 100-point 1937 Horch 853 Cabriolet earned ‘Best of Show’ honors at the 65th annual Hillsborough Concours d’Elegance, held on Sunday, July 18, at Crystal Springs Golf Course in Burlingame.

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Woodside’s Margaret Phipps was named to the spring semester Dean’s List at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York, for earning a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.

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A group of four Redwood City female youths from Oracle’s Design Tech High School under the team name 5940 Bread was awarded runner-up at the FIRST Innovation Challenge presented by Qualcomm for their invention called Circulatio, compression sportswear that reduces the pain of menstrual cramps. 

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The 2021 graduating class of Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts, included Maria Garin of San Carlos with a Bachelor’s of Science in Marketing Communication and Roverto Alvara of Hillsborough and Aya Faham of Burlingame, both with Bachelor’s of Arts in Media Arts Production.

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Officials and builders commemorated the official topping out Millbrae’s new Recreation Center. Signifying structural completion, the milestone is a major step forward in delivering this long-awaited community resource following the arson fire loss of the original building in 2016. Delivered …

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A new nonprofit, Bikes for the Bay, dropped off their first load of nearly 50 bikes gathered from donation events around the Bay to the children of the Boys & Girls Club of South San Francisco June 16.  The group founded by Zackary Tuzar, Jack Murphy, Oscar Morganstern, and Devak Pardasa…

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San Bruno’s Crestmoor High School Class of 1971 reunion committee will be hosting an alumni reunion the weekend of Oct. 1 to Oct. 3. For more information visit crestmoor71.com or contact Janet Burris’s Ginger at strawberry46@sbcglobal.net or lizng@yahoo.com.

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On June 16, 2021, Mrs. Thompson, a local first grade teacher at Brewer Island Elementary School got a heartwarming sendoff after 40 years of teaching. Two parents from her 2006 class organized a drive-by parade where students from 2002 to present, staff, friends and family all came out to pa…

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Girl Scout Troops 62453, 62459, and 62556 earned Bronze Awards and Phoebe and Kathryn earned their Gold Award (the highest award that a Girl Scout can earn). Phoebe raised awareness about athletes with anemia and Kathryn set up a tri-bin recycling system at Ralston Middle School.

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Clifford Elementary School in Redwood City received a ‘green’ facelift May 22 when 20 volunteers planted 30 native oaks on campus. It was a partnership between Rotary Clubs of District 5150, the school district and CityTrees. Rotary supplied major funding, the school district dug the holes a…

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Two boys hold signs that read, 'Support our teachers' and 'We love our teachers' during a rally supporting Burlingame teachers at Burlingame Caltrain Station on Friday June 4. Teachers and the school district are at an impasse over their contract over salary and budget concerns.

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Mia Arrunda, a junior at Design Tech High School, won the first annual Solutionary Fair hosted by the San Mateo County Office of Education. The fair showcased student solutions to local and global issues. Nearly 100 students from 20 schools participated in the event featuring 66 projects.

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Frankie Sapp, program director, San Mateo County Pride Center; Maria Lorente Foresti, director, Office of Diversity and Equity, SMC Behavioral Health and Recovery Services; Zachary Comtois, co-chair of the San Mateo County Pride Initiative; Supervisor Carole Groom; Dana Johnson, co-chair, SM…

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Marco Rice from Boy Scout Troop 28 in Burlingame earned his Eagle Scout Award this month. He completed his project in the middle of the pandemic. For his Eagle Scout project, he worked with Coyote Point County Park and organized a group of his fellow Boy Scouts to build a much needed fence t…

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Auxiliary San Mateo County District 26 honored their 2021 California Girls State (CAGS) delegates and alternates at a reception on May 16. Only one rising senior is selected per school. Pictured are Delegates & Alternates from Aragon, Carlmont, Design Tech, Hillsdale, San Mateo, Nueva, P…

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Azalea Mitch, San Mateo Public Works director; Police Chief Ed Barberini; City Manager Drew Corbett; Sheila Canzian, San Mateo Parks and Recreation director; Councilmember Diane Papan; Mayor Eric Rodriguez; Deputy Mayor Rick Bonilla; Councilmember Joe Goethals; Councilmember Amourence Lee; a…

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Cooper D., a fifth grader at Hoover Elementary School in Burlingame, won RethinkWaste’s annual Trash to Art contest for repurposing refuse into a chessboard. Amen Y., a fourth grader at LEAD Academy in San Mateo, won second place. And Cassily L., a fifth grader at Nueva School, won third pla…

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The Bay Area Entrepreneur Center of Skyline College is offering small business grants to local companies struggling amid the pandemic. The program is possible through a $157,000 contribution from the San Bruno Community Foundation. Grants between $3,000 to $7,000 are available. Email baec@sm…