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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…

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Girl Scout troop No. 61937, who are 12th graders, organized a cleanup event along El Camino Real in Burlingame over the weekend. They walked from Ray Drive to Broadway and then down Broadway and picked up three large bags of trash to help clean up their city and celebrate Earth Day. This tro…

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Redwood City Mayor Diane Howard, second from left, and wielding the scissors in the center is Sheila Gilson (in sunglasses) senior vice president and area manager, and Dr. Grace Firtch, physician in chief of the medical center, wearing a white lab coat, at a ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday fo…

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Hillsdale High School will digitally present its spring production of ‘Urinetown’ online, starting Sunday, May 16. The show is unique, because most other local high schools postponed spring drama performances due to the pandemic. Visit hillsdaledrama.com for more information about ways to watch.

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Ryan Cheng, Elliot Chin, Sebastian Deery, Melissa Kraus and Kikhil Thakur, of Nueva School, advanced to the finals in the MathWorks Math Modeling Challenge. The international challenge is one of the most prestigious competitions in the field of math modeling.

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Bee hives were installed at Roy Cloud, Clifford and Roosevelt elementary schools in Redwood City as part of a UC Berkeley program designed to spread awareness about the importance of pollinators. The initiative was possible through a grant by the Redwood City Arts Commission. 

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Kwanee Price, a One Step Beyond Employment Development Program Job Coach and Stephanie, a One Step Beyond participant, volunteered as flaggers at the Golden Gate Regional Center COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic. One Step Beyond, which has locations in San Carlos and San Mateo, empowers its member…

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Odyssey Middle School in San Mateo collected 604 pounds of food, which was donated to Samaritan House of San Mateo County. 

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Ralston Intermediate School in Belmont and Burlingame Intermediate School earned recognition as California Distinguished Schools by the state Department of Education. Distinguished schools are those which showed progress in closing the achievement gap and improving school performance. 

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Airman Noah Fitzhugh, from San Mateo, California, performs maintenance on a catapult aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), in the Atlantic Ocean, February 28, 2021. Ike is on a routine deployment supporting U.S. national security interests in Europe and …

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San Bruno Vice Mayor Marty Medina and Romano Teran during a community cleanup of the Caltrain lot Saturday, Feb. 20. The two were part of a larger group of about 100 that was commended by David Canepa, president of the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors.

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On Feb. 23, the National Council of the Boys Scouts of America presented one of their highest awards, the Meritorious Action Medal for lifesaving and heroism to Eagle Scout Connor Lovell, 17, of Troop 44 and Search & Rescue Post 830 after he saved the life of a critically injured motorcy…

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The Senior Citizen Organization of Burlingame donated $245,000 to the Burlingame Parks and Recreation Foundation to aid construction of the city’s new community center. The donation was made through the Jenia Johnson Trust, and will be allocated toward building and furnishing the Jenia Johns…

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Nathan Ho, 2, is sleeping much better now that his longest friend, a well-loved stuffed bunny named “Bun-Bun,” is back home with him. Nathan’s bunny had been left in an elevator at the Kaiser Permanente San Mateo Medical Office, and Adult Primary Care

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Oleksii Chuiko, director of Operations, Asiya Shriners; Howard Feinberg, Potentate 2020, Asiya Shriners; Steve Norris, Second Harvest Food Bank; George Terry, Potentate 2021, Asiya Shriners; Gary Stephens, recorder, Asiya Shriners present a check of $2,680 on Feb. 8, to the Second Harvest Fo…

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‘Tafoni —Accentuating the Negative,’ a collection of images by photographer Alan McGee, is on view throughout February at the Portola Art Gallery, within the Allied Arts Guild, 75 Arbor Road in Menlo Park. While there will be no formal reception due to COVID-19 safety precautions, McGee will…

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The 11 Brownies in Troop 61733 of Foster City collected more than 500 coats for the annual One Warm Coast drive. It took three vehicles to deliver the coats, with Spencer and Arya, above, delivering the coats with troop co-leaders and a parent

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Six Bay Area American Legion Auxiliary Units donated 60 gifts for VA-Menlo Park long- and short-term patients. Gifts were coupled with handmade holiday cards created by Foster City Girl Scouts Troop 61724. Unit 105 Redwood City pictured, left to right: George Smith, Carol Rael, Pauline Robin…

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The Zoetic Tapestry Project is presenting the work of artist John Sutti in an outdoor exhibit at San Mateo's Central Park through Dec. 15. Sutti's multi-media artwork, combining live plants, sheet metal, and oil paint, can be viewed Fri. through Sun. from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Shown are Zoetic T…

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The Gingerbread House decorating tradition continues at Hillsdale Shopping Center in San Mateo. Mary Jane Gomez, left, and daughter Lucienne proudly display the cookie house they decorated witha variety of sweet trimmings. Houses start at $45, which includes all the confections. Up to two pe…

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San Mateo Credit Union encouraged members to use their SMCU debit and credit cards for a purpose on Oct. 15, International Credit Union Day. For every use that day, SMCU pledged to donate 25 cents to Second Harvest Food Bank of Silicon Valley. In all, SMCU members conducted nearly 40,000 deb…

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Daisy and Gordon Urbina-Jones are youth volunteers bagging lettuce for the Pie Ranch Food Hub pack out with key funding provided by Bank of America. The effort was to provide food for families in time for Thanksgiving. Pie Ranch, in Pescadero, is using its youth program staff to deliver food…

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Dayna and Jeffrey Karp, of San Carlos, gave birth to a baby girl at Sequoia Hospital in Redwood City Nov. 14, 2020.

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Editor in Chief Willow Taylor Chiang Yang, with senior Grace Holmes takes notes on stories in back. Nueva High School students received news a few weeks ago that their school newspaper, The Nueva Current, is a finalist in the National Scholastic Press Association’s prestigious Pacemaker comp…

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San Mateo mayor Joe Goethals cuts the ribbon on the grand opening of Montara, a new building in the Bay Meadows development that features 68 one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments affordable to families with incomes up to 30%-60% of Area Median Income. Thirty-four of the 68 homes offer even…

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On Nov. 18, Burlingame Mayor Emily Beach participated in a veterans event at The Trousdale and presented each of the veterans with a special certificate of appreciation from the city of Burlingame. The ceremony included personal stories from some of the veterans.

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Velma Kuhlman turned 100 Oct. 26 at the San Carlos Elms assisted living center. She had more than 20 family members ZOOM in for a birthday party. San Carlos Mayor Ron Collins, her son-in-law, read her proclamation in her honor.

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Boy Scout Troop 321 and Cub Scout Pack 65 members from San Carlos held a socially distanced ceremony at the San Carlos Elms Living Facility to honor Veterans Day.

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The South San Francisco Unified School District will receive a $250,000 donation from the South San Francisco Rotary Club Foundation to support the opening of learning hubs in November at Sunshine Gardens Elementary School, the district’s two high schools, and the Paradise Valley clubhouse o…

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San Francisco Opera’s Senior Costume Production Supervisor Galen Till stands in the Opera’s Burlingame scene shop with costumes to be sold to benefit the Opera’s artist development and educational programs. More than 500 costumes worn in performances of The Merry Widow, Die Fledermaus and Ta…

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Moe, Lary and Curly of ‘Three Stooges’ fame take part in a spooky rendition of ‘Jeopardy!’ at 1121 Furlong Street, Belmont. Belmont's Parks & Recreation Department held its first Annual Halloween Decorating Contest! The winner for ’Spookiest’ category had custom-made sets and props the o…

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Redwood City Elks Lodge #1991 members Amy Anderson-Giugliano, Carol Irvin and Lyle Personette presented a check for $5,000 to Shobana Gubbi for Second Harvest of Silicon Valley. The donation will be doubled to $10,000 because of two generous families offering a $1 for $1 match for donations …

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Bay Area native Manuel Morales, Navy Aviation Structural Mechanic 3rd Class and husband of Cari Lees from Burlingame, aboard the USS Nimitz during COVID-19.

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Joe Becerra (top row, second from left), leads his neighbors on Cortez Avenue in Burlingame’s eighth annual citywide drill on Saturday, Oct. 10. A total of 324 residents joined 31 groups to practice responding to an

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Officials at a groundbreaking ceremony for Firehouse Square Apartments, an affordable rental community being developed by MidPen Housing. It will have 66 below-market-rate units for those making between 30% to 80% of the area median income and 3,300 square feet of ground-floor retail at 1300…

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13-year-old Olivia Sze raised $1,085 to help her community through her ‘Hidden Treasures’ fundraiser. SMCU President and CEO Wade Painter, left, and San Mateo County Supervisor Dave Pine were on hand to help with the donation.

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Iven Cazaresramirez, a culinary specialist from San Mateo, seasons kabobs in the galley aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz.