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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.

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Operations Specialist 3rd Class Ahjena Hughes-James, from East Palo Alto, communicates with the combat information center while standing watch on the bridge as the amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) transits the Luzon Strait in the South China Sea.

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San Mateo Councilwoman Amourence Lee, left to right, Councilman Rick Bonilla, Public Works Deputy Director Matt Zucca, Public Works Deputy Director Azalea Mitch, City Manager Drew Corbett, Mayor Joe Goethals, Public Works Director Brad Underwood, Police Chief Ed Barberini, Deputy Mayor Eric …

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Citizens and event organizers conducted a caravan census this Saturday, Sept. 19, at the King Center in North Central San Mateo to raise community awareness.

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Supervisor Dave Pine; Warren Slocum, president of the Board of Supervisors; George Smith, vice chair of the San Mateo County Veterans Commission; Ed Kiryczun, County Veterans Services officer; and Darren Adkinson, outreach, County Veterans Service Office; at the raising of the POW/MIA flag i…

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 On Wednesday, Aug. 12, nearly 170 physicians in San Mateo County received personal protective equipment in a drive-through event at the offices of the San Mateo County Medical Association. The event was part of a partnership between the California Office of Emergency Services, the Californi…

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Local students received free wisdom teeth extractions from Foster City Oral Surgery, with hopes they will be able to spend the money they saved during the pandemic on school supplies. Koral, left, is a Peninsula High School graduate planning to start this fall at the College of San Mateo.

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The Burlingame Spirit Run, raising money for the Burlingame Community for Education, will take place virtually during Labor Day weekend. Registration costs $35, and the revenue will benefit local schools. Visit bcefoundation.org for more information.

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A volunteer hands out backpacks at the San Mateo County Event Center Saturday, Aug. 1 for client families at the Samaritan House. While the backpack giveaway is usually done at the center, it was done in a drive-thru format because of coronavirus. More than 2,000 backpacks filled with school…

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The Magnolia of Millbrae hosted food trucks for the ’front line’ workers and physicians at Mills Peninsula Hospital last week. International cuisine was enjoyed by many. The Magnolia of Millbrae Residents and staff thank Mills Peninsula Hospital for all that they do to take care of our commu…

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Millbrae Mayor Reuben Holober and Vice Mayor Ann Schneider joined Millbrae Cities Commission Chair Robert Gottschalk, Commissioners Kathleen Kimura and Tom Dawdy and Millbrae Recreation Department coordinator for a bell ringing ceremony in front of Millbrae City Hall Aug. 5. Tom Dawdy, of Da…

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Zoe Neil, an Aragon High School student, worked with friends and classmates to donate hundreds of books to families strugglng amid the pandemic. 

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American Legion Auxiliary Unit 105 of Redwood City accepted 1,000 non-medical face masks donated by Lindsey & Ana Yang who wanted to assist veterans. The Auxiliary will distribute two styles of masks: ‘Pround veteran’ for patient/vets and ‘Supporting veterans’ for health workers & vo…

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Nina Taylor, 9, holds the head of a 6.8-pound sunflower she grew with her father Scott Taylor in the Parkside neighborhood of San Mateo. While the plant itself to her left was 7 feet tall, the diameter of the flower was 16.5 inches and the circumference was 4 feet 2 inches. 

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Michelle Ahl, 12, is the U.S. Hunan Association and AC Star Performing Culture Arts Center’s youngest member and representative. During COVID-19, she has voluntarily delivered more than 12,000 surgical masks to hospitals, senior centers, preschools, family services, etc. The masks were donat…

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Eveyln Larsen celebrated her 101st birthday Saturday, July 18, at San Carlos Elms. Though family members were unable to attend, a Zoom call was arranged. 

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Culinary Specialist Seaman Cazares Ramirez from San Mateo spices kebobs aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). Nimitz, the flagship of Carrier Strike Group 11, is deployed conducting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts. 

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Lauren Lin, left, Catherine Debenham, middle, and Tobey Solomon started The Big Munch with Stephanie Shields to raise money for a new nonprofit each month through a model that is similar to an extended bake sale. The Big Munch collects cookie orders throughout the week and delivers the cooki…

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Reyhan Sabesan, a San Mateo High School rising junior, donated 3D printed face shields to protect Caminar staff. Kaitlyn Paris, RN, gratefully accepted the donation, which took Reyhan over 50 hours to produce. Reyhan generously contributed his handiwork to Caminar, recognizing the importance…

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Terri Falvey, Patty Hampton and Vicki Tung, three Parkside Montessori School mothers, organized a peaceful family march June 27 that brought together 250 people. The march was an opportunity for the San Mateo community, especially the children and youth, to build solidarity with the Black Li…

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The San Carlos Chickens’ Ball donated $17,000 to the San Carlos Elementary School District. The funding — drawn from sponsorships, donations, ticket sales and more — will finance the school system’s visual and performing arts program. The Chickens’ Ball is a biennial variety show presented b…

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From left, Foster City students William Guo, Ethan Guo, Julien Bergeron-Palmer won first place in the state’s eCybermission challenge for the National Science Competition. 

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Local Boy Scout Andrew Dodson, a junior at Woodside Priory, focused his Eagle Scout project on food security for children. With Covid-19 closing schools, many children have limited access to food. Only planning on 250 food boxes (tuna, Mac & Cheese, oatmeal, protein bars) became 1,100+ m…

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Elena Tuck of Redwood Shores  showed her deepest  appreciation for the hard work of local police departments. She made and delivered these sweet thank you messages to the folks who keep our neighborhoods safe. 

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Ruby Reyes, Lea Wadhams, Paris Quinney and Claire Schick participate in a Senior Grad n Go safe celebration event at San Mateo High School for the class of 2020.

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Girl Scout Troop 61937 of Burlingame is busy completing their Gold Award Projects. Gemma and Sydney, pictured above, each did over 80 hours of community service to help their local community. Gemma worked with Fitzgerald Marine Reserve and Sydney worked with the Burlingame Girls Softball. 

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Because of a $3,000 donation from the Palestinian American Coalition-San Francisco, Samaritan House received 170 meals May 21 to help those struggling during the pandemic. PAC–SF, the host of Palestine Cultural Day in Foster City every September, had the meals delivered from Dishdash.

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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.