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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…

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The National Civil War Association held a Civil War re-enactment on the grounds of the historic Johnston House on Higgins Canyon Road in Half Moon Bay on the weekend of Nov. 10 and Nov. 11. Camps from both the Union and Confederate armies were re-created exactly as they were in the 1860s. Dr…

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Erin Decker, Greg Fatigati, Kaitlin Guerin, Dillon Zell and Kathleen Luu at the Ninth Annual Will’s Dream Foundation Fundraiser took place on Saturday Oct. 26, at the Congregational Church of San Mateo. Erin is the mother of a winner who was not able to attend. The other winners are Kaitlin,…

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Ladies of San Mateo’s American Legion Auxiliary donated food supplies for veteran students attending College of San Mateo. Students Corina, Gerrimae, Brian and Moises happily accepted protein bars, snacks, coffee and soup. Luis Padilla (center), Veterans Resource Opportunity Center’s adminis…

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Menlo-Atherton High School will host a performance of “Urinetown: The Musical,” running Friday, Nov. 15, through Sunday, Nov. 17, and the following weekend, Friday, Nov. 22, through Sunday, Nov. 24. All shows in the school’s performing arts center, 555 Atherton Road, are at 7:30 p.m., except…

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Tomochika Uyama, consul general of Japan in San Francisco, presents the Commendation of Japan’s Foreign Minister to Kyoko Mase Kerr, principal of San Mateo Nippon Gakuyen, one of the few remaining Saturday schools in the Bay Area that teaches Japanese Culture to children from kindergarten to…

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The San Mateo Public Library celebrated its 25th Birthday at a Community Day party held Oct. 26. Guests were treated to performances by the Hillsdale Jazz Band and the San Mateo Buddhist Temple Taiko Drummers. Serving cake were, left to right, County of San Mateo Supervisor Carole Groom; Cit…

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Siena Youth Center and Culture Collection of North Fair Oaks led community members on a Dia De Los Muertos Mural Bike Tour on Saturday, Oct. 26. The five-mile loop began and ended at the Siena Youth Center. The five-mile ride visited public art in North Fair Oaks including murals, utility bo…

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Don de Marco shared his 1955 pristine Chevy Bel Air all decked out for Halloween with residents and staff from The Magnolia of Millbrae, a senior retirement community, as they celebrated Halloween. The afternoon included live music and camaraderie.

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Washington Elementary School’s Dads' Club emerged victorious taking home both the Judges' and People's Choice award from the 23rd Annual Roosevelt Chili Cookoff in Burlingame Oct. 13. Their entry was appropriately named Red Hot Chili Daddies and featured a unique latkes garnish. Photographed…

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Halloween was celebrated in a big way at the historic Carolands Château in Hillsborough Oct. 31, 2019. Moving projections, flying witches and macabre tableaus greeted trick-or-treaters of all ages. Here, a headless Bob Ledoux helped the many guests have a ghostly good time. The château is no…

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Cathy Kirby, director of Maternal Child Health, cuts the ribbon opening four new labor and delivery rooms at Kaiser Permanente Redwood City with doctors, nurses and staff. The new rooms will expand services at the new hospital, expected to deliver more than 2,100 babies this year, a 25% incr…

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Adventurous Burlingame resident Linda Yelnick visited Burlingame, Kansas, this month bringing special gifts and a special letter from Mayor Donna Colson that she presented to Carolyn Strohm, Historical Preservation Society president who also runs the Schuyler Museum. Linda also met Jerry Hil…

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California Water Service hosted a plant giveaway for its customers at its San Mateo Bayshore District Customer Center Saturday, Oct. 19. The plants that were given away use low amounts of water and are considered to be fire resistant, according to Cal Water.

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The Burlingame Woman’s Club was selected as the 12th annual winner of the Beautification Commission’s Business Landscape Award. The club’s landscape is always well maintained and helps brighten up the local surroundings, contributing to the enjoyment of all who pass by the property along Par…

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L’Academy, a language immersion preschool, cut the ribbon on the opening of its new San Mateo facility, located at 608 El Camino Real.

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Colman Conner, of Henry Ford Elementary, Dominique Mostafavi, of Brewer Island Elementary School, Jezsiah Smith and Hanna Pham, of Franklin Elementary School and Tomoki Urata, of Tierra Linda Middle School, were among the winners of this year’s SamTrans art contest. Winning entries will be p…

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Aragon High School was the first in its district to join the Tri-M Music Honor Society, which is one of the largest arts education associations in the world for middle and high school students. The school’s music program performed an induction ceremony Friday, Oct. 10, at the Aragon High Sch…

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Kallista Leonardos, of El Granada, and Margaret Eichler, of Redwood City, graduated from Emerson College, where they were also named to the dean’s list. Noah Bender, of Foster City, Kasey O’Connell, of Hillsborough, and Rachel Perkins, of San Bruno, were named to the dean’s list at the schoo…