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Sheri Winkenwerder of the El Camino Reelers does an ‘allemande left’ during a square dance demonstration at the San Mateo Pride Festival held in San Mateo’s Central Park on Saturday, June 15.

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Nicholas Ward, Andrea Ortega, Nichole Woo, Mariah Padilla, Umar Patel, Ainsle Rosenthal, Sydney Lee, Mary Padilla, Mikayla Wong, Matthew Liu and Jackie Tan, of El Camino High School, Matthew Tom, Ariana Barraza, Tanya Lissette Coreas, Christine Rahm, Ronin Lee Celio, Ritvik Kumar, Aubrey Ash…

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On June 15 the Golden Gate Chapter of the Harley Owners Group (H.O.G.) celebrated Flag Day with its 27th Annual Flag Day Run, a fundraising bike ride to the Golden Gate National Cemetery in San Bruno. The proceeds from the event will go to the American Legion. Other rides throughout the year…

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Tasia Tsiplakos and Nicholas Deluna, of San Mateo, Jaclyn Kruljac, of San Bruno, and Kate Marinkovich, of Menlo Park, graduated from the University of Mississippi.

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Floral Designer Gabriela Reid of Colorful Events in San Mateo prepares to take part in Bouquets to Art, underway June 4-9 at the de Young Museum in Golden Gate Park. Marking its 35th anniversary, Bouquets to Art is a week-long display of floral designs that take inspiration from the works of…

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Through Team IMPACT’s program at Division I Stanford University, 13-year-old Jahbriah Kaho of San Mateo became an official member of the women’s volleyball team. As a team member, she will attend Cardinal practices, games, team dinners, events and more. Team IMPACT is a Boston-based nonprofi…

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American Legion Auxiliary District 26 welcomed their Girls State high school junior delegates last Sunday. High schools represented: Aragon, Belmont, Burlingame, Capuchino, Carlmont, Credo, Design Tech, Half Moon Bay, Hillsdale, Mills, Oceana, Petaluma, Rancho Cotate, Scotts Valley, Sequoia,…

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The San Bruno Lions Club 79th annual Posy Parade is taking place 11 a.m. Sunday, June 2, at Kains and San Mateo avenues. This year’s theme (chosen by a student) is “Super Heroes of Diversity.” There are eight marching divisions: 1). sports, 2). carriages/walkers, 3). small floats or wagons, …

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Boy Scouts from Troop 42 in San Mateo meet Officer Jason Becker before performing color guard to kick off the San Mateo Police Activities League Stride for Awareness 5K Run/Walk for Student Health and Mental Wellness May 11, at Coyote Point Park. Pictured from left to right, Assistant Scout …

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In the common clichés, dogs are fawning creatures needing constant social interaction while cats are independent and aloof. The most generous thing one can say about both characterizations is that they are gross generalizations not supported when one observes many individual animals. Better,…

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On Thursday, May 9, Proterra and the Burlingame Citizens Environmental Council were joined by Burlingame Mayor Donna Colson, Vice Mayor Emily Beach and members of the City Council to support Bay Area Bike to Work Day and promote zero-emission transportation. An Energizer Station was set up a…

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Little Laelia Margaret Steinberg arrived just in time for Mother’s Day at Sequoia Hospital. Laelia is the first child of Erinn and Scott Steinberg, who were delighted by the timing. It was especially significant for Erinn, as it is also National Nurses Week — she is a Registered Nurse in the…

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Nurses from Mission Hospice & Home Care during National Nurses Week: Colin Crabtree, Susi Mickelsen, Lydia Claesson, Christine Duncan, Ruth Fullmer, Jennifer Caucutt, Nancy Cavallero, Maymay Ocampo, Kay Coskey, Elisabeth Craig, Elle James, Mary Peart, Lori Orlando, Kathy Stults, Gabriell…

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Wedding dresses from the San Mateo County History Museum’s Millie Collection of Vintage Clothing will be modeled at Wedding Fashions Throughout Time, presented at the San Mateo County Historical Museum in Redwood City at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 18. Here Pat Yulo practices tossing her bouquet wh…

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Harry Costa, of the San Bruno Lions Club at his ‘Just Things’ shop on San Mateo Avenue where he takes in donated eyeglasses. Refractive errors can be easily corrected with eyeglasses, yet millions living in low and middle income countries lack access to basic eye care services. Lions collect…

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Dina Tozzini of San Carlos celebrated her 100th birthday on Friday, May 3. Dina loves to sing and was happy to celebrate with her son and daughter-in-law Leslie and her new friends living at San Carlos Elms.

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Shay McNamara, left, and Deano Roberts bring their car off the track at the 2019 Woodside Soapbox Derby held at the Town Center in Woodside on May 5. Their car was a tribute to ‘cloud computing’ in Silicon Valley, and won First Place in the Most Original Car category.

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On Saturday, April 20, David Grabel, Xian Chen, Claudia Sarconi and Kelly Yeung planted a cherry tree on Radio Road in Redwood Shores as part of a CityTrees (citytrees.org) Arbor Day project, sponsored by California ReLeaf. The group planted 29 trees in the area. Joining eight members of the…

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Eight elementary schools from Burlingame (six public, two parochial) sent their top three finalists from their own individual school contests to compete at the 11th annual Burlingame Lions Citywide Spelling Bee April 30, at the Lions Hall in Burlingame.

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American Legion riders Gary Shweid, Thomas Day and George Smith repaired the graffiti on a pillar at Golden Gate National Cemetery along El Camino Real.

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The Magnolia of Millbrae, a senior retirement community, held its 20th anniversary for residents. All celebrated in style with an afternoon casino, Moulin Rouge cabaret lounge show and a five-course French dining experience, including a patisserie.

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Damaris Bonner, of Notre Dame de Namur University, was named a Newman Civic Fellow by Campus Compact, for her work tutoring students in the San Mateo-Foster City Elementary School District. Campus Compact is a nonprofit which recognizes excellence in higher education. As part of her fellowsh…

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TheatreWorks Silicon Valley opens The Legendary Vault during its April 27 fundraiser, allowing guests to view hundreds of props and costume pieces. TheatreWorks Board members (left to right) Rose Hau, Sarah Donaldson and Ronald Hayden have a little fun with some of the treasures found in the…

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The community gathered and applauded on April 11 as Jay Katz of El Granada received the Richard Rampton Volunteer of the Year Award at the Ombudsman Services of San Mateo County, Inc. Volunteer Recognition Luncheon at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Foster City. Also honored were all of the 35 Vol…

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Roosevelt Elementary School hosted last month a Maker Madness Challenge, during which students participated in design challenges such as building popsicle bridges supporting the weight of textbooks and building catapults that launch Ping-Pong balls.

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Belmont Dream Dinners gathered more than 300 volunteers at Hillsdale High School to package 50,000 meals for underprivileged communities. The meals will be distributed throughout the county and abroad through the Friends & Family Community Connection, which accommodates communities needi…

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The Burlingame Elementary School District is seeking nominations for the H. Jay Burns Award, recognizing volunteers who contributed to local schools. Nominees should exhibit service at the district for a substantial period of time, improve the education for students and demonstrate leadership.

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TransForm’s Chris Lepe, regional policy manager (center); Shireen Malekafzali, senior manager for policy, planning and equity (left); and Jo Ann Prompongsatorn, interim co-executive director were lauded by Sustainable San Mateo County for the organization’s focus on promoting walkable commun…

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The South San Francisco Unified School District was named the only district-wide winner of the Green Schools Award from the U.S. Green Building Council, which recognizes energy efficient school campuses.

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Skylawn Funeral Home & Memorial Park in San Mateo celebrated Ching Ming with performances by Chinese lion dancers to scare away ‘bad’ spirits and traditional blessings from Buddhist and Taoist monks. The ancient Chinese grave-sweeping ritual is conducted each spring to honor the memory o…

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From left to right, Gustavo Rangel, Gloria and Sam Malouf, owners of Sam Malouf Authentic Luxury in Burlingame, and Fashion Designer Jason Wu were in attendance at the San Francisco Ballet’s VIP dinner at Ken Fulk’s Magic Factory in San Francisco on March 19. The dinner was part of a three d…

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Sares Regis pledged to donate $37,000 to SchoolForce, the organization benefiting schools in the Belmont-Redwood Shores Elementary School District. The donation comes following development of the Ashton, a luxury condominium project from the residential builder which granted a $3,500 check t…

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Washington Elementary School in Burlingame hosted its annual STEM Fair last month, during which students showcased their projects with learning walls, presentation boards and digital media. The event included a chance for students to present their projects to judges who offered feedback.

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The South San Francisco High School color guard was accepted into Winter Guard International, a top competition for teams across the world. The team made it to the finals at the event hosted in Las Vegas, outscoring any other high school in Northern California. The JV team also won NorCal ch…

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Commuters at the Hillsdale Caltrain station in San Mateo got homemade cookies from members of the San Mateo branch of the American Association of University Women Tuesday in honor of Equal Pay Day, a day set aside to recognize that most women in the United States had to work all last year an…

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Members of the San Mateo Consolidated Fire Department’s Community Emergency Response Team practice using a fire extinguisher on Saturday, March 23. This is the first graduating CERT class since the cities of San Mateo, Belmont and Foster City officially merged their fire departments to creat…

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Serra High School’s Fund a Dream Scholarship Benefit raised more than $1 million for students on financial aid. The event was emceed by San Mateo County Manager Mike Callagy, a Serra alumnus. Tom Brady Sr. was this year’s keynote speaker. He is pictured with his wife, Galynn. Tom spoke about…

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San Mateo County Supervisor Dave Pine, left, and Mike McCord, chair of the Citizens Environmental Council of Burlingame, right, congratulate the students who won awards in three age categories at the second annual CEC Student Film Festival on Tuesday,March 19. They are, from left, Cole Fletc…

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Students from Roosevelt Elementary School in Burlingame participating in the Maker Madness Challenges launch ping pong balls at targets in the school gym. The event is based on the NCAA’s March Madness and lasts over a month. Every two weeks, students receive a new challenge and have one wee…

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Beverley Siri-Borelli and Ron Borelli of San Mateo were among those who celebrated Smuin Contemporary Ballet's Silver Anniversary March 3 at The Galleria in San Francisco. The Smuin Gala raised a record-setting $620,000 for the acclaimed company.

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Menlo-Atherton High School is hosting a student performance of ‘The Man Who Came To Dinner,’ at the campus performing arts center this weekend and next. Friday and Saturday shows will begin 7 p.m., and Sunday matinees will begin 2 p.m. Tickets at $10 for students and teacher and $15 for gene…

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Montera Espinosa, who graduated from Menlo School, was named to the dean’s list at Carroll College.

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Sabrina Bermudez, of South San Francisco, was named to the dean’s list at Seton Hall University.

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The city of Burlingame celebrated its 40th year of being a ‘Tree City USA’ at the annual Arbor Day event at Washington Park Tennis Courts. Five magnolia trees were planted to commemorate the day. Pictured are, from left to right, Cal Fire Forrester Greg Dion, Vice Mayor Emily Beach, Councilm…

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Helena Landels, Jackson Bae, Trent Haithcox, Sam Stabinsky and Emily Mannion, of the San Carlos Elementary School District, were honored as part of California’s All-State Junior High School Band, while Gavin Danek was selected as part of the All-State Junior High Concert Band. The students w…