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On a recent Memorial Day, people gather to remember fallen veterans at Golden Gate National Cemetery in San Bruno. Because of the shelter-in-place orders instituted to combat COVID-19, no such celebrations are planned for this year.

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As the county enters Phase 2 of a slow reopen, some Redwood City merchants have turned to curbside pickup as a welcomed addition to business while others say the service comes with too many health hoops. 

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The reopening of beach parking lots and restrooms on the coastside of San Mateo County — some overseen by local jurisdictions and others by the state — has not been a simple process as one might expect.

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Meeting veterans where they live plays a vital role for outreach at the San Mateo County Veteran Services Office but, with sheltering orders forcing communities indoors, staff has had to rapidly transition to digital capabilities to keep military personnel from slipping through the cracks. 

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A San Mateo police officer is back on the job two years after a serious car crash caused him to lose a portion of his leg.

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My car has been getting great mileage during the solitary confinement we are all living with, mainly because, like the old Duke Ellington song says, it doesn’t “get around much anymore.” With the freeway jams of today, my car’s idleness is a plus. Looking backward in history’s rear view mirr…

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Every Saturday and Tuesday, during a brief three-hour window, a quiet neighborhood street tucked next to the Highway 101 Peninsula Avenue exit in San Mateo temporarily becomes the most popular spot in town. Between 9 a.m. and noon, KitchenTown, a small food business incubator created six yea…

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Half Moon Bay councilmembers want beach parking lots reopened and restrictions on beach access lifted this week, but the moves won’t be made until next weekend at the earliest.

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Debra French is the new superintendent at the Millbrae Elementary School District, according to officials who hired the school chief to fill the void left by her predecessor’s resignation. 

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For a preview of the future of office work, watch how the biggest tech companies are preparing for a post-pandemic world.

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The Pleasanton-based chain Specialty’s Cafe and Bakery closed its doors this week, but before the business bid its final farewell, it offered one last treat to its customers Thursday at its warehouse in Redwood City.

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A restaurant owner pleaded guilty to two criminal charges in federal court in San Francisco on Thursday and agreed to cooperate with U.S. prosecutors in an ongoing corruption case against the city’s former public works director.

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Residents are taking advantage of loosened testing requirements in San Mateo County, as many more coronavirus examinations are occurring at new examination sites.

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The effort to bring outdoor dining to San Mateo while COVID-19 restrictions are in effect is moving forward, and participating restaurants will likely be allowed to serve alcohol in addition to food.

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San Bruno residents received their first chance to review the most recent iteration of a resurrected and revised housing development proposed at a central shopping center.

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Despite some new concern about the future of mass transit and its use in a post-coronavirus world, the Redwood City Council pushed forward with an effort to gather community feedback on the development of a downtown transit district this week.

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A South San Francisco woman has been charged with child abuse for allegedly assaulting her 13-year-old godson following a party in a mobile home park, according to District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe.

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With overhead costs like rent and utilities piling on and two months of tight restrictions keeping people out of storefronts, Redwood City restaurant owners have turned to public assistance programs to fill the void left by absent patrons. 

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San Mateo County officials examined plans to build a robust program tracking the contacts of those exposed to the coronavirus, with an expectation that an ample work crew will play a critical role in further reopening society.

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The San Mateo City Council Monday formally placed a citizen initiative limiting building height and density on the November ballot and then unanimously opposed it.

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A San Mateo man was arrested Sunday for allegedly molesting his 11-year-old stepdaughter, according to District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe.

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A 91-year-old woman graduated from Notre Dame de Namur University in Belmont this month, making her the school’s oldest undergraduate of record and one of the oldest people in the world to earn a bachelor’s degree.

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Despite concerns about the bleak financial forecast from Gov. Gavin Newsom in the most recent state budget proposal, local education officials are attempting to stay hopeful about the future.

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A depleted personal protective equipment supply chain has left dentistry personnel scrambling to prepare for an increase of patients after the California Department of Public Health gave physicians the yellow light to begin less urgent procedures.

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A resident on the 500 block of Spindrift Way in Half Moon Bay reported his car was broken into and that three people in a red Honda Civic fled the scene early Monday morning. Two were arrested after being stopped in Pacifica, according to the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office.

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A gas main leak in San Mateo on Monday was capped after briefly forcing nearby residents to shelter in place, police said.

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A relief fund established in March by San Mateo County to assist residents, businesses and nonprofit groups affected by the novel coronavirus health emergency has grown steadily through public support.

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Frustrated and aggravated with state transportation officials who have showed little regard for a local development plan at the train station, Millbrae officials plotted to express their deep dismay.

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Burlingame’s budget is beaten but not broken by the global pandemic, according to officials who examined the income losses brought by a weakened economy.

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To help close the budget deficit brought on by the COVID-19 crisis, Half Moon Bay has eliminated six positions, resulting in five layoffs, and all department heads have agreed to a 10% pay cut.

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The Express Lanes project on Highway 101 is at least two weeks ahead of schedule due to the reduction of traffic brought on by the COVID-19 crisis.

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After celebrating two record years of revenue for the Port of Redwood City, staff and commissioners are optimistic for its future despite a slowdown in construction due to COVID-19. 

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Caltrain’s Hillsdale station in San Mateo closed Saturday, and could remain closed for up to six months to accommodate work on the 25th Avenue grade separation project, the transit agency said.