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Are you prepared for a major earthquake?

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As I’m out and about I try to pay attention to our traffic patterns, hoping to perceive some magic solution that will alleviate today’s heavy traffic. Unfortunately, I have yet to come up with any such solution. Short of requiring everyone to drive less — which is completely antithetical to …

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In today’s world, consumerism is one of the strongest forces influencing us in our daily lives. We think our lives are better if we have the latest fashions, handbags, cars and smartphones. This belief has spread so much that now, many people associate increased happiness with owning more ma…

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I know I was not the only one who breathed a sigh of relief when it was announced that Draeger’s in downtown San Mateo was not closing with the announcement the building was sold.

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The news Stanford University continues to push for approval of 3.5 million square feet of new development without addressing community impacts reveals a stubborn and outdated belief that what’s best for Stanford is what’s best — period.

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I remember the first time a teacher mentioned to me that they worked a second job in the evenings and weekends to afford rent. Unfortunately, this has become a reality for many faculty and staff living in San Mateo County.

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“Shame is the feeling that lets us know we have gone too far. Shame lets us know we are fallible and prone to make mistakes, that we don’t know it all. This helps us develop the modesty that keeps us from he kind of arrogance and absolution that sabotage moral decision making.” — John Bradsh…

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I am deeply humbled by the opportunity to voice my opinion in the Daily Journal. For the last five years, that opportunity has opened doors to speaking engagements, community functions, thoughtful response letters to the editor, invitations to dinners and functions, and thought-provoking dis…

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This November, voters in San Mateo, Foster City and the San Mateo Highlands will select two out of three candidates for the elementary board. It’s too bad there are not three openings because all of the candidates are amazing and belong on the board. If not now, then sometime very soon. In t…

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Although some of Redwood City’s greatest assets are its port and its connection to the Bay, many of us don’t often spend much, if any, time along Redwood City’s waterfront. This part of the city can be a great place to walk or just relax, with multiple places where you can get on the water i…

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“Fight for freedom. Stand with Hong Kong.” Daryl Morey, the general manager of the Houston Rockets, tweeted that message on Friday, Oct. 4. It’s a sentiment that should command broad support in the United States, and throughout the free world.

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“Ours is a culture careening out of control, with violence everywhere we turn.” — Lt. Col. Dave Grossman, “Stop Teaching Our Kids to Kill.”

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