Daily Journal Poll Question

How happy are you living in the Bay Area?

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My wife and I spent our Thanksgiving in San Diego, with my parents, my siblings and their spouses, and nearly all of their (and our) children. For nearly four days, I was surrounded by some 30 of my closest relatives. It was a truly delightful time, and for them I am deeply thankful.

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“Now, more than ever, journalism matters.” The slogan of the 2019 Journalism Education Association and National Scholastic Press Association (JEA/NSPA) convention is one that won’t be soon forgotten. 

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In a moment of weakness, I clicked on the marketing email. You may have too. They come in hot and heavy right about now. New wool socks! Check out this deal! Are you prepared for the holiday season? Cyber Monday is here!

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President Trump didn’t jet off to Madrid for this week’s United Nations climateklatsch, but Nancy Pelosi brought a congressional delegation — and a message. “By coming here,” she proclaimed at a news conference, “we want to say to everyone: We’re still in. The United States is still in.”

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“When I get a little money, I buy books; if any is left, I buy food and clothes.” — Erasmus.

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The San Mateo County Community College District is preparing to search for a new chancellor. After the 19-year reign of Ron Galatolo, followed by his still unexplained departure, and then the district attorney executing a search warrant on his office, I hope the board will learn some lessons…

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No offense to the wide audience of Daily Journal readers but today’s column is mostly focused on our young people. It is aimed at those who are starting to question the future of their lives and the career path they may wish to pursue. 

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Amourence Lee was recently appointed to the San Mateo City Council for the one year remaining on Maureen Freschet’s term. Freschet was elected to a four-year term and served four years but the extra year for council was required to meet state election laws (where elections will be held in ev…

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It was during the second day of basic training at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas when our training instructor taught us about the Uniform Code of Military Justice. He quipped just before starting that, until this particular lesson, we could have gotten away with just about anything since w…

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I find it particularly satisfying when, after first learning about a development project, then watching it go through the approval process, and finally following it all the way through construction, I get to step inside and see the finished project. Unfortunately, that happens less often tha…

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This Friday was Black Friday, America’s holiest holiday of discounts, unbeatable deals and camping outside department stores to be the first person in line for something you definitely don’t need. The American consumer is obsessed with getting new things all the time, but our attention span …

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“Forget the past. The future will give you plenty to worry about.” — George Allen Sr.

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Social media monitoring by law enforcement agencies has drawn scrutiny from a coalition of free speech and civil rights groups, raising important questions about privacy as well as oversight of the use of government power.

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The lows of life are almost always marked by a sobering reality check. The occasional bad habit that becomes an unmanageable addiction. A reckless spending spree stopped short by creditors and mounting debt. An unexpected illness or disease and the challenging treatment that ensues. The deat…

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Across the country, a movement away from incarceration has been a rare point of consensus among Americans who can agree on little else.

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Faced with a troubling outbreak of a mysterious vaping-related illness and the skyrocketing use of electronic cigarettes among teens, President Trump announced in September that the Food and Drug Administration would pull flavored electronic-cigarettes from the market, possibly within weeks.

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As a new San Mateo councilmember, I was approached by Mitch Postel, head of the San Mateo County History Museum, to help save the Giannini house. At the time, I had no idea that the famous A.P. Giannini, founder of the Bank of America, had lived in San Mateo or had a home here.

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Given how much walking I do throughout Redwood City, the fact that I’m interested in traffic-related issues may seem somewhat ironic. I do my share of driving, though, and as a pedestrian I’ve had plenty of experiences with our local roads, so I have a personal, as well as a professional, st…

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During World War II, wounded soldiers on the battlefield were dropped off into military hospitals at every second. Working in northern Africa, American surgeon Henry Beecher panicked, as with the scarcity of morphine, it would be a life-or-death situation to perform surgery on gravely injure…

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It’s been an interesting and sometimes feisty week on the Daily Journal opinion page. We led off with longtime columnist Sue Lempert describing the meeting that led to the appointment of Amourence Lee to the City Council. In a separate piece, San Mateo Mayor Diane Papan defended her tie-brea…

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With more days of scorching heat each summer and wildfire smoke filling our skies every fall, there’s no denying that climate change is here. This is not the world we want to be living in, and we certainly don’t want to leave our planet in worse shape for our children.

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