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In today’s hectic and highly politicized world, parents have many things they need to worry about concerning their children’s well-being, with one of the most important things being their education.

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He started his talk by saying he wished his mom were here. The speaker, the new prime minister of Israel, Naftali Bennett. His audience a group of American Jews. Bennett says the best gift his parents gave him was his English fluency. His mom, Myrna, a first generation San Franciscan. His fa…

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Each year the American Library Association tracks books that someone somewhere tries to get banned, and compiles a list of the 10 most challenged titles. This year, the most banned book is George, published by Scholastic. Among the complaints against this middle-grade novel is that it “confl…

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On Monday, the Redwood City Council unanimously approved a “shared micromobility” ordinance, setting the rules by which private companies can rent bicycles or scooters (typically electric) to the public on a short-term basis. Accompanying the ordinance is a set of fees that the operator must…

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Since my freshman year, a big whiteboard has stood on my desk covered in goals ranging from getting good grades to excelling in extracurricular activities. But plastered in permanent ink across the bottom lies the biggest dream of all: “Get into college!” it reads in bolded letters.

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More than 20 years ago, a friend invited me to stand on the top of a parking garage to watch the implosion of Geneva Towers in the Visitacion Valley neighborhood of San Francisco. I thought it would be neat to see a building implode. It was.

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My whole life, I’ve been hearing many stupid things that people, for some reason, think it’s OK to say. I get it, sometimes we see things, and we wonder, and we’re curious, but that doesn’t mean it’s OK to say or ask it out loud (or write about it). And some things are just hateful and mean. 

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Candidates chase endorsements. It is one of the earliest and most telling campaign realities: If no one thinks you should run, maybe you should, you know, not.

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Gov. Gavin Newsom has closed the book on the Legislature’s 2021 session by signing 770 bills, many of which exemplify a progressive social agenda.

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In my last two columns, I have told stories about my two sons based upon recent events in their lives. Regarding our oldest, it was about his getting lured into a cycle of drug abuse and addiction. Fortunately, he is now in a treatment program with Teen Challenge and is on the road to recove…

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San Mateo County is one of the most lively and dynamic places in the United States. This isn’t opinion. It’s due in no small part to the spectacular setting, a finger of land framed by the Pacific Ocean and San Francisco Bay. And that land boasts a vibrant mix of urban corridors and quaint s…

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I appreciated Rudy Espinoza Murray’s recent guest perspective on the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors redistricting process. Both Rudy and I serve on the Citizens Advisory Commission appointed to make recommendations on what, if any, changes should be made based on the 2020 census.

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In 1939, before World War II had begun, 937 passengers boarded a ship called the St. Louis to escape the coming genocide, foretold by increasingly harsh laws against Jews and the hatred on display on Kristallnacht (night of broken glass). Destined for Cuba, most of the passengers had legally…

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Although a number of companies are, for now, letting their employees work from home, for some of our area’s largest employers that situation may be short-lived. For instance, Apple just purchased five office buildings in Cupertino that it had been leasing, all near the company’s “Infinite Lo…

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A common response to the environmental crises of today is simply “There is nothing I can do.” A valid belief, considering the magnitude of this issue, but not exactly a constructive one. Luckily, there are students like Arthrav Naidu, a junior at San Mateo High School, who take matters into …

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Home prices on the Peninsula were pretty steady for years. You could pick up a decent two- or three-bedroom starter house anywhere from $5,000 to $35,000 from the 1950s to the ’70s. Of course, people made significantly less back then. Don’t believe me? Ask someone who bought one back then. O…