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What do you think of the governor's 10 p.m. curfew for most of the state?

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The COVID pandemic is not getting in the way of trained volunteers who are helping isolated seniors deal with the challenges of aging alone whether it be managing health or mobility issues, caregiving needs and/or grief. The Senior Peer Counseling Program, part of Peninsula Family Service, s…

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The American economy is a wonderful engine of prosperity left to its own devices, and on Tuesday it proved this again with another surge in equity prices that pushed the Dow Jones Industrial Average above 30,000 for the first time. Stock prices rise and fall, but this symbolic milestone of o…

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Shopping has never been a form of entertainment for my wife and I, but we willingly go shopping when we need to. Most often, of course, we’re out shopping for groceries. Our choices as to where we shop has varied over the years, but for a long time, beginning soon after they came to Redwood …

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You’ve got packages of toilet paper stacked in your bathroom closet. And some stashed in the basement. But then you throw some more rolls into your grocery cart, while food shopping. And you’re tempted to add some to your online cart as you take advantage of those Black Friday deals. Just in…

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For years, my late wife and I hosted the family Thanksgiving dinner. Among other things, this involved a very large turkey I would cook on the Weber barbecue, freeing up the kitchen oven for other activities. When I put the turkey on the barbecue, I would call my friends Ben and Porter and a…

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For many of us, this has been a Thanksgiving week like no other. All of us have been asked to forgo gatherings outside of our households for the greater good. For many, this has meant loss of treasured traditions and the joy of being with others. Some of us have also lost far more — liveliho…

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We all get robocalls. We all hate robocalls. But, sometimes a call of this annoying sort can make you sit up straight and take notice even if it’s against your better judgment.

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Every year, the first major rainfall flushes a big pulse of trash pollution from our streets into the nearest creeks and San Francisco Bay. But this year COVID masks and gloves are adding an even bigger toxic load. Discarded personal protective equipment, or PPE, is another impact from the p…

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With each new day, technology insinuates itself further and further into our lives. When confronted with new problems, these days we almost always turn to technology for a solution. Thus, I find it refreshing when a new business pops up that doesn’t rely on technology — especially when that …

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The first two weeks in November had most Americans glued to their TV screens and social media feeds, with blue and red images of the Electoral College map permanently burned into their retinas. Election coverage went on so long that the Chris Cuomo hashtag on Twitter was populated with thirs…

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I know we are all supposed to forgive Gavin Newsom for the French Laundry situation since he apologized but it is still sticking in my craw. We are all human, and all make mistakes. Some of us even make poor judgment calls at times.

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As the 2020 election fades rapidly in the rearview mirror, let’s spend a few more moments assessing what happened before we all hunker down for Thanksdemic, or Pangiving or whatever you want to call a holiday in a year that has tested our capacity for thankfulness. Thankocity. Thankitude.

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The French Laundry up in Yountville isn’t just another good California restaurant. It has the coveted three stars from the real French guys, the Michelin Guide. Chef Thomas Keller has surrounded the place with a three-acre biodynamic garden where he grows most of his vegetables, fruits and h…

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The recent passing of longtime public educator Tom Mohr has received extensive and appropriate coverage in these pages. But one of his most important achievements has not.

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While much of our attention was focused on the coming presidential election and then its muddled aftermath, something else was going on in Texas. Coronavirus infections were soaring to new heights, and it’s so bad in El Paso that the city is locking down. This is a serious change in this ong…

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The violence and chaos of last year’s social unrest prompted complaints about conduct and tactics from both sides. An egregious example was the cyber warfare weapon of doxxing, in which personal details of the victim are exposed for the purposes of intimidation or harassment.

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I once had a student in a fiction writing class who was living in her car. I found out about this by chance when she told me that the reason she’d missed the previous week was because her car had been towed from a parking lot outside a local gym, and it had taken time to eventually get it back.

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Today’s column is an open letter to Mark Zuckerberg and his Facebook team. Like many Americans, I have been a member of Facebook almost since it’s inception. Initially, my reason for joining was to find old friends and to reconnect. It also was a great way to keep in touch with family living…

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James Coleman, in his news release proclaiming victory in a tight race where he defeated Mayor Richard Garbarino, 17-year member of the City Council, declared he was “the youngest, first openly queer, and first democratic socialist to get elected to the South San Francisco City Council.” Har…

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As someone who has been regularly writing about what a truly wonderful asset Redwood City has in its waterfront, I was eager to watch this week’s City Council meeting and see how the councilmembers felt about the proposed Maple Street land swap. That swap, which appears likely to happen, wou…

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As all of the United States was anxiously sitting on the edge of their seat as votes poured in from across the country, I couldn’t help but notice a brief cohesion that occurred, where we all came together to stress over this hotly contested election.

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Now that the tumult of our election is ending, so comes the difficult task of governing. This requires assessing the landscape after the smoke clears and determining a path forward. The terrain shows some rough patches ahead. Nationally, Joe Biden has his work cut out for him in being a pres…

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The election is over, but our country remains deeply and painfully divided. Seeking wisdom from our diverse spiritual traditions, we asked several members of the Peninsula Solidarity Cohort the following question: In this time of high anxiety, intense polarization and ongoing uncertainty in …