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Unless you’ve found an inflation-free rock to live under, chances are you’ve noticed that a gallon of gas now costs more than the average Starbucks coffee. Rising fuel prices are challenging commuters, minimum-wage employees, and families across the Bay Area, but one group is emerging relati…

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Before it was passed, California’s Senate Bill 9, which allows for lot splits and the addition of second homes to properties zoned single-family residential, was the subject of much conversation and consternation — particularly among owners of single-family homes. But now that it is law, Red…

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There are three open seats on the Redwood City Council, and one is uncontested. That one is for District 5 and will be filled by Kaia Eakin, who has yet to hold elected office. Vice Mayor Diana Reddy is redistricted out, and Mayor Giselle Hale is opting not to run again. This means two stron…

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The politics of Daly City always have been more rough-and-tumble than that of its genteel neighbors to the south. This week, the self-proclaimed “Gateway to the Peninsula” reached what may have been a new level.

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The landmark Inflation Reduction Act, enacted last month, is simultaneously the most significant U.S. climate legislation and not nearly enough to put the issue to rest.

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The contradictions along the Peninsula continue, seemingly without an end in sight. In spite of cries of alarm about a lack of available water supplies, fears of imminent sea-level rise and associated flooding, ongoing traffic congestion and a lack of available housing, plans for ever more o…

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A few weeks into August of this year, I got a call from oldest brother. Mom had taken a fall and was in the hospital. Next steps were uncertain but she wouldn’t be going back to her apartment any time soon. They were researching care facilities where she might mend and be given care. After a…

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The Hillsdale Shopping Center and the Bohannons have always played a major role in the city of San Mateo as a mega local company and an important source of income. The late Francis Bohannon used to attend council meetings and study sessions herself even though she had numerous staff to play …

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Even though I’ve only had 16 birthdays thus far (technically 17 as of today!), I have already had amazing ones and awful ones and everything in between. Birthdays mean different things to different people at different points in their lives, but recognizing birthdays in some way has become an…

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Richa Awasthi has hit her stride as this year’s Foster City mayor. When she first ran for the council four years ago, she was impressive with her wide breadth of knowledge and interest in the ins and outs of the city’s governance and surrounding areas. That has only grown in her time on the …

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It is always reassuring when a candidate for office — in this case, San Jose mayoral candidate Matt Mahan — sends out a message that begins: “I want to be totally honest with you.”

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Trustee Noelia Corzo and I both ran for office because we wanted to do things differently and we wanted better outcomes. Our Superintendent, Diego Ochoa, joined the San Mateo-Foster City School District to bring his data-driven, equity-centered leadership to impact student outcomes. Together…

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The U.S. population is growing older, and that is especially apparent in our local community. According to California Department of Finance population projections, San Mateo County will grow by more than 150,000 residents 65 and older by 2050. As the population increases, their needs increas…

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At 10:15 p.m. one night in 1982 I stepped outside the gate of Osan Air Base in Korea to head to my “hooch” (apartment). The Yakimandu lady was outside. She recognized me and waved a freshly fried package of dumplings at me. I gave her a few thousand Won (around a dollar’s worth of Korean cur…