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Do you support Measure RR, an eighth-cent sales tax increase to help fund Caltrain?

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What if I told you that your mind has the power to restore the functions of your human body? You might be a skeptic, but science supports my proposition to some degree. Since the 1920s, psychiatrists and scientists have conducted a series of clinical trials involving patients who were treate…

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Hard to believe that come November, Jerry Hill, who has represented us as a councilmember, supervisor, assemblyman and state senator, will become a private citizen. After 30 years in public office and a long list of accomplishments, I wanted to know the secret of getting things done in Sacra…

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Years ago, when my wife and I moved here, Redwood City seemed an ideal place in which to raise children. In addition to its many wonderful public parks, Redwood City had countless other places where, together as a family, we could have fun. Malibu Golf and Games was a particular favorite, an…

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Throughout the past few weeks, the California wildfires have caused the state’s air to move all around the Air Quality Index. Our sky became viral worldwide for its dark orange haze, an eerie “Sixth Extinction” sensation, as a massive layer of smoke blanketed the Bay Area and covered houses …

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The timing is poor but the need is clear. The San Mateo-Foster City Elementary School District is asking voters for a $409 million bond measure that will cost property owners $30 per $100,000 assessed value and garner about $27 million a year for 15 years.

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The San Bruno Park Elementary School District has been through a lot in recent years. A revolving door of superintendents, declining enrollment and revenue, board dysfunction. This most recent era is a sad legacy following a prior era of fiscal mismanagement and personality politics that end…

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San Carlos’ city budget will be reviewed for approval at the next council meeting Sept. 28. The city has been operating under a continuing budget resolution since July 1 (when the fiscal year begins) because COVID-19 delayed its normal budget cycle.

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Have you seen them? The signs? No, not the “Biden-Harris 2020” signs. Not too many of those around, not even in liberal San Francisco. No, I mean the “We Believe” signs. Actually, I think a lot of people who have put them out would have posted a Biden sign — but knowing what a poor candidate…

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I remember exactly where I was the fateful day that my world seemed to be ending. I was sitting in the Isla Vista Pizza My Heart with my buddy, drinking cheap beer and watching the Mavericks play the Nuggets. Just another normal afternoon in the life of a college student.

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Nancy Pelosi must be supremely confident of a sweeping Democratic victory on Nov. 3. How else to explain why she refuses to compromise on a coronavirus relief bill when President Trump is aching for her to accept another $1.5 trillion?

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It used to be that hardly anyone paid attention to what was happening at the community college district. Few if any members of the public attended their meetings. And it received little mention in the press except for occasional routine news stories. Now the district is making sensational he…

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About a month ago, I wrote a column in which I estimated how much affordable housing Redwood City will be expected to provide over the next decade, given some state-level numbers that, I believe, have yet to filter their way down to the city level. In that column I estimated that, by 2030, R…

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By most accounts, Rod Hsiao has been a solid representative on the San Mateo County Board of Education for the past 14 years. He does his homework, thinks creatively and always looks for new ways to serve this county’s youth.

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As the sun sets this Friday evening, Jews around the world will celebrate Rosh Hashanah — the beginning of the Jewish New Year. What is typically a joyous, contemplative communal observance, marked by shared meals, sweet round Challah bread and apples dipped in honey, will be complicated, as…

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For many reasons — expected massive voter turnout, a lengthy ballot requiring many voters to seek input on down-ballot races and an energized electorate — this could be an election in which the endorsements by the San Mateo County Democratic Party could be important and impactful.