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We take a break for the usual campaign nonsense to bring you a whole new kind of nonsense: The winners of our traditional Political Beanbag Awards, which we just made up, and is named for 19th century newspaper columnist Mr. Dooley’s observation: “Politics ain’t beanbag.”

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Some things are sacred. Count the $1.50 hot dog at Costco as one of them. It’s often a pleasant, affordable reward for shopping at one of the cavernous warehouse stores where excess inventory and overwhelming quantities of everything from toothpaste to Cheerios are king.

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Where did I read, “June is bursting out all over and it’s only May.” Isn’t June when summer is supposed to start? If you’re like me and have been reading all the columns about the candidates, you’re ready for elections to be over and summer to begin. Maybe you’re weary by now of Rudy Espinoz…

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We went to what I thought was a fundraiser for President Joe Biden. Instead, it was a book tour for his sister Valerie Biden Owens.

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Ruth Whitfield, 86, was returning home from visiting her husband in a nursing home and stopped at the Tops Friendly Market in Buffalo, New York to shop for groceries. This was a daily ritual for her.

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These days it seems you cannot walk or drive through any part of the county without seeing signs posted in front of residences and businesses, and on random street corners, championing the candidacy of this or that person for a particular city or county office. Indeed, you needn’t even leave…

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As a graduating senior, I can tell you with utmost honesty that balance is the most difficult thing to maintain as a student — the delicate equilibrium that must be kept between academics, sports, clubs, jobs, internships, a social life, and (hopefully) a decent sleep schedule. And we must a…

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Anyone who has a house that is midcentury or older knows there is always need for upgrades and repair. While some of us can live with things a bit longer than we should, that’s not always the best and safest way when it comes to our schools.

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In the race for sheriff, although contentious, there should have been two professionals competing for the top law enforcement office in the county in a civil and cordial manner. But, that hasn’t been the case. Allegations of misogyny, sexism, misinformation and abuse of power have come to li…

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The schools of the Belmont-Redwood Shores School District are known for their quality. Test scores are good, classroom experiences are positive and students have access to counselors, specialists and great programs like music and art.

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The race for the 21st Assembly District seat between San Mateo Councilmember Diane Papan and Redwood City Councilmember Giselle Hale is growing increasingly, bitterly, controversial.

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The last decade has not been kind to Notre Dame de Namur University. The tiny Belmont institution, formerly known as the College of Notre Dame, has been shrinking inexorably, buffeted by a host of problems, ranging from declining enrollment and unsustainable fiscal challenges to the forced c…