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Are you in favor of sending your kids back to school this fall?

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I, like most people, am not a big fan of wearing masks. They remind me of painting or going under the house. Wearing one is stuffy. I’d rather not wear one.

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Most of the world’s major religious traditions teach some variation of the Golden Rule, the same rule many kids learn in kindergarten: Treat others as you want to be treated. At the root of this common moral principle lie two fundamental recognitions. Despite our myriad differences, we all w…

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We all want things to happen faster than they do, and that applies to the information we consume.

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At the state and federal legislative levels, it is normal course of business to pass bills that contain many and varied topics. I am sure it is done for expediency. This is not usually the case at the local level. At the city council level, generally resolutions that contain multiple parts a…

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“We may believe that we make informed decisions about our food choice, but we cannot do so if we are oblivious to the ways food companies influence our choices.” — Marion Nestle, “Food Politics.”

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On behalf of the San Mateo Police Activities League Board of Directors, we extend our deepest gratitude to the men and women of the San Mateo Police Department for their continued efforts to serve our PAL kids and their families during these exceptionally challenging times.

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“Four ideological roots are the bedrock of each political party that governs our nation — believe it or not, you each identify with one of them.” That is what my Political Theory Professor at Howard University said to my class. The professor continued to describe each ideological root: moder…

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The Supreme Court last week needlessly poked a hole in Thomas Jefferson’s “wall of separation between church and state.” By a 5-4 vote, the court ruled in a case from Montana that if a state provides a tax break that benefits students at a secular private school, it must include private reli…

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For those of us who have obeyed all the rules and more so. Who wear a mask whenever we are outside. Who social distance whenever we are near someone and we are hardly ever near anyone other than close family members. Who have sheltered in place for so long we don’t know if we can ever get cl…

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America is confronting an unprecedented “trifecta” that is dominating our daily headlines: A COVID-19 pandemic, a deep recession and most recently the murder of an unarmed black man by law enforcement, illustrative of systemic racism and injustice that has spawned a season of multiracial pro…

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“There is no better way for America to meet its challenges at home and abroad than by being realistic, by remaining faithful to truth, but not living with illusions and by working to perfect an imperfect society.” — Haynes Johnson, “Sleepwalking Through History.”

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In advance of Memorial Day, I wrote a column titled, “Let us not forget.” Of all the columns I have written to date for the Journal, this one has received the greatest number of responses from readers. All were positive except for one and to it, I have no comment.

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Glimmers of hope are appearing in unexpected places. It flickers in hearts and minds long darkened by disillusionment and despair. Will this country and its people finally be willing to wrestle with the twisted lie of racial superiority that has deformed our consciousness and culture for hun…

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While most of the November election will be focused on the presidential race, there will be important local measures to consider and local candidates to be elected.

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Responding to the ongoing health and economic crisis resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic has required the San Mateo County government to work with the public, nonprofit and private sectors in the collaborative and unified way that we are well known for. Our hospitals, cities, schools, busin…

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Here I sit, glass of wine in hand, listening to Dobie Gray’s “Drift Away” playing on the stereo and watching the sun setting beyond the crashing waves of the Pacific Ocean. Unfortunately, this isn’t an experience I can get in Redwood City. But it’s still possible to get away to relaxing plac…

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Born from Twitter threads, hours of data collection, communication between college students and a common goal of rethinking law enforcement as we know it, No Cop Money CA was formed to make politicians pledge that they would stop taking contributions from police unions. As for the money most…

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Have your purchases been weird lately too? We bought an exercise bike. An iPad for school, even though we said we would never ever get one. We tried to buy a trampoline, but there’s a shortage. Everybody knows about toilet paper shortages, but did you know about trampolines? Freezers too.

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We are living in times filled with deep pain and heartache. If it wasn’t enough to live through the COVID-19 pandemic, we have been reawakened to the pandemic of systemic racism that has been present in our country for generations. It is overwhelming and unbearable. As many of our faith trad…