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Of these Peninsula cities, which is the cleanest?

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If it seems as if the punch lists for Measure M renovation projects in the Burlingame Elementary School District was just completed, that’s because they were. And if it seems as if the district is quickly asking for more community investment, that’s because it is.

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“I have been to the mountaintop … and I have seen the promised land. I may not get there with you.” These were some of the last recorded sentiments of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at a local church in Memphis on April 3, 1968 — the night before he was fatally shot. King had received numerous d…

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In November of 2019, a revised vision was unveiled for the publicly owned land at the north end of Burlingame, a parcel of 6.42 acres under the jurisdiction of the Peninsula Health Care District. Clearly the new plan has moved the needle in the direction of the public good. But there is stil…

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The first African American to be awarded the American Meteorological Society Seal of Approval for Excellence in Television Weathercasting was not a man but a woman. Her career included working at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission and the N…

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Redwood City’s Caltrain station is one of the busiest in the system, and for many years it was a key part of my weekday commute. Back in the early 1990s, my daily visits enabled me to watch as the current incarnation of our transit center was constructed, along with the Sequoia Station shopp…

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Religious disputes are nothing new to Americans or the global community. As long as religion itself has existed, there have been innumerable debates as to what is the “right way” to worship and be religious or even who to worship altogether. One group in San Mateo is working to minimize the …

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Once again acknowledging the growing number of homeless in the state, California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced last week approximately $1 billion to target the issue.

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The advance of digital technology is creating new ethical challenges across society, and here we go again in the battle between law enforcement and the privacy of encrypted cell phones in a democracy.

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Among the many inspiring displays at the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington is a statue of U.S. Olympic athletes Tommie Smith and John Carlos thrusting their clenched fists into the air as they received their gold and bronze medals at the 1968 Olympics in M…

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What is clear to those of us who delve into regional politics and imagery is this: San Francisco doesn’t think anyone else matters. San Jose can’t understand why it doesn’t matter.

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“All power is a trust and we are accountable for its exercise.” — Disraeli.

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Senate Bill 50 has been introduced by the California Legislature for the third time. This housing bill is a takeover of our cities’ zoning power by the state. The bill will be voted on very soon.

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In 2009, in the city of San Francisco, Uber was founded as UberCab by Garret Camp. Camp was a software engineer who saw a need for people to have more affordable options for getting around. His eye-opening experience was with a New Year’s Eve party. Wanting to stay safe and do the right thin…

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The 2020 Census gets underway soon and it’s critical that every person living in the county is counted to secure federal funding for medical services, including clinics and children’s health insurance, housing, emergency preparedness, nutrition programs, infrastructure and a host of other services.

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The national census is this April. You can fill out the form online, by phone or mail. If you do not respond, the Census Bureau will collect the information in person in May.

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One of the great things about living in California is our ability to get to the ocean, the mountains or the desert. California is a land of extremes, and that is one reason why so many are attracted to the state.

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My role as an identical twin has been part of my identity since birth. Born 12 minutes apart from each other, my twin sister and I have been inseparable from the start. As a result, the first question people ask us is “What is it like being an identical twin?” My past replies were always qui…

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If a Hollywood producer ordered up these images, they might be dismissed as too dramatic: orange skies; ash-filled rain; fire tornadoes; flames jumping as high as 230 feet; people huddling for shelter on the beach. Australia’s wildfires are a disaster on a scale hard to fathom, charring an a…

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Puerto Rico is now dealing with the aftermath of a powerful 5.8 earthquake and equally powerful aftershocks. Casualties are low, and electrical power is slowly returning. But the quakes are just the latest natural disasters to cripple the U.S. commonwealth.

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