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What do you think of the recommendation to wear masks in public?

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If you need further evidence on how topsy-turvy things are right now, Assemblyman Marc Berman, D-Palo Alto, reports not only is nearly all legislation essentially on hold but his Sacramento staff is now charged with assisting his district staff.

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How many are under quarantine? How many have sheltered in place? How many new cases of COVID-19 are there today that we know about, not to mention countless others that we don’t? Most importantly, how many lives have been lost with tens of thousands more hanging in the breach? These counting…

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I hear things. I see things. I think things. I write them down. I put them here.

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I’ve always thought that there is one day of the year where everything is magical and nothing else matters. It’s Opening Day, which would have been celebrated tomorrow afternoon as the Giants’ home opener at Oracle Park. It’s the one day of the year so sacred and so special that you can look…

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“There are some people that if they don’t know, you can’t tell them.” — Louis Armstrong.

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To be tested for the coronavirus, you have to have symptoms of COVID-19. Demand for the PCR test has exceeded the supply, forcing health care providers to limit testing. With a death rate at least 10 times the flu, concern about being infected is understandable. But testing only the sick is …

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Within 21 days, roughly 165 million Americans have lost more than $1.3 trillion in retirement savings vested in the stock market. Decades of hard-earned, accumulated savings from wage-earnings have vanished amid the COVID-19 panic. Real estate markets have dried up. Global markets are in a t…

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The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically upended all of our lives, and sometimes it can feel like everything is out of our control. But in this very unique moment, every household in San Mateo County has the ability to generate tens of thousands of dollars for your family, and your community, …

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Everyone has to take responsibility to follow the rules if this is going to work. That’s everyone starting with you and me, our neighbors locally, countywide, regionwide, statewide and across the county. That includes all of our elected officials from the president, governors, our representa…

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After nearly two weeks of being under a countywide shelter-in-place order, my household has settled into a somewhat comfortable, if dull, routine. These days I look forward to things such as the mail delivery, taking out the trash or balancing the checkbook. Yesterday’s highlight was going o…

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On March 12, Superintendent Kevin Skelly decided to close all high schools in the San Mateo Union High School District for two weeks. Recently, California Gov. Gavin Newsom said that public schools would likely remain closed for the rest of the school year. Many schools across the world, let…

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In a relatively brief period, the coronavirus has completely shifted our society. Officials are moving to battle an invisible enemy and all of us are finding new ways to do even the most basic of things.

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A mere week ago, we were all reviewing the Bay Area “Shelter in Place” orders and trying to understand exactly what they meant for our daily lives. Some of us have transitioned to working from home, others have been furloughed or lost jobs altogether, and many of us are trying to figure out …

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It’s a good thing I find myself amusing, because laughing at myself is pretty much the main way I have passed the time, here in the splendid isolation of the Great Pandemic of 2020. Intent on buying something online, scheduled for delivery in mid-May, I went downstairs to get my wallet. I re…

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Juanita Mesa risked injury, starvation and even death to walk here from war-torn Guatemala, determined to bring up her future children safe from the threat of murder. Now an early educator, she helps children prepare for school success.

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“Eating in America is like swimming in a tsunami. The best of intentions get pulled under by massive forces.” — Kelly D. Brownell, “Food Fight.”

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When I was a kid growing up, taking notice of political events was the furthest thing from my mind. One thing happened, however, that even as a kid, I could not ignore. It was the tectonic shift in U.S. policy toward the People’s Republic of China. It happened in 1972 when Richard  Nixon was…

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Everyone is trying to do their part. Twenty days ago, my organization, the San Mateo County Economic Development Association, or SAMCEDA, was finalizing its annual Innovators-Awards of Excellence event designed to showcase companies in San Mateo County at the forefront of innovation.

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The good news is that people are pulling together during this Covid-19 crisis. Samaritan House and your local nonprofit organizations are here to help. To do it, we will need your help and your understanding.

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As we are holed up in our dwellings, feeling sorry for ourselves, worried about our friends and children and what's worse whether the nation will survive (it will); and for those who have lost jobs and are worried about feeding their family or themselves or paying rent; or for those who live…

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