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Updated 6:10 p.m. A black sport utility vehicle went over the cliff south of the Devil's Slide tunnels on Wednesday afternoon, resulting in at least one fatality. An eyewitness described a terrifying moment leading up to the crash.

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San Mateo County’s revised budget increases spending to $3.8 billion after a windfall of around $90 million worth of state and federal money came through to fund programs that combat the COVID-19 pandemic and restart the local economy.

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Gun stores and cannabis shops were two of the new uses that would have been conditionally allowed in Fairmont Shopping Center’s new development plan discussed at a recent Pacifica Planning Commission meeting, but the commissioners decided not to allow them.

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The California Gubernatorial Recall Election comes to a conclusion on Tuesday, Sept. 14. Ballots were mailed to all voters in California last month, and can be dropped off at drop boxes across the county, including at Half Moon Bay Library and the Pacifica Community Center.

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Beachgoers saw an unusual sight in Linda Mar on Friday morning: A sailboat washed up on the sand.

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Though it is early in plans to build a pair of housing projects in and around Pacifica, a new nonprofit has formed to challenge the development and protect the southern hillsides of the valley along San Pedro Mountain.

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The vast majority of land set aside for residential use on the San Mateo County coast is constrained by single-family zoning, attracting wealthy homeowners looking for large properties and small-town charm.

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Pacific Coast Television honors outstanding members of the community in an annual broadcast known as PCT Honors. This year, the program is virtual at 7 p.m. on Sept. 11 and can be seen by tuning into PCT on Channel 26 in Pacifica or Channel 27 in Half Moon Bay.

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When it comes to preventative medicine for our canine companions, vaccinations are at the top of the list. You should have a conversation with your veterinarian regarding which vaccines your pet needs. A lot of this depends on your dog’s lifestyle and possible exposure risks.

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UPDATED 3:50 p.m., Tuesday: Pacifica Police say a woman fell to her death from the bluffs on a Mori Point Trail on Sunday morning. The San Mateo County Coroner’s Office identified her as 45-year-old Yvonne Rogan from Daly City. 

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A makeshift memorial at Mori Point, containing mementos left by walkers, has to go, said the National Park Service. Golden Gate National Recreation Area, a division of the service, oversees the area where the memorial is located at Mori Point.

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Senate Bill 9, the California Housing Opportunity and More Efficiency Act, passed the California Senate in May and on Thursday passed the Assembly with a bipartisan vote of 45-19. On Monday, the Senate once again passed it through concurrence and sent it on to the governor’s desk for approval.

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Even after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration gave full approval for the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for anyone 16 or older last week, San Mateo County and other local public entities still aren’t mandating vaccination for staff.

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Many classic and new toys can be found at the Magic Toy Box in Eureka Square, but perhaps the most popular toys are the ones that relieve stress, said owner Paige Miller.

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Five fire companies from North County Fire Authority responded to an overnight fire at a homeless encampment on Golden Gate National Recreation property. No structures were threatened and no injuries reported.

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With ballots arriving in the mail earlier this month, the election to decide whether to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom is heating up locally. Democrats and Republicans are campaigning in earnest, hosting events and building support among local voters.

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San Mateo County will begin administering booster shots of the COVID-19 vaccine on Sept. 20, the date recommended by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. County officials say there are enough doses to get shots in arms for everyone who wants a booster.

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On March 17, just nine days after its five-year anniversary, Breaker’s Breakfast, Lunch and Brunch was forced to close. As the pandemic raged, the Rockaway Beach diner’s doors would stay shut for nine months. But even after reopening last fall, the struggle wasn’t over.

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A controversial application for a change in land use has been withdrawn. Iglesia Ni Cristo Church, the owner of the former stables at 650 Cape Breton Drive, withdrew its application Friday for a church within the cafe building on the property, said Deputy Planning Director Christian Murdock.…

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Thirteen cases of COVID-19 have been reported at local schools after they reopened for in-person learning just over a week ago. Two positive cases were identified among students at Hatch Elementary School in Half Moon Bay, two at Ocean Shore Elementary School in Pacifica. There were nine acr…

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The body of a woman who washed ashore in Pacifica in June was identified Tuesday when the San Mateo County Coroner’s Office confirmed the death of Kan Jean Chang Fung. Fung was an 84-year-old San Francisco resident.

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The North Coast County Water District board was expected to vote today to establish new rules aimed at curtailing water waste and ultimately turning off the spigot if scofflaws won’t comply. The effective date would be Aug. 25, after the publication of the ordinance.

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Dog lovers and surfers alike were looking forward to the sixth annual World Dog Surfing Championships scheduled for Aug. 28 at Linda Mar Beach in Pacifica. But organizers last week announced they were postponing the live competition after citing concerns about the contagious delta variant an…

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Tucked away on Rockaway Beach Avenue, despite being less than 200 feet from the sand, Breakers restaurant had not offered outdoor dining until well into the pandemic. Then, with a portion of street parking sectioned off, the small business was able to expand seating and give guests a view of…

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Training is one of the first challenges of pet ownership. The most effective training tool is positive reinforcement. This is the idea that by repeatedly rewarding your pet for certain behaviors, you will reinforce their likelihood to repeat these behaviors.

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The U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention now recommends an extra COVID-19 shot for people with compromised immune systems, but San Mateo County won’t be offering the shots at its clinics. Instead, health officials are recommending immunocompromised people work with their doctors to…

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The Pacifica School District board of directors is accepting candidates to fill an unexpected opening. Jared Steele, who was elected to a school board post in November 2020, moved out of state to attend graduate school, said Heather Olsen, Pacifica School District superintendent.

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The City/County Association of Governments has released its San Mateo County Comprehensive Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan 2021, identifying five high-priority projects across Pacifica, the Midcoast and Half Moon Bay totaling more than 14 miles of bike and pedestrian improvements. The estimated …

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The Pacifica Planning Commission continued a hearing on a controversial home on Talbot Avenue that needed a variance from the Hillside Preservation District provisions for its placement on the lot and for not providing a guest parking as required.

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The San Mateo County coast is a case study in contradictions. Teslas pass tractors on Highway 1. Highly paid executives buy up 6,000-square-foot homes overlooking the Pacific, while minimum-wage workers struggle to pay rent.

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Pacifica Police say an unidentified man brandished a firearm while attempting to rob the Quick Mart on Skyline Boulevard on Thursday night. The man got away but not before being captured on security cameras.

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Updated, Aug. 9: Two cars collided on Highway 1 just south of Crespi Drive on Monday morning, causing injuries and snarling Monday morning traffic.

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Pacifica’s growing cannabis industry was among those that has thus far weathered the pandemic — in part by pivoting from in-store sales to delivery.

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Local water agencies are asking residents on the San Mateo County coast to voluntarily reduce their water usage by 15 percent this summer as the state grapples with drought conditions.