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On Friday, Pacifica 4-H was invited to receive a check from the Pacifica Moose Lodge for $1,500.

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“We hope we can start a revolution,” says Claire Rietmann-Grout, co-founder of the Coastside Leadership Academy, a new girls school opening in Moss Beach. According to its mission statement, the CLA will rely on nature as a guide and use a balance of movement, play, curiosity and rest to pro…

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The fairy lights were twinkling and a wall of windows looked out on the San Francisco Bay as the Oceana High School prom committee and representatives of student government set up for Saturday's prom. 

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The Elna Flynn Award winners from Pacifica School District have all volunteered countless hours. The award is named after a grandmother who volunteered at Portola School, formerly part of the Pacifica School District, now part of San Bruno Park School District.

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Citing a “new swell” of COVID cases and hospitalizations in the region, 12 Bay Area county health officers issued a joint release on Friday urging renewed vigilance and that residents wear masks indoors.

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Many people across the country were stunned to learn of a draft decision from the U.S. Supreme Court that would overturn the landmark abortion protections in Roe v. Wade. Students at Oceana High School in Pacifica plan to make their concerns about the matter known.

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There were two fires in Pacifica over the weekend that displaced families — and one led to the loss of animal companions.

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The Jefferson Union High School District is inviting students, alumni, faculty and other members of the school community to join in celebration of two significant milestones from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday. The event will combine observation of the district’s centennial anniversary with a ribbon-…

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For the past 30 years Anna Eshoo has dominated elections to represent Silicon Valley and adjacent areas in Congress. In both primary and runoff contests Eshoo rarely fails to receive well over 60 percent of the votes. This year seven candidates will attempt to unseat her in the June 7 primary.

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Pacifica City Manager Kevin Woodhouse named Deputy Director of Planning Christian Murdock to be the acting director of planning following Tina Wehrmeister’s departure. She had been the planning director and assistant city manager.

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Despite the enormity of his achievement, Luca Padua made sure he didn’t forget the date circled on his calendar. “Happy Mother’s Day, Mom,” he said, embracing his mother, Wendy, onstage moments after learning he’d been named the male Performer of the Year for the 2021-22 Mavericks season. 

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“Has anybody ever had an idea that just won’t go away?” asked Sandy Miranda on Friday evening, addressing a group of locals at her “Champagne Launch Party” hosted by Inkspell Books. 

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What started as a community service project has resulted in a new environmentally conscious way to quench the thirst of those visiting one of the most heavily trafficked areas of the Coastside. 

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The Pacifica City Council unanimously approved additions and a construction contract for the Civic Center remodeling during its meeting April 25.

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The first faculty and staff began moving into the new Jefferson Union High School District workforce housing last weekend, culminating five years of planning and construction. The property is one of the first in the state to offer affordable housing in an effort to retain and recruit school …

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The Pacifica City Council unanimously awarded a contract to Kosmont Companies to conduct an economic opportunities report as part of the Vision 2025 and Beyond Strategic Financial Sustainability Study. It approved spending $91,900 on that contract at the April 25 City Council meeting.

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The organization that runs Pacifica's Boys and Girls Club locations has decided to avoid a merger with another peninsula entity and continue under its own charter, according to a message briefly posted on social media.

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Parents from the Boys and Girls Club in Pacifica asked City Council for a study session to discuss the future of the clubs after learning they may be closed in the fall if a merger with Peninsula Boys and Girls Club continues.

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The Pacifica Planning Commission recommended on April 18 that City Council extend the city’s growth control management ordinance for five years. The ordinance, which affects property in agricultural and the Hillside Preservation districts, is due to expire on June 30.

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The city of Pacifica faces a structural deficit of $2.1 million in fiscal year 2023-24 that will grow to $2.2 million the following year and reach $3 million by the fiscal year 2029-30, said Yulia Carter, chief financial sustainability officer. That prompted a dire warning from elected offic…

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In a 4-1 vote earlier this month, the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors approved a revised Investment Policy Statement presented by Treasurer Sandy Arnott that expressly “recognizes the importance of socially responsible investing.”

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The Pacifica pier will be repaired. The first step: City Council approved the application for $260,000 in grant funds to Coastal Conservancy for the Pacifica Municipal Pier repair on April 11.

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Pacifica City Council set goals for this year and they may sound familiar. That’s because they are the same as last year with the exception of one new priority — to review committee and commission charters.

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In California, county sheriffs stand in contrast to the heads of law enforcement at the city and state levels who are appointed by mayors and the governor and serve indefinite terms. County sheriff is an elective position. 

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Pacificans got an early start on Easter Sunday with their traditional trek to the top of Sweeney Ridge for a sunrise service led by Rev. Thomas Nibbe. A good crowd met and was escorted before dawn to arrive at the service site for a spectacular sunrise

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Without fanfare, Epicenter Cycling opened a new bike shop last week in the Linda Mar Shopping Center. Even before the store put up signs, customers spotted the row of shiny new Townies lining the storefront and began finding their way into the shop.