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The city of Pacifica is hosting a virtual meeting tonight for residents to discuss the upcoming Housing Element update and learn about how the town will be shaped over the next eight years. 

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At its meeting earlier this month, the governing board of the La Honda-Pescadero Unified School District approved an equity policy and committed funds to engage the San Francisco Coalition of Essential Small Schools for related professional development. These steps followed an equity audit c…

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Fog Fest returned for the 35th time on Saturday, and the first time since 2019, offering crowds everything from politics to peelers. Between the candidates for local office wooing potential voters and familiar claims about “the world’s greatest” kitchen gadgets, lines formed for food booths …

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Throughout his illustrious career as an attorney, Joe Cotchett has supported environmental causes and organizations by fighting in court to protect public lands and prevent the sale of irreplaceable natural resources. In one case, his free legal services on behalf of the Surfrider Foundation…

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After this month, patrons visiting the Linda Mar Post Office will no longer be served by “scurrilous scumbag” Ed Seekamp, as he has been known to describe himself. The well-known front-window clerk will retire on Friday.

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Members of the over-50 LGBTQ+ community on the Coastside are living vibrant and full lives. They are the trailblazers and caregivers who lost friends and loved ones during the AIDS epidemic. They are celebrating their identities and have much to teach us about persevering through adversity.

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Local author Robin Chapman, author of “California Apricots: The Lost Orchards of Silicon Valley” and “Historic Bay Area Visionaries,” is out with a new book, “The Valley of Heart’s Delight: True Tales from Around the Bay.” It was released on July 25 by The History Press.

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You may have seen a few of Janet Barker’s paintings and postcards around town — at the Chit Chat Café at the Pier, at Florey’s Book Co. or at Lovey’s Tea Shoppe. 

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The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved allocating $2 million from the American Rescue Plan Act to fund a new program called Working Together to End Homelessness Innovation Grants. The office of County Executive Mike Callagy presented the proposal to the board and will…

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There are no physical reminders of the old World War II-era internment camp that once stood in Sharp Park, but what it represented, and the pain it caused those once locked inside, was clear during a presentation about the infamous site on Saturday. 

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After a one-year pandemic hiatus, Pacifica’s Rancho Day Fiesta returned on Saturday. There was plenty of color and fanfare at the Sánchez Adobe Historical Site during the first public event hosted there since the onset of the pandemic. 

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Police arrested a suspected fentanyl dealer following an early-morning traffic stop on Highway 1.

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Catherine Breed had just finished an unprecedented solo swim, but she was not alone. When the 29-year-old emerged from the ocean at Surfer’s Beach in Half Moon Bay on the afternoon of Sept. 14, after a 27-mile, 12-hour-and-21-minute voyage, she was surrounded by dozens of friends, family and…

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A Monday night discussion of what at first may have appeared to be arcane tweaks to rules governing how the Pacifica City Council conducts meetings turned into a detailed debate over the length of council meetings and how issues are added to council agendas.

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At Linda Mar Beach in Pacifica, every day locals and visitors paddle out to beautiful cliffside views and bright blue water. On sunny days the waves sparkle as surfers drop in. But while the views could be featured on a postcard, riptides lurk, and danger lies just below the surface for thos…

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Last month the California Air Resources Board, with support from Gov. Gavin Newsom, approved groundbreaking regulations prohibiting the sale of new gas-powered cars by 2035. It was a shift toward clean energy that advocates hope will put a dent in the state’s greenhouse gas emission. 

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Over the weekend a cadre of volunteers descended on the Pacifica National Little League baseball field to fix a problem that had gone untended for years: the state of the bleachers. They were all there at the behest of a former player, Dean Callahan.

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Catherine Breed thought it sounded crazy at first. Long, open-water marathon swims across mostly cold stretches of the ocean were a far cry from the safety of the pool. Yet six years later, the 29-year-old Marin County resident is still hooked.

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The second round of a huge estate sale in Park Pacifica, benefiting the Pacifica Historical Society, is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sept. 16-18 at 7 Muir Way.

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Even before the lines of cars loaded with boogie boards and sand toys could head home from the final summer weekends at the beach, pumpkins and hay bales began to appear at farm stands and pumpkin patches along Cabrillo Highway and up Highway 92. The rows of orange gourds offered an early re…

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Since the 2014-15 school year, enrollment in California public schools has steadily declined as a result of a drop in overall population, lower birthrates and some families with children leaving the state. Over the past two years enrollments across the state dropped by more than 4 percent.

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A bright yellow sign boasting “Manor Music” is the newest — and oldest — addition to the beloved local music store. The sign, originally hung more than 50 years ago when the store was opened in 1965 at a nearby location in Pacifica, was sitting in a back hallway since the move in the 1990s.

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At 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, Pacificans will gather once again for a candlelight vigil at Mike Mooney’s Liberty Garden by the quarry path along Calera Creek. The annual event that traditionally draws up to 100 participants serves as a remembrance of the tragedy of the Sept. 11 attacks.

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Eighty-eight-year-old Alma Fletcher knows the Kings Mountain Art Fair like the back of her hand, having volunteered in just about every corner of the beloved community fair for the better part of the last century. 

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The 49-foot adult female humpback whale found washed up on Aug. 28 on the beach below the Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay, has since been identified by experts at the Marine Mammal Center, as “Fran,” a well-known and highly recognized individual in the whale monitoring community.