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Linda Mar Beach went to the dogs on Saturday as thousands of two-legged animals turned out on a gray day to watch brave dogs romp in the surf and onto a million social media feeds. The occasion was the World Dog Surfing Championships, which made Pacifica the canine capital of the Bay Area fo…

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San Mateo County remained in the high/red level of community spread of COVID-19 as defined by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, however the number of cases recorded has been dropping steadily since a peak that extended well into July.

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During the intense rains of Oct. 24, 2021, a Pacifica couple discovered that sewage was backing up into their Crespi Drive home. It flooded the floors and soaked the walls. Now the couple, Antonio and Silvia Buendia, are suing the city of Pacifica for damages related to the event.

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Linda Mar Beach went to the dogs on Saturday as thousands of two-legged animals turned out on a gray day to watch brave dogs romp in the surf and onto a million social media feeds. The occasion was the World Dog Surfing Championships, which made Pacifica the canine capital of the Bay Area fo…

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Pacifica police responded to reports of shots fired early this morning. No one was injured in the incident on the 600 block of Edgemar Avenue.

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Nationally, pet owners are facing long wait times and limited urgent care options as short-staffed veterinary hospitals struggle to meet the needs of American pets and their owners. The Coastside is no exception. 

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The “new normal” shaped by the pandemic means many are more wary of a scratchy throat, find medical masks stuffed in their pockets and can launch Zoom with their eyes closed. Many have also grown to love dining “al fresco.” 

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Pacifica Police say they detained an 11-year-old boy at the scene of a vegetation fire on the afternoon of July 27. The fire burned about 3 acres and sent large plumes of smoke over the city.

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Pacifica Social Justice sponsored a demonstration on Thursday that allowed participants to make their feelings known on a variety of topics, including recent Supreme Court opinions.

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Pacificans know that San Pedro Valley Park, tucked back at the end of Linda Mar Boulevard, is a true hidden gem. Its trails offer everything from broad, flat paths to a single-track trail up Montara Mountain.

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Pacificans were reminded of a 2020 campaign to remove a controversial statue of Spanish expeditioner Gaspar de Portolá when a collage by activist group Gay Shame appeared on its pedestal in July. 

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Headlines blazing reports of crippling heat across the globe might make Coastsiders feel particularly lucky for their mild climate. However, historical data shows that heat is on the horizon. 

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For almost a decade now members of Pacifica Runners can be found traversing the trails and roads around Pacifica. The group has grown and expanded, starting out as an offshoot of the local Mothers Club, developing into a diverse group of amateur and beginner runners of all ages. For the last…

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Retired Peninsula police chief Kirk Stratton was appointed interim chief of the Pacifica Police Department upon the retirement of Dan Steidle. Stratton will work for the city until a permanent police chief is selected in the near future, City Manager Kevin Woodhouse announced earlier this week.

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A quick look at the city of Pacifica budget reveals that most of the expenses are paid for by taxes and fees, directly or indirectly. But sometimes there’s an item tucked away in the small print that tells another kind of money story.

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The Pacifica Planning Commission made some changes to the Sharp Park Specific Plan without finalizing a recommendation to City Council at its meeting on July 18. Their next hearing date will be Monday, Aug. 1.

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Pacificans Care offered four awards in the annual People Who Care Awards at a reception at the Little Brown Church on Thursday. The People Who Care awardees are Oceana Market, Grocery Outlet, Keira Robalino, and the Fog Fest Organizing Committee.

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Amid calls for shifting armed law enforcement away from calls involving mental health issues, a new collaboration was formed in Half Moon Bay this year that advocates hope could be a model for alternative emergency services countywide.

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Marijuana is a common intoxication that we see in veterinary practice. The psychoactive component of cannabis is THC. When THC is consumed by a pet (usually a dog), the clinical manifestations can be quite scary for an owner.

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Retired Peninsula police chief Kirk Stratton was appointed interim chief of the Pacifica Police Department upon the retirement of Dan Steidle. Stratton will work for the city until a permanent police chief is selected in the near future, City Manager Kevin Woodhouse announced earlier this week.

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Acting Pacifica Police Chief Bill Glasgo has formed an advisory panel as a forum for key stakeholders to provide input in law enforcement policies and responses.

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The Pacifica City Council unanimously passed its controversial General Plan after making some changes  at its July 11 meeting. One change: elected officials added provisions for youth leadership in two places.

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San Mateo County’s agricultural industry is a large employer, though it faces complex challenges given the high cost of living and labor that can result in job loss. In 2020, county officials reported a $37 million decrease in crop revenue due to the pandemic and economic factors. 

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The Pacifica Police Department responded to a report of a body found near the Mori Point cliffs early Friday morning.

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On Monday morning, people strolling along Sharp Park Beach had two whale-watching experiences to choose from: the white spumes of whales hundreds of yards in the distance or the decomposing body of a dead humpback that washed ashore over the weekend. 

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Mizpah Fellowship Inc. President Michele Trausch received a check for $902.15 this month. Why such an obscure figure? The sender, Steve Dietz, calculated the amount to be equivalent to the $100 scholarship he received from Mizpah Fellowship in 1966 when he graduated from Oceana High School i…

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A bright red shack on the forested shoulder of Tunitas Creek Road in Half Moon Bay beckons local cyclists to slow their pedaling to picnic and refuel before climbing the hill to Skyline Boulevard.