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If anyone was prepared for the dangers of the ocean, it was San Francisco resident and local fisherman Frank Gee. But earlier this month, his body was found washed ashore in Moss Beach. It was a shock to his family and the local fishing community who remembered a meticulous fisherman and car…

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Local students are expected to wear masks this fall. Many remain unvaccinated and will return to school full time, in person amid the rapid spread of the COVID-19 Delta variant.

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San Mateo County Transit District is suing the Linda Mar Safeway, alleging that a wet floor resulted in injury to a SamTrans bus driver. The district is seeking $55,419.55 in reimbursement for paid workers compensation payouts, and suggests those expenses could rise with further medical treatment.

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The parties to the lawsuit Sean Geary vs. city of Pacifica reached agreement in a stipulation signed by Judge Vince Chhabria this week. It’s the latest salvo by plaintiffs seeking to overturn Pacifica’s restrictive RV overnight parking ordinance.

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San Mateo County is now recommending that everyone, regardless of vaccination status, wear a mask indoors. The joint announcement with eight other Bay Area jurisdictions came on Friday in response to an uptick in COVID-19 cases due to the more transmissible Delta variant.

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Gov. Gavin Newsom signed SB 129 this week, a 2021-22 budget agreement that includes millions of dollars for Pacifica infrastructure projects. Specifically, the state will contribute $500,000 for repair of the Pacifica Pier and $7.75 million for infrastructure projects along the Esplanade Ave…

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Making surf classes potentially more equitable for all has been a topic of a recent task force formed by the Pacifica Parks, Beaches and Recreation Commission. Local surf camps have held all the permits for schools in the summer. Advocacy groups such as Brown Girl Surf asked for a more inclu…

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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. With a portion of street parking sectioned off, the small business was able to expand their seating, allowing guests to enj…

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Pacifica police issued 15 administrative citations on July 4, said Capt. Bill Glasgo. Of those, five went to those accused of hosting impromptu streetside fireworks shows.

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Cole Mazariegos-Anastassiou stood above his reservoir on a clear day at Brisa de Año Ranch in Pescadero. Behind him, 10 acres of tomatoes, lettuce, basil, spinach and other produce at different intervals are waiting for harvest.

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Last year, Pacifica had very low enrollment in its Adventure Camp program due to restrictions about capacity under COVID-19, but this year it bounced back to almost full capacity, said Mike Perez, director of the city’s Parks, Beaches and Recreation Department.

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Pacifica police arrested a 62-year-old woman on Friday, charging her with attempted murder and other crimes following a standoff that began as a dispute among roommates.

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In the 18 months since the city of Pacifica passed an oversized vehicle ordinance prohibiting RVs from parking on certain streets, city staff has tweaked it by adding more prohibited streets, said City Attorney Leah Castella at the City Council meeting June 28.

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San Mateo County is now waiving permits and fees for property owners who want to remove certain trees that pose a fire risk. The exemption went into effect July 1 and will remain for one year for residents of unincorporated areas of the county.

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Pacifica City Councilman Mike O’Neill and Mayor Pro Tem Mary Bier will serve on an ad hoc subcommittee to discuss mutual interests relating to properties and land uses with representatives from the Pacifica School District. They were selected to represent the city at the June 28 City Council…

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A report of someone knocking and then breaking a window at a home on the 500 block of Monterey Road led to Pacifica police arresting suspects for an attempted residential burglary at about 3 p.m. on June 29.

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It was a tragic week on the San Mateo County coast, with three confirmed reports of bodies that washed ashore in Moss Beach and on Pescadero and San Gregorio state beaches. San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office officials say they have no reason to link the three deaths.

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Police say a Stanislaus County man drowned near Pacifica Pier on Wednesday evening. They said a wave knocked him out of a fishing boat that had run out of fuel.

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Updated 4:30 p.m.: Police say a Stanislaus County man drowned near Pacifica Pier Wednesday evening. They said a wave knocked him out of a fishing boat that had run out of fuel.

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Moss Beach and El Granada appear to be the least vaccinated parts of San Mateo County, but officials say that could be due to inaccurate population estimates. Meanwhile, no deaths have been reported in the county among fully vaccinated people.

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Some local school districts are seeing widespread staff departures this summer, but the numbers may be indicative of the larger problem — the high cost of living in the area — and not related to the pandemic.

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Though the Mavericks surf contest has been on hold since 2016 due to political infighting and logistical challenges, some on the Coastside are preparing for another kind of surf contest this upcoming winter.

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Neighbors — and staff at the California Coastal Commission — have asked the Pacifica Planning Commission to make sure planned renovations of a home on Dolphin Drive are compatible with the neighborhood.

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The city of Pacifica will ask voters whether to continue to allow sales of so-called “safe and sane” fireworks, said Mayor Sue Beckmeyer. That work will begin next spring, with an eye to getting the matter on the ballot in November 2022.

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Updated June 29: California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced on Friday that the state will extend its moratorium on evictions for three more months. It was set to expire on June 30. Meanwhile, the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors was set to vote on its own extension.

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The San Mateo Resource Conservation District has found a simpler, cheaper way to get started on vegetation management projects that could be critical in slowing the spread of catastrophic wildfires. A statewide program that covers the whole Coastal Zone could soon follow in its footsteps.

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It all began last June, with an emergency order restricting businesses to outdoor sales and service. But now outdoor dining and events have become an important part of Pacifica’s offerings for residents and visitors — with or without COVID-19.

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The Pacifica Hotel Business Improvement District projects a slow recovery from devastating tourism impacts of the pandemic. So says a report from the Pacifica Chamber of Commerce, given to the City Council on June 14.

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City of Pacifica staff has adjusted the general fund budget to include minor refinements during the June 14 City Council meeting.

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Every year, Pacifica School District nominates outstanding volunteers to win the prestigious Elna Flynn Award. This year, those volunteers persevered through a year unlike any other.

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San Mateo County is considering changing the guidelines for local farmers who sell their produce at farm stands to allow them to legally sell products from outside the area.

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After years of sharing and leasing offices around the Peninsula, the San Mateo County Harbor District purchased a home for its administrative offices — and it’s the same building it’s rented for the past five years.

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The Fourth of July is on the horizon and that means Pacifica is once again the place for many Bay Area fireworks fans to get their fix. That doesn’t mean it’s open season for any fireworks in the city.

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The Pacifica City Council supported an extension of the California Tenant Relief Act, Senate Bill 91, granting statewide protections to residential tenants for non-payment of rent due to COVID-19 financial distress. The legislation is currently due to expire on June 30.

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It’s already been a dangerous year on the San Mateo County coast, including the death of a Pacifica fisherman earlier this month. But for now, the Pacifica Parks, Beaches and Recreation Department says it doesn’t have the funding for a lifeguard, relying instead on signs warning of rip curre…

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San Mateo County will fully align with California’s plan to reopen on Tuesday as case and vaccination rates have continued to improve. That means most things will go back to normal, and capacity limits, masks and social distancing will no longer be required in most public areas. Here are the…

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Residents spoke for and against several options for a plan to protect infrastructure, homes and businesses in the Sharp Park area at a City Council meeting June 9. The project area — Beach Boulevard seawall and promenade — goes from Paloma Drive on the north end to the southern end of the se…

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Pedro Point neighbors often deal with water drainage issues in the hilly neighborhood. To accommodate water on a property on Grand Avenue, the Pacifica Planning Commission unanimously required a retention basin as a condition of approval for a home remodel at 1515 Grand Ave.