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The once-a-decade process of developing draft maps for the state’s Congressional, and state Senate, Assembly and Board of Equalization districts is underway, and the cities across the state are undergoing a similar exercise.

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Ongoing problems at Mori Point due to increased visitation led to parking woes and a sometimes broken restroom and have led city of Pacifica staff and city council members to meet with officials from the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.

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Commercial crabbers are beginning to get to work throughout the state, except in the Bay Area, where officials say there are still too many humpback whales in the Gulf of the Farallones and Monterey Bay.

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Dogs and their human companions gathered to celebrate the 2022 Dog Days of Pacifica Calendar with a fundraiser on Thursday at A Grape in the Fog in Pacifica. Canine companions of all shapes and sizes, from past calendars and the most recent calendar, were in attendance.

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Volunteers and students in Pacifica planted 40 trees as part of the city’s annual Arbor Day celebration, helping to expand Pacifica’s tree canopy, fight climate change, enhance property values and add beauty to the city’s parks and schools.

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Pacifica City Manager Kevin Woodhouse said the city is working to keep costs for renovating City Hall and the civic center to within a $10 million budget and says the final cost will be dependent on competitive bidding and the inclusion of any alternatives the city might consider.

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Local drinkers have noticed some new names on beer tap handles recently. Blue Ocean Brewing, a start-up based in Princeton, has delivered its first kegs to nearby Mezzaluna, Old Princeton Landing, and Breakwater Barbecue restaurants. Cricket Ale, named for one of the oldest fishing boats in …

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In an effort to better recruit and retain teachers, Pacifica School District is in the middle of city review and community engagement work as it contemplates workforce housing at the former Oddstad Elementary School site. The project has been discussed for about seven years.

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Mental health issues and suspension rates were discussed at a recent Pacifica School District board meeting.

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A multi-vehicle traffic collision involving a box truck at the intersection of Highway 1 and Rockaway Beach Avenue caused major injuries and snarled traffic on the afternoon of Nov. 9. The collision involved five vehicles and sent two people to the hospital.

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Pacifica 4-H held its awards ceremony on Nov. 7. Every year 4-H gives awards to members who complete a record book. But this year there was a twist: For the first time, 4-H had a “Trunk or Treat” in which people decorated their cars and set up carnival games such as knock-down bottles, shoot…

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U.S. Rep. Jackie Speier, who has represented constituents on the peninsula for 41 years, announced on Tuesday that she will not seek re-election to an increasingly rancorous Congress in the 2022 midterm elections.

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A five-vehicle crash on Highway 1 at Rockaway Beach Avenue snarled traffic for hours and sent two people to area hospitals with serious injuries on Tuesday afternoon.

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Two San Mateo County veterans and a nonprofit that helps senior veterans will be honored today by the San Mateo County Veterans Commission for their commitment to improving the quality of life for other veterans.

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The state agency charged with monitoring sewerage spills, like the nearly 3 million-gallon spill in Pacifica on Oct. 24, says it’s too early to tell whether the city will face any fines or enforcement action as a result.

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Even before returning home from the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, Scotland, state Sen. Josh Becker has proposed legislation that would require California government operations to reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2035. That’s 10 years ahead of the goal for the…

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The city of Pacifica has signed a settlement agreement with plaintiffs in a class action lawsuit filed over the city’s oversized vehicle ordinance. The agreement allows the city to continue enforcement while helping some toward permanent housing, and it avoids spending more on legal fees tha…

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San Mateo County Sheriff Carlos Bolanos announced today that, effective immediately, his office will no longer respond to any requests from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for notification of an inmate’s release or transfer any inmate to its custody. The about face follows a Nov. 3 …

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Six North County Fire Authority companies raced to a structure fire at 227 Gateway Drive in Pacifica on Monday morning. No one was injured in the fire at the single-family home, but there was extensive damage.

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Families in San Mateo County are beginning to vaccinate their kids against COVID-19 following advice from federal officials and new local information on how to do so. There is even a clinic set for a Pacifica elementary school in the coming days.

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It’s been a stunningly dry year across California, so when the skies poured rain across the Bay Area two weekends ago, many assumed it would end a dangerous fire season fueled by statewide drought. But fire officials aren’t letting their guard down any time soon.

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Pacifican Michiko Taguchi Benevedes was buried with little fanfare last month in Golden Gate National Cemetery in San Bruno. Because she died in June 2020, as a global pandemic raged, her ashes weren’t placed next to her husband’s for more than a year.

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City Council voted unanimously on Oct. 25 to fill five positions on the Economic Development Committee. The positions fill vacancies set to expire between 2023 and 2025.

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Linda Mar Beach has reopened after being closed for five days following torrential rain that caused sewer overflows into the ocean. In all, the state says nearly 3 million gallons overflowed the city’s infrastructure. It was far and away the largest spill as a result of the wet weather anywh…

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Pacifica Spindrift Players needs volunteers

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For nearly a century and a half, the Pigeon Point Lighthouse has weathered storms and cast its beacon from its solitary perch on the San Mateo County coast, south of Half Moon Bay. To commemorate the lighthouse’s historic background, California State Parks is hosting a 149th anniversary cele…

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Pacifica police say a bicyclist was struck in a hit-and-run crash on Skyline Boulevard shortly after dusk on Sunday. The unidentified bicyclist was taken to an area hospital with serious injuries but was expected to survive, according to a prepared release.

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Dozens of Pacificans gave up their Friday evening to learn more about the challenges California faces as a result of dwindling water resources. After 2 ½ hours, it’s unlikely many of them felt better about the problem.

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A group called Plastic Free Future held an informational meeting for aligned environmental organizations and allies to discuss Pacifica’s current ordinance regarding single-use plastics and the new stricter ordinance recently passed by the county.

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Steering the ship, as local schools continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, are the principals. When local school districts shut down in March 2020, principals jumped into action, taking charge to ensure the safety of students and staff, organizing staff to design a virtual curriculum, a…