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It seems from the wording of your editorial headlined, “Blaming state won’t keep Linda Mar residents dry,” that the California Coastal Commission is remiss in its duties by having stalled the installation of replacement pumps at Anza Pump Station for those that were damaged by fire nine full…

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It seems from the wording of your editorial headlined, “Blaming state won’t keep Linda Mar residents dry,” that the California Coastal Commission is remiss in its duties by having stalled the installation of replacement pumps at Anza Pump Station for those that were damaged by fire nine full…

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Pacifica School District Superintendent Heather Olsen taught kindergarten at Sunset Ridge Elementary School one day last week. Then she led a second-and-third-grade classroom at Cabrillo Elementary School on Thursday and Friday.

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Forty years ago, on Jan. 4, 1982, unspeakable tragedy took place in Pacifica when three children, asleep in their beds, lost their lives when a landslide engulfed their home. How can we possibly honor these lives and ensure this does not happen again?

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Looking back on 2021, it was a year full of hurry up and wait. Whether it was waiting for what seemed like forever to get a turn for a vaccine, or worse yet, trying to procure an appointment for a vaccine, and later a booster, it was all stop and go. It was the same with face masks. After we…

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When Cultiva La Salud partnered with Saint Agnes Medical Center to deliver vaccines to farm laborers in rural Fresno County — where essential workers were placing their lives on the line to feed us despite growing infections and deaths — no one told them a nonprofit shouldn’t be promoting he…

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Looking back on 2021, it was a year full of hurry up and wait. Whether it was waiting for what seemed like forever to get a turn for a vaccine, or worse yet, trying to procure an appointment for a vaccine, and later a booster, it was all stop and go. It was the same with face masks. After we…

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To paraphrase a popular military witticism, stuff flows downhill. That is certainly true in the city of Pacifica, where it seems our much-needed rain ensures flooding for some in Linda Mar these days.

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It is disturbing to see a willful display of ignorance perpetrated in our local paper so shortly after booting the last climate-change denier owner of the Tribune. Both the editor and a local housing advocate have now become stooges of the real estate industry much like our local, regional a…

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Just as we were hoping to become complacent about a coronavirus that is no longer quite so novel, along comes omicron. The good news is that it doesn’t seem to be as deadly as some earlier variants, but that is offset by the bad news that it is spreading like wildfire. The first case in the …

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Pacificans value our natural vistas, both the sea and green open space. Our City has a history of actively preserving open space on hillsides and ridgelines, while allowing development along the coast and into the valleys. Recently, it seems development projects are increasingly in controver…

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We are now 80 years removed from Dec. 7, 1941, when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor igniting American involvement in World War II. It’s worth remembering that Americans once rallied for a vision of freedom that was larger than an individual’s right to ignore the greater good. Yes, there w…

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I’m writing in reference to Brenda Maxwell’s letter concerning the RVs (Tribune, Nov. 23). These are former renters and homeowners. Lifelong residents, quietly trying to remain in the place they love, convenient for jobs, school and family (Group A).

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I am excited to announce that there is a new casual, free and fun vocal group called “Pacifica Sings.” We are made up of local residents who want to build community post-pandemic and have fun with others who love music.

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The past year has been a time of immense need, with the ongoing pandemic wreaking havoc on the health and well-being of our communities. But it has also been a time of immense giving, during which countless generous people have donated their time and money to support those who need it most.

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Perhaps more politically savvy Washington watchers were not surprised by U.S. Rep. Jackie Speier’s announcement last week that she would not run again, this time for an eighth term representing California’s 14th Congressional District in the House of Representatives. The rest of us were rattled.

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I was dismayed to read in a recent Pacifica Tribune that the City Council is planning on locating 13 RVs belonging to unhoused individuals in various spots around Pacifica. Of the 13 spaces, five will be located in the East and West Fairway Park neighborhoods.

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I recently had a wide-ranging discussion with an elected official on the coast that turned to the costs associated with mitigating climate change. He suggested that, while virtually all of us see the need to turn off the gas (so to speak) before we all bake (as a figure of speech), few of us…

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Here’s a story that needs to get out. Most Pacificans aren’t even aware the city is planning to build a brand-new civic center for a cost of over $11 million and rising. And I don’t think many people are aware that the City Hall building they’re planning to drastically reduce with an ultra-m…

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Last week, when the Biden Administration announced it was invoking emergency rules to force large employers to mandate vaccinations for their employees, some industry “leaders” proved that they weren’t really leaders at all. Like, for instance, David French, senior vice president of the Nati…

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The recent 1 out of 100 chance rainstorm over the weekend of Oct. 23, dropped over six inches of rain in Pacifica. The California State Water Board noted that the rainstorm was “record-setting” and that it was “not surprising” that the record-setting rain caused sewage spills throughout the region.

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The Pacifica Tribune has been around for decades providing the community with local news. With this week’s paper, we are kicking off our big subscription drive, and in doing so, we will be doubling the Tribune’s circulation. This is important to us because we want this community to be more e…

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The recent atmospheric river effectively snuffed out wildfire season, and many are breathing a sigh of relief. While wildfires burned 2.5 million acres of California this year, that is nearly 40 percent less than the year before. Take heart while you can. Given the trend line, which shows ev…

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City trying to hide renovation plans

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“The city of Pacifica acknowledges that we occupy the unceded ancestral homeland of the Ramaytush Ohlone peoples, who are the original inhabitants of the San Francisco Peninsula. We honor the Ramaytush Ohlone peoples for their enduring commitment to Mother Earth. As the indigenous protectors…

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At this writing, the Estrada Fire – the latest wildland fire turned social media hashtag — had burned about 150 acres, causing an anxious weekend for residents along the Santa Cruz-Santa Clara county border. First there was smoke. Then the sound of sirens pouring in from across the state. Th…

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Every night at 9 p.m., I take my dogs for their final walk. Like clockwork, cars line up on the curb of the nearby park. These residents aren’t parking their vehicles to go to bed in the $1.5 million-plus single-family houses in my neighborhood. They are already home, reclined in their seats…

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A lot of us had a little fun with the suspicious package reported at the Manor Drive post office last week. A postal employee saw a package that appeared to be smoking. It was warm to the touch. The box it was in seemed to be turning black. So, the employee did as they were trained to do and…

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We’d like to take a point of privilege to address legislation of particular importance to news reporters like those at the Tribune and across the state. Two bills are on Gov. Gavin Newsom’s desk now.

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Pacifica faces debate over the development of its open spaces yet again. Today’s challenge comes in the shape of an international real estate corporation attempting to turn 60 acres of green, open space in the foothills of Linda Mar’s San Pedro Mountain into a luxury housing subdivision (ref…

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California has been grappling with two significant crises: homelessness and extreme weather events, including drought and wildfires. To address these interrelated crises, new climate policies need to prioritize housing justice as a moral and societal imperative.

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I read with interest the article about Fairmont Shopping Center going through the process for a new development plan. But we know not why this is so. About halfway through the article, we learn that the center was sold in 2019. Is the new owner planning big changes and possible displacement …

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I would like to give a big thanks to Annie Phillips, Lauren Wu, the Splash of Color Project and any others who helped make the mural possible on Oceana Boulevard, next to Eureka Square. I truly appreciate your hard work and dedication to beautify Pacifica and its message in educating others …

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“The pen is mightier than the sword.” These words, attributed to Edward Bulwer-Lytton, novelist and playwright, in 1839, in his historical play “Cardinal Richelieu,” indicate that the written word is a more effective tool for communication than violence. Many of us grew up on these words, bu…

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On Aug. 9, the Pacifica City Council heard our appeal of the home at Lot 3 of Harmony@1 (now Ohlone Point). What makes this appeal unusual is that there were two appeals filed, the first by Richard Campbell (representing himself) and Summer Lee, representing the Coalition of Pacificans for a…

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We rule followers have had it relatively easy this pandemic. We’ve waited, breathlessly, for the next opportunity to do the right thing by staying inside, wearing a mask and getting vaccinated. The next point of order, it may seem, would be to line up dutifully for our booster shots on the m…

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The current budget surplus is more a testament to the burdensome, regressive tax load on Californians than it is to our “resilient economy.” But before you all get carried away congratulating yourselves there are more burning issues to discuss. How many passes on the hundreds of deaths and h…

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Pacifica School District Superintendent Heather Olsen taught kindergarten at Sunset Ridge Elementary School one day last week. Then she led a second-and-third-grade classroom at Cabrillo Elementary School on Thursday and Friday.

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Forty years ago, on Jan. 4, 1982, unspeakable tragedy took place in Pacifica when three children, asleep in their beds, lost their lives when a landslide engulfed their home. How can we possibly honor these lives and ensure this does not happen again?

  • 0

Looking back on 2021, it was a year full of hurry up and wait. Whether it was waiting for what seemed like forever to get a turn for a vaccine, or worse yet, trying to procure an appointment for a vaccine, and later a booster, it was all stop and go. It was the same with face masks. After we…

  • 0

When Cultiva La Salud partnered with Saint Agnes Medical Center to deliver vaccines to farm laborers in rural Fresno County — where essential workers were placing their lives on the line to feed us despite growing infections and deaths — no one told them a nonprofit shouldn’t be promoting he…

  • 0

Looking back on 2021, it was a year full of hurry up and wait. Whether it was waiting for what seemed like forever to get a turn for a vaccine, or worse yet, trying to procure an appointment for a vaccine, and later a booster, it was all stop and go. It was the same with face masks. After we…

  • 0

To paraphrase a popular military witticism, stuff flows downhill. That is certainly true in the city of Pacifica, where it seems our much-needed rain ensures flooding for some in Linda Mar these days.

  • 1

It is disturbing to see a willful display of ignorance perpetrated in our local paper so shortly after booting the last climate-change denier owner of the Tribune. Both the editor and a local housing advocate have now become stooges of the real estate industry much like our local, regional a…

  • 0

Just as we were hoping to become complacent about a coronavirus that is no longer quite so novel, along comes omicron. The good news is that it doesn’t seem to be as deadly as some earlier variants, but that is offset by the bad news that it is spreading like wildfire. The first case in the …

  • Updated
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Pacificans value our natural vistas, both the sea and green open space. Our City has a history of actively preserving open space on hillsides and ridgelines, while allowing development along the coast and into the valleys. Recently, it seems development projects are increasingly in controver…

  • Updated
  • 0

We are now 80 years removed from Dec. 7, 1941, when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor igniting American involvement in World War II. It’s worth remembering that Americans once rallied for a vision of freedom that was larger than an individual’s right to ignore the greater good. Yes, there w…

  • Updated
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I’m writing in reference to Brenda Maxwell’s letter concerning the RVs (Tribune, Nov. 23). These are former renters and homeowners. Lifelong residents, quietly trying to remain in the place they love, convenient for jobs, school and family (Group A).

  • 0

I am excited to announce that there is a new casual, free and fun vocal group called “Pacifica Sings.” We are made up of local residents who want to build community post-pandemic and have fun with others who love music.

  • Updated
  • 0

The past year has been a time of immense need, with the ongoing pandemic wreaking havoc on the health and well-being of our communities. But it has also been a time of immense giving, during which countless generous people have donated their time and money to support those who need it most.

  • Updated
  • 0

Perhaps more politically savvy Washington watchers were not surprised by U.S. Rep. Jackie Speier’s announcement last week that she would not run again, this time for an eighth term representing California’s 14th Congressional District in the House of Representatives. The rest of us were rattled.

  • 0

I was dismayed to read in a recent Pacifica Tribune that the City Council is planning on locating 13 RVs belonging to unhoused individuals in various spots around Pacifica. Of the 13 spaces, five will be located in the East and West Fairway Park neighborhoods.

  • Updated
  • 1

I recently had a wide-ranging discussion with an elected official on the coast that turned to the costs associated with mitigating climate change. He suggested that, while virtually all of us see the need to turn off the gas (so to speak) before we all bake (as a figure of speech), few of us…

  • Updated
  • 0

Here’s a story that needs to get out. Most Pacificans aren’t even aware the city is planning to build a brand-new civic center for a cost of over $11 million and rising. And I don’t think many people are aware that the City Hall building they’re planning to drastically reduce with an ultra-m…

  • Updated
  • 0

Last week, when the Biden Administration announced it was invoking emergency rules to force large employers to mandate vaccinations for their employees, some industry “leaders” proved that they weren’t really leaders at all. Like, for instance, David French, senior vice president of the Nati…

  • 0

The recent 1 out of 100 chance rainstorm over the weekend of Oct. 23, dropped over six inches of rain in Pacifica. The California State Water Board noted that the rainstorm was “record-setting” and that it was “not surprising” that the record-setting rain caused sewage spills throughout the region.

  • Updated
  • 0

The Pacifica Tribune has been around for decades providing the community with local news. With this week’s paper, we are kicking off our big subscription drive, and in doing so, we will be doubling the Tribune’s circulation. This is important to us because we want this community to be more e…

  • 0

The recent atmospheric river effectively snuffed out wildfire season, and many are breathing a sigh of relief. While wildfires burned 2.5 million acres of California this year, that is nearly 40 percent less than the year before. Take heart while you can. Given the trend line, which shows ev…

  • Updated
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City trying to hide renovation plans

  • 0

“The city of Pacifica acknowledges that we occupy the unceded ancestral homeland of the Ramaytush Ohlone peoples, who are the original inhabitants of the San Francisco Peninsula. We honor the Ramaytush Ohlone peoples for their enduring commitment to Mother Earth. As the indigenous protectors…

  • 0

At this writing, the Estrada Fire – the latest wildland fire turned social media hashtag — had burned about 150 acres, causing an anxious weekend for residents along the Santa Cruz-Santa Clara county border. First there was smoke. Then the sound of sirens pouring in from across the state. Th…

  • 0

Every night at 9 p.m., I take my dogs for their final walk. Like clockwork, cars line up on the curb of the nearby park. These residents aren’t parking their vehicles to go to bed in the $1.5 million-plus single-family houses in my neighborhood. They are already home, reclined in their seats…

  • 0

A lot of us had a little fun with the suspicious package reported at the Manor Drive post office last week. A postal employee saw a package that appeared to be smoking. It was warm to the touch. The box it was in seemed to be turning black. So, the employee did as they were trained to do and…