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As the Pacifica Planning Department goes through its ongoing process for the update of the general plan, I hope it will not neglect the circulation element, in particular the tenuous connection that the 353 (as of 1980) homes north of the old Dollar Radio site have with the rest of the city.

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On March 15, five unhoused Pacificans filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California to challenge Pacifica’s Oversize Vehicle Ordinance. A preliminary injunction requesting the city cease enforcement will be heard by Judge Vince Chhabria on May 27.

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Pacifica is blessed and cursed by being squeezed between a rising, eroding sea and steep, forested hills. Usable land is scarce. With the great goal of increasing the housing stock in mind, we would suggest the city consider encouraging redevelopment of existing business and retail propertie…

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As a few weeks of sheltering-in-place turned into months and then a year, my partner and I quickly learned to deal with a whole new way of life: playing word games with friends on Zoom, conducting our business meetings on Zoom, shopping for groceries and takeout food online with contactless …

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Last week, I met a Pacifica resident as she was leaving Senior Coastsiders in Half Moon Bay having gotten the second dose of her vaccine. After sleeping late on that Thursday morning, something she normally doesn’t do, she got a message from her daughter, urging her to get in the car and dri…

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I wanted to respond to the Fog Fest piece (Tribune, March 10) because it contained the word “miracle” in connection with COVID-19. I was connected to the latest town hall hosted by U.S. Rep. Jackie Speier on the same day the paper came out that focused on children and schools and she also in…

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Thank you for continuing the fruitful discussion in these pages of the ongoing Beach Boulevard Infrastructure Resiliency Project planning. It is informative to consult the City’s “scope and services” agreement with the consultants GHD. (May 26, 2020, City Council meeting.) In addition to spe…

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What do the cities of Pacifica, Singapore and Barcelona have in common? Or Honolulu, Miami Beach, and Rio de Janeiro? Or Hong Kong, Vancouver, and Cannes? Well, the simple reply is a beautiful coastal shoreline. But the comparison pretty much stops right there. These are great world cities t…

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Pacifica is San Francisco’s perfect getaway. Why travel farther south than Pacifica, only to suffer Highway 1’s mind-numbing, stop-and-go, bumper-to-bumper traffic. Why not stay in Pacifica? Hike the coast from Mori Point to San Pedro Mountain to Devil’s Slide. Witness recovered migrating gr…

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The city’s recent seawall meeting was disappointing. At December’s meeting, residents asked to see options for natural solutions that can adapt with increasing sea level rise. The 2014 General Plan says, “Wherever feasible, shoreline protection shall take the form of nonstructural measures, …

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A recent study by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in partnership with the city of Pacifica (requested in 2016), concluded that the cost/benefit of building a $10 million wall along Beach Boulevard can’t be justified. The Army Corps’ estimated cost of $28 million to $45 million is for a seaw…

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I have lived in Pacifica for many years and have participated in local politics from time to time. I am currently concerned about an issue that affects my own quality of life and those around me.

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As we slowly edge our way through this pandemic, it’s a good time to remind ourselves that we need to be patient with each other, and especially patient with those we do business with here on the Coastside. Decreased hours, shoestring staffs — we’re all trying to get by, to make do.

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I am distressed when I read the news and see the news on TV that there are people who are getting the first vaccine who qualify simply because they are over 65. I am 71 and my friend is 91 and we have not been able to secure an appointment.

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Good news organizations exist as part of a flourishing, elaborate ecosystem. Think of a tree, with journalism as just one branch. It is rooted in community and requires the figurative sunlight of open government. It grows as part of a forest of successful local enterprises — businesses, nonp…

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Larry Casilac, a 90-year-old Korean War vet and longtime Pacifica resident, passed away in January. I did a feature story for the Pacifica Tribune back in 2006. I thought his story of surviving a POW camp is worth a second visit to honor this fine patriot.

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To recap Jim Kremer’s statement on the future of Beach Boulevard (Tribune, Feb. 3), “All physical structures fail.” In the destructive environment of ocean waves and sea level rise, they fail more quickly. After 40 feet of Esplanade blufftop collapsed in the big storm of 2008, I watched the …

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There is growing pressure on public school systems to open their classroom doors and let students inside facilities that have been shuttered for most of the last year. That pressure will only increase as case rates fall heading out of winter. Very soon, school employees are going to have to …

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I have raised three sons in Pacifica and am a proud sports mom and concerned parent who along with almost 45,000 other concerned parents and coaches, want to see our kids play competitive sports this spring. The group of 45,000 is very well organized and called “LetThemPlayCA” and is growing…

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Something important occurred last week in Pacifica — or at least in the online world that affects Pacifica. You may have missed it and that’s our fault. We didn’t make a big deal of our new website, this site, which went live on Jan. 25. We wanted to make sure pacificatribune.com was fully f…

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The city is now actively engaging the public in deliberations for the “Beach Boulevard Infrastructure Resiliency Project.” Discussions will be underway for months, and there is Public Workshop at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 4. You can access it here: www.cityofpacifica.org/depts/pw/engr/current…

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As I sat down with my Pacifica Cafe bacon-egg- and-cheese sandwich and cracked open our copy of the Jan. 20 edition of the Pacifica Tribute, I was pleased to see that the crossword has returned! Filling out the weekly crossword on a lazy Sunday morning while lingering over coffee and pesteri…

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You aren’t alone if you are disturbed to learn that the Pacifica Chamber of Commerce is downsizing in the middle of an upsized economic challenge. This is a terrible time for what has traditionally been a small city’s most effective business generator to be losing its spark. You can read mor…

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At the end of January, state protection for COVID eviction moratorium expires. The California State Legislature is currently in debate on the next steps to safeguard against both eviction and foreclosure and ways toward economic recovery. David Chiu has authored AB 15.

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Terra Nova High School athletes joined in a rally in San Mateo onFriday, politely asking state and local government leaders to reconsider COVID-19 restrictions that have kept them and thousands of other student-athletes off the playing fields in this sad time of global pandemic. Who can blam…

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Dear Editor: I want to ask the public’s help in finding out who hit my truck at 3:20 a.m. on Dec. 20, 2020 as the driver traveled westbound on Rosita Road. I heard the crash, which damaged my pickup truck, but didn’t think it was my car. When I noticed the damage, I contacted the […]

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We don’t usually weigh in on politics in Washington, D.C. Generally, we’re content with our own more parochial problems. But it’s not every day that a mob — egged on by spineless politicians and bent on upending our democratic tradition — forces its way into the U.S. Capitol to put its jack-…

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We sympathize with dozens of local business owners (and the thousands of people who depend on them for a livelihood) who are caught in the cruel coronavirus carousel. Business owners like Sylvain Montassier and Helen Nasser-Elddin of Pacifica Brewery have done everything that has been asked …