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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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At last check, just over half of Americans are vaccinated against the potentially lethal effects of COVID-19. The numbers are better for California (about 60 percent) and much better in San Mateo County, where 80 percent of people over the age of 12 are fully vaccinated with one of three vac…

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If not for deadly wildfires blackening some of California’s most beloved landscapes and a novel coronavirus coursing through our communities, the state’s top existential challenge would be housing. Specifically, how to build more of it.

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This week, we write about the Restaurant Revitalization Fund, which is part of the larger American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. More than 100,000 restaurants across the nation received an average of $283,000 in the first several months of the fund’s existence. Depending upon their circumstances,…

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As school starts, I join others in celebrating our teachers. After a trying year, they continue to shine, offering again their trust, guidance and community to our children.

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Pacifica City Council is considering options for a “Safe Parking Program.” Safe parking provides rest, access to hygiene and case management to work toward permanent housing.

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I would like to proclaim my dismay at the city’s handling of the RV residential parking situation. The idea of moving RVs to “assigned residential parking” solves nothing. The people living in their RVs are still on the streets with no physical, mental or emotional support or services. How d…

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Nearly two-thirds of the credentialed staff at Jefferson Union High School District is white. Less than 11 percent of staff is Latino. Eight percent of the teachers are Asian. Meanwhile, only 14 percent of the student body is Caucasian. Nearly a third of students are Filipino, yet only 8 per…

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I read with interest the comments of the panicked residents of Fairway Park about the potential for RV parking on their (public) street. While I understand that society’s persistent problem of a lack of affordable housing is not welcome when presented outside of one’s window, I would challen…

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To address health and safety concerns in the Civic Center facilities at 170 Santa Maria Ave., the city will be undertaking a significant renovation of the Civic Center. For approximately the next two years, while final design and construction of the renovated Civic Center campus are complete…

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By now, conquering seemingly unconquerable medical challenges by realizing the promise of technology might seem like old hat to Coastsider Gary Selnow. After all, he’s aided doctors in war-torn regions like Iraq and Kosovo and brought medical miracles to remote parts of the Amazon. But even …

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I am very concerned about the July 21 deadline that the city has agreed to with respect to RV parking on Pacifica streets. This issue has a tremendous global impact on the quality of life for the residents of Pacifica with respect to safety, public health, and retention of property values. A…

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Pacifica’s ordinance that bans parking oversized vehicles on some city streets is either an attempt to maintain safe roads and the quality of life for all or a heartless attempt to make those who can’t afford more traditional housing move along. Or maybe it doesn’t matter which. Either way, …

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On June 28, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed new legislation (AB 832) that extends eviction protection until Sept. 30, 2021. Also, this budget includes a $5.2 billion California Rent Relief Program.

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Young people who play organized sports are healthier, all things considered, than their more sedentary peers. They form lasting friendships and learn to deal with adversity in productive ways. They become time management experts out of necessity. Young athletes build confidence and good habi…

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I appreciate the heads-up from Jane Northrop regarding the prospects for funding improvements to Sharp Park Road (Tribune, July 7), which I use frequently in cyclist and motorist mode.

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There is something disquieting about the notion that Pacifica nonprofits need pyrotechnics to fuel philanthropy. Profiting from fireworks sales at the onset of what threatens to be a historic wildfire season is a little like a youth sports team selling cigarettes to pay for the trip to the b…

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Newcomers to San Bruno and Pacifica are always shocked to see roadside booths selling fireworks and anyone who YouTubes “Pacifica Fireworks” will see this happening 20 miles north of where a thousand homes burned to the ground last year.

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Thank you to the city of Pacifica’s Public Works Department and the continued support of Gail Bennett and Ryann Hoffman on Palmetto Avenue’s streetscape bulb-outs. I recently weeded our neighborhood bulb-out at the mini park and Public Works picked up the weed pile. Bennett and Hoffman coord…

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When California extended the state’s eviction moratorium through September, lawmakers were acknowledging both process problems getting federal money where it’s needed as well as the scope of an economic problem that is both personal and societal.

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Why is a city that has seven miles of beachfront on the Pacific and smashed between San Francisco and Silicon Valley — oh, and with an international airport 15 minutes away — always crying broke?

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Many of us were taught that America gained its independence on July 4, 1776. That is the day delegates from the 13 original colonies adopted the Declaration of Independence. “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with …

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As I renew my subscription to the Pacifica Tribune, I wanted to thank you so very much for the wonderful changes we have experienced since you took over. The Tribune has been an important part of my life and work in Pacifica for 31 years. I also used archived issues for research. I also love…

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As we know, Pacifica is nationally (in)famous for online videos showing our coastline literally melting out from under us. Entire houses and apartment buildings have had to be razed to prevent them from falling into the ocean. We are on the proverbial bleeding edge of inexorable oceanic-geol…

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Some people are more accepting to members of the LGBTQIA+ than other people. People stereotype others. For example, “gay people have to wear makeup” or if they come across a lesbian relationship they might say, “who’s the guy?” or “lesbians play sports and wear masculine clothing.” This is c…

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With dozens of special districts, boards and committees stretching from Pacifica to Pescadero, there’s no shortage of ways to get involved in local government. But the same handful of people tend to show up to meetings to advocate for or against the issues of the day. The biggest decisions a…

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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…

  • 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…

  • Updated
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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.

  • 7

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…

  • Updated
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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.

  • 0

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 …

  • 0

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 …

  • 0

“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…

  • 0

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…

  • 0

At last check, just over half of Americans are vaccinated against the potentially lethal effects of COVID-19. The numbers are better for California (about 60 percent) and much better in San Mateo County, where 80 percent of people over the age of 12 are fully vaccinated with one of three vac…

  • 1

If not for deadly wildfires blackening some of California’s most beloved landscapes and a novel coronavirus coursing through our communities, the state’s top existential challenge would be housing. Specifically, how to build more of it.

  • 0

This week, we write about the Restaurant Revitalization Fund, which is part of the larger American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. More than 100,000 restaurants across the nation received an average of $283,000 in the first several months of the fund’s existence. Depending upon their circumstances,…

  • 0

As school starts, I join others in celebrating our teachers. After a trying year, they continue to shine, offering again their trust, guidance and community to our children.

  • 0

Pacifica City Council is considering options for a “Safe Parking Program.” Safe parking provides rest, access to hygiene and case management to work toward permanent housing.

  • 0

I would like to proclaim my dismay at the city’s handling of the RV residential parking situation. The idea of moving RVs to “assigned residential parking” solves nothing. The people living in their RVs are still on the streets with no physical, mental or emotional support or services. How d…

  • 0

Nearly two-thirds of the credentialed staff at Jefferson Union High School District is white. Less than 11 percent of staff is Latino. Eight percent of the teachers are Asian. Meanwhile, only 14 percent of the student body is Caucasian. Nearly a third of students are Filipino, yet only 8 per…

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I read with interest the comments of the panicked residents of Fairway Park about the potential for RV parking on their (public) street. While I understand that society’s persistent problem of a lack of affordable housing is not welcome when presented outside of one’s window, I would challen…

  • 0

To address health and safety concerns in the Civic Center facilities at 170 Santa Maria Ave., the city will be undertaking a significant renovation of the Civic Center. For approximately the next two years, while final design and construction of the renovated Civic Center campus are complete…

  • 0

By now, conquering seemingly unconquerable medical challenges by realizing the promise of technology might seem like old hat to Coastsider Gary Selnow. After all, he’s aided doctors in war-torn regions like Iraq and Kosovo and brought medical miracles to remote parts of the Amazon. But even …

  • 0

I am very concerned about the July 21 deadline that the city has agreed to with respect to RV parking on Pacifica streets. This issue has a tremendous global impact on the quality of life for the residents of Pacifica with respect to safety, public health, and retention of property values. A…

  • 0

Pacifica’s ordinance that bans parking oversized vehicles on some city streets is either an attempt to maintain safe roads and the quality of life for all or a heartless attempt to make those who can’t afford more traditional housing move along. Or maybe it doesn’t matter which. Either way, …

  • 0

On June 28, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed new legislation (AB 832) that extends eviction protection until Sept. 30, 2021. Also, this budget includes a $5.2 billion California Rent Relief Program.

  • 0

Young people who play organized sports are healthier, all things considered, than their more sedentary peers. They form lasting friendships and learn to deal with adversity in productive ways. They become time management experts out of necessity. Young athletes build confidence and good habi…

  • 0

I appreciate the heads-up from Jane Northrop regarding the prospects for funding improvements to Sharp Park Road (Tribune, July 7), which I use frequently in cyclist and motorist mode.