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This piece was born following a neighborhood meeting I attended. It was organized by Dan Stegink and Traci Ewell and held at the Pacifica Community Center to brainstorm solutions to traffic problems along Crespi Drive. As I studied a display map of the Linda Mar area, it struck me that the o…

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This piece was born following a neighborhood meeting I attended. It was organized by Dan Stegink and Traci Ewell and held at the Pacifica Community Center to brainstorm solutions to traffic problems along Crespi Drive. As I studied a display map of the Linda Mar area, it struck me that the o…

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I recently read elsewhere letters to the editor about switching from natural gas to electricity. The first accurately presented current conversion costs. I am a San Mateo homeowner and have done my own research. All the promised rebates from conversion advocates amount to 30 percent of the c…

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I want to commend City Council for supporting the first reading of the ordinance to adopt the 2022 edition of the California Building Standards Code and Fire Code with local amendments, including amendments to require building electrification (reach codes), underground utility installation, …

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My adult daughter calls this week’s big holiday “Thankstaking.” Anyone who will be sitting down to a big dinner of plenty in the expansive former home of the Ohlone people will be hard-pressed to argue with her. However the holiday has evolved, it hearkens back to a great taking.

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The day the news services announced that President Joe Biden and Secretary of State Antony Blinken declared that it was not a Russian rocket that killed two citizens of Poland, a NATO country, I breathed a sigh of relief. But within minutes, I thought, “How many more close calls or accidents…

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Thanksgiving has always been one of my favorite holidays.  Gathering together, sharing a meal, putting our differences and our crazy lives aside, and being grateful for what we have, big and small, can remind us of our humanity at the deepest level.

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Assuming the results hold, it appears incumbent Sue Beckmeyer and first-time candidate Christine Boles have earned seats on the Pacifica City Council. The Nov. 8 general election also brought more money to City Hall in the form of a sales tax increase, but little clarity to the debate over f…

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The holiday season comes with family gatherings, social time with friends and office parties. These joyful events can lead to life-altering consequences, like drunken driving.

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One hundred and fifty years ago this month, a deputy U.S. marshal arrested noted social reformer Susan B. Anthony. The charge? “Wrongfully and unlawfully” voting for a candidate for Congress in Rochester, N.Y. The indictment noted she was “a person of the female sex.” She was ultimately conv…

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I am so enjoying the weekly delivery of the Pacifica Tribune in my P.O. box. Oh, sure, I can get local news from apps like Next-door or Facebook, but not like the quality of professionally trained reporters and good writers.

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There has been a barrage of complaints by California politicians and consumer groups about our high gasoline prices. The average price for regular in California is about $5.57 per gallon vs. a U.S. average of $3.77 per gallon. Part of the reason for this disparity is that California is the o…

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I hope that a follow-up will be done on the Regional Housing Needs Allocation policy for Pacifica. One topic continues to be called out, and that is the Quarry site. This was put forward at both meetings.

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Every eight years, communities are obligated to evaluate their future housing needs and develop a plan. Pacifica’s deadline for the Housing Element is Jan. 31, 2023.

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I support Laura Parmer-Lohan for District 3 San Mateo County supervisor. She is endorsed by the Pacifica Progressive Alliance, which has also endorsed Christine Boles for Pacifica City Council in District 2 and Paul Chervatin for Pacifica City Council in District 5.

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On Saturday, U.S. Rep. Jackie Speier brought her farewell tour to Half Moon Bay. It was as if the Grateful Dead announced its final show would be in a middle school gym on the coast. The only thing missing was the tie-dye and the smell of marijuana in the wind. It was definitely a Bay Area moment.

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It is well established that if you want to know who a politician is you should “follow the money.” This cycle, I am supporting Paul Chervatin and Christine Boles for Pacifica City Council, and Laura Parmer-Lohan for county supervisor. None of them is taking toxic outside money or being suppo…

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By now most people have figured out that corporate greed has been the main driver of post-pandemic inflation. In fact, a new study by economists gives it a number: 54 percent. You see it everywhere you spend money. The gas pump, the supermarket, all goods and services have seen explosive pri…

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Pacificans can finally win relief from the fireworks that result in wildfires, cause stress to veterans, freak out pets and wildlife, and make our neighborhoods sound like war zones for weeks at a time. Most nonprofits raise money without selling fireworks, and Pacificans, including those of…

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“Follow the money” is the oldest political truism. An endorsement by the biggest special interest in Pacifica, the San Mateo Realtors association, will require you to answer on their endorsement questionnaire: “Should you be elected or re-elected, do you agree to immediately notify Gina Zari…

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Like insurance, the Harbor Patrol is merely an expense on the ledger until it’s the only thing that matters. Be that as it may, the San Mateo County Harbor District, which manages and funds the ocean rescue crews, says standing ready, 24 hours a day, for a maritime emergency is an expensive …

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Thank you for the excellent coverage of the events and actions organized by the Pacifica Peace People during September, which included the community reading of the anti-Vietnam War speech by Rev. Martin Luther King from April 4, 1967.

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Pacificans have the opportunity to elect a new supervisor in District 3 for San Mateo County. While the district is huge, the candidate elected will be our voice on the commission.

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I strongly support Christine Boles for Pacifica City Council, District 2. She has expertise that will help our community move into the 21st century on housing, environmental protection related to climate change and post-COVID economic recovery.

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It is difficult to understand the justification for declaring a “long-term” structural deficit as the reason for putting the Measure Y half-cent sales tax on the ballot given that the Pacifica 10-year financial forecast published in 2020 projects a $6 million surplus in fiscal 2030-2031.

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Thank you, Delia McGrath and Linda Peebles for researching and writing “Pacifica Peace People say war is not the answer,” which was printed in the Opinion section of the Pacifica Tribune on Sept. 14, 2022.

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Steven Booker and I were on the campaign trail with Ray Mueller and his current opponent and believe he is the best candidate to represent us in District 3 on the Board of Supervisors. In fact, we have both endorsed him because he is much more experienced than his opponent to ensure that gov…

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On Nov. 8, voters in Pacifica will decide the fate of a tax measure that proponents say is necessary to keep the city safe and beautiful and opponents claim will leave you holding the bag and even open to privacy concerns. In short, Measure Y is either utterly necessary or a terrible choice.

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I just got a second threatening mailer from American Promotional Events Inc. West saying that if Measure Q passes, volunteer beach cleanup ends. This is not true!

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Don’t be fooled, Pacifica City Council’s Measure Y tax is a bad idea. Pacifica’s state beaches and highways are already funded by the state of California (which has a $97 billion surplus) and nothing about the Measure Y tax affects existing employee compensation. To learn more about employee…

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The second California gold rush that was the legalization of cannabis cultivation and the retail sales of that product has gone bust. At least that is the word from many in an industry that is saddled with unsupportable regulation and slow to recover from the travails that buffeted most busi…

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The last couple of years have surely been a test for students of all ages. Ditto for parents and school teachers and administrators. They’ve lived through months of fear and trepidation, best efforts to make do with virtual classes, and now an uncertain return that has included confusion ove…

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Those of us who care about the environment in Pacifica are used to cleaning the beaches and creeks, planting trees or protecting our hillsides. We are less used to suggesting how you vote on a specific measure. This time, though, we believe that Measure Y is so important that it has inspired…

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A few weeks ago, I stepped out from behind the curtain to share my perspectives on the Review and Tribune, and I asked for your support — and feedback — as we continue trying to deliver sustainable local news here on the San Mateo Coastside. I’m happy to report that we have received lots of …

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For those with a long memory, do you think the city should bring back the Miss Pacifica pageant?

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Regarding Clay Lambert’s editorial about the lengthy City Council meetings (Tribune, Sept. 7), it is a timely piece. I have attended the meetings of city councils, large and small, in person and virtually. None compare to those of Pacifica’s council.

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For several years now there have been growing calls for citizen oversight of our Sheriff’s Office and others around the country. It’s such a good idea as to be obvious. Your local police departments need civilian oversight for the same reason the nation’s military needs it: Men with guns and…

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Several of my Coastside colleagues represented the Tribune in Pacifica’s Fog Fest parade over the weekend, enjoying the great fall weather. Meanwhile, I lay apprehensive but bored in the Kaiser emergency room in Redwood City, being subjected to a battery of tests, which was a good thing.

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Folks, there are only 42 days left to November election. If Democrats don’t keep a majority in the House and don’t gain Senate seats to have a clear majority, you no longer need to worry about 2024. President Biden will be a lame duck the remainder of his term.

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I served in the U.S. Army as an officer during Operation Desert Storm, and understand the importance of firearms in the defense of our nation. I am also a surgeon who has treated civilian gunshot victims for more than two decades. I cannot reconcile the senseless injuries I see with what is …

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Pacificans and Coastside residents are fortunate to choose between two excellent candidates for county supervisor. My choice is Ray Mueller.

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After our front-page story last week on proposed changes to the City Council code of conduct, Pacifica City Manager Kevin Woodhouse was kind enough to try and explain where he thought we went wrong.

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I recently read elsewhere letters to the editor about switching from natural gas to electricity. The first accurately presented current conversion costs. I am a San Mateo homeowner and have done my own research. All the promised rebates from conversion advocates amount to 30 percent of the c…

  • 1

I want to commend City Council for supporting the first reading of the ordinance to adopt the 2022 edition of the California Building Standards Code and Fire Code with local amendments, including amendments to require building electrification (reach codes), underground utility installation, …

  • 0

My adult daughter calls this week’s big holiday “Thankstaking.” Anyone who will be sitting down to a big dinner of plenty in the expansive former home of the Ohlone people will be hard-pressed to argue with her. However the holiday has evolved, it hearkens back to a great taking.

  • 0

The day the news services announced that President Joe Biden and Secretary of State Antony Blinken declared that it was not a Russian rocket that killed two citizens of Poland, a NATO country, I breathed a sigh of relief. But within minutes, I thought, “How many more close calls or accidents…

  • 0

Thanksgiving has always been one of my favorite holidays.  Gathering together, sharing a meal, putting our differences and our crazy lives aside, and being grateful for what we have, big and small, can remind us of our humanity at the deepest level.

  • 0

Assuming the results hold, it appears incumbent Sue Beckmeyer and first-time candidate Christine Boles have earned seats on the Pacifica City Council. The Nov. 8 general election also brought more money to City Hall in the form of a sales tax increase, but little clarity to the debate over f…

  • 0

The holiday season comes with family gatherings, social time with friends and office parties. These joyful events can lead to life-altering consequences, like drunken driving.

  • 0

One hundred and fifty years ago this month, a deputy U.S. marshal arrested noted social reformer Susan B. Anthony. The charge? “Wrongfully and unlawfully” voting for a candidate for Congress in Rochester, N.Y. The indictment noted she was “a person of the female sex.” She was ultimately conv…

  • 0

I am so enjoying the weekly delivery of the Pacifica Tribune in my P.O. box. Oh, sure, I can get local news from apps like Next-door or Facebook, but not like the quality of professionally trained reporters and good writers.

  • 0

There has been a barrage of complaints by California politicians and consumer groups about our high gasoline prices. The average price for regular in California is about $5.57 per gallon vs. a U.S. average of $3.77 per gallon. Part of the reason for this disparity is that California is the o…

  • 0

I hope that a follow-up will be done on the Regional Housing Needs Allocation policy for Pacifica. One topic continues to be called out, and that is the Quarry site. This was put forward at both meetings.

  • 0

Every eight years, communities are obligated to evaluate their future housing needs and develop a plan. Pacifica’s deadline for the Housing Element is Jan. 31, 2023.

  • 3

I support Laura Parmer-Lohan for District 3 San Mateo County supervisor. She is endorsed by the Pacifica Progressive Alliance, which has also endorsed Christine Boles for Pacifica City Council in District 2 and Paul Chervatin for Pacifica City Council in District 5.

  • 0

On Saturday, U.S. Rep. Jackie Speier brought her farewell tour to Half Moon Bay. It was as if the Grateful Dead announced its final show would be in a middle school gym on the coast. The only thing missing was the tie-dye and the smell of marijuana in the wind. It was definitely a Bay Area moment.

  • 1

It is well established that if you want to know who a politician is you should “follow the money.” This cycle, I am supporting Paul Chervatin and Christine Boles for Pacifica City Council, and Laura Parmer-Lohan for county supervisor. None of them is taking toxic outside money or being suppo…

  • 0

By now most people have figured out that corporate greed has been the main driver of post-pandemic inflation. In fact, a new study by economists gives it a number: 54 percent. You see it everywhere you spend money. The gas pump, the supermarket, all goods and services have seen explosive pri…

  • 0

Pacificans can finally win relief from the fireworks that result in wildfires, cause stress to veterans, freak out pets and wildlife, and make our neighborhoods sound like war zones for weeks at a time. Most nonprofits raise money without selling fireworks, and Pacificans, including those of…

  • 0

“Follow the money” is the oldest political truism. An endorsement by the biggest special interest in Pacifica, the San Mateo Realtors association, will require you to answer on their endorsement questionnaire: “Should you be elected or re-elected, do you agree to immediately notify Gina Zari…

  • 0

Like insurance, the Harbor Patrol is merely an expense on the ledger until it’s the only thing that matters. Be that as it may, the San Mateo County Harbor District, which manages and funds the ocean rescue crews, says standing ready, 24 hours a day, for a maritime emergency is an expensive …

  • 0

Thank you for the excellent coverage of the events and actions organized by the Pacifica Peace People during September, which included the community reading of the anti-Vietnam War speech by Rev. Martin Luther King from April 4, 1967.

  • 0

Pacificans have the opportunity to elect a new supervisor in District 3 for San Mateo County. While the district is huge, the candidate elected will be our voice on the commission.

  • 1

I strongly support Christine Boles for Pacifica City Council, District 2. She has expertise that will help our community move into the 21st century on housing, environmental protection related to climate change and post-COVID economic recovery.

  • 0

It is difficult to understand the justification for declaring a “long-term” structural deficit as the reason for putting the Measure Y half-cent sales tax on the ballot given that the Pacifica 10-year financial forecast published in 2020 projects a $6 million surplus in fiscal 2030-2031.

  • 0

Thank you, Delia McGrath and Linda Peebles for researching and writing “Pacifica Peace People say war is not the answer,” which was printed in the Opinion section of the Pacifica Tribune on Sept. 14, 2022.

  • 0

Steven Booker and I were on the campaign trail with Ray Mueller and his current opponent and believe he is the best candidate to represent us in District 3 on the Board of Supervisors. In fact, we have both endorsed him because he is much more experienced than his opponent to ensure that gov…

  • 0

On Nov. 8, voters in Pacifica will decide the fate of a tax measure that proponents say is necessary to keep the city safe and beautiful and opponents claim will leave you holding the bag and even open to privacy concerns. In short, Measure Y is either utterly necessary or a terrible choice.

  • 0

I just got a second threatening mailer from American Promotional Events Inc. West saying that if Measure Q passes, volunteer beach cleanup ends. This is not true!

  • 1

Don’t be fooled, Pacifica City Council’s Measure Y tax is a bad idea. Pacifica’s state beaches and highways are already funded by the state of California (which has a $97 billion surplus) and nothing about the Measure Y tax affects existing employee compensation. To learn more about employee…

  • 0

The second California gold rush that was the legalization of cannabis cultivation and the retail sales of that product has gone bust. At least that is the word from many in an industry that is saddled with unsupportable regulation and slow to recover from the travails that buffeted most busi…

  • 0

The last couple of years have surely been a test for students of all ages. Ditto for parents and school teachers and administrators. They’ve lived through months of fear and trepidation, best efforts to make do with virtual classes, and now an uncertain return that has included confusion ove…

  • Updated
  • 0

Those of us who care about the environment in Pacifica are used to cleaning the beaches and creeks, planting trees or protecting our hillsides. We are less used to suggesting how you vote on a specific measure. This time, though, we believe that Measure Y is so important that it has inspired…

  • Updated
  • 0

A few weeks ago, I stepped out from behind the curtain to share my perspectives on the Review and Tribune, and I asked for your support — and feedback — as we continue trying to deliver sustainable local news here on the San Mateo Coastside. I’m happy to report that we have received lots of …

  • 0

For those with a long memory, do you think the city should bring back the Miss Pacifica pageant?

  • 0

Regarding Clay Lambert’s editorial about the lengthy City Council meetings (Tribune, Sept. 7), it is a timely piece. I have attended the meetings of city councils, large and small, in person and virtually. None compare to those of Pacifica’s council.

  • 0

For several years now there have been growing calls for citizen oversight of our Sheriff’s Office and others around the country. It’s such a good idea as to be obvious. Your local police departments need civilian oversight for the same reason the nation’s military needs it: Men with guns and…

  • 0

Several of my Coastside colleagues represented the Tribune in Pacifica’s Fog Fest parade over the weekend, enjoying the great fall weather. Meanwhile, I lay apprehensive but bored in the Kaiser emergency room in Redwood City, being subjected to a battery of tests, which was a good thing.

  • 0

Folks, there are only 42 days left to November election. If Democrats don’t keep a majority in the House and don’t gain Senate seats to have a clear majority, you no longer need to worry about 2024. President Biden will be a lame duck the remainder of his term.