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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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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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When my family decided to move to Pacifica back in 2008 one of the big draws for us was the amount of open space. I thought to myself, what a forward-thinking planning department and city council we have that has protected our beautiful green hills since the 50’s. It looks like a picture pos…

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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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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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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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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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When my family decided to move to Pacifica back in 2008 one of the big draws for us was the amount of open space. I thought to myself, what a forward-thinking planning department and city council we have that has protected our beautiful green hills since the 50’s. It looks like a picture pos…

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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.

  • 1

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…

  • 0

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 …

  • 0

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…

  • 1

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…

  • 1

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, …

  • 0

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.

  • Updated
  • 0

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…