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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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The attack on Pacifica’s RV parking ban by the ACLU and a few disgruntled squatters is outrageous enough, but the arrogance of U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria, who said, “You are not allowed to drive the homeless out of the city,” takes the cake. Why not? It seems to work just fine for th…

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A recent letter writer in the Tribune may not be aware that whole countries are vaccine hesitant. Countries from New Zealand to Vietnam controlled the spread from the start and may yet see the same end — another circulating or endemic pathogen that emerged from wet markets — but not before i…

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I’ve lived in Pacifica most of my life, attending Linda Mar for elementary school and graduating from Terra Nova High School. My husband grew up in San Francisco but always wanted to build his own home, and loved where my parents lived. We found an acre with an ocean view in the mid-1980s an…

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I have a friend who refuses to get vaccinated. Part of it is that he doesn’t believe in Western medicine, but mostly he is just stubborn and doesn’t like anyone telling him what to do. He is no dummy. He wears a mask and bumps elbows instead of shaking hands. He knows that COVID-19 kills. Ye…

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A robust seawall, north of the pier, is essential for the future of Pacifica. We, as Pacificans, need to join together now to support our City Council and help to secure funding for the project.

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On Nov. 15, 1986, Measure T, “the Devil’s Slide bypass-tunnel initiative,” was approved by voters. After chiseling together creative funding partnerships and chipping through 4,440 feet of solid rock, on March 25, 2013, Pacifica found herself reliably connected by a modern tunnel to her sist…

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I visited George Pong, a diminutive Chinese American, and noticed that, with his framed war ribbons, there were wings from the Army, Air Force, and Navy. I had gone to talk to him because I wanted to know about his service in a B-17 bomber in World War II. Christmas Day 1944 was his first na…

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Regarding the ongoing study of the Beach Boulevard seawall project, Jim Steele’s letter in the April 28 Tribune made some good points about how the 1929 O’Shaughnessy seawall on Ocean Beach in San Francisco has stood the test of time, turning back the waves over the course of 80 years. There…

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When Pacifica became a city in 1957, we needed a City Hall. We took an old schoolhouse and made it do, hoping to build a better one someday.

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A robust seawall that is well designed and guaranteed to last at least 50 years is a must to protect the heart of Pacifica and the infrastructure that is vital to all Pacificans. To our north, the well-built O’Shaughnessy seawall, constructed in 1929 to protect western-most San Francisco, ha…

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The fourth meeting of the Beach Boulevard Infrastructure Resiliency Project to rebuild the Sharp Park seawall is scheduled for 6 p.m. on April 29. For those who care about the economic viability and sustainability of Pacifica, protecting the central core of town, businesses and housing, atte…

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The Stay Woke Club at Oceana High School has an active role in denouncing hate crimes, human rights violations and economic inequalities. This includes the recent hate crimes against the Asian American and Pacific Islander community.

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A heartfelt thanks to all the people who came out on Friday, March 26, at Highway 1 with signs and smiles promoting love and kindness. I was touched to the core as I drove by.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 …

  • 0

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

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…

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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

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

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

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.

  • 1

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.

  • 0

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…

  • 0

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?

  • 0

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…

  • 0

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…

  • 0

The attack on Pacifica’s RV parking ban by the ACLU and a few disgruntled squatters is outrageous enough, but the arrogance of U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria, who said, “You are not allowed to drive the homeless out of the city,” takes the cake. Why not? It seems to work just fine for th…

  • 0

A recent letter writer in the Tribune may not be aware that whole countries are vaccine hesitant. Countries from New Zealand to Vietnam controlled the spread from the start and may yet see the same end — another circulating or endemic pathogen that emerged from wet markets — but not before i…

  • 0

I’ve lived in Pacifica most of my life, attending Linda Mar for elementary school and graduating from Terra Nova High School. My husband grew up in San Francisco but always wanted to build his own home, and loved where my parents lived. We found an acre with an ocean view in the mid-1980s an…

  • 0

I have a friend who refuses to get vaccinated. Part of it is that he doesn’t believe in Western medicine, but mostly he is just stubborn and doesn’t like anyone telling him what to do. He is no dummy. He wears a mask and bumps elbows instead of shaking hands. He knows that COVID-19 kills. Ye…

  • 0

A robust seawall, north of the pier, is essential for the future of Pacifica. We, as Pacificans, need to join together now to support our City Council and help to secure funding for the project.

  • 0

On Nov. 15, 1986, Measure T, “the Devil’s Slide bypass-tunnel initiative,” was approved by voters. After chiseling together creative funding partnerships and chipping through 4,440 feet of solid rock, on March 25, 2013, Pacifica found herself reliably connected by a modern tunnel to her sist…

  • 0

I visited George Pong, a diminutive Chinese American, and noticed that, with his framed war ribbons, there were wings from the Army, Air Force, and Navy. I had gone to talk to him because I wanted to know about his service in a B-17 bomber in World War II. Christmas Day 1944 was his first na…

  • 0

Regarding the ongoing study of the Beach Boulevard seawall project, Jim Steele’s letter in the April 28 Tribune made some good points about how the 1929 O’Shaughnessy seawall on Ocean Beach in San Francisco has stood the test of time, turning back the waves over the course of 80 years. There…

  • 0

When Pacifica became a city in 1957, we needed a City Hall. We took an old schoolhouse and made it do, hoping to build a better one someday.

  • 0

A robust seawall that is well designed and guaranteed to last at least 50 years is a must to protect the heart of Pacifica and the infrastructure that is vital to all Pacificans. To our north, the well-built O’Shaughnessy seawall, constructed in 1929 to protect western-most San Francisco, ha…

  • 0

The fourth meeting of the Beach Boulevard Infrastructure Resiliency Project to rebuild the Sharp Park seawall is scheduled for 6 p.m. on April 29. For those who care about the economic viability and sustainability of Pacifica, protecting the central core of town, businesses and housing, atte…

  • 0

The Stay Woke Club at Oceana High School has an active role in denouncing hate crimes, human rights violations and economic inequalities. This includes the recent hate crimes against the Asian American and Pacific Islander community.

  • 0

A heartfelt thanks to all the people who came out on Friday, March 26, at Highway 1 with signs and smiles promoting love and kindness. I was touched to the core as I drove by.

  • 0

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…

  • 0

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…

  • 0

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…

  • 0

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.

  • 0

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.

  • 1

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.

  • 1

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 …

  • 0

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…

featured
  • 0

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…

  • 0

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…

  • 0

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.

  • Updated
  • 0

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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I read an article in the Tribune a few weeks ago outlining a street paving schedule in Pacifica. I noted that Pedro Point and Vallemar were not scheduled for any streets to be paved. I have lived in Pacifica for 54 years and do not recall that these two areas have ever been on a […]