Donations for border relief can be dropped off Friday

Bay Area Border Relief is planning a fourth trip to the U.S.-Mexican border later this month and is collecting donations and supplies for delivery to Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley in Texas.

Practical clothing and shoes, art supplies, snacks, gift cards and financial contributions can be dropped off at Ayudando Latinos A Soñar office in Half Moon Bay, 604 Main St, Suite G, in Half Moon Bay from 1 to 4 p.m. on Friday. Donations can be sent to the Philanthropic Ventures Foundation. For more info, email


County to host LGBTQ pride celebration

The San Mateo County LGBTQ Commission is hosting the seventh annual San Mateo County Pride Celebration from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 15, at San Mateo Central Park. The event will celebrate inclusion and wellness for LGBTQ people and allies across the county. 

The day in the park will feature music, live entertainment, crafts, children’s activities, a teen space, food trucks and more. Entertainment will be provided by MC Jesus U BettaWork and DJ Lady Char. Resource tables will provide tools and information, as well. 

For more information, visit


Bay Area boils under record heat

The National Weather Service says the heat set a new record on Monday. The temperature in Half Moon Bay was 89. The previous high for June 10 was 75 degrees and that occurred way back in 1941.

Similar records fell from Santa Rosa to King City, where the high of 107 broke a 23-year-old mark.

The heat wave continued throughout much of the region on Tuesday. The high reached 87 degrees in Half Moon Bay on Tuesday, but the highs are expected to drop into the 60s the rest of the week.

Elsewhere, residents are not so lucky, and the high heat has been causing problems from the South Bay northward. BART officials said systemwide delays on Monday were related to the heatwave, and there were several power outages on the Peninsula, including two in Palo Alto.

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