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I saw an article headlined, “San Fran's reparations committee proposes $5 million to each Black longtime resident, total debt forgiveness” on Fox News on Jan. 16. That comes on the heels of an L.A. Magazine story headlined, “CA Reparations Task Force Eyes $500,000 for Descendants of Slavery.”

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I visited the Ken Paul exhibit at Coastal Arts League, and I have to say, that it is one of the most incredible displays of artwork that I have seen in many years. The diversity of his media is beyond belief — there are aquatint intaglios, linocut prints, monotypes, pen and ink drawings, woo…

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In a midtown neighborhood shopping center in Palo Alto, an innovative model for prevention and early intervention for youth mental health challenges is an open door for young people. Called “allcove,” it’s one of several such centers taking shape across California, and the first of its kind …

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The series of storms that hit the Bay Area over the New Year’s weekend and early this week caused flooding … on the Coastside on Monday and the closure of the Devil’s Slide section of Highway 1 Monday afternoon.

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This week, we dedicate a lot of space in the newspaper to looking back, at things that have already happened on the coast. That’s the easy part. Hindsight is 20/20, as they say. Foresight is a little blurry.

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The news release issued in the days before Christmas looked like a rare bit of good news. San Mateo County was trumpeting an eight-figure investment in local, state and federal funding “to create more affordable housing across San Mateo County.”

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The agricultural industry is a major component of San Mateo County’s economy, bringing in nearly $98 million in 2021. According to the Healthcare for the Homeless/Farmworker Health Program’s 2019 Needs Assessment, the county is home to about 80 farms from north of Half Moon Bay to the Santa …

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Al final de otro día de trabajo duro, Juana y Carolina atravesaron el frío y la creciente oscuridad para reunirse con el editor del periódico de la ciudad en el poco iluminado y casi vacío patio de La Piazza, justo al lado de la calle principal de Half Moon Bay. Dios sabe que tenían cosas me…

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At the end of another hard-working day, Juana and Carolina traveled through the chill and the growing darkness to meet the town’s newspaper editor in the dim, mostly empty La Piazza courtyard just off of Half Moon Bay’s Main Street. Lord knows they had better things to do with their precious…

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Nothing elicits a collective gnashing of teeth on the Coastside like our frustration with traffic on daily commutes, during pumpkin season or on those special days when it seems like everybody from the Central Valley needs to escape the heat. This is not a new problem and lots of smart peopl…

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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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In the weeks to come, Half Moon Bay High School administrators say they will begin a new program called “Community on Campus.” The idea is to invite vetted adults onto campus to augment existing paid staff in hopes that these trusted community members become mentors and more over time. These…

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If you live on the coast, by now you have likely heard about Richard Punquieli and an odyssey that began with his arrest for trespassing on the night of Oct. 21. The 25-year-old Moss Beach resident — who family members say is autistic and has additional mental health challenges — was release…

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There's a big push by both the federal and state governments to convince you to give up your gas-powered cars and gas appliances and go all-electric. They are offering you tax credits and interest-free loans to get you to convert. But this is somewhat deceiving.

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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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In the past, it seemed there were two kinds of candidates on the coast: those who talked about revolutionary environmental protections, often with an eye toward mitigating the effects of climate change, and those who talked a good game even if they didn’t consider climate the purview of a sm…