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Dear Editor: In your article about the commercial crab season finally opening, (Review, Dec. 22) you referred to humpback whales as “endangered.” Fortunately, humpback whales are not listed as endangered or even threatened on the Endangered Species Act list.

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Dear Editor: The recent rainstorms have highlighted the inadequacy of current sewer systems on the coast of San Mateo County. Pacifica had a 3 million-gallon spill during the storm of Oct. 25, in spite of adding storm drainage capacity awhile back. At Sewer Authority Mid-coastside, thanks to timely expansion of the wet weather storage, we avoided such a spill by 6 inches at the Burnham Strip Wet Weather Storage Facility.

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Dear Editor: After 50 years of working in government in multiple administrative roles, it's taken our move to Half Moon Bay four years ago to have an experience with the complexity of city government. There are some edifying descriptions of city government available, but after reading the Wikipedia pages describing the history of the city of Half Moon Bay, it is apparent that it has struggled over the years.

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Dear Editor: In our incipient utopia of Half Moon Bay, it has been decided by our enlightened City Council that by banning our use of natural gas the world will be saved from the dire consequences of climate change. This decision has been made even in the face of the admission that it would not pass a vote of the citizens.

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Dear Editor: How are Half Moon Bay employers going to operate with no power? As I sit in my office, I am unable to join a scheduled conference call due to the fact I have no power or internet. Due to the geographic location of my office, phone service is not reliable. This is unacceptable!

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Dear Editor: Why is the work on Highway 92 being done in the daytime rather than at night? The wait times are as long as 45-plus minutes; westbound traffic is backed up from Crystal Springs, and eastbound traffic stopped almost from Main Street.

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Dear Editor: On Sunday, I drove past the Johnston House property. The parking lot was full and I could see that the old train station was full to capacity. It’s some big event I thought to myself.

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Dear Editor: My wife and I have tried very hard to stop the alien invasion into our neighborhood. But the evil Eucalyptus trees keep slowly and insidiously creeping into our yard. We’ve spent tons of money chopping them down only to have them grow back worse.

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Dear Editor: San Mateo County Superior Court would have us believe this pandemic is over. On Nov. 22, the Superior Court announced on its website that Remote Access, which enables the public to listen via telephone to courtroom proceedings, has been discontinued, effective immediately.

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Dear Editor: Jim Larimer is correct in that California underfunds K-12 education (Review, Nov. 17). The latest data shows average spending per pupil of roughly $12,700. That amount is equal to the U.S. state average, but barely half of the top state New York ($23,300). However, the focus on Proposition 13 as the cause of this shortfall misses the big picture.

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Dear Editor: I urge the city of Half Moon Bay to refuse the measure called an electrification ordinance. The main effect of the ordinance is to launch the collapse of the existing natural gas service to the community by forbidding new and upgraded gas service.

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The city of Half Moon Bay is preparing to take a significant leadership role in protecting the health of our community and planet by phasing out fossil fuels through a proposed building electrification ordinance. The ordinance would create a path for Half Moon Bay to electrify all homes and …

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Regarding the story headlined, “Cameras to be installed at HMB skatepark” (Review, Nov. 3), Half Moon Bay Deputy City Manager Matthew Chidester was quoted as saying that “this is our facility” and if people don’t like the cameras they can essentially stay away. I would like to remind him tha…

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Dear Editor: Our recent experience serving on the above referenced advisory commission was challenging and rewarding. We also strongly believe that certain changes are now past due, and implementation will significantly enable future district lines commissions to responsibly guide the process and drive a transparent outcome that we all will be proud and supportive of.

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Dear Editor: The Friends of the Half Moon Bay Library are very pleased to announce that we can now receive used book donations from the community! We’re in great need of your ‘gently used’ books to boost our stocks, which have fallen significantly during the COVID pandemic. For example, we have a very low supply of fiction books.

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Dear Editor: Steve Hyman should wake up and smell the climate change (Review, Nov. 3). The August 2021 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report confirms, “The observed increases (in climate change) are unequivocally caused by human activities” that have and are changing Earth’s climate and it’s getting worse.

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Dear Editor: There is a major flaw in Jim Larimer’s analysis of the teacher housing issue (Review, Oct. 27). “Since property taxes have never grown annually by more than 2 percent since 1976, public school funding has shrunk by as much as l.5 percent relative to real cost to operate our schools.”

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Dear Editor: I am not driving on Highway 92 or Highway 1 that often but the past few weeks have seen a dramatic daily increase in logging trucks with what appears to be redwood trees.

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Dear Editor: We live in the area affected by the three weekend power outages on the South Coast during September. We had ordered solar panels and backup batteries last February. Due to supply shortages, the sytem was just installed three days before the most recent outage.

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Dear Editor: On June 28, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed new legislation (AB 832) that extends eviction protection until Sept. 30. Also, this budget includes a $5.2 billion California Rent Relief Program.

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The foghorn is part of what makes living on the coast so unique. The constant sound of the foghorn is very soothing and can lull one into a relaxed state. Please don’t let the wrath of a few end the enjoyment that more than one generation has been lucky enough to experience.

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Dear Editor: I had a near miss recently. I was traveling north on Highway 1 and attempted to exit at Etheldore. A motorcyclist traveling north on Carlos Street came through the intersection making a left turn on Etheldore to access Highway 1.

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Dear Editor: I have lived in Montara for 15 years and find the sound of the foghorn soothing, comforting and a true and beautiful signature of what it is like to live here on the northern coast of California. It is a piece of history and is loved by so many people who have settled here years before I came.

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Dear Editor: I had the opportunity to speak with Half Moon Bay City Councilman Harvey Rarback at the Farmers Market regarding the proposed ordinance that would require citizens of Half Moon Bay to purchase electric appliances when replacing any existing gas appliances.

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Dear Editor: I just finished looking at the special “Graduates of 2021” section in last week’s Review. And I’m taken back to the memories of so many of these young people whom I first met as a substitute teacher at Cunha Intermediate School and then at Half Moon Bay High School.

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Dear Editor: The Half Moon Bay City Council's foray into hiring another administrator for the police is a waste of money. The San Mateo County Sheriff's contract is economical and their post-training strikes the right balance for public safety.