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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.

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Dear Editor: Having read two articles in the May 26 issue of the Review, one headlined, “School leaders keep eye on declining births” and another, “Picasso Preschool seeks new location,” I thought of a solution to solve both their dilemmas.

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Dear Editor: I settled in Pacifica, Calif., more than 30 years ago and I remember when the Chrysler Pacifica came out. I've always wondered if our City Council was ever consulted on the use of our city’s name? My guess would be no and it seems that no one said anything about it then, so now the issue is moot.

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Dear Editor: Last week, firefighters from the Coastside Fire Protection District had to make a short visit to our home. This was our third call for help since first having kids in 2014. This time it was for our youngest, who managed to get a couple of fingers stuck inside of a toy.

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Dear Editor: Last week, the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League Board of Managers voted to overturn a previous decision denying postseason athletics, citing significantly improved COVID-19 health conditions. The vote clears the way for SCVAL student athletes to participate in postseason play and leaves the Peninsula Athletic League, which includes Half Moon Bay High School student athletes, idle while others play.

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Dear Editor: 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. Yet I can’t seem to persuade him to get his shots.

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Dear Editor: 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 sister Coastside cities.

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Dear Editor: Being a yard duty at Hatch Elementary School is an amazing job. It's incredible to go to work and know that I'm going to make a difference to so many kids each day. How many jobs do people get to go to where they receive spontaneous high-fives?

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Dear Editor: I read in last week’s Review of the Council’s plan to potentially seize the six parcels west of Railroad Avenue for $91,000. I can understand why Thomas Gearing would oppose the seizing of his property, not to mention the paltry sum of $91,000, that the council is willing to offer.

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Dear Editor: San Mateo County D.A. Stephen Wagstaffe (along with the district attorneys of San Bernardino and Riverside counties) has appealed the stays of execution granted to some prisoners on California's death row, even though Gov. Gavin Newsom has placed a moratorium on executions. At issue is California's method of execution, lethal injection.

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On Nov. 7, my daughter Jenifer and her fiancé were walking hand in hand on Main Street toward their beautiful wedding in my backyard. On Feb. 27, just a few short months later, Jesse was killed by a drunk driver. He had celebrated his birthday two days before, on Feb. 25.

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Dear Editor: For those who say we do not need natural gas, just look at what happened in Texas. Homes with natural gas in Texas had heat from their gas fireplace, had hot water and were able to cook on their gas stove. 

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Dear Editor: We're already two months into 2021, and we only have 21 months to go! Our historic Pigeon Point Lighthouse is turning 150 years old on Nov. 15, 2022, and preparations for the celebration are far from underway.

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Dear Editor: I read with horror the recent article in the Review about the potential adoption of a “reach code” regarding natural gas appliances.

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Loud leaf blowers — aside from the questionable value of blowing leaves, dirt, etc., from one place to another — produce a very grating sound that disturbs the neighborhoods, especially a large number of people working from home. Many communities in California have prohibited the use of loud…

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I am writing to voice my opinion loudly and clearly. Donald Trump must be convicted and disqualified from running for office ever again. The House impeached Trump for his incitement of an armed insurrection against the U.S. government to throw out the results of the presidential election. An…

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For many years I’ve been following developments on climate change and the possible solutions being considered by communities, businesses and governments. One of the most effective mechanisms to quickly reduce greenhouse gas emissions, while creating jobs and stimulating our economy, is a mar…

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Rarely is an opinion piece so singularly important in today’s society as Ted Lempert’s piece, headlined, “Getting kids back in school is Mission: Critical,” (Review, Jan. 27.) It must be acted on. While all of us are suffering through this pandemic, besides the deaths and serious illnesses, …

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It has been a week since Arunay Pruthi was swept away at Cowell Ranch State Beach. Eight days before that, a woman was swept out at a Pescadero beach. If we choose to keep our beaches open when we know conditions are not safe, then people will still go to them.

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Dear Editor: I want to thank Editor Clay Lambert for his column on me getting my first vaccination (Review, Jan. 13). It’s a small step toward returning to the old normal.

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“And so this is Christmas,” sang John Lennon in a song etched into our very marrow. “Another year over, a new one just begun.” And so this is inauguration. Another time over, a new one just beginning.

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I object to your statement in your Jan. 6 editorial headlined, “Those of us who believe in science are anxiously awaiting our turn to get vaccinated.” Your statement seems to imply that anyone who would choose otherwise does not “believe in science” like you do.

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I write regarding the Jan. 6 headline, “Locals say sea life at risk over Pillar Point harvesting” and the subsequent Jan. 13 article headlined, “Who's harvesting Pillar Point mussels?” I believe that a fundamental fact was not communicated to your readers.

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The recent bout of accidents at the intersection of Main Street and Highway 1 are but early precursors to the impending damage the proposed hotel will inflict upon the residents of Half Moon Bay.

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Big thanks for Sarah Wright’s article (Dec. 23) calling out data inconsistencies on Pescadero COVID rates, but one could argue that the data suggests the opposite — that Latino/Hispanic COVID cases and deaths are underrepresented in the official numbers that show 6.8 times the number of white folks dying vs. LatinX folks.