Peninsula news: CSM names new vice president

Susan Estes was named the new vice president of instruction for College of San Mateo.

Estes began at CSM in 1980 as a faculty member in the language arts division. She was president of CSM’s Academic Senate in the early 1990s and played a key role in developing the current governance process at the school.

In 1995, she became CSM’s dean of language arts programs. She also had a major role in the creation of the campus’s Center for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.

She will begin in her new post July 1.

S.F. AIRPORT

Qatar Airways considers SFO as U.S. destination

Qatar Airways officials said that in anticipation of a growing market to the Middle East, San Francisco has made the shortlist of American cities the airline is considering as a destination.

Starting this summer, the airline is kicking off service to Newark, N.J., and Washington, D.C., but it has not solidified a list of West Coast hubs.

The other cities on the list are not being disclosed at this time.

WOODSIDE

Resident appointed as honorary consul to Poland

Woodside resident Tad Taube, chairman of the Taube Foundation for Jewish Life & Culture, was recently appointed honorary consul to Poland in honor of his contribution to the country.

Taube, who was born in Krakow, Poland, in 1931 and immigrated to the United States just weeks before World War II broke out, is empowered to represent Poland in the United States in the same way as a professional consular.

He has spearheaded efforts to preserve and celebrate Jewish heritage and history in Poland.

Niners face tough road through NFL playoffs. Next stop Green Bay

Kickoff temperature expected to be 13 degrees, and dropping fast

‘Solar tax’ divides local environmental community

‘We want to see [the solar industry] grow, but we can’t do it on the backs of low-income Californians’

Saved! Community rallies to rescue City College’s Cantonese classes

‘We need to stop Asian hate and make sure the Chinese community has access to bilingual services’