Peninsula

Four young politicos were elected to city government on the Peninsula in 2020. From left: Redwood City Councilmember Michael Smith; South San Francisco Councilmember James Coleman; Redwood City Councilmember Lissette Espinoza-Garnica; and East Palo Alto Councilmember Antonio Lopez.<ins> (Examiner illustration/Courtesy photos)</ins>

Progressive politicians rise to power on the Peninsula. Will redistricting reverse the trend?

‘There’s this wave of young people really trying to shake things up’

 

Composer-conductor Matthew Aucoin, center, and cast and instrumentalists rehearse “The No One’s Rose,” which premieres Aug. 25 in Stanford’s Bing Concert Hall.<ins> (Courtesy Or Schraiber)</ins>

Delay makes ‘The No One’s Rose’ premiere all the more poignant

Matthew Aucoin’s multi-genre contemporary opera takes on new meaning in pandemic era

 

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael Regan spoke at the Silicon Valley Clean Water facility in Redwood City on Aug. 17. (Jana Kadah/Bay City News)

EPA announces $168M for Peninsula, East Bay water infrastructure projects

Funding will help improve public health and boost economy, officials say

 

Bora “Max” Koknar and Alika U. Spencer-Koknar, co-artistic directors of Dragon Productions, will leave the company at the end of August, at the same time it closes out its lease at 2120 Broadway in Redwood City. (Courtesy Erin Ashford)

Dragon Productions in Redwood City flies in a new direction

Theater troupe plans to innovate, collaborate in wake of leaving downtown premises

Bora “Max” Koknar and Alika U. Spencer-Koknar, co-artistic directors of Dragon Productions, will leave the company at the end of August, at the same time it closes out its lease at 2120 Broadway in Redwood City. (Courtesy Erin Ashford)
<em>Lina Yea, owner of Bay Home & Linens in San Mateo, was happy to invite all customers in her shop on reopening day. (Leslie Katz/The Examiner)</em>

‘No doom and gloom’ on the Peninsula

Hot spots in Burlingame, San Mateo enjoying good business on reopening day

<em>Lina Yea, owner of Bay Home & Linens in San Mateo, was happy to invite all customers in her shop on reopening day. (Leslie Katz/The Examiner)</em>
The fatal shooting of San Francisco resident Roger Allen by Daly City police on April 7 prompted protests in both cities. (Jordi Molina/ Special to the S.F. Examiner)

Daly City approves body-worn and vehicle cameras for police after fatal shooting

Daly City officials on Wednesday approved body and vehicle cameras for police…

The fatal shooting of San Francisco resident Roger Allen by Daly City police on April 7 prompted protests in both cities. (Jordi Molina/ Special to the S.F. Examiner)
Protesters march up Mission Street to honor Roger Allen on Wednesday, April 14, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Daly City police killing strengthens calls for body cameras

Department among last in county to roll out devices

Protesters march up Mission Street to honor Roger Allen on Wednesday, April 14, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
(Photo courtesy of the Department of Justice)

Feds say doc’s offices in SF and San Mateo provided knock-off cosmetic treatments

Authorities say a Bay Area doctor spent more than $270,000 on off-brand…

(Photo courtesy of the Department of Justice)
Supervisor David Canepa (front) announced a $2 million grant to allow 500 San Mateo County residents to attend community college for free. Behind him from left to right stand students Daniela Sanchez-Sevilla, Alec Guiulfo, Mikayla Balan and Fernando Martin Montanes. (Courtesy photo)
Supervisor David Canepa (front) announced a $2 million grant to allow 500 San Mateo County residents to attend community college for free. Behind him from left to right stand students Daniela Sanchez-Sevilla, Alec Guiulfo, Mikayla Balan and Fernando Martin Montanes. (Courtesy photo)
Talika Fletcher, sister of Roger Allen, is consoled at a vigil to honor her brother, who was killed by Daly City Police on April 7, on Wednesday, April 14, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Supporters march for SF man killed by Daly City police

Struggle over fake gun ends in shooting of 44-year-old Roger Allen, DA says

Talika Fletcher, sister of Roger Allen, is consoled at a vigil to honor her brother, who was killed by Daly City Police on April 7, on Wednesday, April 14, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
A replica firearm that reportedly was held by a man fatally shot by a Daly City police officer during a struggle for the weapon on April 7, 2021. The shooting is under investigation by the San Mateo County District Attorney. (Courtesy of the San Mateo County District Attorney)

San Mateo County DA: SF man killed in struggle with Daly City police over fake gun

Lack of body cameras means no video evidence available in death of Roger Allen

A replica firearm that reportedly was held by a man fatally shot by a Daly City police officer during a struggle for the weapon on April 7, 2021. The shooting is under investigation by the San Mateo County District Attorney. (Courtesy of the San Mateo County District Attorney)
Low-income residents of Pacifica say they have no option but to live in RVs, while city officials call an RV parking ban a safety measure. (Courtesy ACLU of Northern California)

City of Pacifica sued for oversized vehicle parking ban

A coalition of civil rights groups and individuals who live in their…

Low-income residents of Pacifica say they have no option but to live in RVs, while city officials call an RV parking ban a safety measure. (Courtesy ACLU of Northern California)
Stanford researchers looked at changes in literacy skills in elementary school students. (Shutterstock)

Study finds elementary students’ reading skills stalled after spring school closures

A new study by researchers at the Stanford Graduate School of Education…

Stanford researchers looked at changes in literacy skills in elementary school students. (Shutterstock)
Stanford’s Ashten Prechtel shoots a layup as three Oregon State defenders look on during a Pac-12 women’s basketball tournament semifinal game on Friday, March 5, 2021, at Michelob Ultra Arena in Las Vegas. Bryan Steffy/Pac-12 Pool Photo

No. 4 Stanford women cruise to Pac-12 Tournament title

Kiana Williams is heating up just in time to head home. The…

Stanford’s Ashten Prechtel shoots a layup as three Oregon State defenders look on during a Pac-12 women’s basketball tournament semifinal game on Friday, March 5, 2021, at Michelob Ultra Arena in Las Vegas. Bryan Steffy/Pac-12 Pool Photo
A sign about proposed development of the bluff at Thornton State Beach in Daly City on Friday, Feb. 26, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Retreat center proposed at popular state beach

Daly City residents oppose construction on ocean bluffs

A sign about proposed development of the bluff at Thornton State Beach in Daly City on Friday, Feb. 26, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
In this handout image provided by the California Department of Corrections, convicted murderer Scott Peterson poses for a mug shot March 17, 2005 in San Quentin, California. (California Department of Corrections via Getty Images/TNS)

Court delays start of penalty phase retrial in Scott Peterson case

A judge on Thursday continued until April a status hearing in the…

In this handout image provided by the California Department of Corrections, convicted murderer Scott Peterson poses for a mug shot March 17, 2005 in San Quentin, California. (California Department of Corrections via Getty Images/TNS)
BART service extends down the Peninsula, intersecting with Caltrain at several stations including Millbrae. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Caltrain board member calls for regional rail system

Improved coordination between transit agencies will be key to Bay Area’s recovery, officials agree

BART service extends down the Peninsula, intersecting with Caltrain at several stations including Millbrae. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Daly City Mayor Juslyn Manalo welcomed her daughter Juselle last week. (Photo courtesy city of Daly City)

Mayor ushers in second mayoral term with birth of second child

By Astrid Casimire Bay City News Foundation Just four day after being…

Daly City Mayor Juslyn Manalo welcomed her daughter Juselle last week. (Photo courtesy city of Daly City)
Stanford coach Tara VanDerveer earned her 1,099th career win on Tuesday Dec. 15, 2020, passing legendary Tennessee coach Pat Summitt for the most in women’s college basketball history. (Courtesy Stanford Athletics)

Stanford’s VanDerveer sets record with 1,099th career win

Tara VanDerveer has long been considered one of the best coaches of…

Stanford coach Tara VanDerveer earned her 1,099th career win on Tuesday Dec. 15, 2020, passing legendary Tennessee coach Pat Summitt for the most in women’s college basketball history. (Courtesy Stanford Athletics)
James Coleman (Courtesy Morgan McCarthy)

Young progressive set to shake up South City

The 21-year-old is the newest Councilmember for District 4

James Coleman (Courtesy Morgan McCarthy)