Last week, I was able to sit down with my wonderful family in our South San Francisco home and take measure of all of the things I am grateful for. I’m one of the lucky ones; many of our friends and neighbors aren’t doing so great right now. In an age of Twitter and 24 hour news cycles, it’s easy...

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If you haven’t been paying attention, then Monday, August 21 might seem like the end of the world. Temperatures will suddenly drop by as much as 25 degrees and the sky will become abnormally dark for being mid-morning. Don’t worry; it’s not the apocalypse, it’s just the Great American Eclipse. I...

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The problem with saltwater is all that salt. Californians have faced a lot of issues with adequate supplies of freshwater lately. Even though we’ve been able to stay on top of our water issues (thanks to an overly wet winter!), wouldn’t it be nice if we could use some of that massive quantity of s...

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Of the entire year, there are only two days in which there are equal amounts of daylight and darkness. Once each spring and autumn, the sun aligns with the Earth’s equator, the only times when it will rise and set precisely due east or due west. In an age of electricity and machines, we aren’t as...

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Be My Valentine

Are you looking to pull together Valentine’s Day at the last minute? Don’t worry. This month, Mr. Roofing becomes Mr. Valentine and will help you navigate the dangerous waters. What the women in our lives might not understand is the intense process that leads to us to make last minute plans. We do...

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Are you looking for last-minute gift ideas? We’re getting down to the wire, but we have great options for shopping in South San Francisco. It might be too late to have something shipped to your house, so I’ve gathered the best gifts that you should be able to track down pretty quickly in town. Wit...

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Stories of The Crying Woman (La Llorona) have circulated in Latino culture for generations, even finding a home here in South San Francisco. The typical legend goes something like this: A beautiful lady named Maria is married to a wealthy rancher, and they produce two children. Her husband pays...

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