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CH-CH-CHANGES ON RIPTIDE

Here at Riptide we are always thinking about how to be more useful and relevant to our readers. So we are refocusing our news stories and op-eds on the environment, wildlife, nature conservation, land use, weather, education, transportation, art and music, photography, physical and mental health, food and drink, and generally all things that make the San Mateo County Coastside a good place to live. This means not trying to compete with local media in covering crimes and traffic accidents. So let's hear from you about these editorial changes. Send us your stories and pictures of life on the coast. To submit items, click the "Email Me" link on the sidebar. To submit comments, click the "Comments" link below each post.

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WHAT IS 44 + 66?

From The (San Mateo) Daily Journal, Letters to the editor, July 2, 2018:

San Mateo County Chief Elections Officer Mark Church opined recently that the June election had been "extremely successful" because 44 percent of residents voted […]. How sad that in a democracy where all citizens have an equal right to vote, fewer than half take advantage of the privilege. Do 66 percent of citizens subscribe to the bromide "I don’t really care, do u?”

(Reader Pierre Messerli caught this mathematically challenged letter.)

 


GOOD NEWS: SAN FRANCISCO BAY GUARDIAN RISES FROM THE ASHES

"The Bay Guardian won’t be coming back as a weekly paper — for daily breaking news and independent voices, please visit 48 Hills, the website started in 2013 by Bay Guardian editors Tim Redmond and Marke B. The Bay Guardian will be making political endorsements, publishing political advocacy and opinion, relaunching Best of the Bay and the GOLDIES arts awards, and digitizing 48 years of archives and ephemera." BAY GUARDIAN