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Protesters gather in San Francisco to ‘March For Science’

Protesters gather in San Francisco to ‘March For Science’

Justin Som, Staff Writer
April 25, 2017
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A swelling mass of tens of thousands of lab coats plunged down the streets of San Francisco. Raising their Earth Day banners above their heads, these protesters wanted to distinguish themselves from the typical political rally. They sang, danced, and claimed to be "unbiased" despite a few political...

Dog snatched from bedroom by a mountain lion

Dog snatched from bedroom by a mountain lion

Sarah Tocatlian, Staff Writer
April 20, 2017
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On Monday, April 17, a 15-pound dog was grabbed by a mountain lion from a residential home in Pescadero, California. According to the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office, an adult witness told deputies that she and a child were sleeping in the bedroom with their Portuguese Podengo by the foot of their b...

Dub Nation bleeds gold and blue as playoff season begins

Dub Nation bleeds gold and blue as playoff season begins

Maya Benjamin, Staff Writer
April 18, 2017
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Kevin Durant runs up the court after a fast break and dunks the basketball into the net. The crowd goes wild and begins to chant, "Warriors! Warriors!" Almost a year after a heartbreaking loss in the NBA Finals to the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Golden State Warriors are back in the playoffs with a ve...

Belmont takes final steps towards affordable housing project

Belmont takes final steps towards affordable housing project

Alexander Derhacobian, Staff Writer
April 5, 2017
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The Bay Area’s real estate bubble has led to a tremendous increase in housing costs and has affected countless residents. To help cure this crisis, the Belmont City Council has recently approved the construction of affordable housing units that have the potential of lowering housing costs for some...

Hillbarn Conservatory Theatre presents ‘The Boy Friend’

Hillbarn Conservatory Theatre presents ‘The Boy Friend’

Ashlyn Wong, Staff Writer
April 4, 2017
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In addition to Carlmont’s recent production of "Anything Goes," many students are actively involved in other theatrical opportunities. From March 31 to April 2, Hillbarn Conservatory Theatre showcased the musical, "The Boy Friend." “I absolutely loved being in 'The Boy Friend,' and I'm so lucky to have been a ...

Belmont City Council unanimously approves civil rights resolution

Belmont City Council unanimously approves civil rights resolution

Mona Murhamer, Staff Writer
April 4, 2017
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The crowd buzzed with energy as the council members entered the room. For some, the regularly scheduled Belmont City Council meeting was just that– a regularly scheduled meeting. For others, the meeting was a step further in assuring a safe community where everyone is welcome. On Tuesday,...

California cigarette tax increase goes into effect

California cigarette tax increase goes into effect

Camille Dunning, Staff Writer
April 3, 2017
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The new tax increase on tobacco products went into effect on Saturday, April 1.   This measure was part of California’s Proposition 56, approved by voters on Nov. 8, 2016.  The proposition won among voters by almost a 30 percent margin. In 2016, the tobacco tax amounted to 87 cents per pack of t...

Demonstrators call for rejection of Gorsuch

Demonstrators call for rejection of Gorsuch

Justin Som, Staff Writer
April 3, 2017
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In San Francisco, a small force of white canvas tents and demonstrators gathered at the steps of Justin Herman Plaza. Displaying signs that said "We Object -- The People's Defense," the participants were part of a movement in 13 cities across the United States called "The People's Filibuster." They were there for one reason -- t...

The Bridgepointe ice rink is set to reopen

The Bridgepointe ice rink is set to reopen

Maya Benjamin, Staff Writer
March 21, 2017
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It’s coming back! After a long four-year battle, the ice rink in the Bridgepointe Shopping Center in San Mateo will reopen. The decision to reopen the ice rink comes from SPI Holdings, a real estate and development company. In early 2013, SPI chose not to renew the lease with the ice rink...

California requests federal aid for storm recovery

California requests federal aid for storm recovery

Justin Som, Staff Writer
March 20, 2017
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To aid repairs for flooding and rain damages, Governor Jerry Brown requested a Presidential Major Disaster Declaration on March 19. The request comes only a month after residents of the town of Oroville evacuated due to flood alerts from Oroville Dam. "California has experienced one of the heavi...

New bill aims to combat teacher shortage in California

New bill aims to combat teacher shortage in California

Noah Sun, Staff Writer
March 18, 2017
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No matter what country or state, almost everybody agrees that teachers make up a crucial role in society. Unfortunately, California is experiencing a massive teacher shortage. Legislators in California recently introduced a bill that would offer educators tax breaks in an effort to keep them in the...

San Carlos declares itself a sanctuary city

San Carlos declares itself a sanctuary city

Sean Vanderaa, Staff Writer
March 16, 2017
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On March 13, San Carlos declared itself a “welcoming city” or “sanctuary city,” meaning that local authorities are not required to cooperate with federal agents to enforce immigration laws. The city council voted 4 to 1 in favor adopting sanctuary city status, in clear defiance of President...

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