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San Mateo County files brief to protect immigrants’ rights

San Mateo County files brief to protect immigrants’ rights

Alexander Derhacobian, Staff Writer
February 21
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Rarely do local governments intervene in the federal courts, but a controversial case being considered by the Supreme Court regarding immigrants’ rights has prompted San Mateo County to take a stance. On Feb. 10, San Mateo County filed a “friend of the court” brief on the case Jennings v. Rodrig...

California State Parks Foudation needs volunteers for Earth Day event

California State Parks Foudation needs volunteers for Earth Day event

Camille Dunning, Staff Writer
February 21
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The clang of aluminum Sprite cans and the crinkle of loose Doritos bags are familiar sounds to volunteers at the California State Parks Foundation (CSPF) Earth Day Restoration and Cleanup.   The CSPF Earth Day Restoration and Cleanup provides opportunities for California residents to do somethin...

Caltrain electrification funding powers out

Caltrain electrification funding powers out

Justin Som, Staff Writer
February 21
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Modernized trains, increased efficiency, and shorter travel times are the prospects of Caltrain's electrification project in March 2017. According to Caltrain, this project will bring 9,600 jobs for workers across the United States. But without the federal funding it needs, this dream will derail...

‘Pulpit switch’ fosters community bonds

‘Pulpit switch’ fosters community bonds

Nina Heller, Staff Writer
February 18
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On Feb. 17, Peninsula Temple Sholom in Burlingame and the Yaseen Foundation, a mosque in Belmont, came to together for a “pulpit switch.” As people waited for the switch to begin, both “Salaam alaikum,” a traditional Arabic greeting often said by Muslims meaning “Peace be unto you,” a...

Mavericks cancelled due to bankruptcy

Mavericks cancelled due to bankruptcy

Sean Vanderaa, Staff Writer
February 17
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The surfing world is in shock after the cancellation of a top-tier surfing event, the Titans of Mavericks. On Feb. 3, Cartel Management and its related entity, Titans of Mavericks, filed for bankruptcy after their sponsor, Red Bull, placed a lawsuit against them for apparent contract violation. ...

Rep. Jackie Speier addresses political concerns

Rep. Jackie Speier addresses political concerns

Sam Hosmer, Staff Writer
February 13
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“Truth and Justice for All,” “Resist and Persist,” and “We Support Jackie” were just some of the signs carried into the auditorium of Lowell High School on Feb.11 at the "Conversation about America" event featuring Rep. Jackie Speier. The event, organized by the Lowell PTSA, aimed to provide reside...

Father-daughter dance strengthens family bonds

Father-daughter dance strengthens family bonds

Jeffrey Miller, Staff Writer
February 12
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In her pretty pink dress, she holds his arm as he guides her onto the dance floor of Belmont's annual Father-Daughter Sweetheart Dance. Belmont Parks and Recreation plans a sweetheart dance every year before Valentine’s Day for girls from ages three to 12. The Twin Pines Senior and Community Center hosts the ev...

UC Berkeley protesters blame anarchists for damages

UC Berkeley protesters blame anarchists for damages

Justin Som, Staff Writer
February 6
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Martin Luther King Jr. is one of the most well-known advocates of the peaceful protest. Ironically, on Feb. 4, Black Bloc anarchists shattered the windows of a building dedicated to him while protesting against Milo Yiannopoulos. The planned speech that was to be given by Yiannopoulos was canceled...

Community unites to send dance team to the Olympics

Community unites to send dance team to the Olympics

Maya Benjamin, Staff Writer
February 6
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Let the dancing begin! On Feb. 4, the Kainos Home and Training Center and Art on the Square had an art festival to send the Kainos dance team to the Special Olympics World Winter Games to be held in Austria. The Special Olympics provide year-round sports training and competitions for children an...

Fire breaks out in San Francisco’s Chinatown

Fire breaks out in San Francisco’s Chinatown

Sarah Tocatlian, Staff Writer
February 5
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On Friday, Feb. 3, a two-alarm fire broke out in Chinatown in San Francisco. At 7:47 a.m., the San Francisco Fire Department (SFFD) received reports that a fire had started in a two-story building, located at the corner of Pacific, near the Stockton Street Tunnel. Four fire trucks were sent to the sce...

Belmont hosts its first talent show

Belmont hosts its first talent show

Kaitlyn Gates, Staff Writer
February 4
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On Friday, Feb. 3, the City of Belmont hosted its first citywide talent show put on by the newly formed Youth Advisory Committee (YAC). More than 100 people came to watch 25 acts that ranged from dancing to martial arts to music and even a live drawing session. All ages came to share their talents,...

San Carlos Farmers’ Market continues year round

San Carlos Farmers’ Market continues year round

Nina Heller, Staff Writer
February 3
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Hot Harvest Nights are no longer. Since 2004, from May to December, the Hot Harvest Nights farmers' market would set up every Thursday in downtown San Carlos, according to the San Mateo Daily Journal. Hot Harvest Nights is being replaced by a year-round market on Sundays. “I like having access to seasonal food year round. It brings the community together year round instead of just the summers,” said Katrina Van...

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