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STEAM Fest exposes kids to new careers

STEAM Fest exposes kids to new careers

Anna Feng, Staff Writer

May 6, 2018


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From 11 a.m.–3 p.m., the Redwood City Courthouse Square was packed with booths featuring everything from art to science camps to robotics. This year's Redwood City Science Technology Engineering Art and Math (STEAM) Fest was hosted by the Redwood City Library Foundation (RCLF) on April 28, 2018. According to its website, the event ...

Makerspace meeting assembles design plans

Makerspace meeting assembles design plans

Justin Som, Staff Writer

May 3, 2018


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In 2006, Mark Schatz was the principal architect for the design of the Belmont Library. In 2018, he's making plans to expand on his past creation by building a Makerspace in the location of the Belmont Library's Teen Center. This space would serve as a secondary activity room to the already present Taube...

Local blood bank seeks more donors

Local blood bank seeks more donors

Emma Romanowsky, Staff Writer

May 1, 2018


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Blood donor turnout is too low. In partnership with the Blood Centers of the Pacific, the Redwood City Public Library hosted a blood drive open to any community member over age 15.  But only ten percent of eligible donors showed up on April 24 despite the fact that blood is always in high demand...

Cupertino experiences Japanese culture

Cupertino experiences Japanese culture

Nisha Marino, Staff Writer

April 30, 2018


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Toyokawa, Japan is 5,312 miles away from Cupertino, Calif. But from April 28 to April 29 of this year, Cupertino had the opportunity to experience the culture of its sister city. Cupertino has several sister cities that encourage the merging of cultures. Its sisterhood with Toyokawa started the a...

“Race to Build” color run raises money for affordable housing

“Race to Build” color run raises money for affordable housing

Ailee Lim, Staff Writer

April 29, 2018


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It can be hard to afford to live in the Bay Area due to the expensive housing costs. Habitat for Humanity helps build houses for low-income families at little to no cost to them. Habitat for Humanity International is based in Atlanta, Georgia, but they have different branches stationed all across the U.S....

Runners take to the runway at San Carlos Airport

Runners take to the runway at San Carlos Airport

Catherine Dahlberg, Staff Writer

April 28, 2018


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On April 22, the San Carlos Airport Runway was cleared for the second annual Airport Runway Run. Residents of all ages took over the runway, participating in 2K, 5K, and 10K races in the early morning hours. The races were staggered, but all finished at the Hiller museum. Participants ranged from serious runne...

San Carlos Farmers’ Market supports local businesses

San Carlos Farmers’ Market supports local businesses

Molly Donaldson, Staff Writer

April 24, 2018


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Hundreds of families gather at the San Carlos Farmers' Market every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in order to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables and bond with their community. Previously named "Hot Harvest Nights," it has been held in downtown San Carlos on Laurel St. since 2004. Farmers come from...

Immigrants learn English at San Carlos Library’s ESL Club

Immigrants learn English at San Carlos Library’s ESL Club

Anna Feng, Staff Writer

April 20, 2018


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America is made up of immigrants, and not all of them speak English. The English as Second Language (ESL) Club at the San Carlos Library aims to change that by providing an opportunity for non-native English speakers to learn and practice their English. Each Saturday from 12:30–1:30 p.m., the ESL Club gathers together i...

Kabuki play honors Japanese culture

Kabuki play honors Japanese culture

Ailee Lim, Staff Writer

April 19, 2018


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The bright, intricate costumes. The sound of the banjo-like shamisen. The audience cheering. These are all important aspects of kabuki. Kabuki is a Japanese performing art, coming in the form of plays and dances. The San Mateo Kabuki Club celebrates kabuki by watching a performed play on a movie s...

2018 Earth Day Celebration approaches

2018 Earth Day Celebration approaches

Justin Som, Staff Writer

April 19, 2018


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Bring your e-waste so that it can be safely disposed of. Bring a 5-gallon bucket to take home free compost for gardens. Shred old documents and recycle to keep the environment clean and healthy. On April 21, Belmont will be hosting its annual Earth Day Celebration from 9 am to 12 pm at Twin Pines Park. Attendance w...

Bilingual storytimes expand children’s minds

Bilingual storytimes expand children’s minds

Nisha Marino, Staff Writer

April 16, 2018


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As the world grows, more parents and schools attempt to involve their children in multiple languages. The San Mateo County Libraries (SMCL) are no different. Nearly every day of the week, SMCL holds educational events for people of all ages. These activities include regular storytimes, which help engage young c...

Vandals strike Belmont neighborhood

Vandals strike Belmont neighborhood

Connor Rickson

April 15, 2018


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The usually quiet city of Belmont experienced an unusually unpleasant night in the last few days of March. Between the night of March 29 and the morning of March 30, six vehicles and two homes were vandalized on Belmont Canyon Road. The suspect or suspects are currently unknown. The vandals tagged...

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