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Belmont Earth Day celebration promotes sustainability

Belmont Earth Day celebration promotes sustainability

Nina Heller, Staff Writer
April 29, 2017
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Reduce, reuse, and recycle was a prominent theme at Belmont's Earth Day festival. Held on April 29 in Twin Pines Park, the Belmont community gathered to learn about sustainability and environmentally friendly practices. Document Shredding, E-waste drop off, compost giveaway, book recycling drop off,...

San Mateo County hosts a photography contest

San Mateo County hosts a photography contest

Kaitlyn Gates, Staff Writer
April 28, 2017
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The San Mateo County/Silicon Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau just announced the opening of the 2017 Play by the Bay Photography Contest. The contest is open to all students in San Mateo County. “Photography is a way to express yourself and is a fun way to save moments in a picture form,...

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...

California monitors antibiotic-resistant infections and deaths

California monitors antibiotic-resistant infections and deaths

Jeffrey Miller, Staff Writer
April 23, 2017
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Senator Jerry Hill of District of San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties passed a bill that made California the first in America to monitor and track antibiotic-resistant infections and deaths. Senate Bill 43 will give California’s Department of Public Health access to more information on the critical...

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...

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