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Rain helps wash away California’s drought

Rain helps wash away California’s drought

Noah Sun, Staff Writer
February 3
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The worst is officially over. The abundance of rain that has battered California’s coastal cities for the past couple months has washed away the worst effects of the drought in many areas. Steady rains since October, combined with near-normal rainfall from Pacific storms last winter, have all bu...

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...

New plan aims to cut down Golden Gate Bridge suicides

New plan aims to cut down Golden Gate Bridge suicides

Rachel Borshchenko, Staff Writer
February 1
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Over 1,600 people. That is the number of bodies recovered due to suicide from the Golden Gate Bridge since its construction. Tall barbed wire fences stand on both ends of the bridge, preventing those who may be considering ending their lives from being able to climb over the otherwise short barrier...

Redwood City mourns the death of Officer Gerardo Silva

Redwood City mourns the death of Officer Gerardo Silva

Ashlyn Wong, Staff Writer
February 1
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The Fox Theater hosted a memorial service for Officer Gerardo Silva of the Redwood City Police Department on Jan. 31 at 10 a.m. “The community is invited to attend the event to honor Officer Silva. We are expecting a large turnout of both law enforcement personnel and community members attending...

State lawmakers tackle teacher shortage

State lawmakers tackle teacher shortage

Alexander Derhacobian, Staff Writer
January 31
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A widespread teacher shortage in the Bay Area has led to oversized classrooms and inadequate education for bilingual and special education students. However, a state legislator has proposed a radical bill to the California State Assembly that aims to solve this severe problem.   On Jan. 17, Ass...

Trump Administration’s immigration ban sparks protests

Trump Administration’s immigration ban sparks protests

Mona Murhamer and Sarah Tocatlian
January 30
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Protesters returned to San Francisco International Airport (SFO), on Jan. 29, for the second consecutive day to protest the Trump Administration's ban on immigrants and travelers entering the country from seven predominantly Muslim countries. Protesters filled the inside of the airport's international...

State of emergency is proclaimed after storm damages

State of emergency is proclaimed after storm damages

Justin Som, Staff Writer
January 26
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As a result of the storms of thunder and rain sweeping through California since late December, Governor Jerry Brown called a state of emergency for 50 counties on the night of Jan. 23. Sacramento, San Francisco, Merced, and San Mateo County were included in this group. According to the Brown administration, t...

Nationwide Women’s Marches surpass expectations

Nationwide Women’s Marches surpass expectations

Mona Murhamer, Staff Writer
January 24
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Donald Trump is the 45th U.S. president, and women across the country are "grabbing" back. On Saturday, Jan. 21,  an estimated 2.6 million people took part in 673 marches in all 50 states and 32 countries. The largest march took place in the District of Columbia with an estimated half a million...

High winds and heavy downpour hit the Bay Area

High winds and heavy downpour hit the Bay Area

Sarah Tocatlian, Staff Writer
January 20
Filed under News, Uncategorized

In the past couple of weeks, heavy rain and strong winds have drenched the Bay Area. According to The San Francisco Examiner, a weather system producing heavy rain and gusty winds came into the area on Wednesday, Jan. 18, followed by a second storm Thursday night into Friday. National Weather Service ...

The Hackathon: Students code the day away

The Hackathon: Students code the day away

Celine Yang, Scot Scoop Editor
January 18
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Coding, collaborating, and creating -- all in 24 hours. You’re sitting at a table, surrounded by other high schoolers. The area around you is crowded with people, napkins, food, even a pyramid of soda cans, but you’re too busy to care. You’ve got 24 hours, so all of your attention is focused on...

Warriors make historic move to San Francisco

Warriors make historic move to San Francisco

Rachel Borshchenko, Staff Writer
January 18
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The Golden State Warriors have found a new home. They will be moving from Oracle Arena to Chase Center in San Francisco. On Tuesday, Jan. 17, a groundbreaking ceremony was held at the new site of the team's games in the Mission Bay district of San Francisco. #HereitBegins pic.twitter.com/HKYVHCxOYx — Chase...

Vanilla Moon’s closing is bittersweet

Vanilla Moon’s closing is bittersweet

Ayden Smith, Staff Writer
January 3
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It is a chilly winter day, and a person is out walking the streets of San Carlos. They feel like getting a good cup of coffee to warm themselves up when they see the perfect place, Vanilla Moon. Their eyes light up when they go inside and find themselves in a warm, cozy little bakery. Sadly, this s...

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