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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...

California considers becoming a sanctuary state

California considers becoming a sanctuary state

Nina Heller, Staff Writer
March 16, 2017
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California is home to 10 million immigrants, according to the Public Policy Institute of California. As a response to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids that have happened because of President Donald Trump's executive orders, many cities have either declared themselves sanctuary cities o...

Pi Day is celebrated by local organizations

Pi Day is celebrated by local organizations

Ashlyn Wong, Staff Writer
March 14, 2017
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The numerical term pi is used in everyday math whether at school, home, or work. Almost every student is required to know what this infinite-digit number is and how it is used. Pi Day, March 14, honors the number pi, 3.14(...). “Pi represents the ratio of the circumference of a circle compared to the ...

San Mateo rethinks immigration policy

San Mateo rethinks immigration policy

Alexander Derhacobian, Staff Writer
March 14, 2017
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Recent efforts by the Trump administration to crack down on illegal immigration have prompted the City of San Mateo to re-evaluate its immigration practices and consider how local communities can counteract federal action against undocumented residents. On March 6, the San Mateo City Council held ...

Noise concerns at San Carlos Airport causes complaints

Noise concerns at San Carlos Airport causes complaints

Camille Dunning, Staff Writer
March 13, 2017
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The switch is flipped. The plane engine grinds. The propellers spin. The noise spreads across the city and jolts the residents awake. This is the case for many residents in Redwood Shores, which is home to the San Carlos Airport. The San Carlos Airport holds over 30 aviation-related business and fac...

School officials consider turning Barrett into an elementary school

School officials consider turning Barrett into an elementary school

George Sharkey, Staff Writer
March 9, 2017
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Overcrowding in the Belmont-Redwood Shores School District (BRSSD) is causing officials to look at Barrett Community Center as a fix. According to BRSSD's website, “Over the last 10 years, our school district enrollment has grown by 70 percent.” Michael Milliken, the superintendent of BSSR...

Protesters, anti-protesters, and anarchists collide at ‘March 4 Trump’ rally

Protesters, anti-protesters, and anarchists collide at ‘March 4 Trump’ rally

Justin Som, Staff Writer
March 7, 2017
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Pepper spray, wooden sticks, and the American flag. These are the tools of the new wave of supporters for President Donald Trump. On March 4, protests were held across the nation with the phrase "March 4 Trump" as their main slogan. Trump supporters waved signs that said "Deplorables for Trump"...

California drought prompts Bay Area communities to take action

California drought prompts Bay Area communities to take action

Naveed Delrooz, Staff Writer
March 3, 2017
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The shriveling grass and dying trees in California backyards as a result of ongoing drought in California has given environmental communities the urge to teach the public how to preserve water. On Wednesday, March 1 at the Millbrae Library, members of the Bay Area Stormwater Management Agencies Association...

Bomb threat frightens local Jewish community center

Bomb threat frightens local Jewish community center

Jordan Greene, Staff Writer
February 28, 2017
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Anti-Semitism is on the rise. Since the beginning of the year, over 100 Jewish community centers in 27 states have received bomb threats. The largest waves of calls took place on Jan. 18, Jan. 31, and Feb. 20. This situation hit home for many students at Carlmont when a threat was received at a local Je...

Contest raises awareness for mental health

Contest raises awareness for mental health

Ashlyn Wong, Staff Writer
February 25, 2017
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About one out of every five teenagers suffer from a mental disorder within their life, according to National Association on Mental Illness. Yet only around half of these people receive clinical help and support. “Mental health is stigmatized for all age groups, but it takes a huge toll on teens. If they feel...

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