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Redwood City’s Lunar New Year Festival celebrates diversity

Redwood City’s Lunar New Year Festival celebrates diversity

Anna Feng, Staff Writer

March 3, 2018


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For a day, the Redwood City Courthouse Square was transformed into a bustling area filled with street stalls and colorful red lanterns as people came together to celebrate Redwood City's eighth annual Lunar New Year Festival on Feb. 24. The Lunar New Year marks the turn of the lunar calendar, acc...

Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Viva Baja exhibit connects kids to the world around them

Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Viva Baja exhibit connects kids to the world around them

Nisha Marino, Staff Writer

February 28, 2018


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“Excuse me, why did people want the whales to die?” Curiosity may have killed the cat, but at the Monterey Bay Aquarium it could save the future of the planet. According to its website, “the mission of the nonprofit Monterey Bay Aquarium is to inspire conservation of the ocean.” “¡Viva Baja! Life ...

Snapchat update discourages consumers

Snapchat update discourages consumers

Sam Hanlon, Staff Writer

February 27, 2018


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Statistics show that 187 million people use Snapchat every day. But that number might have changed. On Thursday, Feb. 8, Snapchat came out with a new update, version 10.25.2.0, that has created some controversy amongst its users. The app has also been randomly updating itself even if you don't...

Poster contest raises awareness for social justice

Poster contest raises awareness for social justice

Justin Som, Staff Writer

February 25, 2018


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Across San Mateo County libraries, students in 5th to 12th grade competed in the Teen Social Justice Poster Contest to show their support for equality for all different types of people. With #openforall as their slogan, these youths pushed themselves to create the most creative and eye-catching post...

Healthy Cities Tutoring helps kids in need

Healthy Cities Tutoring helps kids in need

Molly Donaldson, Staff Writer

February 12, 2018


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Since 1996, children of San Carlos and Redwood City have been receiving academic support from Healthy Cities Tutoring. Healthy Cities Tutoring (HCT) is a non-profit organization devoted to cultivating San Carlos’ and Redwood City's youth with help from volunteers who assist students who struggle ...

Barrett Community Center’s new rules compromise within Belmont community

Barrett Community Center’s new rules compromise within Belmont community

Max Lee, Staff Writer

February 12, 2018


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After conflict between the dog-owner community and youth sports community, an agreement has been reached in the form of Barrett Community Center's new regulations on dog usage of the grass field. Dogs are now only allowed to be off leash at the Barrett Community Center in the morning from 6-8 a.m betw...

City of San Carlos releases new website

City of San Carlos releases new website

Connor Rickson, Staff Writer

February 12, 2018


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The city of San Carlos recently launched a new website designed to better serve its community, its first major rework since its creation in 2009. The website took over a year to make with the collaborative efforts of two companies. San Carlos partnered with Vision, a company specializing in website d...

New year event celebrates Chinese culture

New year event celebrates Chinese culture

Ailee Lim, Staff Writer

February 9, 2018


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Chinese New Year is a holiday that goes back to ancient times, and it is still celebrated today. The date of Chinese New Year, which is also known as the lunar new year, usually falls between Jan. 21 and Feb. 20. This year it is on Feb 16 and this is the year of the dog. At the Hillsdale Mall, a Chinese...

Replacement of San Francisco Mayor sparks outrage

Replacement of San Francisco Mayor sparks outrage

Nina Heller, Staff Writer

February 6, 2018


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After the unexpected death of San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee on Dec. 12, 2017, the President of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, London Breed became the acting mayor. However, not more than two months later, the Board of Supervisors voted to replace Breed with Mark Ferrell, another supervisor, as the i...

Caltrain Business Plan steams through with support

Caltrain Business Plan steams through with support

Justin Som, Staff Writer

February 5, 2018


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On Feb. 1, the Joint Powers Board, which owns and operates the Caltrain rail system, approved the proposed Caltrain Business Plan. According to Caltrain, the approved plan will allow for them to enact "to identify a service model that supports long-term regional job and population growth, and surging...

Filoli Gardens unlocks its gates for a longer season

Filoli Gardens unlocks its gates for a longer season

Nisha Marino, Staff Writer

February 5, 2018


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California does not have a winter season, and neither does Filoli. This was the first year that Filoli Gardens, a California Historical Landmark, opened its gates to the public during the winter. Filoli Gardens is a country house located on a 645-acre estate. The house was built between 1915 a...

Young and old gather for Week of the Family

Young and old gather for Week of the Family

Emma Romanowsky, Staff Writer

January 31, 2018


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At 19 years old, the Week of the Family shows how traditions become better with age. The younger generation of San Carlos spent quality time with the older generations during the Adopt-A-Grandparent Day at the San Carlos Elms on Jan. 29 as part of the Week of the Family, a town custom.  Partnerin...

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