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Community responds to shooting of Belmont resident

Community responds to shooting of Belmont resident

Connor Lin, Staff Writer

January 17, 2018


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A 19-year-old man was shot on Chula Vista Drive in Belmont. The shooting took place around 4:50 p.m. on the evening of Jan. 17 in front of the victim’s house. Police officers arrived at the scene soon after. Sergeant Pete Lotti of the Belmont Police Department said, “We believe that there ...

The Belmont community gathers to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy

The Belmont community gathers to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy

Ailee Lim, Staff Writer

January 16, 2018


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"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character." Dan DeSmidt, Belmont's chief of police, said, quoting Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s famous "I Have A Dream" speech. Many lesser-known Dr. King speeches and excerpt...

California flu season deadliest in a decade

California flu season deadliest in a decade

Mona Murhamer, Staff Writer

January 16, 2018


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Every year, the flu virus evolves, and this year's flu season is proving to be one of the most deadly in recent years. “This appears to be one of the worst seasons we’ve had in the last 10 years,” state epidemiologist Dr. Gil Chavez said in a call with Los Angeles Times reporters. “We’re early, and we’re trending up.” San Jose ...

San Carlos kids get down to business in production of ‘Mulan Jr.’

San Carlos kids get down to business in production of ‘Mulan Jr.’

Molly Donaldson, Staff Writer

January 15, 2018


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Across 28 years and 142 productions, The San Carlos Children’s Theater (SCCT) has inspired over 12,000 children to pursue their dreams of singing, dancing, and acting.  Since 1990, the non-profit organization has been educating students in the theater arts and bringing together members of the commun...

Southern California fires impact Bay Area

Southern California fires impact Bay Area

Max Lee, Staff Writer

December 19, 2017


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The creek fires in Southern California have had a significant impact on the local fire departments over the past week. Based on the severity of weather conditions created as a result of the Southern California fires that have destroyed more than 1000 structures, preparation for deployment was sta...

Belmont announces first Community Service Awards

Belmont announces first Community Service Awards

Max Lee, Staff Writer

December 14, 2017


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With Belmont's first Community Service Award, a Belmont resident will be commemorated as an exceptional volunteer. The city of Belmont's Community Service Award is an opportunity for those who inspire the community with their leadership and unselfishness to be recognized by the mayor, city staff, and commu...

Belmont Councilman and former Mayor passes, leaving a legacy

Belmont Councilman and former Mayor passes, leaving a legacy

Victoria Valle Remond, Staff Writer

December 13, 2017


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Belmont Councilman Eric Reed passed away on Dec. 8 after a three-year struggle with Stage IV prostate cancer. Councilman Reed served on the Belmont City Council for four years and sought to make various reforms. Previously, he had served on the city's Planning Commission from 2008 to 2013 and a...

Acquittal in Kate Steinle case reignites controversy

Acquittal in Kate Steinle case reignites controversy

Rachel Borshchenko, Staff Writer

December 7, 2017


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San Francisco residents were left with mixed feelings when the man who killed a woman on Pier 14 was found innocent by a grand jury. On July 1, 2015, Jose Ines Garcia Zarate shot and killed Kate Steinle with a gun, which the defense argued Zarate found and shot by accident. The bullet ricocheted off of...

Hundreds of puppies and kittens look for a home this holiday season

Hundreds of puppies and kittens look for a home this holiday season

Kimberly Mitchell, Staff Writer

December 6, 2017


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With the holiday spirit finally arriving in San Francisco, so have hundreds of kittens and puppies wishing for a family of their own this holiday season. For over 30 years, the San Francisco Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has partnered with Macy’s to show off its adoptable pets in hopes that passersby may bring a new addition, or multiple additions, to their family. With holiday-themed names like “Yams,” “Potato,” and “Turkey,” more than 65 animals ha...

Used books serve new purpose

Used books serve new purpose

December 6, 2017


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Donations of money and books are given to various causes due to the monthly used book sale put on by the “Friends of the San Carlos Library.” On the third Sunday of every month, the second story of the San Carlos Public Library is transformed into a consignment shop where consumers can buy books...

Redwood City holds its final celebration for its 150th anniversary

Redwood City holds its final celebration for its 150th anniversary

Gabby Tirsell, Staff Writer

December 5, 2017


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Redwood City ends its yearlong festivities with a look into the past. The final observance of the city's 150 anniversary occurred Dec. 3 where the community was invited to learn about the history of the land they live on. City officials set up a timeline of original photographs dating back to the city...

San Carlos Night of Holiday Lights unites community

San Carlos Night of Holiday Lights unites community

Molly Donaldson, Staff Writer

December 4, 2017


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Laughter and conversation filled the air in downtown San Carlos during the Night of Holiday Lights, a tradition created for residents to celebrate the holidays together. Each December, the City of San Carlos hosts this holiday celebration that people of all ages enjoy. The event used to take place in C...

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