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‘Nerds are the virus’ papers spotted throughout San Mateo County

‘Nerds are the virus’ papers spotted throughout San Mateo County

Sjoerd Huitema, Staff Writer

February 14, 2019


Filed under News

Yellow papers that display the messages "Move here, nerds are the virus!" and "Every day sucks with move here nerds!" have been spotted by people throughout the San Mateo County and continue to be spotted. These yellow papers vary in words but contain the same general negative message about "nerds." "I've...

Belmont wildlife has a ‘deer’ friend

Belmont wildlife has a ‘deer’ friend

Leela Stuepfert, Staff Writer

February 13, 2019


Filed under News

Every day throughout the year, a local resident works wholeheartedly to look after the deer living in Belmont. Sandy Hutchinson, who has resided in Belmont since 1978, has taken care of the many deer living near her house. “Like in Africa, if one of their own kind gets wounded, they kick them...

Congresswoman and author Jackie Speier visits the Belmont library

Congresswoman and author Jackie Speier visits the Belmont library

Ailee Lim, Staff Writer

February 12, 2019


Filed under News, Top News

Jackie Speier. A congresswoman. An author. And a fighter. Speier visited the Belmont library on Feb. 9 to talk about her book and her life. The library estimates there were more than 400 people that attended. In her personal memoir, "Undaunted: Surviving Jonestown, Summoning Courage, and Fight...

News Brief: Carlmont student found dead at Central Elementary

News Brief: Carlmont student found dead at Central Elementary

Alena Ruhstaller, Staff Writer

January 8, 2019


Filed under News, Top News

Mohammad Othman, a Carlmont senior and varsity football player, was found shot dead in a parking lot at Central Elementary School on the evening of Jan. 7, 2019. The Belmont police arrived at Central Elementary School around 11 p.m. Monday night after receiving a requested welfare check on the Carlmont...

JV girls basketball team dominates Chargers on the court

JV girls basketball team dominates Chargers on the court

Audrey Luey, Staff Writer

December 8, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top News

The JV girls basketball team defeated the Wilcox Chargers in a home game with the final score of 49-8 on Tuesday, Dec. 4. While only being a few games into the season, the Scots lacked general team communication, but their strong defense allowed them to pull ahead early in the first quarter. "General ...

Belmont honors veterans at Twin Pines Park

Belmont honors veterans at Twin Pines Park

Rachel McCrea, Staff Writer

November 16, 2018


Filed under News, Top News

The late morning sun shines through the trees of Twin Pines Park in Belmont, dappling the stone of the Veteran’s Memorial. The haunting notes of a bagpipe quiver in the air. It is Nov. 12, 2018, and the community of Belmont is gathered to honor their military veterans. This was the second annual Veteran’s Day E...

Grove in Twin Pines dedicated to former Mayor Eric Reed

Grove in Twin Pines dedicated to former Mayor Eric Reed

Sam Hosmer, Staff Writer

November 11, 2018


Filed under News

Former Mayor and Councilman Eric Reed may have passed away in 2017, but his memory appears indelible. A grove adjacent to the Veterans' Memorial in Twin Pines Park in Belmont was dedicated Sunday afternoon to the memory of Reed, who died last December after a three-year battle with cancer. Ree...

Belmont Water Dog Run makes a ‘pawsitive’ impact on local education foundations

Belmont Water Dog Run makes a ‘pawsitive’ impact on local education foundations

Pablo Pinilla, Staff Writer

October 14, 2018


Filed under News, Top News, Volunteering

The first annual Waterdog Run kicked off bright and early Saturday morning after two years of preparation. The sun had just come up when 210 runners lined up at the start of the 10K race. The race, which started on the pristine grounds of Notre Dame de Namur University, was the first of six running e...

Gas leaks threaten Belmont residents

Gas leaks threaten Belmont residents

Mandy Hitchcock, Staff Writer

October 10, 2018


Filed under News, Top News

Julia Cogan, mother of two, had only her family’s safety in mind as she and her sons were evacuated Saturday morning, Oct. 6, by the local Belmont Fire Department. This incident, and similar cases, have recently occurred around the hills of Belmont’s residential area. The reason? Gas le...

Belmont movie night shows off a local sense of community

Belmont movie night shows off a local sense of community

Taisiia Yakovenko, Staff Writer

September 26, 2018


Filed under News

The annual Belmont movie night allows people from nearby cities to connect with one another while watching the amusing movie “Trolls.” The City of Belmont planned the event for the people of local communities to enjoy the company of one another on the evening of Sept. 20. “I like it when t...

Who gets the water bill?

Who gets the water bill?

Sam Hosmer, Staff Writer

September 12, 2018


Filed under Features

Cut the check, get the service. This is the modus operandi of public and private utilities everywhere. So long as the money ends up in the right hands, the water keeps flowing and the lights stay on. If you live in Belmont, the check for the water bill ends up in the hands of the Mid-Peninsula Water District, a public agency headquartered at 3 Dairy Lane just next to US-101. They in turn purchase and pipe water originally from the Hetch Hetchy reservoir in Yosemite National Park, through the San Francisco Regional Water System, to the homes of Belmont residents as well as those living in small portions of San Carlos, Redwood City, and unincorporated San Mateo County.

The mid-peninsula tightrope

The mid-peninsula tightrope

Sam Hosmer, Staff Writer

September 5, 2018


Filed under In-Depth, Top News

Belmont is walking a fine line between preserving what is and anticipating what will be.

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