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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

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

Local politics, as with all American politics, is not necessarily an isolation chamber in which the most vacuous can duke out their spites. Sometimes sentimentality doesn’t stand up to — or fails to stand in for — reason. Perhaps we are being held hostage by a minority, or maybe we really are at the whim of the five councilmembers of the development apocalypse; my guess is that the answer lies, like as in so many debates, somewhere in the middle. And in the vast majority of cases, these are people who care about their community, be the lens of their ideology focused on the past or the future. Indisputably there is great value in respecting the past as we move forward. Be in it for the right reasons and you will likely harness an ability to effect real change. Be in it for the wrong reasons and risk humiliation in the eyes of posterity.

Belmont Library hosts college tuition workshop

Belmont Library hosts college tuition workshop

Justin Som, Staff Writer

May 17, 2018


Filed under News

Every year, college tuition prices are rising. According to Make Lemonade, a site that helps with financial aid, there are 44 million borrowers in the United States who have college debt from these large fees. In light of these tuition issues, Kristi Longoria, a Financial Education Administrato...

Belmont aims to fix Tahoe Drive and Ralston traffic

Belmont aims to fix Tahoe Drive and Ralston traffic

Max Lee, Staff Writer

April 29, 2018


Filed under Campus, Top News

In hopes of creating a solution to the ongoing traffic congestion tied to Ralston Middle School, the Belmont City Council has devised the Tahoe Drive and Ralston Avenue Intersection Improvements Project. The intersection improvement project, set to get underway in the spring of 2018, a plan of action t...

2018 Earth Day Celebration approaches

2018 Earth Day Celebration approaches

Justin Som, Staff Writer

April 19, 2018


Filed under News

Bring your e-waste so that it can be safely disposed of. Bring a 5-gallon bucket to take home free compost for gardens. Shred old documents and recycle to keep the environment clean and healthy. On April 21, Belmont will be hosting its annual Earth Day Celebration from 9 am to 12 pm at Twin Pines Park. Attendance w...

Vandals strike Belmont neighborhood

Vandals strike Belmont neighborhood

Connor Rickson

April 15, 2018


Filed under News, Top News

The usually quiet city of Belmont experienced an unusually unpleasant night in the last few days of March. Between the night of March 29 and the morning of March 30, six vehicles and two homes were vandalized on Belmont Canyon Road. The suspect or suspects are currently unknown. The vandals tagged...

Belmont Library grows its own ‘Green Team’

Belmont Library grows its own ‘Green Team’

Justin Som, Staff Writer

March 28, 2018


Filed under News

Newspaper. Soil. Water. A variety of different vegetable seeds. These are the only things that the Belmont Library's "Green Team" needed to begin its goal of creating organic produce in the gardens of Barrett Park. The organization is the product of the collaboration efforts of Teen Service Librarian...

Carlmont Choir’s ‘American Songbook’ is a joyous success

Carlmont Choir’s ‘American Songbook’ is a joyous success

Charlie McBrian, Staff Writer

March 25, 2018


Filed under A&E, Campus, Top News

The Performing Arts Center was packed last Friday, March 23, as audiences went to see Carlmont Choir's spring concert entitled "American Songbook." "American Songbook" covered a variety of selections from America’s past, much of which was largely based on the songbook of the same name. “...

Belmont awarded Tree City status once again

Belmont awarded Tree City status once again

Max Lee, Staff Writer

March 18, 2018


Filed under News

Belmont has become a Tree City as a result of its environmentally mindful actions. To become a Tree City, a community must meet certain criteria. Some of these standards include having all trees legally cared for through a tree board or department, a tree care ordinance, as well as a community fo...

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