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Belmont city officials grapple with infrastructure problem

Belmont city officials grapple with infrastructure problem

Sam Hosmer, Staff Writer
May 28, 2017
Filed under Features

Belmont’s roads are among the worst in the state. According to a staff report from the Department of Public Works, Belmont has accumulated upwards of $100 million in deferred road and storm drain maintenance. On the Pavement Condition Index (PCI), an algorithm which scores road quality on a one to...

Belmont Library’s Jobs Fair gives students new opportunities

Belmont Library’s Jobs Fair gives students new opportunities

Nastasja Stahl, Staff Writer
May 5, 2017
Filed under News

It’s a bright spring day. The air smells of paper, laminated posters, and freshly wiped down tables. People pass through the library entrance and wait for the double doors to open to a new opportunity and experience for every teen in Belmont. As the doors open, a medley of booths await. The Jobs...

Ralston Middle School presents ‘Peter Pan Jr.’

Ralston Middle School presents ‘Peter Pan Jr.’

Ashlyn Wong, Staff Writer
May 3, 2017
Filed under News, Top News

The classic story of Peter Pan is loved and celebrated by children, teens, and adults alike. This past weekend, from April 28 through April 30, Ralston Middle School alongside San Carlos Children’s Theater presented the musical “Peter Pan Jr.," which took place at the McKinley School Auditorium...

Belmont Earth Day celebration promotes sustainability

Belmont Earth Day celebration promotes sustainability

Nina Heller, Staff Writer
April 29, 2017
Filed under News

Reduce, reuse, and recycle was a prominent theme at Belmont's Earth Day festival. Held on April 29 in Twin Pines Park, the Belmont community gathered to learn about sustainability and environmentally friendly practices. Document Shredding, E-waste drop off, compost giveaway, book recycling drop off,...

Belmont works to create a vibrant downtown

Belmont works to create a vibrant downtown

Sam Hosmer, Staff Writer
April 6, 2017
Filed under Features

Belmont’s unbuilt town center has been in development for 31 years. In 1986, a committee was formed to study and evaluate the feasibility of revitalizing downtown Belmont. After a four-year period of intense examination and review, the city council ratified the Downtown Specific Plan, a 162-pag...

Belmont takes final steps towards affordable housing project

Belmont takes final steps towards affordable housing project

Alexander Derhacobian, Staff Writer
April 5, 2017
Filed under News, Top News

The Bay Area’s real estate bubble has led to a tremendous increase in housing costs and has affected countless residents. To help cure this crisis, the Belmont City Council has recently approved the construction of affordable housing units that have the potential of lowering housing costs for some...

Belmont City Council unanimously approves civil rights resolution

Belmont City Council unanimously approves civil rights resolution

Mona Murhamer, Staff Writer
April 4, 2017
Filed under News, Top News

The crowd buzzed with energy as the council members entered the room. For some, the regularly scheduled Belmont City Council meeting was just that– a regularly scheduled meeting. For others, the meeting was a step further in assuring a safe community where everyone is welcome. On Tuesday,...

Flu hits the Bay Area

Flu hits the Bay Area

Juliana Rinaldi, Staff Writer
March 8, 2017
Filed under Campus

Fourteen people in California have died from influenza this flu season according to the California Department of Public Health (CDPH). Influenza, the medical term for flu, season tends to begin around October and end as late as May, peaking between the months between December and February. "This...

Belmont celebrates Black History Month with an essay contest

Belmont celebrates Black History Month with an essay contest

Maya Benjamin, Staff Writer
February 20, 2017
Filed under News

February each year, America celebrates Black History Month. This year the City of Belmont and the Belmont Library are partnering to host an essay contest about the importance of Black History Month. According to the San Mateo County Libraries website, “Black History Month is a way to honor and recognize all that African Americans hav...

Father-daughter dance strengthens family bonds

Father-daughter dance strengthens family bonds

Jeffrey Miller, Staff Writer
February 12, 2017
Filed under News

In her pretty pink dress, she holds his arm as he guides her onto the dance floor of Belmont's annual Father-Daughter Sweetheart Dance. Belmont Parks and Recreation plans a sweetheart dance every year before Valentine’s Day for girls from ages three to 12. The Twin Pines Senior and Community Center hosts the ev...

Belmont hosts its first talent show

Belmont hosts its first talent show

Kaitlyn Gates, Staff Writer
February 4, 2017
Filed under News, Top News

On Friday, Feb. 3, the City of Belmont hosted its first citywide talent show put on by the newly formed Youth Advisory Committee (YAC). More than 100 people came to watch 25 acts that ranged from dancing to martial arts to music and even a live drawing session. All ages came to share their talents,...

Varsity volleyball struggles against Notre Dame

Varsity volleyball struggles against Notre Dame

Mackenzie O'Connell, Staff Writer
September 3, 2016
Filed under Sports

It was too late. The final whistle was blown, filling the ears of fans in the Carlmont Gym. Notre Dame's crowd stayed screaming, as the Scots' chants slowly faded away. Frustration filled the court on Sept. 1 as the Scots lost their first home game of the season against the Tigers. Though they fought...

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