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Belmont awarded Tree City status once again

Belmont awarded Tree City status once again

Max Lee, Staff Writer

March 18, 2018


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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...

Belmont Sports Complex aims to install synthetic turf

Belmont Sports Complex aims to install synthetic turf

Max Lee, Staff Writer

March 5, 2018


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The north field of the Belmont Sports Complex will be replaced with synthetic turf in order to resolve maintenance issues. Due to the high salinity of its groundwater as well as the high water table of the complex itself, the north baseball field of the complex has been proved to be difficult to m...

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...

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 ...

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...

Belmont Library hosts film festival for teens

Belmont Library hosts film festival for teens

Vincent Wai, Staff Writer

December 4, 2017


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Many students gathered to join the Belmont Library in their 72 Hour Movie Making Challenge on Nov. 17, 2017. The original challenge of the competition was to make a movie with only three days to work; all the participants' hard work would be displayed that Friday. Kayla Marie Figard, the teen services librarian for the Belm...

Belmont Christmas tree lighting rings in the holiday season

Belmont Christmas tree lighting rings in the holiday season

Nina Heller, Staff Writer

November 27, 2017


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No sooner did the red and orange Thanksgiving decorations come down, did the green and red Christmas decorations come up. On Monday, Nov. 27, the Carlmont Village Shopping Center hosted the Belmont Christmas Tree Lighting and Holiday Boutique. From 3:30 to 6:30 p.m., local artisans sold goods, Santa and...

Belmont Craft Faire kicks off holiday season

Belmont Craft Faire kicks off holiday season

Andrew Shen, Staff Writer

November 27, 2017


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Belmont kicks off the holiday season with a craft fair encouraging city residents and neighboring communities to join in. On Nov. 18,  Belmont hosted its annual Holiday Craft Faire where vendors sell the arts and crafts that they have made. “The purpose of the event is to kick off the holidays for Belmont and our neighboring co...

Belmont plans to incorporate joint fire department once again

Belmont plans to incorporate joint fire department once again

Max Lee, Staff Writer

November 21, 2017


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The fire departments of Belmont, Foster City, and San Mateo are soon to be seen as one. The Belmont City Council has agreed to join Foster City and San Mateo City Council's plan of creating a joint fire department between the cities. The subject of a joint powers agency is not a new one for Be...

Belmont unveils memorial bench to celebrate veterans

Belmont unveils memorial bench to celebrate veterans

Justin Som, Staff Writer

November 11, 2017


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For years, Belmont citizens have wanted to thank veterans for their service. On Nov. 10, their answer came in the form of a veterans memorial bench unveiled by the city in Twin Pines Park. Hidden amongst the trees, the concrete S-shaped bench has the words, "All Gave Some, Some Gave All," engraved...

Belmont gift card drive benefits fire victims

Belmont gift card drive benefits fire victims

Justin Som, Staff Writer

November 1, 2017


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To help those who lost their homes and property in the North Bay fires, Belmont is hosting its own gift card drive. People who would like to donate to the fire victims can give gift cards to the Public Works Department in suite 385 of Belmont City Hall. Managed by the city, the Belmont Police Office...

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