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California charges largest penalty for safety violations ever

California charges largest penalty for safety violations ever

Mia Hogan, Staff Writer

March 18, 2015


Filed under News, Top News

The Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) faces an additional $200 million penalty fee due to the San Bruno pipeline explosion in 2010. According to the National Transportation Safety Board, the pipeline explosion in San Bruno killed eight people, injured 66 others, and 38 homes. It was caused...

Students react to minimum wage increase in California

Students react to minimum wage increase in California

Hannah Young, Staff Writer

October 14, 2014


Filed under News

The increase in minimum wage in California has affected the working students at Carlmont. This past summer, California voted to increase minimum wage from $8 per hour to $9 per hour. However, living costs are also increasing simultaneously. Gasoline prices are nearly $4 now, a huge concern for student...

Powerful earthquake strikes Northern California

Powerful earthquake strikes Northern California

Taran Sun, Scot Scoop Editor

August 30, 2014


Filed under News

The strongest earthquake that has occurred in decades in California's Bay Area struck Aug. 24 at 3:20 a.m. With a reported magnitude of 6.1, the earthquake and its aftershocks dealt significant structural damage to the cities of Napa and Vallejo, towns located within 10 miles from the earthquake’s...

California teen sneaks flight to Hawaii

California teen sneaks flight to Hawaii

Taran Sun, Staff Writer

April 27, 2014


Filed under News

A sixteen year old Californian evaded airport security, slipped into a plane’s wheel well, and survived the subsequent flight to Hawaii, despite subzero temperatures and a potentially lethal deficit of oxygen. CNN News reported that the boy was running away from home when he bypassed airport security....

California enters drought

California enters drought

Darien Malekos, Staff Writer

January 22, 2014


Filed under News, Top News

Due to little rainfall in the past months and low water supplies due to wildfires and general usage, California has entered a drought. Gov. Jerry Brown spoke in a press conference on Jan. 17 during which he said, “We need to awaken all Californians to the serious matter of drought.” Most Californ...

Hunger in California

Zoe Wildman

November 4, 2013


Filed under Multimedia

 

California schools getting facelifts

California schools getting facelifts

Sarah Adams, Staff Writer

October 2, 2013


Filed under News

San Mateo High School is about to open their new $28 million Performing Arts center as California sets new school budgets for the 2013-2014 school year and other local schools noticeably continue to improve their facilities, equipment, and technologies. San Mateo High School’s new theater is said...

Commendable California Pizza Kitchen

Commendable California Pizza Kitchen

Ayesha Abbasi, Social Media Editor

November 12, 2012


Filed under A&E

Located next to Bebe at the Hillsdale Mall, California Pizza Kitchen serves up some of the most classic to intricate pizzas along with salads and pastas. With multiple chains around the Bay Area, this pizza kitchen is quite the popular one. An overflow of customers creates at least a 2o minut...

Rallies to protect education: Is California in a State of Emergency?

Rallies to protect education: Is California in a State of Emergency?

May 10, 2011


Filed under Campus

In recent years, the state of California has been deeply affected by the fearsome economy leaving lawmakers struggling to save money. For three straight years, California lawmakers have been stripping down the state's education budget to save other programs, but they're leaving education practically ba...

Tsunami warning in effect for California

Tsunami warning in effect for California

March 11, 2011


Filed under Campus

[San Mateo County Community Alert System] A strong earthquake has struck the Pacific Ocean and a Tsunami Warning is now in effect for California. These dangerous waves or tidal surges are expected to reach the San Mateo County between 7:30 and 8:00 AM Pacific Standard/Daylight Time. Tsunami waves ma...

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