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Local blood bank seeks more donors

Local blood bank seeks more donors

Emma Romanowsky, Staff Writer

May 1, 2018


Filed under News, Top News

Blood donor turnout is too low. In partnership with the Blood Centers of the Pacific, the Redwood City Public Library hosted a blood drive open to any community member over age 15.  But only ten percent of eligible donors showed up on April 24 despite the fact that blood is always in high demand...

Students march for their lives in Redwood City

Students march for their lives in Redwood City

Victoria Valle Remond, Segment Producer

March 25, 2018


Filed under ScotCenter, ScotCenter: News

Victoria Valle Remond reports on Redwood City's March for Our Lives and the powerful students involved.

Calpurnia’s ‘City Boy’ makes a splash in indie rock

Calpurnia’s ‘City Boy’ makes a splash in indie rock

Zana Lunsford, Staff Writer

March 22, 2018


Filed under Reviews

“City Boy,” the new hit single by the rising band Calpurnia, sings an indie rock n’ roll sound that delights the ears with simple but catchy lyrics. Lead singer Finn Wolfhard led his band mates, lead guitarist Ayla Tesler-Mabe, bassist Jack Anderson, and drummer Malcolm Craig, into a whirlwind of writing new tunes and a passion for instruments and indie-rock music. “City Boy” is the band’s first single while being managed ...

San Carlos City Council candidates prepare for election

San Carlos City Council candidates prepare for election

Molly Donaldson, Staff Writer

March 20, 2018


Filed under News, Top News

Three new candidates have announced their campaigns for the upcoming San Carlos City Council elections. The elections will be held in November 2018 and three seats will be open. The candidates, Adam Rak, Laura Parmer-Lohan, and Sara McDowell, are using the early phase of the campaign season to...

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...

Teachers continue the battle over fair pay

Teachers continue the battle over fair pay

Ethan Tarnarider, Staff Writer

December 4, 2017


Filed under News

Teachers are not paid enough—that's already established. But now, many elementary teachers in San Mateo and San Carlos are threatening to go on strike if they do not get their contracts negotiated in their favor. As of late, teachers who are dissatisfied with their pay and the districts' position...

Hometown Days opens holiday season for Redwood City

Hometown Days opens holiday season for Redwood City

Andrey Zaytsev, Staff Writer

December 3, 2017


Filed under News

On Dec. 2, Redwood City hosted their annual Hometown Days on and around the courthouse square.  The event, which was set up by the Redwood City Downtown Business Group, featured fake snow, an array of different food trucks, and many performances by several bands, orchestras, dance groups, carolers, and theatrical groups. S...

Art on the Square show provides a stroke of creativity for Redwood City

Art on the Square show provides a stroke of creativity for Redwood City

Andrey Zaytsev, Staff Writer

November 24, 2017


Filed under News

Local residents and artists came to the Art on the Square show in the San Mateo County History Museum to view and share art. Pottery, jewelry, woodwork, ceramics, painting, and photography were just some of the forms of art displayed at the event. While the show allowed locals to see the delicacy in...

Belmont gift card drive benefits fire victims

Belmont gift card drive benefits fire victims

Justin Som, Staff Writer

November 1, 2017


Filed under News

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...

Redwood City residents and police officers bond over coffee

Redwood City residents and police officers bond over coffee

Emma Romanowsky, Staff Writer

October 15, 2017


Filed under News

Residents of Redwood City and members of the Redwood City Police Force joined together at the Starbucks on Broadway to celebrate Coffee with a Cop day.  Coffee with a Cop is a national initiative that brings police personnel and civilians together to discuss issues and get to know each other on a person...

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...

City of Scots unites Carlmont musicians

City of Scots unites Carlmont musicians

Kylie Lin, Staff Writer

April 29, 2017


Filed under Campus, Top News

It started out as an idea, as a possibility. Sophomore Alyssa Higdon promptly put it into action. Higdon, inspired by Damien Chazelle’s Oscar-winning “La La Land,” asked a friend if they were willing to learn the music with her. Over the next few weeks, she spread the proposal to many of her...

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