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Rioting protesters stormed the U.S. Capitol while members of Congress were counting electoral votes.
Breaking News: Rioters storm U.S. Capitol Building
Anita Beroza, Jessica Conley, Elise Hsu, and Anika Marino January 6, 2021

Supporters of President Donald Trump breached the U.S. Capitol shortly after he held a rally in front of the White House, according to multiple sources. "We will never give up, we will never concede. You don't concede when there's theft involved," Trump said at the rally, which took place around 9...

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Decorations light up the community in preparation to celebrate the new year.
Students recall 2020 as the end of the year approaches
Mandy Mah, Staff Writer — December 27, 2020

Many hoped to finally follow through on their New Year's resolutions as they transitioned into 2020. People placed their hopes and bets on the new year and the fact that 2020 was the beginning of a new, and hopefully better, decade. However, the year took a turn for the worse in mid-March. Once filled...

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Oakland is the third-largest city in the Bay Area, and in 2019 saw a 47% increase in the population of homeless people. As the homeless population rises, prices rise and make it harder for people to get back on their feet.
Income inequality worsens as housing prices rise
Maya Campbell, Staff Writer — December 16, 2020

Income disparity is leaving Californians in the dust. As housing prices rise, the economically disadvantaged are falling into homelessness and poverty. The Bay Area is one of the most economically diverse places in the U.S. According to the California Budget and Policy Center, San Mateo County has...

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Guillermina Castellanos purchases a drink at Peet’s Coffee in Belmont using her credit card. "I prefer paying with a contactless credit card, especially during the pandemic because it
Peet's Coffee shops eliminate cash payment
Carolina Cuadros, Staff Writer — December 13, 2020

Peet's Coffee shops in the San Mateo district are no longer accepting cash as a payment form.  The coffee shops implemented this new rule at the end of March due to the coronavirus pandemic; its purpose was to decrease interactions between customers and employees as a safety measure. Employees promote...

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"We trying to avoid people, but my family still had fun searching for the right tree," Hailey Cagle said. She and her family found their tree quickly, and made the best out of the unusual experience.
Christmas tree lots continue a long-standing tradition
Brynn Toomasson and Lucy Lopshire December 10, 2020

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! With the help of incoming Christmas trees, houses are lighting up with holiday cheer and Christmas spirit.  According to the National Christmas Tree Association, about 25 to 30 million real trees are sold across the country. One local Christmas tree...

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Belmont Public Art
Belmont City Council approves Public Art Master Plan
Keegan Balster and Zachary Kinder December 8, 2020

Many renowned cities have unique advantages such as location, ancient architecture that attract tourists, increased revenue, beautification, and a sense of originality. Belmont, being similar to many other suburban cities, lacks many of these assets, which is why the Belmont City Council has approved...

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Mrs. Loung receives dialysis at the San Francisco Renal Center before COVID-19 restrictions.
COVID-19 spreads, dialysis patients face increased struggle
Aarya Mukherjee, Staff Writer — December 8, 2020

COVID-19 has impacted patients with chronic illnesses in many different ways. Specifically, its impact on patients with kidney failure has been profound. Dialysis or Renal Replacement Therapy removes liquids, toxins, and waste products from the blood using a dialysis machine. The kidneys normally...

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San Mateo County recorded 2,628 new cases in the last 30 days, raising concern that Bay Area will be issued another stay-at-home order.
San Francisco and San Mateo County enter purple tier
Anoushka Mekerira, Staff Writer — December 7, 2020

San Francisco and San Mateo counties have been put under a curfew after they officially entered the purple tier in Gov. Gavin Newsom’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy plan on Nov. 28. Within the new restrictions, indoor gyms, churches, and cinemas are only allowed to operate outdoors, and retail...

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The recent Sequoia Union High School District election determined new board of trustee members, who will be working to address key issues for students in our district.
Newly-elected school district board members to make key decisions
Noah Braunstein, Staff Writer — December 6, 2020

On Nov. 3, 2020, much of the nation’s attention was on the presidential showdown.  However, much closer to home, local voters decided on candidates who will immediately impact local students. Elections were held for the Sequoia Union High School District (SUHSD) Board of Trustees, with five candidates...

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People wait in line to pick up food provided by Samaritan House on a busy afternoon.
Local charities adapt to COVID-19 while maintaining holiday spirit
Lindsay Augustine and Andrew Tolu December 4, 2020

With the holiday season already underway and the pandemic in full swing, charities have had to massively increase their capacity to serve their communities due to the influx of people requiring their services. Experts from Feeding America estimate that the number of Americans with food insecurity...

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