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Annual Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival celebrates its 47th anniversary

Annual Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival celebrates its 47th anniversary

Kim Mitchell, Staff Writer

October 20, 2017


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On Oct. 15, crowds gathered to enjoy local art, music, food, and drinks at the annual Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival. Live music entertained attendees throughout the day as thousands stopped by art vendors, carved pumpkins, and enjoyed the festive cuisine. Each year, the size of the fest...

Carlmont Academic Foundation receives a $20,000 grant from Oracle

Carlmont Academic Foundation receives a $20,000 grant from Oracle

Tyler Dartnell, Staff Writer

October 16, 2017


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On Nov. 6, 2015, technology and equipment were replaced and updated in the Biotechnology Institute (BTI) at Carlmont High School using a $20,000 grant given by Oracle. Oracle, whose headquarters are in Redwood City, is a multinational computer technology corporation. Oracle gave this grant to Carlmont...

Bridgepointe ice rink reopening spurs new opportunities

Bridgepointe ice rink reopening spurs new opportunities

Ethan Tarnarider, Staff Writer

October 16, 2017


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It's finally back! On Sept. 18, the Bridgepointe committee fight for the reopening of their ice rink had prevailed. The Redwood city ice rink, run by the Nazareth ice oasis group, was able to obtain ownership of the San Mateo rink and was reopened under the name "Nazareth Ice Oasis San Mateo." The...

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


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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...

Smoke from Napa wildfire breaches Carlmont

Smoke from Napa wildfire breaches Carlmont

Justin Som, Staff Writer

October 14, 2017


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Roughly 70 miles of highway separates Carlmont and the raging fires in Napa. Yet only three days after the blaze started on Oct. 8, Carlmont students were already wheezing, blanketing their faces, and grabbing face masks. The fire had thankfully not traveled all the way from the North Bay...

San Mateo County History Museum opens new exhibit

San Mateo County History Museum opens new exhibit

Anna Feng, Staff Writer

October 14, 2017


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After much hard work and preparation, the San Mateo County History Museum finally opened its new exhibit, titled Sketches From World War I, last month. The exhibit showcases artwork from Alvin Page Colby, a soldier from Burlingame who later served as a cook while deployed in France. These scenes d...

Belmont prohibits the sale of marijuana

Belmont prohibits the sale of marijuana

Andrew Shen, Staff Writer

October 12, 2017


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A new Belmont law prohibits marijuana retail stores despite California’s legalization of the recreational drug. When California passed Proposition 64, the statewide sale and use of recreational marijuana were legalized. Proposition 64 gave individual cities the authority to either ban or regulat...

Students gather for JEANC Media Day

Students gather for JEANC Media Day

Nisha Marino, Staff Writer

October 12, 2017


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Dozens of students milled around the Palo Alto High School Media Arts Center, excitedly waiting for the JEANC NorCal Media Day to commence. The NorCal Media Day is an annual event run by JEANC where sessions throughout the day are led by teachers and students alike to help high schoolers improve t...

Vice President departs from Sunday football game after players kneel

Vice President departs from Sunday football game after players kneel

Mona Murhamer, Staff Writer

October 9, 2017


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Sunday football is a long-standing American tradition. Now, it's a kneeling tradition, and the White House has had enough. On Sunday, Oct. 8, Vice President Mike Pence left the San Francisco 49ers v. Indianapolis Colts football game in Indiana after 23 players on the 49ers kneeled for the National...

San Carlos Art and Wine Faire celebrates its 27th year

San Carlos Art and Wine Faire celebrates its 27th year

Nina Heller, Staff Writer

October 8, 2017


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With fall arriving, community members braved the heat to attend the San Carlos Art and Wine Faire from Oct. 7-8 in downtown San Carlos. The Art and Wine Faire occurs every fall and is sponsored by the San Carlos Chamber of Commerce. Along with art, there is a kid zone, live music all day, a car s...

San Carlos voters prepare to hit the polls in school board election

San Carlos voters prepare to hit the polls in school board election

Nina Heller, Staff Writer

October 5, 2017


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San Carlos voters will hit the polls on Nov. 7 for a school board election in the San Carlos School District.   As the voting date nears, sample ballots have been sent out to registered voters. Sample ballots can assist voters in the voting process once they reach the polls and assure that they s...

Plans for legalization of marijuana go up in smoke

Plans for legalization of marijuana go up in smoke

Rachel Borshchenko, Staff Writer

October 4, 2017


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Some Bay Area residents’ wishes of buying marijuana legally are going up in smoke. In the November 2016 election, California residents voted to legalize marijuana for recreational use. Medical marijuana had been legal in California since 1996. With the year coming to a close, no major California city...

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