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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...

Acquittal in Kate Steinle case reignites controversy

Acquittal in Kate Steinle case reignites controversy

Rachel Borshchenko, Staff Writer

December 7, 2017


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San Francisco residents were left with mixed feelings when the man who killed a woman on Pier 14 was found innocent by a grand jury. On July 1, 2015, Jose Ines Garcia Zarate shot and killed Kate Steinle with a gun, which the defense argued Zarate found and shot by accident. The bullet ricocheted off of...

Hundreds of puppies and kittens look for a home this holiday season

Hundreds of puppies and kittens look for a home this holiday season

Kim Mitchell, Staff Writer

December 6, 2017


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With the holiday spirit finally arriving in San Francisco, so have hundreds of kittens and puppies wishing for a family of their own this holiday season. For over 30 years, the San Francisco Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has partnered with Macy’s to show off its adoptable pets in hopes that passersby may bring a new addition, or multiple additions, to their family. With holiday-themed names like “Yams,” “Potato,” and “Turkey,” more than 65 animals ha...

Redwood City holds its final celebration for its 150th anniversary

Redwood City holds its final celebration for its 150th anniversary

Gabby Tirsell, Staff Writer

December 5, 2017


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Redwood City ends its yearlong festivities with a look into the past. The final observance of the city's 150 anniversary occurred Dec. 3 where the community was invited to learn about the history of the land they live on. City officials set up a timeline of original photographs dating back to the city...

San Carlos Night of Holiday Lights unites community

San Carlos Night of Holiday Lights unites community

Molly Donaldson, Staff Writer

December 4, 2017


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Laughter and conversation filled the air in downtown San Carlos during the Night of Holiday Lights, a tradition created for residents to celebrate the holidays together. Each December, the City of San Carlos hosts this holiday celebration that people of all ages enjoy. The event used to take place in C...

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...

Teachers continue the battle over fair pay

Teachers continue the battle over fair pay

Ethan Tarnarider, Staff Writer

December 4, 2017


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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


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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...

Food for Fines garners community support

Food for Fines garners community support

Justin Som, Staff Writer

December 2, 2017


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Belmont community members have been on the lookout for new ways to help fire victims. For some, the direct approach of driving over to the North Bay and participating in relief efforts may not be the easiest nor most efficient way to show support. The Belmont Library has provided an answer to this...

Bay Area Christmas tree prices soar as Christmas tree shortage arises

Bay Area Christmas tree prices soar as Christmas tree shortage arises

Ethan Tarnarider, Staff Writer

November 30, 2017


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As thousands of Bay Area families prepare to purchase their "perfect Christmas tree," many may be shocked by the stickered prices on every tree. Prices for Christmas trees have shot up recently, which is greatly connected to the Great Recession of 2007. During that time, families affecting by the...

Carlmont hosts flag football clinic with local NFL player

Carlmont hosts flag football clinic with local NFL player

Connor Rickson, Staff Writer

November 30, 2017


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As the professional football season nears its end, many local seasons are just beginning. On Sept. 18, YepSF hosted a free flag football clinic with former NFL player Kevin Greene at Carlmont High School to get kids interested in playing the sport. The organization will be running an upcoming flag foo...

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