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Smoke on the water: Bay Area shelters from Camp Fire smoke

Smoke on the water: Bay Area shelters from Camp Fire smoke

Scot Scoop Staff

November 16, 2018


Filed under In-Depth, News, Top News

As of Nov. 15, the Bay Area has the worst air quality in the world. In this breaking news piece, we answer your most pressing questions about the smoke invading our communities, including an investigation of Carlmont's response of canceling school and how you can help.

Belmont honors veterans at Twin Pines Park

Belmont honors veterans at Twin Pines Park

Rachel McCrea, Staff Writer

November 16, 2018


Filed under News, Top News

The late morning sun shines through the trees of Twin Pines Park in Belmont, dappling the stone of the Veteran’s Memorial. The haunting notes of a bagpipe quiver in the air. It is Nov. 12, 2018, and the community of Belmont is gathered to honor their military veterans. This was the second annual Veteran’s Day E...

Scotskim: fire

Scotskim: fire

Julia Rhodie, Staff Writer

November 15, 2018


Filed under ScotSkim - quick news briefs

California burns up from fires in north and south Infamous for its sunny days and sandy beaches, the Golden State is gaining a new meaning, as fire rages through both its northern and southern ends. With Camp Fire blazing in the north, and the Woolsey Fire burning through the south, the entire state is crippled by tragedy and debilitating air quality. According to...

Harvest Festival inspires creative spirit

Harvest Festival inspires creative spirit

Ailee Lim, Staff Writer

November 15, 2018


Filed under News

With technology becoming more prevalent in society, it can be hard to find traditional art that still resonates with people. The annual Harvest Festival celebrates small businesses and artists alike. The Harvest Festival was held from Nov. 9 to Nov.11 at the San Mateo County Events Center. The f...

Remembering the defeat of the Briggs Initiative

Remembering the defeat of the Briggs Initiative

Kimberly Mitchell, Staff Writer

November 13, 2018


Filed under News

On Tuesday night, the nation was yet again divided into red and blue in what many have called the most crucial midterm election of our lifetime. However, this November was not the first time midterm tensions were high. At least not for California. In 1978, California State Sen. John Briggs placed ...

Lowe’s announces closure of 51 stores in North America

Lowe’s announces closure of 51 stores in North America

CJ Ward, Staff Writer

November 13, 2018


Filed under News

Lowe’s has recently announced that they are closing 20 stores in the U.S. and 31 stores in Canada. Four of these stores will be closing in California, located in South San Francisco, San Jose, Irvine, and Aliso Viejo respectively. This announcement, made on Monday, Nov. 5, said that they plan o...

Grove in Twin Pines dedicated to former Mayor Eric Reed

Grove in Twin Pines dedicated to former Mayor Eric Reed

Sam Hosmer, Staff Writer

November 11, 2018


Filed under News

Former Mayor and Councilman Eric Reed may have passed away in 2017, but his memory appears indelible. A grove adjacent to the Veterans' Memorial in Twin Pines Park in Belmont was dedicated Sunday afternoon to the memory of Reed, who died last December after a three-year battle with cancer. Ree...

Scotskim: aftermath

Scotskim: aftermath

Emma Romanowsky, Staff Writer

November 10, 2018


Filed under News, ScotSkim - quick news briefs

President Trump fires Jeff Sessions Hours after the midterm elections polls closed, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced his immediate resignation from office. However, Sessions’ departure was not a personal decision: President Trump fired him. Sessions released an undated letter to the president ...

California Clubhouse brings hope to mentally ill

California Clubhouse brings hope to mentally ill

Andrew Shao, Staff Writer

November 10, 2018


Filed under News

California Clubhouse in San Carlos provides a unique opportunity for those in the local community living with mental illness to seek help and support. The facility, one of many Clubhouses existing around the globe under the worldwide non-profit Clubhouse International, offers free membership for adults d...

‘Nobody is Above the Law’ protesters demand accountability

‘Nobody is Above the Law’ protesters demand accountability

Nina Heller, Staff Writer

November 9, 2018


Filed under News, Top News

The sun may have been setting, but the people were just beginning to rise. On Thursday, Nov. 8, protesters gathered at Courthouse Square in Redwood City at 5 p.m. as part of a nationwide protest against President Donald Trump forcing Attorney General Jeff Sessions to resign. “People are he...

Día de Los Muertos Festival comes alive with cultural significance

Día de Los Muertos Festival comes alive with cultural significance

Pablo Pinilla, Staff Writer

November 8, 2018


Filed under News, Top News

Downtown Redwood City during the weekend is everything one would expect from a small city. People eat at various restaurants, while a constant stream of people flows in and out of the movie theaters. However, Sunday night was not one of those ordinary nights. On the night of Nov. 4, Courthouse Square wa...

Leap Sandcastle Classic builds support for art education

Leap Sandcastle Classic builds support for art education

Maddy Ting, Staff Writer

November 8, 2018


Filed under News, Top News

The sun shines brightly overhead as children and adults toil beside the ocean waves, working together to create beautiful sand sculptures in honor of the Leap Sandcastle Classic. On Nov. 3, the art education organization Leap hosted their annual Leap Sandcastle Classic at Ocean Beach in San Francisco. Every year, the event's main...

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