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Hiller Aviation Museum hopes virtual gala offsets financial crash landing

Just outside Hiller Aviation Museum, an aircraft is featured being “flown” by a statue in a mask. On Oct. 17, Hiller reopened its museum to the public, and this statue is demonstrative of the increased safety guidelines Hiller has had to undergo during its reopening process.

Andrew Tolu and Lindsay Augustine

October 21, 2020

As museums around the country are in danger of closing their doors due to a lack of funding, Hiller Aviation Museum in San Carlos is holding a virtual gala in an attempt to raise desperately needed funds to keep their doors open. Hiller Aviation Museum will have its annual Clear Skies Ahead Gala...

Palo Alto students return to school using hybrid model

According to the PAUSD reopening plan, high schoolers are scheduled to  return to campus in January

Joseph Paris, Staff Writer

October 20, 2020

Palo Alto Unified School District (PAUSD) is one of the first public school districts in the Bay Area that has reopened its classrooms. The PAUSD board ultimately decided to start reopening schools in a unanimous vote on Sept. 29 after lengthy discussion. Families were given the option to stay in distance learning or let their child join the hybrid model and return to school. Fami...

Bel Mateo Bowl saved by community GoFundMe efforts

Bel Mateo Bowl is temporarily closed due to Covid-19, but there are plans to reopen. While the reopening date is unknown, Bel Mateo has made health and safety measures to fit COVID-19 guidelines.

Rebecca Von Tersch, Staff Writer

October 19, 2020

Bel Mateo Bowl will stay in business at least through the end of the year due to a community effort on a GoFundMe page. Local bowling league member Tamlyn Murata started the GoFundMe page. It has raised a total of $64,475, much more than the expected $30,000, and that number is still increasing. After the ...

Belmont community urges youth to vote

The San Mateo County ballot box sits in front of the city hall.

Oliver Richards, Staff Writer

October 19, 2020

Citizens of Belmont have gained excitement as they anticipate the upcoming local election. As the voting date nears, members of the Belmont community are gearing up for the big day. Ever since the passing of the 26th amendment, 18-year-old people have been the smallest voter demographic in the Uni...

Mask Mobile distributes masks to those in need

The Mask Mobile hands out COVID-19 supplies, and promotes social distancing.

Oliver Fichte, Staff Writer

October 16, 2020

San Mateo County’s Mask Mobile distributed over 900 masks to the hardest-hit communities in the past week to keep families safe during the pandemic. The Mask Mobile project was introduced on Sept. 15 to ensure that the most vulnerable are getting the protection they need from COVID-19. Funded by...

Belmont farmers market thrives as customers buy local produce

A customer buys local produce from a vegetable stand at the Belmont Farmers' Market.

Niamh Marren, Staff Writer

October 15, 2020

Although smaller businesses are suffering during this time, the Belmont farmers market is prospering as customers continue to buy local produce.  Since the community is eating less at restaurants and more at home, the fresh produce of the farmers market is more appealing and further utilized by the public as a sub...

Homelessness becomes greater concern during pandemic

Patty Smith, a homeless man, carries his belongings to another location in Richmond, Calif.

Malina Wong and Catherine Eikelbarner

October 14, 2020

The Bay Area is known to hold a large homeless population; however, with the stricter economic and safety guidelines placed this year, the issue has heightened to a greater degree. Not only is the Bay Area heavily populated and costly, but it also comes in third as the most homeless-populated p...

San Mateo County takes action to overcome new challenges presented by in-person voting

A voting station stands alone in the Redwood City Assessor/County Clerk Office.

Hudson Fox, Staff Writer

October 13, 2020

Leading up to one of the most consequential elections in American history, San Mateo County’s innovative election strategies are helping ease the adaptation to a challenging new reality.  Amid uncertainty surrounding the upcoming elections, San Mateo County opened select polling centers on Monday...

Outdoor zoo at Coyote Point provides an escape from quarantine

Two racoons roam their enclosure at Coyote Point as the zoo reopens to the public.

Isa Khalak, Staff Writer

October 12, 2020

As people feel trapped at home with nowhere to go, CuriOdyssey's outdoor zoo provides refuge from the quarantine and a place to reconnect with the community. CuriOdyssey has created its exhibit to follow county guidelines. One must wear a mask at all times and remain six feet away from others. Ad...

President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump test positive for COVID-19

President Donald Trump announces that he has tested positive for COVID-19 after contact with Hope Hicks who tested positive for the virus earlier today.

Ayal Meyers, Staff Writer

October 1, 2020

At around 10 p.m. PT, President Donald Trump tweeted that he and first lady Melania Trump have tested positive for coronavirus. The president tweeted, "Tonight, @FLOTUS and I tested positive for COVID-19. We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get through this TOGETHER!" ...

Chaos in Cleveland: Biden and Trump quarrel in the presidential debate

President Donald Trump, left, and former Vice President Joe Biden during the first presidential debate on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, at Case Western University and Cleveland Clinic, in Cleveland, Ohio.

Ayal Meyers, Calista Shohet, Jessica Conley, and Raina Lahiri

October 1, 2020

President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden faced off in Cleveland, Ohio, on Tuesday in their first of three presidential debates ahead of the 2020 election. Moderated by Fox News' Chris Wallace, the two candidates spent 90 minutes discussing eight topics: the appointment of...

Protesters demand justice for Breonna Taylor

Protesters demand justice for Breonna Taylor in the streets of Brooklyn, New York.

Erwan Pal, Staff Writer

September 30, 2020

Outrage over the decision not to indict any of the Louisville police officers that killed Breonna Taylor in her own home has sparked protests across the U.S. Many people have taken to the streets to demand justice for Taylor, and the end of police brutality. Taylor was an EMT and nurse and died after s...

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