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SF Cider Fest offers fall-themed fun for everyone

SF Cider Fest offers fall-themed fun for everyone

Emma Scott, Staff Writer

November 12, 2019

Families and friends celebrated the fall season with a cider festival filled with activities, food, and of course, apple cider. Over the course of Veteran’s Day weekend, about 3000 people from San Francisco and beyond attended the social event located in San Francisco’s Mission Bay. While at the...

San Mateo County responds to climate crises

San Mateo County responds to climate crises

Katerina Gaines, Staff writer

November 12, 2019

Concerned members of the San Mateo County Democracy for America (SMCDFA) met with Dave Pine, a member of the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors, to hear how the county plans to slow the effects of climate change. The group meets the first Wednesday of every month, discussing different problems that they hope to help with. At the meeting on No...

Belmont Library’s Diwali celebration warms hearts

Belmont Library’s Diwali celebration warms hearts

Anika Marino, Staff Writer

November 12, 2019

Chatter and loud music echoed from inside the Belmont Library, where an annual Diwali celebration took place as participants laughed and bonded over a tradition-filled holiday. Diwali, the Indian new year, is typically celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs, and Jains. The word comes from the Sanskrit word "de...

Día de los Muertos festival is alive with tradition

Día de los Muertos festival is alive with tradition

Kiana George, Staff writer

November 9, 2019

  The Redwood City Dia de los Muertos festival brought together the Hispanic community to celebrate a meaningful occasion in their Latin heritage. The non-profit organization Casa Círculo Cultural was responsible for coordinating the event on Nov. 3. Their mission is to promote the commun...

Belmont pushes for affordable housing

Belmont pushes for affordable housing

Adri ten Cate, Staff Writer

November 6, 2019

As more people move to the Bay Area to find jobs, the push for affordable housing has found a foothold in Belmont. According to Plan Bay Area 2040, the Bay Area has too little housing for too many people. The current imbalance between supply and demand is affecting the price and quantity of housing, leading to a...

New tools by Apple and Google attempt to cure smartphone addiction

New tools by Apple and Google attempt to cure smartphone addiction

Ethan Hsu, Staff Writter

November 6, 2019

In a study conducted by the Poland Medical University, one in every four children is addicted to the internet, according to PsychGuides, an resource from American Addiction Centers. To help curb this growing problem, Apple and Google are proposing new smartphone-based solutions and revising company...

Lawmakers consider public takeover of PG&E

Lawmakers consider public takeover of PG&E

Eddy Yeretnov, Staff Writer

November 5, 2019

While PG&E goes through its public safety power shutoff program and the Kincade fire rages on, many lawmakers, both local and federal, consider a public takeover of the bankrupt utility. PG&E is facing bankruptcy over the damages caused in the 2018 Camp Fire. Now, with PG&E at the mercy of bankruptcy court, ...

San Mateo Cat Show presents a ‘pawsome’ lineup of exotic cats

San Mateo Cat Show presents a ‘pawsome’ lineup of exotic cats

Wyatt Binnard, Staff Writer

November 3, 2019

iPurrcats's third International Cat Association (TICA) show at the San Mateo Event Center brought together over a hundred cats of all shapes and sizes to compete for prizes and to perform for visitors. Nov. 2 marked the third cat show that has been run by iPurrcats in San Mateo, connecting cat owne...

Voter’s Choice Act aims to improve democracy and voter participation

Voter’s Choice Act aims to improve democracy and voter participation

Elle Horst and Raina Lahiri

November 3, 2019

To increase voter turnout, California has implemented the Voter’s Choice Act.    The U.S. is one of the only nations in the world where everybody has the right to vote freely. However, only a little over half of the population exercise this freedom, potentially affecting the outcome of elections.  The Voter’s Choice Act aims to fix this problem by pr...

Anniversary of the Loma Prieta jolts earthquake concerns

Anniversary of the Loma Prieta jolts earthquake concerns

Cori Nicholson, Staff Writer

October 31, 2019

In 1989, the Loma Prieta earthquake rattled the Bay Area, causing $6 billion in damage, 3,757 injuries, and 63 deaths.  The anniversary of this earthquake marks the most destructive earthquake in California's recent history. It is a solemn reminder to the Bay Area's residents who are often plagued wi...

Activists commemorate historic blockade of militarized weapons

Activists commemorate historic blockade of militarized weapons

Khalid Kishawi, Staff Writer

October 30, 2019

Few actions inspire more pride for Bay Area Palestinian activists than the blockade of an Israeli shipping line at California’s Port of Oakland on Oct. 24, 2014. A diverse gathering of activists in San Francisco’s Mission District commemorated the five-year mark of Block the Boat, a series of protests preventing the Israeli...

World Vegetable Festival attracts environmentally-inclined foodies

World Vegetable Festival attracts environmentally-inclined foodies

Lora Simakova and Isabelle Nunes

October 30, 2019

Rooted in guidance and education for healthy living, the 20th Annual World Vegetable Festival offered a variety of plant-based foods along with a fun and tasty atmosphere. The festival inspired attendees to lead environmentally-friendly lives by providing them with plenty of vegan snacks and meals, great s...

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