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Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF brews a Halloween full of candy and kindness

Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF brews a Halloween full of candy and kindness

Mandy Hitchcock, Staff Writer

November 8, 2017


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Screams and laughter filled the air as kids of all ages paraded around neighborhood streets carrying little orange boxes this Halloween. Since initiated by Carlmont Key Club in 2015, Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF has given the candy-crazed October festivities a new purpose. Running the Trick-or-Treat for U...

‘From Under the Russian Snow’ brings a new perspective on post-Soviet Russia

‘From Under the Russian Snow’ brings a new perspective on post-Soviet Russia

Andrew Shen, Staff Writer

November 7, 2017


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On Nov. 4, Michelle Carter discussed her recently-released memoir at the Belmont Library. The new book “From Under the Russian Snow” takes an in-depth look at journalist Michelle Carter’s  work in Russia after the fall of the Soviet Union. “I wrote this book for my children. This was the year, probably the most signific...

Ocean lovers gather at glass festival

Ocean lovers gather at glass festival

Nisha Marino, Staff Writer

November 6, 2017


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On Nov. 4 and 5, crowds gathered in Santa Cruz to look at and purchase ocean-themed art and jewelry. The Santa Cruz Sea Glass and Ocean Art Festival is focused on ocean art, in which a portion of the proceeds is donated towards ocean conservation efforts. The admission was a mere $5 and each ticket ...

Bay Area bicycle thefts increase

Bay Area bicycle thefts increase

Gabby Tirsell, Staff Writer

November 3, 2017


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Bicycle theft in the Bay Area is becoming more common with incidents occurring almost every day. Still, people do not know how to prevent and report a bike theft correctly. Sergeant Dan Smith of the Redwood City Police said, “There’s actually thefts all over the Bay Area. We find bicycles all the time, and we run the serial number,...

Eucalyptus Ave trick-or-treaters disappointed by lack of decorations

Eucalyptus Ave trick-or-treaters disappointed by lack of decorations

Ethan Tarnarider, Staff Writer

November 2, 2017


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When Halloween swings by each year, millions of children become excited to go trick-or-treating and fill their bags of candy. However, many had their hopes let down after seeing Eucalyptus Avenue this year. For many, Eucalyptus Avenue is considered the street for Halloween and Christmas—the street...

New Children’s Hospital to open doors in December

New Children’s Hospital to open doors in December

Kim Mitchell, Staff Writer

November 2, 2017


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In just one month, the new Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford will officially open, offering state-of-the-art medical facilities and energy efficient technology, while immersing patients in nature. The extension more than doubles the size of the hospital with the addition of a 521,000 square foot building and 3.5 acres of healing gardens. As one of A...

San Carlos School District participates in California ShakeOut

San Carlos School District participates in California ShakeOut

Emma Romanowsky, Staff Writer

November 1, 2017


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Hundreds of San Carlos students dropped, covered, and waited as they participated in California’s Great ShakeOut earthquake drill on Oct. 19 in The Great California ShakeOut. The Great California ShakeOut occurs annually to encourage emergency preparedness. It was established in response to the...

Great America terrorized by a mob of teenagers

Great America terrorized by a mob of teenagers

Rachel Borshchenko, Staff Writer

November 1, 2017


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Many Bay Area residents’ nights came to a shocking end when mobs of thieves went on a rampage at Great America’s Haunt. Exact numbers are unknown, but police believe that 15-20 boys were involved in alleged robberies, assaults, and thefts. Two people had to be hospitalized, one for being tas...

Belmont gift card drive benefits fire victims

Belmont gift card drive benefits fire victims

Justin Som, Staff Writer

November 1, 2017


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To help those who lost their homes and property in the North Bay fires, Belmont is hosting its own gift card drive. People who would like to donate to the fire victims can give gift cards to the Public Works Department in suite 385 of Belmont City Hall. Managed by the city, the Belmont Police Office...

Businesses capitalize on Halloween season

Businesses capitalize on Halloween season

Andrew Shen, Staff Writer

October 28, 2017


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With Halloween fast approaching, local businesses prepare for the holiday in many ways.   Some businesses have reduced prices on everyday goods found at their stores. “We’ll have sales on our treats and costumes. The sale happens the day before and the day of Halloween,” said Dolly’s...

Webb Ranch’s pumpkin patch brings families together

Webb Ranch’s pumpkin patch brings families together

Anna Feng, Staff Writer

October 27, 2017


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As Halloween draws nearer, families head over to Webb Ranch to pick out the perfect pumpkin. The ranch is a family-run farm in the heart of Portola Valley, which features a petting zoo, pony rides, hay rides, and most importantly, a pumpkin patch. "There are so many activities for the kids," said Nathan...

Residents await completion of Ralston Avenue construction

Residents await completion of Ralston Avenue construction

Vincent Wai, Staff Writer

October 24, 2017


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2017 was a greatly anticipated year for construction throughout Belmont with new sewer and gas pipes that have been replaced. "I want Belmont to have the safest gas pipelines possible. We're very hopeful the work will be finished soon and that PG&E can replace Ralston as required before the weather ...

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