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Hometown Days brings San Carlos together

Hometown Days brings San Carlos together

Anna Feng, Staff Writer

May 24, 2018


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With holidays such as the Fourth of July, it is easy to forget about one's hometown. With San Carlos, this is not the case. From May 18–20, the San Carlos Hometown Days Committee and a group of volunteers puts on an event dubbed Hometown Days, featuring music, food, and games. Hometown Days began in 1979 when then-Mayor Pat Bennie and other...

California takes steps to require solar panels on all new homes

California takes steps to require solar panels on all new homes

Nina Heller, Staff Writer

May 19, 2018


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New refrigerator? Check. New couch? Check. New solar panels? Potentially. On Wed. May 8, the California Energy Commission (CEC) voted 5-0 to recommend energy efficiency standards to the state building regulations, which would require solar panels to be put on all new homes built after Jan. 1, 2...

Belmont Library hosts college tuition workshop

Belmont Library hosts college tuition workshop

Justin Som, Staff Writer

May 17, 2018


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Every year, college tuition prices are rising. According to Make Lemonade, a site that helps with financial aid, there are 44 million borrowers in the United States who have college debt from these large fees. In light of these tuition issues, Kristi Longoria, a Financial Education Administrato...

San Carlos voices opinions towards potential gun shop opening

San Carlos voices opinions towards potential gun shop opening

Emma Romanowsky, Staff Writer

May 16, 2018


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The gun control debate has reached the San Carlos Chamber of Commerce.   The potential opening of Turner’s Outdoorsman, a sporting goods store chain known for selling guns, triggered a community reaction which resulted in a moratorium. A moratorium means that the store is temporarily banne...

Animal rights activists connect through ‘Bunnies and Boba’

Animal rights activists connect through ‘Bunnies and Boba’

Nisha Marino, Staff Writer

May 14, 2018


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Vegetarianism is a widely understood concept. Knowledge about veganism, which takes animal rights to another level, is less widespread. Vegans of the Bay is just one group trying to change that. Vegans of the Bay connects primarily through Facebook with nearly 10,000 members. They aim to provide resour...

The San Carlos Library presents the world’s deepest cave

The San Carlos Library presents the world’s deepest cave

Connor Rickson, Staff Writer

May 13, 2018


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The world's deepest cave in one that has only been experienced by few, until now. On April 24, the San Francisco Bay Chapter (SFBC) of the National Speleological Society (NSS) held its monthly meeting at the San Carlos Library. The NSS is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation, exploration, and teaching of ca...

‘Art at Play’ helps to beautify the Belmont community

‘Art at Play’ helps to beautify the Belmont community

Ailee Lim, Staff Writer

May 10, 2018


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A scene of children playing a the playground would not be complete without the bright colors of the play structure. In an effort to help add more color to playgrounds, Art at Play is coming to help make the Belameda Park brighter. Art at Play is dedicated to helping beautify Belmont by adding art ar...

New cannabis regulations encourage Redwood City vendors

New cannabis regulations encourage Redwood City vendors

Ethan Tarnarider, Staff Writer

May 10, 2018


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In Redwood city, small marijuana delivery businesses have been delivering for years, but now they are looking to make Redwood city their headquarters. That became possible, on this past Monday after new regulations were passed. The regulations apply to marijuana delivery operations without walk-in...

Charter Learning Center relocates campus

Charter Learning Center relocates campus

Molly Donaldson, Staff Writer

May 7, 2018


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After 23 years of sharing a campus with Tierra Linda Middle School (TL), Charter Learning Center (CLC) will have its own campus. Charter is relocating due to the recent addition of Mariposa Upper Elementary School to the school grounds. It will move into newly constructed buildings, and Tierra Lin...

STEAM Fest exposes kids to new careers

STEAM Fest exposes kids to new careers

Anna Feng, Staff Writer

May 6, 2018


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From 11 a.m.–3 p.m., the Redwood City Courthouse Square was packed with booths featuring everything from art to science camps to robotics. This year's Redwood City Science Technology Engineering Art and Math (STEAM) Fest was hosted by the Redwood City Library Foundation (RCLF) on April 28, 2018. According to its website, the event ...

Makerspace meeting assembles design plans

Makerspace meeting assembles design plans

Justin Som, Staff Writer

May 3, 2018


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In 2006, Mark Schatz was the principal architect for the design of the Belmont Library. In 2018, he's making plans to expand on his past creation by building a Makerspace in the location of the Belmont Library's Teen Center. This space would serve as a secondary activity room to the already present Taube...

Local blood bank seeks more donors

Local blood bank seeks more donors

Emma Romanowsky, Staff Writer

May 1, 2018


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Blood donor turnout is too low. In partnership with the Blood Centers of the Pacific, the Redwood City Public Library hosted a blood drive open to any community member over age 15.  But only ten percent of eligible donors showed up on April 24 despite the fact that blood is always in high demand...

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