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San Carlos votes on school board representatives

San Carlos votes on school board representatives

Emma Romanowsky, Staff Writer

November 22, 2017


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  Neil Layton along with current board members Kathleen Farley and Carol Elliot win the three vacant San Carlos School District school board positions in the election on Nov. 7. Neil Layton and Thomas Vigdal were new candidates who opposed the incumbents to fill the last available slot. ...

Shoeboxes filled with toys light up the holiday season

Shoeboxes filled with toys light up the holiday season

Mandy Hitchcock, Staff Writer

November 21, 2017


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Empty cardboard shoeboxes packed with toys and goodies will be shipped out to kids internationally after being donated and collected throughout National Collection Week. Every year during the third week of November Samaritan's Purse's Operation Christman Child encourages those of all ages to hunt around for gifts of any kind and get together with friends and family in a packing party to fill shoebox...

Belmont plans to incorporate joint fire department once again

Belmont plans to incorporate joint fire department once again

Max Lee, Staff Writer

November 21, 2017


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The fire departments of Belmont, Foster City, and San Mateo are soon to be seen as one. The Belmont City Council has agreed to join Foster City and San Mateo City Council's plan of creating a joint fire department between the cities. The subject of a joint powers agency is not a new one for Be...

Drone enthusiasts fly to new heights

Drone enthusiasts fly to new heights

Molly Donaldson, Staff Writer

November 19, 2017


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Children and adults alike gathered at Hiller Aviation Museum on Nov. 11 to share their love of drones in a workshop that taught participants how to build and maneuver drones. The workshop, led by the Aerial Sports League, inspired kids to be involved in the sport of drone flying while also teach...

Library plugs teens into virtual reality

Library plugs teens into virtual reality

Gabby Tirsell, Staff Writer

November 19, 2017


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Virtual reality (VR) headsets are looked upon as the future of the gaming world, but this technology can be used for more than entertainment. Using a grant awarded by the American Library Association, the Redwood City Public library was able to install an Oculus Rift set-up, according to Teen Se...

Journalism is under attack

Journalism is under attack

Talia Fine, Staff Writer

November 17, 2017


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“Journalism is under attack,” said Lata Nott (Executive Director and the Newseum Institute and First Amendment Center, Washington D.C.), Jim Dale (Marketing Director at the University of North Texas), Houston Public Media, the Washington Post, and others. Journalism is under attack as student...

Food For Fines puts a new spin on holiday giving

Food For Fines puts a new spin on holiday giving

Nina Heller, Staff Writer

November 16, 2017


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Books and beans: an unlikely combination. However, with the San Mateo County Library's newest holiday initiative, Food for Fines, library fines will be waived with the donation of food, excluding fees for lost or damaged items. Running from Nov. 1 to Dec. 31, Food for Fines will allow library ...

Minor California earthquake furthers fear of natural disasters

Minor California earthquake furthers fear of natural disasters

Rachel Borshchenko, Staff Writer

November 15, 2017


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Fires. Floods. Earthquakes. This is what residents in the Bay Area and California have been forced to prepare for and may have to endure. In the recent years, California’s threat for a major earthquake has gone up immensely. According to the U.S. Geological Survey,  the state will experienc...

Youth summit connects teens to world issues

Youth summit connects teens to world issues

Mona Murhamer, Staff Writer

November 13, 2017


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Every year, more than 500 high school and university students come together to change the world. At least, that's the goal. This weekend, Stanford University became the site of the annual Gooddler Social Impact Youth Summit, co-hosted by philanthropy organization Gooddler Foundation and the Un...

Redwood City honors local veterans and their families

Redwood City honors local veterans and their families

Kim Mitchell, Staff Writer

November 13, 2017


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Redwood City held its second Veterans Day Celebration to not only thank veterans but also honor the ones serving our country and the families that support them on Nov. 11. Though there were still empty seats at the Redwood City Courthouse Square, many of those who attended were moved by the ceremony....

San Carlos community debates new gun store

San Carlos community debates new gun store

Molly Donaldson, Staff Writer

November 12, 2017


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The potential opening of a new gun store in San Carlos has become a point of controversy within the community. Turner’s Outdoorsman, a hunting and fishing chain store, was set to open in November of 2017 in eastern San Carlos. However, the opening of the store has been delayed due to concerned f...

Belmont unveils memorial bench to celebrate veterans

Belmont unveils memorial bench to celebrate veterans

Justin Som, Staff Writer

November 11, 2017


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For years, Belmont citizens have wanted to thank veterans for their service. On Nov. 10, their answer came in the form of a veterans memorial bench unveiled by the city in Twin Pines Park. Hidden amongst the trees, the concrete S-shaped bench has the words, "All Gave Some, Some Gave All," engraved...

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