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People wait their turn to receive doses of a COVID-19 vaccine.

COVID-19 vaccines bring hope for the future

Cambell Kirk, Staff Writer February 7, 2021

Although the world is still struggling with the COVID-19 pandemic, vaccines for the virus are presenting promising results.  To begin, all five of the vaccines — produced by Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca,...

In San Carlos, parts of streets are being taken up by tables and chairs to provide outdoor dining for restaurants.

Outdoor dining reopens

Ayla Azizalili, Staff Writer February 5, 2021

California lifted their Regional Stay at Home Order on Jan. 25, allowing restaurants to reopen outdoor dining. With the return of outdoor dining, many restaurants are welcoming their customers back. Restaurants...

One of the artists work featured in this exhibition,

Overlap project explores immigration through art

Catherine Eikelbarner and Lucy Lopshire February 4, 2021

Overlap: Home, Immigration, and Identity brings a unique aspect and message to the art community and its observers. The Overlap project was given a grant in 2019 and made its debut in Dec. 2020. Andrea...

The VITA program is helping the underprivileged with their taxes. Their student volunteers will get certified in February.

VITA student volunteers help prevent panic a-tax

Lindsay Augustine and Andrew Tolu February 1, 2021

Over 165 million tax returns were filed in 2020, and VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance), a volunteer-run program that assists people with the preparation of their tax returns, is seeking to help...

With the lift of the stay-at-home order, Californians are able to venture out of their homes and enjoy more activities.

Stay-at-home order lifted, California back to tier system

Maya Kornyeyeva, Staff Writer February 1, 2021

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has lifted the regional stay-at-home order after over a month. Since the lift’s announcement on Monday, Jan. 25, counties have gone back to the color-coded tier system,...

President Joe Biden is speaking with supporters at an event in Sun City MacDonald Ranch in Henderson, Nevada.

President Joe Biden’s first week in office

Erwan Pal, Staff Writer January 30, 2021

On Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2021, the inauguration of Joe Biden as the 46th president of the United States took place, marking the start of the four-year term of Biden’s presidency and Kamala Harris as vice...

Stop AAPI Hate was originally created to fight against racial injustices, specifically in the Asian American and Pacific Islander community.

Stop AAPI Hate advocates against racial injustice

Amber Chia, Staff Writer January 27, 2021

As a young girl scrolls through her news feed, she stumbles across an article regarding the surging number of hate crimes towards Asians due to the COVID-19 outbreak. As she continues reading, she realizes...

A cartoon goat does yoga and meditates.

Goat yoga provides relaxation and fun

Kylie McNiel, Staff Writer January 27, 2021

Goat yoga...who would have thought? For $35, Lemos Farm in Half Moon Bay offers customers 60 minutes of goat yoga, even during COVID-19. That's 60 minutes of relaxation and time to play with baby goats. The...

Great Plates Delivered, a state-funded nutrition program for seniors helps keep those most at risk healthy and fed during these troubling times.

Great Plates Delivered delivers to seniors in need

Oliver Fichte, Staff Writer January 27, 2021

For those at risk for COVID-19, going outside is more dangerous now than it ever has been, limiting the ability for some to get the food they need to survive. Thankfully, due to the state program, Great...

57 possibly-compromised doses were given to patients before the hospital was aware of Brandenburg’s tampering.

Pharmacist attempted to spoil COVID-19 vaccine doses

Jack Neth, Staff Writer January 27, 2021

 Wisconsin pharmacist Steven Brandenburg was arrested last month on accusations of trying to let more than 500 doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine spoil and has been charged with attempted damage...

A graph to visualize the results of the Congress vote.

Republican Congress members unsuccessfully vote against presidential election results

Keegan Balster and Zachary Kinder January 26, 2021

After the unprecedented Capitol riot two weeks ago, President-Elect Joe Biden’s victory in the 2020 election was confirmed by Congress.   Before the confirmation, the Senate and House of Representatives...

Intensive Care Unit capacity declines as COVID-19 cases rise

Samantha Kosman, Staff Writer January 25, 2021

As COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations reach an all-time high, Intensive Care Unit (ICU) capacity is rapidly decreasing across California. Almost all counties in California have been moved into lockdown...

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