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Bay Area boils during weekend heat wave

Bay Area boils during weekend heat wave

Rachel Borshchenko, Staff Writer

September 7, 2017


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106 degrees in San Francisco. That’s a statement most Bay Area residents would not expect to hear, but it became reality on Sept. 1. Scorching hot weather plagued the whole Bay Area as temperatures rose starting Aug. 31, not cooling off until Sept. 4. In Belmont, the maximum temperature re...

Belmont invests in a city minimum wage

Belmont invests in a city minimum wage

Justin Som, Staff Writer

September 1, 2017


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California already has the third highest minimum wage in the nation, but the Belmont City Council isn't content with that. To counter the high living costs of the Bay Area, the City Council has drafted their own proposal for Belmont: a minimum wage. The goal is straightforward, according to Belmont Ma...

Liberals declare victory over Patriot Prayer group

Liberals declare victory over Patriot Prayer group

Mona Murhamer, Staff Writer

August 28, 2017


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Music, face paint, food trucks, Philz Coffee; people dressed in "Black Lives Matter" apparel, people dressed in colorful skirts and dresses, people dressed in nothing at all. They are all gathered to support the same cause, despite there being no cause. On Saturday, Aug. 26, peaceful protesters...

Women’s Boot Camp encourages female participation in law enforcement

Women’s Boot Camp encourages female participation in law enforcement

Kylie Lin, Staff Writer

August 28, 2017


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Law enforcement can be considered a male-dominated career, so many women even today find infiltrating that work environment to be a daunting task. To combat these feelings, the San Mateo County (SMC) Sheriff's Office holds a Women's Boot Camp every year, helping women to earn a place in their workforce. This year's...

San Francisco protesters rain down on white supremacy

San Francisco protesters rain down on white supremacy

Connor Lin and Talia Fine

August 15, 2017


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Rain sprinkled down on San Francisco City Hall as 500 protesters lit candles to stand in solidarity with Charlottesville, Virginia. As the wind blew signs across the park, citizens stepped forward to share the stories of prejudice and injustice in their lives. On Aug. 12 in Charlottesville, Virginia, a "...

Community mourns the loss of Liggett

Community mourns the loss of Liggett

Izzy Mitchell, Staff Writer

June 7, 2017


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A Carlmont legend, coach, and teacher, Jim Liggett, passed away on June 4 at the age of 76. Liggett invested over 40 years into the wellbeing of the Carlmont community. Liggett started running the Carlmont softball program in 1976 and holds a state record of 1,009 wins. His teams never failed...

Sandpiper Elementary School plans to expand

Sandpiper Elementary School plans to expand

Sean Vanderaa, Staff Writer

May 25, 2017


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In late May, a proposal is set to come before city officials to discuss the expansion of Sandpiper Elementary School in Redwood Shores. The plan would increase the size of the campus and accommodate an extra 220 students. The new building would be used by students during the day but would also be available...

California Democratic Convention splits on going more ‘liberal’

California Democratic Convention splits on going more ‘liberal’

Justin Som, Staff Writer

May 23, 2017


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In response to the conservatism of many Republicans, Bernie Sanders supporters called for a "re-liberalization" of the Democratic Party at the California Democratic Convention hosted in Sacramento. The self-dubbed "Berniecrats" implied that the Democratic Party needed to continue fighting for stron...

Teens scale the Golden Gate Bridge

Teens scale the Golden Gate Bridge

Sarah Tocatlian, Staff Writter

May 18, 2017


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A heart-stopping video posted to YouTube showed two Wisconsin teens filming themselves as they scaled San Francisco’s iconic Golden Gate Bridge, performing somersaults and hanging from cables over the cars driving below. “Guys, we’ve just made it to the top,” one teen says in the video. ...

For some, living in the Bay Area is unaffordable

For some, living in the Bay Area is unaffordable

Maya Benjamin

May 15, 2017


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In the expensive Bay Area, every penny is spent carefully by San Francisco school teacher, Paula Washington*. And she's not the only one. According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, an income for a family of four of $105,350 is considered low income in both the San Mateo...

Students celebrate Mother’s Day

Students celebrate Mother’s Day

Juliana Rinaldi, Staff Writer

May 15, 2017


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On May 14, people around the world celebrated Mother's Day. Mother's Day is an international holiday celebrating and honoring mothers and the art of motherhood. According to National Geographic, a woman named Anna Jarvis created Mother's Day in 1908 in honor of her mother who passed away in 1905....

Taiwanese Cultural Festival celebrates Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

Taiwanese Cultural Festival celebrates Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

Cath Lei, Staff Writer

May 14, 2017


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Every year since 1992, the month of May has been lined with festivals and fairs celebrating both Asian and Pacific Islander cultures. Seven years after May was declared Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month, Bill Clinton designated the second week of May to be Taiwanese American Heritage Week. This ...

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