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Good Food Awards brings together fans of sustainable food

Good Food Awards brings together fans of sustainable food

Nisha Marino, Staff Writer

January 22, 2018


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The eighth annual Good Food Awards, held at Fort Mason (in San Francisco), collected a large crowd to celebrate sustainable food from around the country. The Good Food Awards assemble American producers and judge their products based primarily on taste and sustainability. They host a series of three c...

Save the Bay welcomes migratory birds

Save the Bay welcomes migratory birds

Justin Som, Staff Writer

January 22, 2018


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Every year, more than a million migratory birds take refuge in the Palo Alto Baylands. For 2018, Save the Bay intended to welcome these travelers by removing invasive plant species and replacing them with native ones. "We're here to make these estuaries better for the birds and other species that...

The Women’s March is not just for women

The Women’s March is not just for women

Sophie Lynd and Connor Lin

January 21, 2018


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The sun beat down on San Francisco City Hall as people gathered to have their voices heard in the 2018 San Francisco Women’s March. But the fight for women’s rights was not the only topic. On Jan. 20, tens of thousands of people walked together in a march organized by Women’s March Bay Are...

San Francisco Women’s March returns with a path to the ballot

San Francisco Women’s March returns with a path to the ballot

Nina Heller, Staff Writer

January 21, 2018


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They rose. They resisted. And most notably, they repeated. On Saturday, Jan. 20, the women of San Francisco took to the streets one year after the Women’s March on Washington with a powerful message: Hear our vote. The San Francisco March was one of many sister marches held around the country in s...

SamTrans schedule changes could impact students

SamTrans schedule changes could impact students

Emma Romanowsky, Staff Writer

January 17, 2018


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The SamTrans system provides fundamental transportation services to the Bay Area in the form of trains, accessible services for the disabled, and buses. In an attempt to improve and simplify service, several SamTrans bus routes and schedules are being modified effective Jan. 21. “The merged routes ...

Community responds to shooting of Belmont resident

Community responds to shooting of Belmont resident

Connor Lin, Staff Writer

January 17, 2018


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A 19-year-old man was shot on Chula Vista Drive in Belmont. The shooting took place around 4:50 p.m. on the evening of Jan. 17 in front of the victim’s house. Police officers arrived at the scene soon after. Sergeant Pete Lotti of the Belmont Police Department said, “We believe that there ...

The Belmont community gathers to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy

The Belmont community gathers to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy

Ailee Lim, Staff Writer

January 16, 2018


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"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character." Dan DeSmidt, Belmont's chief of police, said, quoting Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s famous "I Have A Dream" speech. Many lesser-known Dr. King speeches and excerpt...

California flu season deadliest in a decade

California flu season deadliest in a decade

Mona Murhamer, Staff Writer

January 16, 2018


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Every year, the flu virus evolves, and this year's flu season is proving to be one of the most deadly in recent years. “This appears to be one of the worst seasons we’ve had in the last 10 years,” state epidemiologist Dr. Gil Chavez said in a call with Los Angeles Times reporters. “We’re early, and we’re trending up.” San Jose ...

San Carlos kids get down to business in production of ‘Mulan Jr.’

San Carlos kids get down to business in production of ‘Mulan Jr.’

Molly Donaldson, Staff Writer

January 15, 2018


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Across 28 years and 142 productions, The San Carlos Children’s Theater (SCCT) has inspired over 12,000 children to pursue their dreams of singing, dancing, and acting.  Since 1990, the non-profit organization has been educating students in the theater arts and bringing together members of the commun...

Southern California fires impact Bay Area

Southern California fires impact Bay Area

Max Lee, Staff Writer

December 19, 2017


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The creek fires in Southern California have had a significant impact on the local fire departments over the past week. Based on the severity of weather conditions created as a result of the Southern California fires that have destroyed more than 1000 structures, preparation for deployment was sta...

Belmont announces first Community Service Awards

Belmont announces first Community Service Awards

Max Lee, Staff Writer

December 14, 2017


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With Belmont's first Community Service Award, a Belmont resident will be commemorated as an exceptional volunteer. The city of Belmont's Community Service Award is an opportunity for those who inspire the community with their leadership and unselfishness to be recognized by the mayor, city staff, and commu...

Belmont Councilman and former Mayor passes, leaving a legacy

Belmont Councilman and former Mayor passes, leaving a legacy

Victoria Valle Remond, Staff Writer

December 13, 2017


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Belmont Councilman Eric Reed passed away on Dec. 8 after a three-year struggle with Stage IV prostate cancer. Councilman Reed served on the Belmont City Council for four years and sought to make various reforms. Previously, he had served on the city's Planning Commission from 2008 to 2013 and a...

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