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California will have a more ‘liberal’ congressional race

California will have a more ‘liberal’ congressional race

Justin Som, Staff Writer

May 8, 2017


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Ever heard of the phrase, "California's where all the liberals are?" The man planning to take former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's congressional seat, Stephen Jaffe, hasn't. Jaffe, who announced his campaign in late April, believes that California representatives in the House need to be more...

Belmont Library’s Jobs Fair gives students new opportunities

Belmont Library’s Jobs Fair gives students new opportunities

Nastasja Stahl, Staff Writer

May 5, 2017


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It’s a bright spring day. The air smells of paper, laminated posters, and freshly wiped down tables. People pass through the library entrance and wait for the double doors to open to a new opportunity and experience for every teen in Belmont. As the doors open, a medley of booths await. The Jobs...

Ralston Middle School presents ‘Peter Pan Jr.’

Ralston Middle School presents ‘Peter Pan Jr.’

Ashlyn Wong, Staff Writer

May 3, 2017


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The classic story of Peter Pan is loved and celebrated by children, teens, and adults alike. This past weekend, from April 28 through April 30, Ralston Middle School alongside San Carlos Children’s Theater presented the musical “Peter Pan Jr.," which took place at the McKinley School Auditorium...

U.S. Air Force performs missile tests on California coast

U.S. Air Force performs missile tests on California coast

Camille Dunning, Staff Writer

May 2, 2017


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On Wednesday, April 26, the U.S. Air Force conducted an operational test of one its Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM). The missile was launched 12:03 a.m. from California’s Vandenberg Air Force Base (VAFB), 130 miles northwest of Los Angeles.  The missile traveled more than 4...

Belmont Library offers teen activities

Belmont Library offers teen activities

Juliana Rinaldi, Staff Writer

May 1, 2017


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Whether it is through cooking classes, book clubs, or arts and crafts, the Belmont Library brings the people of Belmont together. Recently, the Belmont Library has held many events for teens to get actively involved within the community. Throughout the library, there are pamphlets with information on t...

Belmont Earth Day celebration promotes sustainability

Belmont Earth Day celebration promotes sustainability

Nina Heller, Staff Writer

April 29, 2017


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Reduce, reuse, and recycle was a prominent theme at Belmont's Earth Day festival. Held on April 29 in Twin Pines Park, the Belmont community gathered to learn about sustainability and environmentally friendly practices. Document Shredding, E-waste drop off, compost giveaway, book recycling drop off,...

San Mateo County hosts a photography contest

San Mateo County hosts a photography contest

Kaitlyn Gates, Staff Writer

April 28, 2017


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The San Mateo County/Silicon Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau just announced the opening of the 2017 Play by the Bay Photography Contest. The contest is open to all students in San Mateo County. “Photography is a way to express yourself and is a fun way to save moments in a picture form,...

Protesters gather in San Francisco to ‘March For Science’

Protesters gather in San Francisco to ‘March For Science’

Justin Som, Staff Writer

April 25, 2017


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A swelling mass of tens of thousands of lab coats plunged down the streets of San Francisco. Raising their Earth Day banners above their heads, these protesters wanted to distinguish themselves from the typical political rally. They sang, danced, and claimed to be "unbiased" despite a few political...

California monitors antibiotic-resistant infections and deaths

California monitors antibiotic-resistant infections and deaths

Jeffrey Miller, Staff Writer

April 23, 2017


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Senator Jerry Hill of District of San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties passed a bill that made California the first in America to monitor and track antibiotic-resistant infections and deaths. Senate Bill 43 will give California’s Department of Public Health access to more information on the critical...

Dog snatched from bedroom by a mountain lion

Dog snatched from bedroom by a mountain lion

Sarah Tocatlian, Staff Writer

April 20, 2017


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On Monday, April 17, a 15-pound dog was grabbed by a mountain lion from a residential home in Pescadero, California. According to the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office, an adult witness told deputies that she and a child were sleeping in the bedroom with their Portuguese Podengo by the foot of their b...

Dub Nation bleeds gold and blue as playoff season begins

Dub Nation bleeds gold and blue as playoff season begins

Maya Benjamin, Staff Writer

April 18, 2017


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Kevin Durant runs up the court after a fast break and dunks the basketball into the net. The crowd goes wild and begins to chant, "Warriors! Warriors!" Almost a year after a heartbreaking loss in the NBA Finals to the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Golden State Warriors are back in the playoffs with a ve...

Belmont takes final steps towards affordable housing project

Belmont takes final steps towards affordable housing project

Alexander Derhacobian, Staff Writer

April 5, 2017


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The Bay Area’s real estate bubble has led to a tremendous increase in housing costs and has affected countless residents. To help cure this crisis, the Belmont City Council has recently approved the construction of affordable housing units that have the potential of lowering housing costs for some...

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