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County History Museum opens new exhibit

County History Museum opens new exhibit

Anna Feng, Staff Writer

October 14, 2017


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After much hard work and preparation, the San Mateo County History Museum finally opened its new exhibit, titled Sketches From World War I, last month. The exhibit showcases artwork from Alvin Page Colby, a soldier from Burlingame who later served as a cook while deployed in France. These scenes d...

Belmont prohibits the sale of marijuana

Belmont prohibits the sale of marijuana

Andrew Shen, Staff Writer

October 12, 2017


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A new Belmont law prohibits marijuana retail stores despite California’s legalization of the recreational drug. When California passed Proposition 64, the statewide sale and use of recreational marijuana were legalized. Proposition 64 gave individual cities the authority to either ban or regulat...

Students gather for JEANC Media Day

Students gather for JEANC Media Day

Nisha Marino, Staff Writer

October 12, 2017


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Dozens of students milled around the Palo Alto High School Media Arts Center, excitedly waiting for the JEANC NorCal Media Day to commence. The NorCal Media Day is an annual event run by JEANC where sessions throughout the day are led by teachers and students alike to help high schoolers improve t...

Vice President leaves Sunday football game after players kneel

Vice President leaves Sunday football game after players kneel

Mona Murhamer, Staff Writer

October 9, 2017


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Sunday football is a long-standing American tradition. Now, it's a kneeling tradition, and the White House has had enough. On Sunday, Oct. 8, Vice President Mike Pence left the San Francisco 49ers v. Indianapolis Colts football game in Indiana after 23 players on the 49ers kneeled for the National...

San Carlos Art and Wine Faire celebrates its 27th year

San Carlos Art and Wine Faire celebrates its 27th year

Nina Heller, Staff Writer

October 8, 2017


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With fall arriving, community members braved the heat to attend the San Carlos Art and Wine Faire from Oct. 7-8 in downtown San Carlos. The Art and Wine Faire occurs every fall and is sponsored by the San Carlos Chamber of Commerce. Along with art, there is a kid zone, live music all day, a car s...

San Carlos voters prepare to hit the polls in school board election

San Carlos voters prepare to hit the polls in school board election

Nina Heller, Staff Writer

October 5, 2017


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San Carlos voters will hit the polls on Nov. 7 for a school board election in the San Carlos School District.   As the voting date nears, sample ballots have been sent out to registered voters. Sample ballots can assist voters in the voting process once they reach the polls and assure that they s...

Plans for legalization of marijuana go up in smoke

Plans for legalization of marijuana go up in smoke

Rachel Borshchenko, Staff Writer

October 4, 2017


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Some Bay Area residents’ wishes of buying marijuana legally are going up in smoke. In the November 2016 election, California residents voted to legalize marijuana for recreational use. Medical marijuana had been legal in California since 1996. With the year coming to a close, no major California city...

Save the Music Festival celebrates 15th anniversary

Save the Music Festival celebrates 15th anniversary

Justin Som, Staff Writer

October 2, 2017


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The banging of drums. The fanfare of trumpets, clarinets, and saxophones. The guitar and vocals of the rock band, Caravanserai. All sights attendees of the Save The Music Festival saw and heard throughout the day. On Oct. 1, the annual Save the Music Festival gathered an ensemble of local bands and...

Rep. Jackie Speier hosts ‘A Pathway to Citizenship’

Rep. Jackie Speier hosts ‘A Pathway to Citizenship’

Kylie Lin, Staff Writer

September 25, 2017


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"You know what makes this country so great?" U.S. Rep. Jackie Speier posed this question on Sept. 23 at the San Mateo City Hall at the beginning of her workshop called "A Pathway to Citizenship." Speier hosted the event with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to help residents ...

Canceled ‘Free Speech Week’ sparks conversation

Canceled ‘Free Speech Week’ sparks conversation

Mona Murhamer, Staff Writer

September 24, 2017


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Another weekend in Berkeley, another protest. On Sept. 24, a short talk by British free speech advocate Milo Yiannopoulos sparked a day-long conversation between conservatives and liberals on various issues. Yiannopoulos, a former Breitbart editor, was originally scheduled to speak at Sproul ...

Lawmakers seek to fund transportation programs with increased tolls

Lawmakers seek to fund transportation programs with increased tolls

Rachel Borshchenko, Staff Writer

September 21, 2017


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Crossing the Bay Bridge will soon cost as much as buying three double-doubles at In-N-Out. As of the week of Sept. 16, lawmakers have decided to put an option on the next local election’s ballot in order to raise the toll on the Bay Bridge to $9 and to $8 for the other Bay Area bridges. The ...

Coastal Cleanup clears Belmont Creek

Coastal Cleanup clears Belmont Creek

Justin Som, Staff Writer

September 17, 2017


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When picturing a children's party, many are quick to think that streamers and sparklers are welcome sights. Yet, for the people who clean them up afterward, these party favors are large nuisances. To get the right idea, imagine having to pick up explosions of confetti around and under every picnic...

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