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Blackouts strike the Bay Area

Blackouts strike the Bay Area

Auva Soheili, Staff Writer

October 28, 2019

With winds reaching up to 70 miles per hour and five fires sparking up in Northern California, PG&E shut off the power in many areas, leaving 1.3 million residents without electricity. PG&E, a California-based natural gas company, issued the power outage beginning on Saturday, Oct. 26. Some residents received a ...

Tierra Linda-Mariposa students and families raise money at the Color Run

Tierra Linda-Mariposa students and families raise money at the Color Run

Katherine Tsvirkunova, Staff Writer

October 26, 2019

While Carlmont high schoolers were sleeping in on a Sunday morning, Tierra Linda (TL) and Mariposa middle schoolers were up and ready to run a 5K. From 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 20, students and their families gathered at the annual Tierra Linda-Mariposa Color Run to give back to their schools...

Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Festival gives visitors a day to remember

Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Festival gives visitors a day to remember

Katerina Gaines, Staff Writer

October 23, 2019

The Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Festival welcomed both new and returning families to its fun atmosphere filled with expert pumpkin carvers, live music, and small business pop-up shops.   On Oct. 20, Half Moon Bay held its annual two-day pumpkin festival. The event was founded in 1971, making it one of ...

Webb Ranch Pumpkin Patch kicks off the Halloween season

Webb Ranch Pumpkin Patch kicks off the Halloween season

Zoey Beresford

October 22, 2019

The Halloween season brings families together once again for some pumpkin picking fun. People from all over the Bay Area returned to the annual Webb Ranch Pumpkin Patch to make more memories that are bound to last a lifetime. This month-long event has become a popular spot for families to come together d...

Silicon Valley Pride Drag Brunch delivers a lesson on unity with a scary twist

Silicon Valley Pride Drag Brunch delivers a lesson on unity with a scary twist

Aylin Salahifar, Staff Writer

October 21, 2019

The San Jose drag brunches hosted by Silicon Valley Pride (SVP) provide a safe space to learn about the LGBTQ community while being entertained by talented drag queens. Held at SoFA Market, the brunch on Oct. 20 was crowded with diverse members from the community, all waiting in anticipation for th...

Climate justice now, homework later

Climate justice now, homework later

Auva Soheili and Rachel McCrea

October 21, 2019

“Climate justice, now!” chanted hordes of young protesters marching in the streets of San Francisco.  Thousands of people, from toddlers to senior citizens, kicked off the youth-led climate strike in front of Nancy Pelosi’s office on September 20, with signs at the ready and chants in full...

World championship pumpkin weigh-off was worth the ‘weight’

World championship pumpkin weigh-off was worth the ‘weight’

Kiana George, Segment Producer

October 19, 2019

The 46th Annual Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off brought together 27 of the top pumpkin growers in the West Coast to compete in the battle of the biggest gourds.  On Oct. 14, hundreds of people gathered to watch the 46th annual weigh-off. The event was accompanied by cornhole games for ...

Carlmont Choir Cabaret Night has everyone swaying along

Carlmont Choir Cabaret Night has everyone swaying along

Emma O'Connor and Anika Marino

October 18, 2019

Carlmont Choir Cabaret Night is a fundraising event for the annual choir trip. It allows students to show off their musical talents and creates a welcoming atmosphere for all involved. Photos by: Anika Marino ...

Camp Fire continues to influence PG&E’s power shutoff policy

Camp Fire continues to influence PG&E’s power shutoff policy

Eddy Yeretnov, Staff Writer

October 17, 2019

PG&E continues its policy of "public safety power shutoffs" in an attempt to prevent NorCal fires, leaving over 700,000 California residents without power for up to four days. In 2018, PG&E first implemented its power shutoff policy after it went bankrupt due to its involvement in starting...

Tech companies connect with the community through Hacktoberfest

Tech companies connect with the community through Hacktoberfest

Ethan Hsu, Staff Writer

October 17, 2019

Large technology companies are seeking to connect to the local community through Hacktoberfest, which aims to involve more company and community programmers in open software practices. This opportunity allows these companies a chance to gain community trust. Large technology companies, including Mi...

Water Dog Run supports education and enhances Belmont sense of community

Water Dog Run supports education and enhances Belmont sense of community

Elle Horst and Raina Lahiri

October 14, 2019

People throughout Belmont participated in the second annual Belmont Water Dog Run to raise money for education and encourage a tight-knit community. The event included a 5K, 10K, mile fun, and a dog run. Undeterred by the cold weather and early start times, parents, children, and other members of ...

PG&E restores power but not reliability in Half Moon Bay

PG&E restores power but not reliability in Half Moon Bay

Kaylene Lin and Erin Kee

October 14, 2019

The power outages conducted by the Pacific Gas and Electric Company have caused many customers in the Half Moon Bay area to rethink their relationship with PG&E. Due to predicted winds, PG&E turned off the power for customers in over 30 counties to prevent natural disasters from occurring. San M...

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