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Southern California fires impact Bay Area

Southern California fires impact Bay Area

Max Lee, Staff Writer

December 19, 2017


Filed under News

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...

Bay Area Christmas tree prices soar as Christmas tree shortage arises

Bay Area Christmas tree prices soar as Christmas tree shortage arises

Ethan Tarnarider, Staff Writer

November 30, 2017


Filed under News

As thousands of Bay Area families prepare to purchase their "perfect Christmas tree," many may be shocked by the stickered prices on every tree. Prices for Christmas trees have shot up recently, which is greatly connected to the Great Recession of 2007. During that time, families affecting by the...

Minor California earthquake furthers fear of natural disasters

Minor California earthquake furthers fear of natural disasters

Rachel Borshchenko, Staff Writer

November 15, 2017


Filed under News

Fires. Floods. Earthquakes. This is what residents in the Bay Area and California have been forced to prepare for and may have to endure. In the recent years, California’s threat for a major earthquake has gone up immensely. According to the U.S. Geological Survey,  the state will experienc...

Bay Area boils during weekend heat wave

Bay Area boils during weekend heat wave

Rachel Borshchenko, Staff Writer

September 7, 2017


Filed under News, Top News

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...

For some, living in the Bay Area is unaffordable

For some, living in the Bay Area is unaffordable

Maya Benjamin

May 15, 2017


Filed under News

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


Filed under News

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....

Juicy barbecue served in the smokeless Bay Area

Juicy barbecue served in the smokeless Bay Area

Jackson Monge, Staff Writer

March 27, 2017


Filed under A&E, Reviews

America has quite the fascination with barbecue. It is probably one of the most recognizable cuisines of America. The sad part, however, is that Belmont and San Carlos has an absence of barbecue -- very few restaurants serve it, and even fewer are wholly barbecue places. Thankfully 3 Pigs BBQ exists; it is one of the few barbecue restaurants...

High winds and heavy downpour hit the Bay Area

High winds and heavy downpour hit the Bay Area

Sarah Tocatlian, Staff Writer

January 20, 2017


Filed under News, Uncategorized

In the past couple of weeks, heavy rain and strong winds have drenched the Bay Area. According to The San Francisco Examiner, a weather system producing heavy rain and gusty winds came into the area on Wednesday, Jan. 18, followed by a second storm Thursday night into Friday. National Weather Service ...

Dangerous prisoners live in San Francisco

Dangerous prisoners live in San Francisco

Nicole del Cardayre, Staff Writer

February 3, 2016


Filed under News

On Jan. 22, three men escaped from a high security prison in Orange County CA. The three men stole a white van that was listed on Craigslist, and kidnapped a taxi driver at gun point. These men forced the driver to stay with them for a week so they could travel to the Bay Area. After four days o...

National titles bring change to the Bay Area

National titles bring change to the Bay Area

Alyssa Fagel, Staff Writer

August 26, 2015


Filed under Sports, Top News

Any sports fan would admit that it has been a pretty great year to live in the Bay Area. Back in October, the San Francisco Giants won their third national title in five years after defeating the Kansas City Royals in the World Series. Eight months later, the Golden State Warriors shocked the entire...

Why the Bay Area is more progressive than other areas in the United States

Why the Bay Area is more progressive than other areas in the United States

Becca Garner, Staff Writer

May 7, 2015


Filed under Features, Sensitive Thoughts

There is a reason Fox News has disparaged the Bay Area for its “San Francisco values.” San Francisco is considered one of the most liberal cities in the nation. “The Bay Area is more open minded than other places; people are more welcoming. Elsewhere, everyone is not as tolerant of individuality,”...

Tons of trash expelled from Bay Area beaches on Coastal Cleanup Day

Tons of trash expelled from Bay Area beaches on Coastal Cleanup Day

Victor Li, Staff Writer

April 27, 2015


Filed under News, Top News

On April 18, thousands of Save Our Shores volunteers came together for coastal cleanups across the Bay Area. "Keeping our waterways clear and free of debris is huge issue for the Bay Area community. Volunteering for Save Our Shores is among the many community services that I do," said sophomore Alex...

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