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Many may not know about the struggles that plague some residents of the Half Moon Bay shores.

The struggles of living impoverished within the Bay Area

February 12, 2019

The Bay Area is one of the most diverse places in the entire world to live. It includes Silicon Valley and San Francisco, centers of technological innovation in the US, as well a...

People play in the fake snow pumped out by snow machines.

Night of Lights brings Christmas spirit to Half Moon Bay

December 10, 2018

Christmas spirit is starting to light up the faces of citizens in the Bay Area. The Night of Lights celebration in Half Moon Bay took place on Dec. 7 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. It began with a tree lighting ceremony at Mac Dut...

Smoke hovers over a Redwood Shores Lagoon. Because of the smoke, Carlmont High School was canceled for Friday, Nov. 16 and students, many of whom reside in Redwood Shores, were advised to stay home.

Smoke on the water: Bay Area shelters from Camp Fire smoke

November 16, 2018

As of Nov. 15, the Bay Area has the worst air quality in the world. In this breaking news piece, we answer your most pressing questions about the smoke invading our communities, including Carlmont's response to canceling school and how you can help victims.

This gas station in Belmont, Calif. shows average gas prices per gallon for different types of gasoline.

Increasing gas prices fuel problems for teens

September 25, 2018

For adults with full-time careers, a spike in gas prices is frustrating yet manageable. However, teenagers across the Bay Area are struggling to fund their transportation. ...

Plastic cups and straws found on the beach demonstrate the urgency for environmental reform.

Bay Area restaurants move toward eco-friendly status

September 10, 2018

You are at the coffee shop you visit every morning as an essential step in your routine. You order a decaf iced mocha, wait by the pick-up counter, and receive your coffee when...

Surf champion, Dede Suryana, rides a wave filled with trash in Indonesia.

Landfill is adding up in the Bay Area

June 15, 2018

At the end of the week, every homeowner piles up their trash and puts it in a black bin on their sidewalk to be collected. That next morning, a truck arrives and makes it all disap...

Carlmont junior Jerry Liu waits to receive a serve with his partner, senior captain Kevin Xiang.

Carlmont boys’ tennis faces Menlo-Atherton for Bay Division title

April 21, 2018

With the PAL Bay Division title on the line, the tennis courts of Carlmont were filled with anticipation, cheers, and cries of frustration as the Scots faced Menlo-Atherton (M-A...

The bay trail is a great place to get outside. The trail runs alongside the San Francisco bay.

Bay trail brings people outdoors

March 24, 2018

Spring weather makes people want to shed their winter layers, starting moving again, and enjoy the outdoors. The San Francisco Bay Trail, a 500-mile walking and cycling path that c...

The Aquarium's concave observation windows allow kids to get close to the marine life.

Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Viva Baja exhibit connects kids to the world around them

February 28, 2018

“Excuse me, why did people want the whales to die?” Curiosity may have killed the cat, but at the Monterey Bay Aquarium it could save the future of the planet. Accor...

Devansh Tandon, a senior, and Sam Fields, a senior, remove a fennel plant through the use of a weed wrench.

Save the Bay welcomes migratory birds

January 22, 2018

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 r...

 On Oct. 29, 2017, Grandma's Cat performed at the DNA Lounge in San Francisco.

Grandma’s Cat rocks the Bay Area

January 18, 2018

The lights shine down on the center of the stage. The audience waits as the band makes their final adjustments. With the first note played, the show begins. But this isn’t a big-time band, it...

The Belmont fire station is just one of many local departments to produce volunteers heading to the Ventura fires in Southern California.

Southern California fires impact Bay Area

December 19, 2017

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...

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