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Belmont prohibits the sale of marijuana

Belmont prohibits the sale of marijuana

Andrew Shen, Staff Writer

October 12, 2017


Filed under News

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...

Coastal Cleanup clears Belmont Creek

Coastal Cleanup clears Belmont Creek

Justin Som, Staff Writer

September 17, 2017


Filed under News

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...

Belmont Greek festival continues to spread joy for everyone

Belmont Greek festival continues to spread joy for everyone

Samantha Dahlberg, Segment Producer

September 7, 2017


Filed under ScotCenter, ScotCenter: News

Samantha Dahlberg reports on the 47th annual Greek festival at the church of the Holy Cross in Belmont.

Varsity volleyball defeats the Tigers at the ‘Battle of Belmont’

Varsity volleyball defeats the Tigers at the ‘Battle of Belmont’

Izzy Mitchell, Staff Writer

September 3, 2017


Filed under Sports, Top News

One city. Two schools. One battle. A private school ranked first in California in their league versus a public school ranked second in California in their league. The Scots defeated the Notre Dame Tigers at the 'Battle of Belmont' on Aug. 31. for the first time in four years. After a historic win in a tournament last weekend against Mitty High School, the best high school ...

Belmont invests in a city minimum wage

Belmont invests in a city minimum wage

Justin Som, Staff Writer

September 1, 2017


Filed under News

California already has the third highest minimum wage in the nation, but the Belmont City Council isn't content with that. To counter the high living costs of the Bay Area, the City Council has drafted their own proposal for Belmont: a minimum wage. The goal is straightforward, according to Belmont Ma...

Belmont city officials grapple with infrastructure problem

Belmont city officials grapple with infrastructure problem

Sam Hosmer, Staff Writer

May 28, 2017


Filed under Features

Belmont’s roads are among the worst in the state. According to a staff report from the Department of Public Works, Belmont has accumulated upwards of $100 million in deferred road and storm drain maintenance. On the Pavement Condition Index (PCI), an algorithm which scores road quality on a one to...

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


Filed under News

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


Filed under News, Top News

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...

Belmont Earth Day celebration promotes sustainability

Belmont Earth Day celebration promotes sustainability

Nina Heller, Staff Writer

April 29, 2017


Filed under News

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,...

Belmont works to create a vibrant downtown

Belmont works to create a vibrant downtown

Sam Hosmer, Staff Writer

April 6, 2017


Filed under Features

Belmont’s unbuilt town center has been in development for 31 years. In 1986, a committee was formed to study and evaluate the feasibility of revitalizing downtown Belmont. After a four-year period of intense examination and review, the city council ratified the Downtown Specific Plan, a 162-pag...

Belmont takes final steps towards affordable housing project

Belmont takes final steps towards affordable housing project

Alexander Derhacobian, Staff Writer

April 5, 2017


Filed under News, Top News

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...

Belmont City Council unanimously approves civil rights resolution

Belmont City Council unanimously approves civil rights resolution

Mona Murhamer, Staff Writer

April 4, 2017


Filed under News, Top News

The crowd buzzed with energy as the council members entered the room. For some, the regularly scheduled Belmont City Council meeting was just that– a regularly scheduled meeting. For others, the meeting was a step further in assuring a safe community where everyone is welcome. On Tuesday,...

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