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Belmont announces first Community Service Awards

Belmont announces first Community Service Awards

Max Lee, Staff Writer

December 14, 2017


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With Belmont's first Community Service Award, a Belmont resident will be commemorated as an exceptional volunteer. The city of Belmont's Community Service Award is an opportunity for those who inspire the community with their leadership and unselfishness to be recognized by the mayor, city staff, and commu...

Belmont Councilman and former Mayor passes, leaving a legacy

Belmont Councilman and former Mayor passes, leaving a legacy

Victoria Valle Remond, Staff Writer

December 13, 2017


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Belmont Councilman Eric Reed passed away on Dec. 8 after a three-year struggle with Stage IV prostate cancer. Councilman Reed served on the Belmont City Council for four years and sought to make various reforms. Previously, he had served on the city's Planning Commission from 2008 to 2013 and a...

Belmont Library hosts film festival for teens

Belmont Library hosts film festival for teens

Vincent Wai, Staff Writer

December 4, 2017


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Many students gathered to join the Belmont Library in their 72 Hour Movie Making Challenge on Nov. 17, 2017. The original challenge of the competition was to make a movie with only three days to work; all the participants' hard work would be displayed that Friday. Kayla Marie Figard, the teen services librarian for the Belm...

Belmont Christmas tree lighting rings in the holiday season

Belmont Christmas tree lighting rings in the holiday season

Nina Heller, Staff Writer

November 27, 2017


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No sooner did the red and orange Thanksgiving decorations come down, did the green and red Christmas decorations come up. On Monday, Nov. 27, the Carlmont Village Shopping Center hosted the Belmont Christmas Tree Lighting and Holiday Boutique. From 3:30 to 6:30 p.m., local artisans sold goods, Santa and...

Belmont Craft Faire kicks off holiday season

Belmont Craft Faire kicks off holiday season

Andrew Shen, Staff Writer

November 27, 2017


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Belmont kicks off the holiday season with a craft fair encouraging city residents and neighboring communities to join in. On Nov. 18,  Belmont hosted its annual Holiday Craft Faire where vendors sell the arts and crafts that they have made. “The purpose of the event is to kick off the holidays for Belmont and our neighboring co...

Belmont plans to incorporate joint fire department once again

Belmont plans to incorporate joint fire department once again

Max Lee, Staff Writer

November 21, 2017


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The fire departments of Belmont, Foster City, and San Mateo are soon to be seen as one. The Belmont City Council has agreed to join Foster City and San Mateo City Council's plan of creating a joint fire department between the cities. The subject of a joint powers agency is not a new one for Be...

Belmont unveils memorial bench to celebrate veterans

Belmont unveils memorial bench to celebrate veterans

Justin Som, Staff Writer

November 11, 2017


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For years, Belmont citizens have wanted to thank veterans for their service. On Nov. 10, their answer came in the form of a veterans memorial bench unveiled by the city in Twin Pines Park. Hidden amongst the trees, the concrete S-shaped bench has the words, "All Gave Some, Some Gave All," engraved...

Belmont gift card drive benefits fire victims

Belmont gift card drive benefits fire victims

Justin Som, Staff Writer

November 1, 2017


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To help those who lost their homes and property in the North Bay fires, Belmont is hosting its own gift card drive. People who would like to donate to the fire victims can give gift cards to the Public Works Department in suite 385 of Belmont City Hall. Managed by the city, the Belmont Police Office...

Businesses capitalize on Halloween season

Businesses capitalize on Halloween season

Andrew Shen, Staff Writer

October 28, 2017


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With Halloween fast approaching, local businesses prepare for the holiday in many ways.   Some businesses have reduced prices on everyday goods found at their stores. “We’ll have sales on our treats and costumes. The sale happens the day before and the day of Halloween,” said Dolly’s...

Residents await completion of Ralston Avenue construction

Residents await completion of Ralston Avenue construction

Vincent Wai, Staff Writer

October 24, 2017


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2017 was a greatly anticipated year for construction throughout Belmont with new sewer and gas pipes that have been replaced. "I want Belmont to have the safest gas pipelines possible. We're very hopeful the work will be finished soon and that PG&E can replace Ralston as required before the weather ...

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...

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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