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Nancy Pelosi speaking in Washington, D.C. at the annual Legislative Conference.

Coronavirus economic stimulus bill stalled in the Senate

March 24, 2020

The Senate failed to advance the massive economic stimulus bill, known as the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, for a second time, intended to deliver aid to U.S. businesses and the American public but blocked twice in 24 hours. The...

The Mid-Peninsula Water District headquarters, located at 3 Dairy Lane in Belmont. The Board of Directors meets here at 6:30 PM on the fourth Thursday of every month unless otherwise noted.

Who gets the water bill?

September 12, 2018

Cut the check, get the service. This is the modus operandi of public and private utilities everywhere. So long as the money ends up in the right hands, the water keeps flowing and the lights stay on. If you live in Belmont, the check for the water bill ends up in the hands of the Mid-Peninsula Water District, a public agency headquartered at 3 Dairy Lane just next to US-101. They in turn purchase and pipe water originally from the Hetch Hetchy reservoir in Yosemite National Park, through the San Francisco Regional Water System, to the homes of Belmont residents as well as those living in small portions of San Carlos, Redwood City, and unincorporated San Mateo County.

Over the past few years, California has suffered from a massive teacher shortage due to a rising cost of living in the area.

New bill aims to combat teacher shortage in California

March 18, 2017

No matter what country or state, almost everybody agrees that teachers make up a crucial role in society. Unfortunately, California is experiencing a massive teacher shortage. ...

Protesters rally against legislation requiring California schoolchildren to get vaccinated.

California Senate passes restricting vaccine bill

May 28, 2015

California is now one of three states that has elected that vaccine exemptions based on religious or personal preferences are no longer legal. In Sacramento on April 23, 2015,...

Affirmative Action bill SCA5 turned down for the year

Sabrina Leung, Editorial Director

April 13, 2014

A legislative push to permit California’s public universities to once again consider race and ethnicity in admissions appears to be on life support after an intense backlash from the  Asian-American community, who fear it will make it harder for their children to get into good schools. The California Senate Constitutional Amendment No. 5 (SCA-5) was introduced by California State Senator Edward Hern...

Bill Gates awards $100,000 to winners of condom contest

Bill Gates awards $100,000 to winners of condom contest

November 22, 2013

Brace yourselves, gentlemen, the future of the condom industry is dealing with a whole new “supercondom.” Bill Gates, the creator of the multi-billion dollar Microsoft Corporation,...

Authors Tim Dorsey and Bill Fitzhugh come to Belmont Library

Authors Tim Dorsey and Bill Fitzhugh come to Belmont Library

February 27, 2012

[media-credit id=56 align="alignnone" width="300"][/media-credit] Author Tim Dorsey and Bill Fitzhugh will be coming to the Belmont Library on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012 at 7:00pm t...

The student news site of Carlmont High School in Belmont, California.