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Who gets the water bill?

Who gets the water bill?

Sam Hosmer, Staff Writer

September 12, 2018


Filed under Features

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.

New bill aims to combat teacher shortage in California

New bill aims to combat teacher shortage in California

Noah Sun, Staff Writer

March 18, 2017


Filed under News

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. Legislators in California recently introduced a bill that would offer educators tax breaks in an effort to keep them in the...

California Senate passes restricting vaccine bill

California Senate passes restricting vaccine bill

Becca Garner, Staff Writer

May 28, 2015


Filed under News, Top News

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, the California senate voted 25-10 to pass the measure SB 277 after compromising on minor issues. Democratic Sen. Richard...

Affirmative Action bill SCA5 turned down for the year

Sabrina Leung, Editorial Director

April 13, 2014


Filed under As seen in print

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 Califor...

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

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

Angela Perez de Tagle, Staff Writer

November 22, 2013


Filed under News

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, has recently gained the public’s attention when he awarded 11 out of 812 applicants $100,000 for developing ideas...

Authors Tim Dorsey and Bill Fitzhugh come to Belmont Library

Authors Tim Dorsey and Bill Fitzhugh come to Belmont Library

February 27, 2012


Filed under Campus

[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 to present their newest novels. Best-selling author Dorsey adds a fifteenth novel to his crime series staring secret agent Serge Storms. In Pineapple...

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