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The fires across California paint an ominous orange sky, casting a smokey shadow over the Bay Area.

Accidental arson sparks new wildfires in California

September 14, 2020

California’s shocking year of wildfires is the worst in state history; 3,154,107 acres of land have been scorched across the state this year, with more expected to burn. Currently, over ...

Smoke clouds the Bay Area skies on Tuesday afternoon, the smell infiltrating homes and leaving many residents worried.

Raging wildfires cover the Bay Area in smoke

August 20, 2020

In efforts to combat the wildfires raging across California, Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a statewide emergency on Tuesday afternoon. Within hours, strong winds infiltrated the Bay ...

The Oregon National Guard prepares the shipment of 140 ventilators to aid New York's shortage of ventilators.

National shortages in medical supplies create competition between states

April 7, 2020

Hospitals around the nation are continuing to struggle with the shortage of protective gear and medical supplies such as thermometers, disinfectants, medical gas, food, linens, and toi...

These PG&E long range transmission lines in the heart of Silicon Valley were spared from the power outage in Redwood Shores on the Oct. 26.

Lawmakers consider public takeover of PG&E

November 5, 2019

While PG&E goes through its public safety power shutoff program and the Kincade fire rages on, many lawmakers, both local and federal, consider a public takeover of the bankrupt utility. PG&E is facing bankrup...

The Lassen Volcanic National Part is stunning to look at.

Lassen Volcanic is a hidden treasure among national parks

October 20, 2019

Clouds of steam rise from the bubbling waters heated by the lava. It is a sight that will leave you captivated.  Lassen Volcanic National Park is a hidden treasure in California...

Freshman Curly Raddavero spikes a ball, scoring a point for the Scots.

Scots slay the Knights in close battle

October 9, 2019

Carlmont girls JV volleyball team encountered a head-to-head clash with the Hillsdale Knights, triumphant only due to their sudden surge of spirit.  The Scots started the game off strong on Oct. 8...

The Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival celebrates the coming of spring

April 16, 2019

On April 13, the Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival was held in San Francisco's Japantown for many to enjoy. ...

Clarisse Bell, a freshman, shows her French exchange student Anaïs Dugast around San Francisco.

French exchange students say bonjour to California

April 12, 2019

The sand, the waves, and the sun. Those and many more reasons attract people to California like a magnet. Since the start of spring break, French exchange students have been experien...

UCLA, one of the UC campuses, was the most applied to college in the country in 2019.

Opinion: The UC System is cheating California residents

March 26, 2019

In 2018, 22 percent of out-of-state applicants were admitted by UCLA. The acceptance rate for California residents: 12 percent. Those numbers mean that of the 71,569 Cali...

California College of the Arts hosts 2019 Holi Festival

March 20, 2019

On March 16, California College of the Arts held the 2019 Holi Festival. All funds made from the event were given to the ASHA nonprofit organization to support education in India. ...

Queer Time Podcast is run by three teenagers who report on current events in the LGBTQ community and provide their own commentary.

Queer Time Episode Six: The Methodist Church, California Bills, and Jussie Smollett

March 4, 2019

On this episode of Queer Time Podcast, Maddy and Zach discuss the Methodist Church, recent developments in the Jussie Smollett attack, and new bills drafted in California. If you ha...

California Wildfires

November 20, 2018

Beginning in early November, three devastating fires ravaged the countryside including Camp Fire, the deadliest and most destructive California wildfire to date. Many were uprooted as their homes were consumed by the flames while first responders rushed to contain the disasters. Even though the fires never reached the Bay Area, residents were largely impacted by the smoke they produced.  ...

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