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Belmont gift card drive benefits fire victims

Belmont gift card drive benefits fire victims

Justin Som, Staff Writer

November 1, 2017


Filed under News

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...

Redwood City residents and police officers bond over coffee

Redwood City residents and police officers bond over coffee

Emma Romanowsky, Staff Writer

October 15, 2017


Filed under News

Residents of Redwood City and members of the Redwood City Police Force joined together at the Starbucks on Broadway to celebrate Coffee with a Cop day.  Coffee with a Cop is a national initiative that brings police personnel and civilians together to discuss issues and get to know each other on a person...

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...

City of Scots unites Carlmont musicians

City of Scots unites Carlmont musicians

Kylie Lin, Staff Writer

April 29, 2017


Filed under Campus, Top News

It started out as an idea, as a possibility. Sophomore Alyssa Higdon promptly put it into action. Higdon, inspired by Damien Chazelle’s Oscar-winning “La La Land,” asked a friend if they were willing to learn the music with her. Over the next few weeks, she spread the proposal to many of her...

San Carlos declares itself a sanctuary city

San Carlos declares itself a sanctuary city

Sean Vanderaa, Staff Writer

March 16, 2017


Filed under News

On March 13, San Carlos declared itself a “welcoming city” or “sanctuary city,” meaning that local authorities are not required to cooperate with federal agents to enforce immigration laws. The city council voted 4 to 1 in favor adopting sanctuary city status, in clear defiance of President...

ScotCenter: “Tackling Homelessness” in the Super Bowl City – Elena Mateus

ScotCenter: “Tackling Homelessness” in the Super Bowl City – Elena Mateus

Elena Mateus, ScotCenter Editor-in-Chief

February 4, 2016


Filed under ScotCenter

Elena Mateus reports on the "Tackling Homelessness" protest that took place on the Embarcadero in San Francisco on Feb. 3.   ...

Fine dining along the waters of Foster City

Fine dining along the waters of Foster City

Miranda Irwin, Staff Writer

April 1, 2015


Filed under A&E

“Along with a Mediterranean menu and hookah pipes, this spot features patio seating right on the water,” says Waterfront Pizza and Mediterranean Restaurant’s online website. Waterfront’s most appealing feature is its location right along the waters of Foster City, California, where people can...

Boys varsity soccer falls to South City on senior night

Boys varsity soccer falls to South City on senior night

Naomi Asrir, Staff Writer

February 19, 2015


Filed under Sports

The boys varsity soccer team played their final home game of the season on Feb. 18. Unfortunately for the Scots, senior night ended with a 2-1 victory for South San Francisco (South City) High School. Goals were scored early in the first half of the game. Both teams proved to possess strong offensive...

Batkid saves ‘Gotham City’

Batkid saves ‘Gotham City’

Brooke Buckley, Staff Writer

November 19, 2013


Filed under News

Five-year-old Miles Scott has been battling leukemia for several years and was able to fulfill his wish Friday with the help of the Make-A-Wish Foundation and thousands of strangers. San Francisco was decorated as Gotham City, and Scott became “Batkid.” Volunteers played roles in set crime stages to ...

Vampire Weekend release ‘Modern Vampires of the City’

Vampire Weekend release ‘Modern Vampires of the City’

May 14, 2013


Filed under A&E

You could be forgiven for thinking Vampire Weekend was all African/reggae/new wave and liberal arts graduate aesthetics. Most likely, everything you've read, seen, and heard about the band would reinforce the idea that all these college educated, well-to-do young men make is the music of well...

Kendrick Lamar releases ‘good kid, m.A.A.d city’

Kendrick Lamar releases ‘good kid, m.A.A.d city’

October 23, 2012


Filed under A&E

Undoubtedly the most highly anticipated rap album of the year, Compton native Kendrick Lamar's full length major label debut dropped on Oct. 22. After releasing the album of the year in 2011 with Section.80, a soulful concept album showcasing mind-bending lyricism and storytelling ability, Lamar's follow up ...

West Nile found in Redwood City

West Nile found in Redwood City

September 27, 2012


Filed under Campus

From Aug. 24, 2012 to Aug. 29, 2012, five dead animals were confirmed to have been infected with the West Nile Virus. Three of these animals were found in Atherton and the other two were found in Redwood City, as reported by the San Mateo County Mosquito and Vector Control District. “It is v...

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