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Lawmakers consider public takeover of PG&E

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...

Camp Fire continues to influence PG&E’s power shutoff policy

Camp Fire continues to influence PG&E’s power shutoff policy

October 17, 2019

PG&E continues its policy of "public safety power shutoffs" in an attempt to prevent NorCal fires, leaving over 700,000 California residents without power for up to four days. In...

San Mateo County gears up for wildfire season

San Mateo County gears up for wildfire season

August 29, 2019

As September approaches and temperatures are well into the 90s, Californians prepare for the possibility of another deadly wildfire season. Local officials constantly watch the Wil...

ScotSkim: terror

ScotSkim: terror

December 15, 2018

Bomb threats spark nationwide anxiety A wave of bomb threats was sent to schools, businesses, hospitals, and other places nationwide and in Canada on Thursday, Dec. 13. These...

Smoke on the water: Bay Area shelters from Camp Fire smoke

Smoke on the water: Bay Area shelters from Camp Fire smoke

November 16, 2018

As of Nov. 15, the Bay Area has the worst air quality in the world. In this breaking news piece, we answer your most pressing questions about the smoke invading our communities, including Carlmont's response to canceling school and how you can help victims.

Camp Fire smoke burns sports schedules

Camp Fire smoke burns sports schedules

November 13, 2018

Up north, desperate evacuees flee the flames. Down here, residents are under an unsaid house arrest while a thick smoke drapes over the Bay Area city skylines. The spark tha...

The San Mateo County Fire Explorer Program builds firefighting skills

The San Mateo County Fire Explorer Program builds firefighting skills

May 21, 2018

The San Mateo County Fire (SMCF) Explorer Program is a youth program designed for career exploration in the fire department. The program is taught by professional firefight...

Belmont plans to incorporate joint fire department once again

Belmont plans to incorporate joint fire department once again

November 21, 2017

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...

Frequent false fire alarms are a safety concern

Frequent false fire alarms are a safety concern

November 11, 2017

The fire alarm screeches as students and teachers both wince as the sound pierces through the air. However, as soon as the alarm goes off, it is almost immediately silenced, fol...

Music Teachers’ Association of California donates music to fire victims

Music Teachers’ Association of California donates music to fire victims

November 10, 2017

When one thinks of the California fires, not many people would associate it with the loss of music teachers' studios and collections. This is why the Music Teachers' Association of Calif...

Belmont gift card drive benefits fire victims

Belmont gift card drive benefits fire victims

November 1, 2017

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 giv...

Donations leave fire victims’ needs unfulfilled

Donations leave fire victims’ needs unfulfilled

October 19, 2017

By now, most of the country knows that California has been facing one of the worst fires in the state’s history. The fire has destroyed numerous houses, killed 41 and counting,...

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