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

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

Scot Scoop Staff

November 16, 2018


Filed under In-Depth, News, Top News

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

Mandy Hitchcock, Staff Writer

November 13, 2018


Filed under Campus, Top News

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 that would evolve to the deadliest wildfire in the state’s history began early last Thursday morning, Nov. 8, in Butte County...

The San Mateo County Fire Explorer Program builds firefighting skills

The San Mateo County Fire Explorer Program builds firefighting skills

Nihal Karim, Staff Writer

May 21, 2018


Filed under Campus

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 firefighters, and aims to teach skills related to fire service and more. “The main objective of this program is career exploratio...

Belmont plans to incorporate joint fire department once again

Belmont plans to incorporate joint fire department once again

Max Lee, Staff Writer

November 21, 2017


Filed under News

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 the cities. The subject of a joint powers agency is not a new one for Be...

Frequent false fire alarms are a safety concern

Frequent false fire alarms are a safety concern

Andrea Butler, Staff Writer

November 11, 2017


Filed under Campus

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, followed by an announcement stating that it was a false alarm. “The main reason the alarms have been going off is due to th...

Music Teachers’ Association of California donates music to fire victims

Music Teachers’ Association of California donates music to fire victims

Anna Feng, Staff Writer

November 10, 2017


Filed under News

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 California (MTAC) are organizing a drive for unused music to donate to teachers who lost their own music collections i...

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...

Donations leave fire victims’ needs unfulfilled

Donations leave fire victims’ needs unfulfilled

Rachel Borshchenko, Staff Writer

October 19, 2017


Filed under Top News

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, nearly harmed the exotic animals at Safari West, and destroyed a beloved Jewish summer camp, Camp Newman. With all this...

Donations help now but volunteering benefits the future

Donations help now but volunteering benefits the future

Samantha Dahlberg, Staff Writer

October 17, 2017


Filed under Opinion

On Oct. 8, several Northern California wildfires destroyed buildings and forced residents in Napa and Sonoma to evacuate their homes. The smoke from the fires even drifted to many areas along the California coast. The burnt smell that came with the smoke from the fires was overwhelming and masks...

Smoke from Napa wildfire breaches Carlmont

Smoke from Napa wildfire breaches Carlmont

Justin Som, Staff Writer

October 14, 2017


Filed under News, Top News

Roughly 70 miles of highway separates Carlmont and the raging fires in Napa. Yet only three days after the blaze started on Oct. 8, Carlmont students were already wheezing, blanketing their faces, and grabbing face masks. The fire had thankfully not traveled all the way from the North Bay...

Apartment fire brings community together

Apartment fire brings community together

Sophie Penn, Segment Producer

March 5, 2017


Filed under ScotCenter, ScotCenter: News, Top News

Sophie Penn reports on the Village Drive apartment fire and how the Belmont community is working together to help the victims.

Fire breaks out in San Francisco’s Chinatown

Fire breaks out in San Francisco’s Chinatown

Sarah Tocatlian, Staff Writer

February 5, 2017


Filed under News

On Friday, Feb. 3, a two-alarm fire broke out in Chinatown in San Francisco. At 7:47 a.m., the San Francisco Fire Department (SFFD) received reports that a fire had started in a two-story building, located at the corner of Pacific, near the Stockton Street Tunnel. Four fire trucks were sent to the sce...

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