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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 music teachers part of the Music Teachers' Association of California (MTAC) are organizing a drive for unused music to donate to teachers who lost their own mus...

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...

Oakland ‘Ghost Ship’ fire shakes art community

Oakland ‘Ghost Ship’ fire shakes art community

Mona Murhamer, Staff Writer

December 7, 2016


Filed under News

The Ghost Ship has sunk. At least 36 were pronounced dead on Friday, Dec. 2 when an Oakland warehouse, named the "Ghost Ship" by residents and workers, went up in flames during an electronic dance party. According to CNN, the founder of the Ghost Ship, artist Derick Almena "received a citation in November ...

Loma fire causes destruction across Santa Cruz Mountains

Loma fire causes destruction across Santa Cruz Mountains

Rachel Borshchenko, Staff Writer

September 30, 2016


Filed under News

A devastating fire has been raging through the Santa Cruz Mountains since Sept. 26 and has grown to nearly 4,000 acres in size. At least one home has been destroyed so far, and over 300 others are threatened by the fire, causing evacuations of hundreds of people. Due to the hot weather and rugged terr...

Two fires hit Shoreway Environmental Center

Two fires hit Shoreway Environmental Center

Sarah Tocatlian, Staff Writer

September 13, 2016


Filed under News

On Wednesday, Sept. 7, a fire swept through the San Carlos Shoreway Environmental Center. Just four days later, on Sunday, Sept. 11, a second fire hit the facility. The first fire was reported at 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday. It started at the center's residential street but was contained by the facil...

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