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General's Pencils donated some of their products to evacuation centers in northern California.

Donations help now but volunteering benefits the future

October 17, 2017

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 man...

On Oct. 11, face masks were handed out to students who were worried about inhaling ash particles in the smoky air.

Smoke from Napa wildfire breaches Carlmont

October 14, 2017

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...

Apartment fire brings community together

March 5, 2017

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

Seven businesses and over 25 residents were disturbed by the fire that broke out in Chinatown on Friday, Feb. 3. Residents are currently staying at the Salvation Army's Chinatown Corps.

Fire breaks out in San Francisco’s Chinatown

February 5, 2017

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 t...

Firefighters at the scene of the Ghost Ship fire search for victims in the morning following the tragedy.

Oakland ‘Ghost Ship’ fire shakes art community

December 7, 2016

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...

The Loma Fire burns in the Santa Cruz Mountains on Sept. 26.

Loma fire causes destruction across Santa Cruz Mountains

September 30, 2016

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, an...

Recology trucks are still performing daily duties even though the Rethink Waste center has undergone severe damage.

Two fires hit Shoreway Environmental Center

September 13, 2016

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 ...

The cast of

‘Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials’ is on fire

October 2, 2015

"The Scorch Trials" is the second movie of James Dashner's popular "Maze Runner" trilogy. Despite being the middle of the trilogy, it is surprisingly better than the first mo...

San Francisco fire burns down apartment building

San Francisco fire burns down apartment building

March 12, 2014

A five-alarm fire burnt down an apartment building construction site on Tuesday, sending up black smoke that could be seen for miles around the San Francisco Bay. The fire began...

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Colombia, Ukraine fire chief military officers

February 19, 2014

Colombia and Ukraine fired their chief military officers on Feb. 18 and 19, respectively. The Ukrainian announcement came a day after protesters and police forces clashed, leaving...

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‘Catching Fire’ sends fans ablaze

November 25, 2013

Enamored fans return for the second installment of “The Hunger Games.” “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” proved to be even better than the extremely popular “The Hunger ...

The soundtrack that's 'Catching Fire'

The soundtrack that’s ‘Catching Fire’

November 20, 2013

Universal Republic Records recently released the soundtrack of the highly anticipated film "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire." With an impressive lineup of artists and an even...

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