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Ouroboros Farms, the aquaponics farm located in Half Moon Bay, California. Fish tanks circulate 9,000 gallons of water out through neighboring

Aquaponics: An urge to rethink

April 6, 2020

A YouTube video. That’s all it took for Ken Armstrong to start up his chain of aquaponics farms. Inspired by the transformation of food production described in an interview with Wi...

Sophomore Alexey Krytsyn looks for an open shot as he is guarded by an opponent.

Boys JV water polo gets washed out by Menlo-Atherton

October 8, 2019

The boys JV water polo team lost 11-3 to the Menlo-Atherton Bears in just under 45 minutes. In just four quarters, Menlo-Atherton was able to find their groove and takedown...

Lowe begins his talk about what is causing the sea level rise and how people can reduce it.

Palo Alto is sinking, and officials are worried

March 6, 2019

For many years, the rising water levels have been in the back of many officials' minds. Now it's starting to impact our cities, and action will need to happen soon before any ...

Smoke hovers over a Redwood Shores Lagoon. Because of the smoke, Carlmont High School was canceled for Friday, Nov. 16 and students, many of whom reside in Redwood Shores, were advised to stay home.

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.

Number 6 tosses the ball to a teammate.

Girls JV water polo beats Woodside 11-10

October 12, 2018

With Woodside leading 3-1 after the first quarter, Carlmont bounced back in a nail-biter game with an end victory 11-10. With the season ending in the near future, the game...

The Mid-Peninsula Water District headquarters, located at 3 Dairy Lane in Belmont. The Board of Directors meets here at 6:30 PM on the fourth Thursday of every month unless otherwise noted.

Who gets the water bill?

September 12, 2018

Cut the check, get the service. This is the modus operandi of public and private utilities everywhere. So long as the money ends up in the right hands, the water keeps flowing and the lights stay on. If you live in Belmont, the check for the water bill ends up in the hands of the Mid-Peninsula Water District, a public agency headquartered at 3 Dairy Lane just next to US-101. They in turn purchase and pipe water originally from the Hetch Hetchy reservoir in Yosemite National Park, through the San Francisco Regional Water System, to the homes of Belmont residents as well as those living in small portions of San Carlos, Redwood City, and unincorporated San Mateo County.

San Carlos' tap water is not coming from the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir.

San Carlos temporarily ‘taps’ into new water source

April 6, 2018

San Carlos has received its water from Yosemite’s Hetch Hetchy Reservoir for 105 years. As a result, locals are accustomed to the fresh, crisp taste of their tap water. ...

JV girls’ water polo celebrates a victory against Menlo

September 20, 2017

Sarah Cheung reports on Carlmont's second water polo game of the 2017 season.

Students cool off with inner tube water polo

May 21, 2017

Sophie Penn reports on the student-organized inner tube water polo activity after school.

Scots goalie River Manochio getting ready for the game in warm ups. He's looking for another great outing.

Varsity water polo shocks Mills

October 28, 2016

Varsity water polo had a lot to prove to themselves and their coach this week against a strong Mills team. On Oct. 27, the Scots showed grit, coming out with the 9-6 win against rivals Mills. The Scots came ou...

Holding down the middle, Tyler Rachal winds up to have a shot on goal against rival Hillsdale.

JV water polo outlasts rival Hillsdale

October 13, 2016

JV water polo entered with confidence in their rivalry matchup against the Hillsdale Knights. On Oct. 12, the Scots outlasted their opponent winning the game 10-6 scoring 5 goals in th...

Senior Hunter Manter leaps out of the water to block his opponent from taking a shot.

Varsity water polo suffers first loss of season

September 15, 2016

Despite gaining the initial lead just seconds after the starting whistle, boys varsity water polo fell 16-7 to the Menlo-Atherton Bears on Sept. 14, experiencing their first lo...

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