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Trump Administration Plans to Push Ahead with Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Drilling

A Male Black-bellied Plover hangs out at the Bair Island unit of Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge on its way up to the Alaskan tundra in April.  The breeding habitat that he and other birds need to breed is under threat by recent advances from the Trump Administration
What impacts would that have on the Bay Area?
November 12, 2020
California is a wonderful location, home to some of the coolest species in North America. However, not all of them are ours alone. Each year, millions of birds migrate from the northernmost reaches of Alaska just to be here. However, they are under threat. 

What Bay Area Residents Think About San Francisco’s Rush to Reopen

Illustration of a person working out under heavy homemade protective gear.
Is San Francisco opening too soon? Bay Area residents give their opinion on the reopening.
October 19, 2020

San Francisco wants to make it their goal to reopen establishments such as gyms and middle schools by mid-October. What do Bay Area residents think of this plan?  San Francisco opened up schools with...

Before and After the Pandemic: How Have People Around Our Community Been Affected?

Announcement at Woodside High School promoting mask and social distancing.
October 15, 2020

People in the Bay Area have been affected negatively by COVID-19 throughout this pandemic ever since March, and their daily lives continue to adapt to fit pandemic guidelines. Janet Suazo, a 28-year-old...

Woodside Clubs During Online Learning

Woodside class of 2020's  reminder on their instagram for class board meetings.
October 15, 2020
Woodside High School clubs have started to meet during online learning, mostly using online resources like Zoom and Instagram Live.

Wildfire smoke causes disruptions to Woodside Teachers and Students

An orange, hazy cover of smoke is seen above the Woodside traffic circle and PAC on September 9th, 2020. The large amounts of smoke from the fire have been causing a variety of inconveniences for Woodside students and teachers since the fires were started less than a month earlier
Distance learning and daily life are affected by the smoke
September 17, 2020
According to a paper on Wildfire smoke by various government agencies, wildfire smoke can have “thousands of individual compounds, including particulate matter, carbon dioxide, water vapor, carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons and other organic chemicals, nitrogen oxides, and trace minerals, ” making its dangers similar to smoke from a house or building fire, though with much larger quantities of those materials.

The Redwood City Police Department’s Role in Helping with the Fires

Image from Fires rage in Boulder Creek, California on August 21.
September 15, 2020
Redwood City Detective, Bill Cagno, explains the Police Department's role in helping with the fires.

From the Frontlines

Firefighters on the front lines of the Northern California wildfires.
September 11, 2020
Firefighters across California have been trying to contain the 29 Northern California wildfires that started from mid-August to mid-September 2020.

Parks Sustain Fire Damage

The inside of a redwood remains burning after the fire has passed.
Fires Have Hit California State and County Parks the Hardest
September 10, 2020
The CZU August Lightning Complex fire ignited after lightning strikes touched down near Loma Mar; since then, the fire has resulted in one death, multiple injuries, and the burning of over 86,000 acres of land, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CALFIRE).

Fires in San Mateo and Santa Cruz County erupt following lightning storm

The 5-14, 5-15, and the 5-18 fires (pictured here) in San Mateo County have burned a total of 604 acres and are 0% contained, according to CALFIRE.
Lightning touched down in the forest surrounding Santa Cruz and Woodside, igniting five brush fires.
August 18, 2020

After the massive lightning storm on Sunday, August 16, several medium-size fires have broken out over the last few days throughout San Mateo and Santa Cruz county. The fires named the CZU August Lightning...

What You Missed at the BLM March in SF on May 30, 2020

About 1,000 people marched in San Francisco yesterday to honor the memory of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who was killed by a police officer in Minneapolis.
Woodside senior Zoe Mason shares her experience at yesterday's Black Lives Matter protest in San Francisco.
May 31, 2020
Woodside senior Zoe Mason shares her experience at yesterday's Black Lives Matter protest in San Francisco.
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