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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

Cedrik von Briel, Staff Writer

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.

Emma Montalbano, Online Editor

September 15, 2020

Redwood City Detective, Bill Cagno, explains the Police Department's role in helping with the fires.

Sports Update for the Week of September 7

Sports Update for the Week of September 7

Jack Freeman, Co-Editor in Chief

September 11, 2020

From the Frontlines

Firefighters on the front lines of the Northern California wildfires.

Claire Manuel, Staff Writer

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.

Jack Freeman, Co-Editor in Chief

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.

Jack Freeman, Co-Editor in Chief

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 Complex by California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CALFIRE), one person has been injured and 1000 acres have been burned so far. Ev...

Living With High-Risk People During COVID-19

The disinfectants used to sanitize groceries and packages.

Isabella Calcagno, Politics Editor

June 25, 2020

My mother has a way of predicting when things may become much worse than they initially appear.

Hardships in Quarantine

My grandparents and me on December 24, 2004.

Emma Montalbano, Video Editor

June 25, 2020

Quarantine is difficult for everyone. For me, the hardest part of quarantine has been losing my grandfather and not being able to say goodbye.

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