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Unhealthy air at Foothill College: The impact of exposure

Unhealthy air at Foothill College: The impact of exposure

Devaki Dikshit, Managing Editor

November 19, 2018

Smoke from the wildfire in Butte County has resulted in dangerous air quality throughout the Bay Area -- on Thursday evening, the Air Quality Index in Los Altos measured between 230 and 250 according to AirNow, a service of the EPA. Foothill College, along with universities and school districts statewide,...

Foothill College will open Tuesday and Wednesday

Foothill College will open Tuesday and Wednesday

Sarah Hamidi, Staff Writer

November 19, 2018

After three days of campus closures, Foothill College will resume classes on Tuesday and Wednesday. “Due to improved conditions for the rest of the week (and need to resume the teaching and learning process for students), Foothill College will open its campuses tomorrow (Tuesday) and Wednesday. Face ...

Foothill College campuses will remain closed Monday

Foothill College campuses will remain closed Monday

Sarah Hamidi and Liza Mamedov-Turchinsky

November 19, 2018

A Foothill-De Anza District emergency notification sent to students at 4:27 p.m. stated that classes will be canceled on Monday, Nov. 19, due to poor air quality. Though air quality in the Bay Area has improved slightly, district leadership decided to close campus “in abundance of caution for heal...

Thousand Oaks vigil: Students and faculty stand in unity

Thousand Oaks vigil: Students and faculty stand in unity

Kathy Honcharuk and Liza Mamedov-Turchinsky

November 18, 2018

On Nov. 13, a vigil in memory of the victims of the mass shooting in Thousand Oaks was held at the Foothill College library quad. Foothill College President Thuy Nguyen gave a speech expressing compassion and grief for those affected by the 307th mass shooting this year according to The Gun Violence Archive. “[It] is un...

Where to find clean air, free masks in the South Bay Area

Where to find clean air, free masks in the South Bay Area

Liza Mamedov-Turchinsky, Editor-in-Chief

November 16, 2018

As air quality continues to worsen in the San Francisco Bay Area, cities have opened public spaces for anyone seeking refuge from wildfire smoke blanketing Northern California. Air pollutants from the Camp Fire have created very unhealthy or hazardous conditions in the region expected to continue thro...

Foothill College Cancels Classes Until Monday

Liza Mamedov-Turchinsky and Sarah Hamidi

November 15, 2018

At 7:54 a.m., Foothill-De Anza District faculty members were informed classes would be canceled today, Nov. 15, due to poor air quality in the San Francisco Bay Area related to the Camp Fire. Students were not notified until 8:02 a.m. Wildfires expose residents to high levels of air pollutants linke...

Twenty-one faculty positions to be eliminated, health insurance under threat

Twenty-one faculty positions to be eliminated, health insurance under threat

Carina Thanh-Ngoc DeLorenzo and Liza Mamedov-Turchinsky

November 12, 2018

A number of part-time faculty positions are slated to be eliminated at the end of this year. Insurance and other benefits hang in the balance.

In rush-hour traffic, a City Council candidate meets voters and talks issues

In rush-hour traffic, a City Council candidate meets voters and talks issues

Liza Mamedov-Turchinsky, Editor-in-Chief

November 6, 2018

Hours before polls closed, Los Altos Hills City Council Candidate Neil Ferrari stood in the road before Foothill College to attract voters by the curbside. “As long as you stay 100 feet away from the polling areas you can demonstrate. So I’m using my rights right now. I checked with the town to make su...

Proposition 11, promoted as a public safety measure, disguises a labor dispute

Proposition 11, promoted as a public safety measure, disguises a labor dispute

David Pitt, Staff Writer

November 5, 2018

Proposition 11 resurfaces a decades-long debate over labor conditions between emergency workers and medical response companies.

How to register to vote

How to register to vote

Logan Keifling and Script Staff

October 22, 2018

The deadline for voter registration in California is today, Oct. 22.

California Primaries: How We Voted

California Primaries: How We Voted

Devaki Dikshit, Managing Editor

October 21, 2018

On June 5, 2018, voters throughout California participated in the primary election. The votes decided the top two candidates for a variety of offices. Most notably, they confirmed the top two contenders for governor of California. Democrat Gavin Newsom, current lieutenant governor of California, snagged a spo...

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