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Santa Clara County, local schools take additional precautionary measures as COVID-19 countywide case count reaches 66

The TV screen in downstairs Shah displays tips on staying healthy during the coronavirus outbreak.

by Eric Fang and Srinath Somasundaram

March 12, 2020

In addition to all four Harker campuses, dozens of schools across the Bay Area are suspending classes and extracurricular events, as Santa Clara County and California public health officials limited the size of gatherings to reduce community spread of COVID-19.  The Santa Clara County Public Heal...

Upper school takes precautionary measures against COVID-19 as California governor Gavin Newsom declares state of emergency

A custodial worker cleans the classrooms in Main after school yesterday. Harker is taking extra precautionary actions to ensure the appropriate sanitation of its campuses.

by Mark Hu, Winged Post STEM Editor

March 7, 2020

Governor of California Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency on March 4 to increase medical resources and standardize guidance in mitigating the spread of the virus in response to the concerns over COVID-19 in California, which has 60 confirmed cases as of March 6 and includes one death of an elderly adult with underlying health conditions i...

Lights out, flames rise: As Sonoma County continues to burn, “historic” high-speed, dry wind event prompts PG&E to expand power shutoffs to reduce additional fire risk

A forecasted map of approximate regions, highlighted in orange, that may be affected by tomorrow's public safety power shutoff. The shutoff was prompted by warnings of a high-speed wind event that increases risk of damage to power lines and fire hazards.

by Kathy Fang, Arya Maheshwari, and Nicole Tian

October 28, 2019

As the Kincade fire in Sonoma County continues to burn and “extreme” weather conditions bring heightened fire risks to northern California, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) announced plans yesterday to implement the third consecutive public safety power shutoff (PSPS) of the week, whi...

Kick Back with Kushal: California does right by collegiate athletes

Kick Back with Kushal: California does right by collegiate athletes

by Kushal Shah, Sports Columnist

October 16, 2019

On Sept. 30, free labor in California’s college athletics programs finally came to a close with California’s newly instituted “Fair Pay to Play Act,” also known as Senate Bill 206. Of course, while students can’t expect anything like Stephen Curry’s $37.46 million annual salary from thei...

Police investigating aftermath of Gilroy shooting

A shooting at the Gilroy Garlic Festival on June 28 left four dead and at least 15 injured.

by Alysa Suleiman, Sports Reporter

July 29, 2019

Adrian Palomares, 15, was volunteering yesterday at the Garlic Ice Cream booth, where he was about to watch a performance. Then he heard the first shots being fired. “I was sitting down near the stage where there’s usually people around the corner, and I hear what I thought was firecrackers,”...

California sues Trump administration over national emergency declaration

Governor Gavin Newsom holds a press conference to announce the lawsuit. Newsom claimed President Donald Trump's actions as unconstitutional and not based on legitimate grounds.

by Arushi Saxena and Kathy Fang

February 15, 2019

California governor Gavin Newsom and California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced an upcoming lawsuit against the Trump Administration over the President’s declaration of a national emergency at the U.S.–Mexico border in a press conference. Newsom denounced Trump’s actions as unconstitutional...

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