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Student photo from the fires

Students evacuate throughout southern California due to wildfires

By Anusha Rao and Mina Jung January 11, 2019

When the Woolsey fire arrived in the city of Oak Park Friday, Nov. 9, residents evacuated to avoid the flames that came down the Santa Susana Mountains toward their homes. The fire was predicted to...

Students gather around the menorah, which stills stands after the campsite burned in Malibu during the Woolsey Fire

Woolsey Fire destroys Gindling Hilltop Camp

By Juliette Setudeh-Nejad, Oak Park High School December 28, 2018

As the Woolsey fire burned through Malibu, many religious camps, including Gindling Hilltop, Camp were severely damaged. The Gindling Hilltop camp has been the location for the Oak Park High School...

The Ehret family works to rebuild their home after the Thomas Fire

Fire survivor shares experience

By Oliver Carter, Oak Park High School December 21, 2018

Over a year has passed since the Thomas Fire began on Dec. 4, 2017. The fire directly affected Ventura County and many families within, persisting until Jan. 12, 2018 after 1,063 structures were destroyed. Mindy...

A Butte Humane Society veterinarian treating a feline patient who was burned in the Camp Fire in California

Helping Pets Hurt in the Camp Fire

By Lily Bonner, Abington High School December 21, 2018

From July until this fall, it seemed like all of California was burning. For months, a series of fires blazed across the state. These wildfires turned cities into ash. One of these fires, the Camp Fire,...

Members of the city of Thousand Oaks mourn the death of 12 residents with flowers and candles

Community grieves double tragedy

By Olivia Buccieri, Oak Park High School December 21, 2018

“I feel like it’s impossible to talk, at least in Thousand Oaks, about one tragedy without talking about the other one because of how close together they have been,” Los Angeles Times reporter Soumya...

Siena Reales living room destroyed by the fires

In times of destruction, many feel grateful to return home

By Anusha Rao and Mina Jung December 21, 2018

The Woolsey and Hill fires threatened many communities where Oak Park High School students live, forcing them to evacuate. Some students lost their homes, while others were more fortunate. Those who...

Photo via Wikimedia Commons. First Responders. What depicts the California Wild-fire crisis is the scene of a burning home, and firefighters on the job to extinguish the flame. However, inside the home was more than burning furniture. There were the memories of an innocent family, now in the midst of catastrophe.

Reflecting on the California wildfire crisis

By Shreya Mishra and Shree Delwadia December 19, 2018

He feels a peculiar smell tingle his senses, and he remains confused for a few moments. However, he remembers the conversations he had a few hours back, and he is instantly nervous. He quickly jumps upon...

Almost 11,000 homes were destroyed in the fire.

Deadly Camp Fire Brings Devastation to Butte County

By Jack Freeman, Woodside High School December 19, 2018

The Camp Fire was one of the most devastating fires in California’s history, burning 153,336 acres of land, destroying over 18,000 homes and structures, and killing 86 people in the process. The...

SCHOOL:    The Ilan Ramon Jewish Day School, a K-5 progressive school in Agoura Hills, was in flames Friday afternoon. News reporters on the scene said separate buildings in the back of the school were still intact at 3:30 pm., but that firefighters were busy with homes.

Deadly Woolsey Fire hits Jewish camps, schools, homes

By Clara Sandler, Shalhevet High School December 13, 2018

The Woolsey Fire ravaged Simi Valley, Agoura Hills, Calabasas, West Hills and Malibu, resulting in thousands of home evacuations, destroyed properties and displaced schools. Three Jewish summer camps...

California Statewide Fire Map from

Recap of the Recent California Fires

By Mary Sabados and Katherine Sharafinski December 12, 2018

California just faced it deadliest and most destructive fire in the state's recorded history: the Camp Fire. It was almost exactly a year ago that the Thomas fire left many in Southern California devastated....

Woodside leadership students face the smoke at the entrance to the old gym while they sold tickets.

Unhealthy Air Quality Interrupts Fundraising Friday

By Tessa Bertine, Woodside High School December 4, 2018

Woodside High Schools’ biannual Fundraising Friday was relocated to the old gym due to the unhealthy air quality caused by multiple wildfires occurring around California. The smoke from wildfires...

The ASB field trip is crossed out of student planners now that it has been postponed.

ASB field trip postponed due to air toxicity

By Maya Lip, Carlmont High School December 3, 2018

ASB students were anticipating their annual field trip in the wild, but because of unhealthy circumstances, it was delayed. The trip was supposed to take place at the YMCA Camp Jones Gulch in La Honda,...

Students wear masks to protect themselves from the smoky air.

Camp Fire Sparks Students to Wear Masks for Protection

By Sam Brook, Woodside High School November 30, 2018

Woodside, California is currently in a state of unhealthy air quality with an air index of 184 and visibility of only 2.5 miles. Woodside students have taken to the nurse’s office to acquire barrier...

Throughout much of the Los Angeles area a wall of smoke can be seen from the Woolsey FIre. With the fire overwhelming area firefighters, more than 200 firefighters from north Texas have gone to California to help out including several from the Frisco Fire Department.

Frisco Fire Department helping battle blazes in California

By Melody Tavallaee, Liberty High School November 30, 2018

The Woolsey Fire has rampaged and spread to more than 200,000 acres across southern California. In the effort to help contain the fires, Frisco has deployed five firefighters and resources to serve the...

A red sun and hazy skies were the dominant signs of the Camp Fire raging some couple hundred miles away from Carlmont High School.

Camp Fire smoke burns sports schedules

By Mandy Hitchcock, Carlmont High School November 30, 2018

Up north, desperate evacuees flee the flames. Down here, residents are under an unsaid house arrest while a thick smoke drapes over the Bay Area city skylines. The spark that would evolve to the...

SCHOOL:    The Ilan Ramon Jewish Day School, a K-5 progressive school in Agoura Hills, was in flames Friday afternoon.  News reporters on the scene said separate buildings in the back of the school were still intact at 3:30 pm.

Jewish school, summer camps damaged or destroyed in Woolsey fire

By Clara Sandler, Jacob Joseph Lefkowitz Brooks, and Molly Litvak November 30, 2018

Jewish schools and camps have been hit hard by Southern California’s fires, with at least one day school and two camps reporting significant damage in the three-day-old blaze. The Ilan Ramon Jewish...

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