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Deadly Woolsey Fire hits Jewish camps, schools, homes

Deadly Woolsey Fire hits Jewish camps, schools, homes

By Clara Sandler, Shalhevet High School

December 13, 2018


Filed under California Fires

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 were destroyed, and buildings were burned at the Ilan Ramon Jewish Day School in Agoura Hills and...

Recap of the Recent California Fires

Recap of the Recent California Fires

By Mary Sabados and Katherine Sharafinski

December 12, 2018


Filed under California Fires

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. Now, the Camp Fire is just one of the three fires that has scorched California this November. C...

Unhealthy Air Quality Interrupts Fundraising Friday

Unhealthy Air Quality Interrupts Fundraising Friday

By Tessa Bertine, Woodside High School

December 4, 2018


Filed under California Fires

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 in Paradise and Malibu have polluted the air, making it unhealthy for students to be spending lots...

ASB field trip postponed due to air toxicity

ASB field trip postponed due to air toxicity

By Maya Lip, Carlmont High School

December 3, 2018


Filed under California Fires

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, California. The ASB Service Council was expected to leave at 11 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 9, and the...

Camp Fire Sparks Students to Wear Masks for Protection

Camp Fire Sparks Students to Wear Masks for Protection

By Sam Brook, Woodside High School

November 30, 2018


Filed under California Fires

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 masks for some protection against the smoky air. “I’m giving them out to potentially serve as a barrier an...

Frisco Fire Department helping battle blazes in California

Frisco Fire Department helping battle blazes in California

By Melody Tavallaee, Liberty High School

November 30, 2018


Filed under California Fires

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 affected communities as part of the Texas Intrastate Fire Mutual Aid System. “Our goal is for th...

Camp Fire smoke burns sports schedules

Camp Fire smoke burns sports schedules

By Mandy Hitchcock, Carlmont High School

November 30, 2018


Filed under California Fires

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 deadliest wildfire in the state’s history began early last Thursday morning, Nov. 8, in Butte County...

Jewish school, summer camps damaged or destroyed in Woolsey fire

Jewish school, summer camps damaged or destroyed in Woolsey fire

By Clara Sandler, Jacob Joseph Lefkowitz Brooks, and Molly Litvak

November 30, 2018


Filed under California Fires

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 Day School in Agoura Hills, which was seen in flames on live television Friday afternoon; the Shalom Inst...