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The Pitch

Local resident protests outside Marin County Supervisor’s home

Delaney Fair and Ila Rees
November 29, 2021

Every weekend since Sept. 11, 2021, Greenbrae resident PJ Breimer has stood outside of Marin County Supervisor Katie Rice’s house, in protest of traffic signals and lights that were put up around her residence near the intersection of Sir Francis Drake Boulevard and La Cuesta Dr. Objecting to the disturbances these lights create for her, Breimer stands in front of...

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COVID-19 vaccination mandate to affect all California students and staff

Isabella Nash, Junior Copy Editor
November 7, 2021

On Oct. 1, Governor Gavin Newsom (D) announced that California would become the first state to require COVID-19 vaccinations for school-aged children. All kids, barring health, personal, or religious concerns, must get vaccinated in order to attend any school in California, public or private.

When Newsom introduced the mandate,...

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Marin County residents reflect on lifting of mask mandate

Corina Karr
November 6, 2021

Ever since Aug. 2, when Marin County’s mask mandate fell back into place, citizens have been required to wear face masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19. That is until Marin County Health Officer Dr. Matt Willis announced on Oct. 29 that Marin would be the first in the Bay Area to lift its mask mandate, beginning Nov. 1. Although masks are no longer required for...

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Falcon football crowned homecoming heroes after thrilling win over San Rafael

Hayden Rhodes
November 2, 2021



Homecoming week at AWHS – when school spirit excels and the good times roll – is known to be one of the most exciting weeks of the year for students. However, this year’s homecoming week had its own unique twist. The school held its first outdoor rally, there was no official homecoming dance, and to add to the madness, the AWHS football team is going to finish...

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California wildfire conditions concern local firefighters

Kyra Featherstone
October 27, 2021

Due to global warming and an increasingly dry climate, Marin firefighters are concerned about fire danger in years to come. With fires having posed major threats to California’s vitality in prior years, residents are also nervous that future fire seasons will be devastating. 

Tod Lando is a firefighter who works as...

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Italian restaurant La Gastronomia to replace 123 Bolinas vacancy in Fairfax

Isabella Nash, Junior Copy Editor
October 26, 2021

In January 2020, wine bar and organic restaurant 123 Bolinas closed after nine years of serving the Marin County community. Now, Italian restaurant La Gastronomia is set to take its place in early 2022. La Gastronomia strives to become an Italian restaurant where people can bring home fresh, locally sourced, Tuscan food to enjoy with friends and family.

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Ross Valley School District adopts stringent COVID-19 safety guidelines

Chloe Levenson
October 24, 2021

After a year and a half of complications due to COVID-19, the Ross Valley School District (RVSD) has finally started the school year fully in person again. Due to the COVID-19 vaccine not yet being approved for elementary-aged children, the RVSD has implemented a strict list of COVID-19 guidelines to keep students and staff safe. 

County reservoirs at historic lows, local wildlife at risk

Henry Pratt, News Editor
October 23, 2021

From 2011 through 2019, California suffered its worst drought in recorded history. Without the luxury of rainfall relief in the past year, California now suffers from low reservoir levels and likely faces two more months of hot weather until the rainy season begins. Like Marin County residents, wildlife depend on our reservoirs and now leave their territories in search...

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Musicians return with enthusiasm, challenges after COVID-19

Mia DeNunzio and Neve Marin Rue Galmarini
October 19, 2021

Due to COVID-19, music venues around the world began to shut down, leaving musicians unable to perform in front of their usual audiences. As a result of the decrease in COVID-19 case numbers and high vaccination rates, more opportunities for musicians have opened up.

Despite this, many musicians have faced challenges returning...

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Bay Area citizens march for reproductive justice

Avery Josephs and Ila Rees
October 7, 2021

Joining together in support of reproductive rights, 24 non-profit organizations co-hosted a march in San Francisco on Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021. The attendees lined up at Grove and Hyde Street and began marching at 11 am, eventually making their way down Market Street to Embarcadero Plaza. 



Among many other reproductive rights...

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Seniors frustrated with distribution of school parking permits

Gabriela Yacoub
October 7, 2021

At the beginning of their last year, AWHS seniors find themselves conflicted by the lack of parking permits, despite AWHS senior priority for parking in years past. 

Specific considerations, such as distance from campus, are taken into account when AWHS administration selects who is to be given a parking spot in the main lot....

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AWHS sexual harassment and assault task force outlines plans for the coming year

Elliot Smith
October 2, 2021

During the turbulent 2020-21 school year, the AWHS Sexual Harassment Prevention Task Force shifted from a district-based to an on-campus initiative. With a return to in-person school, the group hopes to expand and improve its efforts.

Katrina Southard is the wellness coordinator and co-facilitator of the task force. In the fall...

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