The pinnacle of Falcon journalism

The Pitch

The pinnacle of Falcon journalism

The Pitch

The pinnacle of Falcon journalism

The Pitch

A veterinarian secretary works behind her desk taking calls, located in the Fairfax Veterinary Clinic on 2084 Sir Francis Drake Blvd.

Record-breaking pet adoptions overwhelm veterinary clinics

Avery Josephs December 9, 2021

With record pet adoption rates brought on by COVID-19, veterinary clinics struggle to meet increased demands for their services. The influx of pets causes Veterinarians across the Bay to adjust their schedules,...

Senior Stella Cosgrove arches backwards in contemporary class at Fairfax RoCo studio.

Fairfax location of RoCo Dance plans imminent closure

Samantha Parr, Editor-in-Chief December 5, 2021

Nestled in with the spunky boutiques and lively restaurants of downtown Fairfax is RoCo Dance, an extension of the original RoCo studio in Mill Valley. After 12 years of service to Fairfax's dance community,...

Union Square sidewalks are pictured full with pedestrians acquiring Black Friday purchases.

Black Friday deals fill streets of Union Square with eager shoppers

Corina Karr and Chloe Levenson December 2, 2021

Following Thanksgiving each year, masses of eager shoppers prepare for Black Friday, a day dominated by discounts in preparation for the upcoming holidays. This year on Nov. 26, Black Friday took over...

Breimer stands outside of Rice’s house, wearing her sign in protest of traffic signals, “highway-sized poles,” “arms” on poles, oversized long street signals, and “no fair open progress.”

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...

A student receiving the mandatory vaccination against COVID-19 to attend school.

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,...

Chuck, a butcher at the Redhill Safeway, prepares meat, maskless and indoors.

Marin County residents reflect on lifting of mask mandate

Corina Karr, In-Depth Editor 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....

The AWHS football popping celebratory bottles after defeating San Rafael 29-22.

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...

Home belongs to Lorriane Jarvis in Santa Rosa, after the 2017 Sonoma Tubbs fires hit.

California wildfire conditions concern local firefighters

Kyra Featherstone, Website and Social Editor 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,...

123 Bolinas Restaurant remains empty before the new restaurant La Gastronomia opens.

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....

Sign reading “Face masks required prior to entry” pictured at the Brookside Elementary School Copy Room.

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...

The Nicasio Reservoir, which is approximately half as full as it should be this time of year.

County reservoirs at historic lows, local wildlife at risk

Henry Pratt, Editor-in-Chief 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...

A drum set, similar to the one used by drummer Lex Razon in his performances.

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...

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