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Redwood family gives back to world by collecting 1,300 shoes for charity

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Another year, another 1,300 shoes for the Salvetti family. Aided by community and church donations, the Salvetti family of Larkspur collected a total of 650 pairs of shoes for the nonprofit organization Soles4Souls in 2017. Soles4Souls, based in Nashville, Tenn., is committed to distributing new and gently-used shoes throughout the world, mainly focusing on Third […]

Advisory survey results

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Senior Karmen’s garage faced damage after mudslide hit her house in Santa Barbara.

Recent mudslides impact members of Redwood community

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After extreme fires ravaged Southern California during the month of December, Santa Barbara was hit once again, this time with a mudslide. On Tuesday Jan. 10, over 20 people were killed by the devastating mudslide. The slide took place in the Montecito area, damaging homes, buildings and roads. Although it has been about a month […]

Posters around Belvedere notifying residents of new disaster planning

Local communities fortify emergency planning after recent fires

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Local fire-fighting authorities, including Marin County Fire Chief Jason Weber and Tiburon Fire Chief Richard Pearce, are increasingly concerned about when—rather than if—a disaster similar to the North Bay wildfires will happen in Marin. Laurie Nilsen, Tiburon’s Emergency Services Coordinator, echoes this sentiment. “From what I’ve understood from the experts, it’s the same thing with […]

Seniors Luke Zlatunich and Lauren Bell chop up bell peppers and cilantro during the Iron Chef competition in the Sustainable Agriculture class this week.

Iron Chef competition brings farm fresh, fermented foods

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The words “Let the Iron Chef begin,” echoed through the room 120 during fourth period as Sustainable Agriculture,teacher Joe Stewart, announced the start of the third cook-off competition of the year on Wednesday, Jan. 31.

A house for sale.

House prices inhibit diversity and a community feel

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Housing prices in Marin are not the same as they were a few decades ago. Fiona Allan, an English teacher at Redwood and Marin native, estimated that when she was growing up, houses in Marin used to sell for about $35,000 to $40,000. According to the Marin IJ, the average price of a Marin home […]


Ross Valley Charter School stirs up controversy among local residents

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Although Proposition 39 has been in effect in California for almost 15 years, controversy has just begun to spill over in Marin. The purpose of the proposition is to reduce the percentage of votes needed by a school board to pass bond measures, but it also states that public schools are required to share classrooms […]

Thrusting her arm forward with full force, senior Clara Mckinley practices one of the self-defense moves taught at the Impact Bay Area workshop.

Self-defense class at Corte Madera Library teaches basic skills to teenage audience

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On Friday, Feb. 9, Impact Bay Area, a self-defense organization center in Oakland, hosted an hour-long introduction to self-defense at the Corte Madera Library. The event was attended by about 15 teenagers, who were taught the basic actions and steps to take if they find themselves in an unsafe situation. According to librarian Sarah Butts, […]

Redwood students meet in room 111 for a career conversation with environmental sustainability speaker.

Fifth annual Career Conversations offer insight to different paths

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On Jan. 17, the College and Career Center began hosting its fifth year of Career Conversations. These lunchtime presentations offer Redwood students the chance to listen to parents of the district speak about their various professions. Career Conversations are held about twice a week through April 25. According to the College and Career Specialist Meg […]


The first five years of Redwood Bark News

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The Redwood Bark is celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2018! In honor of past news stories, we have chosen eight of some of the most dramatic and important news pieces from the first five years of Bark News. Here is a interactive timeline summary of the article.   News story #1:  October 1958, Student Publications, […]