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Earthquake: MVHS reflects on state of school safety after recent Napa earthquake

There is a packet of emergency preparation guidelines in each classroom. Although measures like these are common in schools, some students believe that more precautions should be taken to increase safety. Photo by Varsha Venkat.

Varsha Venkat

September 24, 2014

Story by Varsha Venkat and Jady Wei with additional reporting by Harini Shyamsundar he last time MVHS experienced an on-campus earthquake was in 1989. Most of the teachers and staff members who experienced the tremor have left the school, taking with them the memories of that disaster. The Loma Prieta was nearly a quarter of a century ago. Since then, ...

Fire destroys apartments on Homestead Road

Fire destroys apartments on Homestead Road

Elvin Wong

November 27, 2011

At 5:54 p.m. on Nov. 26, the Santa Clara County Fire Department responded to a three-alarm fire at Village Green Apartments on Homestead Road, next to Homestead High School. According to Fire Department battalion chief Richard Salazar, the fire department responded to had contained the fire by...