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Michelle Iracheta

Editor, Redwood City Pulse

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About Michelle
Michelle Iracheta helped launch the Redwood City Pulse in 2021 with the goal of bringing community news back to Redwood City. In her career spanning nearly a decade, Michelle has covered mental health, public safety, disability rights, education and city government.

Prior to joining the Pulse, Michelle worked at the Houston Chronicle, where she spent mornings writing about overnight mayhem and temperamental weather. Her work has also appeared in the Las Vegas Review-Journal, The Seattle Times and the Honolulu Star-Advertiser.

Aside from numerous newsroom awards, Michelle's reporting earned her a first-place Blethen Award from the Pacific Northwest Newspaper Association for her story about an ammonia leak that prompted hundreds of evacuations in a city outside Yakima, Washington.

She was also part of the team who earned recognition from the nonprofit Investigative Reporters and Editors for its work on a story about a fatal chemical leak in Houston that killed four people.

Michelle, a Houston native, holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Houston. She is married and has two dogs.
Stories by Michelle
Samurai sword believed to have been used in beheading of mother killed in San Carlos
Authorities say that the young mother who was nearly decapitated on the street in front of her San Carlos apartment last week was likely killed with a samurai sword. Karina Castro, 27, was a former Menlo-Atherton High School student.
[Tuesday, September 13, 2022]

Sequoia Union High School District set to consider a more than half a billion-dollar bond measure
The Sequoia Union High School District has been seeking public input on a proposed bond measure for the November ballot that, according to early estimates, could authorize the district to seek a bond of up to $801 million.
[Monday, August 1, 2022]

Redwood City youth-led March for Our Lives chapter joins protests across the country
March for Our Lives, a youth-led organization that demands an end to gun violence and puts pressure on legislators, rallied Saturday in Redwood City, one of many such demonstrations across the country.
[Saturday, June 11, 2022]

State orders Sims Metal to clean up pollution weeks after fire at Redwood City facility
Just weeks after a ‘big fire’ broke out at the Redwood City Sims Metal, the State of California has ordered the recycling center to investigate how operations may have caused pollution from its facility and to clean it up.
[Monday, March 28, 2022]