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Leah Worthington

Staff Writer, Redwood City Pulse

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About Leah
Leah Worthington joined the Redwood City Pulse in 2021. She reports and writes on everything from education and climate to housing and city government. She loves deeply reported stories and has written several features on issues like redistricting and new housing developments. She's particularly interested in how the housing crisis is playing out in Redwood City and wrote about how recent evictions are affecting local homeless residents.

Leah, a Menlo Park native, previously worked as the online editor for California magazine in Berkeley. After graduating with a degree in biology, she spent a year studying baboons in Kenya. She loves radio and co-hosts a podcast on cutting-edge ideas in science and technology. Se habla español!
Stories by Leah
Farmworkers displaced by mass shooting won't return to 'deplorable' housing conditions
Since a mass shooting on Jan. 23 that killed seven people on two mushroom farms in Half Moon Bay, roughly 40 residents who lived on-site have been staying in nearby hotels, with no estimate of when they can return.
[Tuesday, January 31, 2023]

No bail for Half Moon Bay accused shooter, DA considers death penalty
The 66-year-old man accused of gunning down seven people and critically injuring one other at two mushroom farms earlier this week made his initial court appearance Wednesday.
[Wednesday, January 25, 2023]

Five men, two women die in Half Moon Bay mass shooting
A community is in mourning after a gunman allegedly walked onto two farms, including one where he is said to have worked, and killed seven people. He also critically injured one other.
[Tuesday, January 24, 2023]

Seven dead in Half Moon Bay mass shooting, 67-year-old man in custody
Seven people are dead, one is in critical condition and a 67-year-old man is in custody after he allegedly opened fire in two separate shootings in an unincorporated area of Half Moon Bay on Monday.
[Monday, January 23, 2023]

No vacation, no pension, no bonus: San Mateo County's 'extra help' workers allege unequal treatment
San Mateo County's "flex" workers are missing out on benefits afforded to full-time employees, and are rallying for better compensation and an end to extended labor negotiations.
[Saturday, January 21, 2023]

For the second time in two years, the Sequoia District begins the search for a new superintendent
Teachers, parents and local officials said they were “left with more questions than answers” after a special board meeting to discuss the appointment of a new Sequoia Union High School District superintendent.
[Friday, January 20, 2023]

Sequoia district names interim supe, pays $299K to former district head
The Sequoia Union High School District's Crystal Leach is serving as superintendent after Darnise Williams resigned last week.
[Wednesday, December 21, 2022]

'A collective hug': Hundreds of mourners gather to celebrate the lives of beloved Midpeninsula couple killed in car crash
Grace Spiridon and Greg Ammen, who were killed in a Nov. 4 car collision in Redwood City, were remembered as loyal friends, beloved children and adoring parents during a Dec. 3 memorial for the couple in Palo Alto.
[Thursday, December 8, 2022]

Driver in collision that killed parents of twins arraigned, held without bond
The two Redwood City drivers facing second-degree murder charges for their involvement in a major vehicle collision that resulted in the death of a San Carlos couple appeared before a judge on Tuesday.
[Friday, November 25, 2022]

Two drivers arrested on murder charges in Redwood City crash that killed parents of twin girls
Two drivers, including a 17-year-old, have been arrested and face second-degree murder charges for their involvement in a major vehicle crash in Redwood City that resulted in the death of a San Carlos couple, police said Monday.
[Monday, November 21, 2022]