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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
'It was crazy.' Emerald Hills residents watched flames erupt just a few hundred feet away
Locals packed up kids, dogs and even horses when the Edgewood Fire prompted evacuation orders on Tuesday. Emerald Hills returned to a neighborhood dusted with a bright pink coating of fire retardant.
[Friday, June 24, 2022]

Two Democrats take the lead in race to replace veteran Congresswoman Jackie Speier
With the first round of votes tallied, two Democrats are likely to face off in November to replace U.S. Rep. Jackie Speier in Congress.
[Wednesday, June 8, 2022]

Voter guide: Sheriff Carlos Bolanos says as incumbent he's the 'most qualified person' for the job
Carlos Bolanos is in the midst of his first reelection campaign for San Mateo County Sheriff, a position he's held for almost six years. His campaign emphasizes his law enforcement experience and his accomplishments as the incumbent.
[Tuesday, May 10, 2022]

Voter guide: Christina Corpus aims to change sheriff's office culture through community-based policing and transparency
For Christina Corpus being a woman in law enforcement has been a challenge since the beginning. She aims to change that culture from the top if elected as San Mateo County Sheriff on June 7.
[Wednesday, May 11, 2022]

'Shocking and appalling': Bay Area leaders gearing up to protect access to legal abortions in California
Local politicians are grappling with the possibility of a reversal on federal abortion rights in light of a leaked Supreme Court draft opinion on the future of Roe v. Wade published Monday by Politico.
[Wednesday, May 4, 2022]

Thousands of students have experienced housing instability in San Mateo County
More than half of the students in San Mateo County who are experiencing housing instability attend schools in the Ravenswood City School District, which has campuses in Menlo Park and East Palo Alto.
[Saturday, April 23, 2022]

New $50M Sheriff HQ to replace 60-year-old facility in Redwood City
Gold shovels in hand, officials broke ground last week on what they called a modernized, state-of-the-art headquarters for the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office.
[Monday, April 18, 2022]

Climate issues heat up during District 15 congressional forum
In a fast-paced forum, candidates Emily Beach, David Canepa, Gus Mattammal and Kevin Mullin competed to present themselves as the best choice for action on climate change in their quest for Jackie Speier's open seat in Congress.
[Tuesday, April 12, 2022]

Redwood City’s new storefront retail to end 'cannabis desert' in San Mateo County
In a city first, people will be soon able to shop for cannabis at retail stores in downtown Redwood City, where four local businesses received storefront licenses earlier this week.
[Friday, April 1, 2022]

Sequoia district teachers ‘pleased’ to see salary increase with new contract
The teachers, librarians, counselors and other members of the Sequoia District Teachers Association (SDTA) will soon see a significant bump in their paychecks after the Board of Trustees voted unanimously to approve a new contract.
[Saturday, February 19, 2022]