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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
Weeks after Edgewood Fire, Emerald Hills residents frustrated over ongoing power outages
Since the 20-acre Edgewood Fire was contained last month, roughly 1,137 PG&E customers in the area have experienced repeated power outages, which have disrupted medical treatments, child care and more.
[Tuesday, July 26, 2022]

Festival champions 'brave' stories that elevate new or overlooked voices
BraveMaker Film Festival's 2019 debut drew several thousand attendees. On July 7, BraveMaker will kick off its fourth annual film festival -- the second in person -- and organizers hope to see even bigger numbers.
[Wednesday, July 6, 2022]

'It was crazy.' Emerald Hills residents watched flames from Edgewood Fire erupt just a few hundred feet away
Locals packed up kids, dogs and even horses when the Edgewood Fire prompted evacuation orders on Tuesday.
[Friday, June 24, 2022]

Mullin, Canepa likely to square off in November for veteran Congresswoman Jackie Speier's seat
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]

'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]

Study: Thousands of students have experienced housing instability in San Mateo County
More than half of San Mateo County students who are experiencing housing instability attend schools in the Ravenswood City School District, which has campuses in Menlo Park and East Palo Alto.
[Wednesday, April 27, 2022]

A homegrown museum brings Black history to life
Carolyn Hoskins has created a space where visitors can learn something new about the history and culture of Black America. The Domini Hoskins Black History Museum & Learning Center has a temporary home in Redwood City through Feb. 27.
[Thursday, February 17, 2022]

San Mateo County Sheriff's Office ends ICE transfers, effective immediately
Sheriff Carlos Bolanos said Tuesday that his department will end release transfer requests from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, a decision that comes amid public backlash.
[Tuesday, November 9, 2021]

Redwood City man faces charges for 'sexting,' sending pornographic photos to teen
A Redwood City resident and Stanford pediatrician was set to appear in court on Tuesday on charges in connection with sending pornographic photos to a 16-year-old girl, according to prosecutors.
[Tuesday, November 2, 2021]

A biblical plague or a winged love story? The truth about California's annual termite swarms
Fall rains bring annual termite swarms in Redwood City.
[Thursday, October 21, 2021]