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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
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]

'A collective hug': Hundreds of mourners gather to celebrate the lives of beloved Palo Alto natives
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.
[Wednesday, December 7, 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.
[Wednesday, November 23, 2022]

Two drivers arrested on murder charges in Redwood City collision that killed parents of twin girls
Two drivers, including a 17-year-old, face second-degree murder charges for their involvement in a Redwood City collision that resulted in the death of a couple who grew up in Palo Alto.
[Monday, November 21, 2022]

Teen driver faces possible murder charges for deadly car collision
Murder charges could be filed against the teen suspected of causing a Nov. 4 Redwood City collision that killed two Palo Alto natives, if the District Attorney's Office determines that he was drag racing.
[Friday, November 18, 2022]

Teen driver involved in fatal Redwood City car crash may face vehicular manslaughter charges
San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said his office planned to file charges once the driver was released from the hospital.
[Thursday, November 10, 2022]

Palo Alto natives killed in Redwood City car collision, leaving behind twins
The local community is mourning the loss of the parents of twin girls who were killed Friday night during a car collision. Gregory Ammen and Grace Spiridon met in middle school.
[Monday, November 7, 2022]

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]