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San Mateo County accepting applications for Civics 101 Academy

San Mateo County accepting applications for Civics 101 Academy

The nine-week course will provide participants with an in-depth look at how local government works
Rep. Jackie Speier secures federal funding for local community projects, including two Redwood City projects

Rep. Jackie Speier secures federal funding for local community projects, including two Redwood City projects

One project looks to upgrade the Douglas Avenue pump station’s control components, and the other funds go to the Taube Family Carriage House
Redwood City Mayor Giselle Hale ends bid for California State Assembly

Redwood City Mayor Giselle Hale ends bid for California State Assembly

Hale said that "having a stable family is a luxury, and putting my girls front and center of a battle that is not theirs to wage is not something I’m willing to do."
Redwood City council member Michael Smith abruptly resigns

Redwood City council member Michael Smith abruptly resigns

The city council has 60 days from Wednesday to appoint a council member to district 4. Otherwise, the city will have to hold a special election
Should the city shorten the mayor's term from two years to one? The council wants to know.

Should the city shorten the mayor's term from two years to one? The council wants to know.

City Council seeks public input on charter amendments for Nov. 8 ballot
Community offers suggestions on how to spend Redwood City's public safety budget

Community offers suggestions on how to spend Redwood City's public safety budget

The police department makes up a significant portion of the budget but has also seen a reduction of 1.2% since last year
Redwood City youth-led March for Our Lives chapter joins protests across the country

Redwood City youth-led March for Our Lives chapter joins protests across the country

Protestors: It’s time for our government to act. No more lives should be lost to gun violence
City addresses recent fireworks incidents involving kids

City addresses recent fireworks incidents involving kids

Redwood City Mayor Giselle Hale on Wednesday addressed the incidents and said that safety in the city was "job No.1."
San Mateo County's homeless population has grown significantly since 2019

San Mateo County's homeless population has grown significantly since 2019

The results of a one-day survey show a huge rise in the number of unhoused residents
AD-21 candidates talk housing, climate change and childcare at State Assembly forum

AD-21 candidates talk housing, climate change and childcare at State Assembly forum

The candidates are vying to represent San Mateo County in the State Assembly’s 21st district