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Leah Worthington

Leah Worthington

"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 [https://www.rwcpulse.com/city-limits/what-redwood-citys-new-district-lines-means-for-the-upcoming-elections-and-future-of-the-citys-electorate-5194760 redistricting] and [https://www.rwcpulse.com/redwood-city-news/in-north-fair-oaks-a-battle-is-brewing-over-redevelopment-4884985 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 [https://www.rwcpulse.com/redwood-city-news/for-redwood-citys-homeless-population-recent-evictions-are-just-the-latest-in-a-long-frustrating-cycle-5161983 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!
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Email
lworthington@rwcpulse.com

Recent Work by Leah

A worsening imbalance: Redwood City leaders wrestle with rapid job growth, slow housing development

A worsening imbalance: Redwood City leaders wrestle with rapid job growth, slow housing development

The city currently has one of the highest ratios of jobs to housing units in the county
District attorney drops all felony charges against Indiana Batmobile-maker accused of theft

District attorney drops all felony charges against Indiana Batmobile-maker accused of theft

After a month-long review, the county's chief prosecutor concluded that 'the evidence does not warrant criminal prosecution'
The push for free community college gets a major showing, as hundreds call on Newsom to sign Becker’s SB 893

The push for free community college gets a major showing, as hundreds call on Newsom to sign Becker’s SB 893

The bill would enable the district to waive or reduce enrollment fees and expand scholarship programs
Who is your council member? Here's how to find out.

Who is your council member? Here's how to find out.

This year marks the city's second by-district election since adopting the new system
‘A lot to like’ in the second draft of Redwood City’s eight-year housing plan, according to expert

‘A lot to like’ in the second draft of Redwood City’s eight-year housing plan, according to expert

The revised housing element includes more detail on timelines, goals and potential housing sites
Redwood City Council candidates discuss top issues in Monday night forum

Redwood City Council candidates discuss top issues in Monday night forum

Five council hopefuls answer questions about housing, climate and economic recovery
Voter Guide: District 6 candidate Diane Howard says she's more enthusiastic and prepared than ever

Voter Guide: District 6 candidate Diane Howard says she's more enthusiastic and prepared than ever

‘I provide experience that no other council member has or will have after the election’
State Attorney General declines to investigate county sheriff’s and DA’s involvement in Batmobile case

State Attorney General declines to investigate county sheriff’s and DA’s involvement in Batmobile case

The official did not find a ‘compelling need’ for oversight from the state Department of Justice
From bookworm to fungi fanatic: Meet Midpen’s longest serving docent naturalist

From bookworm to fungi fanatic: Meet Midpen’s longest serving docent naturalist

Chris MacIntosh hopes to continue inspiring the public to find wonder in the natural environment.
‘A waste of taxpayers' money’: Sheriff's lawyer questions nature of county probe into Batmobile case

‘A waste of taxpayers' money’: Sheriff's lawyer questions nature of county probe into Batmobile case

County attorney: “We’re not trying to undo or derail or shape the investigation but to understand how we got to where we are.”