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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 city redistricting and the climate impacts of 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. Habla español!

Email
lworthington@rwcpulse.com

Recent Work by Leah

No bail for Half Moon Bay accused shooter, DA considers death penalty

No bail for Half Moon Bay accused shooter, DA considers death penalty

District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe calls defendant flight risk and ‘a danger to the community’
Coroner identifies victims killed in Half Moon Bay mass shooting

Coroner identifies victims killed in Half Moon Bay mass shooting

An arraignment will likely be held on Wednesday afternoon, according to the district attorney
Man who collapsed on a Redwood City roof died of accidental meth overdose

Man who collapsed on a Redwood City roof died of accidental meth overdose

51-year-old Robert Figone also suffered from congestive heart failure, which likely contributed to his death
For the second time in two years, the Sequoia District begins the search for a new superintendent

For the second time in two years, the Sequoia District begins the search for a new superintendent

Community members express distrust in the board, citing the previous superintendent’s unexplained departure
No vacation, no pension, no bonus: San Mateo County's ‘extra help’ workers allege unequal treatment

No vacation, no pension, no bonus: San Mateo County's ‘extra help’ workers allege unequal treatment

Flex employees make up more than a fourth of the county workforce but receive few benefits
Pothole causes blown tires, traffic delays on Highway 101 in Redwood City

Pothole causes blown tires, traffic delays on Highway 101 in Redwood City

Two lanes of traffic were closed Monday morning as crews worked to repair major road damage
As the floodwaters began to rise, residents feared for their lives. Then, a team of volunteers got to work.

As the floodwaters began to rise, residents feared for their lives. Then, a team of volunteers got to work.

Inside the emergency effort to provide storm relief to Redwood City's mobile home residents
‘We weren’t prepared’: Redwood City grapples with the aftermath of devastating winter storms

‘We weren’t prepared’: Redwood City grapples with the aftermath of devastating winter storms

Residents and officials said more needs to be done to prepare for weather events made increasingly severe by climate change
Redwood City’s rainfall has already surpassed previous years’ totals

Redwood City’s rainfall has already surpassed previous years’ totals

With more storms on the way, meteorologists are hopeful for an improvement to drought conditions
‘It was like a river’: Residents report downed trees, ruined floors and clogged drains from recent winter storms

‘It was like a river’: Residents report downed trees, ruined floors and clogged drains from recent winter storms

Mayor says improved Bayfront Canal system staved off the worst flooding
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