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Weekly roundup of local news from November 26 to December 2

Weekly roundup of local news from November 26 to December 2
Photo: Manuel Ortiz P360P

We are entering the last month of the year, the holidays are just around the corner and the resolutions to start 2023 strong are on the table. As we move toward our goals and look at what we missed this year, here's the local news from November 26 to December 2 that you need to know to stay up to date.

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Turn in a gun and get cash for it no questions asked! This is how the San Mateo County authorities invite to their December gun buy-back event, which with this action seeks that residents can offer the gift of security this Christmas season.

Thus, San Mateo County and its partners will carry out a gun buyback this Saturday, December 3. The event will take place at 1000 Skyway Road in San Carlos from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Anyone who turns in a firearm can receive cash: $50 for non-functioning firearms, $100 for handguns, shotguns and rifles, and $200 for assault weapons and "ghost weapons" as classified by the state of California.

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While snow is never part of the equation, the Bay Area's holiday season is kicking off. Many cities and towns have free events for the whole family. Joyous and triumphant revelers can travel from county to county to partake in seasonal allegiance, shop for unique holiday crafts, enjoy the Hanukkah Festival of Lights, or celebrate Kwanzaa. This is certainly not an exhaustive list, although most of the events listed are free. Consult the full list in Peninsula 360 Press.

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Bay Area residents who own a vehicle built before 1998 can now receive up to $1,200 as part of an old-vehicle buyback program to improve local air quality, the Federal District announced Monday. Bay Area Air Quality Management District.

The buyback program will pay owners of older, highly polluting cars and small trucks to voluntarily retire their vehicles. Older vehicles lack modern emission control technology and pollute at a higher rate than newer models.

To qualify for the vehicle buyback program, vehicles must be 1998 or earlier model year, must be currently registered as operable and drivable, and must have been registered in the Bay Area for the last 24 months.

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The Redwood City Council voted on Monday, November 28, to form its Transit District, which will allow Sequoia Station to be transformed and make way for the redevelopment of the 1970s mall with a 4-track train station, a thousand 100 homes and offices.

The approved amendments to the General Plan, the Downtown Precise Plan, and the associated Transit District environmental review include redevelopment of land at the Transit Center and Sequoia Station properties, additional space for a four-lane station, and circulation improvements associated with possible grade separations to ensure adequate connections for vehicles, bicycles and pedestrians.

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As of this Friday, December 2, Redwood City has made beds at shelter centers in the city available to anyone who needs it to face the adverse weather conditions that affect all of San Mateo County.

Activation is intended for families or individuals who need shelter due to low temperatures or inclement weather.

Anyone who needs support can call the Fair Oaks Community Center at 650-780-7500 or visit it at 2600 Middlefield Road in Redwood City, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

If it is after 5:00 p.m. or during the weekend, those interested can call 650-780-7100, which is the service number of the Police Department to access the emergency shelter.

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