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Weekly roundup of local news from January 14 to 20, 2023

Weekly roundup of local news from January 14 to 20, 2023
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We are just about to close the first month of the year, and it seems that just yesterday we were preparing Christmas dinner, however there are still more festivities ahead and this Sunday the Chinese community celebrates the Lunar New Year or Spring Festival, which on this occasion it is governed by the water rabbit. So get everything ready for four days of celebration with renewed spirit and attitude.

For now, these are the local news from January 14 to 20 that you should know to be up to date.

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East Palo Alto's next city manager returns home.

Melvin Gaines, an East Palo Alto native who served as deputy city manager for the nearby city of Portola Valley for the past two years, has been selected to become East Palo Alto's next city manager.

Gaines was selected after an extensive recruitment and selection process involving community members, local city managers, city staff, and the City Council.

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San Mateo County officials reported that although a section of Highway 92 is closed to public transit, Coastside residents can be sure that 9-1-1 medical response services will not be affected. .

In preparation for the winter storm, the division of Emergency Medical Services ?EMS, for its acronym in English? The San Mateo County Health Department pre-positioned assets and implemented existing contingency plans to prepare for potential storm-related impacts.

Prior to the storm, EMS moved a depot of medical equipment and supplies to shore. Provided by the state and hosted and coordinated by the county, the system supports local and regional disaster response.

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A San Jose English teacher has been arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting one of his former students, authorities announced Monday.

Officers first responded to reports of sexual assault against a minor on January 9, when a mother told police she found inappropriate messages being sent between her underage daughter and her former teacher, Te Bin Jung, 31. .

Police believe the alleged assault occurred when the victim was attending Silver Creek High School, where she was a student of Jung's. The suspect is currently a teacher at Yerba Buena High School in East San Jose.

Jung was arrested at his home in San Jose on January 10 and booked into the Santa Clara County Main Jail.

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East Palo Alto city officials called to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. by planting trees in the park.

The appointment is this Saturday, January 21 at Joel Davis Park in East Palo Alto located at 1960 Tate St.

People of all ages are welcome at this volunteer tree planting event, hosted by Canopy and the City of East Palo Alto, where in addition to planting new trees for the park, there will be family activities, community resources and light snacks.

Registration for the event will be at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, January 21, and planting will be from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The mayor of the city, Rubén Abrica will plant at 2:30 p.m.

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San Mateo County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested a county resident last Thursday in Gilroy who they believe is a suspect in a gang-related shooting the previous day near Half Moon Bay.

Deputies responded to a report of shooting at 5:58 p.m. Wednesday in an unincorporated area near Miramontes Point Road and Oleander Way near Half Moon Bay. A preliminary investigation led to the identity of the suspect as 23-year-old Jonathan Vega, and officers concluded that it was a gang-related shooting.

The sheriff's office announcement did not provide any further information about the shooting incident.

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The San Francisco 49ers will host parties for fans from San Jose, San Francisco and Mexico City who cannot make it in person to Sunday's NFC divisional playoff game at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara. 

This Sunday's game against the Dallas Cowboys is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. 

Scheduled parties will feature a live game screening, fan chants and special songs will be played when the home team scores. There will also be raffles. There will be limited food and drink menus available. 

All venues will open at 2:30 p.m., the party in San José will be at San Pedro Social at 163 W. Santa Clara St; while fans in San Francisco will be able to catch the game at The Crossing at East Cut at 200 Folsom St.; and in Mexico City, the meeting will be at Pinche Gringo BBQ Warehouse.

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The City of Redwood City is inviting all of its residents to provide feedback and suggestions to shape the redesign of Hoover Park.

Hoover Park, located between Woodside Rd, Spring St, Charter St and Hilton St, is in need of renovation, as some of the park's amenities date back to 1966 with several updates in the last 57 years.

To learn more and participate in the Hoover Park Master Plan, those interested can attend the meeting that will take place next Thursday, January 26 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Boys & Girls Club, located at 2100 Spring St. This event will be in English.

If you prefer to attend the session that will be carried out with Spanish interpretation, you can attend on Saturday, January 28, which will take place in Hoover Park itself from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

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