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Weekly summary of local news

Here's the news you need to know to stay up to date on local news from August 15-20, 2022.
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Here's the news you need to know to stay up to date on local news from August 15-20, 2022.

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Mandarin immersion students from the Redwood City School District (RCSD) demonstrated their Asian language skills with fluency and confidence in the final round of the U.S. Chinese Bridge to America Contest.

The award-winning students applied what they have studied in the Mandarin Immersion Program by participating in the national contest organized by the Chinese Consulate of San Francisco this June, showcasing their linguistic and cultural talents. A second grader from Orion School won third place at the national level, while two other students from the same school received honorable mentions. 

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After years of being discontinued, the North Fair Oaks Festival has once again become a gathering place to celebrate a resilient community that is looking to the future and the vitality of a neighborhood that has become home to a large Latino community.  

The meeting was at ten o'clock in the morning at 2510 Middlefield Road, in front of the North Fair Oaks Library, where the cities of Redwood City, Menlo Park and Atherton come together to accommodate a large Latino community that once again celebrated its space for five hours.

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With the support of Assemblymembers and the mayor herself, Chris Sturken is running for a seat on the Redwood City Council after he announced Tuesday his race to keep his hometown a safe, livable and affordable community.

Through his social media, he detailed his priorities as maintaining a safe and vibrant downtown, ending homelessness and creating more affordable housing.

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This Wednesday, the San Mateo County Mayors' Mental Health Initiative announced a $250,000 investment awarded from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, a fund advised by the Silicon Valley Community Foundation to support increased access to mental health resources throughout the community. 

The investment will support three non-profit organizations: Star Vista, Daly City Youth Health Center and the UNA VIDA program through OneLife Counseling.

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San Mateo County will begin repairing cracked and rough pavement along a series of roads between Highways 1 and 35 - Skyline Boulevard - beginning Monday, August 29.

The project will improve road surfaces in San Mateo County, but will cause short-term delays and inconvenience to bicyclists. This is the 15th year of the county's "chip seal" road maintenance program, a proven, cost-effective method that improves surfaces and causes less disruption to the traveling public than other treatments.

The project involves 50 miles of county-maintained roads. Beginning Monday, Aug. 29, work will begin on Sunshine Valley Road, then move to Higgins Canyon Road and Purisima Creek Road.

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Parents were notified via text message of a shooting at Hoover Park in Redwwod City on Friday afternoon, August 19.

The official version of the authorities is that, according to a witness who was at the scene, two adult men were apparently having an argument inside the center of the grass field, after which one of them pulled out a gun, pointed it at his adversary and fired several times, after which the subjects fled from the area where some children were with their parents.

After the first report to the authorities, staff at The Boys & Girls Club called the police to report that two of the windows in their vicinity were hit by bullets. The staff confirmed that no one was injured by the shots, but that one of their workers was injured by one of the broken window panes.

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The San Mateo County Office of Arts and Culture wants to know what healthy community images should decorate a popular trail, for a mural project in North Fair Oaks.

Thus, the city is conducting a survey that will help influence a mural located along the Fifth Avenue pedestrian walkway that runs under the Caltrain tracks. The mural will have 16 separate panels.

The survey can be completed online or in hard copy until September 30, 2022.

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San Mateo County has moved to the community level of COVID-19 to "low" or "green," meaning that case rates and hospitalizations are decreasing. 

However, Thursday's measure of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC does not mean the end of the pandemic.

Overall, COVID-19 cases, driven by the Omicron variant, remain high compared to previous periods and local health officials continue to recommend caution.

In the Bay Area, San Mateo, Marin, Sonoma, San Francisco and Alameda counties are also at the low or green community level.

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