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Weekly Roundup of Local News May 20-26, 2023

Weekly Roundup of Local News May 20-26, 2023
Photo: Manuel Ortiz P360P

These are the local news from May 20 to 26 that you need to know to stay up to date.

Ready for the summer holidays? If you haven't already, it's time to check out the hundreds of free activities for kids and teens throughout the Bay Area, from sports to arts. Do not miss the opportunity to enjoy a wonderful summer without having to leave home.

But if your thing is to clear your mind and get out of the routine, the surroundings offer parks and beaches with perfect spaces for camping or simply having a picnic. You cannot miss some of the places that our collaborator Gerardo Ortiz visits and that you can check through our Instagram account.

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The University of California at Berkeley it will have a new college for the first time in 50 years. 

The regents of the University of California voted Thursday to establish the College of Computing, Data Science and Society to teach computing, data science and statistics to help solve some of society's problems. 

The establishment of the new college comes after the creation of the Goldman School of Public Policy in 1969. A year before that, university officials established the UC Berkeley school of journalism.

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Canopy, a non-profit organization in the Bay Area, wants historically disadvantaged neighborhoods to have more tree cover to protect the area and everyone who lives in it, so it has organized a meeting in Redwood City to find a solution. to the lack of trees.

And it is that, various vulnerable cities in the area suffer from less tree cover compared to more prosperous areas, which causes poor air and water quality, as well as a greater risk of heat, noise and flooding.

In response to this critical challenge, Canopy, which is dedicated to urban forestry, is addressing the issue and promoting tree cover equity in San Mateo County.

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A carambola of vehicles caused the closure of all lanes of the US 101 freeway in Sunnyvale on Monday, May 22, in which three people died and five more were injured.

Nearly nine hours after the accident, the lanes were reopened to traffic.

The chain reaction collision was reported around 12:30 a.m. on the northbound 101 Freeway, just south of Fair Oaks Avenue. The California Highway Patrol said the crash started when a Ford pickup truck traveling toward The northbound hit the center divider and came to a stop, blocking some northbound lanes. Other cars then hit the van and also stopped in the lanes going the same direction.

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Two minors were injured during the past weekend, a minor was shot and another was stabbed in Redwood City, so the City Police Department is already investigating what happened.

On May 21 at around 8:10 p.m., the Redwood City Police Department responded to a report of a subject being shot downtown near 750 Marshall Street. 

At the scene, two minors were located with serious but not life-threatening injuries.

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This past Sunday, May 21, community groups and runners gathered at San Mateo's Seal Point Park for Mental Health Matters, a community event sponsored by Star Vista and the San Mateo Police Activities League. ?PAL, for its acronym in English? to raise awareness about mental health and wellness resources.

The 5K was just one part of this community event that also featured yoga sessions, self-care activities, the art of wellness, service dogs, and a community partner fair.  

Before and after the race, more than 30 community partners hosted information tables, demonstrations, activities and giveaways, all focused on promoting health, mental health and wellness.

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With flowers, songs, stories and remembering some of the acts that took the lives of migrants who were looking for the "American dream" and who fell on their way to the US, leaders of local organizations carried out a protest act in who defended the right to asylum.

Thus, on the afternoon of this Tuesday, May 23, the memory of the migrants who fell on their route was honored, this during the event "The border is here, stop the militarization of the border"? which took place at the Medicine for Nightmares bookstore in San Francisco, California.

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To start with the Pride month celebrations in Redwood City, the city will have the raising of the Rainbow Flag, which is a symbol of the fight for LGBTTTIQ+ rights and which seeks to make visible each of the groups that represent it.

Join the celebration this Wednesday, May 31 at 5:30 p.m. at Courthouse Plaza, located at 2200 Broadway Street in Redwood City.

The welcome and opening remarks will be given by Mayor Jeff Gee and Dana Johnson, LGBTQ+ Commissioner, Co-Chair of the PRIDE Initiative and Board Member of the CoastPride Center for San Mateo County, who will share their thoughts on this iconic celebration.

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The National Football League ?NFL, for its acronym in English? announced that the LX edition of the Super Bowl will take place in the San Francisco Bay Area in 2026, with the long-awaited game taking place at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara County.

The announcement was made this week at the NFL Spring League Meeting in Minneapolis, following a review of the proposal by the Main Events and Fan Engagement Advisory Committee and a vote by all owners.

Super Bowl LX comes exactly 10 years after Levi's Stadium hosted Super Bowl 50 in 2016 and will be the second played at the stadium since it opened in 2014. 

According to an independent study, Super Bowl 50 generated nearly $250 million for the Bay Area economy.

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The Redwood City Police Department ?RCPD, for its acronym in English? will carry out a "Seat Belt Operation" to verify and enforce that vehicle drivers and passengers comply with its use.

The operation that will take place on June 1 and 2 in the city will also include drivers who do not secure children in child safety seats.

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The Board of Supervisors will take a hard look at the harm of opioids and fentanyl in San Mateo County through a special study session this coming May 30.

County Health will lead the study session titled "The Opioid and Fentanyl Crisis in San Mateo County: An Overview," which will examine the evolution and scope of the opioid crisis locally.

The analysis will also share the perspective of a recovering patient, noting what is working and where the gaps lie in order to recommend actions.

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The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to recognize June 2 as National Gun Violence Awareness Day as firearms have become the leading cause of death among children. and adolescents in the United States.

In light of this, residents have been encouraged to "honor those whose lives are cut short and the countless survivors who are injured by shootings every day," according to the proclamation presented by Supervisor Dave Pine, Chairman of the Board of Supervisors, and the supervisor ??Noelia Corzo.

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 San Jose Unified School District Parents ? SJUSD? They are terrified after the arrest of several students who brought weapons to school and who, through social media, made threats of shootings at local schools.

At a late-night safety meeting at Herbert Hoover High School Wednesday, distraught parents rallied to demand immediate action and transparency from the school district. 

They also want the district to provide more emotional support to students and teachers following school threats and firearms incidents. The school district invited the Lincoln, Hoover, Willow Glen Middle, and Willow Glen High school communities to attend.

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