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Summary of local news from August 22 to August 27

local news from august 22 to 27
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The penultimate week of August is gone, the kids are back to school and there is a lot of news in San Mateo County and surrounding cities, if you want to stay up to date, these are the local news from August 22-27 that you need to know.

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Get your gloves, buckets and reusable water bottles ready! because San Mateo County is looking for volunteers for Coastal Cleanup Day 2022 to be held this September 17 from 9 a.m. to noon.

San Mateo County will host more than 50 cleanup sites led by space captains with thousands of volunteers gathered in groups to remove trash before it breaks into smaller pieces, harms wildlife, or ends up in our waterways.

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Last Wednesday, Casa Circulo Cultural inaugurated the "Plaza Comunitaria" program, a program sponsored by Mexico's National Institute of Adult Education (INEA), which seeks to help Spanish-speaking immigrant youth over the age of 15 and adults to begin or complete their primary or secondary education in Spanish.

The "Plaza Comunitaria" program was inaugurated at Casa Círculo Cultural, which gives young people and adults the opportunity to continue their education in Spanish. Photo: P360P

In addition to literacy, the program offers the opportunity to access technological resources and job training and preparation for the General Education Development Test.

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With the donation of two fire trucks belonging to the Redwood City Fire Department to the city of Colima, Mexico, the brotherhood between these two cities, which dates back to 1998, was resumed and strengthened. 

The event, co-organized by Redwood City International, took place at Redwood City Hall, where the mayors of these two sister cities pledged to strengthen ties in order to improve the living conditions of their residents.

Redwood City Mayor Giselle Hale and Colima, Mexico Mayor Margarita Moreno reaffirmed the sisterhood between the two cities. Photo: P360P

In addition to the trucks, Redwood City donated clothing and equipment for Colima's firefighters.

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San Mateo County has appointed Dr. Jei Africa as the new deputy director of the Human Services Agency to continue the work of providing assistance to those most in need in the area.

So the longtime health and behavioral health leader, both in San Mateo County and elsewhere, joined the Human Services Agency this week as its new deputy director to help people "thrive."

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The San Francisco Fire Department donated 12 Scott Air-Pak self-contained breathing apparatuses to the city of Colima, which will allow them to carry out searches and attack fires more safely.

This was part of a meeting between the cities of Redwood City and Colima, Mexico, and as part of the objective of the mayors of both cities to strengthen ties and improve the quality of life of their inhabitants.

It is worth noting that the sisterhood between these two cities dates back to 1998, however, the bond had been lost; so last Wednesday, August 25, in an event organized by Redwood City International, mayors Giselle Hale and Margarita Moreno committed to strengthen the ties between the two cities.

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Parents were notified via text message of a shooting in Hoover Park 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 Community Affairs is celebrating "Welcoming Week" 2022 to be held September 9-18, which is a campaign to showcase the movement of communities striving to be more welcoming places for all, including migrants. 

Launched in 2012 by "Welcoming America ?Welcome to America?" and its members in the United States, "Welcoming Week ?Welcoming Week?" is now a global movement that brings together communities and neighbors of all backgrounds to build strong connections and affirm the importance of inclusive places. 

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You may be interested in: Redwood City and Colima resume and strengthen relationship as sister cities

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