Inspiring tomorrow’s leaders: Sheryl Sandberg, officials welcome Redwood City charter school September 18, 2015, 05:00 AM By Austin Walsh Daily Journal

Redwood City students who stand to be the innovators and world leaders of the next generation had a brush with an archetype of success when they were addressed by technology heroine Sheryl Sandberg.

Sandberg, the chief operating officer of Facebook, spoke before a packed gymnasium Thursday, Sept. 17, at John F. Kennedy Middle School in Redwood City during an event recognizing…

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Editorial: Aguirre, Bain, Foust and Masur for Redwood City Council September 18, 2015, 05:00 AM Editorial

There’s been a lot of change in Redwood City the past few years and it’s a direct result of market timing. Members of the City Council had no idea that an ambitious plan that was supposed to take 20 years would manifest so quickly, but that is exactly what happened with the Downtown Precise Plan. The plan was completed just as market conditions were ready. That seldom happens when it comes to city planning.

While the growing pains have been acute, there is an argument…


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Assemblyman Honors Mayor as ‘Woman of the Year’

She’s a Cañada College professor, a former Redwood City School Board member, a board member for seven non-profits, and Redwood City’s first Latina mayor. Alicia Aguirre has served the community with the dedication and stamina of a dozen women combined, earning her the State Assembly 21st District’s “Woman of the Year” Award, given by Assemblymember Rich Gordon (D-Menlo Park)… Read on

Assemblyman Gordon honors Redwood City Mayor Alicia Aguirre as 2012 Woman of the Year

(SACRAMENTO) – Assemblyman Rich Gordon (Menlo Park) announced he will honor Redwood City Mayor Alicia Aguirre as the 2012 Woman of the Year for the 21st Assembly District on March 26th.

“The Bay Area at-large has benefited from Alicia’s tireless involvement in all dimensions of Redwood City,” said Assemblyman Rich Gordon. “Her wit, intelligence, and sincere nature make her a stand-out public servant and community member.”

Aguirre has severed on the Redwood City Council since November 2005 and was previously on the Redwood City Elementary School Board. She is involved in the Redwood City Libraries Foundation, Shelter Network Board, Hispanos Unidos, Youth Latino Leaders, among other organizations. Additionally, Aguirre is Redwood City’s first Latina Mayor.

“There is no denying that Alicia has helped pave the way for Latina women seeking public office,” said Gordon.

In response to the announcement, Aguirre stated, “This award is one of the most important awards I have ever received. I am very honored to have been selected especially from Assemblyman Rich Gordon, someone who I highly respect for his integrity and hard work.”

WHAT: State Assembly Woman of the Year Celebration

WHO: Assemblyman Rich Gordon honors Redwood City Mayor Alicia Aguirre

WHEN: 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Monday, March 26, 2012

WHERE: State Capitol, Assembly Floor

Woman of the Year Press Release (Word doc)

A Strong Community

In this episode of Being the Difference we start off with an exclusive interview with the mayor of Redwood City, Alicia Aguirre. Then, we go visit the Redwood City library, where members of the Redwood City Young Dreamer Network are tutoring young students in their community.