Housing

Riverside beefs up park security to address homelessness

In summary Responding to complaints about homelessness, Riverside is stepping up security across its parks. The police department will assign non-sworn officers, known as specialists, to help the homeless access mental health services. The program will cost $2.4 million the first year and $2 million in future years. Riverside parks will see more security next…

Woodside nears the end of $2M bridge project

A project this fall to reconstruct the aging Portola Road bridge in Woodside to make it safer is nearing completion.The construction of the new 81.5-foot-long by 30-foot-wide concrete bridge, located on Portola Road, about 3 miles south of central Woodside and 0.3 miles southeast of Woodside and La Honda roads, will cost about $1.97 million,…

Arts, TV, and Music

Hope 100 Golf Marathon sets fundraising record

Returning after a pandemic-induced hiatus in 2020, this year’s Hope 100 Golf Marathon last month raised a record amount — $155,217 — for Tri-Valley nonprofit Hope Hospice.The annual charity event, which saw 36 golfers play 100 holes in one day at The Club at Castlewood’s Valley Course on Sept. 13, is designed as a strenuous…