For Special Olympics, police will wait tables 

Redwood City Police Department officers will be waiting tables this weekend at a popular restaurant to benefit the Special Olympics of Northern California.

Officers will pitch in to help the staff at Stacks restaurant Friday from 7:30 to 11 a.m. After their shifts, they will contribute all their tips to the Special Olympics. During the event, dubbed Tip-a-Cop, officers will share information about Special Olympics.

Stacks is located at 314 El Camino Real in Redwood City.


City accepting applications for boards and commissions

With a number of vacancies on its commissions, the city needs residents to fill those positions and serve the community. There are spots available on the city’s Arts; Community Preservation; Parks and Recreation; Planning; and Sister City Commissions. Spaces are available also on the Downtown Process; Senior Advisory; and Youth Advisory Committees.

Information on all of these groups is available at City Hall, and applications should be completed and returned to the city clerk at 621 Magnolia Ave. Applications can be downloaded at; residents have until May 22 to apply.


Schools named ‘high performing, high poverty’

Nine San Mateo County schools were named by the California Department of Education "high performing, high poverty" schools when the Academic Performance Index scores were released Tuesday.

The schools include Panorama Elementary; El Granada Elementary; M. Pauline Brown Elementary; George Washington Elementary; East Palo Alto Charter School; Adelante Spanish Immersion School; Sequoia High; Spruce Elementary; and Sunshine Gardens Elementary.

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