Health care district’s role now ‘transitional’

A local commission on Wednesday voted to change the Sequoia and Peninsula health care district sphere of influence to “transitional,” setting the stage for talks on how the district can do more to meet the needs of the county’s most needy.

The “transitional” designation could allow for the expansion countywide, consolidation or elimination of the two districts that donate millions of dollars each year to local clinics and nonprofits for health care. Local Agency Formation Commission members said it was time for the district to evolve and take on a new role.

REDWOOD CITY

Program lets students take college, high school classes

Most high school seniors would be satisfied just to graduate with a respectable grade point average this spring. But Betsy Sachs, 17, will be picking up not only a diploma from Menlo-Atherton High School but also an associate’s degree from Cañada College.

In her junior year, Sachs transferred to the Cañada Middle College High School Program. She took high school and college classes at the same time at no cost to her.

Cañada will hold a meeting on the program May 24, at 7 p.m. in the Sequoia Union High School Board Room.

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO

Armed robber sought after convenience store heist

A man with a shirtpulled over his face robbed a convenience store on the 3900 block of Callan Boulevard on Tuesday night, escaping with an unknown amount of cash.

The man, described as a black male, 20 years old, 6 feet 2 inches tall and 185 pounds, pointed a handgun at the clerk’s head before fleeing on foot. He was wearing khaki pants, a white T-shirt and a black baseball hat. Those with information should call police at (650) 877-8900.

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