One Day Count Shows Rise in Homeless Population, Need to Continue Shelter, Housing and Service Expansion

Providing shelter and affordable housing, health, and mental health services are keys to ending homelessness Redwood City – County Executive Officer Mike Callagy today announced to a virtual gathering of community leaders that a one-day count found 1,808 people experiencing homelessness in San Mateo County.

Bay Area Health Officials Share Guidance to Navigate the U.S.’ Infant Formula Shortage

There continues to be a shortage of infant formula nationwide due to supply chain issues and a recall of infant formula due to bacterial contamination in the Abbott manufacturing plant in Michigan. The federal government is currently working on strategies to increase production of formula and help families access existing stock. Compared to other states California is faring better, but the shortages are still of concern. 

People v. Anthony Quinnine

On May 19, 2022, after a day of deliberation, a jury convicted Defendant Anthony Quinnine of three felony counts including theft from an elder and extortion.

San Mateo County Supervisors Adopt Resolution Affirming Support for Women’s Reproductive Rights

Supervisors Dave Pine and Warren Slocum Commit San Mateo County to a Plan of Action to Support Planned Parenthood REDWOOD CITY – Today, the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors adopted a resolution affirming San Mateo County’s unwavering support for women’s reproductive freedom and healthcare policy.

San Mateo County Supervisors Call for Action Plan and Introduce Resolution Supporting Women’s Reproductive Rights

Leaked U. S. Supreme Court draft opinion spurs call to action Redwood City – Two San Mateo County Supervisors today introduced a resolution pledging the “unwavering support” of the County for “a woman’s freedom” to make her own reproductive choices.

Bay Area Health Officers Urge Public to Take Precautions as COVID Levels Rise

Twelve Bay Area health officers are stressing the importance of taking safety precautions, including continued masking indoors, as the region experiences a new swell of COVID cases and hospitalizations. The Bay Area now has California’s highest COVID infection rates. The current wave is fueled by highly contagious Omicron subvariants. Bay Area counties are seeing increases in reported cases, levels of virus in sewer sheds, and hospitalizations. Actual case rates are higher than those reported because of widespread use of home tests.

Hemp Farm Owner Sentenced for Theft of Labor, Tax Evasion and Failure to Maintain Workers’ Compensation Insurance

The San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office announced that defendant David Wayne Jenkins was sentenced today after a plea of no contest to charges related to his failure to pay farm workers during December 2020 and January 2021, at the hemp farm he was operating in Half Moon Bay. The defendant also pled no contest to charges that he failed to transmit taxes withheld from his employees’ wages and failed to maintain a workers’ compensation insurance policy.

San Mateo County Mayors Launch Mental Health First Aid Training

Board of Supervisors provides funding to help mayors raise mental health awareness, increase access to services Redwood City – Cities across San Mateo County are launching a program aimed at training residents to help others who may be experiencing a mental health crisis. The program – Mental Health First Aid Training – prepares community members to intervene early and assist other adults or youth experiencing a mental health challenge or crisis.

People v. Atonio Finauhuia William Finau

People v. Atonio Finauhuia William Finau On April 27, 2022, after less than 2 hours of deliberations, a jury convicted Defendant Atonio Finauhuia William Finau of five felony counts including robbery, commercial burglary and recklessly evading a police officer.

Board of Supervisors to Welcome Back In-Person Meetings

Residents will continue to have option for Zoom participation Redwood City — Beginning May 3, the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors will welcome the public back to its chambers in a limited capacity while still accommodating participation virtually.

RFP: Security Systems Maintenance and Support Services

The San Mateo County Probation Department seeks qualified applicants who can provide comprehensive security systems maintenance and support services at the Youth Services Center (YSC) Juvenile Hall and Camp Kemp facilities located in San Mateo. Services include: maintaining door locks, duress buttons, central control software, security camera hardware and software, and media storage.

County of San Mateo, Nine Cities Sue Monsanto for PCB Pollution Costs

Redwood City – The County of San Mateo and nine of its cities and towns filed suit Thursday to hold Monsanto Corporation accountable for the massive costs they are incurring to remove polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) contamination from their jurisdictions and the San Francisco Bay.