Hundreds Turn Up for Coastal Cleanup

September 19, 2009 - Hundreds Turn Up for Coastal Cleanup   By Margie Shafer, KCBS News     At Ryder Park in San Mateo, the volunteers arrived early, including San Mateo County Supervisor Carole Groom.   "A bunch of us started at 7:30, and we walked clear down to the end. There's six of us and we just turned in six bags over in the dumpsters," Groom said.   KCBS' Margie Shafer Reports  

Satellite wager sites yanked

August 18, 2009 - Satellite wager sites yanked By Michelle Durand, The Daily Journal     Golden Gate Fields withdrew its applications for two mini-satellite wagering sites in the city of San Francisco but San Mateo County officials say the battle to prevent illegal competition with the Jockey Club continues.  

Supervisor Carole Groom recognizes Project Read volunteers

August 4, 2009 - Supervisor Carole Groom recognizes Project Read volunteers     Redwood City - Supervisor Carole Groom recognized Project Read Director Kathy Endaya and Tutor Trainers Jane Weidman and Patricia Benner at the Board of Supervisors meeting on August 4, 2009.  

Supervisor Carole Groom presents awards to volunteers of Family Service Agency of San Mateo County

July 29, 2009 - Supervisor Carole Groom presents awards to volunteers of Family Service Agency of San Mateo County     Redwood City - Supervisor Carole Groom attended the Family Service Agency of San Mateo County Senior Peer Counseling Recognition event on July 29, 2009 to honor the commitment of five volunteers.  

Controller Releases Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR)

For Immediate Release By Al Bito, Interim Administrative Services Manager (650) 599-1080

Controller Wins Award for Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Government Finance Officers Association awarded a "Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting" to San Mateo County Controller Tom Huening for  the 2008-09 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR). This is the 10th consecutive year that the County has received this prestigious award.

Supervisor Carole Groom speaks at World Environment Day

June 5, 2009 - Supervisor Carole Groom speaks at World Environment Day     Redwood City - Supervisor Carole Groom celebrated the United Nations' World Environment Day in Redwood City by helping Redwood City Mayor Rosanne Faust break a pinata in honor of launching the Redwood City Verde program.   Redwood City Verde is a new program, consisting of projects, events, tools and ideas that will make it easy to be Green in Redwood City.  

Census: fewer homeless on San Mateo County streets

May 20, 2009 - Census: fewer homeless on San Mateo County streets By Shaun Bishop, Daily News Staff Writer     There are fewer people living on San Mateo County 's streets this year compared to two years ago, according to data released Wednesday from the county's biennial census of homeless people.   In the one-day tally conducted earlier this year, officials found a total of 1,796 homeless people, down 13 percent from the 2,064 people found during the 2007 count.  

Supervisor Groom recognizes May 30-31, 2009 as Maker's Weekend

May 19, 2009 - Supervisor Groom recognizes May 30-31, 2009 as Maker's Weekend     Redwood City - At the May 19th Board of Supervisors meeting, Supervisor Groom announced the weekend of May 30-31, 2009 as officially Maker's Weekend to welcome the national Maker Faire festival that started in San Mateo in 2006. The festival recognizes the Do-It-Yourself, innovative and creative spirit that is recognized nationwide, and deeply rooted in Silicon Valley.    

Supervisor Carole Groom celebrates the re-opening of the Vendome Hotel

May 12, 2009 - Supervisor Carole Groom celebrates the re-opening of the Vendome Hotel SAN MATEO - Supervisor Carole Groom celebrated the renovation of the 110-year-old Vendome Hotel in downtown San Mateo on May 12, 2009, in the thick of the Housing Leadership Councils' Affordable Housing Week.  

Recession affects health care effort

2/21/2009 - Recession affects health care effort By Shaun Bishop Redwood City Daily News   Even before the national economy took a nosedive, San Mateo County leaders faced a daunting task in convincing local businesses to help fund a plan to extend health care coverage for up to 44,000 uninsured adults.  

Groom becomes supervisor in year of challenges

1/7/2009 - Groom becomes supervisor in year of challenges By Shaun Bishop Redwood City Daily News   A new San Mateo County supervisor took the oath of office Tuesday night as her colleagues predicted a grim budget outlook will headline the county's challenges in 2009.