Real faces of foster care

12/4/2010 - Real faces of foster care  By Emily DeRuy  San Mateo Daily Journal    The caption beside the picture of a smiling boy wearing a sports jersey describes a 12-year-old  with a passion for basketball and cooking. It also illustrates that the boy hopes, one day, to be  adopted by a family that can provide him with unconditional love and support.    The photograph, along with approximately 70 other images, is part of the fourth annual Bay Area 

Bay Area air board approves guidelines to limit greenhouse gases from development

6/2/2010 -- Bay Area air board approves guidelines to limit greenhouse gases from development  By Denis Cuff  Contra Costa Times    SAN JOSE — The Bay Area's air pollution board on Wednesday adopted the nation's  most far-reaching local development review guidelines aimed at limiting greenhouse  gases and toxic air contaminants.    Planning for new Bay Area houses, apartments, gas stations, sports arenas, chemical 

Peninsula committee launches health reform outreach

9/5/2010 -- Peninsula committee launches health reform outreach  By: Shaun Bishop  Examiner Staff Writer    A group charged with helping implement the federal health care reform legislation in San  Mateo County is launching a new effort to educate local residents about how the  landmark bill affects them.    An initial sign of the work of the Community Health Reform Advocacy Committee, 

Controller Releases Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Controller Tom Huening released the San Mateo County Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2010. The CAFR contains the County’s audited financial statements and other financial information. It also contains information about the local economy, the structure of the County government, the County’s future financial plans, the County’s financial policies, and significant County projects.

San Mateo County Controller Releases Popular Annual Financial Report (PAFR) for Fiscal Year End June 30, 2010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Controller Tom Huening has released Financial Highlights, the San Mateo County Popular Annual Financial Report (PAFR) for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2010. Financial Highlights summarizes the essential information contained in the County’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR).

Hillsborough Celebrates 100th Birthday

5/6/2010 - Hillsborough Celebrates 100th Birthday  By Bill Silverfarb  San Mateo Daily Journal    The sun shined on Hillsborough yesterday as the town’s residents celebrated its 100th birthday in  style with about 500 people packed between Town Hall and the newly-dedicated Centennial Park  on Floribunda Avenue.      Two bands, a barbershop quartet, women dressed in period costumes and seven former mayors  were on hand for the event as Mayor Christine Krolik served as t

Report: County getting greener

4/30/2010 - Report: County getting greener  By Bill Silverfarb  San Mateo Daily Journal    Green building construction in San Mateo County has increased almost six fold since 2005,  according to the 2010 Indicators for a Sustainable San Mateo County report card, released  yesterday.      At least five cities and the county now require new projects and renovations meet certain green 

Local plan for health care expansion set aside

4/23/2010 - Local plan for health care expansion set aside  By Shaun Bishop  The Daily News    Following the passage of federal health care reform, a coalition of San Mateo County  leaders shelved an ambitious plan to expand health care coverage to thousands of  uninsured Peninsula residents.    The members of the Blue Ribbon Task Force on Adult Healthcare Coverage Expansion 

Streets of San Mateo County to come alive on Sunday

4/9/2010 -- Streets of San Mateo County to come alive on Sunday  Elizabeth Pfeffer  For the San Mateo County Times    Taking cars off the streets and putting people on them is the goal of a new program  launching in San Mateo County this weekend.    The Streets Alive program is following the path of San Francisco and dozens of other  cities around the country that are closing streets and heavily trafficked areas to promote