Supes Focus On Tourism Industry

11/2/2011--Supes Focus On Tourism Industry  Hotels, golf tournaments and yacht races all part of how San  Mateo County can crawl out of deficit, say local biz reps.  By Austin Walsh  Redwood City Patch    The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday afternoon considered  constructing hotels, capitalizing on upcoming local sporting events, and otherwise  marketing the county as a desirable location for business to improve the county's 

San Mateo County to reap benefits from America's Cup races, official says

11/1/2011--San Mateo County to reap benefits from America's Cup races, official says  By Bonnie Eslinger  The Daily News    When the America's Cup races sail into San Francisco in 2012 and 2013 they will deliver  $1.4 billion in economic benefits to the Bay Area, San Mateo County Supervisors were  told Tuesday.    Adam Van De Water, San Francisco's assistant project director for the 34th America's 

County grants $100K to afterschool tech programs

9/21/2011--County grants $100K to afterschool tech programs San Mateo Daily Journal Staff Report   San Mateo County, the Board of Supervisors and Workforce Development Services, a division of the Human Services Agency, have granted $100,000 in funding to local cities to support after-school technology programs for elementary and middle-school students. “This funding is critically important,” said Carole Groom, board president and co-chair of

San Mateo County may jump on plastic bag ban bandwagon

9/9/2011 -- San Mateo County may jump on plastic bag ban bandwagon    By Bonnie Eslinger  Palo Alto Daily News    San Mateo County could become the latest local government to declare certain plastic  bags evil and ban their use at all retail stories in unincorporated communities.    The Board of Supervisors will hold a meeting Sept. 27 to gather public comment about 

Conference in San Mateo explores youth issues

4/1/2011--Conference in San Mateo explores youth issues  By Elizabeth Pfeffer  San Mateo County Times    Today's kindergartners will be out of high school in 15 years, and it's anyone's guess what  they will become. But whether they're healthy, happy and educated shouldn't be a  question.    That's the idea behind "Destination 2025: Mapping the Course of our Kids," the inaugural 

Water supply fix under way

3/31/2011--Water supply fix under way  By Bill Silverfarb  San Mateo Daily Journal    The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission launched a $320 million public works  project yesterday to improve the water delivery system from Hetch Hetch to the Bay  Area. The outlet tower water officials stood on yesterday will eventually be demolished  and submerged under the water line.    A massive $320 million public works project is launching in San Mateo County to 

Police Fundraiser Draws Crowd

3/28/2011--Police Fundraiser Draws Crowd  By Nicole Baldocchi  San Mateo Patch    The San Mateo Police Officers’ Association held its second annual crab feed Friday at  the Elks Lodge to help fund its own programs as well as the charities to which it  contributes.    “My interest was to get out to the public more,” said Jeanine Luna, secretary on the  association’s board of directors and chief organizer of the event. “It’s only our second 

San Mateo County gives Human Services $3.7M

3/24/2011--San Mateo County gives Human Services $3.7M  By Michelle Durand  San Mateo Daily Journal    The $3.7 million given to the Human Services Agency yesterday by county supervisors  means more needy residents will receive timely help with food, shelter and health care,  say officials of the department who’ve been trying to manage growing caseloads with  fewer available dollars.   

Amid fight over local-hire, Peninsula supervisor wants discussion

2/12/2011--Amid fight over local-hire, Peninsula supervisor wants discussion  By Shaun Bishop  The Examiner    Several dozen construction workers and local elected leaders flanked Assemblyman Jerry  Hill, D-San Mateo, Friday as he introduced a new bill that would scale back the local  hiring legislation, requiring contractors to hire city residents to work on public projects.   

Hundreds Gather To Ride The Freedom Train On MLK Day

1/17/2011 -- Hundreds Gather To Ride The Freedom Train On MLK Day  San Mateo is flooded with supporters of Dr. Martin Luther King.  By Kenny Porpora  Millbrae Patch    Hundreds gathered on this foggy morning outside the San Mateo Train Station to  celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with the 12th Annual ride on the Freedom Train.     “His message came from the heart,” said Pat Barber, 70, of Burlingame of Dr. King’s 

Carole Groom chosen as president of San Mateo County supervisors

1/11/2011 -- Carole Groom chosen as president of San Mateo County supervisors By Bonnie Eslinger The Daily News   Newly appointed San Mateo County Board of Supervisors President Carole Groom said Tuesday she believes the county will "get through these tough times and we'll be a better county because of it."   Groom was selected by her colleagues for the top post at a special evening meeting that