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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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