Supervisor Groom Addresses "The Big Lift" on Peninsula Newsmakers

Did you know that more than four out of ten school children here in San Mateo County cannot read at grade level by the third grade?

San Mateo County officials recommend universal preschool

A Stanford study indicates spending money on early education reduces future public spending on social services.

‘The Big Lift’ unveiled Friday at meeting of county leaders

June 01, 2013, 05:00 AM Daily Journal Staff Report The Peninsula Partnership Leadership Council convened more than 100 county leaders in San Mateo Friday for a sneak preview of the group’s plan to improve reading proficiency rates of local third graders and to better prepare them to succeed in a global knowledge economy. The event was hosted by U.S. Rep. Jackie Speier, D-San Mateo, Emmett D. Carson, CEO and president of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, and Lenny Mendonca, director, McKinsey & Company.

County honored for plastic bag ban

5/6/2013--County honored for plastic bag ban  San Mateo Daily Journal    Save the Bay is honoring San Mateo County with its Clean Bay Award for taking charge in  drafting and implementing a plastic bag ban ordinance emulated by nearly all of its cities.    The award, which will be presented Tuesday to the Board of Supervisors by Save the Bay  Executive Director David Lewis, highlights an ordinance that underscores a regional approach is 

County Supe to Kick-Off Bike Rodeo at Barrett

5/8/2013--County Supe to Kick-Off Bike Rodeo at Barrett Streets Alive! Parks Alive! emphasizes the importance of parks and healthy activity.   By Joan S. Dentler Belmont Patch   Streets Alive! Parks Alive! Event activities are being celebrated in cities throughout San Mateo County and Belmont is no exception.   Children and families of San Mateo County are invited to get active and enjoy the outdoors from 10 am

Supervisors Find Rhyme and Reason for Poet Laureate

4/22/2013--Supervisors find rhyme and reason for poet laureate  By Michelle Durand  San Mateo Daily Journal    Two county supervisors say there is rhyme and reason for San Mateo County to name an  honorary poet laureate who will elevate the literary genre for residents, advocate the arts and  contribute to literacy.    “Poetry kind of gets a back seat,” said Supervisor Carole Groom who climbed on board with the 

The Rise of the ‘weaker sex’

3/18/2013 -- The rise of the ‘weaker sex’  By Sue Lempert  San Mateo Daily Journal      There has been much attention to the importance of women this year and this month. In the last  election, women were a significant factor in electing President Barack Obama. In 2016, Hillary  Clinton is a strong possibility to run for president. This month, PBS featured a program on  women’s changing lives and the impact on U.S. society over the past 50 years. Betty Friedan’s