Lorena Thompson's Legacy

When Lorena Thompson left her house the day after Halloween, she gave her young son and daughter each a kiss. “She loved us, and we knew we were loved,” said her daughter, Deborah Kemper. “That was really key for me growing up because I was angry after she was murdered, and I could have taken a bad turn in life.”

Board of Supervisors to Review Flood Park Phase 1 Plans, Dec 13

Phase 1 plans will be presented to the Board of Supervisors at their Dec 13 meeting. Learn how to attend the board meeting in person or by teleconference.

New Park Pass and Camping Fees Approved by Board Begin Jan 2023

At the November 15, 2022 Board of Supervisors meeting, the Board accepted recommendations from its ad hoc subcommittee including rate changes for the annual park pass and tent and trailer camping fees for the 2023 camping season.

Fall/Winter Closures on Crystal Springs Regional Trail

Portions of the San Andreas segment of Crystal Springs Regional Trail will be closed through late February 2023.

San Mateo County Parks Plans for Future of Pescadero Creek Park

The Climate and Habitat Resiliency Plan for Pescadero Creek Park will be presented to the Board of Supervisors on December 6 for review.

Gun Buyback: Give the Gift of Safety this Holiday Season

Redwood City – The County of San Mateo and its partners are holding a gun buyback on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022. The event will be held at 1000 Skyway Road in San Carlos from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Participants must transport firearms unloaded in a vehicle trunk or, for trucks and vans, in a locked container.

Residents Urged to Sign Up for New SMC Alert System

Redwood City — Thanks to an improved emergency alert and warning system, those who live and work in San Mateo County can now get messages via text, email and voice that include maps, images and multiple languages.

Draft Plan Charts Course for Locating New and Protecting Existing Housing

Redwood City — As the Peninsula faces an acute housing shortage, the County of San Mateo is exploring where to plan for growth and ways to expand and protect the supply of affordable housing into the next decade. The final plan will help shape the region’s future: communities that long relied on relatively affordable housing to draw new residents who fueled job and economic growth can no longer count on that advantage.

Pescadero Creek & Sam McDonald Parks Single-Track Trails Closed to Equestrians

Single-track trails in Sam McDonald Park and Pescadero Creek Park are currently closed to equestrians for winter. Fire roads remain open.

County Launches Effort to Expand Parks Access

The Board of Supervisors has voted to provide an annual County Parks pass to individuals and families with low incomes.

County Launches Effort to Expand Parks Access

Redwood City — The Board of Supervisors today voted to provide an annual County Parks pass to individuals and families with low incomes. The 5-0 vote will ensure all residents regardless of means have access to all County Parks.