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.”

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.

RFP: Youth Activities and Mental Health Services

The San Mateo County Probation Department seeks qualified providers of programs and services for youth in custody at the Youth Services Center-Juvenile Hall and/or Camp Kemp, as well as those who have been released back to their communities.

RFP: Youth and Family Programs

The San Mateo County Probation Department seeks qualified providers of community-based youth and family programs for juvenile probationers and at-risk youth.

County Executive Mike Callagy Unveils a Final Budget Focusing on Economic Recovery, Equity

Redwood City – County Executive Mike Callagy today released a final budget proposal that focuses on long-term goals: ending homelessness, advancing an equity-based COVID-19 economic recovery; and creating modern and efficient public buildings.

Resources Developed & Provided by Pride Center - Summer 2022

The San Mateo County Pride Center has been working hard to develop resources for the LGBTQ+ community and our allies/advocates. If it's not a training or community gathering, the Pride Center has clinical services and peer groups to offer. It has also mobilized its many years of relationships and partnerships to develop helpful guides and information that are super easy to access and download.

History Comes Alive at Tanforan Memorial in San Bruno

San Bruno -- A decade-long effort to tell the story of 8,000 Bay Area residents of Japanese ancestry who were incarcerated during World War II at the site of what is now the Tanforan shopping center in San Bruno is now reality.

Building for the Future; A Break from the Past

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Oriental Fruit Fly Find - San Mateo County

On June 30, 2022 the San Mateo County Agriculture Department pest detection team found a single Oriental fruit fly (Bactrocera dorsalis) in a baited trap in Menlo Park. The team followed up with a delimitation survey that includes 40 traps within one square mile of the find. This is in addition to 80 existing traps within the 8 square miles surrounding the find. No new Oriental fruit flies have been detected. Oriental fruit flies are an invasive pest native to southern Asia, that has become established in Hawaii.

Healing By Design: A New Era in Treating Mental Illness Takes Shape Among Oaks, Woodlands

Redwood City – A campus that will transform the treatment of San Mateo County’s most vulnerable mentally ill residents is taking shape. The 121-bed Cordilleras mental health campus will replace a drab concrete facility that opened during the Truman Administration as a tuberculosis ward and transitioned to a mental health treatment center more than four decades ago.

Pandemic Recovery for All: Support for Employers, Aid for Individuals and Families Tops $250 Million

Redwood City – From connecting students with teachers to helping small businesses stay afloat, the County of San Mateo’s efforts to provide local pandemic relief now tops $259 million.