Pescadero Creek Park Trail Closures

The area south and west of the park, which was burned by the CZU Lightning Complex Fire, remains closed. Other trails remain closed due to storm damage.

Huddart Park Closures

Some trails remain closed due to damage from winter storms. Toyon Campground are closed and without water. Werder Playground is closed for construction.

Statement on Proposed Decision to Deny AT&T’s “dangerous application” to End Landline Telephone Service

Redwood City – San Mateo County officials hailed the proposed decision issued Friday by a California Public Utilities Commission Administrative Law Judge to reject a proposal by AT&T that that judge says could threaten vulnerable residents during wildfires and other emergencies.

San Mateo County Encourages Residents to Learn More About CalFresh and Apply for Food Assistance

Redwood City – Did you know that thousands of San Mateo County residents could receive help putting nutritious food on the table but haven’t applied for assistance? To get the word out, County officials are expanding efforts to raise awareness and dispel myths about CalFresh, which helps low-income households increase their food-buying power to meet their household’s nutritional needs.

Supervisors Approve Nearly $6 Million for Farm Labor Housing

Redwood City – A campaign to build safe and affordable housing for coastal farmworkers got a nearly $6 million boost today. San Mateo County supervisors voted 5-0 to allocate $5,999,360 towards buying and installing 47 manufactured homes for farmworkers and their families, including 19 households displaced after the Jan. 23, 2023, mass shooting. The homes will be located on five acres about a mile from downtown Half Moon Bay just south of Highway 1.

Supervisors Approve Racial and Social Equity Ordinance, Vote to Make Concrete Changes From Within

Redwood City – San Mateo County supervisors today approved an ordinance to promote racial and social equity in delivering public services and within the organization.

County to Host Listening Sessions for Implementation of Senate Bill 43

Redwood City – San Mateo County is soliciting input and collaboration for implementation of California Senate Bill 43, which makes significant changes to the Lanterman-Petris-Short Act – a law governing involuntary detention, treatment and conservatorship of people with behavioral health conditions.

May Mental Health Month Promotes Connection as Key to Well Being

Redwood City – As May 1 kicks off Mental Health Month, Behavioral Health and Recovery Services (BHRS) invites residents to a series of free events and to learn about ways to cope with stress, anxiety, loneliness and more. The theme for 2024 May Mental Health Month is Heal Through Connection #SMCAgainstLoneliness.

One year later – how the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office is going beyond the call to help incarcerated persons overcome addiction, mental illness

The San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office operates two correctional facilities – the Maguire Correctional Facility and the Maple Street Correctional Center. Over the past several years, the number of incarcerated persons with addiction and mental illness in the Office’s care has increased.

As Federal Support Dips, Local Funds Support Affordable Housing, Ending Homelessness

Redwood City – As home prices and rents have shot up – and homelessness is at “crisis” levels in California – federal support for local housing assistance and homelessness prevention is at a 30-year low. 

Flood Park Playground Survey Closes on Monday, April 22

If you haven’t yet taken the survey to help create a new Flood Park Playground, you’re not too late. The survey will close on Monday, April 22.