County grants $100K to afterschool tech programs

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

San Mateo County may jump on plastic bag ban bandwagon

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