Lighting Upgrade in North Fair Oaks, Saves Money, Decreases CO2 Emissions

Energy-saving LED streetlights were recently installed in North Fair Oaks as part of the first phase of the PG&E Turnkey program in the Menlo Park Highway Lighting District. PG&E and the County’s Department of Public Works replaced the sodium vapor fixtures with more efficient LED streetlight fixtures that have important benefits, including saving money.

Margaret Lavin: StarVista CAHPP Program Turns One

We as a nation are still grappling with curtailing gun violence and understanding mental health disorders. Whatever your stance on gun control, we can all agree that it is critical to invest in mental health awareness. San Mateo County has done just that.

The Lights Are On!

Thanks to PG&E and our County's Public Works Department, energy-saving LED streetlights were recently installed in North Fair Oaks as part of the first phase of the PG&E Turnkey program in the Menlo Park Highway Lighting District...

Carolyn Livengood: Veterans tell stories of life after service at County of San Mateo 2014 Veterans Summit

A panel of veterans told their stories of life after service to 140 attendees at the County of San Mateo 2014 Veterans Summit, a gathering of veterans' stakeholders held at the Crowne Plaza Foster City to learn about the needs of veterans in our county.

San Mateo County Library Awarded a $175,000 Toyota Family Learning Grant

San Mateo County Library (SMCL) has begun implementing a model intergenerational learning program for families in the community with a three-year, $175,000 grant from Toyota and the National Center for Families Learning (NCFL). Only six organizations in the country were awarded Toyota Family Learning program grants this year.

California Coastal Commission pays first visit to San Mateo County

For the first time since its formation more than 40 years ago, the California Coastal Commission paid San Mateo County a visit to review project sites and see what Half Moon Bay, Princeton and Montara have to offer.

John Horgan: Warren Slocum is available for advice and consultation

While other counties have tight races that are still undecided as registrars are bogged down with the vote counting process, San Mateo County's elections have been seamless and straightforward.

Margaret Lavin: Recognizing Our Brave Men and Women Who Serve and Sacrifice

By Margaret Lavin San Mateo County Times     Through Operation Recognition, the San Mateo County Office of Education will award diplomas to San Mateo County veterans whose high school education was interrupted because of wartime circumstances. Five San Mateo County residents who served in the U.S. Armed Forces in World War II and the Korean War will be recognized at a ceremony held at 1 p.m. Nov. 12 at the San Mateo County Office of Education, 101 Twin Dolphin Drive, Redwood City.

Slow County Election Results to Continue Until at Least 2017

Josh Koehn of the San Jose Metro takes an in-depth look at the reasons for the slow vote count in Santa Clara County (the same conditions apply in other counties) and what it will take to make the process more efficient without sacrificing accuracy. He notes that election workers have been working 12 hour shifts every day last week to sort and count the 140,000 ballots on hand; meanwhile the Mayor's race continues to tighten.

Operation Recognition: Graduation 2014

I had the honor and distinct pleasure of participating in Operation Recognition, a special commencement program for veterans of the Korean War, World War II, and the Japanese Internment, whose high school education was interrupted due to wartime circumstances. San Mateo County Superintendent of Schools Anne Campbell...

Supporting veterans: Summit focuses on ways county officials can offer assistance

The San Mateo County Human Services Agency hosted the summit to assess the needs of veterans living in the county. With about 33,000 veterans living in San Mateo County, the summit also acted as a platform for attendees to also share their thoughts on what they need. “While the federal government provides health care and other services at the VA, we know there are unmet needs,” Supervisor Warren Slocum said. “It’s time to take stock, understand the gaps in care, and do right by the veterans in our local communities.”

County awards $31K to STEM projects

Eighteen San Mateo County teachers received $31,000 in innovation awards from the county fund for projects designed to teach science, technology, engineering and math skills. The STEM funding is an annual way the Board of Supervisors acknowledged student achievement and teacher excellence by offering a chance to use innovative approaches to education.