CalTrain and SamTrans!

Kudos to CalTrain and SamTrans for providing safe and free transportation on New Years Eve to revelers who get caught up celebrating the New Year! Your open invitation to drivers and party goers alike to use mass transit, to give up the car keys, to be safe and worry free AND to travel for FREE on New Years Eve was magnanimous and smart.

County of San Mateo Names Long-Time Journalist Chief Communications Officer

The County of San Mateo has appointed Michelle Durand as Chief Communications Officer, County Manager John Maltbie announced Tuesday.

Farewell to Bob Adler - Outstanding Public Servant

On December 18, at the last regular meeting of 2014, our Board of Supervisors presented outgoing San Mateo County Controller Bob Adler, an excellent Controller, a longtime public servant in the finest sense of the word, and an all around great guy, with a resolution acknowledging his 19 years of outstanding service to the County as he will retire at the beginning of January. We will miss him!

Kaiser Permanente

On December 17th, Kaiser Permanente opened its newest hospital in the HMO chain right here in Redwood City. While we've been watching the progress of construction for a couple of years, the building is now ready to serve patients in the area. It's a major investment of time, money and expertise to open a new hospital - congratulations to all at Kaiser who helped achieve this accomplishment! As a patient, I am grateful for myself, my family, and the greater community...

Barry Jolette & The San Mateo Credit Union!

San Mateo Credit Union, under the leadership of President/CEO Barry Jolette has been providing generous support to the community of North Fair Oaks since 1999. The credit union provides not only monetary contributions but staff resources to the Sheriff’s Office Community Alliance to Revitalize Our Neighborhood (CARON) program, The NFO Community Festival, Art Contest, and the NFO Be Seen Keepin' it Clean event. They are ever present in the community's programs and festivities, giving freely of time, energy, ideas and financial support.

Health Care Enrollment Fair

Supervisor Dave Pine, the County of San Mateo and the City of South San Francisco are hosting a Community Health Fair on January 10, 2015 in South San Francisco to assist local residents in obtaining health insurance.

Local Coalition to Prevent Youth Substance Use in EPA Receives Major Federal Grant

The White House Drug Policy Office awards up to $125,000 per year for five years to the One East Palo Alto Community Based Partnership for the Prevention of Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs (also known as the East Palo Alto Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition (EPASAPC). Coalitions are comprised of community leaders, parents, youth, teachers, religious and fraternal organizations, health care and business professionals, law enforcement, and media.

Board of Supervisors Hold Workshop to Set Priorities for Fiscal Years 2015-17

On Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014, at 10 a.m. the Board of Supervisors will hold a workshop to set priorities for a two-year budget for Fiscal Years (FY) 2015-17, including the allocation of Measure A funds.