San Mateo County Launches Initiative to Improve Early Learning

San Mateo County Library and the LENA Research Foundation have announced an initiative to address the cycle of poverty by encouraging parents to increase the quantity and quality of language spoken with their children.

AG approves sale of hospitals: Kamala Harris’ decision requires Prime to operate five of the six for at least 10 years

The fate of Seton Medical Center in Daly City, one of the hospitals operated by the Daughters of Charity Health Systems, hangs in the balance with the Attorney General Kamala Harris' decision. Seton Medical Center has traditionally served those who are uninsured or under-insured and is an important link in the safety net and the provision of health care in San Mateo County.

New county program to fight truancy, lift graduation rates

Written by Elena Kadvany, published by Palo Alto Online on Sat. Feb. 21, 2015. Three-year grant to fund 'Students With Amazing Goal' launching this Spring! SWAG Program to serve 80 students in East Palo Alto and the Belle Haven neighborhood of Menlo Park. Using 10 program areas ranging from athletics to substance abuse to reduce the truancy rate by 75 percent for middle and high school students on probation, drop the rate among their non-probationary at-risk counterparts by 50 percent and see a 50 percent high school graduation rate among fifth-year seniors.

San Mateo County Board Of Supervisors Vote To Fund Study To Establish A Local Renewable Energy Agency

Today, the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors approved funding for a feasibility study as part of the process of creating a Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) agency in San Mateo County.

San Mateo County Supervisors to Consider Study for New Energy Purchasing Effort

San Mateo County Supervisors Dave Pine and Carole Groom will seek support for a county-sponsored feasibility study as the first step in the process of forming a local Community Choice Aggregation agency. (More)

County of San Mateo Board of Supervisors Still Setting Measure A Priorities, Creates Subcommittee

The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors at Tuesday’s priority-setting study session passed on accepting a recommendation that Measure A sales tax revenue be spent on new initiatives falling into one of five targeted areas, instead preferring to take a step back and review funding more holistically.

County Supervisors Approve $5 Million in Jail Safety Renovations and Upgrades

The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors on a 4-1 vote today approved approximately $5 million in safety renovations and upgrades at the Maguire Correctional Facility – changes that include an eventual move toward all-video visitation of inmates and alignment with the systems to be used at the soon-to-open new county jail.

San Mateo County Board of Supervisors to Set Measure A Priorities

With more than 300 requests seeking a portion of the county’s approximately $30 million in Measure A sales tax revenue available for new initiatives, the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday will discuss their funding priorities.

Grand (re)Opening of the David E. Lewis Reentry Center

Leaders from the City of East Palo Alto and the County of San Mateo along with about a 100 community leaders celebrated the Grand (re)Opening of the David E. Lewis Reentry Center. 

Superbowl 50 Fund Info

Superbowl 50 Fund is the signature philanthropic initiative of Super Bowl 50. Its goal is to help close the opportunity gap that exists for Bay Area children, youth and young adults living in low-income communities. Learn more about their plans to make a difference!