County of San Mateo Awarded $340,000 to Help Foster Youth With Housing Costs

Redwood City – The County of San Mateo has been awarded $340,677 to provide housing assistance to youth who are transitioning out of foster care and are experiencing or at risk of experiencing homelessness. The funding was awarded through the federal Housing and Urban Development’s Foster Youth to Independence Initiative.

Trail Closures in San Pedro Valley Park, September 15-28

Trail closures are planned in San Pedro Valley Park, September 15–29, for invasive species control and culvert replacement projects.

SMC Parks Off-Leash Dog Pilot Program Data

View monitoring data for our Off-Leash Dog Pilot Program at Pillar Point Bluff and Quarry Park.

San Mateo County Agriculture Production Near $100 Million

Half Moon Bay – San Mateo County’s agricultural production in 2021 totaled nearly $98 million, a 5 percent bounce from the prior year, according to the 2021 Agricultural Crop Report.

Closure of Dean Trail & Archery Fire Road for Hazardous Tree Work

Through September 30, crews are working in Huddart Park to remove dead and dying tan oak trees that have been impacted by Sudden Oak Death. Dean Trail and Archery Fire Road are closed for visitor safety.

Fall 2022 Closures on Crystal Springs Regional Trail

Portions of Crystal Springs Regional Trail will be closed through late November 2022.

On Democracy’s Front Line: Help Conduct Fair, Accurate, Secure and Transparent Elections

Redwood City – Want to help on the front line of democracy? The County’s Registration and Elections Division is seeking candidates for numerous positions. Election workers can earn $22.30 an hour to start as an Office Assistant helping with the run-up to the general election on Nov. 8, 2022.

SMC Parks Foundation Accepting Entries for Annual Photo Contest

The San Mateo County Parks Foundation invites youth and adult photographers to enter its second Park Pics Photo Contest, with prizes in three photo categories.

Bluff Trail and Other Areas Closed, Sep 19–29

On September 19–29, construction work within Coyote Point Recreation Area will require the closure of Bluff Trail near CuriOdyssey and reduce parking in some areas. Park visitors, please expect temporary trail and parking lot closures.

San Mateo County Domestic Violence Council Statement Regarding the Sept. 8, 2022 Domestic Violence Homicide in San Carlos

Mid-morning on September 8, 2022, Ms. Karina Castro was brutally killed in a domestic violence incident. “As co-chairs of the San Mateo County Domestic Violence Council, Supervisor Groom and I are shocked and saddened to hear about the tragic and senseless death of Ms. Karina Castro in San Carlos on September 8, 2022. Ms. Castro is more than the headlines you will see about her death,” said Elisa Kuhl, Victim Services Program Manager of the San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office.

San Mateo County Veterans Commission announces Honorees for Veteran Recognition Event

Redwood City – Public service is the thick chain that links George Smith’s life’s work: U.S. Marine, firefighter, volunteer. Recognizing his dedication, the San Mateo County Veterans Commission has announced that Smith is the 2022 Veteran of the Year, an award for a local veteran who goes “above and beyond” to serve the community.

People v. Christian Fuentes

On September 13, 2022, after two days of deliberation, a jury convicted Defendant Christian Fuentes of the 2011 murder of Catherine Fisher and the attempted murder of Jamal Thomas. The jury also found a special allegation that the Defendant Fuentes was lying in wait true.