County Demands Answers as AT&T Seeks to Cut Landlines

Redwood City – The Board of Supervisors wants AT&T officials to provide documents and to testify in person regarding how its proposal to end landline service to thousands of customers who rely on AT&T as the Carrier of Last Resort will affect 911 and other key emergency services.

County Launches Mobile Mental Health Crisis Response

Redwood City – Residents dealing with a mental or behavioral health crisis will soon be able to request a mobile response team with specialists in de-escalation who can connect individuals to appropriate services.

San Mateo County Health Joins Program to Offer Free In-Home Test Kits for Sexually Transmitted Infections to Eligible Residents

Redwood City – San Mateo County residents may participate in a free screening program for sexually transmitted infections (STIs), which offers in-home test kits through the mail and on online portal for confidential access to test results and other information.

With AT&T Cell Service Troubles, Officials Urge Users to Call 911 Only in Emergencies

Redwood City – A widespread outage leaving many AT&T customers without cellular service prompted County of San Mateo officials to urge users to connect to WiFi calling or use a landline if they need to reach 911. The County’s Department of Emergency Management is monitoring the situation, which appears to affect thousands of AT&T customers nationwide.

County to Host Public Service Career Fair For Veterans, Military Personnel and their Families

Redwood City – Veterans, military personnel and their families interested in careers in public service are invited to meet with over 40 local employers at a career fair on Friday, March 1, in Redwood City.

Supervisors to Hold Special Study Session to Address Potential Loss of Key Revenue Source

Redwood City – For months, County of San Mateo leaders have voiced concern over the potential loss of a key revenue source, saying the situation may threaten vital safety-net services. Now, with no resolution in sight halfway through the 2023-24 fiscal year, County Executive Mike Callagy on Tuesday recommended the Board of Supervisors hold a special study session on a looming issue that could also impact future spending plans.

County Names Aimee Shapiro Director of Arts and Culture

Redwood City – The County of San Mateo announced today that Aimee Shapiro will serve as the executive director of the San Mateo County Office of Arts and Culture.

Fewer Power Outages; Community Resource Centers Remain Open

Redwood City – As of 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, 2024, PG&E is reporting 89 outages affecting 1,669 customers in La Honda, Pescadero and Woodside. Power is expected to be restored for the majority by 4 p.m. today, according to PG&E. Check outage map here. Community Resource Centers Remain Open

Many on Coast Remain Without Power: Area Libraries Open for Electricity, WiFi Needs

Redwood City – As of 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7, below is a summary of power outages and available storm recovery resources. PG&E Outages: Currently, 4,906 customers remain without power in Half Moon Bay, Daly City and Pescadero.

County Recovering from Winter Storms, Local Resource Centers Remain Open

The following is a summary of current recovery operations in San Mateo County from the recent storms, updated at 10:45 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2024: Road Closure Alert:Skyline Boulevard still remains closed from Tunitas Creek Road to La Honda Road (Highway 84). 

Finding Refuge in the Storm: County Opens Shelter Beds to Homeless During Weekend Deluge

Redwood City – As cold rain and wind battered the Peninsula, Donovan Shepherd found a refuge this weekend where he could get a warm meal, sleep soundly and clean and dry his clothes. Shepherd lost his job as a professional chef and then his home during the COVID-19 pandemic. He had gladly taken up an offer to stay in a shelter this weekend rather than spend more time outdoors in a pounding rain.

Community Resource Centers Open Starting at 10 a.m. Today

Redwood City — The County of San Mateo is urging residents to stay safe today because, while the brunt of a hard winter storm has passed, flooded roads, downed trees and power outages remain.