Oriental Fruit Fly Find - San Mateo County

On June 30, 2022 the San Mateo County Agriculture Department pest detection team found a single Oriental fruit fly (Bactrocera dorsalis) in a baited trap in Menlo Park. The team followed up with a delimitation survey that includes 40 traps within one square mile of the find. This is in addition to 80 existing traps within the 8 square miles surrounding the find. No new Oriental fruit flies have been detected. Oriental fruit flies are an invasive pest native to southern Asia, that has become established in Hawaii.

San Mateo County Supervisors Allocate $1.5 Million To Support Local Learning Hubs For Students In Need

Today, the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors approved $1.5 million to create the Learning Hub Expansion Fund to increase the number of students from socioeconomically disadvantaged families who can participate in “learning hubs” – programs that provide safe, supportive places for K-12 students to engage in distance learning in underserved communities. Grants will be awarded to youth-serving organizations that already run such programs.

Voters save Caltrain with Measure RR passage in all three counties

Voters in the three counties served by Caltrain passed a measure that will add a one one-eighth cent sales tax in each county to help the financially struggling rail system. Measure RR will provide Caltrain an estimated $100 million annually for the next 30 years to help fund operations, including expansion of service and capacity, as well as major capital projects. The measure needs to pass by two-thirds among the ballots cast in San Francisco, San Mateo and Santa Clara counties.

¿Por Que Usamos Mascaras? - Why Do We Wear Masks?

  Le preguntamos a algunos residentes de North Fair Oaks por qué usan máscaras. Aquí está el video con lo que tenían que decir.  We asked a couple residents of North Fair Oaks why they wear masks. Here is the video with what they had to say.

San Mateo County allocates $2 million to aid struggling child care facilities

The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to allocate $2 million in federal funding received from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES) to create a Child Care Relief Fund.

Black Lives Matter Resolution

I want to make it abundantly clear that the County of San Mateo cares deeply about creating an equitable and just community for all. But, it is not possible to have equity for all, until Black Lives Matter.

COVID-19 Testing - Pruebas de Covid-19 - North Fair Oaks

Free COVID-19 testing will be available at Sports House (3151 Edison Way, Redwood City, CA 94063) from 11 am-4 pm on June 5th, and 9 am - 4 pm on

Life at the Center—a poem inspired by Jose Castro’s Middlefield Mural

Life at the Center—a poem inspired by Jose Castro’s Middlefield Mural  by Megan Duffy Brown  

Boys & Girls Club Of North San Mateo County Receive Grant From San Mateo County For Childcare

Today, the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors approved a grant of $50,750 from Measure K funds to the Boys & Girls Club of North San Mateo County (BGCNSMC) to support an emergency school aged child care program in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Uplifting Story of the Week! Teacher Appreciation

This is a time to honor our educators for all the work they do to all the time, but this year, Teacher Appreciation Week is especially important.