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.

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.

Rose Mukhar Recognized with 2021 Hammerman Award

Justice At Last Founder Honored with 2021 Barbara Hammerman Award for Domestic Violence Prevention Efforts The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors at its meeting today honored Rose Mukhar as its 2021 winner of the annual Barbara Hammerman Award, citing her "outstanding service and devout dedication to the prevention of intimate partner violence."

2021 Barbara Hammerman Award Application Now OPEN

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2021 Barbara Hammerman Award! Please download a Nomination form for detailed instructions and what to submit. Deadline to submit nominations is Thursday, August 19 by the end of day. Questions? Email Tanya Beat, tbeat@smcgov.org.

Next Domestic Violence Council Meeting in 2021

Join us for our first meeting of 2021 on Thursday, January 21 from 3:00pm - 4:30pm

¿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.

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  

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. 

Videos Para Los Niño/as

Estos son algunos videos para niño/as hechos por Maggie Cornejo