New Radio Shop the Lifeline in the County’s Emergency Communications System

Redwood City – It all starts with the humble radio. When we think about wireless communication, minds tend to jump to digital data bursts (6G is coming) and internet connections beamed from space.

An Activist’s Origin Story

Redwood City – Angela Piazza wants you to know something that might save someone’s life. Maybe hers, if you encounter Plum, her mischievous Labrador retriever, alone. “If you ever see a service dog by itself,” Piazza said, “follow it because that means they should be with their owner. They're trying to tell you something.”

With Respiratory Viruses Circulating, All Bay Area Health Officers Recommend Actions to Stay Healthy for the Holidays

As levels of circulating respiratory viruses increase and people spend more time indoors for the holiday season, it’s important to know all the ways to stay healthy this winter. 

How to Prepare for the Winter Storm Season

Redwood City – The National Weather Service has forecast above-normal precipitation in the Bay Area this winter, a reminder to check (or build) your emergency kit and review (or create) your evacuation plan. “The time to prepare is now, not when the waters are rising and the winds are blowing,” said Shruti Dhapodkar, director of the County’s Department of Emergency Management.

Don Horsley, San Mateo County Sheriff, Supervisor and Advocate for Mental Health, Dies at 80

Redwood City – Don Horsley, a former teacher and beat cop whose bold ideas for reforms propelled him to San Mateo County Sheriff and the Board of Supervisors, died Friday. He was 80. Mr. Horsley’s early jobs – juvenile counselor, middle school teacher, police officer – paired with his childhood experiences to shape a career where he saw opportunities to transform lives.

A FOG-Free Thanksgiving: Take a Second Helping but Hold the Fats, Oils and Grease

At a lot just off Highway 101 and Woodside Road, Daniel Ver Linden popped open a 100-pound lid hiding an underground vault, lined with brick, dark, silent. It’s not supposed to be silent.

Transgender Day of Remembrance: Flag Raising, Ceremony to Raise Awareness, Honor Lives

Redwood City – The Board of Supervisors today proclaimed Nov. 20 as Transgender Day of Remembrance in San Mateo County.

Drivers Urged to Pack Patience as Global Spotlight Shines on Bay Area

Redwood City – Street and highway closures, detours and delays should be expected in San Mateo County beginning Saturday as world leaders and others descend on the Bay Area for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation conference.

County Says Thank You to Board and Commission Members; Highlights Opportunities to Serve

County officials on Tuesday hosted a reception to say thank you to the residents who serve on advisory boards and commissions.

Big Ideas Wanted: County Seeks Applications in Key Service Areas

Redwood City – The County of San Mateo today announced the release of Measure K funding opportunities to provide services for residents in three priority areas: children, families and seniors; emergency preparedness; and housing and homelessness.

County, Partners Accept $7.2M Grant for Emergency Preparedness & Community Resiliency Improvements

Redwood City – A $7.2 million state grant will help the San Mateo County Event Center serve as an evacuation center and safe zone during earthquakes, fires, flooding and other disasters, state and local officials announced today. The funding was announced during a news conference at the Event Center, home to the San Mateo County Fair, private shows and conferences and, during the COVID-19 pandemic, drive-through testing and vaccine clinics.