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.

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.

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.

Ending Homelessness: County Seeks Innovative Ideas, With Skin in the Game

Redwood City – In the spirit of innovation, the Board of Supervisors today set up a $2 million fund to kick-start transformational programs to end homelessness.

County Health Pauses COVID-19 Community Vaccine Clinics to Resume Mid-September with New Boosters

Redwood City – San Mateo County Health’s community COVID-19 vaccine clinics are temporarily closed and are expected to reopen after September 12 when they will offer the new booster shot. With the recent Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) authorization of the new bivalent Omicron booster, the current monovalent COVID-19 vaccines are no longer authorized to be used as boosters.

How Youth Can Fight Climate Change

Redwood City – How would you reverse or minimize the damage caused by climate change? That’s the key question all San Mateo County students in ninth to 12th grade are invited to tackle in the Youth Climate Ambassadors Leadership Program. It’s a unique opportunity to learn the science behind climate change and meet both other youth and adults who are committed to doing something about it.

New Assistant Human Services Agency Director Named

Redwood City – A longtime health and behavioral health leader both in San Mateo County and elsewhere has joined the Human Services Agency (HSA) this week as its new assistant director.

COVID-19 Update: San Mateo County Drops to “Low” Community Level; Health Officials Continue to Urge Caution

Redwood City -- San Mateo County has moved to the “low” or “green” COVID-19 community level – meaning case rates and hospitalizations are falling.  The move Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, however, does not mean the end of the pandemic.

Road Maintenance Launches Monday, August 29, on Series of County Roads near the Coast

Redwood City — The County of San Mateo will begin repairing cracked and rough pavement along a series of roads between Highways 1 and 35 (Skyline Boulevard) starting Monday, August 29.

What Does a Healthy Community Look Like?

Redwood City — When you imagine a healthy community, what do you see? School gardens? Streets that encourage leisurely outings? Safe and affordable housing? Parks? All of the above and more?           The County of San Mateo’s Office of Arts and Culture wants to know what images of healthy community should decorate a popular path in North Fair Oaks.

San Mateo County Supervisors Approve Advocacy Agenda to Support Women’s Reproductive Rights

Redwood City — The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors unanimously adopted an advocacy agenda at today’s meeting to support women’s health and reproductive rights following the reversal of Roe v. Wade.