San Mateo County officials recommend universal preschool

A Stanford study indicates spending money on early education reduces future public spending on social services.

County honored for plastic bag ban

5/6/2013--County honored for plastic bag ban  San Mateo Daily Journal    Save the Bay is honoring San Mateo County with its Clean Bay Award for taking charge in  drafting and implementing a plastic bag ban ordinance emulated by nearly all of its cities.    The award, which will be presented Tuesday to the Board of Supervisors by Save the Bay  Executive Director David Lewis, highlights an ordinance that underscores a regional approach is 

County Supe to Kick-Off Bike Rodeo at Barrett

5/8/2013--County Supe to Kick-Off Bike Rodeo at Barrett Streets Alive! Parks Alive! emphasizes the importance of parks and healthy activity.   By Joan S. Dentler Belmont Patch   Streets Alive! Parks Alive! Event activities are being celebrated in cities throughout San Mateo County and Belmont is no exception.   Children and families of San Mateo County are invited to get active and enjoy the outdoors from 10 am

Supervisors Find Rhyme and Reason for Poet Laureate

4/22/2013--Supervisors find rhyme and reason for poet laureate  By Michelle Durand  San Mateo Daily Journal    Two county supervisors say there is rhyme and reason for San Mateo County to name an  honorary poet laureate who will elevate the literary genre for residents, advocate the arts and  contribute to literacy.    “Poetry kind of gets a back seat,” said Supervisor Carole Groom who climbed on board with the 

The Rise of the ‘weaker sex’

3/18/2013 -- The rise of the ‘weaker sex’  By Sue Lempert  San Mateo Daily Journal      There has been much attention to the importance of women this year and this month. In the last  election, women were a significant factor in electing President Barack Obama. In 2016, Hillary  Clinton is a strong possibility to run for president. This month, PBS featured a program on  women’s changing lives and the impact on U.S. society over the past 50 years. Betty Friedan’s 

Speaker John A. Pérez Appoints San Mateo County Supervisor Carole Groom to the California Coastal Commission

11/26/2012--Speaker John A. Pérez Appoints San Mateo County  Supervisor Carole Groom to the California Coastal Commission    SACRAMENTO - Today Speaker John A. Pérez (D-Los Angeles) announced the appointment of San Mateo  County Supervisor Carole Groom to the 12-member California Coastal Commission, after a deliberative  and comprehensive process of screening nominees for the post.    “I am pleased to have found such an outstanding candidate to serve on the California Coastal 

Supervisors Take Stand for Environment: Ban Single-Use Plastic Bags and Encourage Reusable Bags

10/23/2012-- Supervisors Take Stand for Environment: Ban Single-Use Plastic Bags and Encourage Reusable Bags    10/23/2012--REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors today voted to  protect the environment by banning the free distribution of single-use carry-out bags at retail outlets,  the first step in what the Board hopes will be a region-wide effort.    The Board voted 5 to 0 to phase out the use of plastic bags by retailers in unincorporated areas of the 

Science,math grants will benefit county students

10/4/2012--Science, math grants will benefit county students  San Mateo Daily Journal    More than 600 San Mateo County students will learn critical science, technology,  engineering and math skills due to more than $100,000 in grants awarded by the Board of  Supervisors and Workforce Development Services.    “This funding is critically important,” said San Mateo County Supervisor Carole Groom  in a prepared statement.   

County, cities consider fire consolidation

2/25/2012 -- County, cities consider fire consolidation  By Michelle Durand  San Mateo Daily Journal      Redwood City, CA -- San Mateo County, San Carlos and Redwood City could  collectively save millions of dollars and provide more efficient fire service by  consolidating three overlapping stations and rethinking how they are equipped, according  to initial reports and ongoing discussions with the stakeholders.   

RethinkWaste Reports Increase in Curbside Recycling

2/10/2012--RethinkWaste Reports Increase in Curbside Recycling   Recycling Today   According to San Carlos, Calif.-based RethinkWaste, residents in its service area set out record amounts of recyclables and compost through its CartSmart weekly collection services in the first year since its launch in partnership with Recology of San Mateo County.   Total tons of residential recycling collected jumped 25 percent in 2011 compared with

Supes Focus On Tourism Industry

11/2/2011--Supes Focus On Tourism Industry  Hotels, golf tournaments and yacht races all part of how San  Mateo County can crawl out of deficit, say local biz reps.  By Austin Walsh  Redwood City Patch    The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday afternoon considered  constructing hotels, capitalizing on upcoming local sporting events, and otherwise  marketing the county as a desirable location for business to improve the county's 

San Mateo County to reap benefits from America's Cup races, official says

11/1/2011--San Mateo County to reap benefits from America's Cup races, official says  By Bonnie Eslinger  The Daily News    When the America's Cup races sail into San Francisco in 2012 and 2013 they will deliver  $1.4 billion in economic benefits to the Bay Area, San Mateo County Supervisors were  told Tuesday.    Adam Van De Water, San Francisco's assistant project director for the 34th America's