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