People v. Jowy Omar Roman

On October 21, 2022, after 40 minutes of deliberation, a jury convicted Defendant Jowy Roman of Assault on A Peace Officer. On January 22, 2020, police went to the Defendant’s home to serve an arrest warrant and search warrant stemming from the Defendant’s years-long molestation of a minor victim. When officers arrived, the Defendant hid in the shower with a knife. Officers entered bathroom and the Defendant stabbed one officer in the chest which resulted in minor injuries. The knife did not penetrate the officer’s Kevlar vest. During the Defendant’s attack, a second officer shot the Defendant once in abdomen. The jury trial began with the Defendant facing 28 counts related to the molestation of the minor victim, with the 29th count being Assault on A Peace Officer for the January 22, 2020 incident. Midway through the victim’s testimony, the Defendant pled guilty to all 28 counts relating to the molestation. The Defendant is facing a minimum of over 100 years in prison on those counts alone. The trial continued on the one count concerning the Assault on A Peace Officer. The prosecutor was Sexual Assault DDA Nicole Sato, and the Investigating Officer was Clara Leong of the Foster City Police Department.

People v. Christian Fuentes

On September 13, 2022, after two days of deliberation, a jury convicted Defendant Christian Fuentes of the 2011 murder of Catherine Fisher and the attempted murder of Jamal Thomas. The jury also found a special allegation that the Defendant Fuentes was lying in wait true.

People v. David Wolpert

On September 9, 2022, after one hour of deliberation, a jury convicted defendant David Alexander Wolpert of making criminal threats in violation of Penal Code sections 422. The jury also found a special allegation that the Defendant used a weapon in violation of Penal Code Section 12022(b)(1) to be true.

Resources Developed & Provided by Pride Center - Summer 2022

The San Mateo County Pride Center has been working hard to develop resources for the LGBTQ+ community and our allies/advocates. If it's not a training or community gathering, the Pride Center has clinical services and peer groups to offer. It has also mobilized its many years of relationships and partnerships to develop helpful guides and information that are super easy to access and download.

Resources for the Roe v. Wade Decision

On June 24th, the United States Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. In a historic decision, the Court declared that the constitutional right to abortion, upheld for nearly a half-century, no longer exists. This leaves abortion rights to be determined by states unless the U.S. Congress acts to legislate federal protection for abortion.

June 2022 Benefits Newsletter

We Value Your Feedback. Thanks to all of you who have already responded to the 2022 Employee Benefits Survey. If you have not yet participated, please take a few minutes to respond by June 30.

Vacancy Announcement for LGBTQ Commission

For Immediate Release - Notice of Vacancy Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Commission             President of the Board of Supervisors Don Horsley announced that applications for appointment to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Commission are being accepted (About the Commission). There are currently three (3) vacancies. To be eligible, applicants must live in San Mateo County. The ideal candidate will possess several of the following attributes:

EAP Support and Resources: Uvalde Texas Shooting

Courtesy of our Employee Assistance Program: Claremont EAP

Statement on the Uvalde Massacre

San Mateo County District Attorney Stephen M. Wagstaffe and all members of the District Attorney's Office are saddened and horrified by the tragic massacre of 19 children and two adults in Uvalde, Texas.

May 2022 Benefits Newsletter

May is Mental Health Awareness Month! Mental Health Month was established in 1949 to increase awareness of the importance of mental health and the impact it can have on our physical, emotional, and mental well-being. Mental health is essential for a person's overall health. Prevention works, treatment is effective, and people can recover from mental disorders and live full and productive lives.

People v. Anthony Quinnine

On May 19, 2022, after a day of deliberation, a jury convicted Defendant Anthony Quinnine of three felony counts including theft from an elder and extortion.

Hemp Farm Owner Sentenced for Theft of Labor, Tax Evasion and Failure to Maintain Workers’ Compensation Insurance

The San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office announced that defendant David Wayne Jenkins was sentenced today after a plea of no contest to charges related to his failure to pay farm workers during December 2020 and January 2021, at the hemp farm he was operating in Half Moon Bay. The defendant also pled no contest to charges that he failed to transmit taxes withheld from his employees’ wages and failed to maintain a workers’ compensation insurance policy.