When Lorena Thompson left her house the day after Halloween, she gave her young son and daughter each a kiss. “She loved us, and we knew we were loved,” said her daughter, Deborah Kemper. “That was really key for me growing up because I was angry after she was murdered, and I could have taken a bad turn in life.”
Redwood City – The County of San Mateo and its partners are holding a gun buyback on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022. The event will be held at 1000 Skyway Road in San Carlos from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Participants must transport firearms unloaded in a vehicle trunk or, for trucks and vans, in a locked container.
Redwood City – County Executive Mike Callagy today released a final budget proposal that focuses on long-term goals: ending homelessness, advancing an equity-based COVID-19 economic recovery; and creating modern and efficient public buildings.
San Bruno -- A decade-long effort to tell the story of 8,000 Bay Area residents of Japanese ancestry who were incarcerated during World War II at the site of what is now the Tanforan shopping center in San Bruno is now reality.
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Redwood City – A campus that will transform the treatment of San Mateo County’s most vulnerable mentally ill residents is taking shape. The 121-bed Cordilleras mental health campus will replace a drab concrete facility that opened during the Truman Administration as a tuberculosis ward and transitioned to a mental health treatment center more than four decades ago.
Redwood City – From connecting students with teachers to helping small businesses stay afloat, the County of San Mateo’s efforts to provide local pandemic relief now tops $259 million.
Redwood City — The County of San Mateo today announced an ambitious goal: End homelessness by the end of the year.
Redwood City — On a vacant lot next to the bay, local civic leaders and champions for people without housing today celebrated the groundbreaking of what will become the County of San Mateo’s first Navigation Center. The Navigation Center will provide 240 safe temporary living spaces for individuals and couples along with intensive support services. These services will be designed to help clients find and maintain stable housing.
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