County of San Mateo Awarded $340,000 to Help Foster Youth With Housing Costs

Redwood City – The County of San Mateo has been awarded $340,677 to provide housing assistance to youth who are transitioning out of foster care and are experiencing or at risk of experiencing homelessness. The funding was awarded through the federal Housing and Urban Development’s Foster Youth to Independence Initiative.

SMC Parks Off-Leash Dog Pilot Program Data

View monitoring data for our Off-Leash Dog Pilot Program at Pillar Point Bluff and Quarry Park.

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.

SMC Parks Foundation Accepting Entries for Annual Photo Contest

The San Mateo County Parks Foundation invites youth and adult photographers to enter its second Park Pics Photo Contest, with prizes in three photo categories.

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 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.

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.

Pest Management At Flood Park FAQ

A pest management plan to reduce the number of ground squirrels causing damage to trees and walkways has been developed in coordination with our Natural Resource Management staff.

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.

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.