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Did you live or work in Calaveras, Monterey, Merced, Sacramento ,San Joaquin, San Luis Obispo,San Mateo, Santa Barbara, or Santa Cruz counties between December 27, 2022 through January 25, 2023 and have any expenses and/or loss of income related to the recent storms? Getting help with Disaster CalFresh food benefits is as easy as 1, 2, 3

Disaster Recovery Center to Open in San Mateo

Updated at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2023 Changes to Disaster Recovery Center Entrance at San Mateo County Event Center, Potential Closing Date Redwood City – A Disaster Recovery Center will open in San Mateo on Thursday, Feb. 9, to help residents affected by recent storms learn about available assistance from local, state and federal agencies.

Disaster Recovery Information, Resources for Coastal Areas

Redwood City – Residents of San Mateo County’s coast impacted by the recent storms can learn about available assistance from local, state and federal agencies at three separate  locations starting next week. On hand at each location will be what is known as “Mobile Registration Intake Centers” whose staff can answer questions about disaster assistance and help with registration. Dates and Locations:

February Harvest of the Month

CalFresh Provides supplemental nutrition assistance to low income households. It can help you buy nutritious food for a better balanced diet. If approved for CalFresh, a monthly dollar amount is placed on a debit-like card to help you add to your monthly food budget.  Eating food that's in season means it is generally in peak supply, so it's not only fresh and tasty but it's likely to be much cheaper.  Look out for supermarket specials or hit your local farmers markets and talk to the growers about what's in season. 

Share Your Thoughts on Three Mural Proposals for the North Fair Oaks Neighborhood

North Fair Oaks — Three artists will each present their unique ideas for murals in the North Fair Oaks neighborhood at a public meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2023. You can view presentations by the artists in person at the North Fair Oaks Library or via Zoom from 6 to 8 p.m.

San Mateo County Board Invests in Training Opportunities, Mentoring for Entrepreneurs and Job Seekers

Redwood City, CA – The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously today to invest nearly $1.5 million to help entrepreneurs launch businesses and make them grow. The funds will also help job seekers gain the skills they need to compete for in-demand careers. Programs that include how to gain access to capital will launch through the North Fair Oaks Economic Advancement Center.

Pescadero Creek Park Trail Closures

The area south and west of the park, which was burned by the CZU Lightning Complex Fire, remains closed. Other trails remain closed due to storm damage.

Longterm Lyme Disease Study in Edgewood Park

SFSU researchers are performing a study in Edgewood Park focusing on Lyme Disease.

Storm-soaked Residents Can Apply for Federal Disaster Assistance

Redwood City – Homeowners and renters in San Mateo County with damage or losses due to the series of New Year’s storms can apply for federal disaster assistance.

Watch Out for EBT Scams !

California has been experiencing an increase in occurrence of Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) theft. In an effort to educate EBT cardholders and mitigate this activity, the California Department of Social Services is providing security tips for those who use EBT cards to receive food and cash assistance in the following linked video.

County Provides Mental Health Counselors, Other Resources to Support Coastal Residents

Redwood City — As we collectively mourn the loss of life in Half Moon Bay, the County of San Mateo is providing mental health counselors and other support to the community. The Crisis Response Team (CRT) from Behavioral Health and Recovery Services has been meeting with families in the reunification center and other locations in Half Moon Bay.

Statement on the Half Moon Bay Mass Shooting

Just days removed from the tragedy in Monterey Park, San Mateo County District Attorney Stephen M. Wagstaffe and all the members of the District Attorney’s Office regrettably now mourn the 7 lives lost to a mass shooting right here in Half Moon Bay.