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San Mateo County News Archive

Articles in the News Archive are organized in reverse chronological order, with the newest archived items at the top of the list.

San Mateo County is seeking 300 volunteers to help count the homeless in its federally-mandated biennial census on January 27. To sign up please contact the Center on Homelessness, (650) 802-7656 or  more>>
Cold weather, dry trees and hot stoves can make the holiday season especially hazardous. Doctors from San Mateo Medical Center say many accidents and injuries can be avoided this time of year by taking a few simple steps to prevent house fires, burns and other injuries. more>>
Learn how to help, how to get help and how to get involved more>>
On Saturday, people of all ages can help make San Mateo County cleaner
and greener by scouring beaches and watersheds during California Coastal Cleanup Day, the
largest volunteer event of its kind in the state.
County Counsel Michael Murphy announced to the Board of Supervisors in closed session Tuesday his decision to retire effective the middle of March 2011. more>>
You are invited to take part in a march September 14 to honor individuals who are in recovery for substance use and mental health disorders. The event celebrates the hope and promise of recovery for people who take steps to lead sober, productive lives.
County news alert   
Updated Information: August 26 — Due to a work stoppage, customers of Allied Waste whose materials have not been collected are being asked to continue to leave the materials on the curb. They should be serviced no later than Sunday, August 29. Allied Waste is anticipating the following collection schedule more>>
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You are invited to a community workshop on Wednesday, August 18, to learn about and comment on the County's Draft Housing Element. The Housing Element is the main document that establishes the County's housing policies. It is intended to ensure that decent, safe, affordable shelter is provided for all residents in the unincorporated County. more>>
Coastal Clean   
What can you do to stop it? Eben Schwartz of the California Coastal Commission will provide information about Coastal Cleanup Day, the state's largest volunteer event, and how citizens like you can participate. more>>
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The public is invited to the Disabilities Awareness Fair to celebrate the Americans with Disabilities Act’s 20th anniversary on Monday, July 26. See service dog demonstrations and learn about resources from agencies serving people with disabilities. A barbeque lunch will be available for purchase. This free outdoor event is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at County Center in Redwood City, located at 455 County Center. View the media advisory. more>>