Streets Alive is coming Sunday, May 1

April 22, 2011

Cities across San Mateo County will close streets to cars to open them for walking, cycling, gliding and other fun activities. Learn more at www.streetsalivesmc.org


Environmental Education Center Opens at Edgewood

April 22, 2011

The Board of Supervisors this month dedicated a showcase for environmental education and volunteerism: The Bill and Jean Lane Education Center at Edgewood County Park and Natural Preserve.

The Educational Center celebrates the preserve’s biological diversity and will serve as a portal to the natural wonder to be found in Edgewood, a popular spot for hikers and nature lovers at the western edge of Redwood City. The center is named for longtime Peninsula philanthropists Bill and Jean Lane. Jean Lane spoke at the dedication ceremony that included all members of the Board of Supervisors.

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San Mateo County and Genentech Reach Tax Settlement

April 22, 2011

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – The County of San Mateo and Genentech have resolved property tax claims brought by Genentech spanning 10 years. The County has agreed to credit Genentech with $26.5 million in property taxes over the next six years in order to settle claims that the company paid excess taxes for the years 1990 through 1999.

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