Guest: Clarisa Simon, Director of Economic Self Sufficiency, Human Services
Starting October 1st, thousands of San Mateo County residents are going to be able to preenroll in health insurance under the federal Affordable Care Act. What do you need to know? Welcome to Peninsula Newsmakers.
Guest: John Keene, Chief Probation Officer, San Mateo County
California is under a federal court order to reduce prison overcrowding. The state's solution? Send thousands of low-level inmates to local county jails and probation departments, including here in San Mateo County. Welcome to Peninsula Newsmakers.
Guest: Daniel Ullyot, Chair, Peninsula Health Care District
Did you know that by the year 2030, nearly 1 in 4 San Mateo County residents will be age 65 or older? What's being done to serve these people in terms of housing and healthcare? Let's find out. Welcome to Peninsula Newsmakers.
Guest: Olga Crowe, Red Cross Manager of Disaster Services, San Mateo County
Two major events have put San Mateo County first responders to the test. First, an airplane crashlands at SFO and burst into flames a little while afterwards. Then, less than 24 hours later, a 6-alarm apartment fire leaves 100 people homeless. Two pretty big events here on the peninsula in a very brief period of time. With them all has been the American Red Cross. They've been out to each scene, serving meals, helping people out. What is the American Red Cross' mission, where do they get the resources to do this? Let's find out. Welcome to Peninsula Newsmakers.
Guest: Supervisor Don Horsley, 3rd District
The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors is considering allocating more than $9 million over the next 2 years to beef up mental health services for youth and to provide other services. Where is the money coming from, and why spend it? Welcome to Peninsula Newsmakers.