News & Features

CARE in the News - 2008


Brown first in decades to go against voters
SFGate, December 24, 2008


San Mateo Co. joins suit against Prop 8
Daily News Group, November 19, 2008


County no longer issues same-sex marriage licenses
Half Moon Bay Review, November 5, 2008


San Mateo County's No on Prop. 8 forces not conceding defeat, November 5, 2008


Election Day hastens some same-sex weddings, November 4, 2008


Tax breaks help preserve historic properties in Redwood City, November 1, 2008


Foreclosures drive down property values, October 24, 2008


Gay couples rush to wed ahead of Calif. election, October 13, 2008


San Mateo County sees spike in homeowners filing for value reassessment, October 9, 2008


Owners filing for reassessment ‘Decline in value’ requests increase fivefold, October 9, 2008


More homeowners request reduction in property taxes, October 7, 2008


Proposition 8 worries San Mateo County residents, October 05, 2008


Wedding, voter fees to increase
Palo Alto Daily News &, September 16, 2008


County officials to back gay marriage, oppose Prop. 8
San Mateo Daily Journal, September, 16 2008


Same sex couple says I do online, August 30 2008


Buzz up! Judge puts off ruling on marriage measure
SFGate, August 8, 2008


Bay Area Couples Hope 8-8-08 Is Lucky, August 8, 2008


By the numbers, 8-8-08 carries weight as good-luck date, August 8, 2008


Thousands to wed on 8/8/08 - 'luckiest day'
SFGate, August 7, 2008


California same-sex marriage fight draws big money on both sides, August 1, 2008


Ballot description for same-sex marriage measure changed, July 26, 2008


San Mateo Booked Up For August 8th Weddings, July 24, 2008




Most foreclosures in last 20 years, July 23, 2008


Genentech refunds hits city
The Daily Journal, July 18, 2008


Court lets stand initiative on same-sex marriages, July 17, 2008


Treasury Acts to Shore Up Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac
The New York Times, July 14, 2008


U.S. Unveils Plan to Aid Mortgage Giants, July 14, 2008


Clerk's error led to huge debt for San Mateo County, July 8, 2008


County to pay for overvaluing land, July 3, 2008


Error to cost county $20 million, July 3, 2008


Tax roll shows healthy economy, July 3, 2008


Gay rights groups ask California Supreme Court to block initiative banning same-sex marriage
Los Angeles Times, June 21, 2008


Same-sex marriages in California: a historic, yet 'subdued' day, June 18, 2008


Only A Few Same-Sex Marriages In San Mateo Co., June 17, 2008


County grants rites
The Daily Journal, June 17, 2008


A New Chapter
The Daily Journal, June 17, 2008


Boomtime for wedding businesses
The Daily Journal, June 16, 2008


California prepares for busy week of same-sex marriages, June 14, 2008


California clerks prepare for same-sex marriages, enlist volunteers to perform ceremonies
Herald Tribune, June 14, 2008


Clerks prepare for busy week of same-sex marriages, June 13, 2008


This time, no rush to altar, June 12, 2008


Counties ready for gay nuptials
Bay Area Reporter, June 12, 2008


Few balk at same-sex vows, June 10, 2008


Volunteers ready to help county perform gay marriages, June 9, 2008


No early weddings for same-sex couples, June 9, 2008


O'Brien: Oracle's Larry Ellison doesn't need any more stock, June 7, 2008


Tight year ahead for San Mateo schools, June 6, 2008


NCCo gets ready to plug in 'WedCam', June 2, 2008


Ten states ask California to put same-sex marriage ruling on hold, May 30, 2008


San Mateo County clerk prepares for gay weddings, May 30, 2008


Same-sex weddings rescheduled for June 17, May 29, 2008


Calif: Same-sex marriages OK beginning June 17, May 29, 2008


State sets start date for same-sex marriages, May 29, 2008


State OKs same sex marriage, May 29, 2008


Poll shows growing California support for gay marriage, May 28, 2008


California Majority Backs Gay Marriage; Field Poll director calls results a milestone, May 28, 2008


Gay weddings may come June 14
The Daily Journal, May 27, 2008


Battle looms for plan to ban same-sex nuptials, May 16, 2008


Gay marriage opponents file legal request to delay unions until November election, May 23, 2008


Please read the Supreme Court's 'gay marriage' decision, May 22, 2008


Governor backs same-sex marriage ruling, May 17, 2008


End of gay marriage legal battle means political fight will start anew, May 16, 2008


No California gay marriages until mid-June, May 16, 2008


Court says ‘They do’, May 16, 2008


It's best to take a long view of San Mateo County property values, May 16, 2008


Court decision to have impact on same-sex San Mateo residents, including a supervisor, May 15, 2008


Drop in property values keeping tax assessors busy, April 15, 2008


Assessors flooded with tax reduction requests, April 13, 2008


DA probes property tax fees, April 8, 2008


Readers want reassessment details, April 6, 2008


Life and Death at the Opening Bell, April 6, 2008


Assessors amenable to lowering home values, April 3, 2008


Oracle chief’s tax rebate hits 11 school districts, April 2, 2008


Herhold: In defense of billionaire's big tax break, March 30, 2008


The long run, March 30, 2008


Readers' platform: Assessing Larry Ellison, March 28, 2008


$3 million tax cut on Larry Ellison's estate, March 27, 2008


Oracle CEO wins property tax case, March 27, 2008


Oracle's Ellison challenges estate assessment, wins $3 million refund, March 26, 2008


Larry Ellison Gets $3M Tax Refund; Screws Local Schools, March 26, 2008


Ellison wins 60% tax cut on Woodside estate - He will get a $3 million refund; school, town coffers are hit, March 25, 2008


Decline on the horizon?, March 6, 2008


Wedding bells ring on Valentine’s Day, February 15, 2008


A first and lasting valentine
The Daily Journal, February 15, 2008


County chapel keeps busy on lovers' holiday, February 15, 2008


Love, marriage and Valentine's Day
San Mateo Daily News, February 15, 2008


Valentine's Day: 17 couples to be married

The Almanac, February 14, 2008


County comes to terms with shrinking budget

The Daily Journal, February 6, 2008


Higher fees, stricter rules for passports start this week, January 30, 2008


County foreclosure auctions doubling

San Mateo Daily News, January 16, 2008


Voting contract changing

San Mateo Daily News, January 8, 2008


Sophia, Daniel Most Popular Southbay Baby Names

The Daily Journal, January 8, 2008


Sophia, Daniel Most Popular Southbay Baby Names, January 7, 2008





Stalling home sales could hit city budgets

The Daily Journal, December 3, 2007


Pacific Shores deal has possible windfall, October 15, 2007


Kathleen Pender: Bay Area counties trim taxes as home prices fall

San Francisco Chronicle, October 14, 2007


Santa Clara County assessor wades into roiling 49ers stadium debate

San Jose Mercury News, October 11, 2007


Church gets tax refund; supes nix assessor's ruling October 5, 2007


Tax relief may come with move to county

Contra Costa Times, August 17, 2007


County service a full-time job - literally

The Daily Journal, August 1, 2007


San Mateo officials warn of property records scam, June 14, 2007


Assessed value bump: $8 billion, June 13, 2007


Tax office warns against filing exemption claims for a fee, May 16, 2007


San Mateo Assessor Warns Of Property Tax Scam , May 9, 2007


Homeowners FYI: Filing tax exemption is free , May 9, 2007


Homeowner beware: Filing your property tax exemption is free

San Mateo Daily News , May 9, 2007


No Valentine Marriage for Same-Sex Couples
The Daily Californian, February 15, 2007


County vows to back marriage equality
The Daily Journal, February 15, 2007


Gay marriage supporters rally
San Mateo Daily News, February 15, 2007


Feb. 14 weddings soar at county chapel
Inside Bay Area, February 15, 2007


Some California licensing clerks join gay marriage fight
The Mercury News, February 14, 2007


Area V-Day nuptials abound
The Examiner, February 14, 2007


County clerk supports same-sex marriage bill, February 12, 2007


County clerk supports same-sex marriage bill
San Mateo Daily Journal, February 5, 2007


Isabella and Alexander top county baby names
San Mateo Daily Journal, January 6, 2007


Alexander, Isabella top names in '06. Emily, Diego among new to county's top 10
Inside Bay Area, January 6, 2007





Tax estimates lead to school funding shortfalls
The Examiner, June 16, 2006


Housing boom fills tax coffers
Inside Bay Area, June 11, 2006


County property valuations to begin arriving Saturday
Half Moon Bay Review, June 09, 2006


County to take huge cut in tax
The Daily Journal, May 11, 2006


Sophia, Daniel top list of baby names
San Mateo County Times, January 28, 2006


Sophia, Daniel top baby names in 2005
The Daily Journal, January 21, 2006




Serving the People First and Foremost: The Slocum Way
The Spectrum, August 29, 2005


Restore the state subsidy for county assessor offices
San Jose Mercury News, August 26, 2005


Searching for a Home In Atherton, Calif.? Look Out for Googlers
The Wall Street Journal, July 12, 2005


Property values up
San Mateo Daily News, June 14, 2005


Spike in property values is a boon for local government
Inside Bay Area, June 14, 2005


County property assessment jumps 8.75 percent
The Examiner, June 14, 2005


Property values up
San Mateo Daily News, June 11, 2005


Warren Slocum named to panel setting voting machine standards
The Almanac, February 9, 2005




Officials attracted to online voting
San Jose Mercury News, August 8, 1998


When Speed Counts for Something Quick election results in San Mateo County
San Francisco Chronicle, June 6, 1998


How San Mateo County Got Fast Election Returns
San Francisco Chronicle, November 7, 1996




County Clerk Predicts New Age For Public Efficiency
San Mateo County Times, November 4, 1996


No waiting in line in Online County
San Mateo County Times, December 28, 1996