Community News

November 26, 2014

Let there be light!

Energy-saving LED streetlights were recently installed in North Fair Oaks as part of the first phase of the PG&E Turnkey program in the Menlo Park Highway Lighting District. PG&E and the County’s...
November 24, 2014

President Obama's Immigration Announcement

On Nov. 20, 2014, President Obama announced executive actions to address immigration issues. He is expanding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and the creating the Deferred Action for...
November 14, 2014

Smoke Free Living

Smoking will no longer be legal in apartment buildings, condos, and county-owned buildings in the unincorporated areas of the County, including North Fair Oaks. This new ordinance was passed by the San Mateo...
November 14, 2014

St. Francis Center - Growing another Garden!

Beautiful and bountiful! Tomatoes, corn, peppers, beans, sunflowers and more! The St. Francis Center will be adding a second community garden across the street from the St. Clare apartments on Marlborough...
October 03, 2014

Take a Hike

Love the outdoors? You're invited! Join the San Mateo County Park Rangers, docents and other hikers for the next Take-A-Hike at Sam McDonald Park in Loma Mar on Saturday, April 4th! Sam McDonald Park is  ...
September 02, 2014

GAIS secures temporary home

The German American International School found a temporary home --  they will be moving to the former Menlo Oaks campus which is part of the Ravenswood City School District. They will occupy their new home in...
September 02, 2014

NFO Council votes for 3-Lane Option

The North Fair Oaks Community Council unanimously approved the three-lane option for Middlefield Road. The three-lane option includes bike lanes, parallel parking, and street amenities like trees, benches,...
August 08, 2014

NACTO Recommendations for Middlefield Road

In May of 2014, the San Mateo County Healthy System and Grand Boulevard Initiative organized a training led by the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) to introduce city and regional...
August 07, 2014

Fair Oaks Health Center Community Garden

Access to fresh fruits and vegetables in San Mateo County is key in promoting health and wellness, and the Fair Oaks Health Center has taken the initiative to start a community garden.  Partnering with...
August 05, 2014

Middlefield Road Update

An important date for the Middlefield Road Update! July 24th saw an unprecedented amount of people come out and voice their opinions at a North Fair Oaks Community Council (NFOCC) meeting.  Beginning with the...
August 04, 2014

13th North Fair Oaks Community Festival!

Five local high school seniors compete for $23,000 in scholarships! The Queen of the Festival scholarship program announces its eighth year of supporting young women in furthering their higher education....

August 01, 2014

Charter School Petition

At the Redwood City School District Board meeting on June 25th, two charter school petitions were approved for schools that may open in the North Fair Oaks area. KIPP and Rocketship submitted petitions to...

July 30, 2014

North Fair Oaks Library Program

It only takes one visit to the science and lunch program at the Fair Oaks Library to understand the importance of a program of its kind.  Operating from 11-1 pm Monday through Friday, both programs use fun...

May 17, 2014

OYE Latino Youth Conference

Who am I? Where am I going? These are the questions we'll be exploring at the 2014 OYE Conference on May 17th from 8:30am to 3:00pm at the Fair Oaks Community Center. We will listen to inspirational...

May 14, 2014

North Fair Oaks Bicycle Rodeo!

Check out this great video from Saturday's North Fair Oaks Bicycle Rodeo shot by Ana Avendano! https://www.youtube.com/...

May 12, 2014

Summer Learning Camps

The Peninsula Library System will pilot six intensive Summer Learning Camps in communities with low performing schools and offer a summer lunch program at these qualifying sites.

Pilot focus areas...

May 12, 2014

Upcoming Project Proposals in North Fair Oaks

Be sure to voice your opinion on the upcoming Project Proposals in North Fair Oaks. The Planning & Building Department has received two applications for projects in North Fair Oaks that have generated...

May 10, 2014

North Fair Oaks Bicycle Rodeo

Peddle on down to the Fair Oaks Community Center for the Bicycle Rodeo! On Saturday May 10th, 2014 the bicycle enthusiasts of San Mateo County are hosting a Bicycle Rodeo! Bike activities will be open to...

May 08, 2014

Inaugural Stanford Speaker Series

Don’t miss the chance to learn about Leadership, Innovation and Education! Join the first speaker session in a multi-year speaker series that is part of a continuing relationship with Redwood City and...

April 18, 2014

Speak now or Forever Hold Your Peace!

Be sure to attend one of the two community meetings to redesign Middlefield Road! The North Fair Oaks Initiative is holding two community meetings to give community members the opportunity to revise the...

April 09, 2014

A very special opportunity…The North Fair Oaks Youth Initiative (NFOYI) is inviting proposals for Mini-Grants!

The North Fair Oaks Youth Initiative is seeking applicants wanting to make a difference in the community by promoting healthy lifestyles, emotional well-being and/or encouraging college opportunities. ...

April 02, 2014

Stand Up 8/ 5K Fitness Event a Success!

Congratulations to Coach Rafael Avendano and the 50 youth, parents and community leaders who participated in the Stand Up 8 5k Fitness Event held at Flood Park on Saturday, March 29th. The fun run was in...

April 01, 2014

Auto Body Shop Owners to Consider Options for Middlefield Road

Middlefield Road auto body shop owners will meet tonight to review six roadbed options for Middlefield Road.  The group will review the information firsthand, ask questions, weigh the options and decide...

March 28, 2014

Volunteers and Residents come together to build a Playground at Friendship Park!

Friendship Park--Built in a Day! More than two hundred residents and volunteers worked hard to create a neighborhood playground for kids. Playgrounds transform the lives of children from sedentary, bored...

March 17, 2014

Middlefield Road Matters!

Middlefield Road matters. Will there be three lanes or four? Trees? Benches? Bikelanes? Adequate parking? Wider sidewalks?  It depends…Tell us what you think! Click the link below and take the survey!  Our...

March 17, 2014

200 Volunteers to Improve North Fair Oaks Kids Lives & Futures with Play

Two hundred volunteers will gather to rebuild a Friendship Park this Friday, March 21st 2014! And the business of play is serious business. A playground is a brain expander, friend-maker and a muscle-...

February 24, 2014

New Voices For Youth - North Fair Oaks Short Films

If you missed the Jan. 31 screening, here's your chance to see five short fims created by youth in our community!  The New Voices For Youth program, a partner of the Siena Youth Center, worked the Siena...

February 03, 2014

Fair Oaks Health Center Opens!

San Mateo County opened the doors to the Fair Oaks Health Center, its brand new health center in North Fair Oaks, on December 16, 2013. Former patients of the Fair Oaks Adult, Fair Oaks Children, and Willow...

February 03, 2014

Tattoo Removal Program Reopens

The Tattoo Removal Program officially reopened on Jan. 31, 2014 and the new laser equipment was the star of the show at the Redwood City Police Activities League (PAL) reception. The Tattoo Removal Program was...
February 03, 2014

Manual Ramirez - District 4 Planning Commissioner

Manuel Ramirez, former North Fair Oaks Community Council member, was appointed to the San Mateo County Planning Commission on Jan. 7, 2014 by Supervisor Slocum. Mr. Ramirez, a 22 year resident of North Fair...
February 03, 2014

North Fair Oaks Dealing with Illegal Dumping

The North Fair Oaks Community Council is taking a stand against illegal dumping in the community. In order to resolve this problem, we need to understand why illegal dumping happens. Some of the reasons are...

January 15, 2014

Shutterfly & Friendship Park - Making a Dream Come True!

There was much to celebrate at Friendship Park's Design Day! The adults toured the site, reviewed the drawings, and celebrated corporate sponsor hero, Shutterfly, for breathing life into this project to...