The total of up to $20,000 would contribute significantly toward the $75,000 goal outlined by Sheriff Carlos G. Bolanos in a Feb. 26 letter to potential donors. "We are hopeful that a successful program will result in the removal of many guns from circulation and make the streets of San Mateo County safer for those who live and work here," Mr. Bolanos wrote.
"This is a civics lesson for children," Councilwoman Anne Kasten said.
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