With tony towns like Palo Alto and Woodside — where Meg Whitman and Mark Zuckerberg hang their hats — San Mateo County isn't exactly rife with urban problems. But like nearly everywhere else in California, San Mateo is dealing with overcrowding in the criminal justice system. The county jail for male prisoners is at 123 percent capacity, and will be even more burdened beginning Oct. 1, when the Supreme Court-mandated "realignment" — intended to relieve California state prisons' notorious overcrowding — keeps "nonviolent, non-sexual and non-serious" offenders jailed at... More >>>