San Mateo County’s Modern Day Media. PPE Story

By Michael G. Stogner

First reported by Dan Noyes of ABC 7 on January 13, 2022 “MORE than $10,000,000.00” of PPE.

Former President of the Board of Supervisors and Candidate for Congress David Canepa claimed he first heard about it from Dan Noyes that day. He also knows Mike Callagy works for the Supervisors.

San Mateo County Manager Mike Callagy told Dan Noyes the same thing. He also said “I don’t know” when asked, How much are we talking about? He went from I don’t know to $7M in less than 24 hrs. That is a huge difference, We should start there before anything else happens. HOW MUCH WAS IT?

James Brown President of Wine Country Marines (WCM) posted on Facebook 12 minutes before Dan Noyes broke the story that San Mateo County Department of Emergency Management gave him the PPE and that he would be distributing it on January 25, 2022.

On January 25, 2022 the Board of Supervisors voted 4-0 to give County Manager Mike Callagy authority to distribute the PPE. Up until that moment he was limited to $10,000.00 not $10,000,000.00

That is why I asked Michelle Durand of Mike Callagy’s Office for a copy of the document from SMC to James Brown giving him and the WCM the more than $10M in PPE.

I’m still waiting for that Document.

Hi Michael

Let me see what I can do. With the holiday, it will probably not be before tomorrow but I’ll be back in touch.

Hope you’re well, too.


Michelle Durand  (she/her)

Chief Communications Officer 

County Manager’s Office

400 County Center, 1st Floor

Redwood City, CA 94063

650-363-4153 T

408-910-4724 M

From: Michael Stogner <>
Date: Monday, January 17, 2022 at 10:55 AM
To: Michelle Durand <>
Subject: Document for Donation of $10M PPE to Wine Country Marines James Brown

CAUTION: This email originated from outside of San Mateo County. Unless you recognize the sender’s email address and know the content is safe, do not click links, open attachments or reply.

Hello Michelle,

I hope things are going well for you.

Could you please send me a copy of the Donation agreement to Wine County Marines, James Brown mentioned on his Facebook page January 13, 2022 6:00 PM

The Wine Country Marines are excited to announce a partnership with the San Mateo County Department of Emergency Management. Specifically, the County DEM has graciously donated to the Wine Country Marines a very large supply of excess inventory of PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) that they were provided by FEMA, to be shared with the community at large.

Thank You, Stay Safe

Michael G. Stogner

San Mateo County

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