Whether new to the area or a longtime resident, San Mateo Focus is where to listen and learn about local history, good eats, and things to do—five minutes at a time.
GROW San Mateo
In this special end-of-year episode, Judy showcases the efforts of GROW San Mateo and how they and the Samaritan House’s Food Pharmacy are making a real difference providing nutrition for communities in need.
San Mateo: An Age-Friendly City
Judy highlights the efforts that have led to the World Health Organization certifying San Mateo, CA as an Age-Friendly City.
Judy showcases San Mateo resident Eunice Lin Nichols and how her nonprofit Encore.org is helping bring generations together.
Rerun: Crystal Springs Dam
Peter uncovers the history of San Mateo’s great drinking water and the impressive Crystal Springs Dam that makes it possible.
Rerun: San Mateo Buddhist Temple
Judy takes a virtual peek inside the San Mateo Buddhist Temple and gains some insight into our new normal of sheltering-in-place against COVID-19.
Rerun: The Vendome
Ever notice the well-kept building named “The Vendome” on 2nd Ave. and South Claremont across the tracks from the Main Street Garage? This historic building is a key part of San Mateo’s solution to the homelessness problem. Judy explores its history and how it became a model for the Bay Area.
Excellent snapshots of a uniquely wonderful city on the Peninsula. I really appreciate how Judy appreciates San Mateo!
I always learn something new!
I’ve lived in San Mateo on and off my whole life and I love listening to this podcast because it gives me ideas for new places, businesses and organizations to visit and participate in. Keeps me thinking San Mateo is a lively place with plenty to see and do as a local.