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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.

San Mateo Focus Judy Gordon & Peter Radsliff

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 26 Ratings

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

    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.

    • 9 min
    San Mateo: An Age-Friendly City

    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.

    • 6 min
    Encore.org

    Encore.org

    Judy showcases San Mateo resident Eunice Lin Nichols and how her nonprofit Encore.org is helping bring generations together.

    • 6 min
    Rerun: Crystal Springs Dam

    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.

    • 6 min
    Rerun: San Mateo Buddhist Temple

    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.

    • 7 min
    Rerun: The Vendome

    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.

    • 5 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

Francis_Law ,

Great appreciation!

Excellent snapshots of a uniquely wonderful city on the Peninsula. I really appreciate how Judy appreciates San Mateo!

Vanessa-21 ,

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.

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