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.
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.
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.
Peter uncovers the history of San Mateo’s great drinking water and the impressive Crystal Springs Dam that makes it possible.
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.
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.
Judy showcases a business leader and fascinating retail store that brings vision, art and style to downtown San Mateo.
Have you noticed that now more than ever, crows seem to be everywhere in San Mateo? Judy finds out why.
One of life’s little pleasures in San Mateo is having multiple Farmer’s Markets to choose from, making ‘farm to table’ something everyone can do quite easily. Judy digs into the details of our local pop-up grocers in this week’s episode. (originally aired 12/12/2019)
Today Judy profiles a tremendous asset for new and young parents, the San Mateo Parents Club.
Judy discovers some interesting history about Coyote Point, this gem of a recreation area that every San Mateo family should get to know.
We turn the focus of this week’s show on you, our listeners. You told us who you are and what you like, and in this episode we showcase those results.
Everything old is new again? Judy digs up delicious info in San Mateo’s archives (Originally aired March 5, 2020).
Sometimes it’s the small things in life that make all the difference. For Judy, it’s Sibby’s Cupcakery.
Judy profiles one of San Mateo’s most helpful—and free—resources: our local research librarian.
Judy highlights the Downtown San Mateo Association—what it is, what it does, and what that means to the citizens, visitors, and businesses of San Mateo.
Judy showcases neighborhood Mini Pantries and uncovers the true heart of San Mateo.
Judy finds out all about the colonies of feral cats that live on the peninsula and the dedicated volunteers and organizations that care for them.
Judy checks in with the Hillsdale Mall now that it is reopening to let San Mateans know what to expect now and into the future.
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