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Samaritan House

San Mateo Focus

Release Date: 12/27/2019

The Vendome show art The Vendome

San Mateo Focus

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.

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What’s Up With All The Crows?! show art What’s Up With All The Crows?!

San Mateo Focus

Have you noticed that now more than ever, crows seem to be everywhere in San Mateo? Judy finds out why. 

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Focus On: Date Night show art Focus On: Date Night

San Mateo Focus

Our listeners help Judy with this episode by contributing their favorite San Mateo Date Night activities.

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CSM Planetarium show art CSM Planetarium

San Mateo Focus

Judy does it again, unearthing another San Mateo jewel known by some, but surprisingly not by all: the planetarium at the College of San Mateo.

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SMF Host Introductions show art SMF Host Introductions

San Mateo Focus

And now for something completely different: podcast host Judy Gordon, and producer Peter Radsliff, introduce themselves and talk about why and how they created San Mateo Focus.

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San Mateo Public Library show art San Mateo Public Library

San Mateo Focus

Judy researches and recounts an underused resource:

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St. John’s Cemetery show art St. John’s Cemetery

San Mateo Focus

Judy recounts the history of a hidden San Mateo gem: St. John’s Cemetery.

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San Mateo City Resources show art San Mateo City Resources

San Mateo Focus

Judy takes us on a tour of where to get information that every San Mateo resident will find useful and important.

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Samaritan House show art Samaritan House

San Mateo Focus

It is especially during this time of year that we think about giving of ourselves to others less fortunate. Judy profiles Samaritan House, one of San Mateo’s leading non-profits and the largest food distribution agency in the county. Their free service offerings include shelter and housing assistance, medical and dental clinics, clothes for children, personalized case management, and much more. Please listen to this special episode and see if Samaritan House can help you help others.

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San Mateo Police show art San Mateo Police

San Mateo Focus

Judy contacted the San Mateo Police Department to ask about how safe San Mateo is, what to do about car break-ins, how the homeless are doing, and more.  

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It is especially during this time of year that we think about giving of ourselves to others less fortunate. Judy profiles Samaritan House, one of San Mateo’s leading non-profits and the largest food distribution agency in the county. Their free service offerings include shelter and housing assistance, medical and dental clinics, clothes for children, personalized case management, and much more. Please listen to this special episode and see if Samaritan House can help you help others.