San Mateo Focus
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.
info_outline Rerun: The Vendome 10/01/2020
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.
info_outline Rerun: San Mateo Farmers Markets 09/10/2020
Rerun: San Mateo Farmers Markets 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)
info_outline Research Librarian Eric Groth - San Mateo Public Library 07/30/2020
Research Librarian Eric Groth - San Mateo Public Library Judy profiles one of San Mateo’s most helpful—and free—resources: our local research librarian.
info_outline Rakuten Takeout 04/30/2020
Rakuten Takeout Judy discovers an amazing San Mateo company who transformed their software platform almost overnight to enable local restaurants to accept online takeout orders in reaction to COVID-19 restrictions—at no cost to restaurants, or consumers who also get 20% cash back.
info_outline San Mateo’s Own: Claire Giannini Hoffman 04/23/2020
San Mateo’s Own: Claire Giannini Hoffman Judy continues her exploration of one of San Mateo’s most famous and influential natives, Claire Giannini Hoffman, BofA board member, philanthropist, and daughter of the bank’s founder A.P. Giannini.
info_outline Samaritan House Redux 04/02/2020
Samaritan House Redux This week we decided to rerun our last episode of 2019 that profiled Samaritan House who has now become a key force in helping people who are struggling with the COVID-19 pandemic. Please give it a listen and see if there is somehow you can help.