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 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.
info_outline Surviving Social Distancing 03/19/2020
Surviving Social Distancing To combat the spread of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), six Bay Area counties have instituted self-quarantine and social distancing procedures for over six million people. Judy digs up some ideas for how to survive social distancing while sheltering-in-place.
info_outline The Vendome 02/20/2020
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 Samaritan House 12/27/2019
Samaritan House 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.