HANCSM’s Letter to City Council on General Plan Process, 117 signatures!

August 19, 2019Honorable Mayor Diane Papan and Members of the City CouncilCity of San Mateo Dear Mayor Papan and Members of the City Council, The Home Association of North Central San Mateo (HANCSM) is committed to the Vision Statement that our City adopted for its General Plan Update:  San Mateo is a vibrant, livable, diverse,Continue reading “HANCSM’s Letter to City Council on General Plan Process, 117 signatures!”

Meet Emmanuel Torres, North Central Artist

HANCSM is excited to profile North Central neighbors that highlight the personal history, talent and stories of our community members. “I have been living here in the Silicon Valley since 2012. I was born and raised in Mexico. I immigrated and started my education here in California when I was 14 years old. It tookContinue reading “Meet Emmanuel Torres, North Central Artist”

Love North Central Wins Outstanding Volunteer Award! Celebrate with us 7 PM Monday at City Hall!

Dear HANCSM community: I’m pleased to announce that your HANCSM Board was selected by the City of San Mateo as one of this year’s “Outstanding Volunteer Honorees” in 2018 for the Love North Central campaign and cleanup event! Of course, while the Board got these efforts started, it wouldn’t have been Outstanding without hundreds of neighborsContinue reading “Love North Central Wins Outstanding Volunteer Award! Celebrate with us 7 PM Monday at City Hall!”

HANCSM Board Nominations – Volunteer Opportunity

Dear HANCSM members:   As noted in our bylaws, our upcoming Fall General Meeting (6:30 p.m. Thursday, October 25, at King Center) allows for the nomination and election of new members to the HANCSM Board (click here to meet your 2018 Board!)   If you’d like to help plan future general meetings and other projects, suchContinue reading “HANCSM Board Nominations – Volunteer Opportunity”

410 Pledges and 381 volunteers!

The North Central Neighborhood Cleanup was a huge success with 381 volunteers! We want say thank you to the City of San Mateo and all of our neighbors who volunteered!  Special appreciation to Mayor Rick Bonilla for presenting the raffle prizes, Deputy Mayor Diane Papan who came with her daughter, SMFCSD Superintendent Dr. Joan Rosas whoContinue reading “410 Pledges and 381 volunteers!”

Organization Highlight: North Central Neighborhood Association

The North Central Neighborhood Association (NCNA) is perhaps the most significant community institution in North Central. Its volunteer leaders have been quietly and steadily uplifting our community spirit for nearly forty years. The association’s legacy is immeasurable, as multiple organizations have grown out of their efforts and continue to serve our community decades later.  Continue reading “Organization Highlight: North Central Neighborhood Association”

North Central Hero: Tokumatsu Hata

The Hata Merchant Tailor Shop (Established 1901) The first record of Japanese immigrants arriving to San Mateo County is in the 1890s. Many worked in domestic service and grounds keeping on the Peninsula estate homes. A growing number of small businesses catering to Japanese in San Mateo County emerged in the early 1900s. Tokumatsu Hata, anContinue reading “North Central Hero: Tokumatsu Hata”

Reflections on 2017: Transitions

The passing of Bertha Sanchez late in 2016 was a huge loss for HANCSM. But out of this loss came opportunity. HANCSM welcomed new Board members Robert Harker, Amourence Lee, Adam Loraine, and Amy and Binh Thai, who offered fresh perspectives and more hands to sift through city plans to find items affecting our neighborhood,Continue reading “Reflections on 2017: Transitions”

Remembering Martha W. McKinney

Long-time North Central resident and former HANCSM Board member passed away this month. We are remembering her contribution and sending her family our thoughts and prayers. Obituary Martha W. McKinney, 80, a longtime resident of San Mateo, died peacefully Saturday, March 25, 2017. Martha was a registered nurse with Mills-Peninsula for over 25 years. SheContinue reading “Remembering Martha W. McKinney”