Urban Tree Walk in North Central San Mateo this Saturday

Connect with California’s cultural and ecological diversity in a neighborhood walk! Sat, October 19, 201910:30 AM – 12:00 PM PDTCaltrain Station – Downtown San MateoTransit Center WaySan Mateo, CA 94401 Register Online Join me (Esme Cabrera) on an urban tree walk through the most diverse (human and natural) and historic area of San Mateo. OurContinue reading “Urban Tree Walk in North Central San Mateo this Saturday”

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”

50th anniversary of the King Center

It was 50 years ago this month that the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Community Center was opened in the North Central neighborhood of San Mateo. Though the King Center and King Park seems to be fully linked to the neighborhood’s fabric, it was almost named something else, according to a history of the centerContinue reading “50th anniversary of the King Center”

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center – 50th Anniversary

You are invited to the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center 50th Anniversary Celebration! ✨ Saturday, March 9, 2019 1-4pm Open House 🕐Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center725 Monte Diablo Avenue, CA 94401—2:00pm – Welcome and Ceremonial Address by:• Diane Papan, Mayor of the City of San Mateo• Sheila Canzian, Director of ParksContinue reading “Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center – 50th Anniversary”

You are invited to a Day of Remembrance Sat. March 2nd

San Mateo High School and the College of San Mateo Ethnic Studies and History Department invite you to join us on Saturday, March 2, 2019 at 1:00 PM, at San Mateo High School’s Multipurpose Room for a “Day of Remembrance.” Please RSVP at: https://bit.ly/2SE7Q5C The Day of Remembrance is an annual ceremony held around February 19th.Continue reading “You are invited to a Day of Remembrance Sat. March 2nd”

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”

Historic Neighborhood Market

737 2nd Avenue Neighborhood Market. This market is located on the original subdivision of James D Byrnes’ property on the corner of 2nd Avenue and S. Fremont Avenue. Byrnes was an immigrant from Tipperary Ireland, and was known as “the father of San Mateo” in the late 1800s for his successful businesses and public service,Continue reading “Historic Neighborhood Market”

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”