Bay Meadows Blog

Meet Kathrin, recently relocated from Germany now living at Fieldhouse

We all know that Germany is the green leader in sustainability.  Are there any similarities between there and the Bay Area? There are many similarities between the Bay Area and Germany in terms of sustainability.    For example my husband is working for BMW and they work in Germany as well as in the Bay Area on zero emissions vehicles such as …

Meet Jason and Marcella from Bay Meadows

Jason and Marcella are some of the pioneering homeowners at Bay Meadows and were so excited about the community that they purchased their home before even seeing a model home. Both originally from San Mateo, they knew they wanted to put down roots in the area and are beyond thrilled now that they have recently welcomed a new family member …

Meet Cat Lopez, 6 year Zumba Veteran

Meet Cat Lopez, well known Zumba instructor in the Bay Area.  We were so excited when one of our residents introduced us to Cat.  Cat is a Project Manager by day and a Zumba instructor in her spare time.  On August 3rd we are thrilled to introduce her to Bay Meadows for our August Rubbing Elbows Zumba Class.  We welcome all …

Workers from SnapLogic, located in downtown San Mateo.

San Mateo tech taking off

On the heels of recent news that SurveyMonkey will swing into Bay Meadows for its new home, there’s a buzz about San Mateo as the next center of growth and innovation. Whether it’s the reality TV …

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Local Love: Five Favorite
Fame by Frame Photos

The submissions are rolling in for Local Love – Fame by Frame, a San Mateo photo contest designed to showcase what you love about life here at Bay Meadows and beyond. The casting call is …

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Welcome to your future
habitat, SurveyMonkeys!

In case you missed it, this week we announced that SurveyMonkey - the world's largest survey company - will make Bay Meadows its new home. Anticipating outgrowing its current Palo Alto headquarters, the company needed to …

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Summer Harvests at
Persimmon Park

The community garden at Persimmon Park is in full summer production mode! We've got enormous tomato plants, zucchinis the size of your arm, huge bundles of herbs and basil, incredible carrots, and more cucumbers than …

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Meetup and Explore Bay Area
Cycling

Last month we showcased a number of hiking Meetups where people can get together and experience the great outdoors. This month we turn to two-wheeled enthusiasts and explore Meetup bicycle groups in and around San …

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Leaders Talk Peninsula
Development

With tech giants expanding in the area, the Peninsula is on a roll. A recent commercial real estate event presented by Bisnow focused on Peninsula development. Held at the Marriott near Bay Meadows, the crowd …

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20 Iconic Summer Movies

Nothing says summer like family vacations, the great outdoors, coming of age journeys, graduations and a bit of nostalgia. Throw in camp-outs, star gazing, beach scenes, plus romance and the scene is set for the …

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Here’s how to bring
your bike on Caltrain

What’s the buzz about bike commuting on Caltrain these days? It’s healthy, efficient and the green thing to do. Many Bay Meadows residents bring their bikes on-board to overcome “last-mile” connections between the Caltrain station …

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Moving Made Easy: Think
Outside the Box

Purchasing a new home at Bay Meadows is an exciting new adventure in your life, but when it’s time for the packing, you may be clueless on where to start. We’ve rounded up some general …

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5 of Our Favorite Dog
Products

Let’s face it, if you are a dog owner you’ll do just about anything for your four-legged friend. You rely on each other and create a strong bond;  they are always there for you and …

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Strap on your helmets for
Tour de Peninsula

The 24th Tour de Peninsula Family Bicycle Ride -- the largest, urban-based, organized Bay Area bicycle ride whose slogan is "It's not a race, it's a ride" -- will start and finish at the Eucalyptus …

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Meetup and Hike the Great
Outdoors

Meetup! Summer is here and now is the time to get outdoors and enjoy all that the region has to offer. Meet a neighbor, bring a friend and find new ways to make lasting relationships …

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Congresswoman Jackie Speier recently visited San Mateo's own KitchenTown.

Roundup of Business News,
big and small

With the Bay Area economy growing exponentially, it can be challenging to keep up with all the news. As San Mateo County plays an increasingly larger role in regional business, the following milestones caught our …

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Summer in the Garden

Thanks to everyone who came out to July's DIG IT class at Persimmon Park! We had a great turnout for our Summer Gardening discussion about what to plant in the mid-summer heat, fertilizing, dealing with …

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Find Life Balance at Nandi
Yoga

Life is often hectic. For those looking for a little balance in their lives, Nandi Yoga in San Mateo is the perfect solution. Located in a tranquil space in the heart of San Mateo, Nandi …

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Catch a Caltrain Adventure
this Summer

Bay Meadows is located on Caltrain, a hub of public transportation on the peninsula which makes travel and commutes that much easier. Whether you’re planning a trip to San Jose to enjoy a cultural event …

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San Mateo DPW's Ken Chin led the City to adopt a "Sustainable Streets" plan.

Hello, Open Streets!

Goodbye “Road Closed” signs. Hello “Open Streets!” With street and infrastructure construction ongoing for nearly three years, many of Bay Meadows’ new streets have been officially closed to the public. That’s all about to change. In …

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Outdoor Destinations for
you and your dog!

Summer is here and with it comes outdoor adventures with your canine companion. If you find yourself looking to replace your regular outing with a new outdoor experience for you and your four-legged friend, we …

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On Women in Silicon Valley

Looking for Silicon Valley’s best and brightest emerging leaders in tech? Look no further than downtown San Mateo’s Hero City at Draper University. The entrepreneur institute’s co-working space recently hosted the Valley’s leading women in tech …

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July’s DIG IT Class

Normally we hold our DIG IT classes at Persimmon Park on the first Saturday of the month, but due to the July 4th long weekend, July's class was pushed to this coming Saturday, July 11th from …

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Creative ways to keep kids
busy all summer

When summer break hits and kids are at home, it can take a lot of planning to keep little ones busy and fill those long, lazy summer days. Whether you’re looking for indoor art activities …

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Urban Land Institute
Consults on San Mateo’s …

San Mateo’s Downtown Engagement Process kicked off in March with the City’s first Future Forum, a talk and discussion series to assist in updating the city’s Downtown Area Plan — a comprehensive planning document addressing …

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Aloha Downtown San Mateo

San Mateo is known for having a great restaurant scene with diverse food offerings throughout the city. And now a new addition, a Hawaiian Café, is coming to Downtown San Mateo. Soon residents and visitors …

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Pack a Picnic and Go

Summer is here and picnic season is upon us, which means it’s time to pack a basket and head out to the myriad of picnicking havens that our area has to offer. Pack up these …

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Startups Keep Springing Up
in San Mateo

Maybe it’s the incubator Draper University, located in downtown San Mateo. Perhaps there’s something about being located in the very center of the region – midway between San Jose and San Francisco – where it’s …

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Locavore Love at 31st Union

You can tell the moment you walk into the rustic setting of 31st Union that the owners of this establishment are different, different in a good way; they are professional and passionate about food. Self-proclaimed …

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Caltrain's new CEO and General Manager Jim Hartnett

Meet the new CEO of
Caltrain

Earlier this year, the San Mateo Transit Authority ushered in a new era with the hiring of Jim Hartnett as the new General Manager and CEO of Caltrain. A lifelong resident of San Mateo County, …

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San Mateo Street Festival
Returns June 20 + 21

Get ready to celebrate summer on B Street. The 3rd Annual San Mateo Street Festival formerly known as SummerFest, is coming on Saturday and Sunday, June 20th and 21st from 10am – 6pm. Enjoy a …

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Catch the Fireworks on the
Peninsula and beyond

Fourth of July is the day of the year for Americans to go above and beyond in showing their beaming pride. Rock your red, white and blue while celebrating the country's independence this year at …

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Field House: Leased and
Green

We love it when good news comes in twos. 1. Bay Meadows is delighted to announce that Field House, our first rental community, is 100% leased. 2. Field House is “green certified.” While low-flow toilets, Energy Star …

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Favorites from the Edible
Flower Class

Thanks to everyone to came to this month's DIG IT class about edible flowers! We had a great turnout and we talked about edible flowers of all shapes, sizes, and colors, including the lavender, yarrow, …

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Local Love: Five Favorite
Fame by Frame Photos

The submissions are rolling in for Local Love - Fame by Frame, a San Mateo photo contest designed to showcase what you love about life here at Bay Meadows and beyond. The casting call is …

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Chris Meany, Frank Billante and Elizabeth Billante at the Business Times' "Most Influential Women in Business" awards

A Bay Meadows Leader is
Honored

While chants of “Go Dubs” last night referred to the “W” in Warriors, the NBA team, it easily could have stood for Go W-omen! The occasion was the San Francisco Business Times’ Annual “Most Influential …

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More great people moving to
Bay Meadows

After watching Bay Meadows develop from just a few blocks away, Shannon and Sean decided they wanted in on the action and decided to move! We are thrilled to welcome these long-time San Mateo residents …

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San Mateo Central Park
Music Series Begins June 25

The City of San Mateo presents the Central Park Music Series every Thursday evening from 6:00pm to 8:00pm running from June 25, 2015 through August 13, 2015. Showcasing the diverse Bay Area music scene, the Central …

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Tea Plants and Summer
Veggies Thriving in the Cold

Despite the unseasonably cool weather we've been having over the past couple of weeks, the community garden at Persimmon Park is thriving! I've already seen a few small cucumbers and zucchini, as well as some …

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Welcome, San Mateo Bridge

Over a hundred business and civic leaders gathered at Bay Meadows this month to celebrate numerous milestones. Among the highlights was the unveiling of "San Mateo Bridge," a stunning steel sculpture by San Mateo native …

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Meet Micah, Owner of Point
Fetch Match

Tails will be wagging come June 4th... We're thrilled to introduce you to Micah, owner at Point Fetch Match, who will be collaborating with us on the launch of our weekly event series - Twilight …

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George H. (10th grade): George built a "theremin", an electronic instrument you play without touching. The closer you move your hand to the antenna, the higher the pitch it produces.

Next Gen of “Makers”
Creating at Bay Meadows

Not only is May Bike Month, but it also might be Maker Month. With San Mateo’s Innovation Week featuring cutting edge entrepreneurship and the annual Maker Faire camped out at the Event Center, our neighborhood …

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Designing Bay
Meadows’ Parks and Open Space

Bay Meadows is about to turn a significant corner - the dedication of its final park, Landing Green. For Kevin Conger, President and CEO of CMG Landscape Architecture, the milestone is huge. Responsible for design …

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Meet Matt, Community
Resident at Bay Meadows

Matt is the Community and Government Relations Manager at Kaiser Permanente in the San Mateo Area. He works with local government and community leaders to improve the health of the community through local events such …

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A Recipe for a Cinco de
Mayo Fiesta

May 5th may celebrate Mexico’s victory over France in the 1862 Battle of Puebla, but it’s also a great excuse to serve up a sampling of everyone's favorite dishes from our neighbor to the south. …

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Bay Meadows residents Curt and Steve ride their bikes to work every day. They both work for the city of San Mateo's Dept. of Public Works.

Now that’s City
Biking!

For all those skeptics who think biking is just for Millennials or for the tech set or for anybody but them … may we introduce you to Bay Meadows residents Steve and Curt? “I hadn’t biked …

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Looking Forward to Summer
Harvests!

Are you dreaming of enormous summer harvests, but aren't sure where to start and what to plant? Or maybe you just need a refresher and are looking for some new varieties of heat loving vegetables to grow? …

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Dog Treats Made with Love
by YOU

Have you ever considered making homemade dog treats for your favorite four-legged friend? The process may be easier than you think and it's a fun way to make special treats for the one, or ones, …

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Meet our Residents at Bay
Meadows

Linda & Russ moved in this past February and couldn’t be more pleased with their home at the Canterbury Community at Bay Meadows.   They decided to sell their home in the Belmont Hills for a …

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10 Sites Within A 6 Mile
Bike Ride

With Bike To Work Day coming up, we’ve got biking on the brain. Where will you be on May 14th? Why not ride to work and stop by our Energizer Station at 1000 Franklin Pkwy, …

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Happy Trails: Seal Point
Park Spotlight

Shoreline Park is one of San Mateo’s newest parks – comprised of two parts – Ryder Park and Seal Point Park – it offers an abundance of open space and scenic views of the San …

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May is Bike Month: Show us
How You Roll & WIN a …

Hey, San Mateo! Show us where you take 2-wheels and enter to WIN a PUBLIC bike... Leading up to Bike to Work Day on Thursday, May 14, we want to see how you roll! Snap selfies …

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Go Green! 4 Eco-Friendly
Fitness Items

Celebrate the beautiful earth year-round by stepping out to enjoy the amazing natural scenery in San Mateo County. Help improve the health of the earth while you're improving your own health by choosing environmentally-friendly fitness …

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Hairy Stems and Burying
Tomato Starts

Thanks to everyone who came to this month's DIG IT class, Tomatoes 101, on the first Saturday of April! We had our largest turnout ever with lots of enthusiasm and great questions. We covered a lot of …

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A Thriving, Sustainable
Design

California Home + Design magazine featured Bay Meadows in a recent story. Read on to learn how Persimmon Park, our community garden, is informing a farm-to-table ethos at Bay Meadows. Former Bay Meadows Racetrack Is Now …

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Find a Farmers Market This
Spring

Life in The Bay Area means being surrounded by some of the best farm and ranch land in the world. In San Mateo (voted best small town for food), you’ll find a staggering array of …

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Meet Holly Del Rosso

Meet Holly Del Rosso, a Bay Area Personal Trainer and Boot Camp Instructor.  Holly has over 10 years experience as a Fitness and Nutrition Professional. Holly’s mission is to fight against the climbing obesity rates …

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Bay Meadows preps for town
square

Below is a reprint from the Silicon Valley Business Journal, April 3, 2015 Can Bay Meadows become a Hayes Valley? Ex-race track preps for apartments, town square by Nathan Donato-Weinstein Spend a morning traipsing the sidewalks of Bay …

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Green Spring Cleaning Tips

The sun is shining and spring is here! Get ready to freshen your home and give the season the welcome it deserves. We’ve rounded up some tips that will make your spring cleaning a breeze, …

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Innovators and TV Stars?
San Mateo’s got …

When it comes to “innovation,” a company must stand out mightily in order to garner an award for that effort in Silicon Valley, the standard-bearer of innovation. And so it was earlier this month when the …

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Show us your San Mateo
Selfies

Show your Selfies in San Mateo! We've been working hard to create an exceptional place to live, work and play at Bay Meadows and now we're looking for great visual testimonials from you, our residents …

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Spring Soiree: Garden to
Glass Cocktails

Ring in spring with a happy hour social gathering complete with garden to glass cocktails, friends and beautiful fresh décor. Your garden party will be the envy of the meadow with these easy ideas, cocktail …

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Roosters Men’s
Grooming Center

That old saw “a shave and a hair-cut” doesn’t begin to explain the pampering that gents are in store for at the new-ish barber shop at 405 South B Street in downtown San Mateo. Roosters …

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Next DIG IT Class: Tomatoes
101!

Do you have questions about growing tomatoes? Then join us Saturday, April 4th from 1-2PM for the next DIG IT class at Persimmon Park - Tomatoes 101! We'll be talking about choosing varieties, the best …

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Mosey with us in March

Love a local adventure? Hop on the mobile app Mosey! Share your favorite ways to spend a Sunday in San Mateo with us at @baymeadowslife. We'll pick our favorites to showcase on the Bay Meadows …

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Janice Thacher of Bay Meadows' developer Wilson Meany (2nd from left) discusses Peninsula projects

Real estate forum
highlights hot Peninsula market

The Bay Area real estate market continues to heat up and a surge of new office and residential projects are in San Mateo's pipeline. “This is the north [San Mateo] county’s time,” said Mike Moran of …

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Fresh Indoor Garden Ideas

Open the windows, sweep off the patio and usher in spring! Here are some easy ways to incorporate the fresh new season into your Bay Meadows home and blur the lines where inside meets outdoors …

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Meet our Residents at Bay
Meadows

Mabel and Jeff are two of the nicest people I’ve ever met and so I was thrilled when they became residents of Canterbury at Bay Meadows.  Aside from being wonderfully engaged residents who love to …

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Eat Like You’re Irish

St. Patrick's Day is coming up on March 17th, which means that whether or not we actually have Irish ancestry, we get to pretend to be Irish anyway. If you are looking for fun with …

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Spring Vegetable and
Planting Class!

Join us Saturday, March 7th from 1-2PM for the next class in the DIG IT series: Let's Get Growing! This is a fun introductory class to everything you need to know about planting spring and summer …

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Construction milestones
checked off at Bay Meadows

Roadways, cable, gas, electric, water, streetlights, even the sewer. Done and done! These are some of the elements comprising Bay Meadows’ infrastructure, which is now 100 percent complete. And that feat is thanks, in part, to …

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Local Nutritionist, Julene
Montgomery Joins us to …

Julene Montgomery of Montgomery Nutrition is Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition®.  She is a graduate of Bauman College and is a certified Nutrition Consultant as well as a Certified Gluten Practitioner in our hometown of …

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San Mateo adopts visionary
new transportation plan

San Mateo recently became only the third city in California to adopt a visionary new policy that encompasses prioritizing maximum safety standards for street-planning. The “Vision Zero” policy won affirmation from the city council as …

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Going Gluten-Free? Paleo
Palate? Grab a Recipe or …

Whether a New Year’s resolution or a complete lifestyle change, eating a healthier diet is on everybody’s to-do list. Today it is easier than ever as a large portion of society gravitates to Gluten-free and …

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Hillsdale – all about
entertainment and dining

Bay Meadows' neighbor, the Hillsdale Shopping Center, is about to undergo a massive transformation. You might say, this won't be your grandmother's (or mother's) mall. While Hillsdale, located at Sixty 31st Avenue in San Mateo, has always been a …

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San Mateo Startups Maturing
into Seasoned Brands 

As the epicenter of business in the Bay Area spreads from the traditional hubs of the South Bay and San Francisco and into the center of the Peninsula, new companies are flocking to San Mateo. It …

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Welcome Best of Burma to
San Mateo

The flavors of Burma just got a little closer to home. We warmly welcome our new neighbor, Best of Burma to San Mateo! Located in Downtown San Mateo at 146 East 3rd Avenue, this new …

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Trends shaping workplace
environments

With the unparalleled economic growth underway in the Bay Area, competition for workforce talent is unrelenting. An attractive workplace is not only vital for business productivity and efficiency, it’s essential in order to draw top …

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Date-worthy Destinations

Looking for a romantic date night idea but want to skip the cliché dinner and movie combo? Whether you're looking for a way to celebrate a special anniversary or to spice up a free evening, …

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“Bay Meadows is
Convenient, New and Well …

This month we are sharing the love and featuring one of our top selling real estate agents at Bay Meadows. Meet Nick Delis. He's sold 3 homes at Bay Meadows and regularly keeps in touch …

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San Mateo's economic development director Marcus Clarke

San Mateo featured on
KQED’s …

KQED, the Bay Area's award-winning public radio station, featured the city of San Mateo in a recent story for the station's "BoomTown" series. Below is a copy of the transcript for that segment. To listen to the …

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Fame By Frame Wows with
Talent and Local Love.

We heart San Mateo! Thank you to all the talented photographers who participated in Bay Meadows’ Fame by Frame pop-up. Hundreds of folks celebrated #BayMeadowsLife and showed some hometown pride with local love notes pinned …

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Broccoli Shoots, Arugula
Blossoms, and Edible Winter …

Happy belated New Year to everyone! As you can see from the beautiful edible bouquet pictured above, the Community Garden at Persimmon Park has been enjoying this unseasonably warm January weather. In the bouquet, you'll find purple curly …

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Xin Nian Kuai Le! Celebrate
the Chinese Lunar New …

Xin Nian Kuai Le! February 19th marks the 2015 Chinese Lunar New Year. It’s the most important of Chinese holidays, kicking off a celebration that lasts for 15 days and culminates with the Lantern Festival. …

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Marketing guru Guy Kawasaki will speak at this year's Startup Conference.

Top Bay Area Business
Events for 2015

For all you movers and shakers too busy innovating to plan your 2015 professional calendars, Bay Meadows is here to help. We’ve done the research on the essential Bay Area business events in the upcoming year, …

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Take Out, Eat In at San
Mateo Chinese Restaurants

Gather your friends for some dim sum, create a Chinese banquet to celebrate the Lunar New Year, or call ahead to spend an evening picnicking at home with chopsticks and a favorite flick. We’ve rounded …

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Marsala is the 2015 Pantone
Color of the Year

Pantone bids farewell to Radiant Orchid and welcomes in Marsala. Every year the Pantone Color Institute nominates a Color of the Year, forecasting which specific hue designers and consumers will all be using, wearing, and …

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San Mateo recognized for
leading in energy …

San Mateo took another top spot in the nation this week when the city was recognized as one of 50 communities throughout the country that are leading the way on energy efficiency. At a press event …

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Take a Spin with Ruthanne
at Revelry Fitness

Remember those resolutions?  Revelry Fitness is your solution to train, transform and transcend! Whether you recently moved to San Mateo or have enjoyed our hometown for a bit, signing up for a specialized fitness class …

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Meet Nine Rubies Knitting

Nine Rubies Knitting opened its doors in 2006, the creation of a mother-and-daughter team, Saloni Howard-Sarin & Sudha Sarin to provide crafty customers with high-quality knitting supplies and patterns. We asked the mother-daughter team how they …

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San Mateo metro region #1
in “Best Performing …

While the Bay Area’s economic boom marches on, the region was officially recognized for its phenomenal growth by the Milken Institute. The San Francisco/San Mateo/Redwood City metro region was named #1 in the Institute’s recent …

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Philz Up in San Mateo

A good cup of coffee can make your whole day, and getting your local caffeine fix just got even more convenient. The increasingly popular Philz Coffee has made its way to downtown San Mateo in …

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2014: The Year in Numbers

Where did 2014 go? Seems like yesterday that the Welcome Center had just gone up and there were only a few dozen residents living at Bay Meadows. It’s 2015 and an entire community has sprung up. …

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Happy Boxing Day!

December 26th is traditionally known as “Boxing Day” in the U.K., a holiday the day after Christmas to manage all those boxes from holiday gifts.With the Bay Meadows’ community embracing environmental sustainability and so many …

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Happy Holidays from the
Garden!

Thanks to everyone who attended the December's DIG IT class! We had a Winter Gardening Q&A session with Mike the Gardener and Stefani Bittner, co-owner of Star Apple Edible Gardens. There were lots of great questions and …

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Stylin’ for the
Holidays 

Frantically trying to get ready for that holiday mixer or just in need of some pampering and stress relief amid the season’s demands? We’ve got the goods to make sure you’re properly appointed for the …

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