Foster City Post Cards “Scenes at Audubon” (1976)

Foster City Post Cards “Scenes at Audubon” (1976)

Can anyone today imagine Audubon as being the “LARGEST” school in SMFCSD? “Scenes-At-Audubon Patchwork” is an original composition by the Multi-Age class of the 2nd through 5th graders at Audubon School in Foster City, California. Located one block from the Bay, on the San Francisco Peninsula, Audubon is the largest school in the San Mateo Elementary School District. -1976-

Foster City Gives Youth an Advisory Role and a Voice

Foster City Gives Youth an Advisory Role and a Voice

The Foster City Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) is a citizens’ group that advises City Council on issues related to the needs of the youth in Foster City and promotes teen involvement in the community. These photos are from Youth Talent show organized by YAC in 1989.

Our New Logo

Our New Logo

The Foster City Historical Society was established in recognition of the city’s rich history and cultural heritage. Our new logo combines the rotunda gazebo in Leo J. Ryan park, sunrise, bridge, and sailboat which are all important elements in this history, each with its own unique story to tell. The rotunda gazebo, situated in the heart of the city served as a gathering place for the community. Over the years, it has been a venue for countless events, from weddings…

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Kay Homes Foster City 1972 “It’s a good life.”

Kay Homes Foster City 1972 “It’s a good life.”

You’re just 15 miles south of downtown San Francisco. But in some ways, Foster City is like a resort town.

Because there’s water all around you. There’s the quiet Grand Lagoon, a 60-acre lake and canals, reserved for sailing and swimming and sunbathing on the sandy beaches. Then on the Bay side of the island, there’ll be a Marina for power boats and water-skiing -with’ enough docking space for big cabin cruisers.

Port O’ Call, Foster City’s shopping plaza, has a parking lot for boats, as well as cars!
Foster City is part of the San Mateo School District -with excellent education from kindergarten through junior college. Foster City has the two newest schools in San Mateo with the latest advancements in teaching techniques. You’re near seven major colleges and universities.
You’re just a short ride away from the San Francisco International Airport, from centers of commerce and industry –=- and from historical missions, repertory theaters, beautiful hiking and horseback country.

It’s a good life.

read more: https://fostercitylife.org/kay-homes-foster-city-1972-its-a-good-life/

Opening of Foster City Recreation Center (1974)

Opening of Foster City Recreation Center (1974)

Opened February 9th, 1974, the original Foster City Recreation Center was created as part of the “City Recreation Plan” created by Ellis Arndt and Truesdell, Inc in 1971. It included a three phase plan that would have included an integrated Recreation Center, a Pre-School, and Arts & Craft Wing, Teen Center with 1970’s ‘conversation pit’ with fireplace, and eventually a 11,000sf Gymnasium complex & a recreation pool indoors. The different “wings” were connected by covered walkways. Foster City’s quarterly Recreation…

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WHY FOSTER CITY WANTS SCHOOL UNIFICATION (1990’s)

WHY FOSTER CITY WANTS SCHOOL UNIFICATION (1990’s)

Foster City has always had a healthy continuing discussion about the desire for a local High School. This document found in our archives is from the 1990’s group the “Citizens Allied for a Multipurpose Unified School” and lays out some of the arguments 30 years ago for a High School.

Draeger’s (San Mateo) 1997

Draeger’s (San Mateo) 1997

The Historical Society has a lot of older newspapers. Never archived at in any of the local libraries. Foster City used to have a newspaper called the Foster City Progress. Here is the front page story on the San Mateo Draeger’s opening in June 1997. Today the Draeger’s is set to close soon. However, it was once new, some 26 years ago, in 1997.

Foster City Housing Element 2002 (Cycle 4)

Foster City Housing Element 2002 (Cycle 4)

Foster City in 2022 is in the process of updating our housing element for RHNA Cycle 6 (2021-29). What did people think in 2002 vs 2022? Let’s find out! These documents were found in the Foster City Historical Society Archives. The ABAG handout for the Cycle 4 housing element, an advertisement for the General Plan Update for the housing element and a Council Corner from Councilmember Russ Harter. All written in 2002. Foster City Islander 1/16/2002 Foster City Council Corner…

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