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The Iceberg of Public Works Deficits

OWN VOICE. ~ InPerspective by Gregg Dieguez —

Your public works infrastructure is decaying without a fiscally sustainable plan to replenish it. Allowing public works to fall into disrepair will lead to critical failures which will ultimately burden residents more when costly emergency remedies become necessary.  This article begins the process of addressing this problem by establishing a method for quantifying these hidden deficits[**].  Subsequent articles will publish and analyze the deficits in several local public works utilities, and identify both reasons and remedies for the problems.
 

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Bike Rider Intimidated by Pilarcitos Hwy 1 Underpass Homeless Encampment; City HMB is Actively Working with Caltrans on Cleanup

VIDEO. From the Half Moon Bay City Council meeting on Tuesday, June 7th, 2022 at 7:00pm by Zoom.

During Public Comment, local bike rider, John Ullom, reports on the condition of the Pilarcitos Creek Highway 1 Underpass path, south-east of Safeway.

HMB City Manager, Bob Nisbet, (also a bike rider) explains that City Staff reached out to Caltrans three weeks ago. Caltrans said this bridge is rated high for intervention. City Staff is following up.
 

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DETOUR UPDATE: Construction Starts for Medio/Miramar Bridge Replacement Project; Open by December 2022

PHOTO. (Check the reel at @coastsidebuzz on Instagram, too). See the “Mirada Road Pedestrian Bridge Replacement – Miramar Area” on the San Mateo County Public Works webpage.

Bridge Closure:

  • Bridge was closed on July 27, 2020 due to the severe rusting and poor condition of the bridge (see Bridge Closure Announcement).
  • The detour route is opened on September 21, 2020 after Public Works obtained Caltran’s approval to provide a detour route on HWY 1 shoulder within their right of way.

Construction:

  • Anticipated construction: June 2022
  • 120 working days (bridge fabrication may extend construction window)


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San Mateo County SURVEY for Potential Ballot Measure for 5 Cent/SqFt Tax on Every Building to Pay for Drought, Wildfire, Storms and Sea Level Rise Resliency

VIDEO. From the Montara Water and Sewer District (MWSD) Director’s meeting on Thursday, May 19th, 2022 by Zoom.

MWSD Director, Kathryn Slater-Carter, reports.

Midcoast Community Council (MCC) member, Gregg Dieguez, question why the consultant went from a $25k contract to a $880k no bid contract that “grows and grows”.


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Montara Water and Sewer District (MWSD) Adjusts Connection Fees to Meet California Construction Index 24.52% Increase

VIDEO. From the Montara Water and Sewer District (MWSD) Directors’ meeting on Thursday, June 2nd, 2022 at 7:30pm by Zoom.

MWSD Chair, Scott Boyd, introduces the agenda item and MWSD General Manager, Clemens Heldmaier, reports.


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CFPD Asks Public What Would You Like at El Granada Station #41’s South “Yard”? ~ Sidewalks? Garden? Benches? Signage? Gateway?

VIDEO. From the Coastside Fire Protection District (CFPD) Directors’ meeting on Wednesday, May 25th, 2022  as a hybrid meeting (in person and Zoom.)

Discuss Potential Uses for the Southern Portion of Land at Fire Station 41 (555 Obispo) – President Burke.


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MCC Approves Letter to Apply for $100k Grant to Begin the Transportation Demand Management (TDM) Planning Process Cooperating with City HMB

VIDEO. From the Midcoast Community Council (MCC) meeting on Wednesday, May 25th, 2022 at 7:00pm by Zoom.

MCC Chair, Claire Toutant, introduces San Mateo County Planning and Building Project Planner, Chanda Singh, who reports on the San Mateo County Transportation Authority calling for Alternate Congestion Relief Transportation Demand Management (TDM) Projects.

MCC approves letter to the Transportation Authority applying for $100,000 each, for the City of Half Moon Bay and San Mateo County Midcoast, to finance the TDM planning process.


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Coastal Local Kirk Lombard of Sea Forager Podcasts with Hank Shaw’s “Hunt, Gather, Talk”

Listen in as legend @huntgathercook Hank Shaw and Kirk Lombard of @seaforager discuss sea foraging, fishing, night smelt, lampreys, monkeyface eels and so much more on his podcast Hunt Gather Talk. We had a blast!


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City HMB Smith Field Master Plan ~ 4 Phases, $16M Aims for True Community Park with Something for Everyone

VIDEO. From the City of Half Moon Bay Parks and Recreation Commission meeting on Wednesday, May 25th, 2022 at 6:00pm by Zoom.

HMB Deputy City Manager, Matthew Chidester, introduces HMB Public Works Director, John Doughty, for the presentation. Melonie Reynolds, Smith Field Project Manager from landscape architect Gates and Associates also presents and fields questions.


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MCC Hosts History Lover Barbara Dye ~ Granada the Beginning: Granite, Chiguan Ohlone, Europeans, Californios and Land Grants

VIDEO. From the Midcoast Community Council (MCC) meeting on Wednesday, May 11th, 2022 at 7:00pm by Zoom.

MCC Chair, Claire Toutant, introduces Barbara Dye (on the Granada Community Services Board (GCSD)).


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An Aerial Tram From Silicon Valley to Half Moon Bay? There Was One from Portola Valley to La Honda in 1900 ~ Why?

ARTICLE. From Climate Online Redwood City.

Published on August 17, 2021  in Community  Jim Clifford

A professor’s envisioning of an aerial tram stretching 10 miles from Interstate 280 to Half Moon Bay renewed my interest in Andrew Hallidie, famous for inventing the San Francisco cable cars that take tourists “half way to the stars.” Few people are aware that Hallidie built a tramway from his home in Portola Valley to the Santa Cruz Mountains.


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Other Top Stories

video. Track Covid on the Coast ~ Verily Life Sciences (Google) Offers On-Line Timely Detection Wastewater SCAN Dashboard
video. HMBHS’s Rookie Robotics Team “Pumpkin Bots!” Raise $16k in Days to Go to Robotics World Championship 2022 in Houston
video. WATCH the Presentation! How About Building a Gondola From Half Moon Bay Over Hwy 92 to San Mateo?
video. Want a New Public Pool? Council Member Penrose Suggests a Ballot Measure on a Property Tax to Fund Design, Construction AND Maintain a Public Pool
video. City HMB 880 Stone Pine (Corp Yard) Housing Feasibility Study Challenged by 1860 Pilarcitos Dam
video. Could the U SAFE® Remote Controlled Lifesaving Buoy Help with Water Rescues on the Coastside?
video. Want Some Buzz on the Coastside? Lots of New Promotional Opportunities for 2022!
video. Roosevelt Ditch Collapses Access to Roosevelt Beach After Storm…Coastal Trail Next?
video. Could Ropeless Crabbing Technology Help Pillar Point Harbor Fisheries Crab While Avoiding Whale Entanglements?
video. MCC’s Dan Haggerty Asks, Again, Why Connect the Coastside Has Not Included Underpasses as a Possibility in CTC Final Draft
video. Want to Be a Coastside Beach Ambassador to Educate Visitors? Winter Sneaker Waves are Coming
video. Rush To Judgment… SAM Lawsuit Update
video. MCC Board Member Gregg Dieguez Digs Into SAM Inter-tie Pipe History to Explain HMB Law Suit
video. Coastal Butterfly Avoids Death and Major Injury During Surfer’s Beach Bizarre Attack by Redwood City Man
video. CalFire Presents Wildfire Awareness Webinar: Defensible Space & Home Hardening
video. Stanford Medicine Presents The Science of Herd Immunity Versus Reaching an Endemic State (like the Flu)
link. The Long and Winding Road of HMGrow in Frenchman’s Creek
link. MCC’s Dan Haggerty Mentions “Sandsavers” as a Simple Solution to Miramar and Mirada Erosion
essay Why Are Microgrids With Smaller Wastewater Treatment Plants Essential for Sustainable Community Survival?
video Sheriff Candidate Mark Melville Would Release the AXON Video of the Harmon Shooting ~ Would You?
video A Brief History of the JPA Collection Contract Between Sewer Authority, HMB, GCSD and MSWD
video More Than 50 People Attend MSWD Zoom Meeting on New Rates and Charges
podcast Live to Die ~ First Responsibility – Have You Planned for Your Death?
link Do You Know the History of the Crystal Springs Watershed?
video Please Don’t Flush “Flushable Wipes” ‘Cos It Clogs Sewer System
links Roundabouts? 16th, Cypress, California…..Moss Beach, Montara and HWY 92/35?
article Did You Know There is a Road From El Granada Blvd. to Milbrae?

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NEW. Sun. September 25th, 2022 @ 9:00am - 5:00pm
Join Cabrillo Education Foundation (CEF) for their 4th Annual 2022 Coastside Cornhole Tournament Fundraiser

 

We are getting ready for the 4th Annual Coastside Cornhole Tournament on Sunday, Sept 25th. Registration opens June 1st, 2022.
 

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Sat. June 11th, 2022 @ 10:00am - 3:00pm

Visit Princeton Harbor’s Harvard Neighborhood Market ~ Live Music, Artisan Food and Crafts, Wine and Distilled Spirits

The Harvard Community Market takes place on the second Saturday of each month along the 100 block of Harvard Avenue, near Pillar Point Harbor.

This outdoor market features an evolving collection of beloved local vendors and artisans.

 

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NEW. Mon. June 6th - Wed. July 6th, 2022

Quarry Park Potential Trail Closures Due to Fuel Reduction Project Beginning June 6th for 30 Days

Beginning the week of June 6, San Mateo County Parks and the San Mateo Resource Conservation District will increase wildfire resiliency of Quarry Park and neighboring communities by treating up to 100 acres of dense fire fuels, including shrubs, small diameter trees, and hazardous trees, and creating a network of shaded fuel breaks along park fire roads and multi-use trails within the park.

This work is expected to last approximately 30 days.

 

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NEW. Sat. June 11th, 2022 @ 7:30am - 4:00pm

Pedro Point Surf Club Presents: Grom Fest Vol 2. Youth Surf Contest at Linda Mar Beach in Pacifica

Got plans this Saturday?

If you’re headed to Linda Mar beach in Pacifica for the GromFest hosted by our friends from @pedropointsurfclub, be sure to stop by our tent and learn about some of the initiatives we’re involved in, like water testing, beach cleanups, and keeping cigarette butts out of the ocean and off the beaches!

 

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NEW. Sun. June 12th, 2022 @ 3:00pm - 7:00pm

Old Princeton Landing Backyard All Ages Live Music w/Long Beach Dub Allstars, BURNT and The Expendables

The Long Beach Dub All-Stars with special guest Burnt are set to play an all-ages show at 3 p.m. at Old Princeton Landing. The band has long roots in the Southern California music scene and some members go back to the Sublime days.
 

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NEW. Tue. June 14th, 2022 @ 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Movie Night at the CoastPride Center Presenting “Saving Face” (2004) a Romantic Comedy

Come enjoy some popcorn and another movie night with CoastPride!

We’ll be watching Saving Face: “A Chinese-American lesbian and her traditionalist mother are reluctant to go public with secret loves that clash against cultural expectations.”

All are welcome!

 

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NEW. Sat. June 18th, 2022 @ 10:00am - 3:00pm

Friends of the Half Moon Bay Library Hosts June 2022 Sidewalk Book Sale at the Half Moon Bay Library

Friends of the Half Moon Bay Library are holding a Sidewalk Book Sale on June 18 from 10-3.

Come by the library and see what we have to offer!

 

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NEW. Sat. June 18th, 2022 @ 7:30pm - 10:00pm

Enjoy the Voices of the M’Earthtones at the Half Moon Bay Odd Fellows Hall

Come to Odd Fellows Hall and enjoy more than a dozen voices in “M’Earathy” Harmony! Repertoire ranges from Madrigals through World/Folk traditions to Beach Boys and Beyond.

 

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Sun. June 19th, 2022 @ 4:30pm - 7:00pm

Bach Dancing and Dynamite Society Presents the Grammy Award-Winning Kenny Garrett Sextet

With his illustrious career that includes hallmark stints with Miles Davis, Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers, Donald Byrd, Freddie Hubbard, Woody Shaw and the Duke Ellington Orchestra, as well as a heralded career as a solo artist that began more than 30 years ago, Kenny Garrett is easily recognized as one of modern jazz’s brightest and most influential living masters.

 

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Sat. June 25th, 2022 @ 10:00am - 11:00am

Coastside Land Trust Free Webinar with Alvaro Jaramillo ~ Introduction to Fog Belt Birding; From Ocean to Redwoods

Join us for a free community webinar, in which Alvaro Jaramillo, International bird guide, returns to the Coastside Land Trust community webinar series by popular demand.

 

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Sun. June 26th, 2022 @ 4:30pm - 7:00pm

Bach Dancing and Dynamite Society Presents Jazz Vocalist Tierney Sutton’s Grammy Nominated “Paris Sessions”

Vocalist Tierney Sutton returns this summer with phenomenal Tamir Hendelman on piano and Serge Merlaud on guitar playing songs from Sutton’s Grammy-nominated Paris Sessions album.

 

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Thurs. June 30th, 2022

Calling All Canines for the Rockaway Ricky Memorial “Dog Days of Pacifica 2023” Calendar Contest

Calling All Canines/Dog Lovers!🐕‍🦺❤️
Enter the Dog Days of Pacifica 2023 calendar contest!
Your 4-legged canine could possibly be next year’s Calendar model.
All proceeds from this calendar and the Rockaway Ricky Memorial Fund go directly back to the community to help those in need with their pets.🐾

Deadline to enter is June 30th, 2022

 

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NEW. Fri. July 1st, 2022 @ 12:00pm - 5:00pm

You’re Invited! Senior Coastsiders Celebrates 45 Years of Successful Aging with BBQ and Live Music

NEWSLETTER. June 2022, from Senior Coastsiders’ “The Beacon“.

Help us celebrate 45 years of successful aging with a community BBQ, live music, raffles and laughs! Staff, volunteers, participants, and the community at large are invited to help us celebrate!
 

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NEW. Sat. July 2nd, 2022 @ 9:00pm - 11:30pm

Beach Break Entertainment Brings You Drive-In Movie Night at Linda Mar Shopping: SpiderMan – No Way Home (2021)

Presented By Lommori Stahl Group

With Spider-Man’s identity now revealed, Peter asks Doctor Strange for help. When a spell goes wrong, dangerous foes from other worlds start to appear, forcing Peter to discover what it truly means to be Spider-Man.

Our drive-in is a unique opportunity on the coast.
 

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NEW. Sat. July 23rd, 2022 @ 9:00am - 5:00pm

2022 FARM + FISH + FLOWERS! Tour The Bounty of the Half Moon Bay Coastside

Farm + Fish + Flowers offers the general public a once-a-year opportunity to visit the Half Moon Bay Coastside’s nurseries/greenhouses, historic sites, farms, and even a working harbor. Many of these businesses are not ordinarily open to the public except during Farm + Fish + Flowers when they invite visitors for a behind the scenes tour of their facilities and operations.
 

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Sat. July 23rd, 2022 @ 9:00am - 3:00pm

Women of the Moose (Pacifica Lodge) Host the 4th Annual July Jamboree ~ All Cars, Trucks, Bikes Welcome

Registration Deadline Friday, July 1st, 2022.

Food, music, raffles.

 

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July, 2022 @ 10:00am - 2:00pm

Coastside Leadership Academy’s Girls (14-17) Summer Seminar in Moss Beach

July 11th-15th from 10:00-2:00
July 18th-22nd 10:00-2:00
July 25th-29th 10:00-2:00 (if enough interest)

Join us for a week long leadership summer seminar for girls 14-17!

During the week leaders will engage in leadership development activities, movement, hiking, journaling, and mindful play.

 

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Wed. June 15th, 2022 @ 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Share With a Teacher? HIP Housing Hosts a Virtual “Home Sharing Program Lunch & Learn”

Join HIP Housing for a casual conversation about our Home Sharing Program, how it works, and how this innovative program helps thousands of San Mateo County residents every year.

 

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Sat. June 4th-26th, 2022 @ 1:00pm to 5:00pm

Pacifica’s Sanchez Art Center Hosts “Intensity of Silence” by Gale Antokal in the Main Gallery

 

Gale Antokal at Sanchez Art Center Plus Two Additional Shows, June 3 – 26, 2022

Sanchez Art Center approaches the middle of the year with three new exhibitions, featuring Intensity of Silence by artist Gale Antokal; plus 5 Wishes, encouraging positive dialogue about death and dying; and, Tell Me a Story, a group show by Art Guild of Pacifica.

 

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Mon. June 20th, 2022 @ 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Summer Solstice Ceremony ~ Native Flute Meditation and Drum Journey with Sonja Jason

 

The powerful solar energy at Summer Solstice fires up our passions, fuels our growth, and awakens awareness of the joyful abundance of life.

Gather in sacred circle on the longest day of the year to sing and celebrate our life-giving Sun as our ancient ancestors did for millennia.

Let go of everyday concerns and rest in peaceful meditation to the soothing sounds of Native American Flute music played live.

 

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Sat. June 25th, 2022 @ 8:00am - 9:00pm

Sea Hugger’s 1st Sand and Sea Festival ~ A Fundraiser for Sea Hugger’s Ocean Protection Programs

 

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Sat. June 18th, 2022 @ 7:00pm - 11:00pm

Mildred Owen Concert Hall Presents ~ FeatPrints – The All-Star Tribute to Little Feat

Throughout the 70’s and into the 80’s, 90’s and into the new millennium, Little Feat pushed the envelope of accepted styles blending rocks, blues, cajun, country and fusion into a tasty gumbo. Their hits like “Dixie Chicken”, “Willin”, “Oh Atlanta” and “Let It Roll” just begin to scratch the surface on what they could do live. The legions of grassroots loyal fans that still follow them to this day are a testimony to their legacy.

 

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Sat. June 18th, 2022 @ 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Fancy Pants Costume and CoastPride Hosts “Cool World” a Celebration of 80s Music and LGBTQ Visibility

Hey friends, get your tickets now.

The event Christopher Childers is helping to create with a show, dancing, bars, food trucks and Michael Lee, the same DJ as last year, flying in from Las Vegas.

Like last years event, this year will sell out too!

 

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Sat. June 19th, 2022 @ 8:00am - 11:00am

Coastside Fire Station #41 (E.G.) GRAND Opening and Volunteer Fire Department Father’s Day Pancake Fundraiser

Come join the Coastside Fire Station #41 Grand Opening and the Half Moon Bay Volunteer Fire Department Father’s Day Pancake Fundraiser Breakfast.

  • Fire Engine Tours
  • Silent Auction
  • Meet Your Local Fire Fighters
 

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Mon. July 4th, 2022 @ 11:00am - 4:00pm

FREE! Half Moon Bay’s Ol’ Fashioned 4th of July 2022 Celebration Parade and Block Party with Music, Food, Drink, Kids Stuff

Parade starts at 12 noon and lasts approximately 90 minutes. Let the good times roll!

This year marking it’s 51st rendition, Half Moon Bay’s beloved Ol’ Fashioned 4th of July Parade & Block Party takes over Main Street, transforming the charming downtown into a festive Red, White and Blue celebration.

 

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Sat. Aug. 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th, 2022 @ 4:00pm - 6:00pm

City Half Moon Bay Hosts 4 Live Music Concerts at Mac Dutra Park Saturdays in August

We are excited to announce this year’s awesome lineup for Concerts in the Park!
Join us every Saturday this August as live music fills the streets of downtown Half Moon Bay.

 

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Sat. September 24th, 2022 @ 12:00pm - 7:00pm

City of HMB Presents the 2022 Summers End Music Festival Playing in Downtown Half Moon Bay

Stay tuned for the musical lineup for the Summers End Music Festival…

 

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EVERY 2nd Sat @ 1:00pm - 3:00pm at Dunes
EVERY 4th Sat. @ 10:00am - Noon at Surfer's

Sea Hugger’s Dunes and Surfer’s Beach Cleanups ~ Do Good, Feel Good on the Beach 2nd/4th Saturdays

Meet us at the stairs to Surfer’s Beach in El Granada, CA
The second Saturday of the month from 1:00pm to 3:00pm.

OR

Join us at Dunes Beach
The fourth Saturday of the month from 10:00am to noon.
Meet at the South end of the parking lot and download your parking pass.

 

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Sat. 5/21, 6/18, 7/16, 8/20, 9/17, 2022 @ 11:00am - 3:00pm

Free History Tours of James Johnston’s “White House” of Half Moon Bay

The James Johnston House sits on a hill overlooking the Pacific Ocean, east of Route One, just south of the city of Half Moon Bay. Isolated, its silhouette is a remarkable sight against the rolling hillsides golden brown until the winter rains turns them green. The classic New England saltbox (two stories in front, one in back) was built by ’49er pioneer James Johnston between 1853-1855, for his Californiano bride, Petra Maria de Jara.

 

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Sat./Sun. Sept. 24/25th, 2022, 10:00am - 6:00pm

It’s Back!! Pacifica’s 35th Annual Pacific Coast Fog Fest Returns In 2022

Pacifica, California –It has been two long years since Pacifica has celebrated the Pacific Coast Fog Fest. The 2022 Fog Fest will bring tons of fun for the two-day event, reuniting family and friends for this annual tradition.

 

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DIY Ride 7/8-24; Reception 7/30

Abundant Grace Fundraiser ~ 3rd Annual 2022 Tunitas Creek Rd. Bike Hut Classic DIY Ride 7/8-24; Reception 7/30

 

Silicon Valley Open Studios is one of the San Francisco Bay Area’s largest and most popular fine art shows. Featuring a spectacular range of artwork from hundreds of local artists, SVOS attracts appreciative art lovers from all over who enjoy visiting the artists in their creative studios and galleries.

 

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Mon. Wed. Fri. 2022 @ 9:00am to 5:00pm

San Mateo County Continues Covid Testing Mon, Wed & Fri at Ted Adcock in HMB

Notice: As of January 14, 2022 Appointments at ALL TEST SITES are STRONGLY encouraged as there is no guarantee you will be seen without one.

Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays: 

  • Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, closed for lunch from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
  • Located Inside the Ted Adcock Community Center – 535 Kelly Avenue, Half Moon Bay
 

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Fri. June 10th, 2022 @ 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Barterra Winery Friday Nights Wine and Live Music Downtown Half Moon Bay

Come enjoy a tasting flight or a glass of your favorite wine and listen to Rick Zeek and Rhan Wilson.
 

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Mon. October 10th, 2022 @ 7:00am - 11:00am

Half Moon Bay’s 2022 Pumpkin Weigh-Off, “World Heavyweight Championship of Gargantuan Gourds” (49th Annual)

Bring it on burly, beefy, bodacious behemoths! The excitement is building in Pumpkintown as the World’s Greatest Gourd Growers and their titanic, mind-blowing, Volkswagen-sized orange orbs hope to squash the world record on Monday, October 10 at the 49th Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off –– the “Super Bowl of Weigh-Offs” –– in the World Pumpkin Capital of Half Moon Bay, California and this year organizers, in association with title sponsor Safeway, are upping the ante big time to celebrate the world’s greatest gourd growers.

 

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Sat. October 15th, 2022 @ 7:00am - 5:00pm

Half Moon Bay’s 2022 Pumpkin Weigh-Off, “World Heavyweight Championship of Gargantuan Gourds” (49th Annual)

The World Pumpkin Capital of Half Moon Bay celebrates its bountiful fall harvest and autumn splendor at the Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival and this year marks our spectacular 50th Anniversary Celebration!

 

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EVERY Thurs. 2022 @ 7:00pm to 10:00pm

Cameron’s Pub Presents Auri’s Open Mic Every Thursday Evening Starting at 7:00pm

Cameron’s Pub presents Auri’s Open Mic every Thursday evening, starting at 7:00 PM and usually ending around 11:00.

Hosted by Ken Voorheis, our weekly event is one of the longest-running public Open Mic venues in the Bay Area, showcasing everything from local singer/songwriters to drummers, harpists, instrumental musicians, and even the occasional stand-up comedian.

 

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EVERY First Thursdays, 2022 @ 3:00pm to 7:00pm
Half Moon Bay’s 2022 Make it Main Street First Thursdays ~ Music, Speaker’s Space, Movies and Makers Marketplace

 

On the 1st Thursday of every month beginning in April, Make It Main Street presents surprising and entertaining experiences on five blocks of Main Street, and throughout Downtown Half Moon Bay.

 

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Sat. August 6th, 2022 @ 9:00am to 5:00pm

REGISTRATION OPEN for Taste TV’s 2022 World Dog Surfing Championships ~ Contest Day August 6th

 

TasteTV is happy to announce that the Annual World Dog Surfing Championships (SM) will take place on August 6th, 2022, in Pacifica on the Northern California coast, outside of San Francisco.
Saturday August 6, 2022
Time: 9am – 12:30 pm PST
Linda Mar Beach
Pacifica, CA

 

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EVERY Saturday @ 10:00am to 2:00pm

Coastside Pediatric (ages 5-11) FREE Vaccine Clinic Saturdays 10:00pm to 2:00pm at Coastside Clinic at Shoreline Station HMB

Starting March 6th, special clinic days for pediatric vaccines (for ages 5-11) are available.

COASTSIDE
Saturdays, 10-2 p.m. – Coastside Clinic – San Mateo Medical Center
225 South Cabrillo Hwy, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019.
 

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EVERY Fri., Sat., Sun. @ 8:00am to 4:00pm

City of Half Moon Bay’s Beverage Container Recycling Center at Strawflower: 8am – 4pm (closed 12pm – 1pm)

Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 8am – 4pm (closed 12pm – 1pm). *Hours subject to change

Additional notes: California driver’s license or vehicle license number is required for transactions where the total redemption amount exceeds $100.

Address:  Strawflower Shopping Center at 60 Cabrillo Hwy N, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019 (behind CVS, by Burger King).

 

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Every Wednesday, 2022 @ 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Coastside Hope Sponsors FREE Citizenship Classes Every Wednesday Evenings at Cunha Middle School

Free Citizenship class offered by Coastside Hope in partnership with La Costa Adult School and Cabrillo Unified School District.

And in Spanish.

 

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Every Sat./Sun. in 2021 at 12:00pm to 2:00pm

HMB Coastside History Jail Museum is Closed Again…

The Coastside History Museum in the Jail at 505 Johnston St has reopened  Saturday and Sunday with limited hours (usually 12-2).  Masks are optional for fully vaccinated visitors, otherwise masks are required. As part of Make It Main Street, it will be open from 3 to 7 p.m. on the first Thursday of every month.
 

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First Thursdays, 2021, 3:00pm to 8:00pm
Local Happiest Happy Hour First Thursdays Hosted by the Jetty Wave Distillery, Swell Lounge and Gibralter Gems

The first Thursday of every month The Jetty Wave be open and offering 20% off food and drinks for locals from 3 to 8 PM.

First Thursday of the Month from 3:00 to 8:00 PM 

Thursday’s food offering will be from the one and only  “Chef Jose Luis @gilbraltargems”.

Jettywave & Swell lounge area also welcomes you to bring food from any one of our wonderful local venues (Mezzaluna, OPL, or bring that fun picnic basket from home filled with goodies).

We encourage you to lounge with your own choices of food while enjoying our fresh pressed juices, cocktails, beer/wine and many other wonderful selections.
 

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OPEN Sat., April 2nd 2022 ~ Open Every Saturday 9:00am to 1:00pm
Half Moon Bay Coastside Farmers Market Is Open Every Saturday

What We Do.

WE ARE PROUD TO BE PART OF THE COASTSIDE COMMUNITY!

We are a farmer-directed Certified Market designed to link Coastside residents with their neighbors — the Coastside farmers, ranchers, fishermen and culinary artisans that produce some of the most beautiful, nutritious and creative food in the world.

HMB Saturdays 9:00am to 1:00pm ~ Open now
Pacifica Wednesdays 2:00pm to 6:00pm ~ Opens April 21st, 2021
 

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OPEN Wed., April 6th 2022 ~ Open Every Wednesday 2:00pm to 6:00pm
Pacific Coastside Farmers Market Is Open Every Wednesday

What We Do.

WE ARE PROUD TO BE PART OF THE COASTSIDE COMMUNITY!

We are a farmer-directed Certified Market designed to link Coastside residents with their neighbors — the Coastside farmers, ranchers, fishermen and culinary artisans that produce some of the most beautiful, nutritious and creative food in the world.

HMB Saturdays 9:00am to 1:00pm ~ Open now
Pacifica Wednesdays 2:00pm to 6:00pm ~ Opens April 21st, 2021
 

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Every Day in 2021 from 10:00am to 5:00pm 
Treat Yourself to a Day of Beauty at Filoli Gardens and Historic Museum. Register Online.

Filoli, also known as the Bourn-Roth Estate, is a country house set in 16 acres of formal gardens surrounded by a 654-acre estate, located in Woodside, California, about 25 miles south of San Francisco, at the southern end of Crystal Springs Reservoir, on the eastern slope of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Wikipedia

 

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CLICK for All the LIVE Music from Pacifica to Pescadero: Wed. 6/8/2022 to Wed. 6/15/2022

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Coastside Agency Meetings are (Mostly) REMOTE!

Stay Tuned.
Highlighting indicates meetings occurring in the next week


HMB City Council ~ 1st / 3rd Tues. @ 7:00pm

HMB Planning ~ 2nd /4th Tues. @ 7:00pm

HMB Parks and Recs ~ 4th Wed. only @ 6:00pm 

The Bicycle/Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) ~ 1st Thurs. odd-numbered months @ 6:30pm 

Sewer Authority Mid-Coastide (SAM) ~ 2nd / 4th Mon. @ 7:00pm  

Granada Community Services District (GCSD) ~ 3rd Thurs. only @ 7:30pm

Granada Community Services District Parks and Recs  ~ 4 Mondays per year at 7:00pm

Montara Water & Sanitary District (MWSD) ~ 1st / 3rd Thurs. @ 7:30pm (second meeting sometimes cancelled, so call ahead) 

Coastside County Water District CCWD) ~ 2nd Tues. only @ 7:00pm 

Midcoast Community Council (MCC) ~ 2nd / 4th Wed. @ 7:00pm

Coastside Fire Protection District CFPD) ~ 4th Wed. only @ 6:00pm

San Mateo County Harbor District ~ 3rd Wed. only @ 1:00pm 

Cabrillo Unified School District (CUSD) ~ 2nd Thurs. only @ 7:00pm

San Mateo County Supervisors ~ 1st and 3rd Tues. @ 9:00am

San Mateo County Agricultural Advisory Committee (AAC) _ 2nd Mon. only @ 7:00pm


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CalPlumbing and Heating

 

Residential and Commercial Repair, Service and Installation

Owner Mike Barbieri ~ Owner operated in business since 1993.

Free estimates * Insured * Senior Discounts

Our mission is to provide quality plumbing for the health and safety of our community.
Why Choose Cal Plumbing & Heating? We've been in business for so long because we are focused on doing what's best for you. We aim to earn your respect and trust through our quality, craftsmanship, and customer service.

 



HIP Housing

 

Human Investment Project Housing (HIP Housing) is a non-profit organization based in San Mateo, CA that has specialized in affordable and creative housing solutions in San Mateo County since 1972. Each year, HIP Housing helps 1,400 people find housing or keep their homes through our Home Sharing and Self Sufficiency Programs as well as through housing units we own and manage.
 

  • 800 S. Claremont St. #210
    San Mateo, 94402
    United States of America

 



San Benito House

Food, beverages, outside dining, Live music.
356 Main Street
Half Moon Bay, 94019

Sunday 10AM–9PM
Monday 10AM–9PM
Tuesday 10AM–9PM
Wednesday 10AM–9PM
Thursday 10AM-9PM
Friday 10AM-10PM
Saturday 10AM-10PM

 



Cooking for Friends

With a tenacious eye, Richard began watching chefs in Hawaii as they prepared pigs for traditional Luaus. The allure of the banquet sized paella pan for up to 200 guests enables everyone to enjoy his superb culinary treats.

As a personal chef, I specialize in recreating authentic, vegan, gluten free paella. My pleasure is to keep paella coming to your table for your parties. No job is ever too big, or too small, too near or too far. Please contact me for more information or to book a date. ~ Richard

 



Barterra Winery

Barterra offers the finest California wines from top vineyards located from Santa Barbara to Mendocino…

  • Pinot Noir, Merlot, Chardonnay and Sparkling from Carneros
  • Sangiovese from Silverado
  • Zinfandel, Syrah, Petite Sirah and Primitivo from Lodi
  • Viognier from Paso Robles
  • Sauvignon Blanc from Russian River
  • Cabernet Sauvginon from Alexander Valley
  • Reisling and French Colombard from Mendocino
  •    ....   and Special dessert wines from Madera

 


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BEDTIME STORIES

Bedtime Stories 2-Hour Mix ~ Michelle Dragony Reads

PODCAST.   Here are almost two hours of BTS stories recorded by Michelle Dragony of Coastside Buzz from 2016 to 2019. Stay tuned for new podcasts in the new year.

Don’t you think this would make a great podcast for NPR? Could have lots of amazing, world-class guest readers!

 

Listen to More Bedtime Stories Podcasts.

Bedtime Stories 2-Hour Mix ~ Michelle Dragony Reads

Bedtime Stories 2017 Mix ~ 1 Hour of Stories ~ Listen In!

Bedtime Stories 2016 Podcast Mix ~ 1 Hour of Stories

Bedtime Stories ~ A Sick Day for Amos McGee

Bedtime Stories ~ Skippyjon Jones Podcast and Read Along Video

Bedtime Stories ~ Scaredy Mouse BOO!

Bedtime Stories ~ When Dinos Came With Everything!

Bedtime Stories ~ Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree

Bedtime Stories ~ Harold and the Purple Crayon 

Bedtime Stories: Mr. Peabody’s Apples

Teach your Kids to Listen and Imagine with Bedtime Stories

Prepare your child for a relaxing audio podcast experience. Whether in the car, the store, or before bed, let your child immerse their ears in their imagination. School is largely auditory. So, prepare your kid to listen and visualize a story without TV or video. Just listen!

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