March 28th, 2019

Oriental Lady Catamaran Saved by Pillar Point Harbor Crew!

PHOTO ESSAY / VIDEOs.    The Oriental Lady was high and dry for the better part of a month. Pillar Point Deputy Harbor Master, Cary Smith, came with his crew at high tide and tried to twist and drag the keel out of the water. After 20 minutes it was not looking good as the tide was ebbing (going out). Cary decided to use his jetski to wash the sand away from the keel. Eh, voila! 


HMB City Council and Staff Priority Planning Retreat

VIDEO. After 6 hours of respectful and productive listening and discussion, the following are the top 5 priorities for the City Council for the next 1-3 years:

  • Affordable Housing
  • Emergency Prep
  • Traffic Demand Management
  • Sustainability
  • $15 Minimum Wage
Watch the video for yourself...listen from your phone.


HMB California State Park Lifeguards Race to Tryout

PHOTO / VIDEO. Thanks to these guys for their service ~ (l-r) Tanner Islander, Matt Tolar, Nico Simrock, Grayson Capers, Jason Stark, North Cossman and the 2019 Guards SWIM WINNER, and HMBHS Senior, Nate Feix.

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Half Moon Bay Coastside Tours
Our mission is to share our passion with our clients by creating tailored itineraries led by knowledgeable and personable tour guides.  

We're Ginger Minoletti and Mary Corcoran, co-owners of Half Moon Bay Coastside Tours and long-time Half Moon Bay residents and travel professionals. We think the San Mateo coastside is one of the best places to visit near San Francisco and Silicon Valley, and we’re dedicated to planning a memorable vacation or event for you.

We're passionate about our region's pristine beaches, local art and music scene, great food and wine, sailing, hiking and other activities. Our mission is to share that passion with our clients by creating tailored itineraries led by knowledgeable and personable tour guides.

Ginger has long served local residents as a travel agent through her company, BayWorld Travel, and Mary works as a travel agent at BayWorld and as Director of Marketing for Barterra Winery in Half Moon Bay. 


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HMB City Council Meeting ~ 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, 7:00pm

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Meet your city council. Say Hi! when you see them.
- Harvey Rarback, Mayor
- Adam Eisen, Vice Mayor
- Robert Brownstone
- Deborah Penrose
- Debbie Ruddock

Yes to the Prom Dress Collection Drive and Giveaway!




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  • Sign Up for SMC Alert Today ~ Disaster, Traffic, Fire Alerts ~ Wed. 10 am.
  • Midcoast Community Council Meeting ~ 2nd / 4th Wed. 7:00pm 
  • The HMB Jail Museum is open! ~ Winter hours, every Sat. and Sun. 10-4pm
  • Every Friday is Accoustic Friday @ Mullins Bar and Grill & Prime Rib special! Yum.

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Bedtime Stories 2018 Mix ~ 1 Hour of Stories 
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PODCAST. Listen to 1 hour of stories with 1-click. Push the button and let the kids listen. Great in the car, or while your doing chores, or make dinner!  From your phone, or your computer.   With book, without a book.

Bedtime Stories read by:

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    • A Sick Day for Amos McGee
    • Where the Wild Things Are
    • Velma Gratch and the Way Cool Butterfly
    • Ferdinand
    • Skippyjon Jones
    • The Tale of Pater Rabbit
    • The Tale of Benjamin Bunny
    • The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies
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    • Koala Lou
  • Liz Pinkham:
    • The Giving Tree
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    • Corduroy
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    • Froggy Gets Dressed
  • Joe Flambo:
    • The Crows of Pearblossom
  • Lorraine Sarullo:
    • The Little Red Hen

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