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San Mateo County Supervisors Hire Consultants to Explore a Parcel Tax Measure to Fund Wildfire Mitigation

STAFF REPORT. From the San Mateo County Supervisors Agenda for meeting held on Tuesday, March 8th, 2022 at 9:00am by Zoom.

Subject: Amendment to Agreement with Terris Barnes Walters Boigon Heath Lester, Inc. for Public Outreach and Consulting Services Related to a Potential Parcel Tax Measure



Coastside County Water District and City Half Moon Bay Have a Cooperative Discussion on the Implications of Water Reuse During the Drought

VIDEO. From the Half Moon Bay City Council meeting on Tuesday, March 1st, 2022 by Zoom.

HMB Public Works Director, John Doughty, explains.



Why Did San Mateo County Supervisors Buys Big Wave’s 5 Acre South Parcel for $2.5M?

STAFF REPORT. From the San Mateo County Supervisors Agenda for meeting held on Tuesday, March 8th, 2022 at 9:00am by Zoom.

A) Declaring the Board of Supervisors’ intent to purchase the approximately 5.27- acre Big Wave South Parcel (County APN 047-312-040), (“Property”), located in the unincorporated Princeton-by-the-Sea area of the County, on Airport Street, adjacent to the County’s Half Moon Bay Airport, for a total purchase price of $2,470,000



Simmering County & Coastal Issues…

OWN VOICE. ~ InPerspective by Gregg Dieguez —

Wanting to ensure your coffee and doughnut time here with me is most productive, I offer a recap of some issues of emerging concern in the County and on the Coast. Drink/read on…  [Hint: 4 is the real juicy one…]



HMB Bike Ped Advisory Committee (BPAC) Considers E-Bike Rules with No Funding for Enforcement

VIDEO. From the City of Half Moon Bay Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) meeting on Thursday, March 3rd, 2022 at 6:30pm by Zoom.

Disclosure: I was on the HMB BPAC Committee for 4 years, 2016-2020, and I commented several times throughout the meeting. Note that the City of Half Moon Bay’s Coastal Trail paved jurisdiction goes only from Poplar St. to Kelly Avenue. 

~ Michelle Dragony, Chief Buzz Officeer of Coastside Buzz.



San Mateo Supervisors Approve $4M for Construction of the Multimodal Trail Segment 1: Mirada North to Coronado

STAFF REPORT. From the San Mateo County Supervisors Agenda for meeting held on Tuesday, March 8th, 2022 at 9:00am by Zoom.

Authorizing the President of the Board to execute an agreement with Minerva Construction, Inc., in the amount of $3,483,652 for the Midcoast Multi-Modal Trail Improvements Project not to exceed amount of $3,832,017.20 for items requiring adjustment based on unit bid prices without execution of a change order.



How Will Burnham Park and the Community Center Be Funded? GCSD Presents the Parks Draft Preliminary Financial Plan

VIDEO. From the Granada Community Services District (GCSD) Director’s meeting on Tuesday, February 17th, 2022. GCSD Chair, Barbara Dye, introduces and General Manager, Chuck Duffy, presents.

Note. ERAF is a mechanism enacted in July of 1992 by the State Legislature to shift local property tax revenues from cities, counties, and special districts to an Educational Revenue Augmentation Fund. These funds are allocated by the State to schools to help meet minimum funding requirements.

If the ERAF goes away that will reduce GCSD Park “income” by $300-400k per year.



HMB History’s Coastside Chronicles ~ The Talented Sam McDonald (as in Sam McDonald Park) and His La Honda Sanctuary

NEWSLETTER. Sam McDonald and His La Honda Sanctuary was written by Half Moon Bay Coastside History Docent and Coastside ChroniclerEllen Chiri.

"Emanuel “Sam” McDonald was born on a plantation in Louisiana in 1884. His father was a free, educated man; his mother was born into slavery.

Sam’s mother passed when he was very young, and the family moved to Southern California in 1890. In 1897 they moved to Gilroy, where Sam gained the farming and horsemanship expertise that would help guide his career."



EPA Adjusts Water Quality Regulations on PFAS or “Forever Chemicals” for Sewer Authorities Based on Science

VIDEO. From the Sewer Authority Mid-Coastside (SAM) Director’s meeting on Monday, February 28th, 2022 at 7:00pm by Zoom.

SAM attorney, Jeremy Jungreis, presents.



At-Home Covid Tests Distributed by Puente Help Community Members Get Ahead to Prevent Exposure

Puente distributed rapid tests to local community members.

The team at Blue House Farm was feeling lucky.

Despite the national devastation brought by COVID-19 in its first year, the San Gregorio organic farm’s staff of 25 was only very lightly touched by the virus when it broke out – just two team members fell ill in all of 2020.



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NEW. Fri. March 11th @ 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Half Moon Band Plays Outside at the Jettywave Distillery in the Half Moon Bay Harbor


Our local band is back, March 11th 4pm-6pm at The Swell Lounge at the Jettywave Distillery

Listen to these musicians serenade the Swell Lounge while you enjoy craft cocktails and Gibraltar Gem classics.

We open at 3pm and close at 7pm.

Leashed dogs welcome, children also okay.

See you there, live!


NEW. Sat. March 12th @ 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.

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


NEW. Sat. March 12th @ 10:00am to 3:00pm

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



NEW. Sat. March 12th @ 10:00am to 2:00pm

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


Mark your calendars!
Friends of the Half Moon Bay Library are holding our first Book Sale since November 2019.
Join us on Saturday, March 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for our Sidewalk Book Sale!

We are looking forward to Saturday, March 12th when we will be holding a Sidewalk Book Sale. This will be our first book sale since November 2019!


NEW. Tues. March 15th @ 8:00pm to 9:30pm

Choose. Last Meeting Before Final Redistricting Maps Adopted ~ Check Out HMB Council’s Focus Maps Including Voter Deferral / Acceleration Map



NEW. Wed. March 16th @ 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Join El Centro de Libertad’s Celebration of Crisis Assistance Response and Evaluation Services (CARES) Pilot Program Launch

The City of Half Moon Bay is excited to announce the launch of the Crisis Assistance Response and Evaluation Services (CARES) pilot program.

The City has contracted with a local nonprofit service provider, El Centro de Libertad, to pilot an alternative response to mental health-related 911 calls traditionally answered by fire, ambulance, or law enforcement.


NEW. Sun. March 20th @ 9:00am

Pacifica Runners St. Patrick’s Day 5K & BBQ at San Pedro Valley Park!

Sunday, March 20, 2022 at 9:00am

  • Sign-in starts at 8:30am
  • 5K starts at 9:00am
  • BBQ is available to racers and spectators

BBQ Options: Steak, Chicken, Veggie Tacos


Sat. March 12th @ 7:30pm to 9:30pm

Pacifica Beach Coalition and Pedro Surf Club’s 15th Annual Surf Movie Fundraiser (virtual) ~ “The Peter Mel Story” and “Surf Sisters”


Hello Friends,
The Pacific Beach Coalition and Pedro Point Surf Club are pleased to introduce our 15th Annual Surf Movie Fundraiser.

We are pleased to introduce our 2022 Annual Surf Movie Fundraiser. Once again our program will be hosted virtually via Crowdcast (similar to Zoom).



NEW. Fri. March 11th, 2022 @ 5:00pm to 7:00pm

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

This Friday, Mike McCall.
Come enjoy a tasting flight or a glass of your favorite wine.



NEW. Sat. March 19th, 2022 @ 3:00pm to 7:00pm

ALAS Presents ~ Las Mujeres de Valor Art Exhibit and Mini Mercado Opening Reception at Sueno Center La Piazza



Sun. May 15th, 2022 @ 12:00pm to 4:00pm

1st Half Moon Bay Wine & Jazz Festival ~ 50 California Wineries and a Jazz-Lovers Paradise Honoring Local Jazz Legend Bobby Hutcherson

The Half Moon Bay Downtown Association is pleased to bring you the inaugural Half Moon Bay Wine & Jazz Festival, featuring California wineries, nationally-known jazz artists, and local eats – all on Half Moon Bay’s charming and historic Main Street – an amazing destination on its own!

Come join us for this fun event!


Sat. March 12th, 2022 @ 1:00pm to 5:00pm

Sea Hugger’s 4th Birthday Party ~ Harbor Cleanup Followed By the Jetty Wave Distillery Birthday Party


Come join Sea Hugger as they celebrate their Fourth Birthday!

We will have a harbor cleanup from 1 to 3 PM and then a celebration at the Jetty Wave from 3 to 5.

They will be offering cupcakes by Fishwife Sweets and the bar will be open.


Sat. April 23rd @ 8:00am to 12:00pm

Recology of the Coast Hosts Quarterly Recycle Days 2022 for El Granada, Miramar and Princeton

Recology of the Coast hosts Quarterly Recycle Days for El Granada, Miramar and Princeton an the Burnham Strip parking lot at the end of Avenue Portola

Below you will find the Special Item Recycling Drop-Off Days for 2022.  Remember, disposal is FREE and only one (1) trip per household, please.  Must present I.D. with district address for El Granada, Miramar and Princeton.

July 23, 2022; Time: 8 am – 12 pm
October 22, 2022; Time: 8 am – 12 pm



Sat. May 17th @ 8:00am to 12:00pm

Recology of the Coast Hosts Quarterly Recycle Days 2022 for Montara and Moss Beach


Recology of the Coast hosts Quarterly Recycle Days for Montara, Moss Beach at Farallone View School, 1100 LeConte & Kanoff in Montara.

Below you will find the Special Item Recycling Drop-Off Days for 2022.  Remember, disposal is FREE and only one (1) trip per household, please.  Must present I.D. with district address for Montara, Moss Beach.

August 6, 2022; Time: 8 am – 12 pm
November 5, 2022; Time: 8 am – 12 pm



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).



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.



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.


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.


CLOSED til APRIL 2nd 2022
Half Moon Bay Coastside Farmers Market Is Open Every Saturday

What We Do.


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


CLOSED til APRIL 2022 
Pacific Coastside Farmers Market Is Open Every Wednesday

What We Do.


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


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



CLICK for All the LIVE Music from Pacifica to Pescadero: Wed. 3/9/2022 to Tues. 3/15/2021

Coastside Agency Meetings are 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 

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 often 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 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 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!


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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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