Copy

THE WEEKLY BUZZ MAIL!


Stay Tuned >> BOOKMARK BUZZ
 

COASTSIDE BUZZ CONTENT
Keep scrolling for CoastViews Music & The CBuzz Calendar!
 

 

Sewer Lawsuit: Court Denies HMB Summary Judgment “Does Not Find This Interpretation of the JPA to be Reasonable”

PRELIMINARY RULING. Stay tuned for the transcript of today’s preliminary hearing and Gregg Dieguez’s InPerspective. Thanks to Gregg for source material.

JPA stands for Joint Powers Authority between the City of Half Moon Bay, Granada Community Services District (GCSD), Montara Water and Sewer District (MWSD) and Sewer Authority Mid-Coastside (SAM).
 

>>> READ MORE



How HMB can avoid ANOTHER sewer lawsuit…

OWN VOICE. ~ InPerspective by Gregg Dieguez —

Even if the recent court ruling is the end of HMB’s baseless lawsuit against SAM and its partners, there’s another problem which could lead to more lawsuits, if HMB doesn’t remedy it quickly.  But there is some good news as well.  Herein, Surprising Sewer Solutions to resolve our surplus of sewage on the coast….

 

>>> READ MORE



MWSD Statement on Preliminary Ruling ~ Half Moon Bay Must Pay Its Share of Sewer Authority Mid-Coastside Costs

Montara, CA – On Friday, January 14, 2022, the Santa Clara County Superior Court issued a preliminary ruling supporting Montara Water & Sanitary District (MWSD) and Granada Community Services District’s motions against the City of Half Moon Bay’s frivolous 2017 lawsuit. Half Moon Bay (HMB) has spent almost five years attempting to renege on the Sewer Authority Mid-Coastside (SAM) contract and shift its financial obligations onto its northern neighbors. When this ruling becomes final, it will be clear that the City of Half Moon Bay has always been and will continue to be obligated to pay its fair share.

 

>>> READ MORE



Santa Cruz’s Cruzio Internet Join Forces With Coastside.net and Promise Lower Rates and Better Service Than You-Know-Who

PRESS RELEASE. From Cruzio Internet.
"The few independent ISPs remaining have been stalwarts defending principles from the internet’s founding, such as net neutrality and open access. Areas like Santa Cruz and San Mateo Counties, where Cruzio and Coastside.Net have survived and thrived, benefit from the competition with lower rates and much better service."

 

>>> READ MORE


 

CCWD Director Chris Michelson Worries Baseline for Contingency Rates May be Unfair to Multi-Generational Homes

VIDEO. From the Coastside County Water District (CCWD) general directors’ meeting on Tuesday, January 11th, 2022 at 7:00 by Zoom.

Public Hearing to Consider Proposed Amendment to the Rate and Fee Schedule to Add Water Shortage Contingency Stage Rates and San Francisco Public Utilities Commission Pass-Through Wholesale Water Shortage Rates or Surcharges.

This is a contingency plan for a decision made by the Governor or SFPUC to declare a further water shortage.

 

>>> READ MORE


 

GCSD Recology Contract 20% Increase Due to Covid Decrease for Harbor Garbage Income and Composting Waste Costs (SB 1383)

VIDEO. From the Granada Community Services District (GCSD) Directors’ meeting on Thursday, December 16th, 2022 at 7:30pm by Zoom.

GCSD Director, Barbara Dye, introduces Chris Porter, the General Manager for Coastside Recology.

 

>>> READ MORE


 

MWSD Manages 1983 Date-Harte Pump Station Replacement with WW Backup Pump to Keep Montara Creek Clean in a Storm

VIDEO. From Montara Water and Sewer District (MWSD) regular directors meeting on Thursday, January 6th, 2022 at 7:30pm.

MWSD engineers have installed a temporary diesel powered pump which can run the whole pump station for $15k per month and will keep Montara Creek (which leads to the Ocean) clean. The temporary pump will be used while the 1983 Date-Harte is being replaced. Design phase is occurring now, and repair should take place in a few weeks.

WW stands for Wet Weather.

 

>>> READ MORE


 

Upwind Summer Scholarship Program is Accepting Applications (Flight Training for H.S. Juniors and Seniors)

PRESS RELEASE.  The San Carlos Airport based Upwind Scholarship Program is currently accepting applications.

Upwind provides a scholarship that includes flight and ground training for a high school student to prepare them to obtain their Private Pilot certificate during the summer between their junior and senior year.

The Upwind Summer Scholarship Program has awarded 32 scholarships since 2013.

 

>>> READ MORE


 

“The Deep End” Debuts with “The Rook” Starring Luca Padua and Laird Hamilton

VIDEO. From the YouTube Channel “The Deep End” released November 4th, 2021 starring Big Wave Surfers Laird Hamilton and the up and coming 20 year old, Luca Padua.

Video recorded and edited by Luca’s brother Dom Padua.
 

>>> READ MORE


 

San Mateo State Route/Hwy 1 Safety Barrier Project Neg Dec Published by CalTrans

PRESS RELEASE. From the Midcoast Community Council (MCC) website on January, 14th, 2022. Thanks to Dave Olson  for the post and the links.

Caltrans has sent email about the project, where to get the documents, and how to comment. This is the project to add safety barriers south of the Devil’s Slide tunnel, to north of Montara State Beach.
 

>>> READ MORE


 

The Red Hot and Salty Story Behind Red Hot and the Saltines … and Their Upcoming Gigs

OWN VOICE. From the Red Hot Saltines.

What is the story behind Red Hot and the Saltines you ask? Who is Red Hot anyway?  What is a Saltine?  Behind every band name there is a silly story and RHS is no exception.

It all started sometime in 2015.  Jeanene Bacchi and Todd Jones were both members of a modern country rock band, Two Week Streak.


 

>>> READ MORE


 

Order Free At-⁠Home Rapid Antigen COVID-⁠19 Tests From CovidTest.gov

PRESS RELEASE. From the San Mateo County Health Department on January, 18th, 2022.

Please forward this information to your members and communities, particularly those inequitably affected by the pandemic.   https://www.covidtests.gov/   https://special.usps.com/testkits
 

>>> READ MORE



Other Top Stories

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?

Great Local Coastal Content Every Week. 
Do you have a story?

Do have fiction of non-fiction to share?  
CONTACT us.

COASTSIDE BUZZ CALENDAR
 


NEW. Thurs. January 20th, 2022 @ 7:30pm to 9:30pm

Granada Community Services District (GCSD) is Asking Would You Like to Have a Disc Golf Course Site on the Coastside?

Granada Community Services District (GCSD) Agendas and Zoom Links.

 

 >>> READ MORE


NEW. Tues. January 25th, 2022 @ 6:00pm to 8:00pm

RCD Hosts: El Granada Wildfire Resiliency Listening Session: Tues. Jan. 25th at 6pm

Members of the El Granada community are invited to a listening session hosted by the Resource Conservation District to share your insights, information, priorities, and resources related to wildfire resiliency. This is a valuable opportunity to provide input to the Panorama Environmental consultant team for the El Granada Wildfire Resiliency Scoping Project.

 

 >>> READ MORE



NEW. Fri. January 21st, 2022 @ 5:00pm to 7:00pm

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

This Friday welcome Marty Atkinson and his daughter April Marlene.

Come enjoy a tasting flight or a glass of your favorite wine.

 

 >>> READ MORE



NEW. Wed. January 26th, 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.

 

 >>> READ MORE



NEW. Thur. January 27th, 2022 @ 5:30pm to 7:00pm

San Mateo State Route/Hwy 1 Safety Barrier Project Open House and Public Comment Deadline

Caltrans has sent email about the project, where to get the documents, and how to comment. This is the project to add safety barriers south of the Devil’s Slide tunnel, to north of Montara State Beach.

 

 >>> READ MORE



NEW. Sat. January 29th, 2022 @ 3:00pm to 5:00pm

OPEN HOUSE: Upwind Summer Scholarship Program is Accepting Applications (Flight Training for H.S. Juniors and Seniors)

The San Carlos Airport based Upwind Scholarship Program is currently accepting applications.

Upwind provides a scholarship that includes flight and ground training for a high school student to prepare them to obtain their Private Pilot certificate during the summer between their junior and senior year.

The Upwind Summer Scholarship Program has awarded 32 scholarships since 2013.

 

 >>> READ MORE



EXTENDED. Through Friday, January 28th, 2022.

PG&E Responds to City HMB Request to do Hwy 92 Underground Utility Repairs at Night 9pm to 6am

Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PGE) conducts underground utility work on Hwy 92.

These closures may impact motorists traveling in the area. Portable Changeable Message Signs (PCMS) will be deployed this week to provide additional information to those traveling in the immediate area.

Here is a link to the real-time CalTrans Scheduling for this Project:
California Highway SR-92 CalTrans Lane Closures Schedule

 

 >>> READ MORE



Sun. Jan. 9th & 30th, 2021 @ 2:00pm to 6:00pm

FREE Pfizer Vaccine Clinic for Kids 5-11 Years ~ Registration Best, Drop-in OK Too

First Dose Sunday, January 9th, 2022 from 2:00pm to 6:00pm at the Cunha Event Center at 530 Kelly Ave, Half Moon Bay.

Second dose January 30th, 2022 from 2:00pm to 6:00pm, also at the Cunha Event Center at 530 Kelly Ave, Half Moon Bay.

 

 >>> READ MORE



Sun. Jan. 23rd, 2021 @ 4:30pm to 6:30pm

The Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society Presents “The Baylor Project” ~ Jazz, Gospel, Blues and Soul

Hot off their new Grammy nomination, husband and wife team Marcus and Jean Baylor, return to the Bach to perform their polished blend of jazz, gospel, blues and soul. 

The Baylor Project has been nominated for four Grammy awards including their latest release, Generations: a thrilling ride with Jean’s exquisite voice carried by the irresistible backbeat and music of drummer Marcus and band.

 

 >>> READ MORE



Wed. Jan. 26th, 2021 @ 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Sonya Jason’s “Sunset Sax & Guitar” at Moss Beach Distillery 5-7pm Reservation Required!

Featuring local professional saxophonist Sonya Jason (http://sonyajason.com/) and a variety of talented Bay Area jazz guitarists.

Listen to sensuous melodic jazz standards while savoring a stunning sunset over the sea.

Enjoy Happy Hour drink specials, too!

 

 >>> READ MORE



Sun. Jan. 30th, 2021 @ 4:30pm to 6:30pm

The Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society Presents “Ray Obiedo Group” ~ Funk, Brazilian and Latin Jazz

Contemporary jazz composer and guitarist Ray Obiedo has had an eclectic musical background during his youth spent in the San Francisco Bay Area. The sounds of Miles Davis, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Henry Mancini and the popular sounds of Motown Records influenced his early musical persona.

Obiedo has a long association with Pete Escovedo and played with Julian Priester, Herbie Hancock and more. The group Obiedo brings has been described as a jazz fusion band, but this group goes beyond the typical fusion format by exploring the exciting musical avenues of funk, Brazilian and Latin Jazz.

 

 >>> READ MORE



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

HMB Coastside History Jail Museum is Open 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.
 

 >>> READ MORE



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.
 

 >>> READ MORE



CLOSED til APRIL 2022
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
 

 >>> READ MORE



CLOSED til APRIL 2022 
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
 

 >>> READ MORE



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

 

 >>> READ MORE

CLICK for All the LIVE Music from Pacifica to Pescadero: Wed. 1/19/2022 to Tues. 1/25/2021

https://www.coastsidebuzz.com/calendar/



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) 

MWSD Offers 2nd of 3 Elected Service Academy Workshop: Campaign Filing, Election Cal, Campaign StrategiesWed. January 19th @ 6:30pm - 8:00pm


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


The Coastside Buzz Calendar
is FREE and Self-Submit


With 24/7/365 access from any device.
All the music, government meetings, community events, senior activities and foodie specials on the Coastside.
Post your event from your phone.
The Buzz Bees will approve your event within 24 hours.  

Is your event especially interesting?
Consider a CoastsideBuzz Facebook boost to reach thousands. 
Contact us!
 
COASTSIDE BUZZ BUSINESS DIRECTORY


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

 


Other Businesses on the Coastside Buzz Directory

Are You a Small Business?
ONLY $250 for Buzz Directory webpage. ONE-TIME FEE!
When you sign up for our COASTSIDE BUZZ DIRECTORY we not only offer a one-time free Buzz Facebook Boost,
but we can also feature you here, on the Weekly BuzzMail!


Want to talk about it first?
Contact Michelle Dragony at mdragony@coastsidebuzz.com.

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!

FOLLOW BUZZ!
  • Like, Follow, Share us on Facebook
  • Forward the Weekly Buzz Newsletter
  • Use and post on the FREE Buzz Calendar
  • Use and share the Buzz Directory!   If you're a business the Coastside Buzz Directory is only $250 ONE-TIME FEE for an unlimited webpage with all your important contact information. All of which is shared to the Buzz Facebook and Instagram platforms
  • LEARN MORE!

Coastside Buzz Mission and Goals

Infinite Content ~ Coastside Buzz is a website on the internet. You can tell a story by article/photo-essay, podcast and video. The story can be as long as it has to be.
“To Give You a Voice, in Your Own Words ​” ~ Support local content that is not editorialized, and aims for original sources as often as possible. Submit your own content.  Produce free (if you know how) or low-cost content (if you need help), whether via articles (photo-essays), podcasts and/or videos.
Stories are no longer constrained by physical space like newspapers and radio. On Coastside Buzz every story gets its own infinite web page. That means infinite space for a story which can be an article, a podcast, a video, or all three. Tell your story, the way you want to tell it. Come play and help us produce great local content.

Free Self-Submit Coastside Buzz Calendar​ ~ Access 24/7/365 from any device. Find all the live music, community events, government meetings, senior activities and foodie specials happening on the Coastside. Missing something? It's FREE and self-submit...Go!

Comprehensive Coastside Buzz Directory ~​ It is only $250/year for your own webpage on Coastside Buzz! Your web page includes business name, address/map, phone, email, website link, photos, descriptive text for hours, and more. Access your webpage 24/7/365 from any device. Buzz Bees will promote the Directory once a week, highlighting a business, via the Buzz Email and Coastside Buzz Facebook Ad Boost.

Email Subscription ​~ Please subscribe to our Weekly Buzz Mail. Each week people will be reminded of an event on the calendar, a new entry in the Business Directory and new content for the week.

Buzz Kaizen! ~ The Buzz Bees always continue to tinker and innovate with Coastside Buzz ~ constant incremental improvement. Have ideas? Let us know.

Facebook
Instagram
Website
Copyright © 2022 Coastside Buzz, All rights reserved.


Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list.