February 27th, 2020


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February 29th, 2020 @ 10:30am-12:30pm

City of HMB Priorities? Tell the City Council at Their Listening Session #2/3

Don’t Miss the Second City Council Listening Session of 2020! Thursday, February 29th.
What priorities do you think the City of Half Moon Bay should work on in 2020? We’re listening! It is that time of year again where community members are invited to attend Listening Sessions and share your vision for the City’s priorities this upcoming year. The purpose of these sessions is for the City Council members to hear directly from the people who live and work here and gain a broad range of community input on what people feel are the critical priorities the City should be focusing on. The City will be hosting three listening sessions, with varying locations, times, and focuses. Anyone may attend any or all of the sessions. View all the dates and times below!

>> March 5th, 2020 @ 7:30pm @ HMB Brewery
Brews and Views: Coastside Prep For the Next Big Fire Or Emergency

We welcome David Cosgrave, Battalion Chief of Coastside Fire Protection District, and members of Coastside CERT to discuss the Coastside preparedness in the event of a fire, and how the community can come together to protect ourselves, our property and our community at the Half Moon Bay Brewery.

March 28th, 2020 @ 7:30pm-10:30pm
Stargazing at Pigeon Point Lighthouse

Join a State Park Interpreter after dark to explore the night sky and learn about the history of Pigeon Point Light Station.

Telescopes will be provided by the Santa Cruz Astronomy Club, and topics include astronomy, maritime navigation, lighthouse functions, and nocturnal animals.

Bring water, snacks, and warm clothes. Meet in the picnic area.

Free event. For more information, call (650) 879-2120.


March 1st, 2020 @ 8:45am-12:00pm
Guided Elephant Seal Walks at Ano Nuevo

March Saturdays ~ 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Journey to view a large colony of Northern elephant seals, guided by your docent naturalist on this moderate 3-mile, 2.5 hour adventure.

In the winter months, male elephant seals arrive along the shore of Año Nuevo State Park to establish hierarchy, while pregnant females come ashore to birth to their pups.

Bring warm clothes, sturdy shoes, and rain gear.

No umbrellas, strollers, or pets.


March 16th, 2020 @ 8:00pm
Junior Rangers Program at the HMB Library

Calling all 7 to 12 year olds!

Who in the world is Ynes Mejia?

Join California State Parks staff at your local library to learn about this little known, but fascinating, plant collector!

She collected rare plants in California and Latin America and was recently featured in a Google Doodle.

Meet at the Half Moon Bay Public Library.

Free event. For more information, call (650) 726-8814.


March 11th, 2020 @ 3:00-5:00pm
Death Café Coastside @ Coastside Adult Day Health 

At a Death Café, people – often strangers – gather to drink tea, enjoy snacks, and discuss death. Death Café offers everyone a chance to share ideas, opinions, and questions about death in a supportive and safe environment…with tea and snacks. There is no agenda. This is a discussion group, not a grief support or counseling session.

Parking: there is parking available behind Coastside Adult Day Health Center and on the street.

Participation is free, but registration is required.For questions, please contact Susan Barber at 650.532.2396.


August 4th, 2020 @ 5:00-9:00pm
National Night Out 2020 ~ Crime and Drug Reduction and Some Disaster Prep?

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The event has been held annually since 1984, and is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch in the United States and Canada. National Night Out began simply with neighbors turning on their porch lights and sitting in front of their homes.[The first National Night Out involved 2.5 million residents across 400 communities in 23 states; National Night Out 2016 involved 38 million residents in 16,000 communities across the United States.


CoastViews Music Weekly Entertainment Guide


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Other Buzz Calendar Events

PAELLA! 6th Annual Sonrisas Dental Health Fundraiser at the HMB Library 4/17

HAM Cram in Redwood City ~ Be Able to Communicate with NO Internet  4/4

Death Café Coastside @ Coastside Adult Day Health  3/11

The Horse Boy – A Documentary; An Autistic Quest in Outer Mongolia 2/29

Midcoast Community Council Opening ~ Ready to Represent?! 2/28 deadline

SAY YES! to a Prom Dress Collection Drive and Giveaway at the NEW FIT Studios 2/29

Do You Have Concerns About Falling?  A Matter of Balance Program Can Help 2/11-3/31

Tech Talks for 55 and Up ~ Explore New Electronic Gadgets 1st and 3rd Thursdays

SAM Wastewater Treatment Plant Tours Every Third Wed. @ 11am every third Wed. @ 11am

FREE 5th Annual Jetty Classic Surf Contest 5th Annual in Half Moon Bay 2/29

HMBHS Black & Orange Ball Athletic Fundraiser ~ Go Cougars! 3/7


Coastside Agency Meetings

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

HMB Planning ~ 2nd /4th Tues. @ 7:00pm  
(cancelled 2/25/20)

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

Sewer Authority Mid-Coastide (SAM) ~ 2nd / 4th Mon. @ 7:00pm  (cancelled 2/24/20)

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

Montara Water & Sanitary District Meetings ~ 1st / 3rd Thurs. @ 7:30pm (cancelled 2/20/20)

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

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

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

San Mateo County Harbor District ~ 3rd Wed. only @ 6:30pm

Cabrillo Unified School District ~ 2nd Thurs. @ 7:00pm

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InPerspective: Pacifica Puts Profits Over People

OWN VOICE ARTICLE. VIDEO  ~ Cherie Chan (Pacifica) & Gregg Dieguez (Montara)

Pacifica Puts Profits Over People (Well, Except For One Land Owner) 

In another stunning victory for parasitic profiteering and climate denial, the Pacifica City Council ignored the pleas of its citizens and voted 4-1 Monday night to approve a Local Coastal Plan (LCLUP) which denies the Climate Crisis while also taking away critical wetlands reserved primarily for recreational opportunities. 

The Council also denied a Brown Act Appeal filed by citizens because of the City’s back-door dealings with a private land-owner.

Census Assistance Outreach at the Farmers Market in HMB, Pescadero and Pacifica

VIDEO. Farmers Market will have a Census Assistance and Information Kiosk, every single market day during the season, at every market.

Open April 4th.

Three members of Erin’s staff have already gone to training. They speak English, Spanish, Japanese, Russian and Tagalog.

There will be a dedicated hotspot with Macs and PCs.

Want to Volunteer?

Contact Erin at


Are You a Hipster? Have a Spare Room? Earn Some Money? Have Company and Help?

Rethinking Your Living Space for the Future?

Are you living alone in a big house or with empty rooms? Is sharing your home an option for extra income or support? Want to learn more about Home sharing or ADU’s (aka Granny Flats or Mother-in-law units?)

Laura Fanucchi, Associate Executive Director, HIP Housing (Human Investment Project) will share how her group helps to match up people in a variety of home sharing arrangements in San Mateo County.


How Does China Sword Affect Allied Waste’s Diversion Rates?

VIDEO. Allied Waste presents to the Half Moon Bay City Council 2/18/2020.
High level discussion on the world economy of garbage and how it affects Allied Waste, and us.
How will it affect our rates?
Diversion rates are changing and there is a change of materials, over last 10-15 years.


ZERO Whale Entanglements Thanks to Harbor District Outreach

VIDEO. San Mateo County Harbor District Commissioner, Tom Mattusch reports at the 2/19/2020 meeting.

He is on the whale entanglement task force.


Etheldore Apts. SMCo Planning Pre-Application Public Workshop

Proposed Etheldore Apartments in Moss Beach: 2 buildings, 3-stories, 8 units.

The Pre-Application Public Workshop is your opportunity to learn about a proposed major development, ask questions, and make comments.

The County will prepare a Summary Report of public and agency comments received at this stage for the applicant to consider before they submit their formal permit application.


Disposable Foodware Ordinance Passed By HMB City Council

City Staff have been directed to meet with businesses over the next 90 days.

Finalize preparation of the draft ordinance adopting a new Chapter 7.30 of the Half Moon Bay Municipal Code entitled “Disposable Foodware Ordinance” that mirrors the San Mateo County Disposable Foodware Ordinance.

Other Stories

links Roundabouts? 16th, Cypress, California…..Moss Beach, Montara and HWY 92/35?
video CCWD Lost Biggest Customer When Bay City Closed. What Does That Mean?
link  Coastside CERT Spring Training. Couple Spaces Open
video Debbie Ruddock Sees Non-Occupancy Short Term Rentals as Armageddon
article Did You Know There is a Road From El Granada Blvd. to Milbrae?
guest editorial InPerspective: How Development Will Undermine Your Water, Sewer and Fire Security
video Got Hearing Loss? Check Out ClearCaptions: See Every Conversation. It’s FREE.
video Wrecks at Franklin Point and the Shipwreck Cemetary ~ HMB History Lecture
video $300k Loan for Workforce Development Center is Approved by the City of HMB
video Harbor Village RV Park Plans Tabled Unanimously by SMCo Planning
video AB 1672 Will Redefine the Marketing of “Flushable” Wipes
link Anonymous Survey by San Mateo County for Aging & Adult Services
article Parklet Pilot Project at Cafe Society on Main Street HMB
podcast KHMB With Eric Harger ~ Community Swimming Pool at CUSD Headquarters?

Great Local Coastal Content Every Week. 
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Half Moon Bay Kayak Company

Doug Connor has devoted his life to the sport of kayaking, and has worked professionally in the industry for 35 years. He was on the U.S. Wildwater team, has competed internationally, and has kayaked in four continents.

Chris Manchester has kayaked thousands of coastal miles over the past 25 years. He also kayaked the second longest barrier reef in the world from Cancun, Mexico to the Bay Islands of Honduras on a private expedition. Besides private expeditions, he has worked for several companies in local and international waters, teaches for the National Outdoor Leadership School and NOLS Wilderness Medicine.

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Bedtime Stories: If You Give a Mouse a Cookie

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie was recorded on August 10th, 2016 by Reed Andary of HMB. Reed is 17 years old and lives part-time in Miramar, part-time at boarding school in Massachusetts. He loves to play guitar and play ball with his pals.


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

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