April 29th, 2021



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Castillo Hemp Seed Co. Stole from 40 Farmworkers; Will Green Hygienics Pay Them Back?


Green Hygienics Holdings Inc. Closes on Acquisition of Castillo Seed Co. Assets

SAN DIEGO, March 16, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — via InvestorWire:

Green Hygienics Holdings Inc. (OTCQB: GRYN) (“Green Hygienics” or the “Company”) announces today that it has closed the acquisition of certain assets of Castillo Seed LLC. (Castillo), a pioneering hemp seed company with an extensive library of proven genetics backed by years of R&D efforts.


Communication and Transparency Critical to SAM Budget Process


VIDEO. From the Sewer Authority Mid-Coastside meeting on April, 26th, 2021. General Manager, Kishen Prathivadi presents the FY 2021 Operating Budget Review.

The Sewer Authority Mid-Coastside (SAM) provides wastewater treatment services and contract collection maintenance services for a population of approximately 27,000 in the following areas:

  • City of Half Moon Bay
  • El Granada
  • Miramar
  • Montara
  • Moss Beach
  • Princeton by the Sea



Biker Trail Rage!


OWN VOICE. ~ InPerspective by Gregg Dieguez —

We seem to have another situation like oligarch Vinod Khosla closing Martin’s Beach, only this time it’s atop Quarry Park. Residents report County Parks is restricting access to longstanding trails there due to a property owner complaining about vandalism.  Here’s what’s been reported, and the impact on your recreational opportunities in El Granada.


Support the San Benito House Fire Recovery Effort to Help the Employees


OWN VOICE by Stefanie Myhre, with approval from San Benito House and Cantina business owner, Chris Cheeseman.

As many of you already know, there was a devastating fire in the wee hours of April 10th, 2021 that essentially gutted the 2nd floor of the San Benito House, which is wildly popular with locals and tourists alike.

Recently, I was able to sit down with Chris Cheeseman who is majority owner and business manager of the San Benito House that has been at the corner of Main and Mill Streets, in Half Moon Bay, since 1905, to understand some of the challenges they are facing as they attempt to be cleared to rebuild and re-open.


CalFire CZU Presents Water Safety Awareness: Beach and Rip Current Hazards on San Mateo County Coast


VIDEO. From CAL FIRE CZU San Mateo-Santa Cruz YouTube recorded April 28th, 2021.

Got questions about local conditions? Ask a surfer! Surfers know how to read the ocean, watching the waves and recognizing patters and hidden dangers before getting in the water.


First Dose Moderna (Age 18+) COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics in El Granada and Half Moon Bay ~ Fri. April 30th *NO APPOINTMENT NEEDED*



1. Location: Coastside Hope, 99 Avenue Alhambra, El Granada
Date: Friday, April 30th
Time: 1 pm to 7 pm * Or until we run out, limited dose

2. Location: Our Lady of the Pilar Church (at the Catechism Hall)

Date: Friday, April 30th
Time: 1 pm to 4 pm* Or until doses run out, limited doses

If you have any questions please call Coastside Hope at 650-726-9071.


HMB Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) Looking For Citizens to Serve


WILLING TO SERVE? I served for 4 years. Our group finished the City of Half Moon Bay’s Bicycle Pedestrian Master Plan, and now the City is looking for new people for the next stage of the Master Plan, implementation. Meet by Zoom on odd months.

The City of Half Moon Bay is accepting Willing to Serve Forms from individuals interested in serving on its Bicycle/Pedestrian Advisory Committee as a representative. The City is looking for the following:

  • Two (2) walking enthusiasts
  • One (1) commuter cyclist
  • One (1) recreational cyclist
  • One (1) senior representative
  • One (1) youth representative (must age 17 or younger)
  • One (1) representative of the Cabrillo Unified School District appointed by the district
Interested Applicants should submit a “Willing to Serve Form” by May 10, 2021.


Sponsorship Opportunities for Cabrillo Education Foundation’s Cornhole Tournament in September 2021



Join us for our 3rd Annual Coastside Cornhole Tournament.
It will be an amazing day of Cornhole, Music, Prizes, Food and Drinks!  
Cornhole Tournament hosted by California Cornhole Association.

Sunday, September 26, 2021
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

All proceeds benefit the Cabrillo Education Foundation (CEF) endowment fund.


Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST) and the Association of Ramaytush Ohlone (ARO) Announce Historic Farming Collaboration in San Gregorio



Ma Da Dil will be the first BIPOC farm on the San Francisco Peninsula under local Indigenous leadership.

Palo Alto, Calif. (April 8, 2021) – Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST) and the Association of Ramaytush Ohlone (ARO) today announced the launch of a historic collaborative relationship.

On 38 acres of San Gregorio farmland that POST conserved in February 2020, ARO and its farming collaborators — the Deep Medicine Circle, Luna Vez Farm and Top Leaf Farms — will partner together to care for Indigenous and other marginalized communities through food production practices that simultaneously benefit personal health, ecological health and social relations, while liberating food from the market economy.


FEMA’s Financial Assistance for COVID-19 Related Funeral Expenses Incurred After January 20, 2020



The COVID-19 pandemic has brought overwhelming grief to many families. At FEMA, our mission is to help people before, during and after disasters. We are dedicated to helping ease some of the financial stress and burden caused by the virus.

Under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, FEMA is providing financial assistance for COVID-19 related funeral expenses incurred after January 20, 2020.


Puente Harnesses Volunteer Tutors and Canada College’s Promise Scholars Program


PRESS RELEASE. Did you know that you can go to community college for free?  Puente does. Puente refocuses tutoring program during the pandemic to keep Pescadero students moving forward with college, during the pandemic.

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Big Wave Project’s First Day of Construction Starts with Biofencing


Big Wave Project volunteers are gathered Saturday, April 17th, 2021, to install biofencing, which has environmental benefits; the biofencing will allow any critters on the land inside a safe passageway out. Today construction on the northern parcel begins!

This marks a new effort in the construction of the Big Wave residence on the Northern parcel of the land.
Once built, much of the land will be preserved for walking and outdoor events, allowing residents and guests to appreciate the natural coastal environment.


Other Stories

video. County CHIPPER PROGRAM Back in Mid-May 2021 for El Granada, Moss Beach and Montara
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)
video. San Mateo County Resource Conservation District Presents “First Flush” Water Quality for 2020
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
idea. Want to Be a Coastside Beach Ambassador? Waves, Garbage and Permit Education
essay Why Are Microgrids With Smaller Wastewater Treatment Plants Essential for Sustainable Community Survival?
press release State Labor Violation: Castillo Seed Co. Has Not Paid Workers On Time in Six Months
protest What Happens If SFPUC Watershed Keepers Lose Their Sheriff Powers and Have to Use 911 in a Fire?
video The Mystery of SAM’s BOD Spikes ~ Fertilizers? Frozen Fisheries? Breweries? Distilleries? Wineries? 
video The Balancing of Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD) at Sewer Authority Mid-Coastside (SAM)
video Sheriff Candidate Mark Melville Would Release the AXON Video of the Harmon Shooting ~ Would You?
video Hanging Fire: Eucalyptus Crown Fires and El Granada
video Supervisor Horsley Special Study Session on Fuel Load Reduction and Weed Eradication
video A Brief History of the JPA Collection Contract Between Sewer Authority, HMB, GCSD and MSWD
video  DA Wagstaff Answers Questions About Sandra Harmon Shooting at the City Council Special Meeting
video More Than 50 People Attend MSWD Zoom Meeting on New Rates and Charges
video RCD’s First Flush Water Quality Program ~ Want to Volunteer?
invitation Want to Sample Water for Surfrider’s Blue Water Task Force (BWTF)?
podcast Live to Die ~ First Responsibility – Have You Planned for Your Death?
article HAM Radio Technician License Training ~ Remote Testing Starting Due to Covid 19
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.  Fri. April 30th, 2021 @ 10:00am to 12:00pm
Watercolor Landscapes Live Virtual Four Fridays With Christine Oliver

Watercolor Landscapes

Artist Teacher:  Christine Oliver

Ages 18 and over

Fridays, 10:00 am–12:00 pm, April 30, May 7, 14, 21

A new landscape photograph is emailed weekly to each student, so they can paint along with the
step-by-step instructions in this live virtual course.

Livestream link will be provided after registration.


NEW.  Fri. April 30th, 2021 @ 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Barterra Winery Friday Nights Wine and Live Music Downtown Half Moon Bay

Live Music this Friday night from 5:00pm to 7:00pm with Sally Magness.

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


Our Tasting Room is open for indoor and outdoor seating. Reservations are recommended, but not required.

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



NEW.  Sat. May 1st to 23rd, 2021 @ 12:00pm to 5:00pm
Termespheres are Back! Unique Art of 6-Point Perspective In the Round at Coastal Arts League

Opening Reception Sat. May 1st Noon to 4 pm
April 29 to May 23, 2021

Open daily except Tuesday and Wednesday.

Artist and inventor Dick Termes demonstrates 100 suspended spherical artworks at the Coastal Arts League in Half Moon Bay.

Termes discusses his unique spherical paintings known as Termespheres.

These suspended, rotating globes capture an inside-out view of an entire three-dimensional landscape.

Termes, who acknowledges the influence of M.C. Escher and Buckminster Fuller in his work, speaks about the interconnection between math, science and art.


Fri. May 3rd, 2021, at 8:00am

Fitzgerald Marine Preserve Will Open Again on Monday, May 3rd, 2021!



Fitzgerald Marine Reserve Reopens May 3
The popular Fitzgerald Marine Reserve will reopen on Monday, May 3, 2021.

Rangers and staff from County Parks are counting on every visitor to help by following the reserve’s tidepool etiquette and COVID-19 safety guidelines.


NEW.  Thur. May 6th, 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.


Fri. May 7th, 2021, at 10:30am to 11:30am

Reimagine SamTrans Reaches Out to the Coastside ~ Would An “On Demand” Service Work Best?


The SamTrans Planning department is working on a comprehensive operational analysis of the SamTrans bus routes called Reimagine SamTrans.
The goal is to develop a transportation system that best meets the public transit and mobility needs of San Mateo County.

The Planning department has developed several transportation alternatives and is now seeking public input.   They will then refine the alternatives and come back to the community for additional public input.

When we discussed the Reimagine SamTrans plan at an earlier Coastside meeting, the group had a lot of good comments.One alternative in Reimagine SamTrans includes a possible “on demand” service on the Coastside.



Fri. April 9th-May 2nd, 2021, at 1:00pm to 5:00pm

Sanchez Art Center Presents the 2021 Left Coast Annual Juried Exhibition


Opening Friday, April 9, is the 2021 Left Coast Annual Exhibition.

Juror Christine Koppes, Curator and Director of Public Programs at the Institute of Contemporary Art San José, selected 56 visually intriguing works in a variety of media from among 800 entries submitted by artists on the left coast (Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon, and Washington).

The resulting exhibition conveys “important conversations about social change, identity, and the COVID-19 pandemic,” says Koppes, and “reflects on our interconnectedness even in a time of isolation.”


Mon. May 17th to 20th, 2021 
County CHIPPER PROGRAM Back in Mid-May 2021 for El Granada, Moss Beach and Montara


GET READY!  Mon May 17 - Thu May 20

EVENT. Last year, in 2020, the community chipping program was yet another tremendous success due to the support of the community, San Mateo County Fire Safe Council, The Resource Conservation District and volunteers who helped staff the event.

The combined effort removed almost 800 loads of brush from the yards of residents throughout our community.

The Neighborhood Chipper Program is based on a “you cut, we chip” model. If a fire were to impact our community these efforts would help firefighters better defend our homes and our community.


NEW.  Sun. Sept. 26th, 2021 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
Sponsorship Opportunities for Cabrillo Education Foundation’s Cornhole Tournament in September 2021


Join us for our 3rd Annual Coastside Cornhole Tournament.
It will be an amazing day of Cornhole, Music, Prizes, Food and Drinks!  
Cornhole Tournament hosted by California Cornhole Association.

Sunday, September 26, 2021
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

All proceeds benefit the Cabrillo Education Foundation (CEF) endowment fund.



Every Saturday from 9:00am to 1:00pm 
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


NEW.  Every Wedneday from 2:00pm to 6:00pm 
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



Every Monday 2021 @ 3:00pm - 6:00pm
COVID-19 Mouth Swab Testing Every Monday 3:00-6:00pm Sponsored By City of Half Moon Bay

The City of Half Moon Bay and County of San Mateo – Government have partnered to offer more COVID-19 testing on the Coastside.

Using Curative self-administered testing kits, you simply swab your own mouth and you’re done.

Testing will offer safe, outdoor walk-up access.

Tests are free, no insurance necessary, but if you have it, bring your information.

The testing will continue to be held every Monday from 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. at the Ted Adcock Community Center. Please register at



Every Friday @ 9:00am to 10:00am
Coastal Windage ~ “The Talk of the Coast” Call-in LIVE Talk Show on KHMB

The Coastside’s only live, call-in talk radio show, Coastal Windage features Coastside issues, hot topics, and live comments from Coastsiders in real time.

Finally, the people of the Coastside have an opportunity to participate in their own community.

Co-hosts Reuben TruthMaker and Livvy Streetwise provide a curated and encouraging forum for discussion while regaling listeners with their informed, entertaining, and insightful takes on a full spectrum of topics.



More Live Music Coming Soon.....

CoastViews Music Weekly Entertainment Guide


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 ~ 3rd Thurs. only @ 7:30pm

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

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

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 @ 1:00pm

Cabrillo Unified School District ~ 2nd Thurs. @ 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!


Listen to More Bedtime Stories Podcasts.

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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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