August 9th, 2018
The Weekly Buzz Mail

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Coastside Emeregncy Prep CERT Survey

Survey and Dates. Have you thought about what kind of disasters might happen and what you will do when one does…today…tomorrow…next week?
If you live on the California coast between Devil’s Slide Tunnel and Tunitas Creek Road, you’re on the right site for information.
The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program educates volunteers about disaster preparedness for the hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. This training will help you care for your family, your neighbors and your community in the case of an emergency.

Whether you’re already a CERT or want to become one,  please fill out this short survey to let us know you’re interested.

Here are some dates to note:

Sat. Sept. 1st   &    Sat. Oct. 6th: CERT Mod.1 + FRS Radio Training

(Same class, choose one date). This will be a CERT introductory class that covers only the first module of CERT training (the full CERT training is 24 hours), plus an overview of how to use FRS radios (aka walkie-talkies) in an emergency. Held at the HMB Firehouse. Dates for the rest of the CERT training (7 other modules) will be announced at the class.

October 27th: Coastside Disaster Exercise: 7.3 – The Coast is Flat.

7.3 Earthquake. EOC (emergency operations center) is down, no fiber (no cell, no landlines, no internet). Using FRS and HAM radios, we will work to find the communication holes in a mass casualty emergency on the Coastside. More information in upcoming weeks.

To participate in either of these events, contact

Re-drawing the District Voting Map
Video / Podcast. Listen in. District-Based Elections Draft Maps  ~  The City Council has narrowed down the potential maps for district-based elections to two options.

The Council asks the community to provide input prior to its August 21 meeting, at which the final map will be selected.

The two proposed maps can be viewed online on the Interactive Review Maps page at

Please provide input on the two maps in one of the following ways:

For more information and background on Half Moon Bay’s transition to district-based elections, please visit
This meeting was the first of two where the public can chime in on which voting district maps to choose. The next meeting will be

The map that is chosen will be used in 2020, not this year.   

Then, the map will be further updated as a result of the 2020 census, for the 2022 elections.  LISTEN IN! 

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Half Moon Bay History Assoc. & Museum

Our group was established in 2006 with the goal of preserving and celebrating the history of the Coastside. We hold quarterly speaker events on a variety of historic topics, provide an education program to local third-grade schools, and serve as a resource for those with questions about or an interest in the history of this unique region. 

Thanks to a partnership with the City of Half Moon Bay, we were able to establish a museum in the historic jail in downtown Half Moon Bay. We are also currently working on a project to establish a larger Coastside History Museum in the Johnston Barn building behind the jail. Volunteers and Donations to help with our projects are more than welcome!

More Half Moon Bay History Content on Buzz ~ Lectures, videos, podcasts…

The Half Moon Bay History Association has opened a small museum in the historic Half Moon Bay Jail to be able to share and celebrate Coastside History, while the larger Johnston Barn Museum work progresses. As part of the initiative, we have trained volunteer docents  to educate museum visitors.  

Come by and learn about the Spanish Land Grant Era, Bootlegging and Prohibition, Maritime History, the Ohlone Indians, the various immigrant communities who settled the Coastside, prominent historic buildings in town and the stories behind those who built them… and much more!




Rent a STORAGE Space for your Kayak, Surfski, or Standup Paddle.  Wood and carpet rack covered with UV netting.
Check it out ~ 111 Vassar St. HMB
Opposite the HMB Yacht Club

NEW PRICE ~ $25 - 50/month. (Paid quarterly)


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?
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HMB Shakespeare's Twelfth Night OPENS!

Performed by the Half Moon Bay Shakespeare Company

August 17, 2018 through September 9, 2018

Performances are Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Except Labor Day Weekend ~ Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

Showtimes are Friday and Saturday at 7:00 PM, Sunday matinees at 2:00 PM.

Labor Day Weekend schedule: Sunday at 7:00, Monday at 2:00 PM.

Gates open at 6:00 PM and 1:00 PM  on Sunday.

Ticket prices are: $25 for Adults, $20 for Seniors and Students, Children 12 and under Free.

Tickets are good for any performance.

Tickets are held at the door at will call. We do not mail.

Tickets are also available at Coastside Books in HMB and at the door.   We do not accept debit or credit cards at the door in Carter Park.  Dress warmly for the evening performances.

Audience is in full sun for the matinee. Please bring a low back beach chair or blanket for seating up front and camp chairs to the rear. Hay bales are available at the very rear of the seating area.

The NEW Half Moon Bay Library OPENS!

Open. Open. Open. August 18th, 2018! 10AM.


All the LIVE MUSIC from Pacifica to Pescadero! 
Thurs. 5:00pm ~ Wine Down Thursdays ~ 50% off wine!
Tues. 7pm ~ HMB City Council Meeting

Every Sat. and Sun. 11-5pm ~ The HMB Jail Museum is open!
Every Friday is Accoustic Friday @ Mullins Bar and Grill & Prime Rib special! Yum.

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Bedtime Stories ~ The Tale of The Flopsy Bunnies

Podcast.  This children’s book was written and illustrated by Beatrix Potter, and first published by Frederick Warne & Co. in July 1909. After two full-length tales about rabbits, Potter had grown weary of the subject and was reluctant to write another. She realized however that children most enjoyed her rabbit stories and pictures, and so reached back to characters and plot elements from The Tale of Peter Rabbit (1902) and The Tale of Benjamin Bunny (1904) to create The Flopsy Bunnies. A semi-formal garden of archways and flowerbeds in Wales at the home of her uncle and aunt became the background for the illustrations.

In The Flopsy Bunnies, Benjamin Bunny and his cousin Flopsy are the parents of six young rabbits called simply The Flopsy Bunnies. The story concerns how the Flopsy Bunnies, while raiding a rubbish heap of rotting vegetables, fall asleep and are captured by Mr. McGregor who places them in a sack. While McGregor is distracted, the six are freed by Thomasina Tittlemouse, a woodmouse, and the sack filled with rotten vegetables by Benjamin and Flopsy. At home, Mr. McGregor proudly presents the sack to his wife, but receives a sharp scolding when she discovers its actual content.

1 Hour Bedtime Story Mixes ~ Listen In!

If you like to read bedtime stories contact the Buzz Studios and come on down and record!

If you enjoyed listening to this bedtime story, you may enjoy reading it too. Find the book at Inkspell Books in Half Moon Bay!

Thanks for listing to Bedtime Stories on Coastside Buzz.

This series is produced in the studios. 

How to Use Bedtime Stories as an Independent Reading Tutor!

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