September 26th, 2019
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Sat. 9/28, 8am Start ~ BIKE RIDE

Ride Start 8:00am Staging begins at 7:15am to 7:50am. The ride start and venue Expo is located at Pillar Point Harbor in Half Moon Bay. 

The Jensie Gran Fondo has been designed to be an extraordinary day, with a focus on enjoying the best road and views with Jens Voigt and our respected event partners.



Coastside GARAGE Sale ~ Sat. 9/28/19, 9am-2pm

Register for the Coastside Garage Sale: Sept. 28, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.


After registering come by Review and pick up your garage sales kit with signs, stickers and tips.

  • Recycle your stuff
  • Clean up your yard and garage
  • Meet your neighbors
  • Donate to Goodwill
  • Ear a little pocket  money

Goodwill truck will be available at Shoreline Station to take away leftover good stuff from 3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.


Other Buzz Calendar Events


Coastside Agency Meetings:

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

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

HMB Planning ~ 2nd /4th Tues. @ 7:00pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Montara Water & Sanitary District Meetings
 ~ 1st / 3rd Thurs. @ 7:30pm


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Coastside Wave ~ City of HMB Public Safety Newsletter 2019

LINK. Welcome to Coastside Wave Public Safety & Community Awareness Newsletter

This newsletter is provided by the City of Half Moon Bay, the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office Coastside Bureau, and the Sheriff’s Activity League (SAL). Please click on the link below to download the latest quarterly issue, featuring public safety tips and updates, seasonal safety information, disaster preparation resources, and much more.

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Abundant Grace
Homeless Apprentice Program at Potrero Farm

Thank you to each and every one of you for all the great support at our Farm to Table Fundraiser this past Saturday (9/14/19).  Together, we raised $24,000!  It took me several days to upload the video (does anyone know a young graphic artist who wants to volunteer?) but it turned out well.  I hope you enjoy it and email the link to your friends.

Want to know why donating makes a difference?

  • Over 20,000 pounds of fresh, organic produce
  • Distributed for free to hundreds of needy families
  • Employing over 50 people experiencing homelessness every year
  • Serving over 5,000 breakfasts
~ Eric DeBode, Abundant Grace

Coastside CERT Is Now Sponsored, Funded and ACTIVATED!

ANNOUNCEMENT. From the desk of Coastside CERT…

Please take a moment to read this important message from Fire Battalion Chief David Cosgrave about changes that will allow Coastside CERT to respond more efficiently to local conditions.

Background to the Chief’s message. To become a fully functional emergency preparedness and response program, Coastside CERT needed three things:

  1. Sponsorship – That happened May 2, 2019 thanks to the Coastside Fire Protection District
  2. Funding – California for All CERT/Listos Capacity Building Grant awarded end of May 20, 2019
  3. Activation – Great News! (read on)

Evaluation of Sewer Authority Mid-Coastside Organizational Improvement

VIDEO/ POWERPOINT.  Wastewater Management Specialists present their analysis of SAM’s organizational accountability.

In private interviews, both staff and the board agreed SAM has trust issues, but that each person wanted to find a way down a new path.


Cal Trans Says Gray Whale Cove Pedestrian Crossing Has Zero Impact on Environment

REPORT. Location: State Route 1 adjacent to the parking lot for Gray Whale Cove State Beach. Approximately .5 mile south of the Tom Lantos Tunnel at Devil’s Slide.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION: The proposed project involves modifications to the Gray Whale Cove State Beach parking lot off of Highway 1 and the pedestrian crossing from the parking lot across the Highway to the beach, in order to improve pedestrian safety for beach users. The proposed project includes the addition of a pedestrian crosswalk on Highway 1; pedestrian hybrid beacons; widening pavement for the addition of a left turn lane and an acceleration lane; relocation and improvement of the parking lot entrance; as well as installation of associated overhead lighting, overhead signs and roadside signs. The project will include the following components.



1937 Report: Construction of San Pedro Highway (Devil’s Slide)

REPORT. The re-alignment reduces the distance and climb in half.


HAM Radio Operators and Neighbors ~ The CARLA Repeater Reaches Montara to HMB

Our awareness of the C.A.R.L.A. repeater system is a case of pure Serendipity. Within the span of one week, three HMB HAMs became aware of the CARLA system. Two of us were discussing it over the TOW repeaterMike Herbert (WB6JKV) popped into our conversation saying he did a lot of the rework on the CARLA transmitter up on Montara Mountain right next to the TOW repeater. He is the current moderator for that repeater. I wrote an email to him asking if our club could use it for Club Nets and event traffic. He replied we could at no charge. Mike does a lot of technical work with the major networks.  ~ Lee Copland HAM Radio Operator


40 Years on, How Does Proposition 13 Impact the California Dream?

KQED PODCAST. The California Report Magazine’s, Vanessa Rancaño looked at her own neighborhood in North Oakland, where she rents a home.

>>>>>Listen in. 28 minutes.

As CUSD puts another parcel tax on the ballot, this November, please take the time to listen to the CUSD podcasts on Coastside Buzz that explore State of California and CUSD Education Financing.

Other Stories

City Council Goes to 33 Subcommittee, Interagency and Liason Meetings 
CERT Field Operating Guide is Great for Triage ~ Buy One for Your CERT Bag article
Do You Have Enough WATER? Frenchmen’s Creek Disaster Prep Class #1 photo-essay
The Granada Gazette and GCSD Parks and Recs SURVEY  survey
Interview with Sean McPhetridge, CUSD’s New Superintendent podcast
Will Strategic Global Management Buy Seton Coastside Medical Center? article
How Long Can CCWD Provide Wat
er During a PG&E Fire Safety Shutdown? video
LINK. The Complete 2018-19 Draft Land Use Plan is Available for Public Review and Comment video
SFPUC Plans for Montara North Peak Include Public Outreach and Whiting Ridge? article
The State of California is Causing CUSD’s Financial Crisis video
Kirk Lombard of Sea Forager Takes Us on a Seafood Adventure photo-essay 
Wastewater and Microgrids for the Coastside? No More Inter-Tie or Outfall!? photo-essay

Mavericks Swim Club Hires Coastsider Jim Stretch as the New Head Coach!! article
CoasTalk #5 with Mark Weisbarth and Local Hip Hop Rapper Lil MC podcast
The BIG One: Your Survival Guide for a 7.8 Earthquake a KPCC Radio Production podcast

Markegard Family Ranch Grass Fed and Pasture
Raised Meat

Volunteer Gael Erickson by Mary Larenas @ MCC  Ode to Longtime Coastside  video

Ruins of the Coastside: Going, Going, Almost Gone video 

Dyslexia? CUSD Dyslexia Advisory Committee Presents the Latest Research  video

Home and Car Emergency Supply Checklists ~ Are you Prepared? article

Zoe Chait is the Middle School Surf Champ for the State of California!! video

Phog Foundation Lecture ~ Cannabis Consumption; Finding What Works Best for You video

HMB Jail and Museum Remote Tour photo-essay

HMB City Council and Staff Priority Planning Retreat video

History Lecture ~ The Lost Town of Purissima photo/essay
Spectacular Goes17 Weather Satellite for West Coast link
What are Terpenes? What is the “Entourage Effect?” podcast
The Ring. photo-essay
Coastal Trail, video

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TBSP of Love

Helping others learn to cook is almost as great of a joy for Angelini as cooking itself. She started by teaching her four grandchildren to cook, and branched out into teaching classes. Now Angelini runs a business from her kitchen, teaching children age 5 and up and leading classes for adults. She also cooks for corporate events using ingredients from the coastside area, like Harley Farms goat cheese, Marilyn Johnson’s jams, and local Brussels sprouts.

One favorite dish she may feature?

“I love risotto, and I think it’s because of the time that goes into it,” she said. “It’s not something you rush; you take care of it the whole way through.

“I love the nurturing aspect of cooking,” Angelini said.


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Bedtime Stories: Mr. Peabody’s Apples

PODCAST.  Mr. Peabody’s Apples is about the kindly Mr. Peabody, a dedicated teacher and Little League coach who one day finds himself ostracized when false rumors spread through his small town. Mr. Peabody silences the gossip by standing up for himself and teaches his town that words can hurt just as much as sticks and stones.  Mr. Peabody’s Apples is a beautiful story about how we must choose our words carefully to avoid causing harm to others.

Listen from any device at any time!


Listen to More Bedtime Stories Podcasts.

Bedtime Stories ~ Harold and the Purple Crayon 

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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