Jan. 24th, 2019

Should City of HMB Treat Broadband Connectivity
as a Utility?

PODCAST. When It Comes To High-Speed Internet, U.S. is ‘Falling Way Behind

Susan Crawford says that in cities like Seoul and Stockholm, high-speed, high-capacity networks are taken for granted. “It really is astonishing what’s going on in America,” she says. “We’re falling way behind in the pack of developed nations when it comes to high-speed Internet access, capacity and prices.” Fiber, the book

Crawford, author of Captive Audience: The Telecom Industry and Monopoly Power in the Gilded Age, explains how we got to this point. “The [Federal Communications Commission] in the early 2000s really thought that competition would do the job of regulatory oversight — that that would protect Americans,” she tells Fresh Air‘s Dave Davies. The idea was that cable, telephone and wireless companies would battle it out, which would yield low prices for American consumers. “As it turns out, they were wrong and we’ve come into an era where these markets have consolidated and for most Americans, their only choice for high-speed, high-capacity Internet connection is their local cable monopoly.”

~ NPR’s Fresh Air podcast with Terry Gross


What are Terpenes? What is the “Entourage Effect?”

VIDEO/ PODCAST. How does the cannabinoid system work? The Phog Foundation presents local cannabis expert Lauren Silberman as she tells the medicinal history and biology of cannabinoids and the cannabinoid system, the largest receptor system in the human body.

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Coastside King Tides Walk, Talk & Photo Op

PHOTO-ESSAY.  The California King Tides Project helps people visualize future sea level by observing the highest high tides of today. You can help by taking and sharing photos of the shoreline during King Tides to create a record of the changes to our coast from sea level rise. Find out when and how high King Tides will be near you. Learn how to participate by uploading your photos via a web browser or with a free app. These California King Tides photos are displayed on an interactive story map.

               King Tides Came January 20 and 21, 2019.


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Midcoast Community Council

To provide the Community with a more effective means to express its views to the County of San Mateo and other governmental agencies on matters of concern to the Community. 

Regular MCC meetings are on the 2nd & 4th Wednesday of the month at 7:00 PM at Granada Community Services District (GCSD) meeting room, 504 Ave Alhambra, third floor, El Granada. 

All MCC meetings are open to the public, and agendas are posted according to the requirements of the Brown Act.


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Grand Opening of Kevin Henney Gallery ~
Coastside Landscape Photography

Please join us for the grand opening of the Kevin Henney Gallery, featuring limited edition fine art landscape photography captured along the California coast. This event is open to the public, and all are welcome to attend.
Join us on January 25th from 5pm to 7pm for an evening of live music, food, and drinks. The photography gallery is located at 643 Main Street, next to Barterra Winery and Bar Press.



Pray for Snow ~ Friday Movie Night at OPL

Come for dinner, too! Great Silver Star burger, yum.


Mother, Daughter, Sister ~ 
Human Rights Documentary

Amae, Thamee, Ama (Mother, Daughter, Sister) exposes the Burmese military’s practice of using rape as a weapon of war and gives voice to Kachin and Rohingya women activists calling for justice for these crimes.

The film revolves around the stories of four women: Shamima, a volunteer counselor working with survivors of military rape in the Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh, Dil Kayas, a teenage survivor and San Lung and Lu Ra, the sister and mother of two Kachin school teachers brutally raped and killed in 2015, allegedly by the Burmese military.

Powerful testimonies from survivors, witnesses and activists explore the far-reaching impact of sexual violence upon women and communities, woven with stories of courageous women calling
for justice and a unified stand for an end to impunity.

The film will be followed by a panel discussion with Director Jeanne Hallacy and a human rights defender from Burma or an academic with expertise in SE Asia, Burma, or human rights.

Financial and Tax Strategies for a Secure Retirement with John Parsons

Join Village of the Coastside for our monthly Conversation – at the HMB Library Community Room
Mon. Jan. 28, 1 – 2: 30 PM

Financial & Tax Strategies for A Secure Retirement
with John Parsons, CPA CFP,
Parsons Accounting & Tax Services, Half Moon Bay

Whether you retired recently or many years ago, you may be concerned about these financial issues:

How will the new tax law affect me? How can I make my retirement money last? I want to downsize. Should I sell my house and move or stay here and get a Reverse Mortgage? What are the best choices? How do I address the risk of Long-Term Care? Is my estate plan up to date? Where can I get good advice? John will provide answers and resources and there will be time for your questions.

Coming February 25 – strategies for those approaching retirement.



Other Buzz Calendar Events

  • Sign Up for SMC Alert Today ~ Disaster, Traffic, Fire Alerts ~ Wed. 10 am.
  • Wine Down Thursdays ~ 5:00pm 
  • Midcoast Community Council Meeting ~ 2nd / 4th Wed. 7:00pm 
  • The HMB Jail Museum is open! ~ Winter hours, every Sat. and Sun. 10-4pm
  • Every Friday is Accoustic Friday @ Mullins Bar and Grill & Prime Rib special! Yum.

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Bedtime Stories ~ Poppleton

PODCAST.  Poppleton is the main character in a series of children’s books written by American author Cynthia Rylant. Illustrated by Mark Teague. Published originally by Blue Sky press in 1997. Also published by Viking and Scholastic.

Poppleton was read on December 14th, 1997 by Ms. Felicia Howell’s 5th grade after-school technology group at Lead Elementary School in San Mateo. This was their first podcast ever! We recorded Poppleton by passing the book and the mic around a table in the library. It was a lot of fun.   Read by: Ms. Howell, Leilani, Rylee, Tru, Michell​e, Osvaldo, Iztasu and Bobby

The stories follow a pig named Poppleton who moves from the city to a small town and enjoys humorous adventures with his friends and neighbors. This series is marketed to children ages 5 to 9.[1][2][3] Poppleton was the mascot for American Library Association‘s 1997 reading campaign.[4]  ~Wikipedia

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