June 21st, 2018
The Weekly Buzz Mail

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Do You Know What a District-Based Election System Means to HMB?

Watch the presentation. On 3/6 the City of HMB was notified were in violation of the California Voting Right Act. It will cost $30k if HMB re-districts within 90 days. Much more, if we do not act.

On 4/17 the City Council passed a “resolution of intention” in order to move forward with the re-districting process. They are working with National Demographics Corporation to guide the City of HMB through the re-districting process  (NDC).

The City is scheduling 5 public hearings.

The third and fourth meetings, on June 19th and July 17th, will review draft maps.

And in August (not scheduled yet, (stay tuned to the Buzz Calendar!), the last public meeting will introduce an ordinance and adopt a new map.   The City Really Want Your Input!

First Bite of the Romeo Pier

Photo-essay. The demo continues in earnest. Bye, bye Charlie the Tuna. Cost $2.3 million. 

The barge arrived the morning of June 7, from Oakland, to continue lead-based paint abatement on the west side of the building, along with further cleaning and clearing out of the building.

Built in 1940, the wharf served as a place for Coastside fishermen to unload sardines and salmon for decades, long before the harbor breakwater was built. Today that age is really starting to show, and harbor officials say it could be only a matter of time before the pier falls apart on its own.

Joe Romeo branded cans of his seafood with a cartoon fish wearing glasses and named the image Charlie, after his son. The fishing side of the business was later sold to Star-Kist Tuna (see videos below), which adopted Charlie the Tuna as the company mascot.

Live to Die Have You Planned Your Death?

Podcast. Relax and listen to Michelle Dragony as she gently encourages you to plan your death, as she reads pages 19-26 from her book ~ Live to Die: The BirthDay~DeathDay Planning Process.

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Half Moon Bay Yacht Club Summer Youth Sailing Camp  

No experience is necessary; beginners are welcome! Campers do need to be comfortable in the water while wearing a life jacket and wetsuit.  Camp sessions are each one week long, 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM Monday through Friday.

Each week’s curriculum caters to the campers’ unique interests and abilities…no prior experience is necessary.  In addition to basic sailing and water safety, camp’s main focus is to get everyone out on the water, explore the marine environment, and build confidence though hands-on experiential learning. The most important thing is for the campers to have fun! (Safely, of course!)

Adult Sailing, too!

Rent a STORAGE Space for your Kayak, Surfski, or Standup Paddle.  Wood and carpet rack covered with UV netting. $50/month. (Paid quarterly). 


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Half Moon Bay Jail Museum is OPEN!

Wanna Go to Jail? Let us Help You! Open Saturdays and Sundays 11-5pm.

The Half Moon Bay History Association has opened a small museum in the historic Half Moon Bay Jailto 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!

If you’re interested in local history, we’d love to have you join us! Volunteer as a docent, or find another way to volunteer.

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Bedtime Stories ~ Wiggle-butts & Up-faces

Written and read by Irene Kolbisen, co-owner of La Petite Baleen. She has spent a lifetime developing a world class curriculum. Her understanding of the bio-mechanics of swimming, is matched only by her instincts for the behavior and psychology of students, and their parents. 

Prepare your child for a relaxing audio podcast experience. Whether in the car, the store, or before bed, let your child immerse their ear in their imagination. School is largely auditory. Prepare your kid to listen and visualize a story without TV or video. Just listen!

Then share the book to the audio. Listen and read. Allow your child to teach themselves to read. Using visual/audio anchor words your child will figure out the visual/sound connections by themselves. Eventually, they will be able to read the book to you all by themselves!

If you like to read bedtime stories, like Irene, 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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