July 9th, 2020



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City of Half Moon Bay District Elections Workshop for Voters and Candidates

VIDEO.   What Will District Elections Look Like in Half Moon Bay This November 2020?  Workshop was held remotely on Thur. June 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm.

Here is the video of the workshop.

Questions about this meeting can be directed to Jonathan Roisman, Deputy City Clerk, at


Will AG Becerra Approve the $40 Million Seton Hospital Deal With AHMC?

VIDEO. Did you miss the meeting? Well, here it is.
Without Seton Daly City and Coastside Seton, northern San Mateo County residents will have to go to San Francisco, or south. How will Attorney General Becerra weigh in on this crucial sale?  Remote meeting date 7/6/2020.


How To Tell The Truth

OWN VOICE. ~ InPerspective by Gregg Dieguez.
Let’s talk about the greatest challenge in modern society: how to tell facts from fiction. Thinking is hard work, even moreso when you don’t have accurate information with which to reason. And without a shared foundation of facts, we cannot have a shared mental model of causality, and we can’t agree on actions for major issues like: Pandemics, or the Climate Crisis.  You’ve probably gotten ‘those emails’ from acquaintances, the ones with videos you “must watch” and news articles which ‘reveal the truth’. And if you invest the time, too often you find that the source omitted relevant facts (or even made them up), created a false premise, cited a discredited ‘expert’, and then swept you up in an emotional narrative leading to a conspiracy theory or false conclusion. These days, it happens more than ever.


Join the HMB Library 2020 Summer Learning Challenge

Join this year’s Summer Learning Challenge which runs from June 1st, 2020 through August 31 st. The Summer Learning Challenge is a fun — and FREE — way to engage children, families, and adults by challenging them to read, explore new activities, and learn new skills, all summer long!

Youth 18 years and younger can participate in the program to earn a chance to win a $1,000 scholarship! Complete the program more than once to increase your chances of winning! Other prizes may be available, check your local library for more details including your free book.


Third Connect the Coastside Meeting for EG, Princeton and Miramar

Video from San Mateo County Hosts Connect the Coastside; El Granada and Miramar Focused Meetings by ZOOM.   Thur. June 25 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Given the high interest we’ve heard from the Coastside community in transportation matters, note the upcoming virtual community conversations hosted by San Mateo County Planning & Building. The meetings will be an opportunity to learn more about the Connect the Coastside transportation plan and share your ideas to improve transportation on the Coastside.  Katie Faulkner, San Mateo County Planning

Katie Faulkner, Planner III, County of San Mateo, Planning and Building Department,


GCSD Parks Committee Discusses Burnham Park Draft Plans

Plan overview: The ADA-compliant plan is designed in three sections: a “village green” to the south, preserving the view down Avenue Portola, an active recreation area in the center across from existing buildings, and a large area to the north with small picnic and exercise areas, natural landscaping, and ocean views. A mix of wide and narrow trails run throughout the park, and at the south end a new trail would lead to the highway crossing and Coastal Trail at Coronado Avenue.



2020 Earth Year; July’s Theme: Zero Waste ~ Plastic Free July

In honor of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, the City of Half Moon Bay is proud to present our Earth Year campaign! Our campaign will feature monthly themes, challengesevents, and online resources that can help you build up your sustainability toolbox throughout the year. Join us in celebrating Earth Day every day and show us how you’re honoring our Earth by sharing your pictures and tagging us on social media with #EarthYearHMB!

This month, we’re building off of June’s theme of Food Waste and going Zero Waste!

Are you up for the challenge?   Did you know 250 million people worldwide practice plastic-free July?



Tour of the Beach Closures ~ San Mateo County Sheriff and Harbor Patrol on the Beach

PHOTO-ESSAY.  Big changes this 4th of Jul, 2020. City Council and staff coordinated with State Park Beaches. You will see City Staff at Kelly and Poplar . politely explaining the closures. Their signage is ubiquitous.

You can cross the beach to get into the water, as they allow in Hawaii, but you can not sit on the beach.

Stay tuned to Coastside Buzz Facebook and Instagram.



Opening for the REMOTE Design Review Committee – MidCoastside

NOTICE. Way easier to participate. Do you have an opinion on community design?

January 18, 2018 (Updated July 8, 2020) For Immediate Release – Notice of Vacancy

President of the Board of Supervisors Warren Slocum announced that applications are being accepted for appointment to the Design Review Committee – Coastside.

There are currently five (5) vacancies on the Committee.



Other Stories

video San Mateo Sheriffs Get 136 Hours of Psychiatric Emergency Response Training (PERT)
video Charmin TP Commercial Frustrates the Sewer Authority Mid-Coast Board
video SAM GM Explains the 6 Month Budget Process for the Sewer-Water Joint Powers
video More Than 50 People Attend MSWD Zoom Meeting on New Rates and Charges
video. $100 Million Upgrade for El Granada and Farallone View Elementary
video. Should a 6,438 sq.ft. Residence in Miramar Go Through the CEQA Process?
video Mask Ambassadors in Half Moon Bay? City Council Woman Dr. Penrose Suggests
video. Marine Mammal Center Sea Lion Rescue 5/30/2020 From Barbara’s Fishtrap Beach
video. Connect the Coastside Moves Forward With Roundabouts, But Will There Be Money?
video. Have You Seen the NEW Half Moon Bay Map For Nov. 2020 District Based Elections?
video 10+ Year Plan for Transportation Projects Including Cypress Point in Moss Beach
update Eric Hassett Gives a Supply Chain Update on KN95 and N95 Masks for Hassett Hardware
link University of Washington Syllabus: “Calling Bullshit: Data Reasoning in a Digital World”
essay Battalion Chief David Cosgrave Experiments With the Antigen and Antibody Tests
own voice InPerspective: MWSD Rates: How Much Is Enough?
video Covid-19 Water Revenue Drops and Past Due Increases, Plus No Rain Means Extra Crystal Springs Costs
video Are Low Interest Loans at 1-2% the Answer for Building Public Utility Reserves and Maintaining Infrastructure?
video Coastside CERT and the Earthquake Country Alliance Host Part 2 of the Coastside Great “ShakeIN”
video RCD’s First Flush Water Quality Program ~ Want to Volunteer?
invitation Want to Sample Water for Surfrider’s Blue Water Task Force (BWTF)?
video Surfers Beach Pilot Project Update: Dredging, Beach Replenishment and Eel Grass
link COVID-19 Primer: Tracking the Latest Scientific Research Every 24 Hours
video Connect the Coastside: Overall Vision for Transportation on the Midcoast
podcast Live to Die ~ First Responsibility – Have You Planned for Your Death?
video Trash Wipes and Rags; Do NOT Flush. Cost For Repair?
link “Covid Near You” ~ Crowdsourcing the COVID-19 Pandemic in Real Time
article HAM Radio Technician License Training ~ Remote Testing Starting Due to Covid 19
article My Census Experience Was Super Easy! Have You Done It Yet?
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?
video AB 1672 Will Redefine the Marketing of “Flushable” Wipes

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Sat. July 11th, 2020 @ 5:00pm
Tin Knockers LIVE West Coast Honky Tonk Outdoors at The Barn

LIVE music! Outdoors! West Coast Honky Tonk! This Saturday.



Mon. July 13th, 2020 @ 7:00pm
What Will Pumpkin Season Look Like for the Pumpkin Farms?

Consideration of an Agri-tourism Event Permit for the Cozzolino’s upcoming 2020 pumpkin season to include a pumpkin patch, pony ride, petting zoo, two inflatables, and one food vendor. Parking will occur on an existing gravel parking lot to the west of the property.

Proposed days and hours of operation are as follows: October 1, 2020 to November 15, 2020; Monday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and every Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Please direct any questions to Project Planner Tiare Peña at



Tues. July 14th, 2020 @ 7:00pm
Zoom! HMB City Planning Consider PGE Vegetation Control South of Hwy 92 Near Hilltop Market

VIDEO. City of Half Moon Bay Planning board really digs in on this very necessary project considering visual corridors, invasive species and whether or not to use herbicides to control the eucalyptus, once they are cut down. Plan is to removes 79 trees and 115 brush units in a 540 square foot area.

Cypress trees will have to be cut down as they were planted right on top of PGE gas pipe and other utilities.



Starts Tues. July 14th, 2020 @ 10:00am to 12:-00pm
Kids! Rug Hooking, Embroidery and Design a T-Shirt Classes Through GCSD Parks

Children ages 7-12 to join instructor Vicki Rudolph for one, two,  or all three individual four day outdoor workshops at Mirada Park in El Granada (accessible from Magellan Road)!

Granda Community Services District is offering three four (4) day outdoor workshops for children (7-12) at the Mirada Park site in El Granada.

Tuesday through Friday, 10am-12pm

  • 7/14 – 7/17:  Rug Hooking for Beginners and Intermediates
  • 7/21 – 7/24:  Embroidery for Beginners & Intermediates
  • 7/28 – 7/31:  Design & Decorate Your Own T-shirt

The kids will be sitting on the ground – the picnic tables are for supplies only.



Fri. July 10th to Sun. Aug. 9th from 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Two New Exhibits Open at Sanchez Art ~ Woven Visions and Pathways & Journeys

Now that California has added art galleries to the list of businesses that may re-open, we are delighted to announce that new exhibitions will open on Friday, July 10, 1–5pm.

During the opening and for all gallery visits thereafter, safety protocols for the health and well-being of visitors, volunteers, and staff will include physical distancing and limiting the number of people in the galleries; a short wait outside may therefore be required.

We are delighted to welcome back to our East Gallery the Loom & Shuttle Guild, presenting 20/20: Woven Visions, an exhibition of handcrafted and handwoven textile artworks.


Sun. Oct. 18th, 2020 @ 7:00am 
Save the Date for 2020 1st VIRTUAL Pumpkin Run (42nd Annual)

Due to COVID-19, the Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Festival has been cancelled BUT the 42nd ANNUAL PUMPKIN RUN WILL GO ON! We are excited to announce our first ever
Please join us in running or walking this year’s races as part of our virtual race family! Sign up to run, or walk, the 5K, 10K or Half-Marathon. All distances can be run or walked during the event period, Monday, October 12 through Sunday, October 25 from wherever you are at whatever time is convenient!

Stay tuned for Registration


1st and 3rd Thursdays 6:00pm 
VIRTUAL GATHERING: Drop-in Support Group for Suicide Loss 

This *virtual* support group offers a safe, supportive place for those grieving the loss of loved one to suicide. Open to all members of the community free of charge.

Please contact facilitator Isabel Stenzel by email for more information.


Every Day from 10:00am to 5:00pm
Filoli Gardens Are Open Daily. Register Online.

Before You Visit
  • The Garden and Estate trail are open, the historic House is closed at this time
  • The Clock Tower Shop is open with Filoli-made products, plants for your garden and other special items. All purchases are credit card only, no cash or checks
  • Online advanced tickets are required for all visitors, including members 
  • No seating or drinking fountains are available
  • Visitor and Education Center restrooms are the only available restroom facilities onsite
  • Daily capacity is capped to ensure necessary space for social distancing
Visiting Guidelines


Wednesdays 2020 @ 2:30pm - 6:30pm
Pacifica Coastside Farmers Market Opens With Single Entry, Single Exit, May 6th

California defines Certified Farmers’ Markets as “essential services” in the Shelter in Place order. When we open for the season there will be several changes in place to support the wellbeing of our farmers, our staff, and our shoppers. We are asking the community to keep these protocols in mind, and be as committed to keeping our local farmers, ranchers, fishers and foodmakers healthy during this remarkable time as we are committed to doing the same for you.


Saturdays 2020 @ 9:00am-1:00pm
Half Moon Bay Coastside Farmers Market Opens With Single Entry, Single Exit

No One will be allowed into the market area before 9 AM, and/or all required sanitation protocols are in place. 
  • The first 45 minutes of the market day are reserved for Seniors.
  • Help Us! Keep six feet distance between you and fellow shoppers. We need everyone to be observant and respectful of this basic requirement.
  • Do not handle anything you do not intend to buy. If you touch it, you have to buy it.
More Live Music Coming Soon.....

CoastViews Music Weekly Entertainment Guide


Possible Future Buzz Calendar Events

August 4th, 2020 @ 5:00-9:00pm
National Night Out 2020 ~ Crime and Drug Reduction and Some Disaster Prep?

Coastside Agency Meetings GOING REMOTE!

Stay Tuned.

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

7/2/2020 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 @ 6:30pm

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

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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


2020 Summer Youth Sailing Camp at the Half Moon Bay Yacht Club

Learn to sail! This is a safe and fun way for youth ages 8-16 to learn how to sail in either an Optimist (Opti) or Laser. Both boats are extremely popular recreational dinghies that also feature prominently in competition. Most certainly STEM! (science, technology, engineering, and math).


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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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