December 19th, 2019
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Christmas Eve Service at Mariners Church ~ All Welcome




Holiday Jazz Sax & Guitar at the Moss Beach Distillery


Tap your toes to jazzy classic holiday songs played live while you enjoy festive cocktails by the sea. Featuring local professional saxophonist Sonya Jason ( and guitarist extraordinaire Rick Vandivier ( of Palo Alto.

Happy Hour food and drink specials, too!

Thursday, December 19 from 5-7 p.m. at Moss Beach 


American Red Cross Shelter Operations Workshop


Montara Water Public Hearing on 4.71% Increase for Garbage Collection and Recycling

This Notice provides information about proposed increases in garbage collection, recycling and disposal fees and charges for those services provided by Recology of the Coast to MWSD customers.

HEARING DATE: Thursday, January 16, 2020

HEARING TIME: 7:30 p.m.

LOCATION: Montara Water and Sanitary District 8888 Cabrillo Highway Montara, CA 94037 (Adjacent to the Point Montara Lighthouse & Hostel)

Dear Property Owner or Customer,

Montara Water and Sanitary District (MWSD) is proposing to adopt a 4.71% increase in garbage collection, recycling and disposal fees and charges for those services furnished by Recology of the Coast (Recology) under a franchise agreement with the District. The rates are proposed to go into effect on January 1, 2020.


Fixit Clinic – Textile and Garment Repair Workshop at the HMB Library

Saturday, January 18, 2020, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Half Moon Bay Library, 620 Correas St, Half Moon Bay

Join us for a hands-on textile and garment Fixit Clinic workshop!
Coaches will be on hand to listen and guide you through the process of hemming, fixing zippers and buttons, mending woven or knitted items, etc. Learn skills to prolong the life of your belongings and reduce waste.

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 12/19

Montara Water & Sanitary District Meetings
 ~ 1st / 3rd Thurs. @ 7:30pm 12/19


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Harbor Village RV Park Plans Tabled Unanimously by SMCo Planning

VIDEO. Midcoast Community Council Update with Claire Toutant.  At the last minute of the ___ San Mateo County Planning Commission Meeting, the Commission voted unanimously to table the RV Park.

Are You a Hipster? Find Out More About the HIP House Sharing Program

VIDEO. Many seniors struggle with fixed incomes.
HIP Housing will help you earn rent and have someone to help out around the house. Win-Win! 
HIP Housing does the interviewing for you.
It is a FREE county service.


$15 Minimum Wage Passed by Half Moon Bay City Council

FROM THE CHAMBER and City of Half Moon Bay.

“Hello All!

It’s a rough one because the businesses have asked to be given a year to prepare for the additional increase, but it looks like it may start in July. This was one of those topics where businesses don’t want to come to a public forum to protest the speed of the implementation because then people will be angry with them for it and they lose customers over it. Even though the majority of the businesses are actually for it…they just want the time to implement it so it doesn’t force them to let someone go or jump their prices up significantly and adversely affect sales of their product.

And this doesn’t even dive into the nuances that can fill a page. A common side effect of the quickened increase will be management level losing their earned raises to offset the increased cost of the other workers.

It’s all between a rock and a hard place.”

~ Krystlyn Giedt, President & Chief Executive Optimist (CEO)

Half Moon Bay Coastside Chamber of Commerce & Visitors’ Bureau


$300k Loan for Workforce Development Center is Approved by the City of HMB

VIDEO. Abundant Grace’s Eric DeBode answers questions about his Workforce Development Center on 12/17/19 at the HMB City Council meeting.


Heritage Main Street Urgency Ordinance Approved After First Reading


• Active Ground-Floor Dependent Uses: Eating and/or drinking establishments, retail, galleries, salons, banks with teller services, lodging. Parking lots associated with these uses are counted as part of the active use.

• Inactive Ground-Floor Uses: Professional offices (e.g. law, real estate, insurance, travel agency, etc.), medical offices, and vacant buildings or sites. Parking lots associated with these uses are counted as part of the use that is inactive or vacant.

Heritage Street Staff, Council and Public comment.

Buildings on Main Street that do not meet the new Heritage rules will become legal and non-conforming (grandfathered), and eventually phased out through attrition.

Urgency Ordinances are used during the long land use planning process as a narrow action to give time to study an issue that may be in conflict with the current LUP planning process.


HMB Councilman (now Mayor)
Adam Eisen’s Tribute to
Mayor Harvey Rarback


VIDEO. City Council Reorganization Ceremony.

City of Half Moon Bay had its reorganization ceremony 12/17/19. 

City Council selected the new Mayor and Vice Mayor.


HMB RV Parking Problem? KHMB Interviews
Deputy City Manager, Matthew Chidester

PODCAST. On 12/5/19 KHMB’s Featured Story correspondent, Jim Henderson, interviews City of Half Moon Bay Deputy City Manager, Matthew Chidester.


Other Stories

video AB 1672 Will Redefine the Marketing of “Flushable” Wipes
link Anonymous Survey by San Mateo County for Aging & Adult Services
article Parklet Pilot Project at Cafe Society on Main Street HMB
podcast KHMB With Eric Harger ~ Community Swimming Pool at CUSD Headquarters?
video Medio Bridge Repair and SAM Sewer Pipe Replacement Update
video Please DON’T FLUSH “Flushable” Wipes Down the Toilet
video Farallone School Is Off the Chopping Block; No More Moonridge Bussing
video Demographic Enrollment 
Study for CUSD ~ Falling Enrollment, Falling Income
article Montara Water and Sewer Director Eric Marshall Resigns ~ Want to Apply?

SURVEY: What Do You Think of Short-Term Rentals in HMB?
article Montara Water and Sewer Director Eric Marshall Resigns ~ Want to Apply?
article/video Portable Generator Safety Tips ~ Carbon Monoxide, Transfer Switch, Backfeed, Noise
video $300,000 Funding Request From Abundant Grace Workforce Development Center
video $12.5 Million Allocated by Cal Trans for Devils Slide Tunnels
photo-essay Did San Mateo County Unintentionally Incentivize Coastside Bay City Flower to Sell to Cannbis/Hemp?
video Johnston House Trail and Class One Trail Planned to Connect Main Street
video 10 Jurisdictions AGREE to the Bay to Sea Trail Letter of Intent
video/powerpoint How Census 2020 Data Works in San Mateo County
Recommend Goal Zero Yeti 400 Power Station + Boulder 50 link Solar Kit 
video Cabrillo Unified School District’s County Takeover and Pink Slip Process 
photo-essay A Review of the Half Moon Bay Review in 1969 

KQED podcast 40 Years on, How Does Proposition 13 Impact the California Dream? 
article Cal Trans Says Gray Whale Cove Pedestrian Crossing Has Zero Impact on Environment
link Coastside Wave ~ City of HMB Public Safety Newsletter 2019 

article CERT Field Operating Guide is Great for Triage ~ Buy One for Your CERT Bag 
video How Long Can CCWD Provide Wat
er During a PG&E Fire Safety Shutdown? 
article SFPUC Plans for Montara North Peak Include Public Outreach and Whiting Ridge? 
video The State of California is Causing CUSD’s Financial Crisis 
photo-essay  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!? 

podcast CoasTalk #5 with Mark Weisbarth and Local Hip Hop Rapper Lil MC 
KQED podcastThe BIG One: Your Survival Guide for a 7.8 Earthquake a KPCC Radio Production 

Dyslexia? CUSD Dyslexia Advisory video Committee Presents the Latest Research  
article Home and Car Emergency Supply Checklists ~ Are you Prepared? 
video Phog Foundation Lecture ~ Cannabis Consumption; Finding What Works Best for You 
photo-essay  HMB Jail and Museum Remote Tour 
Spectacular Goes17 
podcast What are Terpenes? What is the “Entourage Effect?” 
photo-essay  The Ring.
video Coastal Trail, 

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One of Half Moon Bay’s most popular restaurants, Pasta Moon is always packed to the gills with locals and tourists filling up on massive portions of hearty Italian-American fare. 

With its vaulted ceilings and multiple intimate dining rooms, it’s a hit among diners of all ages, especially those seated at tables with a view of the lovely side garden.

House-made pastas steal the show, with tempting options like the delicate 30-layer lasagna filled with ricotta, parmesan and house Sicilian sausage (even the half portion is huge).

A grilled pork chop stuffed with peaches, pancetta and caramelized onions then arrives with mascarpone mashed potatoes.

The butterscotch pudding (with shards of Ghirardelli chocolate, natch) is bound to send you over the moon.- MICHELIN guide inspector


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Bedtime Stories 2017 Mix ~ 1 Hour of Stories ~ Listen In!

PODCAST.  Here are all the stories recorded in 2017 on Coastside Buzz.

Listen to 1 hour of stories with 1-click.

Push the button and let the kids listen.

Great in the car, or while your doing chores, or making dinner!

From your phone, or your computer.

With book, without a book.

Bedtime Stories read, and sometimes sung, by:

  • Michelle Dragony:
    • Twas the Night Before Christmas
    • Pooh Bear and the Honey Tree
    • Who I Am
    • Skippy Jon Jones
  • Rosanne Hitchcock:
    • Vamonos! Let’s Go! (in Spanish and English)
    • Oscar y la Mascara Misteriosa (in Spanish)
  • Elizabeth Evans:
    • Charge of the Light Brigade
  • Irene Kolibisen:
    • Wiggle-butts and Up-faces (an original story, by Irene)
  • Ian Sarullo-Wood:
    • Scaredy Mouse
  • Lead Elementary School’s Technology Club:
    • Poppleton
  • Chris Devcich:
    • Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.
  • Patty Sherin:
    • Harold and the Purple Crayon
  • Lorainne Sarullo:
    • The Three Bears


Listen to More Bedtime Stories Podcasts.

Bedtime Stories 2016 Podcast Mix ~ 1 Hour of Stories

Bedtime Stories ~ A Sick Day for Amos McGee

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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