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At MCC’s Request Supervisor Horsley Asks Public Works to do Lead Testing at the Eddie Andreini (HMB) Airport

VIDEO. From the Midcoast Community Council (MCC) meeting on Wednesday, February  23rd, 2022 at 7:00pm by Zoom.

San Mateo County District 3 Supervisor Horsley’s legislative aide, Lena Silberman, explains that when the the MCC asked for airport lead testing at the 2/10/22 MCC meeting, Supervisor Horsley followed through and has asked San Mateo County Public Works to do lead testing at the airport.



HMB City Council and Public Explore Redistricting’s Unfortunate Byproduct: Deferral and Acceleration Maps

VIDEO. From the City of Half Moon Bay Council meeting on February 15th, 2021 at 7:00pm by Zoom.

Mayor Debbie Ruddock introduces the Agenda Item on Redistricting.



Pillar Point Harbor Plans to Capture 5M Gallons of Storm Water for an 86% Offset and Improved Harbor Water Quality

VIDEO. From the San Mateo County Harbor District board meeting on Wednesday, February 16th, 2022 at 1:00pm by Zoom. Resource Conservation District’s (RCD) Water Quality Program Manager, Noah Katz, presents.

This is a Department of Water Resources (DWR) funded project centering around improving the run off from the Harbor’s two large parking lots equalling 435,000 square feet and 5M gallons captured.

The Oceano Hotel parking lot is the next candidate. They are legally responsible for their run off.



Sewer Authority Chooses a Contractor to Manage the Non-Domestic Wastewater Source Control Program for Businesses

VIDEO. From the Sewer Authority Mid-Coastside (SAM) director’s meeting on Monday, February 14th, 2022 at 7:00pm by Zoom.

SAM Board decided at the board meeting on January 24, 2022, to forego adoption of proposed Ordinance 22-01 (which would have authorized a greater role for member agencies in identifying and permitting non-domestic discharges), and instead to continue implementation of SAM’s existing ordinance 19-01 which approved and implements SAM’s complete Non-Domestic Wastewater Source Control Program (NDWSCP).


Angels of ALAS Need Ongoing Giving for their Farmworkers Toiletries Drive ~ 3 Drop-off Locations


CELEBRATION! La Nebbia Winery is Back After the Hwy 92 Flooding in December 2021

We’ve Missed You!

La Nebbia Winery is thrilled to welcome you back, our cherished customers. Its been since December that we were able to open our doors & we are proud to present an exclusive tasting experience…

Offering both indoor & outdoor seating options!

What better way to enjoy our delicious wines than seated in the Winery Barn, surrounded by the very barrels, tanks & other equipment that allow us to provide you with the wines you love. This unique experience is for a limited time only while we continue to refurbish our garden.


County goes Off-Leash – Again?

OWN VOICE. ~ InPerspective by Gregg Dieguez —

Following the midnight lead of the MCC, on Feb. 9th, the County Planning Commission voted to reject the off-leash dog-walking pilots at Pillar Point Bluff and Quarry Park.  Previously the MCC changed their minds on the off-leach dog-walking issue at midnight on Jan. 26th, which likely contributed to the Commission’s vote.   But this issue isn’t over….


SMCo Supervisors Approve $50k for Farmworkers for 200 Rain Coats and 200 Wet Weather Boots Using Measure K Funds

AGENDA. From the San Mateo County Supervisor’s meeting on Tuesday, February 22nd, 2022 by Zoom.

TITLE: Measure K: Adopt a resolution authorizing a one-time grant of district-discretionary Measure K funds, not to exceed $50,000, to Puente de la Costa Sur to purchase and distribute rain gear to farmworkers along the San Mateo County coast, and authorizing the County Manager, or designee, to execute the grant agreement.


City of Half Moon Bay Send Out Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to Build Affordable Housing at 555 Kelly Ave.

PRESS RELEASE. From the City of Half Moon Bay, Tuesday, February 15th, 2022.

The City of Half Moon Bay is issuing a Request for Qualifications (RFQ)seeking qualified candidates to develop Affordable Housing on a City-owned parcel located at 555 Kelly Avenue in Half Moon Bay. The City will consider a range of affordable housing types, target populations, and project configurations.  Maximizing the number of affordable housing units is a priority. Submittals are due by 5:00 PM Monday May 9, 2022.


What is Peninsula Clean Energy? Why is it on Your PGE Bill Now? Interested in Coastside Energy Policy? Apply for its Citizens Advisory Committee?

Interested in Energy Policy?
We are seeking applicants for our Citizens Advisory Committee!
Be a part of bringing the benefits of clean energy to your community.

The Peninsula Clean Energy Board of Directors appoints up to fifteen people to serve as members of the Citizens Advisory Committee.

The Citizens Advisory Committee usually meets two Thursdays in advance of the scheduled Board of Directors meeting, the second Thursday of every month at 6:30 p.m.


Sonrisas’ School-based Dental Screenings Create Pathway to Care for Vulnerable Children

Your support for Sonrisas’ School Screening program helps children like Emma*, who urgently need treatment but do not have a dentist. Please give today!

Emma’s* mother, Susana*, cares for her 3 children while her husband works outside the home. Medi-Cal and food stamps are a critical part of making ends meet for their young family. Susana shares her story:

“I learned about Sonrisas when I received a phone call from Irma [Sonrisas’ bilingual Outreach Care Coordinator] to inform me of the school dental screening findings for my daughter Emma*.


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video. Roosevelt Ditch Collapses Access to Roosevelt Beach After Storm…Coastal Trail Next?
video. Could Ropeless Crabbing Technology Help Pillar Point Harbor Fisheries Crab While Avoiding Whale Entanglements?
video. MCC’s Dan Haggerty Asks, Again, Why Connect the Coastside Has Not Included Underpasses as a Possibility in CTC Final Draft
video. Want to Be a Coastside Beach Ambassador to Educate Visitors? Winter Sneaker Waves are Coming
video. Rush To Judgment… SAM Lawsuit Update
video. MCC Board Member Gregg Dieguez Digs Into SAM Inter-tie Pipe History to Explain HMB Law Suit
video. Coastal Butterfly Avoids Death and Major Injury During Surfer’s Beach Bizarre Attack by Redwood City Man
video. CalFire Presents Wildfire Awareness Webinar: Defensible Space & Home Hardening
video. Stanford Medicine Presents The Science of Herd Immunity Versus Reaching an Endemic State (like the Flu)
link. The Long and Winding Road of HMGrow in Frenchman’s Creek
link. MCC’s Dan Haggerty Mentions “Sandsavers” as a Simple Solution to Miramar and Mirada Erosion
essay Why Are Microgrids With Smaller Wastewater Treatment Plants Essential for Sustainable Community Survival?
video Sheriff Candidate Mark Melville Would Release the AXON Video of the Harmon Shooting ~ Would You?
video A Brief History of the JPA Collection Contract Between Sewer Authority, HMB, GCSD and MSWD
video More Than 50 People Attend MSWD Zoom Meeting on New Rates and Charges
podcast Live to Die ~ First Responsibility – Have You Planned for Your Death?
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?

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NEW. Wed. March 2nd, 2022 @ 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Zoom Coastside Community Listening Session – Hosted by College of San Mateo President Jennifer Taylor-Mendoza

Please join the College of San Mateo (CSM) executive team, led by President Jennifer Taylor-Mendoza (who also lives on the Coastside!), to discuss ways CSM can best serve the academic needs of the Coast.

After a brief background presentation, you will be invited to share feedback, input, and ideas that will help shape the future of the College and how it supports your community.

All members of the Coastside community, including students, business owners, educators, and parents, are encouraged to attend.


NEW. EVERY Fri., Sat., Sun. @ 8:00am to 4:00pm

City of Half Moon Bay’s Beverage Container Recycling Center at Strawflower: 8am – 4pm (closed 12pm – 1pm)

Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 8am – 4pm (closed 12pm – 1pm). *Hours subject to change

Additional notes: California driver’s license or vehicle license number is required for transactions where the total redemption amount exceeds $100.

Address:  Strawflower Shopping Center at 60 Cabrillo Hwy N, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019 (behind CVS, by Burger King).



NEW. Sat. April 23rd @ 8:00am to 12:00pm

Recology of the Coast Hosts Quarterly Recycle Days 2022 for El Granada, Miramar and Princeton

Recology of the Coast hosts Quarterly Recycle Days for El Granada, Miramar and Princeton an the Burnham Strip parking lot at the end of Avenue Portola

Below you will find the Special Item Recycling Drop-Off Days for 2022.  Remember, disposal is FREE and only one (1) trip per household, please.  Must present I.D. with district address for El Granada, Miramar and Princeton.

July 23, 2022; Time: 8 am – 12 pm
October 22, 2022; Time: 8 am – 12 pm



NEW. Sat. May 17th @ 8:00am to 12:00pm

Recology of the Coast Hosts Quarterly Recycle Days 2022 for Montara and Moss Beach


Recology of the Coast hosts Quarterly Recycle Days for Montara, Moss Beach at Farallone View School, 1100 LeConte & Kanoff in Montara.

Below you will find the Special Item Recycling Drop-Off Days for 2022.  Remember, disposal is FREE and only one (1) trip per household, please.  Must present I.D. with district address for Montara, Moss Beach.

August 6, 2022; Time: 8 am – 12 pm
November 5, 2022; Time: 8 am – 12 pm



Sun. May 15th, 2022 @ 12:00pm to 4:00pm

1st Half Moon Bay Wine & Jazz Festival ~ 50 California Wineries and a Jazz-Lovers Paradise Honoring Local Jazz Legend Bobby Hutcherson

The Half Moon Bay Downtown Association is pleased to bring you the inaugural Half Moon Bay Wine & Jazz Festival, featuring California wineries, nationally-known jazz artists, and local eats – all on Half Moon Bay’s charming and historic Main Street – an amazing destination on its own!

Come join us for this fun event!


NEW. Fri. February 25th, 2022 @ 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Barterra Winery Friday Nights Wine and Live Music Downtown Half Moon Bay

This Friday, Marty and April.
Come enjoy a tasting flight or a glass of your favorite wine.



Through March 5th, 2022 @ 12:00pm to 4:00pm

Say “Yes to a Prom Dress” Collection Drive and FREE Prom Dress and Jewelry Giveaway!

Collection until Saturday, February 27th, 2022.

Giveaway of FREE Prom Dresses and Jewelry is on March 5th, 2022 from 12pm to 4:00pm at Mariner’s Church, 100 Stone Pine Rd., Half Moon Bay. 

Click for Spanish version.



Through March 6th, 2022 @ 11:00am to 4:00pm

Termespheres are Back in 2022! Unique Art of 6-Point Perspective In the Round at Coastal Arts League

“Floating Wholes” at the Coastal Arts League

From February 10th to March 6th, 2022

Opening Reception Saturday, February 12th, 2022, noon to 4:00pm.

Closing Reception Saturday, March 5th, 2022, noon to 4:00pm.

Dick Termes with be at the gallery February 18th and 25th, 2022.



NEW. Sat. February 26th, 2022 @ 8:00am to 5:00pm

Chris Loeswick Brings You the 7th Annual Jetty Classic Surf Contest ~ Groms to ProAm Register Today!

*** UPDATE. Waves will be better SUNDAY 2/27/2020

Jetty Classic coming back for it’s 7th straight year!
February 26th Sat. 2022!

This contest is put on by the community for the community.

My goal is to throw three contests a year: Winter, Summer and Spring. A Jetty Comp, A Kelly Street Contest and a Montara Contest.

All contests are based on Donation.

Good Food, Good Surfing, Good Music, and Good Vibes! That’s all we can ask for.   ~ Chris Loeswick



Every Wednesday, 2022 @ 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Coastside Hope Sponsors FREE Citizenship Classes Every Wednesday Evenings at Cunha Middle School

Free Citizenship class offered by Coastside Hope in partnership with La Costa Adult School and Cabrillo Unified School District.

And in Spanish.



Every Sat./Sun. in 2021 at 12:00pm to 2:00pm

HMB Coastside History Jail Museum is Closed Again…

The Coastside History Museum in the Jail at 505 Johnston St has reopened  Saturday and Sunday with limited hours (usually 12-2).  Masks are optional for fully vaccinated visitors, otherwise masks are required. As part of Make It Main Street, it will be open from 3 to 7 p.m. on the first Thursday of every month.


First Thursdays, 2021, 3:00pm to 8:00pm
Local Happiest Happy Hour First Thursdays Hosted by the Jetty Wave Distillery, Swell Lounge and Gibralter Gems

The first Thursday of every month The Jetty Wave be open and offering 20% off food and drinks for locals from 3 to 8 PM.

First Thursday of the Month from 3:00 to 8:00 PM 

Thursday’s food offering will be from the one and only  “Chef Jose Luis @gilbraltargems”.

Jettywave & Swell lounge area also welcomes you to bring food from any one of our wonderful local venues (Mezzaluna, OPL, or bring that fun picnic basket from home filled with goodies).

We encourage you to lounge with your own choices of food while enjoying our fresh pressed juices, cocktails, beer/wine and many other wonderful selections.


CLOSED til APRIL 2nd 2022
Half Moon Bay Coastside Farmers Market Is Open Every Saturday

What We Do.


We are a farmer-directed Certified Market designed to link Coastside residents with their neighbors — the Coastside farmers, ranchers, fishermen and culinary artisans that produce some of the most beautiful, nutritious and creative food in the world.

HMB Saturdays 9:00am to 1:00pm ~ Open now
Pacifica Wednesdays 2:00pm to 6:00pm ~ Opens April 21st, 2021


CLOSED til APRIL 2022 
Pacific Coastside Farmers Market Is Open Every Wednesday

What We Do.


We are a farmer-directed Certified Market designed to link Coastside residents with their neighbors — the Coastside farmers, ranchers, fishermen and culinary artisans that produce some of the most beautiful, nutritious and creative food in the world.

HMB Saturdays 9:00am to 1:00pm ~ Open now
Pacifica Wednesdays 2:00pm to 6:00pm ~ Opens April 21st, 2021


Every Day in 2021 from 10:00am to 5:00pm 
Treat Yourself to a Day of Beauty at Filoli Gardens and Historic Museum. Register Online.

Filoli, also known as the Bourn-Roth Estate, is a country house set in 16 acres of formal gardens surrounded by a 654-acre estate, located in Woodside, California, about 25 miles south of San Francisco, at the southern end of Crystal Springs Reservoir, on the eastern slope of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Wikipedia



CLICK for All the LIVE Music from Pacifica to Pescadero: Wed. 2/23/2022 to Tues. 3/1/2021

Coastside Agency Meetings are REMOTE!

Stay Tuned.
Highlighting indicates meetings occurring in the next week

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 (GCSD) ~ 3rd Thurs. only @ 7:30pm

Granada Community Services District Parks and Recs  ~ 4 Mondays per year at 7:00pm

Montara Water & Sanitary District (MWSD) ~ 1st / 3rd Thurs. @ 7:30pm (second meeting often cancelled, so call ahead) 

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

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

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

San Mateo County Harbor District ~ 3rd Wed. only @ 1:00pm

Cabrillo Unified School District (CUSD) ~ 2nd Thurs. only @ 7:00pm

San Mateo County Agricultural Advisory Committee (AAC) _ 2nd Mon. only @ 7:00pm

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CalPlumbing and Heating


Residential and Commercial Repair, Service and Installation

Owner Mike Barbieri ~ Owner operated in business since 1993.

Free estimates * Insured * Senior Discounts

Our mission is to provide quality plumbing for the health and safety of our community.
Why Choose Cal Plumbing & Heating? We've been in business for so long because we are focused on doing what's best for you. We aim to earn your respect and trust through our quality, craftsmanship, and customer service.


HIP Housing


Human Investment Project Housing (HIP Housing) is a non-profit organization based in San Mateo, CA that has specialized in affordable and creative housing solutions in San Mateo County since 1972. Each year, HIP Housing helps 1,400 people find housing or keep their homes through our Home Sharing and Self Sufficiency Programs as well as through housing units we own and manage.

  • 800 S. Claremont St. #210
    San Mateo, 94402
    United States of America


San Benito House

Food, beverages, outside dining, Live music.
356 Main Street
Half Moon Bay, 94019

Sunday 10AM–9PM
Monday 10AM–9PM
Tuesday 10AM–9PM
Wednesday 10AM–9PM
Thursday 10AM-9PM
Friday 10AM-10PM
Saturday 10AM-10PM


Cooking for Friends

With a tenacious eye, Richard began watching chefs in Hawaii as they prepared pigs for traditional Luaus. The allure of the banquet sized paella pan for up to 200 guests enables everyone to enjoy his superb culinary treats.

As a personal chef, I specialize in recreating authentic, vegan, gluten free paella. My pleasure is to keep paella coming to your table for your parties. No job is ever too big, or too small, too near or too far. Please contact me for more information or to book a date. ~ Richard


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


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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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