April 18th, 2019
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Public Meeting with ATT, Comcast, Cal Trans ~ Wed. 4/25 @ 7pm @ HMBHS

State Legislative Forum on “Keeping the Coastside Connected” 

We all remember the massive traffic problems on March 12, when a power failure closed the Lantos/Devil’s Slide tunnel and Highway 1, diverting traffic to Highway 92. At the same time, scheduled tree trimming work required the closure of one lane of 92. This combination of circumstances caused major traffic headaches for countless coastside motorists – and it could have been mitigated or avoided with better communication among the agencies involved.
Now, the community is invited to join Senator Jerry Hill and Assembly Members Mark Berman and Kevin Mullin for a panel discussion with utilities and key agencies about what it will take to keep the coastside connected and resilient, even in emergencies:
State Legislative Hearing: Keeping the Coastside Connected
Thursday, April 25, 2019,  7 – 8:15 pm
Half Moon Bay High School, Multi-Use Room
1 Lewis Foster Drive, Half Moon Bay     


Sonrisas “Cooking for a Cause” Paella Demonstration and Dinner!

Join the Sonrisas community of supporters at the Mavericks Event Center in Half Moon Bay’s Pillar Point Harbor for the Fifth Annual Cooking for a Cause paella demonstration and dinner. You will have a fun filled evening and enjoy seafood, vegetable and chicken paellas. Enjoy the evening at this the beautiful waterfront location with views of the sunset, beach and sea. Your ticket price includes dinner, music and access to a no host bar. Funds from ticket sales will all go to support the Sonrisas Dental Center’s critical mission to provide access to affordable dental care and education to low-income San Mateo residents. Demand for our services has grown since last year and we need your support. See you for an enjoyable evening!  


February is National Children’s Dental Health Month!

This year’s slogan is “Brush and clean, in between, to build a Healthy Smile”.   We hope to see you soon!


Community Invited to Participate in Poplar Beach Gateway Plan

The Half Moon Bay Parks and Recreation Commission invites the community to an “Alternatives Workshop” where people can learn more about and discuss proposed alternatives for the Poplar Beach Gateways Plan.
Wednesday, April 24, 2019, 6 pm, Half Moon Bay Library, 620 Correas Street

La Comisión de Parques y Recreación deHalf Moon Bay invita a la comunidad a un “Taller de alternativas” donde las personas pueden conocer más y analizar las alternativas propuestas para el Plan Poplar Beach Gateway.

Poplar Beach Gateways Plan is a multi-year project to create a plan for the Poplar Beach and blufftop park area. The purpose of the plan is to improve parking and access, create a phased program for erosion mitigation and bluff restoration, create welcoming “gateway” elements (such as special signage or other features), and initiate work on the easterly re-alignment of the Coastal Trail between Poplar Street and Kelly Avenue. This project area is located on City-owned property along the bluff top between Poplar Street and Kelly Avenue.


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Other Buzz Calendar Events

  • Memorial Weekend Shelter-in-Place Disaster Prep  
  • Sign Up for SMC Alert Today ~ Disaster, Traffic, Fire Alerts ~ Wed. 10 am.
  • 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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California Listens Digital Storytelling Workshop @ Half Moon Bay Library

California Listens: Half Moon Bay Stories


Half Moon Bay Library
620 Correas St.
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

Friday, May 3, 2019, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday, May 4, 2019, 9 a.m. – 5p.m.

At the Library: “California Listens” Digital Storytelling Workshop
En la biblioteca: Taller de narración de cuentos digitales “California escucha”
The Half Moon Bay Library is seeking 10-15 people to take this 2-Day Digital Storytelling Workshop tailored to community members who would like to tell their stories and create a digital story to share with the entire community.
Workshop takes place Friday May 3 and Saturday May 4. You must register online. 


New PGE Outage Policy ~ Possible 96-Hour Outages

ARTICLE / LINKS. Why was PG&E out for so long on March 12th, 2019?

When Red Flag warnings (initiated  by the National Weather Service) and wires go down, PG&E is now mandated, in certain events, like high winds, to shut down the grid, aka the transmission lines.

After such a shut down, PG&E must do a 100% visual inspection of all lines before they can turn on the power again.

Imagine all of the PG&E lines that go through all of Pescadero and the farms on the coast.  96 hours, maybe even a week, with no electricity to complete the visual inspection.

PGE is going to work on isolating and creating smaller grids, but that is for the future. 


HMB High School Surf Team Season Finale

ARTICLE.  HMB finished out the season with 3rd place out of 6 in the Santa Cruz Scholastic Surf League, tied at 261 points with the #2 team of SC Mountain, but a place behind after a 53-52 loss at Pleasure Point.

From left ~ Ryan Bair, Clay Johnson, Ella Catalano-Dockins, Max Ladabaum, Ren Terway, Emma Stone, Dayton Lindsey, Mitchell King, Nic Bouchard, Nate Feix, Ricky Johnson, Luca Padua.

Individual top finishers:
Men’s Shortboard (MSB): Clay Johnson (5), Ryan Bair (8), Luca Padua (17), Nate Feix (26)
Women’s Shortboard (WSB): Emma Stone (1), Ella Catalano-Dockins (8), Tessa daRosa (16)
Men’s Longboard (MLB): Clay Johnson (4), Dayton Lindsey (12), Ricky Johnston (16), Dex Tribble (25), Jonathon DeGrandpre (26), Mitchell King (30), Ren Terwey (32)
Women’s Longboard (WLB): Emma Stone (1), Tessa daRosa (8), Ella Catalano-Dockins (11), Maddie Hauscarriague (17), Kacie Sorfleet (19)
Special recognition goes to Emma Stone who scored a very rare double win for the season in BOTH women’s shortboard and longboard. 


Ocean View Park Planning ~ New Bathroom, More Turf, Move Picnic Tables

VIDEO. Bathrooms will have on-time locks (to keep people out after dark) with panic hardware (so you can get out easily).

First project from the Parks Master Plan.



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Sewer Authority Mid-Coastide (SAM)
Sewer Emergency ~ In the event of a sewer emergency, such as sewage leak or smell, call the Authority, 24-hours a day, at: (650) 726-0124 Follow the instructions given by the voice mail system. An Authority representative will contact you promptly.
Regular Board Meetings are on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month at 7:00pm.

SAM is managed by a General Manager who reports to the SAM Board of Directors. The management team consists of the Supervisor of Administrative Services, Supervisor of Treatment/Field Operations, and the Engineering & Construction Contracts Manager. 
Beverli A. Marshall, General Manager.



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Bedtime Stories ~ Scaredy Mouse

PODCAST.  Scaredy Mouse and his sister, Nibbles, make their way to the kitchen where chocolate cake sits temptingly. BUT they have to avoid the big Ginger cat.  (“Ginger” is what English people call orange-colored cats, or red-headed people).

Scaredy Mouse is read by Ian Sarullo-Wood who is 16 and is going to be a Junior in High School.


If you like to read bedtime stories, like Ian, 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!


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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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