April 9th, 2020



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Mon-Fri, April 9-17th, 2020, 11:00am-1:00pm 
FREE Spanglers Lunch for Workers?! Yes! Pickup at Old Princeton Landing

Dan Spangler  (Spanglers market) is providing a FREE LUNCH in honor of all community workers: hospitality, sheriff, fire, harbor, utilities, etc., who are still working, or working part time, through the Covid 19 virus pandemic.

To be picked up at Old Princeton Landing's Out the Back .

Monday – Friday, 11am-1pm, through Fri. 4/17.

Various paninis and Vegan Salad choice.

Thanks Dan Spangler and Brian Overfelt!

Sat. April 11th, 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 must buy it.

DEADLINE Mon. April 30th, 2020 @ 5:00pm
Coast Pride Kids T-shirt Design Contest ~ Deadline 3/30, $100 Prize, Fame!

Register Today! 

  • Contest starts March 16. Entries must be submitted by 5 pm on March 30.
  • Open to young people ages 10-18, who live on the Coast between Pescadero and Pacifica.
  • Two winners will be chosen. Each winner will receive $100 and their design printed on a white tshirt.

CoastViews Music Weekly Entertainment Guide

More Live Music Coming Soon.....

Possible Future Buzz Calendar Events

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

DEADLINE Thur. April 9th, 2020 @ 5:00pm
Submit your Application for the 2020 NET Community Academy TODAY!

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 

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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San Mateo County Proposes Acquiring 540 Acres Tunitas Creek, East Hwy 1

The County of San Mateo proposes to acquire the subject parcels for the creation of a County park with visitor-serving amenities. The subject parcels are ocean front and located on the western side of Cabrillo Highway between Half Moon Bay and Pescadero. Any specific developments proposed on the property would require appropriate permits and would be reviewed by the County at the time of project submittal. Per California Government Code Section 65402, prior to acquisition of property, the County must request an analysis of the proposed acquisition’s conformity with the County General Plan.



Mayor’s Letter: Prop Taxes Delayed, Virtual Office Hours, Census, #WaveofStrength


Thank you to those who participated in last week’s virtual office hours – I hope you found the time useful. I’ll be available online again this Thursdays from 10:00 am to 11:00 am. We’ll be scheduling ten-minute slots, during which I’m happy to answer questions, or just chat. If you’d like to participate, please contact Jessica Blair at to get scheduled.



Trash Wipes and Rags; Do NOT Flush. Cost For Repair?

VIDEO. Two pump failures in last two weeks.

Wipes and rags, as seen below, are the culprit.

Talk to your neighbors, please.

Repair for one pump can be $50,000.

Replacement is very, very expensive. A new pump can be a million dollars.

Burning out a generator can cost $100,000 to replace

~ Montara Sewer and Water District’s (MSWD) Board Member Kathryn Slater-Carter and MSWD General Manager, Clemens Heldmaier.



Live to Die ~ First Responsibility – Have You Planned for Your Death?

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

COVID certainly makes this more imperative.



InPerspective: How Risky Is COVID-19 … HERE?


ARTICLE OWN VOICE, OWN WORDS. When you first heard about COVID-19, your reaction was likely “Am I going to get sick and/or DIE from this thing?” Followed closely by: “Is someone I CARE ABOUT going to get sick and/or DIE from this thing?”. Followed, with some delay, by financial, economic, social, and cultural concerns. All that is completely understandable. Less so, is why you can’t get answers to your first question.



Measure D Allocation Process and Ranking Study Session for HMB Planning


A staff report, resolution, ranking matrix, and detailed interpretations were prepared for the Commission’s consideration on March 24. These materials remain relevant for the sake of holding a discussion about this matter. While this circumstance may be fortuitous for these applicants, it does not resolve what staff believes will be an on-going challenge. In fact there are several applicants currently waiting to apply for certificates this year in hopes that City Council will transfer certificates from Downtown to outside Downtown in September.



Chief Cosgrave’s Mission for the Week ~ Defensible Space



Hello Coastsiders,

So on this third Friday of community sheltering in place – a true marathon not a sprint – Coastside CERT is continuing to check in.

We hope you are staying informed with official trusted information and the preventative measures you are taking are becoming part of your ‘new normal.’ I’m doing my best to not get too wrapped up in all the various statistics, talking heads, and social media self-declared “experts”.

As an essential employee, I have not been sheltering in a single household but I have heard several acquaintances say they are starting to get cabin fever, one wondering out loud if the families in the Donner party were even hungry.



Other Stories

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
video Interested in Scheduling Virtual Public Meeting Training for Your Agency?
article My Census Experience Was Super Easy! Have You Done It Yet?
article  Coronavirus: The Hammer and the Dance What the Next 18 Months Can Look Like 
Sewer Rate Adjustments Coming to Pay for Old Infrastucture
video What Will Happen to Our Transient Occupancy Tax with the Covid 19 Virus?
link Do You Know the History of the Crystal Springs Watershed?
video Social Distancing: This is Not a Snow Day
video Please Don’t Flush “Flushable Wipes” ‘Cos It Clogs Sewer System
video Who Should Pay For Construction of SAM Wet Weather Storage Expansion Project?
own voice InPerspective: Driving In Circles?
video Census 2020 Participation is Critical for Funding Everything
video How Does China Sword Affect Allied Waste’s Diversion Rates?
video Census Assistance Outreach at the Farmers Market in HMB, Pescadero and Pacifica
links Roundabouts? 16th, Cypress, California…..Moss Beach, Montara and HWY 92/35?
video Debbie Ruddock Sees Non-Occupancy Short Term Rentals as Armageddon
article Did You Know There is a Road From El Granada Blvd. to Milbrae?
video Got Hearing Loss? Check Out ClearCaptions: See Every Conversation. It’s FREE.
video Harbor Village RV Park Plans Tabled Unanimously by SMCo Planning
video AB 1672 Will Redefine the Marketing of “Flushable” Wipes

Great Local Coastal Content Every Week. 
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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.

Bedtime Stories 2-Hour Mix ~ Michelle Dragony Reads

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

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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