JANUARY 16th, 2019
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MidPen Is Back With 71-Unit Affordable Housing in Moss Beach

Notice Courtesy from Midcoast Community Council (MCC)

At a special evening meeting on the Coastside:

THIS Wednesday, January 22, 2020, 6:00 pm,
at Half Moon Bay Library.

San Mateo County Planning Commission will consider LCP and zoning amendments for the proposed 71-unit Cypress Point MIDPEN Affordable Housing Community at Carlos & Sierra Streets in Moss Beach.



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.


Re-Creating Bo Peep for Toy Story 4: A Journey Alongside Team Bo

In Toy Story 4, audiences rediscover Bo Peep, who returns after nearly 20 years away from the big screen.

In adapting her design, we considered not only the cultural context of reviving one of our industry’s first female characters, informing our story and design, but also the technology now available.

This talk describes Bo Peep’s journey through production: from initial research into decades-old reference and visualization, to the modern results and strides we’ve taken across both creative and technical specialties.

Becki Tower, Directing Animator
Pixar Animation Studios

Becki Tower joined Pixar Animation Studios in June 2008, and has since worked as an animator on several Pixar projects.

She currently resides in Half Moon Bay, CA.


SAY YES! to a Prom Dress Collection Drive and Giveaway at the NEW FIT Studios

“Last year, as Coastsider Jenny Urban’s daughter, Abby, prepared for her very first prom, Urban experienced what could only be described as sticker shock.” ~ Half Moon Bay Review, Jan. 2019.

[Subscribe to the Half Moon Bay Review for as little as $25/year for digital access]

Any formal dress...prom, wedding.  

CLICK to listen to their KHMB Coastal Windage interview from this morning.



Other Buzz Calendar Events

Call for Entries – 2020 Left Coast Annual Juried Exhibition Deadline 1/28/2020

SAY YES! to a Prom Dress Collection Drive and Giveaway at the NEW FIT Studios 1/25 and 1/29

American Red Cross Shelter Operations Workshop 1/18 and 1/23

Do You Have Concerns About Falling?  A Matter of Balance Program Can Help 2/11-3/31

Tech Talks for 55 and Up ~ Explore New Electronic Gadgets 1st and 3rd Thursdays


Coastside Agency Meetings:
No meeting this week. Both City HMB Council and Montara Sewer and Water cancelled this week.

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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Did You Know There is a Road From El Granada Blvd. to Milbrae?

The Road to El Granada. Hmmmm.

As the crow flies, Millbrae, California, which sits on the bay side of the northern San Francisco Peninsula, is roughly eight miles from the town of El Granada, which sits on the Pacific. To drive from Millbrae to El Granada, however, depending on which route you choose, and how much you like to meander, will take you between twenty and twenty five miles, but that was not always the case. When the first roads on the Peninsula were built, most of which are still in use, there was a road that made a near beeline from Millbrae due southwest to El Granada. It still exists today.



Approved. Parklet Pilot Project at Cafe Society on Main Street HMB

ARTICLE. City of Half Moon Bay Planning Commission and City Planning Staff had a long parking conversation with the public during the 11/14/20 meeting. It is a pilot project, so feel free to give them feedback by email. Emails become part of the public comment record.

Have a listen. Please email your comments and idea to Jill Ekas ( Community Development Director, or project planner, Scott Phillips (, who presented the project at the meeting.


Pacifica Open Space Preservation Award Nominations?

The Pacifica Open Space and Parkland Advisory Committee (OSPAC) is soliciting nominations for the Open Space Preservation Award.

The award is granted in recognition of individuals and/or organizations that have made an outstanding contribution towards the preservation of open space in the City of Pacifica.

The award consists of a written proclamation that will be announced and presented at a future City Council meeting.

Submissions should state the reasons as to why the nominee should receive the award.

Written submissions shall be received before 1pm on February 14, 2020 by the Planning Department c/o Bonny O’Connor, Associate Planner (170 Santa Maria Ave., Pacifica, CA 94044 and/or

The Pacifica OSPAC will also be accepting written nominations at its February 19th, 2020 meeting (6pm at the Pacifica Police Department).


Village of the Coastside Newsletter ~ Meet Nan and Chris Orman

NEWSLETTER. Are you an older Coastsider looking for a fun society to hang out with? Wine tasting, concerts, movies and more. VOTC specializes in aging in place and having a great time with friends.

Conversation 2/24 – New Housing Options With the lack of housing and rising costs for what housing there is, a lot of people are turning to home sharing. It might provide an opportunity for an empty nester to make some additional income. It might provide a student or teacher with a chance to live near where they work or learn. Many are considering the possibilities and benefits.


San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office Accepting Applications for Deputy Sheriff Trainees

The San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office is hosting its SMCSO Winter Boot Camp for those who are interested in applying to become a Deputy Sheriff Trainee! This boot camp will help with preparing for the pre-application testing and hiring process. You will also be introduced to current staff who can share their experiences working for the Sheriff’s Office. If you would like to obtain an application, please email For more information visit the Sheriff’s Office website. The four-session bootcamp will be held:
January 25 February 1, February 8, February 15
8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Possible Quarry Park Pump Track Design by Tony Pereira


This an example Pump Track designed by Tony Pereira (who works for Bike Works) that would work for quarry park.

Granada Community Services District (GCSD) is willing to sponsor and fund.


Kelly Avenue Drain Improvement and Re-Striping Projects

In September of 2019 construction started at Kelly Avenue and Highway 1 to address the flooding of this intersection and along Kelly Avenue (west of Highway 1). The project increased storm water retention capacity along the east side of Highway 1 to north of the intersection and tied into an existing stormwater outfall to Pilarcitos Creek. Construction on this project was completed in January of 2020. The first few storms have tested the improvements and we’re happy to report that there has been no flooding in the area! City Council will be formally accepting the project as complete at the January 21 Council meeting. 

On January 6, Kelly Avenue was re-striped to correct the lane width of Kelly Avenue from Main St. to Church St. With the re-striping, this provides a minimum of 11′ width for each travel lane and addresses safety concerns with the diagonal parking along this corridor. 12 diagonal parking stalls were converted to 8 parallel parking stalls on the south side of Kelly

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.



Other Stories

guest editorial InPerspective: How Development Will Undermine Your Water, Sewer and Fire Security
video Got Hearing Loss? Check Out ClearCaptions: See Every Conversation. It’s FREE.
video Wrecks at Franklin Point and the Shipwreck Cemetary ~ HMB History Lecture
video $15 Minimum Wage Passed by Half Moon Bay City Council
video $300k Loan for Workforce Development Center is Approved by the City of HMB
video Harbor Village RV Park Plans Tabled Unanimously by SMCo Planning
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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Pillar Point Harbor

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  • HARBOR OFFICE HOURS:  7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  M-F
  • ADDRESS:    One Johnson Pier, Half Moon Bay, CA  94019
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Bedtime Stories ~ When Dinos Came With Everything!


Read and produced by Michelle Dragony reading from the children’s book “When Dinosaurs Came With Everything”, written by Elise Broach and illustrated by David Small.

When Dinosaurs Came with Everything. ~ Just when a little boy thinks he’s going to die of boredom from running errands with his mom, the most remarkable, the most stupendous thing happens. He discovers that on this day, and this day only, stores everywhere are giving away a very special treat with any purchase.


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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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