November 21st, 2019
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Sixth Annual Coastside Senior Living Fair

Sixth Annual Coastside Senior Living Fair
Friday, December 6
1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Coastside Adult Community Center
925 Main Street

Join Senior Coastsiders for this great event and meet with the sponsors and exhibitors for valuable information, attend the educational seminars, and enjoy snacks and raffle drawings! They have a great lineup of speakers planned for this year, so make sure not to miss out. For more information you can call their office at (650) 726-9056.

Presented by the Half Moon Bay Review and Senior Coastsiders, among other sponsors, the Senior Living Fair provides an afternoon of resources, networking and information to local seniors.


6th Annual Tom Lantos Tunnel Closure for Emergency Response Drill

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will conduct its fifth annual mandatory emergency response drill at the State Route 1 (SR-1) Tom Lantos (Devil’s Slide) Tunnels.
The mandatory six-hour emergency response drill begins Friday, December 13 at 10PM and concludes on Saturday, December 14 at 4AM. 

The exercise is weather permitting.
For the safety of crews and the public, all northbound and southbound traffic lanes on SR-1 through the Tom Lantos (Devil’s Slide) Tunnels will be closed during the exercise.


Clive Beavis Wildlife Calendar Signing at Inkspell; Proceeds to Coastside Hope

Clive will be at Inkspell to sign this years local Wildlife Calendar – all profits go to Coastside Hope, and all the photos are taken between Wavecrest and Pillar Point.


West Coast Ramblers at the Odd Fellows

City of HMB Seeking Youth Rep for Bicycle/Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC)

City of Half Moon Bay Seeking Youth Representative for Bicycle/Pedestrian Advisory Committee

Deadline to apply is November 29


Calling all Half Moon Bay youth! This is your opportunity to provide a valuable service to the community by assisting the City in making important decisions about bicycle and pedestrian issues.

The City of Half Moon Bay is currently seeking one youth representative, up to age 18, to serve on the Bicycle/Pedestrian Advisory Committee, a 10-member advisory committee that meets on the 1st Thursday of each month.

Interested? Read more about the Bicycle/Pedestrian Advisory Committee below, and fill out/submit a “Willing to Serve” form no later than November 29.

w asphalt pavement, and the Class I multiuse path on the east side of Highway 1. For more information you can visit the project page here.



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

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


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CUSD Superintendent Sean McPhetridge on Budget Cuts and King’s Mountain


State Funding is broken.

Loss of enrollment is happening.

Close King’s Mountain?

Move King’s Mountain?

Most King’s mountain students live on the coast, not the mountain.


Demographic Enrollment
Study for CUSD ~ Falling Enrollment, Falling Income

VIDEO. Tom Williams reports.

CUSD down 2,000 kids in last 4 years.

Down 20% in last 6 years, that is 1in 5 Kindergarteners, gone.

This is part of the report. Telling numbers for the Latino population.

In Palo Alto, down 1-8 Kindergarteners, so it is not just us.


Are Eucalyptus Trees Flammable?


Eucalyptus trees are widespread in California and have been introduced to many other warm states. In California, the trees have spread so prolifically that there are entire woodlands almost completely made up of gum trees. Efforts are underway to eradicate the introduced species and return woodlands to the native species. This is because the eucalyptus has displaced natives and it changes soil composition where it grows, altering other life forms as it does so. Eucalyptus fire hazards are also cited in efforts to remove the trees.


75th Year Anniversary of HMBHS’s Future Farmers of America (FFA)


Photo from The Patch: 

5-year plan presentation for the HMBHS Agriculture Program. Ag and science work together. Massive teacher turnover due to cost of living. Leadership is one of the main goals of FFA students.



Mirada Seawall Approved with Revisions by California Coastal Commission



At the Coastal Commission meeting on July 11, 2019, they approved the seawall proposal by the residents of 2 Mirada Rd, and the Casa Mira (condominium) HOA.  There was a significant amendment, based largely on the request and comments of Surfrider to limit the seawall to not include the extension to attempt to protect the Coastal Trail, because of the precedent that would set.  The amendment passed 8-2, and the overall motion passed unanimously.

Farallone School Is Off the Chopping Block; No More Moonridge Bussing

VIDEO. Good news thanks to the passing of parcel tax Measure I.

Listen to Cabrillo Unified School District Superintendent (CUSD), Sean McPhetridge, as he presents to the Mid-Coast Community Council (MCC), post Measure I, 11/13/19.

Watch the demographers report. CUSD population is dropping.

“Right-Sizing” Farallone’s falling population.

Sean asks why Moonridge kids are bussed out of their neighborhood to Farallone View, when Ocean Colony is not?

He asks why they they are not going to their neighborhood school, Hatch?

He asks why they have to endure a 30-40 bus ride in the morning?

He asks why they are then bussed home after school, without an opportunity to access the HMB library, and the internet, which many Moonridge students do not have.


Unincorporated San Mateo County Active Transport Plan Outreach

VIDEO. Presentation of Unincorporated County Active Transport Plan Outreach Powerpoint.

Desired outcome: informational by Julia Malmo-Laycock, SMCo’s Office of Sustainability.

Electric Bicycle Policy on MROSD Agenda This Wed.

ARTICLE . What do you think? 3 choices.

Electric Bicycle Policy.

Staff Contact: Matt Anderson, Chief Ranger, Visitor Services Department

General Manager’s Recommendation:

Review and provide feedback on options related to electric bicycle use on Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District lands and select one or more of the following options for further consideration and environmental review.

[Class 1: eBikes that are pedal-assist only, with no throttle, and have a maximum assisted speed of 20 mph. Class 2: eBikes that also have a maximum speed of 20 mph, but are throttle-assisted.]

1. Limit class 1 and 2 electric bicycles to designated paved trails and roadways.

2. Allow class 1 electric bicycles on all paved and unpaved trails and roadways that allow bicycles and limit class 2 electric bicycles to designated paved trails and roadways.

3. Allow class 1 and 2 electric bicycles on all paved and unpaved trails and roadways that allow bicycles.


Other Stories

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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Bedtime Stories ~ A Sick Day for Amos McGee

PODCAST. Read by Michelle Dragony. A Sick Day for Amos McGee is a labour of love. It oozes painstaking effort, remarkable talent and a contagious enjoyment of life. It’s the kind of thing that makes you feel grateful that there are still people out there prepared to undertake this kind of carefully slow-cooked project. Thank you!

In A Sick Day for Amos McGee, Erin Stead’s exquisitely pencil-drawn faces and use of colour bring zookeeper Amos, his animal friends and their story to life. It is a charming story about companionship and learning kindness through imitation, with several visual subplots involving the sock-wearing penguin and a red balloon, and a sort of parallel life for small animals including their own miniature bus-stop, with plenty more details to enjoy again and again and again and again.

Listen to More Bedtime Stories Podcasts.

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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