Nov. 15th, 2018


Washable Pollution Masks with N-95-N99 Filters, Cotton with Adjustable Ear Straps

REVIEW. I stayed inside the first couple of days to avoid smoke from the fires.  By day three, I realized I needed a longer-term solution.

I find the 3M disposable masks very uncomfortable. They don’t fit well unless you keep the straps really tight to get a good air seal. Uncomfortable. Not washable. More landfill.

So, I went online and looked around for something that was more comfortable and washable, while still maintaining N95-99 efficacy....

City HMB Planning Commission Local Coastal Plan (LCP) Land Use Study Sessions

Save the Dates!  
  • Tuesday, November 27, 2018 – Study session on:
    • Chapter 6 – Natural Resources, and updated biological maps
  • Wednesday, December 19, 2018 – Study session on:
    • Chapter 5 – Coastal Access and Recreation
    • Chapter 7 – Coastal Hazards
    • Chapter 8 – Cultural Resources
    • Chapter 9 – Scenic and Visual Resources

Staff will also give a brief overview of the Introduction, Framework, and Development chapters, which will subsequently be posted online at

  • Tuesday, January 22, 2019 – Study session on:
    • Chapter 2 – Development
    • Chapter 4 – Agriculture

GCSD Parks and Recreation Advisory Meeting and Survey Update

ARTICLE / VIDEO / LINKS. We want to hear from you! I am new to the board, so if you see me, talk to me. Or write to me!

Only a dozen people came to this meeting.

Listen in and see if your point of view is being represented. 

If not, email us with your comment.

Please, pass the word, especially to young families, who have a hard time making it to meetings.

In particular, listen to the conversation about picnic tables at 1:41.00. Yay or nay? Pros and cons?


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City of Half Moon Bay Housing Resource Guide (Eng/Span)

Do you know someone who is housing insecure?
The County’s Core Service Agencies provide safety net services to San Mateo County residents in need of food, emergency housing assistance, emergency utility assistance, shelter, and other basic needs. The range of services each agency provides varies, but can include services such as immigration assistance, tax preparation, and health, wellness and education initiatives among many others...Click on title link to get more info.  

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PIGEON POINT LIGHTHOUSE Lights Up this Saturday Evening

Join California State Parks and Coastside State Parks Association
to celebrate the 146th anniversary of Pigeon Point Light Station. This free event includes tours, live music, face painting, children’s activities, maritime author JoAnn Semones, a food truck, and a native plant sale.

The first order Fresnel lens, the original lighthouse beacon, will be lit from 5 to 7pm in the museum.

For more information, please call (650) 879-2120 or email




Other Buzz Calendar Events

  • Sign Up for SMC Alert Today ~ Disaster, Traffic, Fire Alerts ~ Wed. 10 am.
  • Wine Down Thursdays ~ 5:00pm 
  • Midcoast Community Council Meeting ~ 2nd / 4th Wed. 7:00pm 
  • The HMB Jail Museum is open! ~ every Sat. and Sun. 11-5pm
  • Every Friday is Accoustic Friday @ Mullins Bar and Grill & Prime Rib special! Yum.

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Bedtime Stories ~ The Crows of Pearblossom

PODCAST. The Crows of Pearblossom is a 1944 short story written by Aldous Huxley, the English novelist, essayist and critic.   

This story, written Christmas of 1944, tells the story of Mr. and Mrs. Crow, who live in a cotton-wood tree at Pearblossom. Due to the Rattlesnake living at the bottom of the tree, Mrs. Crow’s eggs are never able to hatch. After catching the snake eating her 297th egg that year (she does not work on Sundays), Mrs. Crow requests that Mr. Crow go into the hole and kill the snake. Thinking better of it, Mr. Crow confers with his wise friend, Mr. Owl.

Mr. Owl bakes mud into two stone eggs and paints them to resemble Mrs. Crow’s eggs. These dummy eggs are left in the nest to trick the Rattlesnake, who unknowingly eats them the next day. When the eggs get to his stomach, they cause the Rattlesnake such pain, that he thrashes about, tying himself in knots around the branches. Mrs. Crow goes on to hatch “four families of seventeen children each” and “uses the snake as a clothesline on which to hang the little crows’ diapers.”  ~Wikipedia

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