February 25th , 2021



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Supervisor Horsley Asks Who Will Cut Pedro Point Euc Firebreak for Montara Hwy 1 Tunnel Evacuation

VIDEO. From the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors meeting 2/23/2021 at 9:00am.

Great question. Have a listen to understand the jurisdictional challenges that we face to get fire break planned where we need them.

Pedro Point falls under the jurisdiction of the California State Coastal Conservancy, not San Mateo County, nor the City of Pacifica.

Much of the midcoast, Moss Beach and Montara will evacuate to the north, through the tunnel to Pacifica. The eucalyptus overhanging Highway 1 need to be fire-breaked 30 feet from road to make that evacuation safe.



San Mateo County Parks Wildfire Fuel Reduction Budget $18 Million; Coastside Gets $3.5 Million

VIDEO and POWERPOINT. From the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors meeting 2/23/2021 at 9:00am.



Letter From Dawn Andreotti: Why Does the Andreotti Farm Need a Go Fund Me Campaign to Rebuild the Burnt Barn?

LETTER.  Thank you for your question.

The farm was clearly under insured for the devastation we experienced.Photo credit Kate Shea.

As for past land sales…in short…when Farmer Frank’s grandmother passed- who owned the majority of the farm and land parcels neighboring, her children all had different desires for their futures, most of which did not include farming.

The estate was sold off in parcels in an effort to evenly disperse between the kids.



Puente and City HMB Distributes 1,200 Vaccines Allocated to Farm Workers, Agricultural and Food Service Employees

PRESS RELEASE.  Starting Thursday, February 25th, 2021.

From Rita Mancera, Executive Director of Puente

Hi everyone,  I hope you are all doing very well.

Here is an update on the vaccine clinics for the South Coast.



SAM Presentation on Future of Sewer Tech ~
Decentralized Wastewater Treatment

VIDEO. From the Sewer Authority Mid-coastside (SAM) meeting 2/8/2021 where environmental architect, Rinaldo Veseliza, presents to the SAM board and staff.

  • Membrane Bio Reactors (MBR)
  • Recycle and resell water to reduce costs
  • Santa Monica SMURF project 500,000 gallons 95% recycle.
  • Activated sludge system
  • Patriot football uses MBR to manage 80k fan surges during games.



MSWD Strategic Discussion Sewer: Treatment & Environmental Protection in 2021 and Next 10 to 50 Years

VIDEO. From the Montara Water and Sewer District (MWSD) Special meeting on 2/17/2021.

General Manager Clemens Heldmaier presents on history, engineering and financials.

MSWD Strategic Discussion Sewer: Treatment & Environmental Protection in 2021 and Next 10 to 50 Years

A few notes:

  • Agency formed in 1958 by the County to manage Montara and Moss Beach sewage.
  • Shortly after the formation MSWD, the County decided their dump site was going to go into Gray Whale Cove. The MSWD board stoped them.
  • Water service was added in 2003 following purchase of privately owned, poorly managed water system.
  • The current Sewer Authority Mid-Coastside (SAM) plant between 1979 and 1983.
  • Ocean outfall pipe 2,000 foot from shore, 37 feet deep.
  • No ocean outfalls allowed? Zero discharge legislative plans on horizon?


KHMB’s Coastal Windage Explores the Idea of a Community Pool Inside the Princeton Ring

PODCAST. From KHMB’s Coastal Windage on Friday, February 19th, 2021.

Last week Livvy Streewise said she wished the Coastside had a pool. Here is a pool.

Michelle Dragony, aka The Coastal Butterfly, calls in to the Coastside’s Number One Call-in Radio Talk Show, and chats with KHMB Celebs Reuben Truthmaker and Livvy Streetwise about the Princeton Ring, and its pool.


When Will GCSD Be Able to Move Its Sewer Pipe Off of the Medio Bridge?

VIDEO and PHOTOS. From the Granada Community Services District board meeting 1/21/2021.

The large black pipe hanging off those brackets on the inland side is our old sewer main which is no longer in use.

The black pipe on the ocean side is the pipe that needs a (Coastal Development Permit) CDP to move.  This smaller black pipe is currently used by GCSD.

The white pipe is PG&E.


CCC Approves “Mavericks Trail” at Pillar Point Harbor West Trail Living Shoreline Project

PRESS RELEASE.  From the San Mateo County Harbor District regarding the California Coastal Commission’s unanimous approval of the Living Shoreline model.

On Friday, February 12, 2021, the California Coastal Commission unanimously approved the  Coastal Development Permit for the long-awaited Pillar Point Harbor West Trail Living Shoreline  Project.

The West Trail has  experienced chronic coastal erosion, resulting in degradation of the Trail and creating  hazardous conditions for trail users as well as limiting access for emergency response.


HMB Yacht Club Sailors, Linda Galindo and Katie Alderman, Commended By Harbor District for Kayaker Rescue


We are so grateful that Linda Galindo and Katie Alderman were able to assist a paddler in distress on Sunday, Feb. 7.

~ Martha Huddle, Commodore of the Half Moon Bay Yacht Club

Membership is $60/month.


GCSD and SAM’s 200,000 Gallon Wet Weather Underground Storage Project Under Way


You all may notice at the end of this week that there will be activity on the Burnham Strip. In 2020 the board of the Sewer Authority Mid-Coastside (SAM) approved a contract for the construction of additional wet weather storage in the strip. Granada Community Services District (GCSD), as a board member of SAM, approved of the project and granted an easement to allow it to happen. It is a SAM project.


Survey to Rename “Cattle Hill” Trail at Fassler Gate Within Raymaytush Ancestral Lands?


SURVEY.  The City of Pacifica’s Open Space and Parkland Advisory Committee (OSPAC) is seeking public input on naming a one-mile section of trail that falls within the area known as “Cattle Hill”, beginning at Fassler Gate and continuing to the border of Sweeney Ridge.

This trail lies within Raymaytush tribal ancestral homelands.


Other Stories

link. MCC’s Dan Haggerty Mentions “Sandsavers” as a Simple Solution to Miramar and Mirada Erosion
idea. Want to Be a Coastside Beach Ambassador? Waves, Garbage and Permit Education
essay Why Are Microgrids With Smaller Wastewater Treatment Plants Essential for Sustainable Community Survival?
press release State Labor Violation: Castillo Seed Co. Has Not Paid Workers On Time in Six Months
protest What Happens If SFPUC Watershed Keepers Lose Their Sheriff Powers and Have to Use 911 in a Fire?
video The Mystery of SAM’s BOD Spikes ~ Fertilizers? Frozen Fisheries? Breweries? Distilleries? Wineries? 
video The Balancing of Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD) at Sewer Authority Mid-Coastside (SAM)
video Sheriff Candidate Mark Melville Would Release the AXON Video of the Harmon Shooting ~ Would You?
video Hanging Fire: Eucalyptus Crown Fires and El Granada
video Supervisor Horsley Special Study Session on Fuel Load Reduction and Weed Eradication
video A Brief History of the JPA Collection Contract Between Sewer Authority, HMB, GCSD and MSWD
video  DA Wagstaff Answers Questions About Sandra Harmon Shooting at the City Council Special Meeting
video Why Did San Mateo Deny the Appeal to Allow the Historic 1868 Purissima Cemetery?
video San Mateo Sheriffs Get 136 Hours of Psychiatric Emergency Response Training (PERT)
video Charmin TP Commercial Frustrates the Sewer Authority Mid-Coast Board
video More Than 50 People Attend MSWD Zoom Meeting on New Rates and Charges
video. Should a 6,438 sq.ft. Residence in Miramar Go Through the CEQA Process?
video RCD’s First Flush Water Quality Program ~ Want to Volunteer?
invitation Want to Sample Water for Surfrider’s Blue Water Task Force (BWTF)?
podcast Live to Die ~ First Responsibility – Have You Planned for Your Death?
video Trash Wipes and Rags; Do NOT Flush. Cost For Repair?
article HAM Radio Technician License Training ~ Remote Testing Starting Due to Covid 19
link Do You Know the History of the Crystal Springs Watershed?
video Please Don’t Flush “Flushable Wipes” ‘Cos It Clogs Sewer System
links Roundabouts? 16th, Cypress, California…..Moss Beach, Montara and HWY 92/35?
article Did You Know There is a Road From El Granada Blvd. to Milbrae?
video AB 1672 Will Redefine the Marketing of “Flushable” Wipes

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Saturday, Feb. 27th, 2021 at 10:00am to 11:00am 
A Family Caravan for Black Lives Matter This Saturday

Celebrate Black History Month!

Join us at the Harbor Village parking lot at 10:00am to create signs, paint cars, blow bubbles, sing and dance to celebrate Black lives, Black leaders and making Black history visible.

We’ll start driving at 11:00am down highway 1 and through Half Moon Bay ending at the High School to wrap up.



NEW. Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021 at 6:00pm to 8:00pm 
City HMB 2021 Pre-Budget Season Listen Sessions; What Priorities Do You Have For Your Tax Dollars?

Each year as part of its budgeting process, the City Council hosts listening sessions to hear directly from the people who live and work in Half Moon Bay and gain a broad range of community input on what people feel are the critical priorities the City should be focusing on.

We will be hosting this year’s Listening Sessions via Zoom, and you’re invited to join in and participate.



NEW.  Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021 at 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Montara Water and Sewer District (MWSD) Discussion on Water Supply & Watershed Protection

Strategic Discussions: How we shape the future of our critical water and sewer systems in step with our community.

What does the future of Montara and Moss Beach look like? How can we plan best to continue to serve you.

Montara Water and Sanitary District (MWSD) was formed to serve the needs of our unique coastal community. As we enter 2021, we continue to look at how we can best serve our coastside now and into the future.

Join the MWSD Board and staff for a community discussion of our sewer and water systems. Where are we now, what needs doing, what does the future look like?



NEW.  Saturday, March 6th, 2021 at 10:00am to 12:00pm 
City HMB 2021 Pre-Budget Season Listen Sessions; What Priorities Do You Have For Your Tax Dollars?

Each year as part of its budgeting process, the City Council hosts listening sessions to hear directly from the people who live and work in Half Moon Bay and gain a broad range of community input on what people feel are the critical priorities the City should be focusing on.

We will be hosting this year’s Listening Sessions via Zoom, and you’re invited to join in and participate.



Thursday, March 4th, 2021 at 6:00pm to 7:00pm A Rotary Club of Half Moon Bay and Barterra Winery Virtual Wine Tasting “Fun” Raiser

You are cordially invited to . .

A Rotary Club of Half Moon Bay and Barterra Winery event.

Virtual Wine Tasting “Fun” Raiser onThursday, March 4th from 6-7 PM!

Barterra’s Cellar Master, Chris Minoletti will conduct the ZOOM wine tasting using 3 of their award-winning wines!

You will be able to select 1 to 3 bottles of wines in advance of the event – and then sit back and learn more about these amazing wines on March 4!



Every Fri, Sat, Sun 11:00am to 7:00pm 
JettyWave Distillery, Panificio Pizza and Beach Break Entertainment Team Up at Pillar Point Harbor

Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 11am to 7:00pm

Jettywave is a distillery experience that embraces the modern northern California coastal life. We wanted to find a path to ride our beach cruisers here to the harbor to create unexpected flavors with organic integrity in the wild pourings we distill and concoct. We welcome only those friendly, to drink responsibly, and healthfully with us in Half Moon Bay’s Princeton Harbor.



Daily in 2021 from 10:00am to 5:00pm 
Treat Yourself to a Day of Beauty at Filoli Gardens and Historic Museum. Register Online.

Filoli, also known as the Bourn-Roth Estate, is a country house set in 16 acres of formal gardens surrounded by a 654-acre estate, located in Woodside, California, about 25 miles south of San Francisco, at the southern end of Crystal Springs Reservoir, on the eastern slope of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Wikipedia



Every Monday 2021 @ 3:00pm - 6:00pm
COVID-19 Mouth Swab Testing Every Monday 3:00-6:00pm Sponsored By City of Half Moon Bay

The City of Half Moon Bay and County of San Mateo – Government have partnered to offer more COVID-19 testing on the Coastside.

Using Curative self-administered testing kits, you simply swab your own mouth and you’re done.

Testing will offer safe, outdoor walk-up access.

Tests are free, no insurance necessary, but if you have it, bring your information.

The testing will continue to be held every Monday from 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. at the Ted Adcock Community Center. Please register at



Fridays, 2020 @ 9:00am to 10:00am
Coastal Windage ~ “The Talk of the Coast” Call-in LIVE Talk Show on KHMB

The Coastside’s only live, call-in talk radio show, Coastal Windage features Coastside issues, hot topics, and live comments from Coastsiders in real time.

Finally, the people of the Coastside have an opportunity to participate in their own community.

Co-hosts Reuben TruthMaker and Livvy Streetwise provide a curated and encouraging forum for discussion while regaling listeners with their informed, entertaining, and insightful takes on a full spectrum of topics.



1st and 3rd Thursdays 6:00pm 
VIRTUAL GATHERING: Drop-in Support Group for Suicide Loss 

This *virtual* support group offers a safe, supportive place for those grieving the loss of loved one to suicide. Open to all members of the community free of charge.

Please contact facilitator Isabel Stenzel by email for more information.


More Live Music Coming Soon.....

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Coastside Agency Meetings are REMOTE!

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Highlighting indicates meetings occurring in the next week

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

Granada Community Services District Parks and Recs  ~ 4 Mondays per year at 7:00pm

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 @ 1:00pm

Cabrillo Unified School District ~ 2nd Thurs. @ 7:00pm

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HIP Housing


Human Investment Project Housing (HIP Housing) is a non-profit organization based in San Mateo, CA that has specialized in affordable and creative housing solutions in San Mateo County since 1972. Each year, HIP Housing helps 1,400 people find housing or keep their homes through our Home Sharing and Self Sufficiency Programs as well as through housing units we own and manage.

  • 800 S. Claremont St. #210
    San Mateo, 94402
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San Benito House

Food, beverages, outside dining, Live music.
356 Main Street
Half Moon Bay, 94019

Sunday 10AM–9PM
Monday 10AM–9PM
Tuesday 10AM–9PM
Wednesday 10AM–9PM
Thursday 10AM-9PM
Friday 10AM-10PM
Saturday 10AM-10PM


Cooking for Friends

With a tenacious eye, Richard began watching chefs in Hawaii as they prepared pigs for traditional Luaus. The allure of the banquet sized paella pan for up to 200 guests enables everyone to enjoy his superb culinary treats.

As a personal chef, I specialize in recreating authentic, vegan, gluten free paella. My pleasure is to keep paella coming to your table for your parties. No job is ever too big, or too small, too near or too far. Please contact me for more information or to book a date. ~ Richard


Barterra Winery

Barterra offers the finest California wines from top vineyards located from Santa Barbara to Mendocino…

  • Pinot Noir, Merlot, Chardonnay and Sparkling from Carneros
  • Sangiovese from Silverado
  • Zinfandel, Syrah, Petite Sirah and Primitivo from Lodi
  • Viognier from Paso Robles
  • Sauvignon Blanc from Russian River
  • Cabernet Sauvginon from Alexander Valley
  • Reisling and French Colombard from Mendocino
  •    ....   and Special dessert wines from Madera


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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!


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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

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