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Angst: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety ~ Movie at HMBHS

IndieFlix Shines the Light on Anxiety with Must-See Documentary,

IndieFlix, a leading independent online streaming platform, along with its non-profit arm, the IndieFlix Foundation, is sparking a global conversation about anxiety through screenings of its brand-new documentary, “Angst: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety”. 

On Wednesday February 12th beginning at 6:45PM, Half Moon Bay High School will hold a FREE screening of the documentary to open up a dialogue between local families, community leaders and experts. The event will feature a viewing of the 56-minute film, followed by an informative panel discussion.


SAM Wastewater Treatment Plant Tours Every Third Wed. @ 11am

No reservation necessary.

Tour attendees must be 10 or older and children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Closed toe shoes required. For more information, call (650) 726 0124 

Join us for a one-hour tour to get a firsthand look at what it takes to remove human waste and other pollutants from millions of gallons of wastewater each day! 

1000 Cabrillo Hwy N., Half Moon Bay, CA, near the Lutheran Church

Every third Wednesday of the month at 11:00 am.


FREE Jetty Classic Surf Contest 5th Annual in Half Moon Bay

Sign up for 5th Annual HMB Pro-Am Jetty Classic?  Or come on down and watch and cheer?

Come to the Old Princeton Landing for some Finians Call live music at 6:00pm.



HMBHS Black & Orange Ball Athletic Fundraiser ~ Go Cougars!

Even if you don’t have a kid in school anymore, this year is all hands on deck for anyone who believes in kids and athletics.

The 10th Anniversary Black & Orange Ball is a critical fundraiser for funding of the Half Moon Bay High School Certified Athletic Trainer, and all the sports programs at HMBHS.

Given the recent news on CUSD’s $55K cut to HMBHS Athletics, we need you now more than ever.

Please plan to attend this very important fundraiser.

This will be a very special B&O, as we celebrate 10 years of this fun filled event.


Two-Part Advance Care Planning Workshop (2/7 & 2/14)

What matters most to you?

• If you were facing serious illness, what kind of care would you want?
• If you couldn’t speak for yourself, who would?

Taking charge of your future care can bring peace of mind – to you and your loved ones.

Bring a friend or family member to this two-part workshop on advance care planning.

Friday, February 7, 3-5pm
Friday, February 14, 3-5pm

Participation is free, but registration is required.

For questions, please call Susan at 650.532.2396.


Native American Lifeways HMB History Association Lecture at the Odds

“Native American Lifeways: 

Half Moon Bay Area and San Francisco Peninsula”

Date: Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Place: Odd Fellows Lodge, 526 Main Street, Half Moon Bay

Time: 5:30 p.m. doors open – finger foods and refreshments – program at 6:00 p.m.

The public is welcome – no charge – bring a friend!

In its first collaboration with the Odd Fellows Lodge, the Half Moon Bay History Association presents another unique speaker’s event on February 11, 2020.  Archaeologist Mark Hylkema returns to discuss a new topic centered on the Ohlone and their endurance from early colonial times to the present.


Pacific Beach Coalition Surf Movie Night ~ The Great Highway; Soul of SF Surfing

Pacific Beach Coalition and Pedro Point Surf Club are hosting its 13th annual Surf Movie Night in Pacifica.

This years film is “Great Highway, Journey to the Soul of San Francisco Surfing”.

There are two showings, 6 PM & 8:30 PM.

There will be speakers, a raffle with prizes from local businesses, beer provided by Pedro Point and all proceeds go towards helping to keep our beaches & Ocean healthy.


Other Buzz Calendar Events
Closure Lower Crystal Springs Dam Bridge to Cars on Weekdays; Trail is Open 2/10-4/3/2020

SAY YES! to a Prom Dress Collection Drive and Giveaway at the NEW FIT Studios 2/29

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

Tech Talks for 55 and Up 1st and 3rd Thursdays


Coastside Agency Meetings:

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 12/19

Granada Community Services District Parks and Recs ~ Quarterly.

Montara Water & Sanitary District Meetings ~ 1st / 3rd Thurs. @ 7:30pm 12/19

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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Census Jobs $27-$30/hour. Spanish Speaking Needed Too

LINK. From the Census Bureau:

The month of February is a very busy time for us. We are filling positions for our largest field operation throughout this month and early next month.

Please feel free to share this email or the website ( with any friends and family who might be interested in flexible, part-time employment with a great mission of public service. SPANISH SPEAKING NEEDED, TOO.


Census Bureau Recruiting Team


Debbie Ruddock Sees Non-Occupancy Short Term Rentals as Armageddon

VIDEO. City of Half Moon Bay’s Debbie Ruddock makes some pretty horrifying predictions about non-owner occupied Short Term Rentals that are owner by absentee LLC investors.

Council person Debbie Ruddock warns that corporations are a threat to our housing stock. And that the Census Bureau says 3 million and 13 million apartment units  are own by LLCs, LLPs, LPs or shell companies (mostly anonymous). Armageddon?


Crystal Springs Dam Bridge Construction Tour

What to Expect:

  • The Bridge will close to all car traffic Monday through Friday. There is no anticipated work on weekends and holidays.
  • The Trail Portion of the Bridge will remain open, but hikers and cyclists could experience occasional delays of approximately 15 minutes during weekday work hours
  • Flaggers will temporarily halt trail traffic when the crane arm is in motion and it is not safe to be under it.  
  • The bridge will reopen to car traffic at sunrise on Saturdays, and will close at sunset on Sundays and holidays.


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.


CCWD Discusses Electoral Conversion From At Large to 5 Zone Districts


The Coastside County Water District has had four of the five required noticed public hearings to discuss the electoral zones for our District.

The final meeting will be held on February 11, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. and at this time, the Board will choose one of the draft electoral maps and will decide:

  • which three (3) of the five (5) new zones will elect a Board member in 2020
  • and which two (2) of the five (5) new zones will elect a Board member in 2022

All analysis, presentation, delivery of information, maps and materials have complied with the objectives of the districting rules and goals.



Other Stories

video No EIR? Resist Density’s Attorney’s Letter to SMCo Planning re MidPen
link Wuhan Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Global Cases Map (by Johns Hopkins)
article In Pacifica 6 Wrong Way Fatalities in 5 Years on HWY 1 ~ 3 Quick Fixes
schedule GCSD Parks & Recreation’s January Newsletter and Winter/Spring Class Course Schedule

editorial InPerspective: Insights, Infrastructure, and In General Topics on Sustainability by Gregg Dieguez
newsletter GCSD Parks & Recreation’s January Newsletter and Winter/Spring Class Course Schedule
video Charmin TP Commercial Frustrates the
Sewer Authority Mid-Coast Board

video Have Gray Whale Cove Crosswalk Plans Been Scrapped at its New $2.5 Million Cost?
article Did You Know There is a Road From El Granada Blvd. to Milbrae?
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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Joe Angelini ~ Farmers Insurance Company Logo by Joe Angelini ~ Farmers Insurance in Half Moon Bay CA
Joe Angelini ~ Farmers Insurance

The Angelini Family has been serving the Coast for 100 years!! 

We are always here to take care of you and your family.

435 Johnston Street, Half Moon Bay
(650) 726-4818

TBSP of Love Cooking School
TBSP of Love Cooking School Company Logo by TBSP of Love Cooking School in Half Moon Bay CA
Helping others learn to cook is almost as great of a joy for Angelini as cooking itself.

She started by teaching her four grandchildren to cook, and branched out into teaching classes.

Now Angelini runs a business from her kitchen, teaching children age 5 and up and leading classes for adults.

She also cooks for corporate events using ingredients from the coastside area, like Harley Farms goat cheese, Marilyn Johnson’s jams, and local Brussels sprouts.


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Bedtime Stories ~ Goodnight Moon

VIDEO/ PODCAST. Goodnight Moon was recorded by Michelle Dragony. If you enjoyed listening to this bedtime story, you may enjoy reading it too.  Buy the book at a local coastal bookstore.  Bedtime Stories is produced in the Coastside Buzz Studios, in Princeton Harbor, near Half Moon Bay, California. 


Listen to More Bedtime Stories Podcasts.

Bedtime Stories ~ Harold and the Purple Crayon

Bedtime Stories ~ When Dinos Came With Everything!

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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