October 3rd, 2019
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HMB Planning Study Session for the 20 Year Land Use Plan


The Planning Commission consists of citizen volunteers appointed by the City Council to make decisions or advise the Council on land use and property development issues.

The Commission assures that new development is consistent with our Zoning Ordinance, Subdivision Ordinance, long-range General Plan and Local Coastal Plan, State laws and other public policies that advance the interests of our community.


Wood Fired PIZZA Class with Mike McGrath @ Seville Tapas

This class covers the ingredients, preparation and baking of true Neapolitan style pizza in a wood fired oven.

No previous experience is required.

The oven we’ll be using is a Valiorani wood fired oven (forno a legna).

The style of pizza you’ll be making is the classic Neapolitan pizza, 14″ in diameter.

By the end of day 1 you’ll have experience mixing dough, portioning and shaping. You’ll also be introduced to the skills needed to place, spin and remove pizza from the oven.

On day 2 you’ll be working with the dough you mixed the previous day.

We’ll also mix whole grain and gluten-free flours, too!


Reggae in the Garden at the San Benito House Gardens

Come groove to 5 hours of deliciously rhythmic Reggae in the Garden today, it’s gonna make you shake your hips and move your feet.

It’s a festive day of music and fun with great dining choices including the Cantina, Mexican, seafood, vegetarian and vegan specialties and the ever popular Deli sandwich board.

Delicious house-made aguas fresca for the whole family and 18 craft beers and memorable margaritas.

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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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Cabrillo Unified School District’s County Takeover and Pink Slip Process

VIDEO. Sean McPhetridge, CUSD  Superintendent, explains what will happen as the school budget goes into the red, in the next year. Even if the Measure I parcel tax passes (renewing $1.6 million), there will be a $2.4 million shortfall. 84% of budget is personnel.

If the CUSD board does not make enough cuts, the county will take over, the board will be retired, CUSD decisions will be made by San Mateo County Board of Education.

That shortfall approximates the salaries of 20 employees.

In Redwood City, last year, they closed 4 schools.

The Board will have some hard decisions in December.

Yet we will spend $88,000 per prisoner in California, and only $11k for CUSD.


A Review of the Half Moon Bay Review in 1969

PHOTO-ESSAY. Last Thursday, 9/26/19, Comcast was down and I had some free time so I headed down to the Archives of the HMB Review.

I had seen a blurb in the page 2, Historic Headlines, that identified a story in 1969 that might inform why we have a homeless problem today. Low income housing proposal denied citing no jobs as the main argument.

But, the Dolgers were set to build out a $10 million Princeton property buy. They were partnering with Westinghouse. What happened?  Stay tuned!


Update on Caltrans Martini Creek Bypass From Montara Water and Sanitary District

The land in question is outlined in yellow. Map courtesy Montara Water and Sanitary District.

September 2019 Update: Caltrans Martini Creek Bypass Right-of-Way Work

Montara Water and Sanitary District (MWSD) works every day to ensure water, garbage and sewer services for the residents of Montara, Moss Beach, and adjacent areas north of El Granada. Over 6,000 residents rely on our services for their homes and businesses.

Our water – which we each rely on every day for washing, cooking, sanitation, and firefighting – comes from deep local wells and Montara Creek right here on the Coast. The supply is limited and we must protect the watersheds and environment that ensure that supply for all our use.

Reliability, sustainability, and resource protection are at the core of our mission. To serve current and future generations here, we are investigating additional water sources available to the local community. To that end, we have spent several years working with Caltrans’ to examine their Martini Creek Bypass right-of-way in Montara for our community’s water needs, including drilling exploratory wells at the site in 2014.


Sea Hugger’s Ribbon Cutting Speech for the NEW Seabin at Pillar Point Harbor

PHOTO-ESSAY. Shell Cleave, of Sea Hugger, cut the red ribbon last Friday at 3:00pm on 9/27 at Pillar Point Harbor for the brand new Seabin.

From left to right:

  • Ed Larenas, San Mateo County Harbor Commissioner
  • John Moren, Pillar Point Harbor Interim General Manager
  • Dante Madrigal, Deputy Harbor Master
  • Sea Hugger’s Shell Cleave
  • Chad “Ceadda” Conover, born and raised local environmentalist and donor
  • Cary Smith, Deputy Harbor Master
  • Christine and Lenny Mendonca, donors, Half Moon Bay Brewing Company

Coastside CERT Newsletter:

Sept. 2019 CERT Rodeo and More


The Food Cycler ~ All In One Food Recycler for Home $299

Food Cycler Platinum Indoor Kitchen Composter – Easy to Use Food Composter with No Water, Chemicals, Venting or Draining Required

In as little as three hours, the FoodCycler food recycler takes your kitchen scraps, reduces them by up to 90% and creates a highly mature, nutrient-rich soil amendment that’s ideal for making your garden grow. Just toss in your food waste, and push go. No pellets, enzymes or additives needed. When it’s done, you have a powerful fertilizer you can use in your outdoor gardens and a removable, dishwasher safe bucket you can easily wash.


PCTV’s Woman on the Street Comes to HMB Main Street

VIDEO. Pacific Coast TV went down to historic Main street in Half Moon Bay to ask people why this city is a great place to live and visit.

Awesome video of Half Moon Bay. Happiness on Main Street even on a grey day :-)



Other Stories

1937 Report: Construction of San Pedro Highway (Devil’s Slide) article
40 Years on, How Does Proposition 13 Impact the California Dream? KQED podcast
Cal Trans Says Gray Whale Cove Pedestrian Crossing Has Zero Impact on Environment article
Coastside Wave ~ City of HMB Public Safety Newsletter 2019 link
City Council Goes to 33 Subcommittee, Interagency and
Liason Meetings 
CERT Field Operating Guide is Great for Triage ~ Buy One for Your CERT Bag article
Do You Have Enough WATER? Frenchmen’s Creek Disaster Prep Class #1 photo-essay
The Granada Gazette and GCSD Parks and Recs SURVEY  survey
Interview with Sean McPhetridge, CUSD’s New Superintendent podcast
Will Strategic Global Management Buy Seton Coastside Medical Center? article
How Long Can CCWD Provide Wat
er During a PG&E Fire Safety Shutdown? video
LINK. The Complete 2018-19 Draft Land Use Plan is Available for Public Review and Comment video
SFPUC Plans for Montara North Peak Include Public Outreach and Whiting Ridge? article
The State of California is Causing CUSD’s Financial Crisis video
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!? photo-essay

Mavericks Swim Club Hires Coastsider Jim Stretch as the New Head Coach!! article
CoasTalk #5 with Mark Weisbarth and Local Hip Hop Rapper Lil MC podcast
The BIG One: Your Survival Guide for a 7.8 Earthquake a KPCC Radio Production podcast

Markegard Family Ranch Grass Fed and Pasture
Raised Meat

Volunteer Gael Erickson by Mary Larenas @ MCC  Ode to Longtime Coastside  video

Ruins of the Coastside: Going, Going, Almost Gone video 

Dyslexia? CUSD Dyslexia Advisory Committee Presents the Latest Research  video

Home and Car Emergency Supply Checklists ~ Are you Prepared? article

Zoe Chait is the Middle School Surf Champ for the State of California!! video

Phog Foundation Lecture ~ Cannabis Consumption; Finding What Works Best for You video

HMB Jail and Museum Remote Tour photo-essay

HMB City Council and Staff Priority Planning Retreat video

History Lecture ~ The Lost Town of Purissima photo/essay
Spectacular Goes17 Weather Satellite for West Coast link
What are Terpenes? What is the “Entourage Effect?” podcast
The Ring. photo-essay
Coastal Trail, video

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Bedtime Stories ~ Scaredy Mouse

PODCAST.  Scaredy Mouse and his sister, Nibbles, make their way to the kitchen where chocolate cake sits temptingly. BUT they have to avoid the big Ginger cat.  (“Ginger” is what English people call orange-colored cats, or red-headed people).

Scaredy Mouse is read by Ian Sarullo-Wood who is 16 and is going to be a Junior in High School.


If you like to read bedtime stories, like Ian, contact the Buzz studios and come on down and record!

If you enjoyed listening to this bedtime story, you may enjoy reading it too. Find the book at Inkspell Books in Half Moon Bay!

Listen to More Bedtime Stories Podcasts.

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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