February 18th , 2021



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HMB Coastside Chamber Presents One Hour Primer on Coastside Issues for 2021

VIDEO.    HMB Coastside Chamber Presents “Annual State of the Coastside: 2021”.

Casey Dunn from PMAC (Pescadero Municipal Advisory Council).

Mayor, Robert Brownstone, City of Half Moon Bay.

Virginia Chang Kiraly, San Mateo County Harbor District Commissioner and General Manager, Jim Pruett.

Michelle Weil, Chair of the Midcoast Community Council (MCC)

Krystlyn Geidt, CEO of Half Moon Bay Coastside Chamber of Commerce

Bob Nisbet, City Manager of Half Moon Bay



San Mateo County Launches SFO Pilot for Mass Vaccination Center ~ 11,000 Doses in 4 Days for 65 and Up

PRESS RELEASE. Located in an SFO parking garage, the center could be used as a model for future mass vaccination events

Located at San Francisco International Airport, Long-Term Parking. Enter at 100 S Airport Blvd.

Appointments for residents ages 65 and older available

Mass vaccination clinics are taking place Feb. 16, 17 & 19 at the San Francisco International Airport (SFO). 


City HMB Coastside Recovery Initiative – Apply Today to Serve on the Recovery Task Force!


As COVID-19 cases surge around the country and here at home, and we anxiously await widespread availability of the COVID-19 vaccine, the City of Half Moon Bay is moving to the next step of social and economic recovery with the Coastside Recovery Initiative, in coordination with San Mateo County, the Coastside Chamber of Commerce, and other key partners. This initiative will be guided by a diverse, multi-sector Recovery Task Force and will result in a set of action-based recommendations that address both immediate recovery and what it will take to create a more equitable, vibrant, and resilient economy over the long-term.



CUSD Donates Land Speeding Construction of
Multi-Modal Trail For This Summer Making E.G. Elementary Access Safer


Full Agenda From Cabrillo Unified School District meeting on 2/11/2021

ITEM TITLE: Approval of San Mateo County Multi-Modal Trail Project at El Granada Elementary School



If CCC Approved Point Arena Armoring In 2021, Will They Approve Medio Bridge Armoring in Miramar?


The City of Point Arena proposes to repair and improve the Arena Cove parking lot which serves coastal dependent commercial and recreational fishing uses by (a) regrading and repaving portions of the parking lot, (b) adding a two-foot-high bench atop an existing low floodwall (seawall), (c) expanding the seawall along the length of the existing parking lot, (d) installing a new bio-retention basin, and (e) raising a portion of the existing parking lot.



Why Does Connect the Coastside’s 30-Year Plan Not Include Dedicated General Fund Funding?

VIDEO. From the Midcoast Community Council meeting 1/27/2021 with San Mateo County Planning, Deputy Director of Public Works, Joe Lococo, presenting.

Connect the Coastside is a 30-year plan, with no dedicated general fund funding. This plan relies entirely on grant hunting.

Historically, the grants don’t come through and the plans become stale, according to Chris Johnson, ex-MCC, who has seen 1980 traffic plans that have never come to fruition. The Coastside is still waiting for the completion of the Parallel Trail, due to lack of grant funding.


Coalition of Pacificans for an Updated Plan (CPUP) Pushes Back on Vista Mar’s 3-Story Luxury Condos


John Kontrabecki, CEO of the out-of-town development corporation behind the Vista Mar project, in his comment here on January 15, is mischaracterizing the Coalition of Pacificans for an Updated Plan (CPUP) as well as the CEQA litigation against this project. His vision is to stuff eight 3-story luxury condos on 1.2 acres with an average 52 percent steep slope, wiping out a mature forest and evidence of a wetland, all while the city is using standards and data from more than 40 years ago to approve it.

Furthermore, as CPUP’s lawsuit argues, the city goes against its own policies that call for minimal use of retaining walls (Vista Mar proposes more than 3,000 feet of retaining walls, with some combining to be more than 20 feet high) and thorough geotechnical review (only two borings were done in 2002 for the study). Surrounding cities do not allow development to disturb a property with more than 30 percent slope.


Mirada Road Pedestrian Bridge Replacement Project ~ Fluvial Geomorphic Assessment

PLANS. aka Armoring plans via San Mateo County Public Works.

This Memorandum summarizes the basic fluvial geomorphic assessment of Arroyo de en Medio performed by WRECO for the County of San Mateo Department of Public Works (County) to quantify impacts from the Mirada Road Pedestrian Bridge Replacement Project (Project). The existing conditions and the potential Project impacts are discussed.


HMB Singer/Songwriter of Blues, Folk and Pop Influence on Harp and Banjo

MUSIC RELEASE. From EllaHarp (Ella Dawn Jenkins): Harpist, singer/songwriter of blues, folk and pop influence in the San Francisco Bay Area. New Music.


Tunitas Creek Beach Public Access Project Provides 3 Tiers of Access Heads to San Mateo Supervisors

VIDEO. From the Thursday, February 4th, 2021 meeting of the San Mateo County Park Commission.

San Mateo County Parks is partnering with Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST) and the Coastal Conservancy to protect environmental resources and promote public safety at Tunitas Creek Beach. With participation from the public, we will be developing this stunning and rugged section of coastline with proper public facilities and amenities. Get to know Tunitas Creek Beach and this project with the video below.


MightyFly Drone Performs Tethered Test Flights at HMB Airport; Good For Disaster Deliveries?


PRESS RELEASE. From San Mateo County Manager’s Office 2/2021 on Nextdoor.

MightyFly Drone Company at the Half Moon Bay Airport.

You may have noticed some drone activity at the Half Moon Bay Airport lately.

This is MightyFly, currently performing controlled and tethered test flights at the Half Moon Bay airport under the approval of both the Federal Aviation Administration and the Half Moon Bay airport.

What is MightyFly?


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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Thursday, Feb. 25th, 2021 at 4:00pm to 5:00pm 
Stanford Medicine OCE COVID-19 Community Town Hall ~ Mental Well-Being of Adolescents

Dear Community,
Please join us as we present the 8th COVID-19 Virtual Community Town Hall on Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 4:00pm – 5:00pm PST to address the impact of COVID-19 on our adolescents mental well-being during the pandemic.



Thursday, Feb. 25th, 2021 at 6:00pm to 8:00pm 
HMB Coastside Chamber’s Annual Awards : Celebrating Awesomeness

Join us to celebrate the perseverance and creativity of 2020. 


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.



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.....

CoastViews Music Weekly Entertainment Guide


Coastside Agency Meetings are REMOTE!

Stay Tuned.
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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CalPlumbing and Heating


Residential and Commercial Repair, Service and Installation

Owner Mike Barbieri ~ Owner operated in business since 1993.

Free estimates * Insured * Senior Discounts

Our mission is to provide quality plumbing for the health and safety of our community.
Why Choose Cal Plumbing & Heating? We've been in business for so long because we are focused on doing what's best for you. We aim to earn your respect and trust through our quality, craftsmanship, and customer service.


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
    United States of America


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!


Listen to More Bedtime Stories Podcasts.

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Bedtime Stories 2017 Mix ~ 1 Hour of Stories ~ Listen In!

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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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