October 17th, 2019
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GCSD Parks and Rec Burnham Park Public Planning Workshop this Thursday

When: Thursday October 24, 2019, doors open at 5:00 for pizza and conversation; workshop begins at 6:00 to about 9:00pm

Where: El Granada Elementary School Community Room

Who: The Granada Community Services District is hosting this workshop. All members of the GCSD Community are welcome.

What: A hands-on workshop to prioritize possible amenities to be included in a new Park, and to map out desired locations for the most popular amenities. Burnham Park Public Planning Workshop… Thursday, October 24, 2019

The GCSD Parks Committee, including Directors Barbara Dye and David Seaton, envisions further community outreach once information from the Survey and Public Workshop is incorporated into the planning process.


A Plastic Ocean ~ The Movie @ The Odd Fellows


10/26.  A Plastic Ocean is a new award-winning feature length documentary brought to you by a group of dedicated scientists, film-makers, social entrepreneurs, scholars, environmentalists and journalists, that explores the fragile state of our oceans and uncovers alarming truths about the consequences of our disposable lifestyle.

A Plastic Ocean documents the global effects of plastic pollution and highlights workable technologies and innovative solutions that everyone – from governments to individuals – can do, to create a cleaner and greener ocean.


Join us for a Pacifica Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan Workshop!

Blue Blanket Improv is a dedicated group of improvisational actors and comedians. We are committed to inspiring laughter and giving back to our community in the San Francisco Bay Area. Our monthly shows are appropriate for all ages, so bring the whole family!

The members of Blue Blanket Improv receive no money for their services. We perform for the love of our craft and the applause of our audience. After show expenses, all proceeds go directly to fund the Half Moon Bay High School musical and the Blue Blanket Improv Performing Arts Scholarship Program. The mission of the scholarship program is to encourage performance arts by providing support for deserving local high school students who wish to continue their education at the college level.

Since 2007, BBI has donated more than $20,000 to talented students in Half Moon Bay and to the Half Moon Bay High School.



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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10 Things You Can Do Before the PGE ShutOff to Make the Shutoff More Comfortable

Things To Do to Prepare.

  1. Charge your phone and every device, like your e-bike, HAM radio, FRS radio, batteries, you can TONIGHT! (in case there is cell service)
  2. Do LAUNDRY. Be comfortable.
  3. Stock up on FOODS that can be heated up on a camp stove (cans, dehydrates, dry goods). Water and sewer will continue due to backup generators.
  4. FOOD n FUEL Note: heating water requires for noodles and rice required significant fuel. Plan fuel needs. NO generators
  5. Write down important PHONE NUMBERS–write them down on a piece of paper, thats right paper (or printout).                

Recommend Goal Zero Yeti 400 Power Station + Boulder 50 Solar Kit

Yeti 400 Highlights
$574.95.   Rugged, durable, and rigid, the Boulder 50 Solar Panel collects serious power from the sun to charge the Goal Zero Yeti 400 Portable Power Station with ease. Keep all your essential devices charged up and ready with this all-in-one solar power solution.


The Yeti 400 is great for all your medium sized power needs or multiple smaller devices.

Smartphone 20+ Recharges
POV Camera 70+ Recharges
Headlamp 70+ Recharges
Tablet 10+ Recharges
Laptop 3-5 Recharges
Light-a-Life 130 Hours
Mini Fridge 7 Hours
32 LCD TV 3 hours


Supervisor Horsely: Mirada Road Bridge Replacement and Parallel Trail Update

VIDEO. San Mateo County Manager has agreed to fund $3 million to fix the Mirada Bridge (at the end of the road where The Barn is). The sewer line that is attached under the bridge needs to be moved, as well.

The ultimate solution for the Coastside is the Parallel Trail on the east side of Highway 1. $3.5 million from the County to finish the trail from El Granada into Half Moon Bay, on the East side.  $400k from CCAG.

Have a listen.


Update on the Poplar Beach Gateways Plan ~ Stairs and Drainage

City HMB Planning Commission Meets 7pm Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday


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.


Brian Holt, Chair
James Benjamin, Vice Chair
Rick Hernandez
Sara Polgar
Steve Ruddock


CCWD Seamlessly Transitions to Generators During the 10/10/19 PGE Shutdown

During the shutoff, the District seamlessly transitioned over to generator power at the Nunes Water Treatment Plant, water tanks, District office and other facilities. We continued to treat water from Pilarcitos Reservoir, and we were also able to turn on Crystal Springs Pump Station as the power wasn’t impacted. Water service continued “business as usual” for our customers without any issues.

Staff considered the outage to be a good drill for testing the District’s emergency preparedness, but also took away a few lessons learned for the future as well.

GCSD Sponsors Adaptive Cycles for EG Elementary Kids

VIDEO/ PHOTO-ESSAY. Yesterday, Friday, October 11th, 2019, kids from El Granada Elementary hit the Coastal Trail for a sunny afternoon bike ride.

GCSD collaborated with Bay Area Recreation Outreach Program (BORP) to provide specially adapted cycles and instruction for special needs kids in El Granada.

If you would like to have more of these events, please contact GCSD and let them know.


The State of the Half Moon Bay Coastside Chamber Presentation

VIDEO. Want to know what our Chamber does for local coastal businesses?

Chamber CEO Krystlyn Giedt presents to the Midcoast Community Council.


Other Stories

Cabrillo Unified School District’s County Takeover and Pink Slip Process video
A Review of the Half Moon Bay Review in 1969 photo-essay
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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HMB Odd Fellows Sell Fudge at the Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Festival


Buy some fudge from the Half Moon Bay Odd Fellows. It will go toward their ADA elevator.

On the second floor they have DJ Dance Parties, Live Music Concerts, Lectures, Dinners, Rummage Sales and more.

Help the Odd Fellows bring ADA access to the public.


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Bedtime Stories ~ Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree

NOW A VIDEO!! / PODCAST.  Winnie the Pooh is such a wonderfully, upbeat and resilient character.

This Honey Tree story has an interesting genealogy. Originally, A.A. Milne wrote it in 1926, and it was published by E.P. Dutton & Co..  And Disney turned several of the original stories into an animated featurette in 1966. By 1974 Disney partnered with Little Golden Books. Bob Totten adapted the original text for this version of the story.  Pictures were created by Disney Studio. Sort of a Disney Flip book.

Pooh tries to get his honey. He observes, assesses, acts, pivots and reassesses. He is such a smart bear. And Christopher Robins (A.A. Milne’s son!) is such a smart and kind boy.

Bedtime Stories ~ Harold and the Purple Crayon 
Bedtime Stories: Mr. Peabody’s Apples

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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