November 19th , 2020



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Sheriff Candidate Mark Melville Would Release the AXON Video of the Harmon Shooting ~ Would You?

VIDEO. From the City of Half Moon Bay City Council Meeting Tuesday, 11/17/2020.

San Mateo County Citizen Michael Stogner speaks during General Comment.

  • San Mateo County Sheriff Carlos Bolanos has said no.
  • San Mateo County, District Attorney Steve Wagstaff said no.
  • San Mateo County Council said no.
  • San Mateo County Deputy Sheriff and Sheriff Candidate Mark Melville says yes.



Coastside Station 41 Virtual Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting in El Granada

VIDEO. Coastside Station 41 Virtual Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting on Wed. Nov. 18th, 2020.

We are proud to announce that the new Coastside Fire Station 41 in El Granada is officially open! Firefighters have moved in, and are responding to calls from the new, state-of-the-art facility. This station rings in a new era of public safety for the San Mateo County Coast.

  • First fire station built on Coastside in 25 years.
  • This fire station is the largest on the Coastside by 3 times at 12,450 sqft.
  • Fits 6 apparatus (trucks)
  • Location chosen for quick and easy access to Hwy 1 and fire risked EG.
  • Sleeps up to 14 firefighters (usually 3) during red flag warnings


Danger Will Robinson! Construction Starts on New Intersection South Gateway at Hwy 1, Main and Higgins

VIDEO. Bike lane disappears for about 100 yards. John Doughty, Public Work for City of Half Moon Bay, said this is temporary.

“I wanted to give you a heads-up that we are not satisfied with the current layout and are currently in the process of re-design of construction zone with Caltrans.

This will include a dedicated lane for bicycles and likely detour of vehicles (and bikes) at Main/Higgins Canyon Road.  Final design is not complete, but for the safety of all, bicyclist may be routed to Seymour-Main-Higgins Canyon Road for their safety—something we are still discussing.  Cannot get into too much detail as we are in process of design.  Caltrans seems amenable to the concepts.

Immediate steps taken includes signing the zone for 25 MPH speed limit and placement of a VMS sign at transition point alerting folks of speed change and potential presence of bicyclists.  We also relocated barriers to improve line of site at Main/Higgins Canyon and Highway 1.”

~ John Doughty, Half Moon Bay, Public Works

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“Know Your Zone”. CLICK to Find Your Zone Haven Disaster Evacuation Route

ZONE HAVEN: Simply enter your address to better prepare for the next evacuation or emergency.

Nov. 17, 2020.   Redwood City – On the heels of the CZU Lightning Complex wildfires, the County of San Mateo and its public safety partners are launching a “Know Your Zone” campaign to help county residents and businesses be better prepared for the next evacuation or emergency.


KHMB’s Coastal Windage’s Reuben Truthmaker and Livvy Streetwise Chat With the Coastal Butterfly

PODCAST. 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.  Friday, THE 13th!!, 2020 at 9:00am.

What did we talk about?

  • CoastsideBuzz “About” and the “Gutenberg Moment”
  • “Live to Die” ~ Death planning communication
  • KHMB to Coastside Buzz history!
  • …and more!


POST Presents 30 Years of History for 380 Miles of the Bay Area Ridge Trail

VIDEO.  We will hear from Elizabeth Byers, a founder of the Bay Area Ridge Trail Council and author of Bay Area Ridge Trail: The Official Guide for Hikers, Mountain Bikers and Equestrians.

Elizabeth will talk about the beginnings of the Ridge Trail Council, give a broad overview of the trail system, and share some of her favorite spots along the way.


Our Other Crisis: Climate

OWN VOICE. ~ InPerspective by Gregg Dieguez —

The Coronavirus isn’t the only problem marching unchecked over the world. The Climate Crisis is also intensifying. This article contains a presentation by the world’s leading policy scientist to get you up to speed on what’s happening, and what we should be doing about our other crisis…  I view this as essential reading/viewing, more so than your next movie or football game.


$25M Privately Funded Project in Half Moon Bay to Provide Jobs, Emotional Support and Affordable Housing for Adults With Special Needs

PRESS RELEASE.  After 20 years in the making, the Big Wave Project, entirely privately funded, is building an “intentional community” that is one of only several in the U.S.  ~ November 16, 2020

Half Moon Bay, Calif. – In California, approximately 175,000 adults with special needs live with family members, and they are aging. When their caregivers pass away, where will these vulnerable adults live and who will take care of them? Jeff Peck, co-founder and CEO of Big Wave, thinks the answer to this question should address quality of life as a key part of the equation.

As a parent of an adult with special needs, Peck had a vision of creating opportunities for adults with developmental disabilities to live and work outside their parents’ home. After a 20-year effort and raising $25 million funded entirely through private donations and from parents of adult children with special needs, Big Wave has begun construction of a community that will accommodate up to 57 residents by the Fall of 2021.


CANCELLED: The 2021 Pacific Coast Dream Machines Show

Half Moon Bay, Ca (November 18, 2020) –– Organizers of the Pacific Coast Dream Machines Show today released the following statement regarding the 2021 show:

“Sadly it’s become all too familiar but today we’re sorry beyond words to announce that after careful consideration of on-going COVID conditions plus the significant investment of resources required over many months of planning, and our fiscal responsibilities to the non-profit Coastside Adult Day Health Center, the organizing committee has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2021 Pacific Coast Dream Machines Show that was scheduled to be held on April 25 at Half Moon Bay Airport.”


Post-Election: Humor?

OWN VOICE. ~ InPerspective by Gregg Dieguez —

It seems this was the Election where no one got what they wanted.  But at least we can laugh about it, or cry….


City of Half Moon Bay State of the City Address ~ A Year of Adaptation

VIDEO. From the City of Half Moon Bay State of the City Address by Mayor Adam Eisen on Thursday, November 12th, 2020.


Other Stories

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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NEW  Thur. Nov. 19th, 2020 @ 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Special City Council Meeting ~ Purchase of Two Local Hotels By San Mateo County for $20 Million for Local Homelessness and Covid Isolation

Hot off the press! From the Half Moon Bay City Council meeting, last night, Tuesday, 11/17/2020. City of Half Moon Bay, City Manager, Bob Nisbet presents.

Supervisor Don Horsley and Callagy will be in attendance for the 11/19/2020 at 6:00pm presentation and for questions, by Zoom.


NEW  Thur. Nov. 19th, 2020 @ 7:30pm - 10:00pm
MSWD Asks Why SFPUC’s Weather Radar Station Closed Off The Top of Montara Mountain; EIR Less Than Significant?

VIDEO. From the Montara Sanitary and Water District meeting 11/5/2020.

This item was brought to the MWSD board on November 5, 2020 at the request of Director Harvey and found a great level of interest with members of the board and public. The Advanced Quantitative Precipitation Information (AQPI) system project found general support with all meeting attendees. High Definition Radar Systems will be installed that will allow for immediate and more granulated weather forecast and observation. This can help water managers and the public in planning efforts.

However, the location of the project exactly on the highest peak in the San Francisco Peninsula, the peak of Montara Mountain, and its destruction in the construction process was criticized.


NEW  Fri. Nov. 20th, 2020 @ 6:00pm - 9:00pm
City Slickers Drive-In Movie Next to Our Lady of the Pillar ~ Under the Stars, In Cars!

Join us for another Beach Break Entertainment Evening Under the Stars, in Your Cars featuring City Slickers.  Starring Billy Crystal and Jack Palance.  PG13 1hr 53 min.

6:00PM gates open

7:00PM movie begins

No late entry.

Event benefits Cabrillo Education Foundation.


NEW.  Sat. Nov. 28th, 2020 @ 10:00am to 4:00pm
Moon Mothers Outdoor Market: Local Art, Boho Streetwear, Textiles, Talismans

Come safely shop our outdoor market at Moon Mother’s Nursery.    Featuring:

  • Local art by Susan Friedman
  • Textiles by Jennifer Clark
  • Unique talismans crafted by Digeann
  • Boho streetwear from Sunari Lifestyle


REPEAT. Tues. Nov. 10th to Dec. 31st, 2020
Support Local Artists ~ “Made on the Coast” Virtual Pop Up Arts & Crafts Fair

Local holiday shopping online.

Made on the Coast Virtual Art Fair runs from today through December 31st.

Local coastal artists from Montara to Pescadero are showcasing their locally made work.

Shop now for those unique gifts for yourself and others.

From jewelry to woodwork, pottery to paintings and needlework to felting and more.


REPEAT. Every Monday 2020 @ 4:00pm - 7:00pm
COVID-19 Mouth Swab Testing Every Monday 4:00-7:00pm 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 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at the Ted Adcock Community Center. Please register at



REPEAT.  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.



REPEAT.  Call first they are running low....
Fri. through Sun. 2020 @ 9:30am to 4:30pm
Skyline Chestnut Orchard is OPEN!

Pick your own chestnuts at this historic orchard! Skyline Chestnuts is a 20-acre orchard sitting at an elevation of about 2,500 feet above Palo Alto in the Santa Cruz Mountains.

The Skyline Chestnut Orchard was originally planted over 100, and perhaps as long as 150 years ago. Shortly after California was acquired by the United States in 1847, a Spanish settler moved up into the mountains where he planted the oldest of the trees growing there today.



REPEAT.  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.


REPEAT.  Every Day from 10:00am to 5:00pm
Filoli Gardens Are Open Daily. Register Online.

Before You Visit
  • The Garden and Estate trail are open, the historic House is closed at this time
  • The Clock Tower Shop is open with Filoli-made products, plants for your garden and other special items. All purchases are credit card only, no cash or checks
  • Online advanced tickets are required for all visitors, including members 
  • No seating or drinking fountains are available
  • Visitor and Education Center restrooms are the only available restroom facilities onsite
  • Daily capacity is capped to ensure necessary space for social distancing
Visiting Guidelines


REPEAT.  Wednesdays 2020 @ 2:30pm - 6:30pm
Pacifica Coastside Farmers Market Opens With Single Entry, Single Exit, May 6th

California defines Certified Farmers’ Markets as “essential services” in the Shelter in Place order. When we open for the season there will be several changes in place to support the wellbeing of our farmers, our staff, and our shoppers. We are asking the community to keep these protocols in mind, and be as committed to keeping our local farmers, ranchers, fishers and foodmakers healthy during this remarkable time as we are committed to doing the same for you.


REPEAT.  Saturdays 2020 @ 9:00am-1:00pm
Half Moon Bay Coastside Farmers Market Opens With Single Entry, Single Exit

No One will be allowed into the market area before 9 AM, and/or all required sanitation protocols are in place. 
  • The first 45 minutes of the market day are reserved for Seniors.
  • Help Us! Keep six feet distance between you and fellow shoppers. We need everyone to be observant and respectful of this basic requirement.
  • Do not handle anything you do not intend to buy. If you touch it, you have to buy it.
More Live Music Coming Soon.....

CoastViews Music Weekly Entertainment Guide


Coastside Agency Meetings GOING 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 @ 6:30pm

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.

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    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!


Listen to More Bedtime Stories Podcasts.

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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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