February 13th, 2020


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February 28th, 2020 @ 5:00pm

Midcoast Community Council Opening ~ Ready to Represent?!

Study up! This is the most important political (advisory only) body from North HMB to Devils Slide.

President of the Board of Supervisors Warren Slocum announced that applications are being accepted for appointment to the Midcoast Community Council.

There is currently one (1) vacancy to complete a partial term ending December 2020 representing: Member.
To be eligible, applicants must be a registered voter in the unincorporated Midcoast communities of Montara, Moss Beach, El Granada, Princeton, or Miramar.

February 29th, 2020 @ 7:30pm @ Odd Fellows
The Horse Boy – A Documentary; An Autistic Quest in Outer Mongolia

An intensely personal yet epic spiritual journey, The Horse Boy follows one Texas couple, as they trek on horseback through Outer Mongolia with their autistic son in a desperate attempt to treat his condition with shamanic healing.
Joell Dunlap, Co-Founder of The Square Peg Foundation, will lead a discussion after the film. Half Moon Bay’s Square Peg retrains former racehorses as therapy animals for people with challenges like autism, ADHD and related conditions.

March 11th, 2020 @ 3:00-5:00pm
Death Café Coastside @ Coastside Adult Day Health 

At a Death Café, people – often strangers – gather to drink tea, enjoy snacks, and discuss death. Death Café offers everyone a chance to share ideas, opinions, and questions about death in a supportive and safe environment…with tea and snacks. There is no agenda. This is a discussion group, not a grief support or counseling session.

Parking: there is parking available behind Coastside Adult Day Health Center and on the street.

Participation is free, but registration is required.For questions, please contact Susan Barber at 650.532.2396.


August 4th, 2020 @ 5:00-9:00pm
National Night Out 2020 ~ Crime and Drug Reduction and Some Disaster Prep?

At a Death Café, people – often strangers – gather to drink tea, enjoy snacks, and discuss death. Death Café offers everyone a chance to share ideas, opinions, and questions about death in a supportive and safe environment…with tea and snacks. There is no agenda. This is a discussion group, not a grief support or counseling session.

Parking: there is parking available behind Coastside Adult Day Health Center and on the street.

Participation is free, but registration is required.For questions, please contact Susan Barber at 650.532.2396.


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Other Buzz Calendar Events

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 ~ Explore New Electronic Gadgets 1st and 3rd Thursdays

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

FREE 5th Annual Jetty Classic Surf Contest 5th Annual in Half Moon Bay 2/29

HMBHS Black & Orange Ball Athletic Fundraiser ~ Go Cougars! 3/7


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  (cancelled 2/24/20)

Granada Community Services District ~ 3rd Thurs. only @ 7:30pm 

Montara Water & Sanitary District Meetings ~ 1st / 3rd Thurs. @ 7:30pm (cancelled 2/20/20)

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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Seton Coastside Medical in Moss Beach is on the Edge of Extinction

Seton (and Seton Coastside) are on the edge.  I didn’t know how close until the meeting today.  I didn’t see anyone else from Coastside there, so I think the alarm must be sounded.  David Canepa is definitely a hero here. He has worked non stop to try to improve the situation.  Dr. Robert Perez, Chief of the Medical Staff,  is the other hero. (He is the brother of Tom Perez, head of the Democratic party.)

~ Judy Macias, Village of the Coastside (VOTC)


Join the Conversation With City HMB Survey on City Priorities for 2020+

CITY HMB SURVEY – We want to hear from YOU!

Recently, the City conducted a community survey to get feedback from the Half Moon Bay community on your needs and priorities. Thank you to those who took the time to participate! Below are some issues from the survey that you and your neighbors identified as priorities.

Please add your feedback today, by ranking the following in importance from 1 – 7, with 1 being the most important.

In Perspective: The Dirty Truth About Sewer Finances

ARTICLE from Gregg Dieguez. 

Readers in Montara are about to see major increases in all of their water, sewer, and garbage rates. Half Moon Bay has already done major increases. More are likely.

San Mateo has a $1 billion Clean Water Program to upgrade a wastewater treatment plant for less than 25% of the county’s population, and more for other asset replenishment projects.

SAM had a major sewer spill, that could have cost over $7 million in fines, because under-maintained pipes failed.

The American Water Works Association reports that nationally rates will be TRIPLING – and that it will be WORSE on the West Coast. What’s going on? 

Native American Lifeways Lecture; HMB History and Odds Team Up

Video.  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.  The room was packed!


Self-Assembly? How to Build an Island or More Beach?

Self-assembly could be a boon for manufacturing in extreme and resource poor environments. Meet the scientist experimenting with the tech to develop adaptive materials and land masses.


City of HMB Set to Increase Minimum Wage Ahead of State Law

ARTICLE. February 11, 2020

$15 per hour wage to take effect January 1, 2021

Half Moon Bay, CA – At its meeting of February 4, 2020, the City Council of Half Moon Bay adopted an ordinance to increase the minimum wage within the city to $15 per hour, effective January 1, 2021. The ordinance also applies annual cost of living increases to the local minimum wage based on the Consumer Price Index (CPI), commencing on January 1, 2022. The current statewide minimum wage is $13 per hour for businesses with 26 or more employees, and $12 per hour for businesses with 25 or less employees. State law requires that those wages increase one dollar per year until they reach $15.

Other Stories

video Debbie Ruddock Sees Non-Occupancy Short Term Rentals as Armageddon
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 $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?

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Half Moon Bay Odd Fellows Lodge

The Independent Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF) is an international fraternity that traces its roots back to 17th century England, where small groups of working-class people banded together, using some of their wages to create a common fund that they could turn to in times of sickness, loss of a job, or death. These altruistic groups became known as “odd fellows” since it was then considered odd or peculiar to find people organized for the purpose of giving aid to those in need and pursuing projects for the benefit of all mankind.

The Odd Fellows exercise the founding principles of “friendship, love and truth” and “aiding the community … at large in every way possible.” 

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Bedtime Stories ~ Velma Gratch & the Way Cool Butterfly

NOW VIDEO and PODCAST. It’s hard to be Velma, the littlest Gratch, entering the first grade. That’s because everyone has marvelous memories of her two older sisters, who were practically perfect first graders. Poor Velma—people can barely remember her name. But all that changes on a class trip to the magnificent Butterfly Conservatory—a place neither of her sisters has ever been. When a monarch roosts on Velma’s finger and won’t budge for days . . . well, no one will forget Velma ever again. Acclaimed and bestselling illustrator Kevin Hawkes and author Alan Madison celebrate everything butterfly—from migration to metamorphosis. Watch as Velma Gratch metamorphosizes from a timid first grader into a confident young scientist!

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