July 11th, 2019
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20th Annual Kahuna Kupuna Benefit Surf Contest in Pacifica

Everyone is invited – surfers and non-surfers – to the 20th Annual Kahuna Kupuna Benefit Surf Contest on Saturday, July 13, 2019. This is a PUBLIC EVENT and there is no charge for spectators.

The surf action starts at 7:30 AM and ends at 5:30 PM at Linda Mar Beach. The only amateur surf contest in the world, the Kupuna is specifically designed for older men and women surfers, age 40 and up. Roughly translated from Hawaiian, “Kahuna” means “Big Chief” and “Kupuna” means “Wise Elder”.

As a way to include younger surfers, we will also have an Intergenerational Team competition in which some of the Kupunas recruit teams each comprised of 6 surfers that represent 3 generations. Each team must include at least one surfer under age 20, one surfer in their 30s and one surfer in their 60s or above.


Relay for Life ~ Walk to Live Music for the American Cancer Society

Half Moon Bay Relay for life has partnered with Relay for Life in Pacifica.

There is still time to form a team. Contact Mike today.


The Half Moon Band at The Wine Room ~

Rock, Pop, Soul, Jazz,

Come hear The Half Moon Band at The Wine Room!

Rock, pop, soul, jazz, blues.

You will love us! July 27th from 7-9PM.

“When I first planned on seeing The Half Moon Band at the Wine Room in Moss Beach, I was very excited to hear a local jazz band. The Half Moon Band did not disappoint. They deftly perform across the spectrum of jazz standards, rock & pop. This group was a surprising collection of talent and professionalism for me to listen to and enjoy immensely. Led by singer Patty Dougherty whose voice has beautiful range and pitch, she is joined by incredible musicians Luis Rojas, Alan Lee, Peter Dippery and John Higham. If you have the chance to see this band, make sure you do!  Wonderful entertainment!”
– Stan Dudek



PG&E Adds New Heavy-Lift Helicopters to Support Utility

Infrastructure Projects and Enhance Wildfire Safety

PG&E helicopter

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) has secured two heavy-lift helicopters as part of the company’s new Community Wildfire Safety Program. The primary purpose of the new helicopters is to help PG&E do day-to-day work in remote and hard to reach places across its 70,000-square mile service area.

“We want to be sure we are doing all we can to protect the state’s energy infrastructure and keep our customers safe given the increased extreme weather we’re seeing across California,” said Barry Anderson, PG&E vice president of Wildfire Resiliency and Emergency Management. “These new helicopters will help support critical utility work and will be available to aid with wildfire safety efforts, if requested.”

PG&E has deployed helicopters, usually on a contract basis, for its electric, gas and generation work for many years in support of construction and maintenance activities.



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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Memorial Park’s 100 Year Anniversary $10 Million Remodel ~ New Water and Sewer System

VIDEO. The first park in San Mateo County. The campground will be closed for one year to install and brand new water and sewer system.

Campground facilities will also get a facelift. New bathrooms and showers will be built to serve future generations.

Video from the 625/19 Midcoast Community Council meeting.


Quarry Park Master Plan Timeline Update from San Mateo County at the 6/26 MCC Meeting

VIDEO.  Quarry Park public meeting coming up the week of July

22nd to review the Quarry Park Master Plan Update.

Stay tuned for the exact date.

After public review, the plans will come back to San Mateo County Parks and Recreation Commission, then off to the County Supervisors by October, 2019.

The EIR, (Environmental Impact Report) will be done by summer 2020.

Video from the 6/26 Midcoast Community Council meeting.


Hwy 1 West Side Parallel Walking and Biking Trail Grant Application for Construction Phase

VIDEO. The path design is for a 12′ wide trail, with 8 feet of asphalt and 2 feet of crushed granite shoulder on either side, like the Mirada trail. Construction will occur on the east side of Hwy 1 in the Cal Trans right of way, from Medio Creek to Coronado intersection.


8-Unit Townhouse Apartments in Moss Beach Public Review at the MCC Meeting

VIDEO. This project is a PUD (Planned Unit Development) that was zoned 1973. The California Coastal Act was established in 1972 by voter initiative Proposition 20.

In 1973 maximum building height was 36′. Now the maximum building height is 28′.

It is planned for 36′ high, now, so parking can be on the ground floor.


Pillar Point Harbor West (Mavericks) Trail Erosion Protection Project Update

Gathering data for construction.

Mapping the shoreline with drones.


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Bedtime Stories ~ A Sick Day for Amos McGee

PODCAST. Read by Michelle Dragony. A Sick Day for Amos McGee is a labour of love. It oozes painstaking effort, remarkable talent and a contagious enjoyment of life. It’s the kind of thing that makes you feel grateful that there are still people out there prepared to undertake this kind of carefully slow-cooked project. Thank you!

In A Sick Day for Amos McGee, Erin Stead’s exquisitely pencil-drawn faces and use of colour bring zookeeper Amos, his animal friends and their story to life. It is a charming story about companionship and learning kindness through imitation, with several visual subplots involving the sock-wearing penguin and a red balloon, and a sort of parallel life for small animals including their own miniature bus-stop, with plenty more details to enjoy again and again and again and again.

The Story
Sweet zookeeper Amos McGee gets up very early every morning and, after his oatmeal and tea, gets on the number five bus to start a busy day’s work at the zoo. However busy he may be though, he always makes time to play chess with the elephant, let the tortoise beat him at a race, sit quietly with the shy penguin, wipe the allergic rhinoceros’s nose and read to an owl who is as fond of stories as he is afraid of the dark.

One day, Amos awakes to find he is ill and cannot make it to work. The animals wonder where their friend is and eventually decide to take the bus to Amos’s house and look after him for a change, playing chess, keeping his feet warm while he naps and wiping his nose until he starts feeling better.


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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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