November 7th, 2019
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Civil War Reenactment at the Johnston House This Weekend

Veterans weekend (November 9th and 10th) will bring the National Civil War Association to the historic Johnston House on Higgins Canyon Road, Half Moon Bay, CA. This historical reenactment society specializes in bringing an important part of United States history alive for students and the public.

There will be a Union Army Camp and a Confederate Camp set up exactly as they were in the 1860’s. This group of reenactors are divided by Army rank and duties. They have the cavalry, sharp shooters, medical teams, cooking stations, weapon specialists, and canon brigades, all to be examined by spectators and school children. Special instructive tours will be given to educate us on the way of life at that time.

The Sutlers will also have a separate camp. These are the merchants and peddlers who followed the battles providing wares and clothing to the soldiers. These tents are as fascinating as the soldier encampments. The public is welcome to buy any of the wares that suit their fancy. You may see army jackets, ladies frocks and petticoats, bonnets, cooking utensils, cutlery, horse feeding canvas bags, journals, leather satchels and the like. They also sell books related the time.

Bring your family for a truly unique historical experience.



Pigeon Point Lighthouse 147th Anniversary Celebration

Pigeon Point Lighthouse 147th Anniversary Celebration

Saturday, November 16, 2019, Pigeon Point Light Station, State Historic Park, near Pescadero.

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
The public is welcome – no charge – bring a friend!

Visit the Half Moon Bay History Association booth while exploring Pigeon Point Light Station State Historic Park during its 147th Anniversary Celebration.

Pigeon Point has more to celebrate than ever! Recently, over $9 million was allocated in state funds for restoration of the historic lighthouse tower. After nearly 20 years of no visible signs of repair, work will
begin soon.



El Granada Emergency Preparedness Event:

Sat. 11/9 @ EG Fire Station

We will have a bunch of ‘stations’ about preparedness along with maps of EG and the evacuation routes for fire and Tsumani’s and the Quarry Park Fuel Reduction update. In addition to that we will also have the fire truck ladder up and the fire pan demonstration going. It should make for a fun day! We’ll also have games, food, raffles and prizes!



Friends of the Half Moon Bay Library Book Sale

Please come to our major fundraiser on Sat. November 9!
Sip "n" Sort Friday evening 11/8. :-)



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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Portable Generator Safety Tips ~ Carbon Monoxide, Transfer Switch, Backfeed, Noise

ARTICLE / VIDEO. Portable or permanently installed standby generators can come in handy during long-term power outages. However, if you do not know how to use them properly, they can be dangerous. Contact a qualified vendor or electrician to help you determine what generator is best suited to your needs. Before using, read and follow manufacturer’s instructions. 

NOTE Battery powered generators are another, safer, option to gas generators, albeit an expensive one. Unlike a gas generator, the Goal Zero Yeti 1400 can be operated indoors and is silent. At 1,500 running and 3,000 surge power, the Goal Zero isn’t as powerful as the gas models, but it has more than enough juice to power a few lights, a small fridge, and your personal electronics. Add the solar panel, and you’ve got unlimited fuel as long as the sun is out.

How to Run a Generator Safely


HMB Coastside Chamber Survey:

How has the PG&E Planned Outages effected your business?

You don't have to be a Chamber business to fill out this survey.
Survey results will go to Sacramento.


Montara Water and Sewer Director Eric Marshall Resigns ~ Want to Apply?

VIDEO.  Director Eric Marshall notified the MWSD District Board of his resignation from the Board of Directors on October 16, 2019, effective immediately. His resignation creates a vacancy on the Board which the remaining members may fill either by appointment or calling a special election within sixty (60) days of the vacancy (by December 16, 2019) as provided under Government Code (Gov’t. Code) Section 1780. As required by Gov’t. Code § 1780(b), the District notified the County Elections Office of the vacancy within fifteen (15) days of the vacancy date.  >>>> READ MORE


HMB/CA Building Code Update: Residential EV Charging, Solar Panel, Fire Sprinklers

VIDEO. The City of Half Moon Bay, every three years, must update their building code, often enhancing parts of the California Building Code, to fit HMB better; local modification.

Effective January 1st, 2019, new codes for energy conservation (solar panels, EV charging) and fire safety (garage to house safety) go into effect.

A point system on remodels will determine if fire sprinklers are needed, based on San Mateo County’s point system.


Poplar Beach Gateways Plan Public Review Plan

The City has been studying this area for some time to come up with a long-term plan for access and recreation improvements, called the “Poplar Beach Gateways Plan.” This is a significant Capital Improvements Program (CIP) project that represents the City’s investment in actively and effectively managing this blufftop area to enhance user experience and protect natural resources. The City has been engaging with a variety of consultants to assess erosion and drainage conditions, biological sensitivity, and community input for developing the Poplar Beach Gateways Plan. The long-term project goals are to protect and enhance the park’s natural resources, plan for sea level rise adaptation with bluff stabilization and managed retreat of the Coastal Trail, and enhance access and recreation opportunities throughout the park for all users.

Other Stories

video $300,000 Funding Request From Abundant Grace Workforce Development Center
video $12.5 Million Allocated by Cal Trans for Devils Slide Tunnels
photo-essay Did San Mateo County Unintentionally Incentivize Coastside Bay City Flower to Sell to Cannbis/Hemp?
video Johnston House Trail and Class One Trail Planned to Connect Main Street
video 10 Jurisdictions AGREE to the Bay to Sea Trail Letter of Intent
video/powerpoint How Census 2020 Data Works in San Mateo County
Recommend Goal Zero Yeti 400 Power Station + Boulder 50 Solar Kit link
Cabrillo Unified School District’s County Takeover and Pink Slip Process video
A Review of the Half Moon Bay Review in 1969 photo-essay

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

CERT Field Operating Guide is Great for Triage ~ Buy One for Your CERT Bag article
How Long Can CCWD Provide Wat
er During a PG&E Fire Safety Shutdown? 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

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

Dyslexia? CUSD Dyslexia Advisory Committee Presents the Latest Research  video
Home and Car Emergency Supply Checklists ~ Are you Prepared? article
Phog Foundation Lecture ~ Cannabis Consumption; Finding What Works Best for You video
HMB Jail and Museum Remote Tour photo-essay
Spectacular Goes17 
What are Terpenes? What is the “Entourage Effect?” podcast
The Ring. photo-essay
Coastal Trail, video

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Bedtime Stories ~ Oscar y la Mascara Misteriosa

Bedtime Stories presents ~ Oscar y la Mascara Misteriosa! Written and illustrated by Marcos Almada Rivero.

Read in Spanish by Rosanne Hitchcock. She really goes by, Rosie, as it is easier for all speakers, especially Spanish speakers.

Rosie’s Language History ~ How could English be her first language…and her fouth?!

Rosie’s first language was English from birth to 5 years of age learned in the U.S.. At 5 her mother took her to Peru where she learned to speak, read, and write in Spanish. She went to Peruvian schools during her primary years. Then, she went to an Italian speaking high school where she learned to speak, write, read and pray in Italian. So, English was her first language and became her fourth as well, when she returned to the U.S.!


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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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