March 19th, 2020



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DEADLINE Thur. April 9th, 2020 @ 5:00pm
Submit your Application for the 2020 NET Community Academy TODAY!

Submit your Application for the 2020 NET Community Academy TODAY!

Applications are now available for the 2020 NET Community Academy. You can find the application at Network. Engage. Transform. offers a great opportunity to Network, Engage & Transform. The program consists of four sessions providing an overview of the management and governance of Half Moon Bay, its departments, and its programs. And, you’ll get an insider’s view of the City. The objectives of NET are to involve and engage community members in learning about and understanding the operation of city government, and to improve communication between the City and those who live and work here.
The program is free, but space is limited, so make sure to fill out your application next Thursday! The deadline to apply is 5:00 p.m., Thursday, April 9.
For more information you can call 650-750-2013 or online at

CoastViews Music Weekly Entertainment Guide

More Live Music Coming Soon.....

Possible Future Buzz Calendar Events

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

Coastside Agency Meetings GOING REMOTE!

Stay Tuned.

HMB City Council ~ 1st / 3rd Tues. @ 7:00pm

HMB Planning ~ 2nd /4th Tues. @ 7:00pm  PLANNING TO GO REMOTE 

HMB Parks and Recs ~ 4th Wed. only @ 6:00pm CANCELLED

Sewer Authority Mid-Coastide (SAM) ~ 2nd / 4th Mon. @ 7:00pm  GOING REMOTE!

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

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 ~ CANCELLED

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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17-Year Old Avi Schiffmann Creates Global Germ Tracker Website Combats Misinformation


A teenager’s website tracking coronavirus has become one of the most vital resources for people seeking accurate and updated numbers on the pandemic.

The URL is We speak with 17-year-old Avi Schiffmann, a high school junior from Mercer Island outside Seattle, who started the site in late December, when coronavirus had not yet been detected outside of China.

Now the site has been visited by tens of millions from every country on Earth.


HMB City Council Meeting Goes Remote

I hope you are well and healthy.  Tomorrow’s city council meeting is being conducted by phone and video.  If you have any ideas or areas of concern related to COVID that you would like to bring before council, you can do so from the safety of your home.  We very much encourage input during this time of crisis.  A community united in thought and purpose is our aim.
The meeting will be:

  • streamed live on Channel 27
  • the City’s website online (via Granicus)
  • and on Facebook Live
    • one in English (City of Half Moon Bay FB Page)
    • one in Spanish (City of Half Moon Bay Recreation FB Page)
  • Recorded by Pacific Coast TV (PCTV)

Social Distancing: This is Not a Snow Day

Ariadne Labs. Thanks also to Medium and VOX.

Originally published by Ariadne Labs on March 13, 2020 
Updated March 14, 2020

By Asaf Bitton, MD, MPH

I know there is some confusion about what to do next in the midst of this unprecedented time of a pandemic, school closures, and widespread social disruption. As a primary care physician and public health leader, I have been asked by a lot of people for my opinion, and I will provide it below based on the best information available to me today. These are my personal views, and my take on the necessary steps ahead. >>>> READ MORE

What Will Happen to Our Transient Occupancy Tax with the Covid 19 Virus?

VIDEO. Mid-year budget report from Staff and discussion at the 3/3/2020 Half Moon Bay City Council meeting and the 3/10/2020 City Council Priority Setting Workshop.

40% of City of Half Moon Bay income comes from TOT tax.

Listen to Staff presentation and Council discussion.

Comments?  Email HMB Communications Director, Jessica Blair at

People Stopped Petting My Dog!

OWN VOICE ARTICLE.  Trotsky** is looking lonely.

He’s my American Lab, a human trapped in black fur, and he likes meeting and greeting people. Of late, however,people have stopped petting my dog! Which is a mixed blessing. For me, it helps because while dogs can’t catch CV-19, it could be passed on via their fur. So, by not petting him, we’re keeping each other safe. On the other hand, he doesn’t understand what he did wrong. People used to be so friendly.

While we ?patiently? await our government developing the health care and societal responses which worked in Asia (< worth listening to), there are a few things we can do: >>> READ MORE

We Need Your Voice ~ Seton Coastside Update by Judy Macias

VIDEO. Midcoast Community Council 3/11/2020.

You can email our Supervisor, Don Horsley

Email Address:
Phone Number:

And Supervisor David Canepa, where Seton Daly City is.

Phone Number:

(650) 363-4572

Email Address:


Do You Know the History of the Crystal Springs Watershed?

VIDEO. Midcoast Community Council 3/11/2020.

You can email our Supervisor, Don Horsley

Email Address:
Phone Number:

And Supervisor David Canepa, where Seton Daly City is.

Phone Number:

(650) 363-4572

Email Address:

Other Stories

video Please Don’t Flush “Flushable Wipes” ‘Cos It Clogs Sewer System
video Who Should Pay For Construction of SAM Wet Weather Storage Expansion Project?
own voice InPerspective: Driving In Circles?
video Census 2020 Participation is Critical for Funding Everything
video City HMB and County Making ADUs Easier to Build
in Half Moon Bay and Midcoast

video How Does China Sword Affect Allied Waste’s Diversion Rates?
video Census Assistance Outreach at the Farmers Market in HMB, Pescadero and Pacifica
links Roundabouts? 16th, Cypress, California…..Moss Beach, Montara and HWY 92/35?
video CCWD Lost Biggest Customer When Bay City Closed. What Does That Mean?
link  Coastside CERT Spring Training. Couple Spaces Open
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?

Great Local Coastal Content Every Week. 
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(In Pacifica and SF. We also speak Japanese!)

2020 Summer Youth Sailing Camp at the Half Moon Bay Yacht Club

Learn to sail! This is a safe and fun way for youth ages 8-16 to learn how to sail in either an Optimist (Opti) or Laser. Both boats are extremely popular recreational dinghies that also feature prominently in competition. Most certainly STEM! (science, technology, engineering, and math).


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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.

Bedtime Stories 2-Hour Mix ~ Michelle Dragony Reads

Bedtime Stories 2017 Mix ~ 1 Hour of Stories ~ Listen In!

Bedtime Stories 2016 Podcast Mix ~ 1 Hour of Stories

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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