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ALAS Director Belinda Arriaga Asks for Compassionate Landlords to Help House Farm and Service Worker Families

VIDEO. From the City of Half Moon Bay City Council meeting on Tuesday, March 1st, 2022 at 7:00pm by Zoom.

Belinda Arriaga speaks to the HMB City Council during general comment. Anyone can talk to the City Council during general comment, as long as the topic is not on the agenda. If a topic you want to comment on is on the agenda, then you have to wait to speak when the agenda item comes up.



Lawsuit Kills HMB Main Street Bridge Remodel as Caltrans Design Caused Costs to Go from $7M to $12M

VIDEO. From the Half Moon Bay City Council meeting on Tuesday, March 1st, 2022 by Zoom.

HMB Public Works Director, John Doughty, explains.



Coastside Fire Protection District (CFPD) Reports on How Well the County Tsunami Warning Communication System Worked

VIDEO. From the Coastside County Fire Protection District (CFPD) Director’s meeting on Wednesday, February 23rd, 2022 at 6:00pm by Zoom.



HMB City Planning Finalizes Measure D 2022 Rankings with 41 Applications Competing for 23 Allocation Outside of Downtown

VIDEO. From the City of Half Moon Bay Planning Commission meeting on Tuesday, February 22nd, 2022 at 7:00pm by Zoom.



Ukraine: we made a deal…?

OWN VOICE. ~ InPerspective by Gregg Dieguez —

Of course you remember the The Budapest Memorandum of 1994… NOT. Well, we, the Russians and other nations pledged to assist Ukraine in exchange for Ukraine giving up their nuclear weapons. Now Ukraine wants a ‘no-fly’ zone to stop Russian bombing and protect its civilians from this Russian attack…



Join?! “100+ Women Who Care Coastside” Pools $100 each to Donate $10k to Chosen Coastal Non-Profits 4x/Year

OWN VOICE. Stephanie Weber and Sara Forest
Each member contributes $100 4x a year.

We select three non-profits, they come and speak to our group and the group votes on who gets funds for that quarter. (The one voted highest gets 90% and the other two get 5% each of the pooled money).

This is a great way to learn about the great work the nonprofits are doing on the coast, make new friends and make an impact in our community.



City Pacifica Opens Public Comment on the Rockaway Quarry Reclamation Plan and Trail System

Starting February 16 through April 4, the public is invited to review the draft environmental impact report (DEIR) to evaluate the potential environmental impacts of the proposed Quarry Reclamation Plan.


Sewer Authority Takes Delivery of a New State of the Art Vactor Truck

VIDEO. From the Granada Community Service District (GCSD) Director’s meeting on Thursday, February 17th, 2022 at 7:30pm by Zoom.

GCSD and  Sewer Authority Mid-Coastside (SAM) Director, Barbara Dye, reports back.



HMB Parks and Recs Complete Skate Park Camera Installation Process to Go Live in March 2022

VIDEO. From the City of Half Moon Bay Parks and Recreation Commission meeting on Wednesday, January 26th, 2022 at 6:00pm by Zoom.

HMB Parks and Recreation Supervisor, Eddie Behle, reports.



KHMB Coastside Radio Interviews Peninsula Clean Energy Program Director Rafael Reyes

VIDEO. FROM KHMB Coastside Radio in Half Moon Bay and the Coastside.

In this interview (about 10 minutes) Bill asks Rafael about Peninsula Clean Energy, where our power comes from, installing solar for residential, and programs that can help residents reduce carbon emissions, energy use and save money, including electric vehicles, battery back-up, energy efficiency, heat pump water heaters and heat pumps for heating and air conditioning.



Half Moon Bay Partners with El Centro de Libertad and County of San Mateo on Crisis Assistance Response and Evaluation Services (CARES) Pilot Program

PRESS RELEASE. From the City of Half Moon Bay on March 3rd, 2022.

Beginning March 16, 2022, the City of Half Moon Bay, in partnership with El Centro de Libertad and the County of San Mateo, will launch the Crisis Assistance Response and Evaluation Services (CARES) pilot program. The CARES team will respond to 911 calls involving individuals experiencing a mental health crisis. The team will consist of a certified emergency medical technician (EMT) or other healthcare practitioner, and an experienced behavioral health care clinician.



Montara Water and Sewer District (MWSD) Begins Succession Planning with 6 of 14 Employees Retiring in the Next 3-5 Years

VIDEO. From the Montara Water and Sewer District (MWSD) Director’s meeting on Thursday, February 3rd, 2022 at 7:30pm by Zoom.

Director Kathryn Slater-Carter reports to the full MWSD board of directors from the MWSD Operations Sub-committee meeting.



SAM Fats, Oils and Grease (FOG) Inspections for Restaurants on the Coastside Reveal 32 of 33 in Compliance

VIDEO. From the Sewer Authority Mid-Coastside (SAM) Director’s meeting on Monday, February 28th, 2022 at 7:00pm by Zoom.

SAM General Manager, Kishen Prathivadi, introduces consultants Mark Thomas representative, Benjamin Porter, who delivers a report on the Fats, Oils, Grease (FOG) Inspection Program.

Sewer Tip: DON’T USE GARBAGE DISPOSALS as they lead to FOG in residential homes.



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NEW. Sat. March 12th @ 7:30pm to 9:30pm

Pacifica Beach Coalition and Pedro Surf Club’s 15th Annual Surf Movie Fundraiser (virtual) ~ “The Peter Mel Story” and “Surf Sisters”


Hello Friends,
The Pacific Beach Coalition and Pedro Point Surf Club are pleased to introduce our 15th Annual Surf Movie Fundraiser.

We are pleased to introduce our 2022 Annual Surf Movie Fundraiser. Once again our program will be hosted virtually via Crowdcast (similar to Zoom).



Sun. May 15th, 2022 @ 12:00pm to 4:00pm

1st Half Moon Bay Wine & Jazz Festival ~ 50 California Wineries and a Jazz-Lovers Paradise Honoring Local Jazz Legend Bobby Hutcherson

The Half Moon Bay Downtown Association is pleased to bring you the inaugural Half Moon Bay Wine & Jazz Festival, featuring California wineries, nationally-known jazz artists, and local eats – all on Half Moon Bay’s charming and historic Main Street – an amazing destination on its own!

Come join us for this fun event!


NEW. Fri. March 4th, 2022 @ 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Barterra Winery Friday Nights Wine and Live Music Downtown Half Moon Bay

This Friday, Mark Kostrzewa.
Come enjoy a tasting flight or a glass of your favorite wine.



NEW. Sun. March 6th, 2022 @ 2:00pm to 5:00pm

Megan Chenot Plays Outside at the Jettywave Distillery in the Half Moon Bay Harbor

Megan Chenot serenades The Swell Lounge at Jettywave Distillery Sunday March 6th and 20th from 2-5pm.

Join us in singing along to our local singer. Bring your favorite tunes and your dancing shoes, she’s sure to play your favorites.



NEW. Wed. March 9th, 2022 @ 6:30pm to 8:30pm

San Mateo Resource Conservation District (RCD) Presents ~ Community Conversation on South Coast Sea Level Rise Study

Sea level rise in San Mateo County is exacerbating flooding and coastal erosion in the South Coast. Join the conversation to better understand future conditions and what we can do today to build community resilience.

Explore our South Coast Sea Level Rise Story Map:



NEW. Thurs. March 10th, 2022 @ 10:30am to 11:30am

Senior Coastsiders Presents Fraud and Scams Awareness Workshop with Bank of the West VP

Fraud and Scams Awareness Workshop Presented at Senior Coastsiders by Leanne Gueco, Vice President, Bank of the West.

Be on the lookout for fraudsters & scammers looking to steal your identity or money.



NEW. Sat. March 12th, 2022 @ 1:00pm to 5:00pm

Sea Hugger’s 4th Birthday Party ~ Harbor Cleanup Followed By the Jetty Wave Distillery Birthday Party


Come join Sea Hugger as they celebrate their Fourth Birthday!

We will have a harbor cleanup from 1 to 3 PM and then a celebration at the Jetty Wave from 3 to 5.

They will be offering cupcakes by Fishwife Sweets and the bar will be open.


Sat. April 23rd @ 8:00am to 12:00pm

Recology of the Coast Hosts Quarterly Recycle Days 2022 for El Granada, Miramar and Princeton

Recology of the Coast hosts Quarterly Recycle Days for El Granada, Miramar and Princeton an the Burnham Strip parking lot at the end of Avenue Portola

Below you will find the Special Item Recycling Drop-Off Days for 2022.  Remember, disposal is FREE and only one (1) trip per household, please.  Must present I.D. with district address for El Granada, Miramar and Princeton.

July 23, 2022; Time: 8 am – 12 pm
October 22, 2022; Time: 8 am – 12 pm



Through March 5th, 2022 @ 12:00pm to 4:00pm

Say “Yes to a Prom Dress” Collection Drive and FREE Prom Dress and Jewelry Giveaway!

Collection until Saturday, February 27th, 2022.

Giveaway of FREE Prom Dresses and Jewelry is on March 5th, 2022 from 12pm to 4:00pm at Mariner’s Church, 100 Stone Pine Rd., Half Moon Bay. 

Click for Spanish version.



Sat. May 17th @ 8:00am to 12:00pm

Recology of the Coast Hosts Quarterly Recycle Days 2022 for Montara and Moss Beach


Recology of the Coast hosts Quarterly Recycle Days for Montara, Moss Beach at Farallone View School, 1100 LeConte & Kanoff in Montara.

Below you will find the Special Item Recycling Drop-Off Days for 2022.  Remember, disposal is FREE and only one (1) trip per household, please.  Must present I.D. with district address for Montara, Moss Beach.

August 6, 2022; Time: 8 am – 12 pm
November 5, 2022; Time: 8 am – 12 pm



Through March 6th, 2022 @ 11:00am to 4:00pm

Termespheres are Back in 2022! Unique Art of 6-Point Perspective In the Round at Coastal Arts League

“Floating Wholes” at the Coastal Arts League

From February 10th to March 6th, 2022

Opening Reception Saturday, February 12th, 2022, noon to 4:00pm.

Closing Reception Saturday, March 5th, 2022, noon to 4:00pm.

Dick Termes with be at the gallery February 18th and 25th, 2022.



EVERY Fri., Sat., Sun. @ 8:00am to 4:00pm

City of Half Moon Bay’s Beverage Container Recycling Center at Strawflower: 8am – 4pm (closed 12pm – 1pm)

Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 8am – 4pm (closed 12pm – 1pm). *Hours subject to change

Additional notes: California driver’s license or vehicle license number is required for transactions where the total redemption amount exceeds $100.

Address:  Strawflower Shopping Center at 60 Cabrillo Hwy N, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019 (behind CVS, by Burger King).



Every Wednesday, 2022 @ 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Coastside Hope Sponsors FREE Citizenship Classes Every Wednesday Evenings at Cunha Middle School

Free Citizenship class offered by Coastside Hope in partnership with La Costa Adult School and Cabrillo Unified School District.

And in Spanish.



Every Sat./Sun. in 2021 at 12:00pm to 2:00pm

HMB Coastside History Jail Museum is Closed Again…

The Coastside History Museum in the Jail at 505 Johnston St has reopened  Saturday and Sunday with limited hours (usually 12-2).  Masks are optional for fully vaccinated visitors, otherwise masks are required. As part of Make It Main Street, it will be open from 3 to 7 p.m. on the first Thursday of every month.


First Thursdays, 2021, 3:00pm to 8:00pm
Local Happiest Happy Hour First Thursdays Hosted by the Jetty Wave Distillery, Swell Lounge and Gibralter Gems

The first Thursday of every month The Jetty Wave be open and offering 20% off food and drinks for locals from 3 to 8 PM.

First Thursday of the Month from 3:00 to 8:00 PM 

Thursday’s food offering will be from the one and only  “Chef Jose Luis @gilbraltargems”.

Jettywave & Swell lounge area also welcomes you to bring food from any one of our wonderful local venues (Mezzaluna, OPL, or bring that fun picnic basket from home filled with goodies).

We encourage you to lounge with your own choices of food while enjoying our fresh pressed juices, cocktails, beer/wine and many other wonderful selections.


CLOSED til APRIL 2nd 2022
Half Moon Bay Coastside Farmers Market Is Open Every Saturday

What We Do.


We are a farmer-directed Certified Market designed to link Coastside residents with their neighbors — the Coastside farmers, ranchers, fishermen and culinary artisans that produce some of the most beautiful, nutritious and creative food in the world.

HMB Saturdays 9:00am to 1:00pm ~ Open now
Pacifica Wednesdays 2:00pm to 6:00pm ~ Opens April 21st, 2021


CLOSED til APRIL 2022 
Pacific Coastside Farmers Market Is Open Every Wednesday

What We Do.


We are a farmer-directed Certified Market designed to link Coastside residents with their neighbors — the Coastside farmers, ranchers, fishermen and culinary artisans that produce some of the most beautiful, nutritious and creative food in the world.

HMB Saturdays 9:00am to 1:00pm ~ Open now
Pacifica Wednesdays 2:00pm to 6:00pm ~ Opens April 21st, 2021


Every Day in 2021 from 10:00am to 5:00pm 
Treat Yourself to a Day of Beauty at Filoli Gardens and Historic Museum. Register Online.

Filoli, also known as the Bourn-Roth Estate, is a country house set in 16 acres of formal gardens surrounded by a 654-acre estate, located in Woodside, California, about 25 miles south of San Francisco, at the southern end of Crystal Springs Reservoir, on the eastern slope of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Wikipedia



CLICK for All the LIVE Music from Pacifica to Pescadero: Wed. 2/2/2022 to Tues. 3/8/2021

Coastside Agency Meetings are 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 (GCSD) ~ 3rd Thurs. only @ 7:30pm

Granada Community Services District Parks and Recs  ~ 4 Mondays per year at 7:00pm

Montara Water & Sanitary District (MWSD) ~ 1st / 3rd Thurs. @ 7:30pm (second meeting often cancelled, so call ahead) 

Coastside County Water District CCWD) ~ 2nd Tues. only @ 7:00pm 

Midcoast Community Council (MCC) ~ 2nd / 4th Wed. @ 7:00pm

Coastside Fire Protection District CFPD) ~ 4th Wed. only @ 6:00pm

San Mateo County Harbor District ~ 3rd Wed. only @ 1:00pm

Cabrillo Unified School District (CUSD) ~ 2nd Thurs. only @ 7:00pm

San Mateo County Agricultural Advisory Committee (AAC) _ 2nd Mon. only @ 7:00pm

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CalPlumbing and Heating


Residential and Commercial Repair, Service and Installation

Owner Mike Barbieri ~ Owner operated in business since 1993.

Free estimates * Insured * Senior Discounts

Our mission is to provide quality plumbing for the health and safety of our community.
Why Choose Cal Plumbing & Heating? We've been in business for so long because we are focused on doing what's best for you. We aim to earn your respect and trust through our quality, craftsmanship, and customer service.


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.

  • 800 S. Claremont St. #210
    San Mateo, 94402
    United States of America


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!


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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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