January 21st , 2021



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Scott Morrow, SMCo County Health Officer, Explains the Status of Vaccine Distribution

PRESS RELEASE 1/19/2021 from San Mateo County Health.

Consider. Please CLICK to read entire press release.

  • No data, not even on who has had the vaccine
  • Vaccine flow, the 3 vaccine pipelines
  • Textbook rationing situation which leads to (frantic) demand and then fraud
  • 80% are still susceptible to Covid in SMCo, according to the testing data



John Kontrabecki’s Rebuttal to the CPUC Defending His Pacifica Vista Mar Project

OWN VOICE REBUTTAL by John Kontrabecki, CEO at TKG International, San Francisco.

The Coalition of Pacificans for an Updated Plan (CPUP) are using their opposition to the Vistamar project as a cudgel to try to force the City of Pacifica to update its General Plan. CPUP is trying to get the courts to force what it has not been able to achieve through the political process. Instead of petitioning the City Council, it is petitioning the Superior Court of San Mateo County. This is an improper use of the litigation process and is destined to fail.


HMB Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee Addresses E-Bikes on the Coastal Trail

Zoom Link to the 1/21/2021 at 6:30pm Half Moon Bay (BPAC)

Recommendation:  Receive an update on electric bicycle use on City trails and provide comments for consideration.

Background: When electric bicycles (e-bikes) were introduced, most municipal and parks agencies categorized them as motorized vehicles and prohibited them on trails along with traditional motorized vehicles and devices like scooters and motorcycles.


Don’t Make Me Cry ~ Multi-Jurisdiction Water Rescue at Ross’ Cove, 1 Adult, 2 Kids

OWN VOICE. Princeton harbor resident, Cathy Taylor, reports on the water rescue on Martin Luther King Day, Monday, 1/18/2021, at Ross’ Cove, near Half Moon Bay. Pillar Point Harbor Patrol and Cal Fire from Half Moon Bay and Pacifica participated.  ~ Michelle Dragony

Don’t Make Me Cry.  Because if I’m choking up over sirens and rescue reports on my radio, someone else is likely heartbroken, unless they are lucky.


Final Administrative Draft of Connect the Coastside Released By San Mateo County


Thank you for your continued interested in Connect the Coastside (CTC or Plan). The CTC project team is happy to announce the release of a Final Administrative Draft of Connect the Coastside. During the summer and fall of 2020, we heard your feedback on the previous draft and used your input to update the Plan.


Mayor Pete on Smart Sewers ~ Can They Help Our Coastside Water and Sewer System?

LINKS.  In eight years leading South Bend, Mayor Pete Buttigieg has carved out a national reputation as one of the most technology-forward, innovative mayors. There was the smart sewer system, completed with a local company, that helped the city avoid sewage runoff during periods of heavy rain. There was his push to hire the city’s first chief innovation officer, a position more common in larger cities. And there was his initiative to repair or demolish 1,000 run-down houses in 1,000 days, which progressed with a public tracking system.

So how did he get there?


Model for the Coastside Inn? Pescadero’s KPDO Interviews Homeless Advocate Lena Miller

PODCAST. Pescadero’s KPDO Radio’s  Coastside Conversations is hosted by Catherine Peery, Nicole Sillapere and Lynne Bowman. KPDO can be found on the radio at 89.3 FM and on the internet at

Catherine Peery sat down by Zoom with Urban Alchemy’s Lena Miller. Together they explore how the Urban Alchemy approach might apply to the City of Half Moon Bay’s new homeless hotel, the Coastside Inn.


City of HMB Closes Escrow on Purchase of City Corp Yard at 880 Stone Pine Road

PRESS RELEASE posted on January 20, 2021.

Read the latest news release on the City of Half Moon Bay’s purchase of 880 Stone Pine Road – Property to become permanent site of City Corporation Yard.

On Friday, January 15, 2021, the City of Half Moon Bay closed escrow on the purchase of a 21-acre property at 880 Stone Pine Road. Fronting on Highway 92 near the eastern Half Moon Bay limits, the property has been leased by the City since 2009, with most of it used as the City’s corporation yard facility. The purchase price was $2.18 million.



Menlo Park Council Member Ray Mueller Announces Run for County Supervisor

PRESS RELEASE.  For Immediate Release January 5, 2021

Mueller Releases Impressive List of Elected Officials Who Have Endorsed him already for 2022.

Menlo Park City Council member Ray Mueller announced today he is running for the San Mateo County Supervisor District 3 Seat in the 2022 election. District 3 is currently represented by Supervisor Don Horsley who will be termed out of office in 2022. District 3 includes the cities of Atherton, Half Moon Bay, Pacifica, Portola Valley, San Carlos, Woodside and parts of Belmont and Menlo Park. It also includes numerous unincorporated areas mainly in the coastal areas of the County.



MSWD Discusses SAM’s Review Process for Biological Impacts at the Granada Force Main

VIDEO. From the Montara Water and Sewer District (MWSD) meeting Thursday, January, 7th, 2021, reviewing Sewer Authority Mid-Coastside’s (SAM) biological impact review process.

Director Ric Lohman serves as a Sewer Authority Mid-Coastside (SAM) Director representing MWSD. He asked for an opportunity to review and discuss the process SAM is undertaking to assess biological impact to an area erroneously used as staging area for the SAM Force Main Segment 4 replacement project. RECOMMENDATION: Receive Report from Director Lohman, discus and advise the MWSD-SAM representatives.



1/29/2020 = 6,165 Cases ~ COVID-19 Global Case Map by John Hopkins University

LINK. Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering have developed an online dashboard showing the daily status of coronavirus infections worldwide. ~ San Jose Mercury


Starts 1/29/2020 @ 6,165 cases, 133 deaths
Now 1/20/2021 @ 96 million cases and 2 million deaths



SMCo County Youth Poetry Anthology “I Have a Dream: Inaugural Poems for a New Generation”

POETRY ANTHOLOGY. San Mateo County Poet Laureate; “The Power of Poetry and Spoken Word”, presents “I Have a Dream; Inaugural poems For a New Generation by San Mateo County Youth”. A Special Project by the San Mateo County Arts Commission.

Buy a Copy!

~ My name is Aileen Cassinetto, I’m the Poet Laureate of San Mateo County.


190 Princeton Blown Apart in High Winds. Where Is San Mateo County Code Enforcement?

PHOTO-ESSAY. For a whole year, starting pre-Covid, San Mateo County Planning’s Code Enforcement has done nothing but post a “Limited Entry” sign, in February 2020.

High wind continue to endanger people walking from the inner Pillar Point Harbor to Mavericks Beach as the shards of metal whip around in the high wind.

60mph winds and rains are expected this weekend, starting Monday 1/25/2021.


Other Stories

essay Why Are Microgrids With Smaller Wastewater Treatment Plants Essential for Sustainable Community Survival?
press release State Labor Violation: Castillo Seed Co. Has Not Paid Workers On Time in Six Months
protest What Happens If SFPUC Watershed Keepers Lose Their Sheriff Powers and Have to Use 911 in a Fire?
video The Mystery of SAM’s BOD Spikes ~ Fertilizers? Frozen Fisheries? Breweries? Distilleries? Wineries? 
video The Balancing of Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD) at Sewer Authority Mid-Coastside (SAM)
video Sheriff Candidate Mark Melville Would Release the AXON Video of the Harmon Shooting ~ Would You?
video Hanging Fire: Eucalyptus Crown Fires and El Granada
video Supervisor Horsley Special Study Session on Fuel Load Reduction and Weed Eradication
video A Brief History of the JPA Collection Contract Between Sewer Authority, HMB, GCSD and MSWD
video  DA Wagstaff Answers Questions About Sandra Harmon Shooting at the City Council Special Meeting
video Why Did San Mateo Deny the Appeal to Allow the Historic 1868 Purissima Cemetery?
video San Mateo Sheriffs Get 136 Hours of Psychiatric Emergency Response Training (PERT)
video Charmin TP Commercial Frustrates the Sewer Authority Mid-Coast Board
video More Than 50 People Attend MSWD Zoom Meeting on New Rates and Charges
video. Should a 6,438 sq.ft. Residence in Miramar Go Through the CEQA Process?
video RCD’s First Flush Water Quality Program ~ Want to Volunteer?
invitation Want to Sample Water for Surfrider’s Blue Water Task Force (BWTF)?
podcast Live to Die ~ First Responsibility – Have You Planned for Your Death?
video Trash Wipes and Rags; Do NOT Flush. Cost For Repair?
article HAM Radio Technician License Training ~ Remote Testing Starting Due to Covid 19
link Do You Know the History of the Crystal Springs Watershed?
video Please Don’t Flush “Flushable Wipes” ‘Cos It Clogs Sewer System
links Roundabouts? 16th, Cypress, California…..Moss Beach, Montara and HWY 92/35?
article Did You Know There is a Road From El Granada Blvd. to Milbrae?
video AB 1672 Will Redefine the Marketing of “Flushable” Wipes

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NEW. Thursday, Jan. 21st, 2021, 7:30pm Quarry Pump Track Update at GCSD Meeting ~ Added Parking, Dig in July, Pump in Sept.

Thanks to the Coastside Mountain Bikers for stayed tuned to the Quarry Park Conversation with San Mateo County Parks and Recs Director, Nicholas Calderon, Thursday, 1/21/2021 at 7:30pm.

Join the 1/21/2021 Granada Community Services District (GCSD) at 7:30pm


REPEAT. Thursday, Jan. 21st, 2021, 6:30pm 
City of Half Moon Bay Bicycle/Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) Meetings

E-BIKES will be discussed!

The Bicycle/Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) consists of 10 appointed members who advise the City Council, Planning Commission, and Parks and Recreation Commission regarding development, maintenance, and implementation of the City’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Master Plan and Bicycle and Pedestrian Design Guidelines.



NEW. Saturday, Jan. 23rd, 2021, 10:00am - 12:00pm 
Monarchs Decline ~ The Biology, Mystique, Behaviors and Migration of This Iconic Butterfly

FREE. The endangered Monarch Butterfly is the Zoom Webinar offered this month on Jan 23 at 10:00AM by Coastside Land Trust. The webinar explores their perilous overland migration journey.

Register Here

Kim Young , Xerces Education and Conservation Specialist Ambassador, explores the migrating mysteries of the monarch butterfly.



NEW. Tuesday, Jan. 26th, 2021, 5:30pm
Pillar Point Harbor Retail Center ADA Restroom Project Community Workshop

San Mateo County Harbor District will host a Public Workshop on Tuesday, January 26th, 2021 starting at 5:30 pm via Zoom meeting, to get input from the public on the Pillar Point Harbor Retail Center ADA Restroom Project.



NEW. Tuesday, Jan. 26th, 2021, 7:00pm - 9:00pm 
POST Lecture With Civil Rights Activist Dolores Huerta and American Playwright Luis Valdez

FREE. Tues Jan 26 at 7PM In this special virtual event, Dolores Huerta and Luis Valdez will reflect on their long history in the Santa Clara Valley, their work for social and environmental justice, and share perspectives on relationships between history, land and people in California.

The conversation will be moderated by Jose Gonzalez, founder of Latino Outdoors, as part of POST’s Wallace Stegner Lecture.



REPEAT. Saturday, Jan. 30th, 2021, 10:00am - 5:00pm 
Sunari Lifestyle Outdoor Market at Moon Mother’s Nursery in Pillar Point Harbor

Featuring Yoga Streetwear, Boho Style Hat Collection, Vintage Kantha Quilts, Upcycled Totes and more….

Sunari Lifestyle is Popping Up Outdoor Market Style!

Come shop the line of Sunari Yoga Streetwear, Upcycled Canvas bags, Kantha Quilts and Boho Boutique Hats!

Featuring NEW Watering cans for decor or watering the garden and NEW linen aprons!


REPEAT. Deadline Tuesday, Feb. 2nd, 2021 @ 5:00pm 
Sanchez Art Center’s Call for Entry for the 2021 Left Coast Annual Juried Exhibition

Sanchez Art Center seeks artists (18 and older) from California, Washington, Oregon, Alaska and Hawaii for its 2021 Left Coast Annual Show, April 9–May 16, 2021.

Online entries only. Deadline for entries 2/2/2020

Enter at

Christine Koppes is the Curator and Director of Public Programs at San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art.



REPEAT. Deadline Friday, Feb 28th, 2021 @ 5:00pm 
Made on the Coast Is Looking to Give an Emerging Artist $1,500. Know an Artist?

What is the Emerging Artists Program?
The MoTC Emerging Artists Program (EAP) provides financial support to developing or established professionals by funding a project pivotal to the advancement of their careers as artists. Pivotal projects may happen at different stages of a career. Therefore, the EAP grants are not restricted to un-established artists. However, MotC does like to promote art that can be enjoyed by the community at large.



REPEAT. Daily 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



REPEAT. Every Monday 2021 @ 3:00pm - 6:00pm
COVID-19 Mouth Swab Testing Every Monday 3:00-6:00pm Sponsored By City of Half Moon Bay

The City of Half Moon Bay and County of San Mateo – Government have partnered to offer more COVID-19 testing on the Coastside.

Using Curative self-administered testing kits, you simply swab your own mouth and you’re done.

Testing will offer safe, outdoor walk-up access.

Tests are free, no insurance necessary, but if you have it, bring your information.

The testing will continue to be held every Monday from 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. at the Ted Adcock Community Center. Please register at



REPEAT.  Fridays, 2020 @ 9:00am to 10:00am
Coastal Windage ~ “The Talk of the Coast” Call-in LIVE Talk Show on KHMB

The Coastside’s only live, call-in talk radio show, Coastal Windage features Coastside issues, hot topics, and live comments from Coastsiders in real time.

Finally, the people of the Coastside have an opportunity to participate in their own community.

Co-hosts Reuben TruthMaker and Livvy Streetwise provide a curated and encouraging forum for discussion while regaling listeners with their informed, entertaining, and insightful takes on a full spectrum of topics.



REPEAT.  1st and 3rd Thursdays 6:00pm 
VIRTUAL GATHERING: Drop-in Support Group for Suicide Loss 

This *virtual* support group offers a safe, supportive place for those grieving the loss of loved one to suicide. Open to all members of the community free of charge.

Please contact facilitator Isabel Stenzel by email for more information.


More Live Music Coming Soon.....

CoastViews Music Weekly Entertainment Guide


Coastside Agency Meetings are REMOTE!

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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 ~ 3rd Thurs. only @ 7:30pm

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

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 

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

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

Cabrillo Unified School District ~ 2nd Thurs. @ 7:00pm

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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.

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    San Mateo, 94402
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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!


Listen to More Bedtime Stories Podcasts.

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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

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