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Could the U SAFE® Remote Controlled Lifesaving Buoy Help with Water Rescues on the Coastside?


U SAFE® is a patented and homologated lifesaver, which works with remote control electronics.

Due to its advanced technology and engineering, the U SAFE® Buoy can operate regardless which side is turned up, allowing it to perform in difficult weather or sea conditions.  The rescue mission becomes easier and more efficient with its dual turbine engine. The U SAFE® buoy in patented in 71 countries.

Water-oriented Public Agencies, sailors, water-enthused families, people living by the water and fishermen, might want to check out this lifesaving device.


Planning for a Safer Pacifica

OWN VOICE. ~ InPerspective by Christine Boles with Gregg Dieguez —

The City of Pacifica is ignoring public safety hazards, and putting its residents at risk.  Why?  And what can you do about it?



HMB Coastside Chamber Presents: “State of The Coastside 2022” in One Hour! Supervisor Horsley, Mayor Ruddock, Harbor, MCC, PMAC

VIDEO. From the Half Moon Bay Coastside Chamber of Commerce State of the Coastside 2022 by Zoom.

Chamber CEO, Krystlyn Giedt presents.

Hear the annual Coastside updates from:

  • San Mateo County Supervisor Don Horsley
  • Midcoast Community Council (MCC) Chair Clair Toutant
  • San Mateo County Harbor District General Manager James Pruett
  • City of Half Moon Bay Mayor Debbie Ruddock,
  • Pescadero Municipal Advisory Council Member Nic Erridge
  • and HMB Coastside Chamber CEO Krystlyn Giedt



Sewer Authority Mid-Coastside Directors Approve Old Non-Domestic Wastewater Source Control Ordinance

VIDEO. From the Sewer Authority Mid-Coastside (SAM) Director’s meeting on Monday January 1st, 2022 by Zoom.

Agenda Item 4C: Adopt Ordinance No. 22-01 for the Non-Domestic Wastewater Source Control Program as Drafted and Direct Staff and Counsel to Publish the Ordinance as Required by Law.


City of Half Moon Bay has a Vacancy for Planning Commission. Help Guide Housing, Parks, Streets and More

The City of Half Moon Bay is accepting Willing to Serve Forms from individuals interested in serving on its Planning Commission.

This vacancy is for a seat on the Commission expiring at the end of 2022.

Members of this body provide a valuable service to the community, assisting staff and the City Council in making important decisions. Members are appointed by the City Council.


VACANCY. Get Involved with San Mateo Resource Conservation District? Help Manage Our Natural Resources

President of the Board of Supervisors Don Horsley announced that the recruitment for one (1) vacant position on the Resource Conservation District (RCD) is now open for applications.

RCDs across California serve as local hubs for environmental conservation, connecting people with the technical, financial, and educational assistance they need to conserve and manage natural resources.

RCDs provide non-regulatory assistance to accomplish voluntary conservation.

RCDs are established under California law to be locally governed with independent boards of directors that are accountable to their communities.



San Mateo County Supervisors Approve 3 New Agricultural Advisory Board Members: Ryan Casey, James Oku and Jonathan Winslow

Recommendation for appointments to the Agricultural Advisory Committee, each for an initial partial term ending September 30, 2025.

Ryan Casey, James Oku, and Jonathan Winslow are being recommended for appointment on the Agricultural Advisory Committee each for an initial partial term ending September 30, 2025 to seats formerly held by Robert Marsh, BJ Burns, and Cynthia Duenas, respectively.



Coastside Composite Mountain Bike Team Gains Momentum with a 3rd at the TBF Mountain Bike Kick-off Race at Granite Beach

OWN VOICE. Written by Mountain Biking Mom, Leigh Ann Windell. Thank you.

In only it’s second year, the  Coastside Composite Mountain Bike Team is gaining momentum. On Sunday January 16, the team participated in their first competitive event of 2022. Nine of the team’s fifteen riders raced in the TBF Mountain Bike Kick-off Race at Granite Beach in Folsom Lake.



Birder Alvaro Jaramillo’s 2nd “Big Walk and Count” to Raise Research Funds for Tracking Tags for the Trans-hemispheric Phalaropes

PRESS RELEASE for DONATION REQUEST. From Coastside birding expert, Alvaro Jaramillo.

Alvaro’s 2nd Big Walk Fundraiser is happening January 31st!  This time to help mighty shorebirds called phalaropes. He invites you to join and help.




The History of the Burnham Strip: Ohlones, Spanish, Farmers, Trains, Trees and Burnham Park Coming Soon

GCSD HISTORY. From Granada Community Services District’s (GCSD) Director Barbara Dye.

A Sliver of Open Space on the Coast – The area we call the Burnham Strip is on the landward side of Highway One, across from the Harbor and Surfers’ Beach. It runs from Coronado Drive, along Obispo Road and Avenue Alhambra, to Capistrano Road.


Puente Inspires and Trains Farm Workers to Raise their Voices to Become a Force for Advocacy

PUENTE NEWSROOM. January 20th, 2022.

Benjamin Cruz Lopez (whose name has been changed) has a recurring fantasy: that one day, the father of three, who harvests spinach, kale and brussels sprouts on a farm south of Pescadero, would feel valued by his boss.

“I think it’s been about 25 years I’ve been working here, and my boss has never come up to me to ask, ‘Benjamin, how long have you been working for me? Twenty-five years?… Okay, here’s a paid vacation.’”

“We don’t get vacations paid here. We don’t get paid holidays,” he says.

Benjamin learned crucial new information about his rights and entitlements at a “Know Your Rights” workshop in November, organized by Puente and taught by Salinas Community Worker Jesus Lopez and attorney Angelica Preciado, both of CRLA (California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc.)


Donate to Coastside Mountain Bikers’ Bike Temple “Locks and Lights” Program to Keep a Worker Safe


Coastside Mountain Bikers has partnered with Abundant Grace Coastside Worker and Coastside Hope to provide bicycles for those in our community who rely on their bike for transportation.
We have had several generous bike donations from the community and now are in need of LOCKS and LIGHTS for our bike recipients.

Please see wish list here:


Other Top Stories

video. Want Some Buzz on the Coastside? Lots of New Promotional Opportunities for 2022!
video. Roosevelt Ditch Collapses Access to Roosevelt Beach After Storm…Coastal Trail Next?
video. Could Ropeless Crabbing Technology Help Pillar Point Harbor Fisheries Crab While Avoiding Whale Entanglements?
video. MCC’s Dan Haggerty Asks, Again, Why Connect the Coastside Has Not Included Underpasses as a Possibility in CTC Final Draft
video. Want to Be a Coastside Beach Ambassador to Educate Visitors? Winter Sneaker Waves are Coming
video. Rush To Judgment… SAM Lawsuit Update
video. MCC Board Member Gregg Dieguez Digs Into SAM Inter-tie Pipe History to Explain HMB Law Suit
video. Coastal Butterfly Avoids Death and Major Injury During Surfer’s Beach Bizarre Attack by Redwood City Man
video. CalFire Presents Wildfire Awareness Webinar: Defensible Space & Home Hardening
video. Stanford Medicine Presents The Science of Herd Immunity Versus Reaching an Endemic State (like the Flu)
link. The Long and Winding Road of HMGrow in Frenchman’s Creek
link. MCC’s Dan Haggerty Mentions “Sandsavers” as a Simple Solution to Miramar and Mirada Erosion
essay Why Are Microgrids With Smaller Wastewater Treatment Plants Essential for Sustainable Community Survival?
video Sheriff Candidate Mark Melville Would Release the AXON Video of the Harmon Shooting ~ Would You?
video A Brief History of the JPA Collection Contract Between Sewer Authority, HMB, GCSD and MSWD
video More Than 50 People Attend MSWD Zoom Meeting on New Rates and Charges
podcast Live to Die ~ First Responsibility – Have You Planned for Your Death?
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?

Great Local Coastal Content Every Week. 
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NEW. Fri. Jan. 28th 9:00pm to 29th 6:00am 2022 

Hwy 92 ~ Full Closure Lasting 9 Hours from 9:00PM to 6:00AM for Highway Construction Affecting ALL LANES

Fri Jan 28 2022, 9:01PM Lasting 9 hours

Full closure lasting 9 hours on Connector for Highway Construction affecting All lane(s)

Fri Jan 28 2022, 9:01PM
Sat Jan 29 2022, 5:59AM



NEW. Mon. January 31st, 2022 @ 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Granada Community Services District PAC is Asking Would You Like to Have a Disc Golf Course Site on the Coastside?

Granada Community Services District (GCSD) Parks Advisory Committee (PAC) meeting on Monday, January 31st, 2022 at 7:00pm by Zoom.



NEW. Sun. February 6th, 2022 @ 11:00am to 1:00pm

Donate To Benefit Tonga Red Cross Aid and Receive a Therapeutic Treatment



Fri. January 28th, 2022 @ 5:00pm to 7:00pm

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

Come enjoy a tasting flight or a glass of your favorite wine.



Sat. January 29th, 2022 @ 3:00pm to 5:00pm

OPEN HOUSE: Upwind Summer Scholarship Program is Accepting Applications (Flight Training for H.S. Juniors and Seniors)

The San Carlos Airport based Upwind Scholarship Program is currently accepting applications.

Upwind provides a scholarship that includes flight and ground training for a high school student to prepare them to obtain their Private Pilot certificate during the summer between their junior and senior year.

The Upwind Summer Scholarship Program has awarded 32 scholarships since 2013.



Sun. Jan. 9th & 30th, 2021 @ 2:00pm to 6:00pm

FREE Pfizer Vaccine Clinic for Kids 5-11 Years ~ Registration Best, Drop-in OK Too

First Dose Sunday, January 9th, 2022 from 2:00pm to 6:00pm at the Cunha Event Center at 530 Kelly Ave, Half Moon Bay.

Second dose January 30th, 2022 from 2:00pm to 6:00pm, also at the Cunha Event Center at 530 Kelly Ave, Half Moon Bay.



Sun. Jan. 30th, 2021 @ 4:30pm to 6:30pm

The Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society Presents “Ray Obiedo Group” ~ Funk, Brazilian and Latin Jazz

Contemporary jazz composer and guitarist Ray Obiedo has had an eclectic musical background during his youth spent in the San Francisco Bay Area. The sounds of Miles Davis, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Henry Mancini and the popular sounds of Motown Records influenced his early musical persona.

Obiedo has a long association with Pete Escovedo and played with Julian Priester, Herbie Hancock and more. The group Obiedo brings has been described as a jazz fusion band, but this group goes beyond the typical fusion format by exploring the exciting musical avenues of funk, Brazilian and Latin Jazz.



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 Open 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. 1/26/2022 to Tues. 2/1/2021

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) 

MWSD Offers 2nd of 3 Elected Service Academy Workshop: Campaign Filing, Election Cal, Campaign StrategiesWed. January 19th @ 6:30pm - 8:00pm

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!


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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