JANUARY 30th, 2019
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Closure Lower Crystal Springs Dam Bridge to Cars on Weekdays; Trail is Open


What to Expect:

  • The Bridge will close to all car traffic Monday through Friday. There is no anticipated work on weekends and holidays.
  • The Trail Portion of the Bridge will remain open, but hikers and cyclists could experience occasional delays of approximately 15 minutes during weekday work hours
  • Flaggers will temporarily halt trail traffic when the crane arm is in motion and it is not safe to be under it.  
  • The bridge will reopen to car traffic at sunrise on Saturdays, and will close at sunset on Sundays and holidays.  



Native American Lifeways HMB History Association Lecture at the Odds

“Native American Lifeways: 

Half Moon Bay Area and San Francisco Peninsula”

Date: Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Place: Odd Fellows Lodge, 526 Main Street, Half Moon Bay

Time: 5:30 p.m. doors open – finger foods and refreshments – program at 6:00 p.m.

The public is welcome – no charge – bring a friend!

In its first collaboration with the Odd Fellows Lodge, the Half Moon Bay History Association presents another unique speaker’s event on February 11, 2020.  Archaeologist Mark Hylkema returns to discuss a new topic centered on the Ohlone and their endurance from early colonial times to the present.


The Fourth Son ~ Folk, Blues, Rock and Reggae at the Cantina

Tim Connor is a one-man band with kick drum and tambourine, acoustic and electric guitar and with his distinct, soulful voice layered over compelling instrumentation, one can hear elements of folk, blues, rock, and reggae.

Preview videos here:

No cover, tips appreciated.


You’re Invited to Hang Out with Sea Hugger Warriors and Team Members!


Come join us at Old Princeton Landing for food (provided by Sea Hugger), drinks, and a chat.

Upcoming Hang Out: Thursday, February 6th, 2020, 5 pm – 7 pm  (Stick around for live acoustic music after 7 pm)

What to bring: 
Curiosity, insights, and love for Mama Ocean

Questions? Email

Look forward to seeing you all!

Angst: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety ~ Movie at HMBHS

IndieFlix Shines the Light on Anxiety with Must-See Documentary,

IndieFlix, a leading independent online streaming platform, along with its non-profit arm, the IndieFlix Foundation, is sparking a global conversation about anxiety through screenings of its brand-new documentary, “Angst: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety”. 

On Wednesday February 12th beginning at 6:45PM, Half Moon Bay High School will hold a FREE screening of the documentary to open up a dialogue between local families, community leaders and experts. The event will feature a viewing of the 56-minute film, followed by an informative panel discussion.


Other Buzz Calendar Events
SAY YES! to a Prom Dress Collection Drive and Giveaway at the NEW FIT Studios 2/29/20
Re-Creating Bo Peep for Toy Story 4: A Journey Alongside Team Bo 2/6/20

Call for Entries – 2020 Left Coast Annual Juried Exhibition Deadline 1/28/2020

Do You Have Concerns About Falling?  A Matter of Balance Program Can Help 2/11-3/31

Tech Talks for 55 and Up ~ Explore New Electronic Gadgets 1st and 3rd Thursdays


Coastside Agency Meetings:

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 12/19

Granada Community Services District Parks and Recs ~ Quarterly.

Montara Water & Sanitary District Meetings ~ 1st / 3rd Thurs. @ 7:30pm 12/19

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 @ 6:30pm

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


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In Pacifica 6 Wrong Way Fatalities in 5 Years on HWY 1 ~ 3 Quick Fixes

EDITORIAL. Last week’s tragic accident marked the sixth time in less than five years drivers died in wrong way driver accidents on Highway 1, in Pacifica (victim’s name not released yet). It’s time Caltrans took urgent action to stop these recurring fatalities.

We need an immediate Caltrans study focused on preventing wrong way Highway 1 accidents in Pacifica, but that’s not enough…in the year, or three, it takes to fund and complete any study, we’ll have more folks dying needlessly.

Many studies show factors like alcohol consumption and nighttime increase the likelihood of wrong way collisions. All six of these deaths involved at least one of those two factors.  Caltrans, itself, says that the primary cause of fatal wrong way collisions remains drivers under the influence of drugs, or alcohol.


Wuhan Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Global Cases Map (by Johns Hopkins)

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

This picture was taken 1/29/2020.

Today 1/30/2020 there are 8,236 cases in China, 171 deaths and 143 recovered.

No EIR? Resist Density’s Attorney’s Letter to SMCo Planning re MidPen

The Staff Report and its Attachments Do Not Contain Adequate Environmental Review.

  • There is No Analysis of Emergency Evacuation and Public Safety Impacts.
  • There is No Analysis of Storm Water Runoff Impacts to Montara Creek and the Fitzgerald Area of Specific Biological Significance.
  • Failure to Address Traffic Concerns Raised by Caltrans.   Rather than undertake traffic calming measures or pedestrian crossings with beacons, MidPen now only suggests the cheaper (and likely less-effective) distribution of literature to discourage residents from crossing the highway to access the Pacific Ocean, the lighthouse, and southbound bus lines. 
  • Also, MidPen has not proposed to pay for the traffic signals and roundabouts being considered.


Short-Term Rental Study Session for HMB Planning

First year City HMB collected $80k TOT tax (Transit Occupancy Tax) for short term rentals. Last fiscal year, 2018/2019, the City took in $200k due to a better system, a compliant specialist to track and an agreement with Air BnB.

Hear about survey results from 175 respondents.



State Law ADU Update for HMB ~ Owner Occupancy No Longer a Requirement

VIDEO. Accessory Dwelling Unit State Law, as of January 1st, 2020, now supercedes the City of Half Moon Bay’s ADU law.

The new ADU state law is considered a “sea change”, with four new ADU categories.

Owner occupancy restrictions are no longer in place. This sunsets in 2025.

This is an advantage for LLC investors, like Black Rock, according to City Council person, Debbie Ruddock, who sees this as dangerous change for the quaint character of Half Moon Bay.


City of HMB Considers $85k 6-Year Contract With Sea Horse Ranch


RECOMMENDATION: Adopt a resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a License Agreement with Sea Horse Ranch, for non-exclusive use of City property along Poplar Beach, for a term of six years, at an initial annual rate of $13,281, with 3 percent annual increases throughout the Term.

FISCAL IMPACT: The License Agreement will generate more than $85,000 in revenue over the six-year term, which will be deposited into the General Fund and dedicated to preservation of the bluffs and trails at Poplar Brach Park. Sea Horse Ranch will also pay for a significant portion of and repairs made to the vertical access point utilized by horseback riders entering the beach.


Climate Change Action and Adaptation Plan Outreach Pilot Project

As part of the priority setting workshop, City Council identified sustainability as one of the top five priorities for FY 2019-20. In response, staff prioritized developing the City’s first Climate Action and Adaptation Plan (CAAP) and subsequently submitted a grant application to San Mateo County to fund the City’s CAAP Outreach Pilot Project (Pilot Project). In July, the City was notified that it was one of two pilot projects selected for funding and was awarded $60k.


Are You a Hipster? Find Out More About the HIP House Sharing Program

VIDEO. Many seniors struggle with fixed incomes.
HIP Housing will help you earn rent and have someone to help out around the house. Win-Win! 
HIP Housing does the interviewing for you.
It is a FREE county service.


Other Stories

schedule GCSD Parks & Recreation’s January Newsletter and Winter/Spring Class Course Schedule
editorial InPerspective: Insights, Infrastructure, and In General Topics on Sustainability by Gregg Dieguez
newsletter GCSD Parks & Recreation’s January Newsletter and Winter/Spring Class Course Schedule
video Charmin TP Commercial Frustrates the
Sewer Authority Mid-Coast Board

video Have Gray Whale Cove Crosswalk Plans Been Scrapped at its New $2.5 Million Cost?
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 $15 Minimum Wage Passed by Half Moon Bay City Council
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?
video Medio Bridge Repair and SAM Sewer Pipe Replacement Update
video Please DON’T FLUSH “Flushable” Wipes Down the Toilet
video Farallone School Is Off the Chopping Block; No More Moonridge Bussing
video Demographic Enrollment 
Study for CUSD ~ Falling Enrollment, Falling Income
article Montara Water and Sewer Director Eric Marshall Resigns ~ Want to Apply?

SURVEY: What Do You Think of Short-Term Rentals in HMB?
article Montara Water and Sewer Director Eric Marshall Resigns ~ Want to Apply?
article/video Portable Generator Safety Tips ~ Carbon Monoxide, Transfer Switch, Backfeed, Noise
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 link Solar Kit 
video Cabrillo Unified School District’s County Takeover and Pink Slip Process 
photo-essay A Review of the Half Moon Bay Review in 1969 

KQED podcast 40 Years on, How Does Proposition 13 Impact the California Dream? 
article Cal Trans Says Gray Whale Cove Pedestrian Crossing Has Zero Impact on Environment
link Coastside Wave ~ City of HMB Public Safety Newsletter 2019 

article CERT Field Operating Guide is Great for Triage ~ Buy One for Your CERT Bag 
video How Long Can CCWD Provide Wat
er During a PG&E Fire Safety Shutdown? 
article SFPUC Plans for Montara North Peak Include Public Outreach and Whiting Ridge? 
video The State of California is Causing CUSD’s Financial Crisis 
photo-essay  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!? 

podcast CoasTalk #5 with Mark Weisbarth and Local Hip Hop Rapper Lil MC 
KQED podcastThe BIG One: Your Survival Guide for a 7.8 Earthquake a KPCC Radio Production 

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

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Bedtime Stories ~ Goodnight Moon

VIDEO/ PODCAST. Goodnight Moon was recorded by Michelle Dragony. If you enjoyed listening to this bedtime story, you may enjoy reading it too.  Buy the book at a local coastal bookstore.  Bedtime Stories is produced in the Coastside Buzz Studios, in Princeton Harbor, near Half Moon Bay, California. 


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Bedtime Stories ~ Harold and the Purple Crayon

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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

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