September 17th, 2020



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Miramar Bridge Hwy 1 Detour Construction Begins Friday 9/18/2020

HOT OFF THE “PRESS”!  And fresh from the Starbucks parking lot with Mario Andreini of Andreini Construction. They are the contractor for the Miramar Drive to Medio Drive detour for the Miramar Bridge.

Here is the construction schedule:
  • Friday 9/18/2020 9:00am to 3:00pm CLOSED
  • Sat and Sun 9/19-9/20/2020 “Open”
  • Mon thru Fri 9/21/2020 to 9/25/2020; 9:00am to 3:00pm CLOSED


CalTrans Zoom Q and A on Hwy 1 Plans for 10 Amber Alert Signs and Other Operational Improvements

VIDEO. From the CalTrans Zoom meeting held 9/10/2020.

Recorded by computer screen by Coastside Buzz.

CalTrans offered a version of the meeting (below) that did not include the Q and A.

The Coastside Buzz video includes the Q and A.



KHMB’s Coastal Windage’s Rueben Truthmaker on CalTrans VMS Signs vs Dark Skies Initiative

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.



CalTrans Is Here To Help ?!?! Maybe…

OWN VOICE. ~ InPerspective by Gregg Dieguez

I’m not sure who was more surprised at last night’s (9/10) meeting: the CalTrans staff faced with an informed citizenry, or the attendees who found that they actually listened.  Either way, nothing is resolved and there’s time for you to help shape events.



What Goes Around… Comes Around

OWN VOICE. ~ InPerspective by Gregg Dieguez

Another glowing sulfur sunrise where you can’t see the Sun, but you can feel it coming. Inland, it will reach 120° somewhere. Here on the Mid-Coast of the S.F. Bay Area, it’s another day where we can’t tell the smoke from the fog, but we feel the difference in our lungs, even indoors. At 9:30am it is now darker than it was two hours before. The atmosphere looks like we’re Frodo and Sam on their trek to Mount Doom – the air oppresses, foreboding worse to come.


DA Wagstaff Answers Questions About Sandra Harmon Shooting at the City Council Special Meeting

RECOMMENDATION: Receive a report and discuss the investigation of the District Attorney of the May 5, 2020 shooting of Sandra Harmon in Half Moon Bay by Sheriff’s Deputies.

BACKGROUND: Since 2011, the City of Half Moon Bay has contracted with the San Mateo County sheriff’s Office for law enforcement services. On the evening of May 5, 2020, Sheriff’s deputies responded to a 911 call regarding a woman, later identified as Sandra Harmon, who was walking through downtown Half Moon Bay carrying a shotgun and alcohol, and claiming that there was going to be a “race war”. 


County Manager and Supervisor Horsley Review CZU Coastside Fire Response and Future Goals

VIDEO.  From Sept. 9, 2020 – CZU Lightning Complex Update: Zoom Meeting Today with County Officials and Local Residents.

San Mateo County Manager Mike Callagy, District 3 County Supervisor Don Horsley and representatives from CalFire and community groups host a discussion via video conference with Coastside residents on recovery efforts and resources following the CZU Lightning Complex fires.


Montara Water and Sewer GM Speaks to Fire and Underground Pipe Resiliency

VIDEO. Clemens Heldmaier, General Manager of Montara Sanitary and Water District, answers a general comment question at the 9/3/2020 meeting.

Regular meetings are 7:30pm on the first and third Thursday of each month.



Would It Surprise You If There Was a UFO in Miramar Wed. 9/9/2020 on that Weird Orange Smokey Day?

Taken Wed. 9/9/2020.
From a Miramar, resident.
Video shot from Alameda Ave. and Cortez.
Miramar is near Half Moon Bay, California.



Spring Coastside CERT 2020 (The Class of Covid-41) Graduates

CERT NEWSLETTER.   The Spring CERT 2020 Class (The COVID-41) had the opportunity to have their final skills sets practice and graduation Saturday, September 5, in an all outdoors, socially distanced, and touch-surface-disinfected day of learning and celebration at Coastside Fire Station 40, 1191 Main Street.

If ever a class deserved the support of existing CERTs for persevering through Shelter in Place and everything else man and nature put in their way, this is it.



Nybyll Food Delivery: Restaurant Quality With No Shopping, No Cooking, No Cleaning, No Food Waste

DELICIOUS FOOD DELIVERY. I dislike shopping, cooking, cleaning and food waste. Nybll is the answer for me. I also don’t like eating the same leftovers for a week. I want different meals every day!  Can’t beat the price of $99 for 10 meals, 4 salads and 2 soups all fresh and delicious.

Nybll is delivered once a week. Meals are stored in the fridge. Microwave for 2-3 minutes, eat and throw the tray away.

Great for singles, room mates, couples, college kids, seniors…. Who do you know who would like Nybll?



Smoke Tracking for Quantity, Quality and Direction: Purple Air. AirNow. Windy.


MSWD Reviews Letter to HMB Review: A Bit of History of MSWD and City of HMB

VIDEO and PRESS RELEASE. Formation of the local Montara Sanitary and Water District district occurred in 1958.

Did you know that Ox Mountain was going to be at Grey Whale Cove, exception for the MSWD local leadership?


Staff Report

Review and Possible Action Concerning Draft Board of Directors Letter to the Editor on Local Leadership and Community Representation.


County Approves 5-yr Programmatic Permit for Public Works & Parks Routine Maintenance Projects

VIDEO.  ZOOM Meeting. San Mateo County Planning Commission Meeting:  Wed. Sept. 9th at 9:00 a.m to discuss the San Mateo County Parks and Facilities 5 Year Routine Maintenance Program.

Staff would like to gang all Department of Public Maintenance into a 5-year rolling California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) permit.

Due to the time permitting takes, DPW projects can take so long that culverts, bridges, streams, etc. may have maintenance issues that cause more damage to the environment by not getting done in a timely manner, than the CEQA process protects.

Additionally, by streamlining the permitting process there can be more “work scheduling certainty”.  The permitting process and time lags are expensive for County and taxpayers.


Other Stories

video An Alternative Bike Ped Path to the Miramar/ Medio 1 Year Closure?
video What Are Your Thoughts on Consolidating Infrastructure on the Coastside?
links and maps Who is Running on the Coastside? Almost 30 Candidate Opening for More Than 12 Public Agencies
video Why Did San Mateo Deny the Appeal to Allow the Historic 1868 Purissima Cemetery?
video Supervisors Direct LAFCo to Review the San Mateo Harbor District
video City of Half Moon Bay District Elections Workshop for Voters and Candidates
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 SAM GM Explains the 6 Month Budget Process for the Sewer-Water Joint Powers
video More Than 50 People Attend MSWD Zoom Meeting on New Rates and Charges
video. $100 Million Upgrade for El Granada and Farallone View Elementary
video. Should a 6,438 sq.ft. Residence in Miramar Go Through the CEQA Process?
video Mask Ambassadors in Half Moon Bay? City Council Woman Dr. Penrose Suggests
video. Marine Mammal Center Sea Lion Rescue 5/30/2020 From Barbara’s Fishtrap Beach
video. Connect the Coastside Moves Forward With Roundabouts, But Will There Be Money?
video. Have You Seen the NEW Half Moon Bay Map For Nov. 2020 District Based Elections?
video 10+ Year Plan for Transportation Projects Including Cypress Point in Moss Beach
update Eric Hassett Gives a Supply Chain Update on KN95 and N95 Masks for Hassett Hardware
link University of Washington Syllabus: “Calling Bullshit: Data Reasoning in a Digital World”
essay Battalion Chief David Cosgrave Experiments With the Antigen and Antibody Tests
own voice InPerspective: MWSD Rates: How Much Is Enough?
video Covid-19 Water Revenue Drops and Past Due Increases, Plus No Rain Means Extra Crystal Springs Costs
video Are Low Interest Loans at 1-2% the Answer for Building Public Utility Reserves and Maintaining Infrastructure?
video Coastside CERT and the Earthquake Country Alliance Host Part 2 of the Coastside Great “ShakeIN”
video RCD’s First Flush Water Quality Program ~ Want to Volunteer?
invitation Want to Sample Water for Surfrider’s Blue Water Task Force (BWTF)?
video Surfers Beach Pilot Project Update: Dredging, Beach Replenishment and Eel Grass
link COVID-19 Primer: Tracking the Latest Scientific Research Every 24 Hours
video Connect the Coastside: Overall Vision for Transportation on the Midcoast
podcast Live to Die ~ First Responsibility – Have You Planned for Your Death?
video Trash Wipes and Rags; Do NOT Flush. Cost For Repair?
link “Covid Near You” ~ Crowdsourcing the COVID-19 Pandemic in Real Time
article HAM Radio Technician License Training ~ Remote Testing Starting Due to Covid 19
article My Census Experience Was Super Easy! Have You Done It Yet?
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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TONIGHT! Thur. Sept 17th @ 5:30pm - 7:30pm
New Moon Ceremony ~ Native Flute Meditation and Drum Journey on ZOOM


The New Moon is a perfect time to look within and dream up the world we wish to manifest with the compassionate help of Spirit.

Gather in virtual Sacred Circle to embrace the new moon with reflection, renewal and seeding new intentions.

Let go of everyday concerns and rest in peaceful meditation to the soothing sounds of Native American Flute music played live.

Journey with the drum to the unseen realms to connect with compassionate guardian spirits for healing and guidance through direct revelation.


Sat. Sept 26th @ 9:00am - 12:30pm
Gotta Water Dog? 2020 World Dog Surfing Championships LIVE and WORLDWIDE


The Livestream version of the 2020 World Championships for Dog Surfing takes place in multiple live locations — bringing together dog surfing talent for charity. Dog surfers are invited to bring home the gold.

Heats for this event will be live-streamed directly by the entrants to the viewing audience and judges, and watched on Zoom, Facebook Live, YouTube live, and the WDSC and TasteTV websites, reaching thousands of fans worldwide and in real-time.

The World Dog Surfing Championships is the most prestigious and all-around-fun dog surfing event in the world.

Mark your calendars! More details coming soon on how to view, when to view, partners, sponsors, and more!


Fri. Sept 18th @ 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Opening Weekend Fundraiser: 12th Annual 50|50 Show

12th Annual 50|50 Show Opens Sept 18

Join us for the opening of the 2020 50|50 show, a fundraiser celebrating art and community in an unprecedented time.

Sanchez Art Center’s 12th annual 50|50 Show opens Friday, Sept 18, with a stunning array of small, affordable artworks on view through Oct 11.


Sun. Sept 20th @ 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Montara Art and Music Festival Talent Show Night

Do you sing in the shower? 

Do you car dance to your favorite tune? 

Then you have what it takes to show your talent! 

The Montara Art & Music Festival is hosting an online Talent Show and we are looking for YOU! 

Send us a 2 minute clip of your amazing talent and we will showcase your entry on September 20th from 6:00pm – 7:30pm. 

We can only take the first 25 entries, so get yours in now! 

Judges will be awarding the top 3 talent acts with a prize.


Sun. Aug 30th to Sept 27th, 2020 ~ SIGN UP TODAY!
Taste of the Coast 2020 Goes Virtual for Senior Coastsider’s Annual Fundraiser

Tickets on sale now. I bought mine! $100/ $75 for seniors.

Event: August 30 – September 27

Eat, Drink, and Make a Difference

Senior Coastsiders is partnering with local businesses to bring you a fresh spin on Taste of the Coast that supports us and benefits local businesses.

Tickets go on sale August 1st. Each ticket buys a taste or a discount at participating restaurants, wine bars, breweries, sweet shops, and more. Plus, your purchase enters you in a raffle for a chance to win great prizes!

For more information, updates on participating businesses, and ticket purchases, click here.


Sun. Oct. 18th, 2020 @ 7:00am 
Save the Date for 2020 1st VIRTUAL Pumpkin Run (42nd Annual)

Due to COVID-19, the Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Festival has been cancelled BUT the 42nd ANNUAL PUMPKIN RUN WILL GO ON! We are excited to announce our first ever
Please join us in running or walking this year’s races as part of our virtual race family! Sign up to run, or walk, the 5K, 10K or Half-Marathon. All distances can be run or walked during the event period, Monday, October 12 through Sunday, October 25 from wherever you are at whatever time is convenient!

Stay tuned for Registration


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.


Every Day from 10:00am to 5:00pm
Filoli Gardens Are Open Daily. Register Online.

Before You Visit
  • The Garden and Estate trail are open, the historic House is closed at this time
  • The Clock Tower Shop is open with Filoli-made products, plants for your garden and other special items. All purchases are credit card only, no cash or checks
  • Online advanced tickets are required for all visitors, including members 
  • No seating or drinking fountains are available
  • Visitor and Education Center restrooms are the only available restroom facilities onsite
  • Daily capacity is capped to ensure necessary space for social distancing
Visiting Guidelines


Wednesdays 2020 @ 2:30pm - 6:30pm
Pacifica Coastside Farmers Market Opens With Single Entry, Single Exit, May 6th

California defines Certified Farmers’ Markets as “essential services” in the Shelter in Place order. When we open for the season there will be several changes in place to support the wellbeing of our farmers, our staff, and our shoppers. We are asking the community to keep these protocols in mind, and be as committed to keeping our local farmers, ranchers, fishers and foodmakers healthy during this remarkable time as we are committed to doing the same for you.


Saturdays 2020 @ 9:00am-1:00pm
Half Moon Bay Coastside Farmers Market Opens With Single Entry, Single Exit

No One will be allowed into the market area before 9 AM, and/or all required sanitation protocols are in place. 
  • The first 45 minutes of the market day are reserved for Seniors.
  • Help Us! Keep six feet distance between you and fellow shoppers. We need everyone to be observant and respectful of this basic requirement.
  • Do not handle anything you do not intend to buy. If you touch it, you have to buy it.
More Live Music Coming Soon.....

CoastViews Music Weekly Entertainment Guide


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.
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 @ 6:30pm

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

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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


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.

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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

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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