March 5th, 2020


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March 8th, 2020 @ 1:30am-3:30pm

City of HMB Priorities? Tell the City Council at Their Listening Session #3

Don’t Miss the Third City Council Listening Session of 2020! Saturday, March 8th, 2020.
What priorities do you think the City of Half Moon Bay should work on in 2020? We’re listening! It is that time of year again where community members are invited to attend Listening Sessions and share your vision for the City’s priorities this upcoming year. The purpose of these sessions is for the City Council members to hear directly from the people who live and work here and gain a broad range of community input on what people feel are the critical priorities the City should be focusing on. The City will be hosting three listening sessions, with varying locations, times, and focuses. Anyone may attend any or all of the sessions. 

March 19th, 2020 @ 8:30am @ HMB Library
Hyatt Hotel Design Review at HMB Architectural Advisory Committee

An application for a new Hyatt hotel has been under review with the City since 2016.

This private development proposal has not been approved, nor has the robust project and environmental review process that precedes consideration of approval been completed. This proposal involves only private property on land that is zoned Planned Development.

The applicant requests City consideration of discretionary actions including a Coastal Development Permit and site and design review. Preparation of an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) to evaluate the potential environmental effects of the proposed project is required.

March 28th, 2020 @ 7:30pm-10:30pm
Stargazing at Pigeon Point Lighthouse

Join a State Park Interpreter after dark to explore the night sky and learn about the history of Pigeon Point Light Station.

Telescopes will be provided by the Santa Cruz Astronomy Club, and topics include astronomy, maritime navigation, lighthouse functions, and nocturnal animals.

Bring water, snacks, and warm clothes. Meet in the picnic area.

Free event. For more information, call (650) 879-2120.


DEADLINE April 9th, 2020 @ 5:00pm
Submit your Application for the 2020 NET Community Academy TODAY!

Submit your Application for the 2020 NET Community Academy TODAY!

Applications are now available for the 2020 NET Community Academy. You can find the application at Network. Engage. Transform. offers a great opportunity to Network, Engage & Transform. The program consists of four sessions providing an overview of the management and governance of Half Moon Bay, its departments, and its programs. And, you’ll get an insider’s view of the City. The objectives of NET are to involve and engage community members in learning about and understanding the operation of city government, and to improve communication between the City and those who live and work here.
The program is free, but space is limited, so make sure to fill out your application next Thursday! The deadline to apply is 5:00 p.m., Thursday, April 9.
For more information you can call 650-750-2013 or online at

March 10th, 2020 @ 11:00-2:00pm
City Council Priority Setting/Strategic Planning Workshop

The City Council wishes to thank all of the people who participated in one of the three Listening Sessions which took place over the last month. These were productive, thoughtful discussions, and offered a wide range of valuable input.

To follow up on those Listening Sessions, the community is now invited to the City Council’s Priority Setting/Strategic Planning Workshop


March 11th, 2020 @ 5:00-7:00pm
Want to Volunteer for a Coastal Sustainable Non-Profit? Fix-It? Beach Cleanup?

Are you looking to give back to your community in a sustainable way?
The Sustainability Volunteer Fair is an opportunity for organizations to showcase their programs and services to individuals seeking to dedicate their time to the betterment of both society, and our environment.
Meet Half Moon Bay’s Sustainability Analyst, Veronika Vostinak, who will be speaking about the City’s upcoming Climate Action and Adaptation plan and ways to get involved.
Whether you are a retired individual seeking to dedicate your time to a greater purpose, a high-school student needing to complete service credit, or any individual seeking to enrich their lives through volunteering, the Sustainability Volunteer Fair will help you find your volunteer match!


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Other Buzz Calendar Events

March 11th, 2020 @ 3:00-5:00pm
Death Café Coastside @ Coastside Adult Day Health 

March 11th, 2020 @ 3:00-5:00pm
Death Café Coastside @ Coastside Adult Day Health 

March 16th, 2020 @ 8:00pm
Junior Rangers Program at the HMB Library

August 4th, 2020 @ 5:00-9:00pm
National Night Out 2020 ~ Crime and Drug Reduction and Some Disaster Prep?

PAELLA! 6th Annual Sonrisas Dental Health Fundraiser at the HMB Library 4/17

HAM Cram in Redwood City ~ Be Able to Communicate with NO Internet  4/4

Death Café Coastside @ Coastside Adult Day Health  3/11

Midcoast Community Council Opening ~ Ready to Represent?! 2/28 deadline extended...

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

SAM Wastewater Treatment Plant Tours Every Third Wed. @ 11am every third Wed. @ 11am

HMBHS Black & Orange Ball Athletic Fundraiser ~ Go Cougars!

August 4th, 2020 @ 5:00-9:00pm
National Night Out 2020 ~ Crime and Drug Reduction and Some Disaster Prep?


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 

Montara Water & Sanitary District Meetings ~ 1st / 3rd Thurs. @ 7:30pm (cancelled 2/20/20)

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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Please Don’t Flush “Flushable Wipes” ‘Cos It Clogs Sewer System

VIDEO.   In particular, sewer authorities statewide are battling “flushable” wipes.

Specifically, AB 1672 (2020 legislation) addresses Wet Wipe Labelling.

Flushable wipes do NOT disintegrate like toilet paper does.


Corona Virus Update By HMB City Manager Bob Nisbet

Bob Nisbet and City Staff searched for the most reliable and up-to-date information on the Covid 19 virus.

Bob presented this update at the 3/3/2020 Half Moon Bay City Council Meeting.


City HMB and County Making ADUs Easier to Build
in Half Moon Bay and Midcoast

Home for All  is a countywide collaborative effort with a wide range of community partners working to build support and inspire action for a variety of housing options.

Brought to you by The Village of the Coastside . VOTC is always monitoring housing possibilities, services and housing trends with respect to the needs and desires of our members and other older adults. 

(Join! Our Mission is to Age in Place)


Census 2020 Participation is Critical for Funding Everything

One of the most powerful ways you can make a difference in your community is by being counted in the 2020 Census. It affects how we plan for the future, strengthen our voice in government, and allocate funding for critical public resources like roads, hospitals and schools.

Learn more about how you can participate:


InPerspective: Driving In Circles?

Gregg Dieguez Digs In.
What new Highway 1 traffic controls should be added?

  • 3 Roundabouts in Moss Beach, more on Hwy 92
  • Traffic-sensitive signals
  • NONE, and no growth so we don't need them.


Census ALERT. Census Not Delivered to EG, MB and Montara, Currently

VIDEO. Census Day 4/1/2020.

At the 2/26/2020 Midcoast Community Council meeting, they brought  attention to the fact that Midcoast does not have door to mail  delivery. Therefore, the Census strategy does not work for Midcoast.

El Granada has 20% mailbox delivery.

Montara and Moss Beach have no mail delivery to the home.

Look for posters at the Post Offices.

Stay tuned for the MCC 3/11/20 meeting for follow up with the county.



Half Moon Bay Yacht Club Hospitality Job $15/hour


No Cypress Point Meetings Until After April According to SMCo Planning

VIDEO. Local San Mateo County Planning Commissioner, Lisa Ketcham, reports to the Midcoast Community Council 2/26/2020.

SMCo Planning Director, Steve Monowitz, indicated at their meeting 2/26/2020, that MidPen’s Cypress Point Development won’t return to the Planning Commission until April 22nd, at the earliest.


Other Stories

video How Does China Sword Affect Allied Waste’s Diversion Rates?
video Census Assistance Outreach at the Farmers Market in HMB, Pescadero and Pacifica
links Roundabouts? 16th, Cypress, California…..Moss Beach, Montara and HWY 92/35?
video CCWD Lost Biggest Customer When Bay City Closed. What Does That Mean?
link  Coastside CERT Spring Training. Couple Spaces Open
video Debbie Ruddock Sees Non-Occupancy Short Term Rentals as Armageddon
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 $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?

Great Local Coastal Content Every Week. 
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2020 Tommy Tsunami Surf Camp

Session 1: June 8th – June 12th 

Session 2: June 15th – 19th 

Session 3: July 27th – 31st 

Session 4: August 3rd – 7th 

  • All skill levels welcome
  • Sessions will be held at Surfer’s Beach in Half Moon Bay 
  • 9am – 12pm
  • Monday – Friday 
  • Ages 5 – 16
  • 4:1 student to instructor ratio

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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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