March 12th, 2020


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Sat. March 14th, 2020 @ 10:00am-12:00pm

HIKE! Gray Whale Cove Trail near McNee Ranch and Montara State Beach

Join us for an easy 2-mile hike along the scenic Gray Whale Cove Trail.

Discover ocean views, coastal plants, wildlife, and historic sites.

Bring water and good walking shoes and dress for the weather.

Meet at Gray Whale Cove State Beach parking lot on Highway 1 just south of the Devil’s Slide.

Free event. For more information, call (650) 726-8814.

Event made possible by Coastside State Parks Association and California State Parks.


Thur. 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.

Sat. 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 Thur. 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

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Other Buzz Calendar Events

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

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

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 (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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Who Should Pay For Construction of SAM Wet Weather Storage Expansion Project?

The total fiscal impact of awarding the construction contract to the apparent low bidder is $1,298,600. Of this total, $700,000 was included in the FY 2018-19 budget, along with an additional $300,000, one-half of the negotiated administrative civil liability that was suspended by the San Francisco Regional Water Quality Control Board (RWQCB) on the condition that SAM proceed with the Wet Weather Storage Expansion Project as an Enhanced Compliance Action; the balance of $298,600 in additional construction costs will need to be provided by the Member Agencies and affirmed by a mid-year budget adjustment.



Mavs Mafia ~ Getting Barreled on Mavericks Left

After countless hours and sessions studying The Left, the crew has been building confidence levels with one goal in mind: get really really really barreled.

Thomas Lundgard, Luca Padua, and Hunter Murisin brought the game to a new level during these last few swells, which went mostly undocumented besides these few clips we have to show.


Lower Crystal Springs Dam Pond Repair Project ~ Bridge Opens 3 Weeks Early

ARTICLE. Lower Crystal Springs Dam Pond and Parapet Project Completed on March 16th, 2020.

Construction Work that Closed Lower Crystal Springs Dam Bridge to Cars Completed Three Weeks Early on March 16, 2020.

Half Moon Bay Awarded State Grant for Improvements at Surfer’s Beach Public Access Point

ARTICLE/MAPS.  February 18, 2020 – Half Moon Bay, in concert with the San Mateo County Harbor District, has been awarded a $298,000 state grant for public amenity improvements to the day-use parking area accessing Surfer’s Beach and the California Coastal Trail.


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.

Other Stories

own voice InPerspective: Driving In Circles?
video Census 2020 Participation is Critical for Funding Everything
video City HMB and County Making ADUs Easier to Build
in Half Moon Bay and Midcoast

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. 
Do you have a story?

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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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