Dec. 27th, 2018

City HMB Highway 1 South Gateway Safety and Landscaping Project

ARTICLES / PHOTOS. What do you think?  The Half Moon Bay Planning Commission will be reviewing the Coastal Development Permit-Architectural Review, for City-initiated landscape improvements near the intersection of Higgins Canyon Road, Main Street, and Cabrillo Highway South (within the public right of way).

The proposed landscaping improvements include: plantings of compatible plant species and trees, creation of minor contours, sidewalk improvements including pedestrian ramps, medians and refuge spaces, stormwater detention, and two new gateway signs.

Project Description: This project will provide operational and safety improvements to Highway 1 between Wavecrest Road and Seymour Street. It also includes construction of a signal at the Higgins Canyon Road, Main Street and Highway 1 intersection, and landscape improvements at the south gateway to Main Street.

2017-18 “Popular Annual Financial Report” for City of HMB

ARTICLES / PHOTOS. Did you know that the City of HMB’s  12 hotels (624 hotel rooms) and  3 RV Parks did  $81 million  in 2017-18 business cycle, with a  72% Occupancy rate? The City of Half Moon Bay’s Popular Annual Financial Report (PAFR) for FY 2017-18 is  now available on the City’s website. Find out more about the financial health of your city with this easy to read report. A more detailed report, is also available.
The PAFR is generated to provide the general public with a readily-accessible and easy-to-understand financial overview of the City’s operations. The information is extracted from the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR – also on the website) which was adopted earlier in December.


WSL’s Mavericks Challenge Window Reopens 1/3/2019
ARTICLE / PHOTOS. Mavericks Season. Here is the Surfline forecast for Mavericks this weekend. Look for Big swell, from west with low wind.
Contest is off until the holiday blackout period ends on January 3. But come on down and walk the beach and the bluffs and cheer on the big wave surfers. 
Local boys (left) Tim West (Photo Tony Canadas) and Luca Padua (Photo Frank Quiarte).  

Rip Currents 101 ~ Mavericks Big Wave Season

VIDEO. Watch for sneaker waves like the 2010 Mavericks Contest wave. Share these Rip Current videos with your friends who like to go to the Beach.

Local CERT trainer, Michelle Dragony, has curated 3 videos that will bring you up to speed.

If you see someone who is not paying attention, or does not seem to understand the danger, do take the time, to gently nudge them with the fact that at least one person dies every year at our beaches. Sneaker waves are an unanticipated coastal wave that is much greater in force and height than the waves preceding it.

Drowning can happen with one wave.


NEXT City HMB Planning Commission Local Coastal Plan (LCP) Land Use Study Sessions

Save the Last Date!  
Tuesday, November 27, 2018 – Study session on:
  • Chapter 6 – Natural Resources, and updated biological maps
Wednesday, December 19, 2018 – Study session on:
  • Chapter 5 – Coastal Access and Recreation
  • Chapter 7 – Coastal Hazards
  • Chapter 8 – Cultural Resources
  • Chapter 9 – Scenic and Visual Resources
Tuesday, January 22, 2019 – Study session on:
  • Chapter 2 – Development
  • Chapter 4 – Agriculture
Staff will also give a brief overview of the Introduction, Framework, and Development chapters, which will subsequently be posted online at

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Phog Center Delivers Medical Cannabis to Your Door

We are a group of local patients dedicated to providing the purest and highest quality medicinal marijuana possible through a professional and safe delivery process. Our trained Mobile Budtenders are fully versed in all strains of Flower, dosages of all Edibles, as well as the Concentrates. All Flower is grown "clean", with no pesticides or solvents. We offer a variety of sweet and savory Edibles that are Organic, Vegan, Gluten Free, Low Glycemic and/or Sugar Free. All Edibles are from well-known, trusted names in the California Cannabis Community, such as Kiva and Marley Naturals, as well as Bakked, Humboldt Apothecary, Sweet Jane, and Beezle.

Our Mobile Budtenders will work with you to find the best combination of medicines to meet your needs, whether you are a new or a returning patient. In addition to the product descriptions and information provided on our website, The Phog Center offers private consultations to all of its verified patients. Our Mobile Budtenders are committed to your well-being.

Our delivery process is very simple, and with every order, The Phog Center will email you detailed information about the delivery process and what to expect. Thank you for choosing The Phog Center.

Delivering to Half Moon Bay to Pacifica, San Mateo to South San Francisco.

~ Owner, Jesus Sahagun.

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BEDTIME STORIES Theatre ~ Wednesday @4pm @Playtime Indoor Play Place in the Oceano Mall

KIDS!  Michelle Dragony and her friends READ LIVE. And there are puppets involved! Every Wednesday at the only indoor play space on the coast.

You want to read a story? Bring the book and join us on the stage.

What age? Bedtime Stories are fun for every age. Some kids will listen intently, others will dance and jump and semi-listen.

Listen to the BTS podcast when you get home, or in the car, or on a train, or in a plane…..

Next OPL Bedtime Stories Theatre Sat. 11:00am, Jan. 19th, 2019 @ the Old Princeton Landing



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  • Wine Down Thursdays ~ 5:00pm 
  • Midcoast Community Council Meeting ~ 2nd / 4th Wed. 7:00pm 
  • The HMB Jail Museum is open! ~ every Sat. and Sun. 11-5pm
  • Every Friday is Accoustic Friday @ Mullins Bar and Grill & Prime Rib special! Yum.

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Bedtime Stories ~ 2016 Mix, 1-Hour of Stories ~ Listen In!

PODCAST. Here are all the stories recorded in 2016 on CoastsideBuzz.

Listen to 1 hour of stories with 1-click.

Push the button and let the kids listen.

Great in the car, or while your doing chores, or make dinner!

From your phone, or your computer.

With book, without a book.

Bedtime Stories read by:

  • Michelle Dragony:
    • Sheep in a Jeep
    • The Cow Who Fell in the Canal
    • Mr. Peabody’s Apples
    • When Dinosaurs Came With Everything
    • How the Grinch Stole Christmas.
  • Mary Corcoran:
    • I’ll Love You Forever
    • GoodNight Moon
  • Reed Andary:
    • If You Give a Mouse a Cookie
  • Tyler Nelson:
    • The Star and the Ocean ~ A Love Story (an original story, by Tyler)
  • Charise McHugh (HMB Chamber):
    • Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel
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