JANUARY 9th, 2019
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SAM Meet:

Audit Contract, Wastewater Management Consultant Scope of Work


Regular Board Meetings are on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month at 7:00pm.

From time to time a meeting date may be changed, cancelled or relocated. Check the posted agenda for any changes to the normal schedule (click on links below).

The Sewer Authority Mid-Coastside (SAM) provides wastewater treatment services and contract collection maintenance services for a population of approximately 27,000 in the following areas:

  • City of Half Moon Bay
  • El Granada
  • Miramar
  • Montara
  • Moss Beach
  • Princeton by the Sea


Karen Harwell: Never Been Here Before

A New Documentary Film by Nancy Margulies

During these challenging times we can draw inspiration from Karen Harwell and those who inspired her. Karen had taken bold steps to address the toughest challenges of her life time, from nuclear war to the present climate crisis.

Reception at 7 PM followed at 7:30 by the 25-minute film and a conversation with Karen and the filmmaker.

No charge for admission. We appreciate your generous donation in support of the Scholarship Fund and other community programs of the Half Moon Bay Odd Fellows.


Laureen Diephof’s

“Walking Over the Earth”

Book Launch and Signing

Meet Author Laureen Diephof at the book launch and signing for “Walking Over the Earth” at the Half Moon Bay Library on Sat. Jan. 11th at 3:30 in the B room.  

You are invited to join the event and learn what it was like to travel, at age 74, around the world for one year on a limited budget.

The book, “Walking Over the Earth: A 74-year-old woman chronicles her solo journey to the Arctic Circle, the Sahara Desert, and points in-between” gives a day to day description of my solo experience that began in the Arctic Circle, and adventured on for one year.


A Messy World With Dee Hooker and Dag Weiser and Sanchez Art

Sanchez Art Center begins the new year with three new exhibitions, opening Friday, Jan 10, with a reception from 7 to 9 pm.

In the Main Gallery are mixed media works by painter Dee Hooker and sculptor Dag Weiser, in a show titled A Messy Worldcurated by Susan Hillhouse Leask.


Montara Water Public Hearing on 4.71% Increase for Garbage Collection and Recycling

This Notice provides information about proposed increases in garbage collection, recycling and disposal fees and charges for those services provided by Recology of the Coast to MWSD customers.

HEARING DATE: Thursday, January 16, 2020

HEARING TIME: 7:30 p.m.

LOCATION: Montara Water and Sanitary District 8888 Cabrillo Highway Montara, CA 94037 (Adjacent to the Point Montara Lighthouse & Hostel)

Dear Property Owner or Customer,

Montara Water and Sanitary District (MWSD) is proposing to adopt a 4.71% increase in garbage collection, recycling and disposal fees and charges for those services furnished by Recology of the Coast (Recology) under a franchise agreement with the District. The rates are proposed to go into effect on January 1, 2020.


Fixit Clinic – Textile and Garment Repair Workshop at the HMB Library

Saturday, January 18, 2020, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Half Moon Bay Library, 620 Correas St, Half Moon Bay

Join us for a hands-on textile and garment Fixit Clinic workshop!
Coaches will be on hand to listen and guide you through the process of hemming, fixing zippers and buttons, mending woven or knitted items, etc. Learn skills to prolong the life of your belongings and reduce waste.

Other Buzz Calendar Events

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

SAY YES! to a Prom Dress Collection Drive and Giveaway at the NEW FIT Studios 1/25 and 1/29

American Red Cross Shelter Operations Workshop 1/18 and 1/23

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:
No meeting this week. Both City HMB Council and Montara Sewer and Water cancelled this week.

Sewer Authority Mid-Coastide (SAM) ~ 2nd / 4th Mon. @ 7:00pm  

HMB City Council ~ 1st / 3rd Tues. @ 7:00pm

HMB Planning ~ 2nd /4th Tues. @ 7:00pm  

Coastside County Water District ~ 2nd Tues. only @ 7:00pm  

Midcoast Community Council Meeting ~ 2nd / 4th Wed. @ 7:00pm

San Mateo County Harbor District ~ 3rd Wed. only @ 6:30pm

Coastside Fire Protection District ~ 4th Wed. only @ 6:00pm

HMB Parks and Recs ~ 4th Wed. only @ 6:00pm

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

Granada Community Services District ~ 3rd Thurs. only @ 7:30pm 12/19

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


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How Can We Keep the Homegrown Pump Track In East Mirada Open?


GCSD Parks and Recs Public Comment to MCC 1/8/2020.

Supervisor Don Horsley and Sam Mateo County Parks Director, Nick Caldone, were in attendance.

Demo is on hold for three weeks.

Supervisor Horsley will walk the track to understand what the heck is a pump track.

Check out the cool video by Dom Padua.



Mavericks “A New Perspective” Video Series By Dom Padua

Homegrown Mavericks Surfers

Luca Padua, Thomas Lundgard, Hunter Murison, Michael Joshua, Thomas Agramonte and Peter Lundgard.

Mavericks Surfers

Manny Resano, Jaime Mitchell, Kona Johnson

Mavericks Photographers

Frank Pompermayer
Todd Turner
Curt Meyers, Powerlines

Mavericks Boats

Cowboy Fishing
Huli Cat


Martins Beach is Sued Again for Access by the California State Lands Commission

Lawsuit Filing by California State Lands Commission and the California Coastal Commission  VS Martins Beach 1, LLC and Martins Beach 2, LLC.

State sues over access to Martin’s Beach

Half Moon Bay Review 1/7/2020. SUBSCRIBE! Only $25/year for digital access:

"Access to the stretch of coastline south of Half Moon Bay has been a point of contention for about a decade. The state contends that Martin’s Beach historically has been used a public beach since at least the early 1990s. Locals recall using the beach for decades earlier than that. The Coastal Commission says it has written accounts, photographs, personal journal entries and news articles that reportedly prove the beach has been available to the public for generations."


How Development Will Undermine Your Water, Sewer and Fire Security

ARTICLE.  Insights, Infrastructure, and In General topics on Sustainability by Gregg Dieguez

(Speech given at the 1/8/2020 Midcoast Community Council Meeting).

I speak to you tonight about the lack of sustainability on our mid-coast, and what it means to you: the residents, ratepayers, and taxpayers. 

You are aware that the Big Wave development, placed on an earthquake fault, in a tsunami zone, in the 14th worst fire evacuation location in the state, has been approved. You should be aware that the County has sponsored via non-recourse loans a development by Mid-Pen on Cypress Point which would add hundreds of residents in a small area, and slow traffic to 23 mph at all times via a series of round-abouts to cope with the massive and dangerous traffic congestion which will result – turning “Highway” 1 into a residential back road.
>> Click link to read more.



State of Coastside CERT by HMB Batallion Chief David Cosgrave

Happy New Year!
We begin this year with more than a thousand people participating in Coastside CERT, which along the way has become the fastest growing volunteer emergency preparation organization in the region. Continuing growth calls for scaling up our volunteer leadership to stay responsive to our members. I am pleased to announce our expanding team.

First, please join me in thanking Emily Kim for her invaluable leadership during our startup year in the
revitalization of Coastside CERT. Emily has resigned from her position as Coastside CERT Coordinator but will continue to be active in her neighborhood, involved in our CERT and Ham communities, and has offered to continue harnessing my random thoughts into messages that can be shared with all of you. (You may or may not know how lucky you are for that!)
Thank you Emily!
>> Click on link to read more.


CUSD Sean McPhetridge Descibes What Happens If the State Takes Over

VIDEO. Using the Bankruptcy of the Oakland Unified School District, as an example, our Cabrillo Unified School District (CUSD) Superintendent, describes how they are still paying millions in interest on the loans that they were forced to take to remedy the bancruptcy.


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

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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Bike Rentals

We have a wide variety of rental bikes from beach cruiser types to mountain and road bikes. 

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Service Department

We have a full service shop to work on anything from a beach cruiser to a high performance Mountain bike or Road Bike. See Service Rates

Custom Bike Builds

We specialize in building custom mountain bikes and road bikes. Click on the link below to view recent builds. View recent builds



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Bedtime Stories ~ The Three Bears by Paul Galdone

Bedtime Stories presents ~ The Three Bears by Paul Galdone. This Bedtime Story is read by Lorraine Sarullo. Lorraine has a chiropractic practice in Burlingame called 
Awaken Wellness.

If you like to read bedtime stories, like Lorraine, contact the Buzz studios and come on down and record!

If you enjoyed listening to this bedtime story, you may enjoy reading it too. Find the book at Inkspell Books in Half Moon Bay!

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Teach your Kids to Listen and Imagine with Bedtime Stories

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