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Local Caltrans Presentation Reveals “Safe System Approach” with “Smart Corridors” and a “Middle-Mile Broadband”

LINKS. Coastside Emergency Action Program (CEAP) Presentation/Workshop with David Man - District Division Chief, Division of Traffic Operations - Caltrans Bay Area.


FUNDED! Pillar Point Harbor East Outer Harbor to Surfers Beach Dredge Project and Eel Grass Mitigation

VIDEO. From the San Mateo County Harbor District Commissioners meeting on Wednesday, June 15th, 2022 at 1:00pm by Zoom.

San Mateo County Harbor District, Julie van Hoff, Director of Administrative Services.


Cole Keeton’s “For the Love of the Sport” Highlights Powerlines Productions’ Eric Nelson and Curt Myers Documentation of Mavericks History

This video is a great college project by Half Moon Bay local Cole Keeton, highlighting the tremendous role Powerlines Productions has played in documenting the history of Mavericks and the support to every surfer out there.

Thank you for all you do, Eric Nelson and Curt Myers.

Directed, edited and filmed by Cole Keeton. Production assistant was Kevin Harwood. Words by Curt Myers, Eric Nelson, Steve Hawk, Grant Washburn and Bruce Jenkins. Graphics by Ronnie Beck.


San Mateo County Supervisors Establish the Farmworker Advisory Commission to Represent 80 Farms and 1,600 Farmworkers

BOARD MEMO. From the San Mateo County Supervisor’s meeting on Tuesday, June 14th, 2022 at 9:00am by Zoom.


Track COVID in your neighborhood! Thanks to SAM…

OWN VOICE. ~ InPerspective by Gregg Dieguez —

No one really knows the extent of COVID-19 cases anymore. Because the recent variants have been so mild, and many people are vaccinated and boosted, many newly infected people have minor to no symptoms, and even those who do get it and test at home often don’t go to a health care provider who would report the case to Public Health (PH) authorities. I’ve heard estimates claiming ‘real’ cases range from 5 to 7 times the reported numbers. But there is a way the PH authorities, and you, can track COVID from home, even faster than with published test results…


FEMA’s Local Hazard Mitigation Funding Process for the Sewer Electrical Plant Move to High Ground Will Take a Year

VIDEO. From the Sewer Authority Mid-Coastside (SAM) Director’s meeting on Monday, May 23rd, 2022 at 7:00pm by Zoom.

Director, Matthew Clark (Granada Community Services District – GCSD), asks the SAM General Manager, Kishen Prathivati, a question about the relocation of the electrical system.


Run for Office! Montara Water and Sewer District (MWSD) Offers 3rd of 3 Elected Community Service Academy Workshops

VIDEO. From the Montara Water and Sewer District (MWSD) Director’s meeting on Wednesday June 8th, 2022 at 7:30pm by Zoom.

MWSD Chair, Scott Boyd, introduces the Elections Academy.

To continue its long-standing commitment to community engagement and education, Montara Water and Sanitary District (MWSD) initiated a three session Elected Community Service Academy in Fiscal Year 2021-2022. Academy sessions were held in July 2021 and January 2022.


Sewer Authority Mid-Coastside Career Job ~ Entry Level Waste Water Treatment Maintenance Mechanic 1 ~ $72k/year and Benefits

JOB. From the Sewer Authority Mid-Coastside (SAM) public agency.

Maintenance Mechanic I  

$36.21 – $43.24 Hourly   

$2,897 – $3,459 Biweekly 

Maintenance Mechanic I – is the entry-level classification in the Maintenance Mechanic series.  Employees in the classification receive on-the-job training and experience in the maintenance of a  wastewater system. As experience and proficiency are gained, assignments will become more varied  and difficult and supervision become more general rather than direct.  


CCWD Breaks Ground in 2 Months to Replace Water Pipes in the Grandview Neighborhood and Hwy 1 Crossing Before City Begins North Gateway Project

VIDEO. From the Coastside County Water District (CCWD) Director’s meeting on Tuesday, June 14th, 2022 by Zoom.

CCWD Superintendent of Operations, James Derbin, presents.


HMB History Association’s Coastside Chronicles ~ Frank P. Brophy and the Princeton-by-the-Sea Beach Resort

ARTICLE. Half Moon Bay History Association’s Coastside Chronicles ~ “Frank P. Brophy and the Princeton-by-the-Sea Beach Resort” by Marc Strohlein.


Register Now for Coastside Hope’s 2022 Fall Backpack and School Supplies Giveaway

Holy Family Church, HMB Library, and other community organizations will be hosting the annual backpack giveaway.


Other Top Stories

video. Track Covid on the Coast ~ Verily Life Sciences (Google) Offers On-Line Timely Detection Wastewater SCAN Dashboard
video. HMBHS’s Rookie Robotics Team “Pumpkin Bots!” Raise $16k in Days to Go to Robotics World Championship 2022 in Houston
video. WATCH the Presentation! How About Building a Gondola From Half Moon Bay Over Hwy 92 to San Mateo?
video. Want a New Public Pool? Council Member Penrose Suggests a Ballot Measure on a Property Tax to Fund Design, Construction AND Maintain a Public Pool
video. City HMB 880 Stone Pine (Corp Yard) Housing Feasibility Study Challenged by 1860 Pilarcitos Dam
video. Could the U SAFE® Remote Controlled Lifesaving Buoy Help with Water Rescues on the Coastside?
video. Want Some Buzz on the Coastside? Lots of New Promotional Opportunities for 2022!
video. Roosevelt Ditch Collapses Access to Roosevelt Beach After Storm…Coastal Trail Next?
video. Could Ropeless Crabbing Technology Help Pillar Point Harbor Fisheries Crab While Avoiding Whale Entanglements?
video. MCC’s Dan Haggerty Asks, Again, Why Connect the Coastside Has Not Included Underpasses as a Possibility in CTC Final Draft
video. Want to Be a Coastside Beach Ambassador to Educate Visitors? Winter Sneaker Waves are Coming
video. Rush To Judgment… SAM Lawsuit Update
video. MCC Board Member Gregg Dieguez Digs Into SAM Inter-tie Pipe History to Explain HMB Law Suit
video. Coastal Butterfly Avoids Death and Major Injury During Surfer’s Beach Bizarre Attack by Redwood City Man
video. CalFire Presents Wildfire Awareness Webinar: Defensible Space & Home Hardening
video. Stanford Medicine Presents The Science of Herd Immunity Versus Reaching an Endemic State (like the Flu)
link. The Long and Winding Road of HMGrow in Frenchman’s Creek
link. MCC’s Dan Haggerty Mentions “Sandsavers” as a Simple Solution to Miramar and Mirada Erosion
essay Why Are Microgrids With Smaller Wastewater Treatment Plants Essential for Sustainable Community Survival?
video Sheriff Candidate Mark Melville Would Release the AXON Video of the Harmon Shooting ~ Would You?
video A Brief History of the JPA Collection Contract Between Sewer Authority, HMB, GCSD and MSWD
video More Than 50 People Attend MSWD Zoom Meeting on New Rates and Charges
podcast Live to Die ~ First Responsibility – Have You Planned for Your Death?
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?

Great Local Coastal Content Every Week. 
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NEW. Sat. June 18th, 2022 @ 7:30am - 9:30am
“Cars and Coffee” Coming to Pillar Point Harbor Parking Lot this Saturday Morning


Join us on Saturday, June 18th from 7:30-9:30am for some beautiful scenery, a wide variety of cars, and restaurants to explore at Pillar Point Harbor in Half Moon Bay.


NEW. Sat. June 25th - Sun. June 26th, 2022
Come Visit the HAM Radio Operators from the Half Moon Bay ARES Group as they Set Up Field Day at Venice Beach to Talk to the World!


The weekend of June 25th/26th, 2022 Half Moon Bay ARES Group will have ham radio Field Day at Venice Beach from 11am Saturday to 11am Sunday. They will be operating under emergency  conditions and encourage you to stop by, maybe get a microphone in your hand and speak on ham  radio. It’s possible there will be remote broadcasts from KHMB.  


NEW. Sat. July 2nd, 2022 @ 2:00pm - 8:00pm
FREE 2022 Coastside Ramp Jam at the El Granada Mini Ramp ~ Live Music, Raffle, Skate Jam, Food, Local Vendors

Join us on July 2nd in El Granada, CA for some great live music, delicious food, skating, and beach vibes.
There will be a raffle with tons of prizes from your favorite coastal businesses and all proceeds go to ALAS youth programs.


NEW. Sat. July 2nd, 2022 @ 11:00am - 3:00pm
Lovey’s Tea Shoppe Hosts “Handmade Pacifica” Pop Up on Independence Day Weekend


Lovey’s Tea Shoppe and Handmade Pacifica are collaborating to create Pop Ups featuring local artists and makers.
Come by for Tea, Scones and for beautiful handmade work.


NEW. June 17th to July 3rd, 2022
Coastal Rep Presents ~ Tony Kushner’s Angels in America, Part One: Millennium Approaches


America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell.

This play composes an epic drama that has deservedly earned awards for its portrayal of contemporary America–its mixture of brutal reality and miraculous fantasy, its tragedy and comedy, its meannesses and compassions. Angels and real historical figures, fictional characters and ghosts, all appear on stage together and challenge our conventional concepts of what is real.



Sun. September 25th, 2022 @ 9:00am - 5:00pm
Join Cabrillo Education Foundation (CEF) for their 4th Annual 2022 Coastside Cornhole Tournament Fundraiser


We are getting ready for the 4th Annual Coastside Cornhole Tournament on Sunday, Sept 25th. Registration opens June 1st, 2022.


Mon. June 6th - Wed. July 6th, 2022

Quarry Park Potential Trail Closures Due to Fuel Reduction Project Beginning June 6th for 30 Days

Beginning the week of June 6, San Mateo County Parks and the San Mateo Resource Conservation District will increase wildfire resiliency of Quarry Park and neighboring communities by treating up to 100 acres of dense fire fuels, including shrubs, small diameter trees, and hazardous trees, and creating a network of shaded fuel breaks along park fire roads and multi-use trails within the park.

This work is expected to last approximately 30 days.



Sat. June 18th, 2022 @ 10:00am - 3:00pm

Friends of the Half Moon Bay Library Hosts June 2022 Sidewalk Book Sale at the Half Moon Bay Library

Friends of the Half Moon Bay Library are holding a Sidewalk Book Sale on June 18 from 10-3.

Come by the library and see what we have to offer!



Sat. June 18th, 2022 @ 7:30pm - 10:00pm

Enjoy the Voices of the M’Earthtones at the Half Moon Bay Odd Fellows Hall

Come to Odd Fellows Hall and enjoy more than a dozen voices in “M’Earathy” Harmony! Repertoire ranges from Madrigals through World/Folk traditions to Beach Boys and Beyond.



Sun. June 19th, 2022 @ 4:30pm - 7:00pm

Bach Dancing and Dynamite Society Presents the Grammy Award-Winning Kenny Garrett Sextet

With his illustrious career that includes hallmark stints with Miles Davis, Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers, Donald Byrd, Freddie Hubbard, Woody Shaw and the Duke Ellington Orchestra, as well as a heralded career as a solo artist that began more than 30 years ago, Kenny Garrett is easily recognized as one of modern jazz’s brightest and most influential living masters.



Sat. June 25th, 2022 @ 10:00am - 11:00am

Coastside Land Trust Free Webinar with Alvaro Jaramillo ~ Introduction to Fog Belt Birding; From Ocean to Redwoods

Join us for a free community webinar, in which Alvaro Jaramillo, International bird guide, returns to the Coastside Land Trust community webinar series by popular demand.



Sun. June 26th, 2022 @ 4:30pm - 7:00pm

Bach Dancing and Dynamite Society Presents Jazz Vocalist Tierney Sutton’s Grammy Nominated “Paris Sessions”

Vocalist Tierney Sutton returns this summer with phenomenal Tamir Hendelman on piano and Serge Merlaud on guitar playing songs from Sutton’s Grammy-nominated Paris Sessions album.



Thurs. June 30th, 2022

Calling All Canines for the Rockaway Ricky Memorial “Dog Days of Pacifica 2023” Calendar Contest

Calling All Canines/Dog Lovers!🐕‍🦺❤️
Enter the Dog Days of Pacifica 2023 calendar contest!
Your 4-legged canine could possibly be next year’s Calendar model.
All proceeds from this calendar and the Rockaway Ricky Memorial Fund go directly back to the community to help those in need with their pets.🐾

Deadline to enter is June 30th, 2022



Fri. July 1st, 2022 @ 12:00pm - 5:00pm

You’re Invited! Senior Coastsiders Celebrates 45 Years of Successful Aging with BBQ and Live Music

NEWSLETTER. June 2022, from Senior Coastsiders’ “The Beacon“.

Help us celebrate 45 years of successful aging with a community BBQ, live music, raffles and laughs! Staff, volunteers, participants, and the community at large are invited to help us celebrate!


Sat. July 2nd, 2022 @ 9:00pm - 11:30pm

Beach Break Entertainment Brings You Drive-In Movie Night at Linda Mar Shopping: SpiderMan – No Way Home (2021)

Presented By Lommori Stahl Group

With Spider-Man’s identity now revealed, Peter asks Doctor Strange for help. When a spell goes wrong, dangerous foes from other worlds start to appear, forcing Peter to discover what it truly means to be Spider-Man.

Our drive-in is a unique opportunity on the coast.


Sat. July 23rd, 2022 @ 9:00am - 5:00pm

2022 FARM + FISH + FLOWERS! Tour The Bounty of the Half Moon Bay Coastside

Farm + Fish + Flowers offers the general public a once-a-year opportunity to visit the Half Moon Bay Coastside’s nurseries/greenhouses, historic sites, farms, and even a working harbor. Many of these businesses are not ordinarily open to the public except during Farm + Fish + Flowers when they invite visitors for a behind the scenes tour of their facilities and operations.


Sat. July 23rd, 2022 @ 9:00am - 3:00pm

Women of the Moose (Pacifica Lodge) Host the 4th Annual July Jamboree ~ All Cars, Trucks, Bikes Welcome

Registration Deadline Friday, July 1st, 2022.

Food, music, raffles.



July, 2022 @ 10:00am - 2:00pm

Coastside Leadership Academy’s Girls (14-17) Summer Seminar in Moss Beach

July 11th-15th from 10:00-2:00
July 18th-22nd 10:00-2:00
July 25th-29th 10:00-2:00 (if enough interest)

Join us for a week long leadership summer seminar for girls 14-17!

During the week leaders will engage in leadership development activities, movement, hiking, journaling, and mindful play.



Sat. June 4th-26th, 2022 @ 1:00pm to 5:00pm

Pacifica’s Sanchez Art Center Hosts “Intensity of Silence” by Gale Antokal in the Main Gallery


Gale Antokal at Sanchez Art Center Plus Two Additional Shows, June 3 – 26, 2022

Sanchez Art Center approaches the middle of the year with three new exhibitions, featuring Intensity of Silence by artist Gale Antokal; plus 5 Wishes, encouraging positive dialogue about death and dying; and, Tell Me a Story, a group show by Art Guild of Pacifica.



Mon. June 20th, 2022 @ 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Summer Solstice Ceremony ~ Native Flute Meditation and Drum Journey with Sonja Jason


The powerful solar energy at Summer Solstice fires up our passions, fuels our growth, and awakens awareness of the joyful abundance of life.

Gather in sacred circle on the longest day of the year to sing and celebrate our life-giving Sun as our ancient ancestors did for millennia.

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



Sat. June 25th, 2022 @ 8:00am - 9:00pm

Sea Hugger’s 1st Sand and Sea Festival ~ A Fundraiser for Sea Hugger’s Ocean Protection Programs



Sat. June 18th, 2022 @ 7:00pm - 11:00pm

Mildred Owen Concert Hall Presents ~ FeatPrints – The All-Star Tribute to Little Feat

Throughout the 70’s and into the 80’s, 90’s and into the new millennium, Little Feat pushed the envelope of accepted styles blending rocks, blues, cajun, country and fusion into a tasty gumbo. Their hits like “Dixie Chicken”, “Willin”, “Oh Atlanta” and “Let It Roll” just begin to scratch the surface on what they could do live. The legions of grassroots loyal fans that still follow them to this day are a testimony to their legacy.



Sat. June 18th, 2022 @ 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Fancy Pants Costume and CoastPride Hosts “Cool World” a Celebration of 80s Music and LGBTQ Visibility

Hey friends, get your tickets now.

The event Christopher Childers is helping to create with a show, dancing, bars, food trucks and Michael Lee, the same DJ as last year, flying in from Las Vegas.

Like last years event, this year will sell out too!



Sat. June 19th, 2022 @ 8:00am - 11:00am

Coastside Fire Station #41 (E.G.) GRAND Opening and Volunteer Fire Department Father’s Day Pancake Fundraiser

Come join the Coastside Fire Station #41 Grand Opening and the Half Moon Bay Volunteer Fire Department Father’s Day Pancake Fundraiser Breakfast.

  • Fire Engine Tours
  • Silent Auction
  • Meet Your Local Fire Fighters


Mon. July 4th, 2022 @ 11:00am - 4:00pm

FREE! Half Moon Bay’s Ol’ Fashioned 4th of July 2022 Celebration Parade and Block Party with Music, Food, Drink, Kids Stuff

Parade starts at 12 noon and lasts approximately 90 minutes. Let the good times roll!

This year marking it’s 51st rendition, Half Moon Bay’s beloved Ol’ Fashioned 4th of July Parade & Block Party takes over Main Street, transforming the charming downtown into a festive Red, White and Blue celebration.



Sat. Aug. 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th, 2022 @ 4:00pm - 6:00pm

City Half Moon Bay Hosts 4 Live Music Concerts at Mac Dutra Park Saturdays in August

We are excited to announce this year’s awesome lineup for Concerts in the Park!
Join us every Saturday this August as live music fills the streets of downtown Half Moon Bay.



Sat. September 24th, 2022 @ 12:00pm - 7:00pm

City of HMB Presents the 2022 Summers End Music Festival Playing in Downtown Half Moon Bay

Stay tuned for the musical lineup for the Summers End Music Festival…



EVERY 2nd Sat @ 1:00pm - 3:00pm at Dunes
EVERY 4th Sat. @ 10:00am - Noon at Surfer's

Sea Hugger’s Dunes and Surfer’s Beach Cleanups ~ Do Good, Feel Good on the Beach 2nd/4th Saturdays

Meet us at the stairs to Surfer’s Beach in El Granada, CA
The second Saturday of the month from 1:00pm to 3:00pm.


Join us at Dunes Beach
The fourth Saturday of the month from 10:00am to noon.
Meet at the South end of the parking lot and download your parking pass.



Sat. 5/21, 6/18, 7/16, 8/20, 9/17, 2022 @ 11:00am - 3:00pm

Free History Tours of James Johnston’s “White House” of Half Moon Bay

The James Johnston House sits on a hill overlooking the Pacific Ocean, east of Route One, just south of the city of Half Moon Bay. Isolated, its silhouette is a remarkable sight against the rolling hillsides golden brown until the winter rains turns them green. The classic New England saltbox (two stories in front, one in back) was built by ’49er pioneer James Johnston between 1853-1855, for his Californiano bride, Petra Maria de Jara.



Sat./Sun. Sept. 24/25th, 2022, 10:00am - 6:00pm

It’s Back!! Pacifica’s 35th Annual Pacific Coast Fog Fest Returns In 2022

Pacifica, California –It has been two long years since Pacifica has celebrated the Pacific Coast Fog Fest. The 2022 Fog Fest will bring tons of fun for the two-day event, reuniting family and friends for this annual tradition.



DIY Ride 7/8-24; Reception 7/30

Abundant Grace Fundraiser ~ 3rd Annual 2022 Tunitas Creek Rd. Bike Hut Classic DIY Ride 7/8-24; Reception 7/30


Silicon Valley Open Studios is one of the San Francisco Bay Area’s largest and most popular fine art shows. Featuring a spectacular range of artwork from hundreds of local artists, SVOS attracts appreciative art lovers from all over who enjoy visiting the artists in their creative studios and galleries.



Mon. Wed. Fri. 2022 @ 9:00am to 5:00pm

San Mateo County Continues Covid Testing Mon, Wed & Fri at Ted Adcock in HMB

Notice: As of January 14, 2022 Appointments at ALL TEST SITES are STRONGLY encouraged as there is no guarantee you will be seen without one.

Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays: 

  • Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, closed for lunch from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
  • Located Inside the Ted Adcock Community Center – 535 Kelly Avenue, Half Moon Bay


NEW. Fri. June 17th, 2022 @ 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Barterra Winery Friday Nights Wine and Live Music Downtown Half Moon Bay

Come enjoy a tasting flight or a glass of your favorite wine and listen to Mike McCall and his fabulous Spanish guitar.


Mon. October 10th, 2022 @ 7:00am - 11:00am

Half Moon Bay’s 2022 Pumpkin Weigh-Off, “World Heavyweight Championship of Gargantuan Gourds” (49th Annual)

Bring it on burly, beefy, bodacious behemoths! The excitement is building in Pumpkintown as the World’s Greatest Gourd Growers and their titanic, mind-blowing, Volkswagen-sized orange orbs hope to squash the world record on Monday, October 10 at the 49th Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off –– the “Super Bowl of Weigh-Offs” –– in the World Pumpkin Capital of Half Moon Bay, California and this year organizers, in association with title sponsor Safeway, are upping the ante big time to celebrate the world’s greatest gourd growers.



Sat. October 15th, 2022 @ 7:00am - 5:00pm

Half Moon Bay’s 2022 Pumpkin Weigh-Off, “World Heavyweight Championship of Gargantuan Gourds” (49th Annual)

The World Pumpkin Capital of Half Moon Bay celebrates its bountiful fall harvest and autumn splendor at the Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival and this year marks our spectacular 50th Anniversary Celebration!



EVERY Thurs. 2022 @ 7:00pm to 10:00pm

Cameron’s Pub Presents Auri’s Open Mic Every Thursday Evening Starting at 7:00pm

Cameron’s Pub presents Auri’s Open Mic every Thursday evening, starting at 7:00 PM and usually ending around 11:00.

Hosted by Ken Voorheis, our weekly event is one of the longest-running public Open Mic venues in the Bay Area, showcasing everything from local singer/songwriters to drummers, harpists, instrumental musicians, and even the occasional stand-up comedian.



EVERY First Thursdays, 2022 @ 3:00pm to 7:00pm
Half Moon Bay’s 2022 Make it Main Street First Thursdays ~ Music, Speaker’s Space, Movies and Makers Marketplace


On the 1st Thursday of every month beginning in April, Make It Main Street presents surprising and entertaining experiences on five blocks of Main Street, and throughout Downtown Half Moon Bay.



Sat. August 6th, 2022 @ 9:00am to 5:00pm

REGISTRATION OPEN for Taste TV’s 2022 World Dog Surfing Championships ~ Contest Day August 6th


TasteTV is happy to announce that the Annual World Dog Surfing Championships (SM) will take place on August 6th, 2022, in Pacifica on the Northern California coast, outside of San Francisco.
Saturday August 6, 2022
Time: 9am – 12:30 pm PST
Linda Mar Beach
Pacifica, CA



EVERY Saturday @ 10:00am to 2:00pm

Coastside Pediatric (ages 5-11) FREE Vaccine Clinic Saturdays 10:00pm to 2:00pm at Coastside Clinic at Shoreline Station HMB

Starting March 6th, special clinic days for pediatric vaccines (for ages 5-11) are available.

Saturdays, 10-2 p.m. – Coastside Clinic – San Mateo Medical Center
225 South Cabrillo Hwy, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019.


EVERY Fri., Sat., Sun. @ 8:00am to 4:00pm

City of Half Moon Bay’s Beverage Container Recycling Center at Strawflower: 8am – 4pm (closed 12pm – 1pm)

Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 8am – 4pm (closed 12pm – 1pm). *Hours subject to change

Additional notes: California driver’s license or vehicle license number is required for transactions where the total redemption amount exceeds $100.

Address:  Strawflower Shopping Center at 60 Cabrillo Hwy N, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019 (behind CVS, by Burger King).



Every Wednesday, 2022 @ 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Coastside Hope Sponsors FREE Citizenship Classes Every Wednesday Evenings at Cunha Middle School

Free Citizenship class offered by Coastside Hope in partnership with La Costa Adult School and Cabrillo Unified School District.

And in Spanish.



Every Sat./Sun. in 2021 at 12:00pm to 2:00pm

HMB Coastside History Jail Museum is Closed Again…

The Coastside History Museum in the Jail at 505 Johnston St has reopened  Saturday and Sunday with limited hours (usually 12-2).  Masks are optional for fully vaccinated visitors, otherwise masks are required. As part of Make It Main Street, it will be open from 3 to 7 p.m. on the first Thursday of every month.


First Thursdays, 2021, 3:00pm to 8:00pm
Local Happiest Happy Hour First Thursdays Hosted by the Jetty Wave Distillery, Swell Lounge and Gibralter Gems

The first Thursday of every month The Jetty Wave be open and offering 20% off food and drinks for locals from 3 to 8 PM.

First Thursday of the Month from 3:00 to 8:00 PM 

Thursday’s food offering will be from the one and only  “Chef Jose Luis @gilbraltargems”.

Jettywave & Swell lounge area also welcomes you to bring food from any one of our wonderful local venues (Mezzaluna, OPL, or bring that fun picnic basket from home filled with goodies).

We encourage you to lounge with your own choices of food while enjoying our fresh pressed juices, cocktails, beer/wine and many other wonderful selections.


OPEN Sat., April 2nd 2022 ~ Open Every Saturday 9:00am to 1:00pm
Half Moon Bay Coastside Farmers Market Is Open Every Saturday

What We Do.


We are a farmer-directed Certified Market designed to link Coastside residents with their neighbors — the Coastside farmers, ranchers, fishermen and culinary artisans that produce some of the most beautiful, nutritious and creative food in the world.

HMB Saturdays 9:00am to 1:00pm ~ Open now
Pacifica Wednesdays 2:00pm to 6:00pm ~ Opens April 21st, 2021


OPEN Wed., April 6th 2022 ~ Open Every Wednesday 2:00pm to 6:00pm
Pacific Coastside Farmers Market Is Open Every Wednesday

What We Do.


We are a farmer-directed Certified Market designed to link Coastside residents with their neighbors — the Coastside farmers, ranchers, fishermen and culinary artisans that produce some of the most beautiful, nutritious and creative food in the world.

HMB Saturdays 9:00am to 1:00pm ~ Open now
Pacifica Wednesdays 2:00pm to 6:00pm ~ Opens April 21st, 2021


Every Day in 2021 from 10:00am to 5:00pm 
Treat Yourself to a Day of Beauty at Filoli Gardens and Historic Museum. Register Online.

Filoli, also known as the Bourn-Roth Estate, is a country house set in 16 acres of formal gardens surrounded by a 654-acre estate, located in Woodside, California, about 25 miles south of San Francisco, at the southern end of Crystal Springs Reservoir, on the eastern slope of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Wikipedia



CLICK for All the LIVE Music from Pacifica to Pescadero: Wed. 6/15/2022 to Wed. 6/22/2022

Coastside Agency Meetings are (Mostly) 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 

The Bicycle/Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) ~ 1st Thurs. odd-numbered months @ 6:30pm 

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

Granada Community Services District (GCSD) ~ 3rd Thurs. only @ 7:30pm

Granada Community Services District Parks and Recs  ~ 4 Mondays per year at 7:00pm

Montara Water & Sanitary District (MWSD) ~ 1st / 3rd Thurs. @ 7:30pm (second meeting sometimes cancelled, so call ahead) 

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

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

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

San Mateo County Harbor District ~ 3rd Wed. only @ 1:00pm 

Cabrillo Unified School District (CUSD) ~ 2nd Thurs. only @ 7:00pm

San Mateo County Supervisors ~ 1st and 3rd Tues. @ 9:00am

San Mateo County Agricultural Advisory Committee (AAC) _ 2nd Mon. only @ 7:00pm

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HIP Housing


Human Investment Project Housing (HIP Housing) is a non-profit organization based in San Mateo, CA that has specialized in affordable and creative housing solutions in San Mateo County since 1972. Each year, HIP Housing helps 1,400 people find housing or keep their homes through our Home Sharing and Self Sufficiency Programs as well as through housing units we own and manage.

  • 800 S. Claremont St. #210
    San Mateo, 94402
    United States of America


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


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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.

Bedtime Stories 2-Hour Mix ~ Michelle Dragony Reads

Bedtime Stories 2017 Mix ~ 1 Hour of Stories ~ Listen In!

Bedtime Stories 2016 Podcast Mix ~ 1 Hour of Stories

Bedtime Stories ~ A Sick Day for Amos McGee

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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