February 20th, 2020


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April 4th, 2020 @ 8:00am-5:00pm

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

ARTICLE / LINKS. In a HAM CRAM teachers lead you through a study of the questions and answers to the FCC’s HAM Test.   The session is immediately followed by a test session. They enjoy over a 90% pass rate with their program. The FCC controls the airwaves and they just want to make sure you follow a few simple rules, before you turn your radio on.  Once you pass, we will help you program and use your new HAM Radio.

Don’t hesitate to contact HMB HAM Radio Club’s Lee Copeland, if you have questions.

Check the web site for session info and registration.

February 24th, 2020 @ 1:00-2:30pm @ HMB Library
Are You a Hipster? Have a Spare Room? Earn Some Money?

VIDEO. Many older people struggle with fixed incomes.

Many younger people struggle with minimum wage incomes.

HIP Housing will help older people earn rent, and have someone younger, or older, to help out around the house.


HIP Housing does the interviewing for you.

It is a FREE county service.


February 29th, 2020 @ 7:30pm @ HMB Brewery
Brews and Views: Coastside Prep For the Next Big Fire Or Emergency

We welcome David Cosgrave, Battalion Chief of Coastside Fire Protection District, and members of Coastside CERT to discuss the Coastside preparedness in the event of a fire, and how the community can come together to protect ourselves, our property and our community at the Half Moon Bay Brewery.

April 17th, 2020 @ 6:00-8:00pm
PAELLA! 6th Annual Sonrisas Dental Health Fundraiser at the HMB Library

Please join us for Sonrisas Dental Health’s Sixth Annual Cooking for a Cause Paella Demonstration and Benefit Dinner!

This annual fun-filled evening of giving includes front-and-center cooking demonstrations for three classic varieties of Spanish-style paella (chicken, vegetable, fish), a delicious dinner, live music, and a no-host bar. We will feature an exciting silent auction and live Fund-a-Future.

Proceeds from event ticket and drink ticket sales will benefit Sonrisas Dental Health’s critical mission to provide access to affordable dental care and education to low-income residents of San Mateo County and the Half Moon Bay Schools.

Together, we will bring smiles to more neighbors throughout our community! We hope to see you there.


February 22nd, 2020 @ 7:00-10:00pm
Crab & Tapas Party at Seville in Princeton Harbor


February 23rd, 2020 @ 8:00pm
Metalachi: The World’s First and Only Heavy Metal Mariachi Band



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

At a Death Café, people – often strangers – gather to drink tea, enjoy snacks, and discuss death. Death Café offers everyone a chance to share ideas, opinions, and questions about death in a supportive and safe environment…with tea and snacks. There is no agenda. This is a discussion group, not a grief support or counseling session.

Parking: there is parking available behind Coastside Adult Day Health Center and on the street.

Participation is free, but registration is required.For questions, please contact Susan Barber at 650.532.2396.


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

At a Death Café, people – often strangers – gather to drink tea, enjoy snacks, and discuss death. Death Café offers everyone a chance to share ideas, opinions, and questions about death in a supportive and safe environment…with tea and snacks. There is no agenda. This is a discussion group, not a grief support or counseling session.

Parking: there is parking available behind Coastside Adult Day Health Center and on the street.

Participation is free, but registration is required.For questions, please contact Susan Barber at 650.532.2396.


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Other Buzz Calendar Events

The Horse Boy – A Documentary; An Autistic Quest in Outer Mongolia 2/29

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

SAY YES! to a Prom Dress Collection Drive and Giveaway at the NEW FIT Studios 2/29

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

FREE 5th Annual Jetty Classic Surf Contest 5th Annual in Half Moon Bay 2/29

HMBHS Black & Orange Ball Athletic Fundraiser ~ Go Cougars! 3/7


Coastside Agency Meetings

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

HMB Planning ~ 2nd /4th Tues. @ 7:00pm  
(cancelled 2/25/20)

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

Sewer Authority Mid-Coastide (SAM) ~ 2nd / 4th Mon. @ 7:00pm  (cancelled 2/24/20)

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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Coastside CERT Spring Training. Couple Spaces Open

Email us at to sign up.

Option 1: Wednesday + Saturdays

Day 1 Wednesday, March 4 6-9pm

Day 2 Saturday, March 7 8am-5pm

Day 3 Saturday, March 14 9am-5pm


Option 2: Wednesday + Sundays

Day 1 Wednesday, March 4 6-9pm

Day 2 Sunday, March 8 8am-5pm

Day 3 Sunday, March 15 9am-5pm

Location: Coastside Fire House 40, 1191 Main St, Half Moon Bay.

880 Stone Pine? City HMB Negotiates with POST for 21 Acres


Tuesday, 2/18/2020 6:00pm 



Property: 880 Stone Pine Road (APN 056-260-180)

City Negotiators: Matthew Chidester (Deputy City Manager), John Doughty (Public Works Director), and Catherine Engberg (City Attorney)

Negotiating Parties: Daniel Olstein, Peninsula Open Space Trust Under negotiation: Price and terms of potential acquisition.

CCWD Lost Biggest Customer When Bay City Closed. What Does That Mean?

VIDEO. New General Manager, Mary Rogren, reviews 2020-2021 Operations Budget with the Coastside County Water District (CCWD) Board at the 2/11/2020 meeting.

Bay City Flower parcel has new tenant. 2020-2021 CCWD has planned  for a 50% reduction from this parcel. CCWD used 606 million gallons per year as of end 2019. Next year, if there is a 50% reduction for water usage for the Bay City parcel. Water usage could drop to 590 million gallons in 2021.

Reduction in usage = Reduction in revenue for CCWD.

Rising Groundwater Will Be a Problem Before Sea Level Rise

VIDEO. Sewer Authority Mid-Coast (SAM) Director and City Councilwoman, Debbie Ruddock, reports back about the California State Assembly Select Committee on Sea Level Rise and the California Economy.

The panel discussion was held in Foster City 2/7/2020. Among others, Professor Kristina Hill, from UC Berkley, presented.

Rising Ground Water Will Be a Problem Before Sea Level Rise.

This was the second in a series of 3 meetings, one in Encinitas, Foster City and another one coming in April.

The meetings are designed to generate information that will be bundled into a large portfolio of legislation designed to deal with sea level rise. Plus there will be Climate Resiliency Bonds earmarked to the tune of $5-10 billion.

Bottom line is that the $5-10 billion that has been earmarked to deal with sea level rise needs to be distributed right away to get utilities above the rising ground water.


InPerspective: The Cost of Connect The Coastside


I didn’t agree with Ronald Reagan on many things, but he had a great line: 

“I’m from the Government and I’m here to help.” … and that line – and the fear it inspires – is relevant again today. 

San Mateo County has proposed a $150 million Comprehensive Transportation Management Plan (CTMP) called Connect The Coastside. Why? Because coastal population growth has, and threatens to, worsen our traffic – to a level three times as slow as our “open road” speeds now – even AFTER spending all this money. 

And are we to be the ones paying? Well, let’s divide the answer into pieces..... 


Roundabouts? 16th, Cypress, California…..Moss Beach, Montara and HWY 92/35?

MAPS and LINKS. In 2015, during the public meeting process (scroll down for p2015 crosswalk designs), the public said “NO Traffic Lights”.  What do you think of roundabouts?

Other Stories

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?

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Half Moon Bay Coastside Tours

Our mission is to share our passion with our clients by creating tailored itineraries led by knowledgeable and personable tour guides.  

We're Ginger Minoletti and Mary Corcoran, co-owners of Half Moon Bay Coastside Tours and long-time Half Moon Bay residents and travel professionals. We think the San Mateo coastside is one of the best places to visit near San Francisco and Silicon Valley, and we’re dedicated to planning a memorable vacation or event for you.

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Bedtime Stories ~ Where the The Wild Things Are

PODCAST.  Read by Michelle Dragony.  Where the Wild Things Are is a 1963 children’s picture book by American writer and illustrator Maurice Sendak, originally published by Harper & Row. The book has been adapted into other media several times, including an animated short in 1974 (with an updated version in 1988); a 1980 opera; and a live-action 2009 feature-film adaptation, directed by Spike Jonze. The book had sold over 19 million copies worldwide as of 2009, with 10 million of those being in the United States.[2]

Sendak won the annual Caldecott Medal from the children’s librarians in 1964, recognizing Wild Things as the previous year’s “most distinguished American picture book for children”.[3] It was voted the number one picture book in a 2012 survey of School Library Journal readers, not for the first time. ~ Wikipedia

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

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