January 28th , 2021



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Supervisor Horsley Talks Fire Reduction & Evacuation, Medio Bridge Repair and More

VIDEO. From Midcoast Community Council Retreat 1/23/2021.

LOTS of great answers to Coastside questions.

  • Fire Reduction & Evacuation and Zone Haven.
  • Medio Bridge Repair
  • RCD (Resource Conservation District) helping for fire reduction.
  • Cypress Point 70 units for affordable housing. LCP going to Coastal Commission, then EIR and improvements to connectivity.  Supervisor used to live in Moss Beach on Sierra when his kids were small, so he familiar with the area.
  • Big Wave Development History. They have a water permit and are digging. They just received their sewer permit from Granada Community Services District (GCSD)
  • Gray Whale Cove $2.5 million and CalTrans wants the County to Pay.
  • Brans new Resiliency District to manage sea level rise bay side and Coastside. Supervisor Horsley and Half Moon Bay Councilwoman, Debbie Ruddock and both on the board, in order to protect the 40 miles of our Coastside.
  • State of the County Finances post-Covid.



Speed and Consideration ~ MROSD Discussion on E-Bike Use on Their Trails

1. Options for the Analysis of Class 1 and 2 Electric Bicycle Use on Paved Trails and Class 1 Electric Bicycle Use on Unpaved Trails (R-21-13) 

Staff Contact: Matt Anderson, Chief Ranger and Manager for Visitor Services Department

General Manager’s Recommendation: Choose and/or amend one of three options on how the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District shall proceed with analyzing electric bicycle (e-bike) use on paved and unpaved trails:

1. Proceed with the current plan to complete a one-year Paved Pilot Program for paved trails at Ravenswood Open Space Preserve and Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve and County Park, and to develop a one-year Unpaved Pilot Program for class 1 e-bikes for future Board of Directors consideration in early 2022.

2. Reduce the scale of the Paved Pilot Program to release staff capacity for expediting a one-year Unpaved Pilot Program on District lands (expedites by six or more months).

3. Reduce the scale of the Paved Pilot Program to release staff capacity for partnering with a local agency to conduct intercept surveys and complete observation reports on trails that are a good proxy for District trails where e-bikes are already permitted. Present findings for Board consideration on next steps for e-bike use on District lands (depending on results, may expedite by close to one year).


Louis Castoria Heads to the Supreme Court to Protect Non-Profit Donor Privacy

PODCAST. In January 2021, Catherine Peery interviews coastal local attorney, Louis Castoria for KPDO Radio’s Coastside Conversations.

Let’s start with this:

“Today, the U.S. Supreme Court granted KDV’s petition to hear a free speech and assembly case brought by its client, the Thomas More Law Center, against the California Attorney General (the “A.G.”). The case arises from a demand by the A.G.’s office that all nonprofit charities that are active in the state turn over their list of significant donors. It is the first KDV case that will be heard by the high court.”   ~ Kaufman Dolowich Voluck (KDV)



Four Coastside Rooms Available Through HIP
Housing for $1,150 to $1,500

PRESS RELEASE.    For more than 40 years, HIP Housing has demonstrated its strong commitment to helping people in San Mateo County to live better, more independent lives. HIP Housing is uniquely knowledgeable about San Mateo County, and uses that expertise to further its affordable housing and human potential mission on behalf of families and individuals in need.


Wouldn’t It Be Nice To Walk Safely Along Hwy 1 From Montara to Martin’s Beach?


CalTrans Active Transportation Plan Survey; Walking and biking near and along State Routes.

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Your survey response will help Caltrans plan for biking and walking near you. Please click through the following screens to identify concerns that you believe need to be addressed to improve walking and biking on and along State Routes near you.

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State Stay At Home Order Lifted – Supervisor Canepa Looks Forward to Eating Out Again

PRESS RELEASE. From the San Mateo County Joint Information Center, Emergency Operations Center.

Jan. 25, 2021, Redwood City – California this morning lifted the “Regional Stay At Home Order” across the state – a welcome move for local businesses allowed to expand some indoor and outdoor operations.

Effective immediately, outdoor dining and personal services may resume with required modifications in San Mateo County. The County is not imposing additional local restrictions and remains in alignment with the State.



GCSD Grants San Mateo County $100,000 to Build the Quarry Park Pump Track

VIDEO. From the Granada Community Services District (GCSD) meeting on Thursday, 1/21/2021 at 7:30pm.

Consideration of Draft Finance Agreement with San Mateo County for the County Quarry Park Bike Pump Track.


HMB City Council Actions Summary 1/19/2021 ~ Grants, Parks/Planning Appointments…

PRESS RELEASE.  Council Actions – January 19, 2021

  • Memorandum of Understanding with the Friends of Half Moon Bay Parks and Recreation.
  • 2020 Grand Jury Report titled “Second Units: Adding New Housing in The Neighborhoods”.
  • National Demographics Corporation for assistance with the transition to district- based elections.
  • Townsend Public Affairs, Inc., to provide grant writing and advocacy services.
  • Appointments to the Planning Commission and Parks and Recreation Commission



Other Stories

essay Why Are Microgrids With Smaller Wastewater Treatment Plants Essential for Sustainable Community Survival?
press release State Labor Violation: Castillo Seed Co. Has Not Paid Workers On Time in Six Months
protest What Happens If SFPUC Watershed Keepers Lose Their Sheriff Powers and Have to Use 911 in a Fire?
video The Mystery of SAM’s BOD Spikes ~ Fertilizers? Frozen Fisheries? Breweries? Distilleries? Wineries? 
video The Balancing of Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD) at Sewer Authority Mid-Coastside (SAM)
video Sheriff Candidate Mark Melville Would Release the AXON Video of the Harmon Shooting ~ Would You?
video Hanging Fire: Eucalyptus Crown Fires and El Granada
video Supervisor Horsley Special Study Session on Fuel Load Reduction and Weed Eradication
video A Brief History of the JPA Collection Contract Between Sewer Authority, HMB, GCSD and MSWD
video  DA Wagstaff Answers Questions About Sandra Harmon Shooting at the City Council Special Meeting
video Why Did San Mateo Deny the Appeal to Allow the Historic 1868 Purissima Cemetery?
video San Mateo Sheriffs Get 136 Hours of Psychiatric Emergency Response Training (PERT)
video Charmin TP Commercial Frustrates the Sewer Authority Mid-Coast Board
video More Than 50 People Attend MSWD Zoom Meeting on New Rates and Charges
video. Should a 6,438 sq.ft. Residence in Miramar Go Through the CEQA Process?
video RCD’s First Flush Water Quality Program ~ Want to Volunteer?
invitation Want to Sample Water for Surfrider’s Blue Water Task Force (BWTF)?
podcast Live to Die ~ First Responsibility – Have You Planned for Your Death?
video Trash Wipes and Rags; Do NOT Flush. Cost For Repair?
article HAM Radio Technician License Training ~ Remote Testing Starting Due to Covid 19
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?
video AB 1672 Will Redefine the Marketing of “Flushable” Wipes

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NEW. Friday, Jan. 29th, 2021, 1:00pm - 3:00pm

What Happens When A Derelict Boat Sinks in Pillar Point Harbor?

Destruction of Abandoned Sinking 60’ Commercial Fishing Vessel (Moren).    Emergency Expenditure for the Disposal of an Abandoned Sinking Vessel Located at Pillar Point Harbor


Approve the General Manager’s decision to authorize an emergency expenditure to enter into an agreement with San Diego Boat Movers for an amount not to exceed $49,800, with a 10% contingency in the event there is a need for change orders due to unforeseen challenges and authorize the General Manager to issue change orders up to the contingency amount of $54,780 for the disposal of the abandoned, sinking 60’ commercial fishing vessel, Rachelle Nichole, in an environmentally safe and professional manner.


NEW. Wednesday, Feb. 3rd, 2021, 10:30pm - 12:00pm
CA Prop 19: What Does This Mean for Property Tax Transfers and Exemptions?

Presentation by Kathleen Pender, the Net Worth Columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle.

Newly passed Proposition 19 will have potentially severe financial consequences for children inheriting property from their parents. Approved by California voters in the November election, Prop. 19 marks a landmark change to Prop. 13, the 1978 law that aims to limit property taxes.



NEW. Wednesday, Feb. 3rd, 2021, 11:00pm - 12:00pm
CA Coastal Conservancy ~ Cutting Green Tape to Speed Up Fire Reduction

Please join us for a discussion on February 3, 2021  at 11:00 with Kellyx Nelson and Jim Robins about the Cutting Green Tape initiative and why it is needed to protect our natural resources.

Ms. Nelson and Mr. Robins are two of the lead authors of the Cutting Green Tape: Regulatory Efficiencies for a Resilient Environment report (November 2020) and will discuss the need for changes in our regulatory processes and present the recommendations in the report. Following the presentation, there will be time available for questions and discussion with the audience.


NEW. Wednesday, Feb. 3rd, 2021, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
City of Half Moon Bay Coastside Recovery Initiative – Open House by Zoom

The Coastside Recovery Initiative will be hosting an Open House event on Thursday, February 11 at 6:00 p.m. via Zoom Webinar. We invite the community to attend this inaugural event as we begin the process of recovery and building a more resilient economy. The event will feature our own Lenny Mendonca as a key speaker and interactive discussions among attendees.
Please click here to register.


REPEAT. Saturday, Jan. 30th, 2021, 10:00am - 4:00pm 
Sunari Lifestyle Outdoor Market at Moon Mother’s Nursery in Pillar Point Harbor

Featuring Yoga Streetwear, Boho Style Hat Collection, Vintage Kantha Quilts, Upcycled Totes and more….

Sunari Lifestyle is Popping Up Outdoor Market Style!

Come shop the line of Sunari Yoga Streetwear, Upcycled Canvas bags, Kantha Quilts and Boho Boutique Hats!

Featuring NEW Watering cans for decor or watering the garden and NEW linen aprons!


REPEAT. Deadline Tuesday, Feb. 2nd, 2021 @ 5:00pm 
Sanchez Art Center’s Call for Entry for the 2021 Left Coast Annual Juried Exhibition

Sanchez Art Center seeks artists (18 and older) from California, Washington, Oregon, Alaska and Hawaii for its 2021 Left Coast Annual Show, April 9–May 16, 2021.

Online entries only. Deadline for entries 2/2/2020

Enter at

Christine Koppes is the Curator and Director of Public Programs at San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art.



REPEAT. Deadline Friday, Feb 28th, 2021 @ 5:00pm 
Made on the Coast Is Looking to Give an Emerging Artist $1,500. Know an Artist?

What is the Emerging Artists Program?
The MoTC Emerging Artists Program (EAP) provides financial support to developing or established professionals by funding a project pivotal to the advancement of their careers as artists. Pivotal projects may happen at different stages of a career. Therefore, the EAP grants are not restricted to un-established artists. However, MotC does like to promote art that can be enjoyed by the community at large.



REPEAT. Daily 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



REPEAT. Every Monday 2021 @ 3:00pm - 6:00pm
COVID-19 Mouth Swab Testing Every Monday 3:00-6:00pm Sponsored By City of Half Moon Bay

The City of Half Moon Bay and County of San Mateo – Government have partnered to offer more COVID-19 testing on the Coastside.

Using Curative self-administered testing kits, you simply swab your own mouth and you’re done.

Testing will offer safe, outdoor walk-up access.

Tests are free, no insurance necessary, but if you have it, bring your information.

The testing will continue to be held every Monday from 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. at the Ted Adcock Community Center. Please register at



REPEAT.  Fridays, 2020 @ 9:00am to 10:00am
Coastal Windage ~ “The Talk of the Coast” Call-in LIVE Talk Show on KHMB

The Coastside’s only live, call-in talk radio show, Coastal Windage features Coastside issues, hot topics, and live comments from Coastsiders in real time.

Finally, the people of the Coastside have an opportunity to participate in their own community.

Co-hosts Reuben TruthMaker and Livvy Streetwise provide a curated and encouraging forum for discussion while regaling listeners with their informed, entertaining, and insightful takes on a full spectrum of topics.



REPEAT.  1st and 3rd Thursdays 6:00pm 
VIRTUAL GATHERING: Drop-in Support Group for Suicide Loss 

This *virtual* support group offers a safe, supportive place for those grieving the loss of loved one to suicide. Open to all members of the community free of charge.

Please contact facilitator Isabel Stenzel by email for more information.


More Live Music Coming Soon.....

CoastViews Music Weekly Entertainment Guide


Coastside Agency Meetings are 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 

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

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

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

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 @ 1:00pm

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

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Owner Mike Barbieri ~ Owner operated in business since 1993.

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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!


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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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