April 2nd, 2020



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OPENS! Sat. April 2nd, 2020 @ 9:00am-1:00pm
Half Moon Bay Coastside Farmers Market Opens With Single Entry, Single Exit

  • No One will be allowed into the market area before 9 AM, and/or all required sanitation protocols are in place. 
  • The first 45 minutes of the market day are reserved for Seniors.
  • Help Us! Keep six feet distance between you and fellow shoppers. We need everyone to be observant and respectful of this basic requirement.
  • Do not handle anything you do not intend to buy. If you touch it, you must buy it.

DEADLINE Mon. April 30th, 2020 @ 5:00pm
Coast Pride Kids T-shirt Design Contest ~ Deadline 3/30, $100 Prize, Fame!

Register Today! 

  • Contest starts March 16. Entries must be submitted by 5 pm on March 30.
  • Open to young people ages 10-18, who live on the Coast between Pescadero and Pacifica.
  • Two winners will be chosen. Each winner will receive $100 and their design printed on a white tshirt.

CoastViews Music Weekly Entertainment Guide

More Live Music Coming Soon.....

Possible Future Buzz Calendar Events

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

DEADLINE Thur. April 9th, 2020 @ 5:00pm
Submit your Application for the 2020 NET Community Academy TODAY!

Coastside Agency Meetings GOING REMOTE!

Stay Tuned.

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 

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 @ 6:30pm

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

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My Census Experience Was Super Easy! Have You Done It Yet?


  1. How many people were living or staying in this house?

  2. Were there any additional people?

  3. Is this house, apartment, or mobile home

  4. What is your telephone number?

  5. What is Person 1’s name?

  6. What is Person 1’s sex?

  7. What is Person 1’s age and what is Person 1’s date of birth?

  8. Is Person 1 of Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish origin?

  9. What is Person 1’s race?

  10. Print name of Person

  11. Does this person usually live or stay somewhere else? 

  12. How is this person related to Person 1?


Interested in Scheduling Virtual Public Meeting Training for Your Agency?

This is a recording of a Webinar for Virtual Public Meeting Protocols developed by RGS for California-based cities, counties and special districts. For questions or additional information and/or support for your agency, please contact Kendall Flint (650) 587-7310 or via email at Materials referenced in the webinar are provided below.


Covid 19 Baseline Testing in San Mateo Sponsored by Verily

Baseline COVID-19 testing program by Verily

Who is Verily? (Google)

In support of California’s community-based testing program

Currently offering testing for COVID-19 in California:

  • San Jose (Santa Clara county)
  • San Mateo (San Mateo county)

  • Lake Elsinore (Riverside county)
  • Sacramento (Sacramento county)

Check back for updates. We are working to expand testing in every way that we can, and may expand to include other community testing programs.


Poplar Beach Action Plan For Enhanced Security and Enforcement

VIDEO. San Mateo County Sheriff and Director of Polices Services for Half Moon Bay, Captain Saul Lopez, presents.

Receive a report regarding the proposed “Action Plan” for enhanced security and enforcement at Poplar Beach Park (beach, parking lot and coastal trail) for Spring and Summer 2020; and consider community input and provide comment/direction as necessary.Polaris is coming!


InPerspective: Out of the Darkness… Light

Humor and Entertainment Spawned by a Pandemic…

Who was that Masked Man? That wasn’t the Lone Ranger, Batman, or Spider Man – it was I.  I was ahead of the curve in wearing first gloves, then a mask leftover from last year’s fires.  And I sure did look silly.  But this Pandemic has done a lot of things to make a lot of us look silly, so I thought I’d capture the Gallows Humor of the times.  Below you’ll find memes of note, a video on how to maintain social distance, and an anthem for the age, plus a little comedy.  Enjoy! ~ Gregg Dieguez, Montara


A Good Deeds In Hard Times ~ Odd Fellows Scholarship ~ A Sweet Story


ESSAY.   This good deed sprang from a visit on the coast between two old friends that met in 4th grade at Farallone View School in approximately 1962. One lives on the coast and is a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge of Half Moon Bay, the other lives in Kensington in Contra Costa county.

Letter From Half Moon Bay Mayor Adam Eisen 3/31/2020


LETTER.  Dear Half Moon Bay Community,
I thought this was a good time to check in with everyone, and let you know what’s been going on at the City. As you know, things are changing daily – and I hope everyone is staying safe and healthy. I truly appreciate the effort each of you is putting in to support one another, stay home, and keep each other safe.   >>> READ MORE


Public Water System COVID-19 Mitigation



This letter offers suggestions on ways to reduce the impact of COVID-19 on the OPERATION of public water utilities. This is not a public health letter but a procedural plan to maintain the continued reliability of safe water delivery during this pandemic. All recommendations based on data as of 17th of March 2020. 


“Covid Near You” ~ Crowdsourcing the COVID-19 Pandemic in Real Time


The Problem?

Confirmed cases and deaths from COVID-19 are steadily mounting, and testing for the disease is still limited in the United States. Healthcare professionals, researchers, scientists, public health experts, and government officials are still struggling to understand how many people are infected locally, statewide, and nationally.

To address this gap in knowledge, we’ve created COVID Near You.


HAM Radio Technician License Training ~ Remote Testing Starting Due to Covid 19

ARTICLE LINKS.  Attention Coastside Emergency Preppers! Got some time to learn something new and useful? #coronavirus

We need a minimum of 50-100 HAM radio operators, one in each neighborhood, 2 per 24 hours, to have effective communication with the EOC (Emergency Operations Center) in Half Moon Bay. Given people might be over the hill when a quake strikes, or hurt, we should have more than 25. The first couple of hours will be critical in determining scope of damage and triage of that damage for the first responders. That’s how important HAMs are on the Coastside.


“Flushable” Wipes Don’t Dissolve and Clog Sewer System ~ Trash ’em!


Sewer authorities statewide are battling “flushable” wipes.  Specifically, AB 1672 (2020 legislation) addresses Wet Wipe Labelling. Flushable wipes do NOT disintegrate like toilet paper does. Kimberly-Clark does not want this bill to pass. California represents 13% of the wipes industry; if this bill passes, it will set an example for the nation. KC does not want wipes reclassified as single use plastic.

Please do NOT flush wipes. They are not made only of paper, but often micro plastics as well.

It is a huge labor cost to SAM in the thousands of labor hours and a strain on the equipment.

Other Stories

article Coronavirus: The Hammer and the Dance What the Next 18 Months Can Look Like 
Sewer Rate Adjustments Coming to Pay for Old Infrastucture
video What Will Happen to Our Transient Occupancy Tax with the Covid 19 Virus?
link Do You Know the History of the Crystal Springs Watershed?
video Social Distancing: This is Not a Snow Day
video Please Don’t Flush “Flushable Wipes” ‘Cos It Clogs Sewer System
video Who Should Pay For Construction of SAM Wet Weather Storage Expansion Project?
own voice InPerspective: Driving In Circles?
video Census 2020 Participation is Critical for Funding Everything
video How Does China Sword Affect Allied Waste’s Diversion Rates?
video Census Assistance Outreach at the Farmers Market in HMB, Pescadero and Pacifica
links Roundabouts? 16th, Cypress, California…..Moss Beach, Montara and HWY 92/35?
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?
video Got Hearing Loss? Check Out ClearCaptions: See Every Conversation. It’s FREE.
video Harbor Village RV Park Plans Tabled Unanimously by SMCo Planning
video AB 1672 Will Redefine the Marketing of “Flushable” Wipes

Great Local Coastal Content Every Week. 
Do you have a story?

Do have fiction of non-fiction to share?  
Meet Larry Anderson.
Are you a business? 
Want to get your taxes done early?
Larry can help.

He can come to you, too.
(In Pacifica and SF. We also speak Japanese!)

2020 Summer Youth Sailing Camp at the Half Moon Bay Yacht Club

Learn to sail! This is a safe and fun way for youth ages 8-16 to learn how to sail in either an Optimist (Opti) or Laser. Both boats are extremely popular recreational dinghies that also feature prominently in competition. Most certainly STEM! (science, technology, engineering, and math).


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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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