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Moss Beach SR-1 Congestion and Safety Improvements Study Funded by the County Transportation Authority with $1,145,000 in Measure W Funds; Study Starts Spring 2022

SAN MATEO COUNTY PLANNING MULTI-MODAL TRAFFIC STUDY. From the Midcoast Community Council website.

 Moss Beach SR-1 Corridor Study

The Moss Beach SR-1 Congestion and Safety Improvements Project is sponsored by SMC Planning Dept and funded by the County Transportation Authority (TA) with $1,145,000 in Measure W funds. The project is expected to begin in spring 2022.


SAM General Manager Gives Play-by-Play for “Heroes of the Storm!” ~ Meet the Heroes

VIDEO. From the Sewer Authority Mid-Coastside Director’s meeting on Monday, January, 10th, 2022 at 7:00 pm by Zoom.



HMB Floods Sewer Plant, and more…

OWN VOICE. ~ InPerspective by Gregg Dieguez —

The goal of this article is to alert the MidCoast public to the near disaster at our sewer Authority Midcoast (SAM) plant, the causes thereof, and the actions needed to prevent a failure that would disable sewage treatment for an extended period of time. The article makes controversial [1] suggestions because they conflict with both real estate profiteering and the current unfounded lawsuit by HMB against its partner agencies in SAM.



$12 Million to Rebuild Main Street Bridge ~ $11M in Grants and $1M City General Fund

VIDEO. From the City of Half Moon Bay’s Mobility Subcommittee meeting on Thursday, December 16th, 2021 at 5:00pm by Zoom ~ Main Street Bridge Update.



Local Surf Champion Zoe Chait Shares Her Stoke with KHMB’s Coastal Windage

PODCAST. From KHMB’s Coastal Windage recorded on Friday, January 7th, 2022 in the KHMB Studios.

Fifteen year old local Surf Champion, Zoe Chait, was interviewed by Rueben Truthmaker and Livvy Streetwise.



Harbor District Approves Water Bottle Fill Station as Part of Local Girl Scout’s Silver Award

VIDEO. From the San Mateo County Harbor District Commissioner’s meeting on Wednesday December 15th, 2022 at 1:00pm by Zoom.

It was brought to the attention of District staff by a young person working to complete a Scouts Silver Award Community Services Project that the public and the environment would benefit from a water bottle fill station being installed at the Pillar Point Harbor public restroom building near the Harbormaster’s Office.


Peninsula Dog PAC Delivers Pet Food Donations to Senior Coastsiders Pet Buddy Program

OWN WORDS. From coastal local, Janet Dudley, who is a member of the Peninsula Dog PAC: “Advocating for improved trail access for dogs on the Peninsula”.

In December 2021 Peninsula Dog PAC ( held its second annual Holiday Pet Food Drive at Stulsaft Park in Redwood City.


Homework! Four HMB Redistricting 10 Year Maps to Choose From…2 More Meetings To Go

MAPS. From the City of Half Moon Bay website.

The City of HMB Redistricting Advisory Committee met for several months (see below) and decided to send the following maps to the HMB City Council for review on Tuesday, January 19th, 2022 at 7:00pm, by Zoom.

There will also be a public workshop on Saturday, January 22nd, 2022, time tbd.


San Mateo County Approves Autonomous Aerial System with Fire Suppression Capabilities Pilot Project

SAN MATEO COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISOR’S BOARD MEMO. From SMCo Supervisor’s meeting agenda on Tuesday, January 11th, 2022 at 9:00am by Zoom.

Accept staff report and provide direction to the Department of Emergency Management, San Mateo County Fire Department and County Parks on applying for a grant to pilot an autonomous aerial system capable of extinguishing a fire.


Coastsider Portrait: Aldo Giusti—Brussel Sprouts Farmer, Inventor, Renaissance Man

NEWSLETTER. From the Half Moon Bay History Association Winter 2021 “Coastside Chronicles” by Marc Strohlein.

Perhaps the best quote about Aldo Giusti, lifelong Coastside resident, farmer, and inventor, came from his brother Bruno who said, “He was always trying something, he was a very creative person.”

Aldo had a life-long ability to spot a need and create a solution. Indeed, Aldo could be called a Renaissance man for his many talents and contributions to the Coastside.



Omicron ?Humour?

OWN VOICE. ~ InPerspective by Gregg Dieguez —

I’ve been trying to write a serious Omicron article for 10 days. But I couldn’t do it, so here… Enjoy!



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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?

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NEW. Fri., January 14th, 2022 @ 5:00pm to 7:00pm

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

We have the Jazz the Dog Band this Friday.

Come enjoy a tasting flight or a glass of your favorite wine.



EXTENDED. Through Friday, January 28th, 2022.

PG&E Responds to City HMB Request to do Hwy 92 Underground Utility Repairs at Night 9pm to 6am

Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PGE) conducts underground utility work on Hwy 92.

These closures may impact motorists traveling in the area. Portable Changeable Message Signs (PCMS) will be deployed this week to provide additional information to those traveling in the immediate area.

Here is a link to the real-time CalTrans Scheduling for this Project:
California Highway SR-92 CalTrans Lane Closures Schedule



NEW. Sun. Jan. 9th & 30th, 2021 @ 2:00pm to 6:00pm

FREE Pfizer Vaccine Clinic for Kids 5-11 Years ~ Registration Best, Drop-in OK Too

First Dose Sunday, January 9th, 2022 from 2:00pm to 6:00pm at the Cunha Event Center at 530 Kelly Ave, Half Moon Bay.

Second dose January 30th, 2022 from 2:00pm to 6:00pm, also at the Cunha Event Center at 530 Kelly Ave, Half Moon Bay.



NEW. Mon. Jan. 17th, 2021 @ 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Full Moon Ceremony ~ Native Flute Meditation and Drum Journey on ZOOM

A full moon signifies completion – an ideal time for letting go of what you no longer need and for putting the past behind you.

Gather in virtual Sacred Circle as the reflected light of the full moon illuminates our inner world so that we may release that which no longer serves us.

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



NEW. Wed. Jan. 19th, 2021 @ 6:30pm to 8:00pm

MWSD Offers 2nd of 3 Elected Service Academy Workshop: Campaign Filing, Election Cal, Campaign Strategies

Join us January 19, 2022 – 6:30-8:00PM for Elected Community Service Academy Session #2

Serving your community helps ensure decisions are made locally.

Join MWSD for the second session of our three part academy about roles, responsibilities and what it takes to run for and win an elected role in this community.

Together we will review:

• Candidate Filing and Campaign Requirements
• The Election Calendar
• Campaign Strategies



Sun. Jan. 23rd, 2021 @ 4:30pm to 6:30pm

The Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society Presents “The Baylor Project” ~ Jazz, Gospel, Blues and Soul

Hot off their new Grammy nomination, husband and wife team Marcus and Jean Baylor, return to the Bach to perform their polished blend of jazz, gospel, blues and soul. 

The Baylor Project has been nominated for four Grammy awards including their latest release, Generations: a thrilling ride with Jean’s exquisite voice carried by the irresistible backbeat and music of drummer Marcus and band.



NEW. Wed. Jan. 26th, 2021 @ 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Sonya Jason’s “Sunset Sax & Guitar” at Moss Beach Distillery 5-7pm Reservation Required!

Featuring local professional saxophonist Sonya Jason ( and a variety of talented Bay Area jazz guitarists.

Listen to sensuous melodic jazz standards while savoring a stunning sunset over the sea.

Enjoy Happy Hour drink specials, too!



Sun. Jan. 30th, 2021 @ 4:30pm to 6:30pm

The Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society Presents “Ray Obiedo Group” ~ Funk, Brazilian and Latin Jazz

Contemporary jazz composer and guitarist Ray Obiedo has had an eclectic musical background during his youth spent in the San Francisco Bay Area. The sounds of Miles Davis, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Henry Mancini and the popular sounds of Motown Records influenced his early musical persona.

Obiedo has a long association with Pete Escovedo and played with Julian Priester, Herbie Hancock and more. The group Obiedo brings has been described as a jazz fusion band, but this group goes beyond the typical fusion format by exploring the exciting musical avenues of funk, Brazilian and Latin Jazz.



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

HMB Coastside History Jail Museum is Open 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.


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


CLOSED til APRIL 2022 
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. 1/12/2022 to Tues. 1/18/2021

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 (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 often cancelled, so call ahead) 

MWSD Offers 2nd of 3 Elected Service Academy Workshop: Campaign Filing, Election Cal, Campaign StrategiesWed. January 19th @ 6:30pm - 8:00pm

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

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Residential and Commercial Repair, Service and Installation

Owner Mike Barbieri ~ Owner operated in business since 1993.

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Our mission is to provide quality plumbing for the health and safety of our community.
Why Choose Cal Plumbing & Heating? We've been in business for so long because we are focused on doing what's best for you. We aim to earn your respect and trust through our quality, craftsmanship, and customer service.


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
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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.

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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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