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Dream Machines returns for one day only, Sunday
Carl May, Apr 23 7:51pm

For several obvious reasons, but especially the traffic light and funky access to the parking at the south portal area, the tunnels are proving to be an additional source of delay and congestion between Montara and Pacifica on days with heavy traffic. So obvious that this would be so to...

MROSD concerned about rodenticide's effect on local bobcats
Dave Olson, Apr 20 9:07am

This topic will be discussed at the Midcoast Community Council meeting on Wednesday, 23 April 2014.  Full agenda is here: http://www.midcoastcommunitycouncil.org/home/2014/4/18/mcc-meeting-april-23-7pm.html

San Mateo County Blue Star Moms fundraiser, Saturday
Brenda Ternullo, Apr 11 3:57pm

All are welcome to the dinner, not just military families!!  We hope to see you there!

Highway 1 parallel trail funding uncertain
Carl May, Apr 9 9:04pm

Can’t make the meeting tonight, but this write-up by the county is sick. It starts out with a self-promoting lie, stating that the parallel trail was conceived at the narrowly-constrained and semantically manipulated Highway 1 Safety and Mobility Study of a few years ago. Baloney. This alternative to cars has...

Highway 1 parallel trail funding uncertain
Lisa Ketcham, Apr 6 8:25am

At their April 3 meeting, the San Mateo County Transportation Authority approved the full $500,000 requested for planning/permitting the southern segment of the Midcoast Highway 1 Parallel Trail.

MROSD concerned about rodenticide's effect on local bobcats
Barry Parr, Apr 2 9:59am

The CDFW has posted a web page that provides a lot of good information on this issue: http://www.dfg.ca.gov/education/rodenticide/

MROSD concerned about rodenticide's effect on local bobcats
Lisa Ketcham, Apr 1 9:08am

National Parks Conservancy’s Christine Carey wrote about the danger to our native wildlife from rodenticides in her February Rancho Corral de Tierra newsletter.  For more information she referred to the “Raptors Are The Solution” (R.A.T.S.) website http://www.raptorsarethesolution.org, or contact Allen Fish at ....

Video: Coasting Devil's Slide
Barry Parr, Mar 29 4:09pm

Cid: Yes, Julia was using her brakes.  The pedestrians were reporters who were there for the event.  We were the only bikes on the trail and they kept a safe distance. The vehicle is with the construction crew.  They were still working on the trail. I think...

Video: Coasting Devil's Slide
Barry Parr, Mar 29 4:04pm

When you’re out there, you’re not looking at the K-rail. Or at least I’m not. Your mileage may vary.

Video: Coasting Devil's Slide
Leonard Woren, Mar 29 3:36pm

It’s ruined by fugly K-rail.

SamTrans and Pacifica provide public transportation to the Devil's Slide trail
Bill Bechtell, Mar 29 12:26pm

Will either the bus or the shuttle allow dogs on board?  Considering the shortage of trailhead parking, that would be the only realistic solution for those who would like to walk the trail with their dogs.  I’m concerned that people will be parking at Gray Whale Cove...

Rat Poison Kills More Than Rats
Peggy Emrey, Mar 27 3:45pm

Professionals are better able than many homeowners to crawl into hard to reach spaces repeatedly to work with traps and such. Professionals told me how to manage my huge hidden infestation, and their assistance included bait. Traps were not enough to kill them all. We used several methods, with the...

Rat Poison Kills More Than Rats
Lisa Ketcham, Mar 27 2:40pm

Here’s a how-to video on successful rat control trapping methods by a professional.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c49M78SGu00&app=desktop

Rat Poison Kills More Than Rats
Peggy Emrey, Mar 26 1:52pm

Rat bait may be the only way to mitigate very large infestations, especially indoors. Rats and mice learn quickly to avoid traps when they see the results.  In such infestations the rodent population has established indoor breeding colonies and do not necessarily go back outdoors if they find sustenance...

Video: Coasting Devil's Slide
Peggy Emrey, Mar 26 1:42pm

Great video! Reminds me how much I miss driving that road. The tunnel’s nice, but certainly lacks the view! Is there a shuttle that can take cyclists back to the north end if they’re not up to riding uphill that far? Welcome back, Coastsider!!!

Video: Coasting Devil's Slide
Laura Dantes, Mar 26 11:05am

Nice job, Julia! Putting her creative talents to use and giving us a second-hand experience of what to expect. Thank you.

Sheriff's report: Mar 12 to 14
Joel Colletti, Mar 26 12:28am

Forgot to mention, we had to find out the facts from the Coastsider Police report.  After reading the particulars, we can rest a little easier. Thank you Coastsider.

Letter: Please help us keep Moss Beach safe
Joel Colletti, Mar 26 12:22am

Last time a deputy (Joseph Cridado) asked me to take a photo of a bus driver who verbally assaulted me on Main and 8th in Montara, the same 17 line bus driver ambushed me a block from our home, and this time physically assaulted me. I incurred > $17,000 in hospital bill,...

Sheriff's report: Mar 12 to 14
Joel Colletti, Mar 26 12:02am

Two of my neighbors told me that there was a forceful breaking and entry, during day light hours, into a private residence on Main street in Montara. When my wife and I called the local police department to find out if the person or persons were apprehended, we were told...

Video: Coasting Devil's Slide
Cid Young, Mar 25 11:54pm

Joel,   I went to the public planning meetings and suggested they should coordinate with CALTRANS to add some signage or messages INSIDE the tunnel as a precautionary warning. So far I have seen nothing. As most separate organizations go, the right hand never talks to the left, or in...

Video: Coasting Devil's Slide
Joel Colletti, Mar 25 11:45pm

Looks good.  Thank you for the preview. I noticed that the traffic signal at the south end of the tunnel has been red a few times, and the traffic in the tunnel in not use to stopping.  Be on the look out for stopped traffic in the tunnel...

Video: Coasting Devil's Slide
Cid Young, Mar 25 11:44pm

Questions: 1.) So, was the sound in the video Julia applying her bicycle brakes on the downhill portion? Are motorcycles even allowed? 2.) Who were the pedestrians that seemed to be standing around in the bike lane as she came down the hill? (SHEEZE!) 3.) Do most bicycles have speedometers now… and if...

Video: Coasting Devil's Slide
Bill Bechtell, Mar 25 6:50pm

Great video.  I didn’t realize that it was almost all downhill southbound.  Can’t wait to do it myself!

Video: Coasting Devil's Slide
Barry Parr, Mar 25 6:49pm

No way. It’s a bicycle.

Video: Coasting Devil's Slide
Sabrina Brennan, Mar 25 6:01pm

Are you on a motorcycle?

County proposes LED streetlights for Midcoast communities
Lisa Ketcham, Mar 24 11:21am

This meeting will provide the initial discussion with the community about this issue.  Supervisor Horsley’s Aide Nicholas Calderón will present the issue.  This is the time to ask questions and give feedback.  It is hoped there can be some small local trial installations so that...

Your official invitation to the Coastside Democrats endorsement meeting
Barry Parr, Mar 24 11:05am

Thanks for doing this. There are several important issues on the ballot, considering this is a June election.  Turnout is really going to matter, and the ballot measures are likely to be contentious.

County proposes LED streetlights for Midcoast communities
Barry Parr, Mar 24 10:56am

Lisa: I’m not concerned about LED lights, but I am concerned about light pollution. I love the Coastside’s dark night skies. Will there be a discussion of what the county plans to do to mitigate excess glare and light scattering, and the degree to which this was or...

La Costanera restaurant seeking permit for daytime operation
Lisa Ketcham, Mar 23 9:22am

The Planning Commission hearing on changes in the restaurant Use Permit has been delayed once again due to recent comment letter from State Parks.  http://www.midcoastcommunitycouncil.org/storage/issues/plns/pln2006-00494/2014-03-19-StateParks-Costanera.pdf MCC March 12 meeting post has links to slide presentation and approved Council...

Photos: Preview of new Devil's Slide trail
Carl May, Mar 20 11:44pm

New layer of asphalt on what is supposed to be a trail? Why? Leave the cement K-rail in place? Why? Safety fencing? Why? None of this has a bit to do with what the California Coastal Trail (CCT) is supposed to be. Yes, it’s highly destructive. All the energy...

Photos: Preview of new Devil's Slide trail
Barry Parr, Mar 18 9:47pm

To be fair, it started as a highway and we spent a lot of money to keep it from falling into the ocean. It’s hardly destructive to clean it up and make it available for pedestrians and cyclists.

Photos: Preview of new Devil's Slide trail
Carl May, Mar 18 8:50pm

Trail? Looks like an asphalt highway lined with cement K-rail to me. It’s the antithesis of any portion of the California Coastal Trail created to give parallel access to natural features of our coastline. The weird, destructive, wasteful things justified by an artificial urban mindset are always a wonder...

Photos: Pirates of Penzance opens tonight in Pacifica
Cheri Parr, Mar 18 6:20pm

The reviews are in!  http://www.mercurynews.com/pacifica-entertainment/ci_25370588/spindrift-call-all-aboard-first-rate-pirate-musical

Photos: Preview of new Devil's Slide trail
Steve Portigal, Mar 18 5:09pm

Oh this is fantastic! Thanks for sharing and we can’t wait to do this trail.

Nice to have Coastsider back!
Joel Colletti, Mar 11 8:34pm

Thank you Barry for keeping the Coastsider a float!  :0)

Don't count on El Niño in 2014
Carl May, Mar 7 11:17pm

“However, CA water resource managers will want to make decisions based on the most conservative route - that an El Nino will not materialize to help CA’s water woes out this next winter.” Dr. Kim Cobb gets it, like virtually all other scientists considering water issues for the past 60...

Highway 1 parallel trail funding uncertain
Carl May, Mar 7 11:04pm

As much as I like projects for alternative ways of getting around, I’m glad this irresponsibly large request did not get funded. When San Mateo County takes over these trail projects, they spend as much on planning/design as they would need to build the entire thing. (CCT on...

Road improvements planned for Seal Cove/Moss Beach
Cid Young, Mar 7 10:57pm

It’s about time! Thank you Don Horsley!

Photos: Big day at Montara Beach
Nancy Margulies, Mar 7 4:17pm

These photos are fantastic. thanks for sharing them.

Highway 1 parallel trail funding uncertain
Cid Young, Mar 7 8:44am

I see this so frequently. The Cities that have elected officials lobbying for funds seem to carry more clout than our own Supervisor, who should be advocating on our behalf. For example, Cities like Redwood City, San Carlos and San Mateo always get the lion’s share of Parks funding...

Highway 1 parallel trail funding uncertain
Lisa Ketcham, Mar 6 8:22pm

I attended and spoke on behalf of MCC at the Transportation Authority (TA) meeting this evening. It was abundantly clear that Supervisor Horsley (and Aide Nicholas Calderón) have been lobbying hard for our trail and it was the main topic of discussion among the TA Board members on this...

Photos: Big day at Montara Beach
Kevin Stokes, Mar 6 1:38pm

Thanks guys! And Cheri I do most of my post production in Lightroom if you are interested. I developed a processing techique that works nicey with waves and the ocean, giving nice highlights without losing detail, strong midtones and balanced shadow detail. You can check out more of my work...

Photos: Big day at Montara Beach
Cheri Parr, Mar 5 8:30pm

These are terrific Kevin!  I’ve been playing around with shooting waves myself, and naturally on the day of the big one, was on my way to a meeting over the hill Best I could do was call Barry and scream - “Get the camera and head over to...

Photos: Big day at Montara Beach
Dave Olson, Mar 5 2:13pm

Great pictures, Kevin!  Thanks for posting them.  There were some wonderful waves and spray.

La Costanera restaurant seeking permit for daytime operation
Kevin Stokes, Mar 5 11:41am

Thanks for clarifiying again Lisa, I’m guessing that Montara residents will not be happy about a 2.00am closing time for the restaurant. Noise, parking and congestion will also be a problem. And as I have pointed out, it’s just not in the spirit of our community, this is...

La Costanera restaurant seeking permit for daytime operation
Lisa Ketcham, Mar 5 9:54am

Kevin, The current restaurant permit says hours limited to 5PM until “normal closing time”, which is undefined. They currently list closing time as 10PM, but could legally stay open later.  While the application for permit modification asks for 10AM - 2AM on Fridays and weekends, the county could modify...

La Costanera restaurant seeking permit for daytime operation
Kevin Stokes, Mar 4 6:00pm

Thanks for the clarification Lisa, I was hoping it was a typo! I’m curious do you know of any other bar/restaurants on the coast that have been granted a licence till 2.00am in the morning? I mean come on, Montara is a sleepy coastside town, not a hopping...

La Costanera restaurant seeking permit for daytime operation
Lisa Ketcham, Mar 4 2:36pm

It’s not a typo.  10AM - 2AM.

La Costanera restaurant seeking permit for daytime operation
Kevin Stokes, Mar 4 2:33pm

Upon re examining the information, I’m going to guess that the request is for a 10.00am - 2.00pm opening slot NOT 10.00am - 2.00am, is that a typo? I hope so!

La Costanera restaurant seeking permit for daytime operation
Kevin Stokes, Mar 4 2:19pm

Agreed Barry, I’m also happy we have another thriving coastside business, but I’m also horrified at the thought of 2nd Street and Highway one looking like Sam’s on a busy day, the potential for roadside carnage is scary. And let’s be clear here, Mr. Mortazavi has...

Nice to have Coastsider back!
Barry Parr, Mar 2 8:24pm

Thanks for the kind words.  I’m enjoying working on the site again.

La Costanera restaurant seeking permit for daytime operation
Barry Parr, Mar 2 8:23pm

I should add that I’m really happy to see a successful restaurant at that location, and that their pisco sours are excellent.

La Costanera restaurant seeking permit for daytime operation
Barry Parr, Mar 2 8:14pm

This has big implications for access and for the neighborhood. Most weekend days, of course, the Costanera parking lot is filled with beach goers. More people will have to park on the highway and hike to the beach. Most evenings, First Street and the east side of Highway are jammed...

Gray Whale Watching, March 22
Barry Parr, Feb 14 9:59am

Carl, thanks for the tip. We went on a whale watching tour last year and I was surprised just how close to the shore the whales really are. We saw plenty of whales just off Surfers Beach.

Gray Whale Watching, March 22
Carl May, Feb 12 10:28pm

A pretty good local spot for whale watching from land is the southern end of the Grey Whale Cove Trail in McNee Ranch, just above the highway and Montara State Beach. A number of sightings over the past week and a half from there, including three at one time on...

Photo: This weekend's rain courtesy of the Pineapple Express
Carl May, Feb 10 2:00pm

For a fictional, but fact-inspired, account of a megastorm that slams into California, the book “Storm” by George R. Stewart is a good rainy-day read.

Letter to the Supervisors on election irregularities
Sabrina Brennan, Jul 9 10:31pm

I’m sorry your going through such a hard time. I hear she’s not working at the San Mateo County Elections Office any longer.

Analysis: CUSD likely to start growing soon, becoming majority Hispanic
Carl May, Apr 3 5:36pm

The new trend is for voters to approve more and more money for fewer and fewer students.

Analysis: CUSD likely to start growing soon, becoming majority Hispanic
Jonathan Lundell, Apr 2 8:35am

A five-year update to my original numbers: no change in trend, with overall CUSD enrollment at a new low since its 1997-98 peak. The trends were briefly reversed in 2009-10, perhaps as a result of the recession, but that reversal was itself reversed, and then some, the next year.

Tunnel is open! (and pictures and video of the ceremony)
Carl May, Mar 31 5:51pm

“The vultures and hawks circled the ceremonies, but decided no food was available.” It says something about the makeup of the invited crowd when it was distasteful to even carrion eaters.

Coastside Fire Protection District candidate forum Thursday Feb 14th.
Matthew des Tombe, Mar 18 8:02pm

There is a local posting community discussing this exact same topic on http://www.circlesavvy.com I am hoping to learn more and understand which way to vote.  This is important stuff. Thank you

Coastside Fire Protection District candidate forum Thursday Feb 14th.
Terry Baldwin, Mar 12 2:12pm

Is this going to be on TV? Live or delayed?

"Got Fish?" Water for the Delta - Decision - Tuesday, March 12 - Sharp Park Library, Pacifica
Carl May, Mar 11 6:05pm

The CCWD—covering HMB and EG—now gets much of its domestic water from the abused Tuolumne River. For water users in the CCWD, this could be an eye-opener, exposing their responsibility for negative impacts on natural resources and the natural environment far from the coastside—and what can be...

Coastside Fire Protection District candidate forum Thursday Feb 14th.
Carl May, Mar 11 5:54pm

The Midcoast Community Council is also trying to schedule a candidate forum for later this month—which would be better located for those of us in the midcoast communities with no compelling connection to HMB.

Coastside Fire Protection District candidate forum Thursday Feb 14th.
Cid Young, Mar 11 2:42am

March 14th!

What we talk about when we talk about Pescadero Marsh and Lagoon
Anneliese Ågren, Mar 4 5:32pm

Hi Carl: DFW spokesman said that if State-hosted meeting, then State covers insurance for facility and the venue must meet ADA and other requirements. Pescadero has such a venue to meet those needs, but State thought only Native Son’s Hall was possible venue.  Native Son’s's undergoing retrofits...

What we talk about when we talk about Pescadero Marsh and Lagoon
Carl May, Mar 1 4:30pm

Why is the meeting in HMB rather than Pescadero? Pescadero has several locations with the capacity of the old train depot on Higgins in HMB.

Coastside Fire Protection District candidate forum Thursday Feb 14th.
Carl May, Mar 1 4:21pm

Fire districts in California with a fraction the population of HMB or the midcoast communities have ongoing independent fire districts of many years duration, thus maintaining the local control that can fit services to a location. The numbers presented by the recall and anti-recall sides in public meetings so far...

Coastside Fire Protection District candidate forum Thursday Feb 14th.
P. A. Chimienti, Feb 20 10:22am

so is this discussion on February 14 or March 14?  we do need this recall election, Half MOON BAY cannot afford a ‘stand alone’ fire district neither do our neighbors to the north or south…

SamTrans adds Montara to Coastside route
Joel Colletti, Dec 30 12:14am

Here is the new proposed 2013- 17 (temp) route and time schedule, which isn’t really much different and will go into effect on 1/13/13. I’ll still experience 25 buses a day passing in front of our home; and some of you will too. http://www.samtrans.com/Assets/SamTrans/Timetables/temp...

SamTrans adds Montara to Coastside route
Joel Colletti, Dec 29 11:40pm

Clarification; on 12/26/12 the operator was driving bus #2900.  It is the same driver that is pictured above driving #2901 the next day -  12/27/12 passing by our home again.

SamTrans adds Montara to Coastside route
Joel Colletti, Dec 29 11:35pm

Follow Up - New Physical Assault Case # 12-9046 On 12/26/12, at approximately 3:17pm, I was physically assaulted and injured by this Sam Trans / AV Transportation operator on Main Street nearest 6th Street and the Montara Post Office. The operator of bus 2901 struck me in the temple with my dslr, and then...

SamTrans adds Montara to Coastside route
Joel Colletti, Dec 22 3:55pm

I’d like to know too?  Should you ever find out please let me know. As many of my neighbors and I are being disturbed by these behemoths and reckless drivers they have on this line. While many have contacted the BOD, Sam Trans is quick to defend the...

This guy is a great plumber!!
Brian Dantes, Nov 27 11:32am

Oh and by the way, Barry, Kensit Plumbing never did return our calls.

This guy is a great plumber!!
Brian Dantes, Nov 27 11:30am

Thanks for the tip to Miramar Plumbing. They said up front they couldn’t handle our radiant floor heating work, but referred us to Simms Plumbing out of Pescadero 650 879 0739. Elias from Simms came out and diagnosed issue after issue from the previous plumber’s work within 30 minutes. He fixed a...

Now Is The Time To Make Your Voice Heard Too
Joel Colletti, Nov 11 12:47am

HERE IS A NEW LINK TO ROUTE 17 SAM TRANS VIDEO and OFFICIALS TO CONTACT:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m7f3KVUwWjo Description: Driver’s behaving noisily, speeding, running stop sign, etcetera, along route 17 in Montara. Sam Trans moves in and takes away public access, pollutes in more...

Letter to the Supervisors on election irregularities
jaytaywright, Nov 2 2:14pm

Of course Narda Garcia Barrientos and now add the name Wright to her list of names has not had time to respond to your election question.  she is too busy having extra marital affairs and stealing peoples husbands.  Mine to be exact

This guy is a great plumber!!
Terry Baldwin, Nov 2 9:45am

George Molina of Miramar Plumbing saved my ass on Christmas Day at the last minute. 726-5524 Terry Baldwin Mill Rose Inn

This guy is a great plumber!!
Brian Dantes, Nov 2 9:27am

Tim Kensit was also recommended to us by another source. Sadly, he does not return phone calls. We have left him two messages over two weeks. I guess he doesn’t need any new business. Stay from Bay Area Plumbing and Heating run by Lance Eastman out of San Carlos....

video: short excerpts GGNRA meeting 9/10/12 in Montara re: Rancho Corral de Tierra
Joel Colletti, Oct 31 6:18pm

Terrific coverage and footage. Thank you for your efforts.  I was unable to attend, and am glad we had a good turn out; and the GGNRA’s ear too. Thanks again.

Open Auditions for local Comedy Improv Troupe November 17
Marc Samuels, Oct 30 3:00pm

please join us in keeping the comedy alive on the coast!  Tell a funny friend to audition!

The Pumpkin Fest will be broadcast live on PCT on both Oct. 13 and 14
MichelCleark, Oct 30 12:42am

An excellent Pumpkin Festival organize by PCT. Running cameras and crowd created a big glory in this event. It was fabulous to see the show. Also, I would like to congrats to PCT for those they had organize this festival.Shaker Kitchen Cabinets

The Nascent Financial Crisis at Coastside Fire
Carl May, Aug 27 10:29pm

Changing faces while continuing an impossible situation is not going to make it less impossible. Changing faces will not change this situation. The more you struggle in financial quicksand, the deeper you go. I do care about how bad we in our several coastside communities are getting screwed. Financially, because...

The Nascent Financial Crisis at Coastside Fire
Leonard Woren, Aug 25 11:59am

Executive summary of Carl’s argument:  we’re getting screwed, so why should I care how bad the screwing is? I normally agree with Carl, but this fire district fiasco is the one exception.  I certainly am a very strong believer in local control.  The bigger the...

The Nascent Financial Crisis at Coastside Fire
Carl May, Jul 10 3:10pm

Who is this “Vince Williams”? Is this the guy who blew into Moss Beach a some years back and made friends with an appointed (not elected) director of the PMFPD who was dedicated to getting rid of the district for his own reasons (and no longer lives in our area)?...

The Nascent Financial Crisis at Coastside Fire
Vince Williams, Jul 10 9:42am

Old memories… Carl May is only interested in one thing, the principle of local control.  Nothing else matters. The State and County write the laws and regulations and the “locals” have no choice but to deal with them. That is the history.  The days of a rural single...

The Nascent Financial Crisis at Coastside Fire
Carl May, Jul 9 9:49pm

Crisis politics, getting all lathered up over the momentary casts of opposing forces in what will be an ongoing scene, and throwing partial dollar figures around as if they define the entire situation and are the only relevant ones are part of what got us screwed into this consolidated, undemocratic...

The Nascent Financial Crisis at Coastside Fire
Peggy Emrey, Jul 9 7:41pm

Carl, I understand your thinking, but the fact is that we have an enormous amount to lose in safety, peace of mind, property values and everything else if this Board majority gets its way. With CAL FIRE, we have the best trained firefighters out there, in terms of both structure...

The Nascent Financial Crisis at Coastside Fire
Carl May, Jul 9 5:31pm

People in Montara and Moss Beach were already disenfranchised when we were not given the opportunity to vote on whether or not to consolidate away our local Point Montara Fire Protection District. Now we are stuck with being joined in a south-dominated fire protection/health emergency union with the larger...

Coastside firefighters' pay averaged $155,000 per year in 2007
Peggy Emrey, Jul 9 4:50pm

This is the same model that our current Board majority in 2012 want to go back to, and The President, Doug Mackintosh keeps bringing up how it’s cheaper to have fewer employees and more overtime, than to have a fully staffed department. However, in San Carlos, whose salary and benefit...

The Nascent Financial Crisis at Coastside Fire
Kathryn Slater Carter, Jul 9 4:16am

This story and comments are more relevant now, July 2012, in retrospect, than it was then.  Mackintosh, Alifano and Riddell have voted to start accruing even more unfund liabilities. Bthet did this on July 3, 2012!  They do not care how much future debt they are obligating this community to…how...

Poisoning Gophers kills Owls, Hawks
Kathryn Slater Carter, Jul 9 3:54am

I have successfully used dry ice to kill them.  Be careful, you can hurt yourself.  Buy someat Safeway, Linda Mar.  Put a big chunk in the higher elevation tunnels.  The co2 goes into the sleeping chamber and they drift off to a permanent ‘nap’.  Does...

Coastside firefighters' pay averaged $155,000 per year in 2007
Kathryn Slater Carter, Jul 9 3:48am

Great comments.  More relevant now, 4 years later, than before:  Alifano, Riddell, Mackintosh have set our fire district, in July 2012, on the path of returning to this old, expensive, discredited model. Sign the recall petition to put this issue on the ballot. Volunteers are at post offices, New Leaf...

Why is it taking so long?
Carl May, Jun 12 5:04pm

Leonard nails it. It is not the number of lanes in Pacifica where the highway is slow going in the morning and evening commute, it is intersection management—especially at Vallemar and Fassler. Widen the highway as the county and Caltrans are trying to do, and you get three-lane backups...

Why is it taking so long?
Leonard Woren, Jun 11 1:28am

Southern California has two things that we don’t have: 1.  A heckofa lot more people. 2.  It’s not in Caltrans District 4. 1 out every 3 people living in the State of California lives in L.A. County!  More than 1/5 of the cities in California are in L.A. County!...

Election research links. What are Coastside political issues at stake?
Carl May, May 29 3:45pm

As a midcoaster, I found I could not vote for any of the candidates for supervisor from any of the three districts. The two running unopposed in their districts have already made (or gone along with) too many decisions or sat on their hands on too many pressing matters (yes,...

Half Moon Bay High School’s Les Misérables opens tonight
Rob Carey, Mar 23 4:04pm

Video trailer for HMB High School’s spring musical “Les Miserables”: http://coastsidevideo.com/sites/hmb-high-school/pages/hmb-high-school-les-miserables-2012-trailer-coastside-video.html Schedule for remaining shows:    Friday 3/23 7:30 pm    Saturday 3/24 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm   Location: HMB High School auditorium. Tickets available at the door and on-line here: https://tix3.seatyourself.biz/webstore/webstore.html...

Les Misérables sing-along rehearsal at HMBHS Sunday at 2pm
GInny McShane, Mar 12 4:59pm

Thanks Cheri and Barry for posting this!  I really am amazed at how professional the actors are.  I am putting this production on my calendar.

Loving Fitzgerald too much?
Sabrina Brennan, Feb 27 7:52pm

Keep up the good work!

Half Moon Bay Lions Club sponsors speaking contest for high school students
Dan Blick, Feb 27 6:17pm

Kevin, I think that Jefferson was aware of eager many supposedly-religious people were for the government to adopt their religion’s tenets & symbols, and to apply them to everyone else (to the exclusion of themselves, in many cases!). Today, the leading vote-getter in the Republican primaries is Rick Santorum...

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