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College for Kids, summer program at CSM

posted by Community Education, SMCCCD
Thu, May 8, 2014

An award-winning academic enrichment camp (entering 5th – 8th graders), College for Kids is celebrating 22 years of fun learning! The popular program combines the fun of a summer camp with the educational benefits of a lovely college setting. The program enhances basic aptitude and encourages the development of new skills through classes in computers, creative arts, math, science, sports and language arts. Sample classes include astronomy, robotics, algebra, creative writing, game design, cartoons and comics, basketball, fashion design, sloppy science, cooking, badminton, painting and more.

Offered at Skyline College from June 16 - July 3 and College of San Mateo from July 7 - 24, 2014. Register for 3 weeks and save $98. Weekly camps are also available. Call (650) 574-6149 or visit www.Collegeforkids-smccd.com


June art classes at Kitsume Community Art Studio & Studio on the Mountain

Press release
posted by Barry Parr
Tue, April 22, 2014


Shely Pack Dancers offer summer camp with dancing stories

posted by Jim Manning
Sun, April 13, 2014

The “Dancing Stories” portion of our camp will offer children a chance to interpret music and stories, through movement, from their favorite movies (“Frozen”, “Brave,” “Tangled” and “Little Mermaid”)  Movement will include basic ballet, jazz and tumbling along with mime.

The Hiphop, Pom/Cheer section will give children a chance to learn fun hiphop, pop n’ lock and basic break dance moves to popular (kid friendly) music.  They will also learn how to dance in patterns and formations using poms and streamers.

Ages: 4-7
Class times: Monday & Thursday 12:00-1:00pm
“Dancing Stories”
Tuesday & Wednesday 12:00-1:00pm
“Hiphop, Pom/Cheer
Camp fee: $300.00

Ages: 8-12
Class times: Monday & Thursday 1:00-2:00pm
“Dancing Stories”
Tuesday & Wednesday 1:00-2:00pm
“Hiphop, Pom/Cheer
Camp Fee: $300.00

Ages 13 & up
Class Time: Monday & Thursday 2:00-3:00pm
Acrobatic/Gym and Jazz
Tuesday & Wednesday 2:00-3:00pm
Hiphop & Pom/Cheer
Camp fee: $300.00

www.shelypackdancers.com or (650) 726-7811


Looking to Add More Raw Foods into Your Diet? Free class at HMB Library

posted by Patti_Bond
Mon, March 31, 2014

On Tuesday April 8, New Leaf Community Markets is hosting a wellness lecture by Kerry McClure, BS, RYT, CNC entitled “10 ways to Include More Raw Foods into Your Diet.”

Raw foods are cleansing, healing, and detoxifying. They are rich in enzymes and probiotics, an incredible source of antioxidants and fiber, and help to balance your body’s natural pH.

Find out the best raw foods and easy ways to add them to your diet.

This class is free and will take place at the Half Moon Bay Library, 620 Correas Street, Half Moon Bay.

Note that pre-registration required. Please register at: www.newleafhalfmoonbay.eventbrite.com or call 650-726-3110 x101.


Your official invitation to the Coastside Democrats endorsement meeting

posted by Bill Huber
Mon, March 24, 2014

Members of the Coastside Democrats are invited to attend a special meeting to vote to endorse candidates and measures on Friday, March 28, at 7pm. the meeting will be at the train depot, 110 Higgins Canyon Road, Half Moon Bay, Just down the road from the Coastside Fire Protection District fire station. 

Urgent Request:  We have spokespersons who are proponents for all the measures lined up.  If you or someone you suggest would like to be the spokesperson in opposition to a measure please contact Bill Huber at 650-922-3544.  If there is more that one spokesperson coming forward, the endorsement committee will vote on which person to invite.

Why it is important for you to attend.

All races are important but some have special relevance to the Coastside Democrats

1.  We are represented on the county level by the supervisor from District 3.  This election is important in making sure that the Coastside has a voice at the board of Supervisors. Voting for this position has changed from being voted by everyone in San Mateo County to just those in the district 3. 

2. There will be a measure on the ballot authorizing the Mid-peninsula Regional Open Space District to issue up to $300 million in bonds, at a tax rate not to exceed $3.18 per $100,000 of assessed value of property owned

3. The will be a measure to authorize the Cabrillo Unified School District to renew its expiring $150 education parcel tax for five years

4. There will be a yes-no vote on:  Shall an ordinance be adopted establishing the Main Street Bridge Preservation Act, amending the Local Coastal Program Land Use Plan and Zoning Regulations of the City to prohibit demolition or enlargement of the Main Street Bridge unless approved by the City Council and a majority of voters in a subsequent ballot measure?

5. There will be a yes-no vote on: Shall an ordinance be adopted establishing the Main Street Bridge Safety and Accessibility Act as the official policy of the people of the City of Half Moon Bay?

6.  There will be a yes-no vote on: Reorganization of the Granada Sanitary District into a Community Services District, adding the service of park and recreation in addition to current services of sanitary sewer collection and treatment and solid waste?

How the meeting will be conducted

Candidate Format: We can only vote to endorse one Democrat per office so if there are 2 Democrats running we can only endorse one of them.  Each Candidate for a specific office will give a 3 minute presentation (strictly timed).  After all the candidates for that office are finished they will each respond to three questions submitted in writing by the members.  For each question each candidate will have one minute to respond.

Measures Format:  Each spokesperson for a specific measure will give a 5 minute presentation.  After all spokespersons are finished they will each respond to three questions submitted in writing by the members.  For each question the spokesperson will have one minute to respond. 

Voting: All Coastside Democrats members who are current on their dues and are registered Democrats will vote. 60% yes votes for each office or measure is required for endorsement. In tabulating the vote we will only count yes or no votes for each office.  This prevents members who don’t vote every office or position from having an adverse effect on the ability to meet the 60% threshold. 

As per the requirements from the Parks and Recreation Department we must be out of the building by 10:30 pm. This requires that we strictly adhere to the agenda and timeline to be fair to all candidates and spokespersons for the measures.

Bill Huber, President
Coastside Democrats


Lost a GoPro - Princeton Jetty

posted by David Vespremi
Sun, March 16, 2014

Approx. 1 p.m. Sunday the 16th at the north end of the beach. Reward if found. Happy to provide identifying info. Please post here or email vespremi (at) earthlink (dot) net if found.




CERT Training in HMB Thursday evenings in April

posted by Lisa Ketcham
Sat, March 15, 2014

CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) Training is offered in Half Moon Bay on 4 consecutive Thursday evenings, 6-9:30pm, from April 3 – 24, with a final exercise on Saturday April 26 from 8:30-4:30.  The free classes provide 20+ hours of FEMA designed training for citizens to become trained to assist First Responders during disasters.  Download flyer for more info [pdf].


Rat Poison Kills More Than Rats

posted by Lisa Ketcham
Sat, March 15, 2014

Beyond the obvious danger to children and pets that gain access to rodent poison bait, any wildlife that eats poisoned rodents will also be poisoned.  Hawks, owls, foxes, bobcats, and coyotes are our allies in keeping rodent populations under control. 
An organization known as Raptors Are The Solution (R.A.T.S.) has been working hard to get the word out, including several campaigns to raise awareness. www.raptorsarethesolution.org

The EPA and California Department of Pesticide Regulations have started procedures to get rat poisons off the market, but have been challenged in federal court. R.A.T.S. has been successful in getting California cities and counties to pass resolutions to discourage rat poison commerce at their level. So far at least 15 cities in California have passed resolutions, including San Francisco, several East Bay cities, as well as Humboldt County. R.A.T.S. encourages communities that have such rich local wildlife like those in San Mateo County to take on these resolutions as well.


New Leaf’s annual Health Fair and Blowout Sale is Mar 15 & 16

Press release
posted by Patti_Bond
Wed, March 12, 2014

The annual Health Fair this weekend is a chance to find out more about products you use every day for health, inside and out.

Between 10 and 6 pm on Saturday and Sunday, talk with nutrition and body care vendors about their products’ uses and benefits, and receive samples of many products available at New Leaf.

To say Thanks to our customers, all vitamins, supplements and body care products will be 20% off from 8 am - 9 pm.

If you stop by, be sure to enter the raffle to win great prizes!

New Leaf Community Markets is located at 150 San Mateo Rd, Half Moon Bay.


Nice to have Coastsider back!

posted by David Chang
Wed, February 26, 2014


Goes to show how important an anchor you are to keeping the site vibrant and alive.

Thanks for once again sharing relevant and important Coastside stories after a long absence.



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