Coastal erosion plan workshop, Tuesday, May 20

Barry Parr
Surfers Beach at Coronado Avenue

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Mon, May 5, 2014

There will be a public workshop as part of the process of creating a Coastal Regional Sediment Management Plan for the 75 miles of coast from Pillar Point to Moss Landing, the Santa Cruz Littoral Cell. More information on the process can be found on the state’s website.

The workshop is being hosted by the U.S. Geological Survey. The goals of the workshop are to

  • Describe erosion issues affecting ocean beaches and coastal infrastructure, such as parking lots, highways, structs, storm drains, and sewage outfall.
  • Solicit public comments on plan concepts

Tuesday May 20 from 6 to 8pm
Half Moon Bay Yacht Club
214 Princeton Avenue, Princeton

RSVP to brand Damitz [email protected] or 415.259.5766.


Coastside beach closures, April 30

San Vicente Creek at Fitzgerald Marine Preserve

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Mon, May 5, 2014

The following locations had elevated levels of indicator bacteria and are posted with warning signs:

Ocean Beaches

  • Pillar Point #9 (Outer Harbor)

Other Locations

  • San Vicente Creek (at Fitzgerald Marine Reserve)


Songbird & Seabird Workshop and Walk, Saturday, May 10

White-crowned Sparrow at Wavecrest
Press release

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Mon, May 5, 2014

Coastside Land Trust and world-renowned birder Alvaro Jaramillo present Songbirds & Seabirds of the Coastside on Saturday, May 10 through an entertaining workshop and guided bird walk. The workshop will focus on behavior, field marks, ecology, and migratory patterns of local birds and take place at Senior Coastsiders’ new venue on Main Street. The walk will allow you to experience the birds in person through small group guided tours of Coastside Land Trust’s coastal prairie open space at wavecrest. Tickets to the workshop and walk are sold separately and must be purchased in advance.

Saturday May 10, 1–2:30pm
Senior Coastsiders (925 Main Street, HMB)
Tickets must be purchased in advance here.
$20 limited availability

Saturday May 10, 3–5pm
Wavecrest Open Space, meet at Smith Field Ballparks
Tickets must be purchased in advance here.
$20 limited availability

Sheriff’s blotter, April 28


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Mon, April 28, 2014

3100 block of CloverdalePescadero
Outside agency assist
Deputy dispatched to assist an outside law enforcement agency serve a warrant on a subject that resides in Pescadero. The man was taken into custody without incident.

4100 block of N. Cabrillo HMB
23152(A)VC-23152(B)VC-DUIMisdemeanor warrants14601.1(A)VC-Drive with suspended license
Deputy on patrol observed vehicle driving to the far right of the lane, over the fog lines, and with expired registration. The Deputy performed a traffic stop and found the driver appeared to be intoxicated, wanted on two warrants, and driving on a suspended license. She failed field sobriety tests and was arrested and transported to First Chance.
Male age 23 of HMB

N Cabrillo @ San Mateo Rd HMB
243(E)(1)PC-Battery on spouse273A(A)PC-Child endangerment
Deputies responded to report of domestic violence in progress, when the reporting party witnessed a man slamming a female driver’s head into a windshield, while the couple was driving with two young children in the vehicle. Deputies located the suspect vehicle and observed the male pushing the victim’s head against the window. The victim had no visible injuries or complaints of pain, and the suspect denied hitting the woman, however the children in vehicle verified the reporting party’s account of domestic violence. The suspect was arrested and transported to SM County Jail.
Male age 21 of HMB

400 block of Grove HMB
Found property
Found property report

300 block of Capistrano Rd Princeton
647(F)PC- Public intoxication 849(B)(2)PC- Released from custody
Deputy on patrol observed female subject lying face down in front of the entrance to a bar. The woman was determined to be too intoxicated to care for herself, and was arrested and transported to SM County Jail, to be released when sober.
Female age 48 of Pacifica

2300 block of Carlos Ave Moss Beach
DUI turnover
Deputy dispatched to report of reckless driver who was passing on both sides and driving off the shoulder of the road. The Deputy did a traffic stop and found the driver appeared to be intoxicated. CHP arrived on scene to complete the DUI investigation and subsequent arrest.

HMB beach cleanup Saturday, volunteers needed


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Thu, April 24, 2014

The Pacifica Beach Coalition and its entire team of dedicated volunteers are proud to support a new beach cleanup at Pillar Point and hope you will join the efforts to make a difference at this location.

From the sea walls covered with plastic bags to the shoreline full of styrofoam and the to-go lunches forgotten on the beach, a cleanup is desperately needed and your help is more than ever desired.

Please join us at Pillar Point Harbor’s Beach every last Saturday of the month, from 9 to 11am:

  • Saturday, July 26
  • Saturday, June 28
  • Saturday, May 31

Park at the south east end of the Pillar Point harbor parking lots, walk across to the coastal path and meet us near the RV park, where you will find a check in table and supplies.

To help us reduce waste, please bring your own buckets and gloves if you have them. We will have plenty of supplies should you need them.

Thank you and we hope to see you there as we work to build a connected group of volunteers who make a difference at Pillar Point!

For more information please check the websites for the Pacifica Beach Coalition and Half Moon Bay Beach Cleanup.


Trails sharing clinic for dog walkers, cyclists, hikers, and horse riders, Sunday, April 27

D Sullivan
Horses dig carrots
D Sullivan
Mountain biker taking in the view

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Thu, April 24, 2014

Mountain bike riders, equestrians, and dog walkers encouraged to participate or attend and observe how basic courtesies will smooth most coastal trails activities encounters. The event will take place at Ember Ridge stables area on Sunday, April 27, at 9 to 11am. Events are Free and open to all interested parties.

Multi purpose activities will include exercises that will familiarize dog walkers, equestrians, and mountain bike riders with positive trails behavior on coastal trail-lands.

We’re looking for 4 to 6 each of mountain bike riders, dog walkers and equestrians per event. Ages 10 yrs old and above are welcome and encouraged to participate. All ages and genres welcome to attend and observe activities.

Mountain bike riders and dog walkers please meet and park vehicles on Etheldore Street at the entry to Ember Ridge stables [map] at 8:30am. It’s 10 minute walk or 5 min bike ride to the stables area.

A short ride and walk will follow each clinic, and will be open to all.

Mt Bike riders & Dog Walkers RSVP & questions:

Jim Sullivan
[email protected]

Equestrians RSVP & questions

Leonard Iniguez
[email protected]

Dream Machines returns for one day only, Sunday

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Wed, April 23, 2014

There are car shows, air shows, motorcycle shows, tractor shows, county fairs, music festivals, food festivals and living history festivals galore. Mix them all together in one venue on one day and you’ve got Half Moon Bay’s beloved, one and only Pacific Coast Dream Machines Show –– a massive celebration of mechanical ingenuity, power and style known as the “Coolest Show on Earth”.

The spectacular 24th annual show will return to a single-day mega-show format,  Sunday, April 27, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Half Moon Bay Airport, located in the picturesque seaside town of Half Moon Bay, CA about 20 miles south of San Francisco. An added bonus: the Tom Lantos Tunnels through Devil’s Slide on Highway 1 make driving to the show easier and more interesting than ever!

This year’s headline attractions include an impressive array of military aircraft including the P-38 Lightning, B-25 Bomber, P-51 Mustang, C-47 Skytrain and F-4 Corsair among others, a parade of dozens of one-of-a-kind vintage police cars, “Dynojet” dynamometer engine performance testing, world land speed record streamliners and hydroplanes, a special display of antique wooden boats, a multitude of Ford Mustangs to celebrate the iconic muscle cars’ 50th anniversary, and an opening color guard to kick off the festivities.

The Pacific Coast Dream Machines Show is a whimsical, fascinating, amusing, curious and absolutely unique show and tell spectacle featuring 2,000 magnificent driving, flying and working machines from the 20th and 21st centuries. The world’s coolest cars of every era and style, model-T fire engines, vintage busses, custom motorcycles, tricked out trucks, super sleek streamliners, one-of-a-kind antique engines and tractors and historic military aircraft will be among the mesmerizing displays.

Coastal Theatre Conservatory presents Alice in Wanderland – an original musical

Smallest to Tallest - Cody Putz, Gwinna Putz, Caroline Krol
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Tue, April 22, 2014

Coastal Rep’s Coastal Theater Conservatory has announced the opening May 9 of Alice in Wanderland, an original musical based on Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland and other stories. Marking the conservatory’s 20th anniversary the musical is a coming of age story that follows Alice from ages 4 – 14 as she learns to move past relationships formed via technology and interact with others on a human level. Set in the 21st century at Wanderland Academy, a finishing school, Alice encounters an army of hand-held-device addicted schoolgirls enslaved to a computer game controlled by the Red Queen.  As she flees the Red Queen, and Wanderland, she encounters a host of well-known Carroll characters who help her find herself, and learn important life lessons, through song, dance and spoken word.

“Our goal at CTC is to create theater for children to participate in that goes beyond the typical fare, allowing them to learn and grow via the medium,” says Michael Lederman, Artistic and Education Director, Coastal Rep. “What better way for them to learn to develope human relationships than participating in theatre, which, by its very nature is based on forming collaborative relationships to achieve a common goal? It’s exciting to see how the theme of the show and the medium of theatre work together to create a wonderful experience for the young talent at CTC.”

Alice in Wanderland is comprised of a double cast of conservatory students and features six young actresses playing Alice, as well as 96 students playing the other roles, including The Mad Hatter, Cheshire Cat and Humpty-Dumpty. The production also features original music composed by Bay Area composer/musician and the popular Sippy Cups founder Paul Godwin.

Farm fresh breakfast & walk at Miramar Farms, Sunday

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Mon, April 21, 2014

Join Miramar Farms, 420 Purisima Way, Half Moon Bay,  for a farm fresh breakfast in the barn with family and friends, Sunday, April 27, 9:30 to 11:30am.

After a wonderful morning meal prepared by Chef Margie Kriebel, we’ll head up to the coastal hills to see what’s blooming this spring. Proceeds benefit the BRITE Scholarship fund.

MCC Agenda: rodenticides, 7th St fence removal, MB skate park, Wednesday

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Sat, April 19, 2014

Midcoast Community Council April 23 agenda is posted with supporting documents on the MCC website.  The meeting starts at 7pm at Granada Sanitary District, 504 Ave Alhambra, 3rd floor, El Granada.

Rodenticides - Poison baits used to control rodents, and the unintended secondary poisoning of wildlife and pets that eat dead or dying rodents that have consumed these baits. Educational presentation by representative for Raptors Are The Solution (RATS), a Bay Area conservation group working to eradicate anticoagulants from our ecosystem. 

Montara Coast 7th Street fence - County staff will present the plan for removal of the fence that closes off the coastal end of 7th Street and installation of guardrails for vehicle safety. 

Moss Beach Skate Park – a community discussion

  • Safety and the future of public access at the 11-acre parcel owned by California School Employees Association (CSEA) in northern Moss Beach. In addition to WWII barracks foundations and MWSD water storage tanks, the parcel contains a user-built concrete skate park, which appears slated for demolition by the property owner.
  • The need for a Midcoast skate park – where, how, who can get it done?


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