Fern restoration day at FMR this Saturday

Letter

Posted by on Mon, March 31, 2014

TK
Former fern grove along eastern boundary of the Marine Reserve in 2011 before trail widening project.

County Parks is seeking volunteers for a plant (fern) restoration day at Fitzgerald Marine Reserve Saturday, April 5, 9am to noon. To participate, confirm with Carla Schoof at 599-1306 or [email protected]

Coastside Design Review Committee meeting Thursday, April 10


Posted by on Mon, March 31, 2014

The Coastside Design Review Committee is meeting Thursday, April 10, at 1:30pm, at the Granada Sanitary District Office, 504 Avenue Alhambra, Third Floor, El Granada. There are two items on the agenda:


1:45pm
Owner: Adel Shapiro
Applicant: Fred Strathdee
PLN 2013-00394
Isabella Road, El Granada 047-172-110
Consideration of design review recommendation to allow construction of a 2,575 sq. ft. new four-story, single-family residence, plus a 404 sq. ft. attached two-car garage on an existing 6,100 sq. ft. parcel, as part of a Coastal Development Permit, Grading Permit and Certificate of Compliance (Type B). The Coastside Design Review Committee will not render a decision, but will make a recommendation regarding the project’s compliance with design review standards. A decision on the design review and Coastal Development Permit, Grading Permit and Certificate of Compliance (Type B) will take place at a later date. No trees to be removed. The project is appealable to the California Coastal Commission and is continued from the March 13, 2014 meeting. Application submitted: September 19, 2013.

2:45pm
Owner/Applicant: Madji Abdulqader
PLN 2014-00007
San Ramon Avenue, Moss Beach 037-285-190
Consideration of design review recommendation to allow construction of a 2,654 sq. ft. new two-story, single-family residence, plus a 400 sq. ft. attached two-car garage on an existing 6,933 sq. ft. parcel, as part of a Coastal Development Permit. The Coastside Design Review Committee will not render a decision, but will make a recommendation regarding the project’s compliance with design review standards. A decision on the design review and Coastal Development Permit will take place at a later date. No trees to be removed. The project is appealable to the California Coastal Commission and is continued from the March 13, 2014 meeting. Application submitted: January 9, 2014.

Coastside Land Trust sponsoring Pilarcitos Creek cleanup, Saturday

Press release

Posted by on Thu, March 27, 2014

TK
Coastside Land Trust
Pilarcitos Creek goes through downtown Half Moon Bay and empties in to the ocean at Half Moon Bay State Beach.

You are invited to a cleanup day targeting the Pilarcitos Creek corridor between Oak Avenue Park and the Strawflower Shopping Center on Saturday, March 29 from 10am–noon.

The group will meet at the Oak Avenue Park off Pilarcitos Avenue in Half Moon Bay. Many items have been dumped in the creesk or left behind. Help make an immediate impact by getting these items out of the conservation easement and into the trash or recycle before they reach Half Moon Bay State Beach and the Pacific Ocean. Check in at 9:45am. The project is recommended for those over 18. There will be light refreshments.

Pilarcitos Creek starts its course in the Santa Cruz Mountains, descends west through Pilarcitos Canyon and the heart of Half Moon Bay, before discharging into the Pacific Ocean at Half Moon Bay State Beach. Coastside Land Trust holds a number of conservation easements along the creek and actively restores the riparian habitat of these protected lands.

Saturday, March 29 from 10am–noon
Meet at Oak Avenue Park, off Pilarcitos Ave in Half Moon Bay. Click here for a map
Bring Trash tongs, sturdy shoes, layers, sun protection

SamTrans and Pacifica provide public transportation to the Devil’s Slide trail


Posted by on Thu, March 27, 2014

TK
Pacifica's Devil's Slide Ride

Parking at the new Devil’s Slide trail is limited, but there are two options for Coastsider who can’t drive there, or would prefer not to.

SamTrans Route 17 has new bus stops at the trail’s head at the south end of the tunnel. Route 17 runs on Highway 1 between Pescadero and the Linda Mar Park and Ride lot in Pacifica. The new bus stops, on either side of Highway 1, are marked with new signs, which include bus stop identification numbers. The unique ID number can be used to get real-time bus departure information from 511 and 511.org.  Just call 511 and say “departures” and give the stop ID number.

The city of Pacifica offers a weekend shuttle which runs roughly hourly from various spots in town. See the schedule on the city’s website. The iPacifica app tracks the shuttle in real-time via GPS as it follows its route through 17 stops from the Devil’s Slide Trail at the south to Oceana Terrace / Good Shepherd in the north. More information is on the Devil’s Slide Ride Facebook Page.

Video: Coasting Devil’s Slide


Posted by on Tue, March 25, 2014

Julia Parr

Coastsider joined the San Mateo County Parks Department’s media day for the new Devil’s Slide trail. 

We recorded the descent from the top of the northern end of the slide to the south, coasting (almost) the whole way. We’ve added some notes to the video to give you some idea what the trip was like and what you’ll see on the trail. The video was recorded by Julia Parr, Age 12.

Karaoke-A-Thon benefits Pacifica Spindrift Players, Thursday

Press release

Posted by on Mon, March 24, 2014

TK

County proposes LED streetlights for Midcoast communities

Letter

Posted by on Mon, March 24, 2014

Conversion to LED streetlights in the unincorporated Midcoast will be the main item on this Wednesday’s Midcoast Community Council agenda, March 26, 7pm, at Granada Sanitary District meeting room.

More information and the full agenda are on the MCC’s website.

Sheriff’s report: March 13 to 20


Posted by on Sat, March 22, 2014

TK

02340
03/20 0404
500 block of Purisima HMB
Coroner’s case

02337
03/20 0120-0130
400 block of Beach HMB
422PC- Terrorist threats 148(A)(1)PC- Obstruct peace officer
Deputies dispatched to report of a fight when the reporting party advised his brother was intoxicated, making threats to kill him, and threatened to hit him over the head with a chair. Deputies located the suspect nearby, who jumped off his bike and ran from the Deputies on foot.  With the assistance of a K9, the suspect was detained, arrested, and transported to SM County Jail.
Male
Age 37 Of HMB

02335
03/19 2120
400 block of Spruce St HMB
Misdemeanor warrant 11550(A)HS- Under influence controlled substance 11364.1HS- Possession unlawful paraphernalia 647(F)PC- Public intoxication
Deputies performing probation search on a subject, made contact with him and two other subjects at the residence.  A female (suspect #2) who was known to be wanted on a misdemeanor warrant, also resided at that address.  The probationer (suspect #1) ran from the Deputy, but eventually stopped.  A third subject was found to be on probation with search and seizure conditions, but was uncooperative with Deputies.  He was also found to be intoxicated in public.  Suspect #1 was found in possession of two glass pipes commonly used to smoke methamphetamine.  Suspects # 1 and 2 appeared to be under the influence of a controlled substance.  All three parties were arrested and transported to SM County Jail.
Suspect #1 Male Age 31 Of HMB 11550(A)HS 11364.1HS
Suspect #2 Female Age 26 Of HMB Misdemeanor warrant 11550(A)HS
Suspect #3 Male Age 20 Of Unincorporated SM County 647(F)PC-

Video: Remembering the drive through Devil’s Slide


Posted by on Sat, March 22, 2014

David Chang

 

Len Banks

UPDATED: We’ve added another Devil’s Slide video. This one is by by Len Banks.

Remember what it was like to drive on Devil’s Slide?  Soon, we’ll all be able to appreciate the view again. David Chang created this video back in March of 2011.

Grand jury applications due Friday, March 28


Posted by on Sat, March 22, 2014

TK
Old San Mateo County courthouse

It’s not too late to apply for a position on the San Mateo County Civil Grand Jury.

The grand jury conducts investigations and advises the public and county officials on issues within the county. Members serve for one year. The grand jury has conducted a number of investigations that are important to the Coastside.

Any resident of San Mateo County for more than one year who is a citizen of the United States, 18 years of age or older, of ordinary intelligence, sound judgment and good character, with sufficient knowledge of the English language is eligible. Jurors will be selected from the applicant pool through a random draw.

Application forms can be obtained by writing Grand Jury Clerk, Court Executive Office, 400 County Center, Redwood City, CA 94063, or email [email protected], download the application, or call 650-261-5066.

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