Video: Documentary captures Coastside in 1980

By on Fri, July 6, 2007

Click to view "The Mystery of Half Moon Bay"

"The Mystery of Half Moon Bay", a KCSM documentary first released in 1981, has been published free on the Web by producer Stewart Cheifet. The 60-minute documentary freezes Half Moon Bay and the Coastside at a moment shortly after the Coastal Act was enacted.

Tthe spotlight was on the eccentric characters who deeply loved rural Half Moon Bay. But there was also plenty of controversy. The show begins with the historic Chamarita, goes back to the Indians and the failed Ocean Shore Railrod and moves forward through the voices of 1980.

The Mystery of Half Moon Bay was written and produced by June Morrall, who writes the wonderful Half Moon Bay Memories blog.