Pacifica City Council Quest for Quarry Queries

Pacifica City Council met June 27 and voted 3-0 to direct staff to prepare a 9212 report (per state election code) to address questions on the latest quarry proposal ballot initiative. The general public and council members have until close of business Wednesday, July 6 to email questions to be included and answered in the 9212 report (email questions to Council further decided unanimously by minute declaration to insert the entire ballot initiative in the Voter Information Pamphlet at a cost of approximately $1,400.

(Thanks to Dan Stegink of and Karen Rosenstein for the above summary.)

Important: When emailing your questions to, please copy them to for a public record of all questions submitted. City staff will prepare the 9212 report and present it at the July 27 council meeting. At that time, council will accept the report and pass a resolution to put the measure on the ballot.

I Think It's Turning Japanese, I Really Think So

New Restaurant

A Japanese restaurant with the unpronounceable name Uoyakutei has moved into the old Prime Dip/Boston Bill's/KFC site on Highway 1 at Rockaway Beach, where the weeds had grown as high as the roof. We wish them luck, and maybe Alan Wald will have some fun with their name. Grand Opening signs are up on the building now. Please review the food and service, then hit the Comments link below this post to share your review. Keep it friendly but honest.

Happy 99th Birthday, Mary Harris!

Mary Harris - Self Portrait

Riptide friend Mitch Reid writes: "Mary Harris (self-portrait above) of Shelter Cove turns 99 later this week. She is an inspiration to us all, an awesome artist and lifelong peace activist, a living example and essence of exceptional good karma. I look forward to celebrating her 100th. As I always tell her, she is an inspiration to us all. June 29 (via proclamation of the City of Pacifica) is Mary Harris Day. Pictures (posted below) are from a pre-birthday celebration in Shelter Cove, where Mary has lived for the past 40+ years. She is an incredible artist, and has been an advocate for world peace most of her life, and is still involved with the World Federalist movement. Big Cheers for to Mary Harris. She continues to inspire at age 99." Lizelle writes: "Mitch, we're getting close. Happy 99th, Mary!"
Marys 99th group pic 

Marys 99th Mary and Forest 1






Major Court Cases of Interest in Pacifica

•John Straight vs. City of Pacifica (CIV535685): Estimated five-day jury trial set for September 26. Straight seeks monetary damages for injuries claimed from falling into a Hickey Boulevard manhole when its cover gave way. Attorney Gregg Thornton represents the City of Pacifica.

•The People vs. Ana Reepen (case number NF437696): Jury trial had been set to begin June 20 but was delayed on a procedural matter. Jury trial now is set to begin Monday, July 18 at 8:45 a.m. in San Mateo County Superior Court, Redwood City, Courtroom 2A, Judge Elizabeth Lee presiding. Reepen faces three felony charges, including gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, resulting from the Highway 1 head-on collision that killed Pacifican Bruce Ross Bernor. Reepen remains free on $250,000 bail.

•Vanessa Edmundson vs. City of Pacifica (CIV537576): Click here for minutes of the May 26 case management conference involving Pacifican Vanessa Edmundson vs. City of Pacifica (CIV537576). Edmundson seeks monetary damages for injuries claimed from tripping over a cement bicycle stand at Pacifica Pier in January 2015.

Alan Wald