San Mateo County Transportation Authority (SMCTA) launches its Get Us Moving (GUM) campaign. We can't think of a worse acronym for a public transportation initiative. The word "gum" has all kinds of counterintuitive negative connotations, especially in a transportation context. "Gum" connotes "stuck" and "sticky" as in "traffic is all gummed up" and "buses have sticky gum stuck on the floor and under the seats." Please attend the town halls, take the survey, and give SMCTA your honest feedback. Click the press release link above for details. And don't forget to tell them that GUM is the dumbest acronym ever!
Pacifica Police offer a free public training February 28 on how to deal with an active shooter. Click the link above for details and registration.
Best entertainment on the coast. World-class live music. Low prices. Free parking. Snacks and beverages. Mildred Owen Concert Hall (MOCHA), Sanchez Art Center, 1220 Linda Mar Boulevard, Pacifica.
This Peninsula list does not include Pacifica, but never mind—we have the famous crab sandwiches and crab salads at Nick's, plus various crab dishes at Tam's, Pacifica Thai, and other Asian restaurants, plus probably fairly decent crab salads and sandwiches at Coastside delis and restaurants between Pacifica and Half Moon Bay. If you know of others, let us know by hitting the Comments button below this post or the Email Me link on the sidebar. On the other side of the hill, we are partial to the crab salad sandwiches at Darby Dan's on Airport Boulevard, South San Francisco, available only Wednesday through Friday.
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These folks play regularly at 7 Mile House in Brisbane, Angelica's in Redwood City, and Nick's in Pacifica.
Volunteer in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA) right here on the coast. Trail Keepers enjoy a flexible, family-friendly schedule, regular exercise, outdoor learning, and skill development, all while supporting their beloved parks. By monitoring trails, Trail Keepers collect important information for the National Park Service Trail Crew and maintenance and natural resources staff, and share park history with other visitors. Get to know new trails, while enjoying old favorites. Call 415-561-3068 for information on Trail Keeper orientations and volunteer opportunities. Explore other GGNRA internship and volunteer opportunities year-round, including the Coastside's four national parks (Mori Point, Milagra Ridge, Rancho Corral de Tierra, and Sweeney Ridge), plus San Francisco's Ocean Beach and The Presidio, and Marin's Muir Woods. Projects include planting, weeding, mulching, beach cleanup, trail maintenance, and more. Register online at Parks Conservancy. For information, call 415-561-3077 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Every Friday night, the bowling alley presents Astro Bowl, a multicolored laser show with musical beats from the DJ, along with video screens that will have you moonwalking up and down the shiny lanes. It's entertainment for people who yearn for the club scene atmosphere—without the club. From 10 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., Fridays, off Highway 1 just south of Rockaway Beach and Fassler Avenue in Pacifica. Call 650-738-8190 for information.