There is now a revised application for five houses on 2.5 acres of open-space coastal bluff and sensitive coastal prairie habitat at Vallemar and Juliana in Moss Beach. Midcoast Community Council meets to discuss this application on Wednesday, October 26 at 7 p.m. in the GCSD meeting room, 504 Avenue Alhambra, third floor, El Granada. Full agenda and supporting documents at this link: MCC
A good turnout at this meeting will show “substantial public controversy” due to significant environmental impacts of the proposed project, and support for points in the draft MCC comments that the council will consider approving at the meeting. This will help convince the county to require a focused EIR for the project, with analysis of less environmentally damaging alternatives, and might help convince the applicant to modify the project. MCC will make a slide presentation. There will also be a presentation by the applicant, and one by Bob Battalio with a bluff erosion analysis commissioned by the Committee for Green Foothills. To submit written comments, email firstname.lastname@example.org and county project planner Dave Holbrook at email@example.com
(photo by Cat Cutillo, Half Moon Bay Review)
Join Pacifica Beach Coalition for its Sharktober event Friday, October 28 at 6 p.m. at the Community Center, Crespi @ Highway 1. Educational booths include Shark Stewards, Gulf of the Farallones Marine Sanctuary, NCCWD, Pacifica Library Book Mobile, and more! Info: pacificabeachcoalition.org
Venerable bluegrass organization presents concerts in Mountain View through April 2017.
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Pacifica Beach Coalition hosts regular habitat restoration and cleanups at Coastside beaches. If your school, group, or family can help, please call 650-355-1668. Supplies and support provided. Put your special talents to work. Become a steward for your favorite beach. Help with writing articles, taking photographs, school presentations, media communications, fundraising, record-keeping, and grant writing.
If you like to walk in San Pedro Valley Park and enjoy its flora and fauna, and you want to help maintain the park, drop by the visitor center and join the volunteer team called Friends of San Pedro Valley Park. Several times a year, experts present programs at the visitor center and guided hikes focusing on park wildlife, geology, and botany. Volunteers help maintain the hiking trails and wildlife habitat in the park.
Volunteer in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA). 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.
The labyrinth at Saint Edmund’s Church is available for all to enjoy as a place of peace and tranquility seven days a week. The gates open daily from 7 a.m. to dusk. The labyrinth is a metaphor for the spiritual journey as we search for the center and meaning of our lives. Since prehistoric times, the labyrinth has been a sacred path of meditation that confers real benefits to body and soul. It has been found in all religious traditions in various forms around the world. Saint Edmund's is at 1500 Perez Drive off Rosita Road in Linda Mar, Pacifica. Call 650-359-3364 for more information.
Photo by Linda Peebles
Florey's Book Co. welcomes special orders; most books available in just a few days. Florey's offers FREE gift wrapping for any purchase. Several community groups have meetings and activities at Florey's. Call or visit the bookstore for information. 2120 Palmetto Avenue (Sharp Park), Pacifica. Phone 650-355-8811. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.