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Rain, Wind, Thunder, Lightning Hit Bay Area

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Wind gusts sent trashcans flying Sunday night in Pacifica. Meteorologists say the cause was "collapsing thunderstorms" (see news story above for details). On Monday, the whole Bay Area saw thunder, lightning, and rain. Thousands of lightning strikes caused downed trees (see below @ Moss Beach) and brushfires.

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145 Prime Acres for Sale Above San Pedro Valley Park

Riptide reader Kevin M. reports: "Private land for sale (145 acres, $7.5 million) in the back of Linda Mar above San Pedro Valley Park. On zillow.com since early August. Hopefully some open-space group will buy this so we won’t have to look up Linda Mar Boulevard and see monster homes looming over the back of the valley."
 

SURF SPOT RESTAURANT CLOSES

Surf Spot restaurant on Sea Bowl Lane closed August 27, 2017. Facebook page: "To receive a refund on any unused Surf Spot gift cards, please send the card with your mailing address to 4625 Coast Highway, Pacifica, CA 94044." Impressive that Surf Spot honored unused gift certificates. That's good, ethical business practice by local owners. We hope they paid off their vendor bills the same way, so nobody got stiffed.


Mayhem on Highway 1

Frightened Midcoast motorists are using the NextDoor online forum to report aggressive drivers on Highway 1, even posting photos and license plate numbers to identify the offenders. Due to privacy concerns, NextDoor asks posters not to accuse individuals of wrongdoing but to report them to law enforcement. NextDoor posters frequently report dangerous drivers (including multiple reports about a vehicle with an SF LUV personalized plate and a brown Chevrolet Suburban identified with a photo and a license plate on NextDoor). Complaints include tailgating, cutting people off, even using the emergency lane to pass cars inside the Devil's Slide tunnel.