U.S. Coast Guard helicopter on Rockaway Headland, Pacifica. Coastside beachgoers, surfers, fishermen, boaters, and motorists count on these bright orange choppers when they need water and land rescues, emergency flights to ambulances and hospitals, etc. (Bob Pilgrim photo)
Above are just some of the residents of Fitzgerald Marine Reserve in Moss Beach. State Senator Jerry Hill (right) presents an award to Fitzgerald Marine Reserve Board President Tom Ciotti: Friends of Fitzgerald At the above award ceremony at Mezzaluna Cafe in Princeton, Hill also hosted an SRO town hall-style meeting, giving a brief wrap-up of his legislative year and goals for the future, and taking an hour of questions from the audience. (Story and photos by Pacifica.city)
A National Park Service 100th Centennial event at Nick's on July 18 was hosted by Congresswoman Jackie Speier and GGNRA Superintendent Christine Lenhertz. In attendance was Pacifica.city (hereinafter referred to as PC), who said, "There are some abandoned concrete collars and pile supports for an abandoned outfall on Sharp Park Beach right between the two most recent whale removals just north of Mori Point. They are non-organic abandoned infrastructure that detracts from the natural beauty of the beach. They have sharp metal edges, and are just a general eyesore on that beach that sometimes goes up or down 10 feet as the sand shifts."
PC added, "Typically, they would require a Coastal Commission permit for heavy equipment on the beach, but perhaps there are easier methods. Say Pacifica recruits 20 volunteers with signed liability waivers, sledgehammers, and chisels in a 'Feats of Strength' event to celebrate the GGNRA Centennial."
Pacifica Historical Society finishes its masterful mural on a wall of the Crespi Mini Storage building. Slightly reminiscent of Georges Seurat's 1884 A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grand Jatte, it's both a monumental public artwork and a beautiful addition to the neighborhood. (Story and photo by Pacifica.city)
For the latest Wavelength, I interview Rev. Kazuya Nagashima, pastor of Pacifica's Buddhist center. For anyone who has followed Pacifica's contentious political scene, it is clear that we could use a little more Buddhism!
Rick Bauman and his extended group of friends The P-Towners recently held their annual liars dice tourney at Sharp Park Golf Course, raising $220 for the Pacifica Resource Center. Four winners received prizes and t-shirts. The golf course provided food. Local businesses (Gorilla Barbeque, Nick's of Rockaway, Ash's Vallemar Station, Paisano's Pizza, NorCal surf shop, Rick Bauman Floors, Bill Hooper family) provided donations to help the cause.
In the latest edition of Wavelength (the first in six months while the TV station upgraded to HD), I interview Terry Plank, a Moss Beach resident who is board president of The Clergy Project, an organization that provides resources to religious professionals who no longer hold supernatural beliefs. Click Here for Video
ALSO: Over the past decade we have been supporting nonprofit organization SEEDS, where every dollar goes toward helping with education, health, or environmental issues in villages in Nepal. If you really want to help the people of Nepal, one of the best ways would be to donate to SEEDS. For more information about this fabulous organization of volunteers, please check out their website: SEEDS
Pacifica Beach Coalition hosts regular habitat restoration and cleanups at Pacifica beaches. If your school, group, or family can help, please call 650-355-1668. Supplies and support provided. Join Pacifica Beach Coalition to put your special talents to work. Become a Beach Steward for your favorite beach. Help with record keeping, writing articles, taking photographs, school presentations, media communications, fundraising, grant writing.
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