Given the recent pedestrian accident just north of Pedro Point Shopping Center, I've noticed the southwest corner at Linda Mar Boulevard has a sign posted instructing pedestrians to use the crosswalk there to access the north side.
In fact, inasmuch as a signal light has been established at the Pedro Point Road intersection, the jaywalking law applies—CVC Sec. 21955: "Between ADJACENT intersections controlled by traffic control signal devices or by police officers, pedestrians shall not cross the roadway at any place except in a crosswalk."
Pedro Point Shopping Center businesses, on (the former) Pedro Point Road, have always had a Highway 1 address. Now they really do!
Cheers to Pedro Point residents who posted a sandwich board at the new Highway 1/Pedro Point Road intersection instructing southbound motorists to bear left. Heaven knows how many southbound tourists intending to parallel the coast took the Pedro Point Road turnoff and wound up lost forever on Pedro Point.
*Editor's Note: Highway 1 is variously referred to as State Route 1, Cabrillo Highway, and Pacific Coast Highway. It just depends on how old you are and which part of California you're in.
In the wake of today’s release of a grand jury report that is severely critical of the present management of the San Mateo County Harbor District, Nicole David, a marine biologist from Half Moon Bay, is announcing her candidacy for a seat on the Harbor Commission in the upcoming November election.
The report from a San Mateo County Civil Grand Jury details a long string of budget deficits, rancorous meetings, lack of transparency, excessive benefits to commissioners, a stream of unfavorable media coverage, and a lack of public trust in the District’s ability to manage its $10 million annual budget, of which $5 million each year consists of taxpayer dollars.
The Grand Jury recommends dissolution of the Harbor District, and until that occurs, improvements in financial reporting, governance, and divestiture from some of the many activities that the District has assumed responsibility for.
Nicole David is eager to take on the challenge and improve operations at the Harbor District. Ms. David has a master’s degree in marine biology and has worked at the San Francisco Estuary Institute for 16 years, studying human impacts on the marine environment, particularly water quality in San francisco Bay. She has also served as president of the Northern California chapter of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. Ms. David is an avid ocean swimmer, kayaker, and scuba diver.
“I'm excited to announce my candidacy for San Mateo County Harbor Commissioner in the November 2014 election,” said Ms. David. “If elected, I will honor commitments and not make excuses because accountability is important to me. I want to make a difference for the coast of San Mateo County, be fiscally responsible, and bring true transparency to District actions.”
More information on the candidate is available at Nicole David
Nicole David for Harbor District 2014 (FPPC ID # 1365892)
Our 17-year-old indoor/outdoor cat Manny didn't come home Monday night. My husband went looking for him the following day on the hill behind our house, and he found his collar and a lot of fur. We immediately suspected a coyote or some other wildlife was to blame.
My husband set up a webcam last night and captured footage of a coyote trying to attack a skunk at the water and food dishes (normally left out for the cat—we wanted to see if whatever attacked Manny would come back). The skunk scared the coyote off!
I wanted to pass it on that coyotes are now in Park Pacifica on Everglades bordering Grand Teton. In my 40+ years in Pacifica, we have never had this problem, and our indoor/outdoor cats over those 40 years have lived long and happy lives. We're now kicking ourselves for being so naive as to think it couldn't happen here.
I hate to think of anyone else's pets meeting their untimely end this way. For our part, I'm going to ask my kids to make and post some warning signs for the neighborhood. Thanks for your help.
A lifelong peace activist and fantastic artist, Mary Harris is 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.
There are two places that leave a lasting impression on a person: the United States House of Representatives and Fix Pacifica. The one is dominated by a collection of right-wing, self-congratulating blowhards, who, unable to accomplish anything positive themselves, instead meet for the sole purpose of pissing and moaning about everything under the sun. The other, of course, involves 435 federal legislators.
"The Dudley Perkins Company became a San Francisco reality in 1914. Dudley Perkins provided the police department with the most up-to-date motorcycles then available; the 1914 Harley-Davidson model 10F motorcycle had bicycle pedals that were used to get the machine’s engine engaged to start.” (Bob Pilgrim)
During the Fourth of July excitement, someone left a red Stanford-hat-style backpack with the name Lars on it at the ocean end of Rockaway Beach Avenue. When Alan Wald read about this on Next Door, he posted a comment that the lost bag might belong to a Viking sailor.
Despite the Pacifica Police Department's "zero tolerance" approach to Fourth of July illegal fireworks, violations persisted throughout the city. So let's help out our men and women in blue: Which Pacifica neighborhood do you nominate for the best and loudest display of illegal fireworks? The winning neighborhood will receive honorary "citations" — some folks may even be arrested. Cast your vote now!
Price: $150 firm. If you're seriously interested, we'll bring it to your Pacifica residence to inspect and test-drive. All proceeds go directly to support Pacifica Senior Services. Email firstname.lastname@example.org