75-100 rooms due to restrictions placed on the site. Hotel entrance faces the ocean. See Pacifica.city for details on other proposals.
Midcoasters jammed Farallone View Elementary School in Montara on March 16 to say NO to MidPen Housing's high-density project, and YES to creating a new Montara Point Park. As if Highway 1 traffic weren't bad enough already, multiply MidPen's proposed 148 units times the typical number of vehicles per unit, and that gives you some idea of the transportation nightmare this would create on Highway 1. MidPen aims to develop a vacant 11-acre lot bordered by Carlos, Sierra, and 16th streets (between Moss Beach and Montara). In the photo below, you can see where Carlos and 16th streets spill into Highway 1, the scene of many traffic accidents over the years.)
Neighborhood group Resist Density (email email@example.com) asks residents to email MidPen representative Felix AuYeung at firstname.lastname@example.org and San Mateo County Supervisor Don Horsley at email@example.com. Also, please join the effort to turn this scenic hillside into Point Montara Park. Click the links below:
Thanks to Pacifica.city for digging up this hot potato!
Here's some intriguing new research on what makes smart people happier: Is it more friends or more space?
Woodstock, New York town historian says a history book about his town got its facts all wrong, including mixing up two different Woodstocks (see the final paragraphs of the column).
Excellent analysis of the Coastal Commission firing of its executive director, Dr. Charles Lester. "It was simply about money and power," concludes the article's author Jacques Leslie.
Mike Moffitt's Sharp Park Beach photo gallery: SF GATE
Our esteemed colleague at Pacifica.city, Dan Stegink, dug up dicey details on the City of Pacifica deal with Deutsche Bank to finance city properties. Click the link above and take a deep breath!