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The great white shark population off Northern California's coast is healthy and growing, researchers say. Such conclusions were drawn from a study that occurred, in part, off of the Coastside.

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The room was filled with anticipation as members of the Half Moon Bay Recreation Commission tasted “dessert pizza” creations constructed by teams Marshmallow, Taco Cat, Eggcelent Bakers, and Pizzas Rock.

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When Ayudando Latinos a Soñar identifies a need in the Latino community, the people behind the effort find a way to meet it. The pandemic has created no shortage of needs.

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The work of five photographers will be on display at the Coastal Arts League in the “Seeing the Edge” exhibition, which is focused on differing perspectives of the world.

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During the months of confinement due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Savannah Fuentes has been waiting to take the stage again and share the beauty of flamenco dancing with the public.

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Last year the Coastside Community Backpack Drive raised enough money to give more than 400 local students bags of school supplies. This year organizers are again looking for donations and volunteers, and hoping to continue to help students on the Coastside attain the necessary school supplie…

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The San Mateo County Parks Department and Coastside Mountain Bikers are working together to standardize mountain biking trails in Quarry Park despite philosophies about trail use that are sometimes at odds.

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The inaugural Make It Main Street event kicked off on Thursday with a fair-like buzz around downtown Half Moon Bay featuring local artisans, performances and shops open to the public.

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Coastsiders looking for a taste of Half Moon Bay history and the chance to take a ‘cell-fie’ are in luck as the Half Moon Bay jail and Coastside History Museum on Johnston Street reopens to the public.

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The inaugural Make It Main Street event kicked off on Thursday with a fair-like buzz around downtown Half Moon Bay featuring local artisans, performances and shops open to the public. 

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Between bike rides, time at the beach and enjoying the outdoors this summer, local youth can also get involved in educational programming at the Half Moon Bay Library.

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Main Street will once again be bustling with music and visitors beginning July 1, as musicians, artists and poets will be performing among open shops and restaurants.

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La Honda is back with several communitywide events planned for this summer and fall, starting with the Fourth of July picnic from noon to 5 p.m. at Playbowl Redwood Theater hosted by the La Honda Guild. The celebration will feature live music, games and drinks available for a donation. No fo…

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The Fourth of July is on the horizon and that means Pacifica is once again the place for many Bay Area fireworks fans to get their fix. That doesn’t mean it’s open season for any fireworks in the city.

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San Mateo County is considering changing the guidelines for local farmers who sell their produce at farm stands to allow them to legally sell products from outside the area.

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Fancy Pants Costume Shop is holding a grand opening later this month and the extravaganza serves as a fundraiser for CoastPride, a local organization dedicated to the LGBTQ+ community.

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A masked and socially distant audience was able to enjoy a performance of “Love Letters,” directed by Gail Erwin, this past weekend at the Coastal Repertory Theatre in Half Moon Bay.

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For Kai Guevara, graduating from high school and leaving Half Moon Bay is part of growing up. But it wasn’t without help from his teachers, friends and neighbors that he’s made it to this point.

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Laura Moctezuma knows she takes Half Moon Bay for granted. She’s lived here all her life, enjoying the ocean and being able to walk wherever she needs to go. And attending Half Moon Bay High School, where everyone knows everyone, was her favorite part.

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Sebastian Lopez isn’t ready to give up the sport he learned on Pescadero’s dusty fields just yet. Soccer is in his blood, and it’s a big reason why he is taking the big step he’s chosen after graduating from Pescadero High School.

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Cristina Navarette grew up on the South Coast and was making the most of her years in Pescadero High School. She played three sports at the school and excelled in academics, too.

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Some students look forward to the San Mateo County Fair all year long as the showcase where they show the livestock they raised. After a year’s hiatus, the fair is back and participants are thrilled.

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After a year of meeting only over Zoom, Pescadero Community Church hosted its first in-person service back in mid-May. Her congregation fully vaccinated and singing together inside the small South Coast church, minister Rosemary Feerick said the service was invigorating.

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Memorial Day is quickly approaching and the city of Half Moon Bay is hoping visitors and locals alike will heed some simple rules to keep the beaches clean and everyone safe.

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Alex Padilla has only been in the U.S. Senate for four months, but California’s first Latino senator is already embroiled in some of the most contentious issues in Congress, from water rights and infrastructure to immigration reform and clean energy.

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The state fire agency announced Thursday morning it would suspend all burn permits and outdoor burning in San Mateo and Santa Cruz counties effective immediately in response to dry conditions and increased fire danger.

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Kirsten Hagen, a Realtor with offices in Burlingame and Half Moon Bay, was honored with the San Mateo County Association of Realtors’ Community Service award during ceremonies in March.

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Water agencies are eyeing another dry year across the state, and local water districts are taking steps to get their users to cut back and invest in water conservation methods.

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Twelve years ago, Claudia Marshall welcomed home a rescued Chihuahua named “BNE” who had been found running wild in East Palo Alto. Since, they have walked the coastal bluffs together, enjoyed sunny days at cafes in Montara and become steadfast friends.

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As part of a multiyear, statewide energy policy in California, Pacific Gas and Electric Company and Peninsula Clean Energy will move approximately 200,000 eligible residential electric customers currently on a tiered rate plan called E-1 to a time-of-use rate plan in September 2021.

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When James Brumder and his wife, Louise Gonzalez, moved into their home tucked up against the mountains northeast of Los Angeles, he applied all his know-how to the task of undoing the thirsty garden they inherited.

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“The Sea is Rising and So Are We: A Climate Justice Handbook” invites all to learn how to build a sustainable world through personal choices and by advocating for policies. Pacifican Cynthia Kaufman calls this time the most urgent as she notes only nine good years remain before permanent dam…

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Cabrillo Education Foundation is set to award a record 64 scholarships to graduating seniors from Half Moon Bay and Pescadero high schools this year as part of its Coastside Futures initiative.

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Kitty Rea was usually found sitting at a piano bench or zipping across town in her signature yellow Volkswagen bug. Powered by her passion for music, the woman everyone knew as “Ms. Kitty” was a cyclone of creativity, bustling from one school to the next, sharing her magic with countless chi…

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Local nonprofit Square Peg Foundation’s founder Joell Dunlap found inspiration during the COVID-19 stay-at-home order to write her first novel, “A Damn Fine Hand: A Story of Women Riding for Their Lives.” She’s using it to raise money for the organization.

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After a tough and tumultuous year, Kristin Simons is ready to hit the reset button. Now, she’ll be taking on the top post for Wilkinson School, set to serve as its new head of school starting this fall.

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Money for rent is still available to San Mateo County residents through the county’s emergency rental assistance program. The program offers to cover rent payments for renters who qualify as low-income and may be at risk of eviction due to COVID-19-related hardships.

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The half-moon sculpture located on the southernmost end of Main Street, a symbolic gateway to Half Moon Bay’s downtown area, will soon be relocated as construction at the intersection of Main Street, Higgins Canyon Road and Highway 1 expands. With this in mind, the Half Moon Bay City Council…