Thirty-one participants accepted the offer for a $100 grant for supplies needed to host a block party on Aug. 7, which was designated as National Night Out. This is the third year that the city has made the offer, and despite the Coastside’s notoriously foggy weather, the event seems to be picking up steam each summer.
As its name implies, the event is held nationally and has popped up in communities across the country over several decades. The idea is to connect neighbors with one another and with local law enforcement.
Amber Amaro was among the Half Moon Bay residents inspired to host a block party. The Seymour Street resident moved to the area in 2014 and says she’s been really impressed with the support she’s seen her neighbors show each other.
“I feel like there’s so much stuff to be down about,” Amaro said, adding that sense of community here in Half Moon Bay should not be one of them.
“Our neighbors are good people,” she said.