Half Moon Bay set for Fourth of July 

This year marks the 49th rendition of Half Moon Bay’s beloved Ol’Fashioned Fourth of July parade and downtown party. The festivities will take over Main Street with events throughout the day. 

At the City Hall parking lot, patriotic people can enjoy a pancake breakfast before watching the parade come down Main Street at noon. In the afternoon, a community barbecue will be hosted back at City Hall. Also look for a “libations tent” and a face-painting booth for kids.

Fireworks are prohibited throughout city limits and in unincorporated San Mateo County as well. The San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office says it will have zero tolerance for anyone using fireworks or discharging firearms.

At various times, local authorities have promised to get tough on those using fireworks, but last year the Sheriff’s Office said it received 128 reports of fireworks between 4 p.m. and midnight on July 4, but only gave a single citation.


Giannini FFA Scholarship winners announced

The Michael Giannini FFA Scholarship Foundation winners were announced for this year. Serena Wood from Morgan Hill and Madicyn McDonald from Manteca were awarded the scholarships. 

The prize was created in honor of Half Moon Bay High School graduate Michael Giannini who died of heart failure at 34 years old. It is given to students who are members of the FFA and have plans to pursue a career in agriculture or ranching. This year was the first year there were no Coastside applicants for the scholarship, organizers say.


Townhouses proposed for Moss Beach

The Midcoast Community Council has requested a full preapplication workshop regarding a proposed townhouse apartment development. Featuring eight units, three levels and two buildings, the development would sit at the northwest corner of California Avenue and Etheldore Street in Moss Beach.

The MCC will discuss this proposed development in its meeting at 7 p.m. tonight to determine whether it complies with zoning standards. The meeting is in the Granada Community Services District office, 504 Avenue Alhambra in El Granada.

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