City offers civics academy for students

The city of Half Moon Bay is offering students in eighth to 12th grade an opportunity to experience city operations and learn how local government works. 

As participants of the Future Leaders Civics Academy program, students will meet city staff and council members, take part in a mock city council meeting and earn community service credit. There are also segments on public speaking and learning best practices for resume writing and job applications. Dinner is served at each session. 

The program takes place from 5 to 8 p.m. on Aug. 29, Sept. 5 and 12. Dinner is provided. Deadline to apply is June 30. 

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HMB seeks input for park at Frenchmans Creek 

The city of Half Moon Bay is replacing the play structure at Frenchmans Creek Park and considering other future improvements. With that in mind, the city is offering an online survey for feedback on what upgrades residents would like to see at the park. 

Additionally, the city is hosting a neighborhood meeting with displays of potential design ideas and staff on hand to answer questions. The meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday at Frenchmans Creek Park, Ruisseau Francais Avenue at Bordeaux Lane. 

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CHP looks for seat belt violations

The California Highway Patrol wants you to buckle up.

Over the Memorial Day weekend, the CHP plans what it calls a “maximum enforcement period” specifically targeted at people who aren’t using the seat and shoulder belts while driving or riding in the front passenger seat. The CHP says 37 people died on state roads last Memorial Day weekend and nearly half of them were not wearing a seat belt.

The state police agency says it will be on high alert for the violation from 6 p.m. on Friday through 11:59 p.m. on Monday. In a prepared release, the CHP says it will also be on the lookout for distracted and drunken drivers.

Motorists are also reminded to protect children by placing them in age-appropriate restraint devices, whether a safety seat or booster seat.  

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