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Coastal Cleanup Day @ Pilarcitos Creek, September 20
CLT volunteers stop and admire the Pilarcitos Creek corridor in Half Moon Bay Join Coastside Land Trust and 60,000 other Californians as we come together to clean up our state's beaches and waterways during the 30th annual Coastal Cleanup Day. On Saturday, September 20 from 9am-Noon, volunteers from across the state will collectively remove hundreds of thousands of pounds of trash and recyclables from our water ecosystems.
Sun Sep 14, 2014
New Data Shows California Drift Gillnets Not Sustainable, Continue to Kill Marine Mammals
The National Marine Fisheries Service has released new data showing that the California-based drift gillnet fishery targeting swordfish killed an estimated 53 marine mammals from May 2013 through January 2014. Fishery observers monitored 34 percent of the drift gillnet sets made last year; they documented that the fishery killed an estimated three California gray whales, six short-finned pilot whales, nine northern right whale dolphins, nine California sea lions and 26 short-beaked common dolphins.
Fri Sep 12, 2014
Salmon Reward Trollers, Rockfish Limits The Rule
Dennis Baxter of the New Captain Pete reported a fish per rod on salmon, along with a bonus halibut, while trolling on Friday, September 5 right outside of the harbor in the channel to Buoy 1 North near Mavericks. The boat headed north to Mussel Rock on Saturday, ending up with 12 salmon for 18 anglers.
Inside Bay Area
Bonny Zanardi: Landscapes reflect the power of our planet
"The Quiet Earth" is the title of the solo exhibit of work by Kevyn Warnock at the Peninsula Art Institute . She includes local landscapes of the Bay Area hills and ocean shore as well as views of the mountains of her childhood home in Northern Utah.
The New Zealand Herald
Fullers employee follows customer around Auckland CBD
A Fullers employee has been issued with a final warning after she followed a customer around the Auckland CBD accusing her of theft after she was unable to produce her ferry ticket. Lisa Bailey worked for Fullers as a customer services consultant in the main ticket office at the Auckland central ferry terminal, a ruling by the Employment Relations Authority says.
Thu Sep 11, 2014
Monterey County Herald
Peninsula water authority backs Cal Am test well appeal, despite slant well misgivings
MONTEREY >> Despite expressing frustration at the mounting time and expense associated with the unproven slant well intake method at the core of California American's proposed Monterey Peninsula desalination plant, the Peninsula water authority board on Thursday unanimously backed the company's state Coastal Commission appeal on the Marina city council's rejection of slant test well program. While some of the mayors agreed slant wells would not have been their preference, they also pointed out that they've been told by regulatory agencies that the relatively new intake process must be fully explored until it is proved to be infeasible, and they agreed they were essentially obligated to support Cal Am's efforts.
Wed Sep 10, 2014
The Campbell Reporter
Family of Half Moon Bay teen fatally shot by deputy files suit against San Mateo County
The family of a schizophrenic teenage girl fatally shot by a sheriff's deputy in Half Moon Bay filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against San Mateo County, seeking various damages for excessive force and unreasonable due process, court documents reveal. Last month, District Attorney Steve Wagstaff concluded Deputy Menh Trieu was justified when he shot and killed Yanira Serrano-Garcia on June 3, saying he did so in defense of his own life.
Albany Times Union
Obsession with eating 'pure' a rising disorder
During a recent trip to the Half Moon Bay, Calif., farmers market, Johnny Righini didn't suffer a panic attack or chastise his mother when she bought nonorganic produce. For Righini, this moment of self-restraint marked another small victory in his struggle to overcome a pathological obsession with eating "pure" foods.
Thu Sep 04, 2014
Navio at Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay: Restaurant review
Navio , the restaurant at the amazing Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay , sits overlooking the Pacific, just south of San Francisco. It provides fantastic ocean cuisine for Ritz-Carlton guests, locals and visiting foodies.
Wed Sep 03, 2014
Special Dinners: Sunday Supper, Millennium Turns 20, Harvest Dinner...
CUESA's 12th Annual Sunday Supper is coming up on Sunday October 5th from 6pm-9:30pm.
The new and classic charms of Pescadero
Open space : The mile of San Mateo County beachfront seen stretching north from Pigeon Point to Bolsa Point will never be developed, thanks to the acquisition of the former Lighthouse Ranch by Peninsula Open Space Trust in 2000.
Coastside fishing report for Sept. 3
HALF MOON BAY: Captain Tom Mattusch on the Huli Cat said, "It's the same old, same old thing around here with excellent rockfishing south of the harbor with quite a few ling cod," adding, "The rockfish are still biting since the big swell didn't materialize on Thursday."
Tue Sep 02, 2014
Wandering and Wondering
Highway 1 is 64 feet wide as it passes Rockaway Quarry in Pacifica. The average eight-lane freeway is 132 feet wide, e.g., Interstate 280, including all lanes and shoulders, as you pass through Millbrae at Crystal Springs.
The Campbell Reporter
Linda Mar Boulevard repaving happens this month
Work began last month on the installation of wheelchair access ramps at various locations.
Inside Bay Area
Livermore: At Wente Vineyards, munch on mussels and support performing arts
It's crustaceans for a cause as a legion of lobsters and clams prepare to give up the good life Sept.
The New Zealand Herald
Couple charged with $2m fraud against Mighty River
The Whakamaru Dam, one of the hydro dams on the Waikato River owned by Mighty River Power.
Palo Alto Weekly
East Palo Alto commences search for interim city manager
The East Palo Alto City Council tonight will review proposals from four recruitment firms, one of which will undertake the process of finding the city an interim city manager.
California Coastal Trail breaks ground at Half Moon Bay
After more than 20 years, the California Coastal Trail broke ground. The trail is supposed to run from the top of the Oregon coastline all the way down to Mexico.
San Mateo Daily Journal
Half-cent sales tax extension on November ballot: Half Moon Bay...
This November, Half Moon Bay voters will have the option to extend a half-cent sales tax that officials say will allow the city to continue to make vital infrastructure improvements and build a new library.
Mon Sep 01, 2014
Marin Independent Journal
Marin briefs: Hal Wagner Doubles tournament wrap in up in San Rafael
Novato's Oliver Lobl and Petaluma's Steven Colletto teamed up to win the men's open flight of the Hal Wagner Memorial Doubles Open at the Rafael Racquet Club on Monday.