ARTICLE. From the Half Moon Bay History Association’s Coastside Chronicles, January 2023, by —Marc Strohlein. Many Coastside residents know Rancho Corral de Tierra as a scenic part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area and a great place for hiking, with many scenic views. Yet the former rancho has a rich history, including that […]
Half Moon Bay Coastsider History
Coastside Buzz works with Dave Cresson and the Half Moon Bay History Association to bring Coastsiders stories from the past. Here we see the restaurant The Reefs which is sitting right where Fitzgerald Marine Reserve is today!
HMB History Coastside Chronicles Presents ~ “The April Fool’s Day Tsunami of 1946”
ARTICLE. From the Half moon Bay History Association’s Coastside Chronicles, January 2023, by Siena Hinshelsood, with special thanks to Barbara Healy Stickel As winter storms sweep through the Coastside and cause large waves and flooding, we can cast our minds back to another event that resulted in flooding and big waves, but from a very […]
Pescadero KPDO Interviews Catalina Gomes a Ramaytush Ohlone Indigenous Elder and Founder of the Muchia Te’ Indigenous Land Trust (San Gregorio)
PODCAST. From KPDO‘s (Pescadero) Coastside Conversation. Catherine Peery interviews Catalina “Cata” Gomes. Catalina Gomes is a Ramaytush Ohlone Indigenous Elder. Founder of the Muchia Te’ Indigenous Land Trust. The Muchia Te’ Indigenous Land Trust (MTILT) is an Indigenous women-led organization committed to advancing Indigenous stewardship, sovereignty and restoration of natural and cultural resources […]
Coastside Chronicles Presents ~ “Princeton-by-the-Sea: The Rumrunner Years” by Marc Strohlein
ARTICLE. Half Moon Bay History Association’s ~ Coastside Chronicles . “Princeton-by-the-Sea: The Rumrunner Years” by Marc Strohlein. Walking through Princeton today, it’s hard to visualize a scene of illicit liquor smuggling, speakeasies, and bordellos, but from the early 1920s till 1933, the town was a hotbed of rumrunning and unlawful nightlife. Princeton-by-the-Sea’s heyday as an up-and-coming beach community […]
KQED’s Rachel Myrow Visits the Purissima Green Burial Cemetery ~ “The Ghost Town Hidden Near Half Moon Bay”
PODCAST/TRANSCRIPT. From KQED’s BAY CURIOUS. Purissima: The Ghost Town Hidden Near Half Moon Bay (listen) By Rachael Myrow, Senior Editor of KQED’s Silicon Valley News Desk, Sep 8, 2022. NOTE from Michelle Dragony, Chief Buzz Officer. From Rachael: “I found Coastside Buzz while I was looking for information about Purissima and came across a […]
Ever Wonder Who Pillar Point Harbor’s Johnson Pier is Named After?
LOCAL HISTORY. Located at San Mateo Harbor District’s Pillar Point Harbor. Sigval Bernhardt Johnson was born on June 15, 1886 in Whitehall, Michigan. He was the first born child of Bernt Sakarias Johnson and Petrine Gesine (Gabrielsen-Thompson). The Johnson family moved to South Manitou Island in approximately 1888 where Sigval lived until he enlisted […]
Senator Becker Attends Coastside County Water District’s (CCWD) 75th Anniversary
HISTORY PHOTO-ESSAY. On Tuesday, July 19, 2022 at 1:00pm the Coastside County Water District (CCWD) held a Special Meeting of the Board of Directors to celebrate the District’s 75th Anniversary! A tent was set up in the parking lot at the District Office located at 766 Main Street for the festivities. A draft […]
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