DayTripping: Cowell Ranch and cheesesteaks
Half Moon Bay wildflower
~ The Coastside
bursts into color as wildflowers reach their peak
A restaurateur, Easter Egg hunt coordinator and the vice president of the Humane Society weigh in on the springtime holiday.
Stand UP ~ Time to get on board
the paddling culture
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3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms $610,000 Built in 2011, this single story home shows like new & is close to historic HMB Main St. www.617Poplar.com
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The Coastside bursts into color as wildflowers bloom.
Moss Beach family decked out for spring. 40
BY JULIA REIS PHOTOS BY DEAN COPPOLA
Stand up and paddle
The trend has been hot for a while. Have you tried this unique way to enjoy the ocean? BY MARK NOACK PHOTOS BY DEAN COPPOLA
Coastside teens spread their wings and earn their Eagle Scout badges. BY MARK NOACK PHOTOS BY DEAN COPPOLA
Pelikans provide people power for Dream Machines. 32
One of the most spectacular bluff-top trails plus two-fisted cheesesteaks. 42
Words on a word Different takes on the springtime holiday. This month: Easter 8
Storm, the Chocolate Lab. 38
Publisherâ€™s Note 4 Flashback 6 Upcoming 10 Real Estate 46
Brittany Haggard and Christina Jarvis, from Jacksonville Beach, FL. view pictures they took in the field of oxalis in Moss Beach. Photo by Dean Coppola 2 3
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Parting ways with Dora the Explorer
ith a great deal of effort, I spend several weekends per year trying to keep our garage organized. I call it a garage, though, like many, a car has never actually entered the space. It is more like a place for stuff that doesn’t fit in the house. Extra mattresses, unwanted bar stools, tables that need refinishing, chairs that need repairing. Then there is the climbing gear that has not seen a rock in a decade, rollerblades that were out-of-date before I bought them, and camping supplies more suitable for the Smithsonian than the Sierras. I have an out-of-tune piano that serves as a 500-pound shelf and a box full of VHS tapes with nearly every episode of “Dora the Explorer.” I keep them in case my 14-year-old daughter wants to buy a VCR and a compatible TV and rewatch them. Seems likely. The problem is that all this stuff actually works. If it didn’t, I’d certainly be more likely to bring it down to Ox Mountain and get rid of it. But dumping a box full of mixed tapes, even if they do include the Thompson Twins or Flock of Seagulls, straight into the trash to rot in a landfill doesn’t sit well. But what to do with them? Strange as it may sound, there may actually people who still like mid-’80s pop and would be thrilled to own them. So here’s the thing to do: Gather up all that good stuff. Dust it off. Put it on your driveway with a 25cent sticker on it and sell it at the spring Coastside Garage Sale on April 26. You’ll clear a small spot in the garage, give useless items new use, spare the landfill, meet your neighbors, and maybe make a little pocket money. And the Hippity Hop that doesn’t sell? Bring it to the Goodwill truck that will be positioned in town after the event. Registration is free at hmbreview.com. Sign up to get on the published map and pick up your garage sale kit at our office. Now you just have to figure out where to hang your robe once your Nordic Track sells.
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