Half Moon Bay
DayTripping ~ Redwood trees
and killer burgers
~ An officiant, a mother, and
a lawyer chime in on what the vow really means
Vtoaulting victory ~ Sisters head to Europe
to compete for their country
2012 2013models modelsatat closeout closeout prices prices while whilethey theylast! last! Come see our wood, pellet & gas stove showroom.
Warm it up! Feel the warmth of HotSprings Spas and the heat of an Avalon Fireplace! Come in for a “honey” of a deal.
1917 S. EL CAMINO REAL SAN MATEO “JUST SOUTH OF HWY. 92”
Creative Energy offers a full range of gas, wood, pellet stoves, inserts and fireplaces. With three San Francisco Bay Area showrooms to serve you, you're sure to find the perfect fireplace or stove. 2 1
Serving the Bay Since 1976!
Ara Croce, CRS BRE00483961
Real Estate Broker
Enjoy being close to everything in this upper quiet end unit. Whether you want to wander the beaches, trails, or meander downtown Main Street for coffee or a good meal — you are but a moment away from a carefree lifestyle. Unit features 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, fireplace, balcony, and in-unit stackable laundry and covered parking (with extra storage) for 2 cars (1-car garage & 1-car carport.) Kitchen has been updated with new cabinetry, granite, and stainless steel. Start a carefree lifestyle for a price that can’t be beat! $429,000
Ara Croce, CRS Real Estate Broker Phone: (650) 712-1299 Fax: (650) 888-823-7453 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
2 homes, 2.8 acres, plus barn & out buildings, on west, ocean side of Hwy 1, only 2 miles to HMB center. Current zoning R1-B-2, Subdivision possible — Extensive report available. Formerly a Dairy farm, last 25 + years as small ranch w/animals. Surrounded by Ocean Colony Golf Course Development, near Ocean & Open Space. Possible uses: small ranch and/or multifamily uses for $1,900,000.
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Half Moon Bay
Features Departments Musical Moonlighting 10 After the lights go out and the workday is done, some Coastsiders grab their instruments and head to their next gig.. BY MARK NOACK PHOTOS BY DEAN COPPOLA
Bird heaven on Devil’s Slide
Falcons, owls, cormorants and murres all call Devil’s Slide home. The trick is keeping it that way.
El Granada bathroom gets Zen makeover. 42
Palmer sisters are making a name for themselves in international equestrian competition. 28
BY JULIA REIS
Chamber leans on its senior staff
Three women put wealth of experience to use serving tourists BY CLAY LAMBERT
Purisima Creek Redwoods offer a perfect outing capped off with a burger. 46
Words on a word
Coastsiders weigh in on a word that is on many lips. This month: Marriage 35
Cricket is a welcome friend at the harbor. 44
Publisher’s Note 4 Contributions 6 Real Estate 48
The Palmer sisters practice their vaulting. Photo by Dean Coppola
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