Saturday, October 31, 2015

Time change, Sunday, November 1, 2015

Time and date/November 1, 2015/California/San Francisco. "Time Change, Daylight Saving Time ends."

"Sunday, November 1, 2015, 2:00:00 AM clocks are turned backward 1 hour to
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2 a.m., turn clock back 1 hour.
Sleep-in, lose evening light. Is that fair?
Sunday, November 1, 2015, 1:00:00 AM local standard time instead.
Sunrise and sunset will be about 1 hour earlier on Nov 1, 2015 than the day before. There will be more light in the morning.  Also called Fall Back and winter time."  Read and view more.

Related article. news/Leada Gore, 10/30/15, "Daylight Savings: things to know about Sunday, November 1, 2015 time change." ....  "Worth the hassle? Nah.  A 2013 Rasmussen Report found only 37 percent of Americans thought Daylight Saving Time was worth the hassle, while 45 percent said it was not.  The future? Daylight Saving Time in 2016 starts March 13 and ends Nov. 6. In 2017, it starts March 12 and ends Nov. 5 and in 2018, it starts March 11 and ends Nov. 4.  What to do with the extra hour? We recently asked readers what they planned to do with the morning hour of daylight on Nov. 1. Here were some of suggestions:
  • Paula Lee: "I spend the extra hour complaining about it getting dark too early."
  • David Thornton: "My yearly ritual is to leave my watch on DST until I got the chance to go fishing. Late in the day I would then set my watch back an hour so I got an extra hour to enjoy fishing that day."
  • Kalanu Raven Sun: "Sleep, most likely."
  • Robbie Barnes: "Instead of a 12 hour shift it will be a 13 hour shift............great."
  • Mike Moses: "I wish the powers that be would do away with this antiquated practice. it stinks to lose an hour of daylight. Makes me depressed."
Note graphic from The Hollywood Gossip/Free Britney, 10/31/15,"Daylight Savings Time 2015: Its over (almost)!!!

Posted by Kathy Meeh

Planning Commission meeting, Monday, November 2, 2015

Update:  Only 3 Planning Commissioners of 7 in attendance (Chuck Evans, John Nibbelin, Sue Vaterlaus). No quorum for Public Hearings voting: Items 2 and 3 will be heard at the next Planning Commission meeting.  Item 1. Lorenzo Hines, Assistant City Manager gave a Presentation reviewing  the fiscal year 2015-16 City Budget.
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Item 2.  120 Santa Rosa Avenue

Attend in person, 2212 Beach Boulevard, 2nd floor.  Or, view on local television or live feed Pacificcoast.TV, (formerly  If you miss civic meetings, view on PCT 26 You Tube!  The planning commission meeting begins at 7 p.m., or shortly there following.  Planning Commission updates, archives are available on the City website/Planning Commission.  

Planning Commission Agenda, 11/2/15, pdf pages 71.

Regular meeting, 7:00 p.m.
Administrative.  Public Oral Communications.
Consent items, none. 

1.  Fiscal year 2015-16 City Budget.  Assistant City Manager Lorenzo Hines.

Public hearings
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Item 3.  323 Beaumont Boulevard
2.  CDP-355-15, PSD-805-15.  Single family residence with one car garage addition, 500 square feet, 120 Santa Rosa Avenue (APN 016-192-030), non-conforming lot. The existing home is 1,000 square feet.  (Approve as conditoned.)
3.  SP-153-15.  Three-story single family residence, 3,111 square feet, 323 Beaumont Boulevard (APN 009-037-450).  New construction on a 6,105 square foot vacant lot.  (Approve as conditioned.)

Consideration items,  none. Communications (Commission, Staff).
Reference, acronyms.  CDP, Coastal Development Permit. PSD, Site Development Permit. SP, Specific Plan.

Note photographs.  120 Santa Rosa Avenue (Sharp Park) from 323 Beaumont Boulevard (Fairmont) from

Posted by Kathy Meeh

It's early, don't change that Rite Aid sign yet

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And the banner above the Rite Aid sign says,
"Welcome Longs Customers,
transfer your prescriptions today."
DNS/Drugstore news/Michael Johnsen, 10/30/15. "WBA to divest as many as 1,000 stores to secure Rite Aid deal approval." 

"DEERFIELD, Ill. - The merger agreement between Walgreens Boots Alliance and Rite Aid must be consummated by Oct. 27, 2016, or the deal is off, according to documents filed to the Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday. That deadline could be extended to Jan. 27, 2017 under some circumstances, according to the document. 
If Rite Aid walks away from the deal at any time, Rite Aid will forfeit a $325 million termination fee to Walgreens. Rite Aid may also be required to pay up to an additional $45 million to cover expenses incurred by Walgreens.  
Conversely, Walgreens will forfeit $325 million to Rite Aid if it's not able to secure regulatory approval of the deal, a figure that could double to $650 million if Walgreens "enters into, consummates or announces certain acquisitions within eight to 12 months of the date of the merger agreement [with Rite Aid]."  Read more.
Note photograph by M.C. from Yelp. 
Posted by Kathy Meeh

Friday, October 30, 2015

Intelligent Halloween celebration, Pacifica Coastside Museum, Saturday 10/31/15

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Little Brown Church/Pacifica Coastside Museum,
a sucessful Historical Society project, thanks to
it's dedicated Members, and the Community.
Pacifica Tribune/Jean Bartlett, Features correspondent, 10/28/15. "Ghosts host Halloween extravaganza."

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Celebrating our peace of history,
"Ghostorama", a ghost story
"Long before Spanish explorer Captain Gaspar de Portolá led his expedition over Pacifica’s Sweeney Ridge in 1769 and discovered the San Francisco Bay, the Ohlone people lived peacefully here for thousands of years. This Saturday night, one of our earliest coastal inhabitants will join other ghosts of Pacifica’s past at the Pacifica Historical Society’s first annual “Halloween Ghostorama.The party takes place on Halloween night at the Pacifica Coastside Museum (Little Brown Church Building).

....  Included among the other spirit hosts are: Sam Mazza, Rev. Herschel Harkins, Bertha Johnson Anderson, employees of Chateau Lafayette, Dr. Galen Hickok, members of the Mori family and members of the Sanchez family.  ....  Since 2002, the castle has served as the headquarters of the Sam Mazza Charitable Foundation. ....  Members of the Mori family will be at the party. ... The Mori family turned their ranch house into a roadhouse and it was the Mori family that gave California, Pacifica Jack cheese.

....  Members of the Sanchez family will discuss the stories behind and within the adobe residence built by Commandante Don Francisco Sanchez, Alcade (mayor) of San Francisco, in 1842. Located on Linda Mar Blvd., the Sanchez Adobe is the oldest building in San Mateo County.

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Sure, Halloween follows
National Cat Day (10/29/15)
....  'We want young people and children to feel that the Museum is a welcoming place and that history can be fun,' Manning said. “We want to welcome people of all ages. This ‘Ghostorama’ is a free party to introduce the public to the new Pacifica Coastside Museum. The Pacifica Historical Society presents the Halloween Ghostorama. Saturday, October 31, 6 to 9 p.m. Free. Historical costumes encouraged. Pacifica Coastside Museum, 1850 Francisco Blvd., Pacifica. Visit the PHS online at: Museum hours and information: 650-303-1670."  Read more.

Reference - Pacifica Historical Society,  Facebook.  Wikispaces.  City of Pacifica/History.  Chamber of Commerce Visit Pacifica/History.  Related articles - Pacifica Tribune/Jean Bartlett, Arts correspondent, 3/26/13, "Ghosts and history, Pacifica Castle Tours 2013". Pacifica Tribune/Jean Bartlett, Correspondent, 12/31/13, "The Little Brown Church, Miracle on Francisco Boulevard."

Note photographs. Ghost from Thai Visa (Thailand News).  Little Brown Church by Jean Bartlett from her Pacifica Tribune, 12/31/13 article. The Ghost Diaries,"Oscar, the nursing home cat with ESP...".  Related photograph reference, CNN/Living/Marnie Hunter, 10/29/15,"...National Cat Day."

Posted by Kathy Meeh