Highlights: Hwy 1 Closure Sept. 23-27, Disaster Preparedness Day, Learn About the Ohlone-Portola Heritage Trail, Suicide Prevention Month
Connect With Pacifica This Week

Caltrans is nearing completion of Highway 1 paving! All of the paving on the mainline highway is complete, with work remaining on guardrails, shoulders, curbs and traffic signals. See this update notice for more details. They are also making good progress on the San Jose pedestrian overcrossing. Note the nighttime full closure of Highway 1 Sept. 23-27 to accommodate bridge work. And if you’re out on Hwy 1 this Saturday enjoying the new paving, please be mindful of bicyclists participating in the 2018 California Coast Classic ride.

Next Tuesday evening, Sept. 25 from 7-9 p.m. at the Community Center, there will be an informational meeting hosted by San Mateo County about the Ohlone-Portola Heritage Trail. Come learn how in 1769 this Spanish explorer, through the graciousness and knowledge of the Ohlone people, shaped the course of San Mateo County history.

Please let me know if you have comments or questions, and  thank you  for wanting to  Connect with Pacifica !

City Manager

City News
  • Updated Dates for Full Freeway Nighttime Closure of Hwy 1 in Pacifica Sept. 23-27 for Construction on Replacement Pedestrian Overcrossing - UPDATED dates of closure -- Nighttime Closures on Hwy 1: Sun.–Thurs. / Sept. 23-27, 2018. Caltrans will close Highway 1 in Pacifica between Clarendon Road and Paloma Avenue each night from Sunday, September 23 - Thursday, September 27 to allow work crews to erect temporary support structures at the San Jose Avenue pedestrian overcrossing. The San Jose pedestrian overcrossing is being replaced with a new pedestrian overcrossing currently being built 80-feet to the north of the old structure. Detour for NB traffic: Exit the freeway at Clarendon Road, continue north on Oceana Avenue, then re-enter the highway at Paloma. NB closure will occur between 9pm – 5am. Detour for SB traffic: Exit the freeway at Paloma Avenue, continue south on Francisco Boulevard, then re-enter the freeway at Clarendon Road. SB closure will occur between 10pm – 7am. See the Traffic Advisory from CalTrans for more information.

  • Ohlone-Portola Trail Community Meeting in Pacifica September 25 – Learn how in 1769 a Spanish explorer, through the graciousness and knowledge of the Ohlone people, shaped the course of San Mateo County History. Community meetings will be held Coastside, including one in Pacifica on Tuesday, September 25 from 7:00pm – 9:00pm at the Pacifica Community Center. See the Event Flyer for more information and additional meeting dates.

  • Disaster Preparedness Day this Saturday at San Mateo County Event Center –Come enjoy a FREE day of fun for the whole family and learn about disaster preparedness at the 14th Annual San Mateo County Disaster Preparedness Day on Saturday, September 22 from 10:00am – 4:00pm at the San Mateo County Event Center. Check out fire trucks, SWAT vehicles, bomb squad robots. Attend classes on CPR and First Aid. Learn about safety resources. Stop by and say “hi” at the City of Pacifica’s Emergency Preparedness & Safety Commission and CERT table to meet local volunteers that focus on safety in our own community. See the Event Flyer for more information.

  • Sign up for SMC Alert to Stay Alert and Be Prepared - To learn more or to register go to www.smcalert.info or text your your zip code to 888777.

  • September is Suicide Prevention Month - Pain isn’t always obvious; know the signs. Most suicidal people show some signs that they are thinking about suicide. The signs may appear in conversations, through their actions, or in social media posts. Though the warning signs can be subtle, they are there. If you observe warning signs, step in or speak up. Learn more at www.suicideispreventable.org. If you or someone you know is in need of help to prevent suicide, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.

  • Pacific Coast Fog Fest Celebrates 33 Years - On September 29 - 30, Pacificans and vistors will enjoy the 33rd Annual Pacific Coast Fog Fest along Palmetto Avenue in Pacifica. Admission is FREE! See the Fog Fest website for more information. The City of Pacifica's Parks, Beaches & Recreation Department organizes exciting family-friendly activites during the Fog Fest. See the information below regarding Fog Jog and Family Fun Fest held during Fog Fest on Sunday, September 30.

  • Fog Jog 2018 on Sunday, September 30 - The Fog Jog is Pacifica’s race that occurs in conjunction with Fog Fest weekend. Options include a 5-mile race or a 3-mile stride, and both courses begin on Salada Avenue at Francisco Blvd. Register individually or as a family for this fun race. Race Day is Sunday, September 30. Click here for more information about the Fog Jog.

  • Family Fun Fest at the Fog Fest - The Parks, Beaches and Recreation Department presents the 36th annual Family Fun Fest! This event will be held on Sunday, September 30th from 1:00-4:00pm at IBL Middle School. It’s free! Enjoy hands on, non-competitive games, activities, crafts, face painting and much more! No RSVP required just come ready to have fun. See the Parks, Beaches & Recreation Special Events page for more information.

  • Fire Insurance Cancelled or Non-Renewed? - North County Fire Authority has issued a reference sheet for homeowners with resources to turn to if notified that their fire insurance is cancelled or will not be renewed. Learn about fire insurance challenges throughout the state, how to contact the California Department of Insurance, where to get fire insurance when it is otherwise not available, view the North County Fire Authority Wildfire Action Plan, and more. See the Homeowners' Fire Insurance Reference Sheet here.
Press Releases
The Pacifica Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI / Driver’s License Checkpoint on September 22, 2018. See the Press Release below for more information.
Save The Date
  • September 22 - Big Chill Out Surf Contest at Linda Mar Beach. See the Pedro Point Surf Club's Event Webpage for more information.

  • September 24 - City Council Meeting 7:00pm at City Council Chambers, 2212 Beach Blvd. See the Agenda for more information.

  • September 25 - Ohlone-Portola Trail Community Meeting 7:00pm – 9:00pm at the Pacifica Community Center, 540 Crespi Drive, Pacifica. See the Event Flyer for more information and additional meeting dates.

  • September 29 - 30 - Pacific Coast Fog Fest 10:00am - 6:00pm along Palmetto Avenue in Pacifica. Admission is FREE! See the Fog Fest website for more information.

  • September 30 - Fog Jog. Race check-in from 8:00am - 8:45am at Salada Ave. at Francisco Blvd, Pacifica. Race time 9:00am. Click here for Fog Jog registration information.

  • September 30 - Family Fun Fest 1:00pm - 4:00pm at Ingrid B. Lacy Middle School during Fog Fest. See the City News section above for more information.

  • Upcoming City Meetings – For information about upcoming City meetings, visit the City of Pacifica website at www.cityofpacifica.org and check the Calendar for City Council Meetings and Other City Meetings at the bottom of the page. 
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