Highlights: Thanksgiving, Mayor's Beautification Awards, Pedro Point Headlands Hike
Connect With Pacifica This Week

A sincere wish for a Happy Thanksgiving goes out to you and your loved ones. As a reminder, City of Pacifica offices will be closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday on November 24 and November 25.

Following Thanksgiving holiday, the next City Council meeting is scheduled for Monday, November 28 at 7:00 pm in the City Council Chambers at 2212 Beach Boulevard. The winners of the 3rd Annual Mayors’ Beautification Awards will be announced at the November 28th City Council meeting. This program was created by the Beautification Advisory Committee (BAC) as part of the Keep Pacifica Beautiful Program implemented in the Council-approved Beautification Plan. It recognizes local businesses and homeowners for improving their properties and doing their part in making Pacifica a more beautiful place. For more information about the Beautification Advisory Committee, click here. Join us at the City Council meeting or tune in to the meeting via Pacific Coast TV's live stream to hear more.

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

Assistant City Manager

City News
  • Post-Thanksgiving Hike at the Pedro Point Headlands Sunday, Nov. 27 - The Pacifica Land Trust offers its Escape to the Headlands Event on Sunday, November 27 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Hike off some Thanksgiving dinner calories, get some fresh air and enjoy spectacular views (and great photo ops) from the Pedro Point Headlands. See the event flyer for more information. 
  • Holiday Extravaganza! A Weekend of Holiday Fun at the Pacifica Community Center! - The City of Pacifica hosts THREE AMAZING EVENTS in its Holiday Extravaganza (see flyer for additional details):

    Holiday Lighting, Friday, December 2nd, at 5:30 pm featuring a School Chorus, refreshments and a visit from Santa! This annual tradition has continued since the 1990s. Pacifica’s Poet Laureate, Dorsetta Hale, will also be reading a poem.

    Santa’s Workshop, Saturday, Dec. 3rd, from 11am to 2pm. $5 cash or check at the door — kids get to make a gingerbread house from scratch (no kits!) and using real frosting. Also, kids can do a holiday craft and visit with Santa!

    Elf Market, Friday, December 2nd, 6 to 9pm and Saturday, Dec. 3rd, 10am to 4pm. Pacifica’s very own unique craft fair! Shop for holiday gifts handcrafted by local artists and community organizations with over 50+ vendors.

  • Visit the City of Pacifica Booth and More at the 6th Annual Rockaway Tree Lighting Festival on Dec. 4 - The holiday weekend activities continue into Sunday, December 4 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm with the 6th Annual Rockaway Tree Lighting Festival in the Rockaway Beach district off of Hwy 1 & Rockaway Beach Ave in Pacifica. Free cable car rides get you to the event from the Pacifica Community Center beginning at 3:30 pm. Santa arrives by fire truck at 5:00 pm, and the tree lighting takes place at 6:00 pm. Enjoy food local shops, vendor booths, live music, pony rides, food trucks and more. Be sure to stop by the City of Pacifica booth and say "hi" while you're there. Click here for more information about the event.

  • City Seeks Citizens to Serve on Illegal Fireworks Task Force - The deadline for applications for the Illegal Fireworks Task Force has been extended to Dec. 9 See the Recruitment Notice for Illegal Fireworks Task Force for more information. The goals of the task force are to develop effective enforcement strategies to address illegal fireworks and develop public outreach strategies to educate and deter people from possessing and using illegal fireworks. We are looking for 6 community members to serve with representatives from designated groups. Application available here. Return application to Pacifica City Clerk Kathy O'Connell, 170 Santa Maria Ave., Pacifica, CA 94044-2506.

  • Milagra Trail Planting Day Recap – The Student Conservation Association (SCA) and Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy thanked volunteers that took part in the planting day of service at Milagra trail on November 19 to commemorate Veteran's Day. 275 volunteers participated in spite of the wind and rain that day, and planted 1400 native plants to benefit Milagra Ridge as a natural and cultural resource for park visitors as well as endangered species like the Mission Blue Butterfly and California Red Legged Frog that call this site home. See SCA's blog post for photos and more details from this event.
Press Releases
  • Recent City of Pacifica and Pacifica Police Department press releases are available on the City of Pacifica website under City Government - Media.

Link to Additional Press Releases

Save The Date
  • Nov. 24 - 25 - Thanksgiving Holiday- City Offices will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 24 and Friday, Nov. 25. Note that Pacifica City hall will close at 5:00 pm on Wednesday, Nov. 23.

  • Nov. 27 - Pedro Point Headlands Hike with the Pacifica Land Trust - See event flyer for details.
  • Nov. 28 - City Council Meeting - The next City Council meeting will be held on Monday, November 28 at 7:00 pm at 2212 Beach Boulevard, 2nd floor. See the agenda for more information.

  • Dec. 2 - Holiday Lighting at Pacifica Community Center 5:30 pm. See the City News section for more information.

  • Dec. 2 - 3 Elf Market at Pacifica Community Center, 540 Crespi Drive. See the City News section for more information.

  • Dec. 3 Santa's Workshop at Pacifica Community Center, 540 Crespi Drive. See the City News section for more information.

  • Dec. 4 - Rockaway Tree Lighting Festival. See the City News section 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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