Coastside Gossip

Talk about this being a magical place–did you enjoy the remarkable sunset this evening? A golden orb that looked so close and 100 times normal size floated behind Pillar Point. I couldn’t look away; it was such a powerfully beautiful sight.

Now to other matters: Overheard at Sushi Main Street: The Two Fools restaurant on Main Street has closed its doors and Cafe Gibraltar will open a second restaurant there. Gibraltar will continue to run the restaurant in El Granada.

Also heard from a waiter who works at a Main Street restaurant in town, that Red Ginger, the new restaurant in northern El Granada, is very “hot”. Update Update Update: Feb 11, 2007: I have a question…Is Red Ginger still open? It doesn’t look open….Who will try next?

And two youngish women are opening a new kitchenwares shop in the Moonside Bakery building on Main Street in Half Moon Bay.

You can’t say I don’t keep you posted.


Overheard outside the El Granada post office

Locals talking, worriedly, about friends being rear-ended on Highway 1. “It’s happening all the time,” one woman said.
My boyfriend’s car was rear-ended two weeks ago at 8:15 a.m. near Miramar. Popped and broke the trunk lock and scared him– no wonder, his small car was struck by a monster SUV.

He called me and I ran down to make sure everything was okay. On the ground I found this small jagged piece of gray plastic. I picked it up only because I thought it was part of our car’s bumper or something–. I was holding the useless piece of plastic when the young man who hit my friend’s car (the kid must have been in “shock”) took the plastic from me, thanking me over and over as if it was worth a million dollars–by the way the house across the street sold in one week for $1.2 (see earlier post).

I have often dreamed of closing Highwy 1 between Princeton and Miramar, leaving the foot and bike paths–but we need access–something to work on. It seems like a good idea to close the automobile road between those two points.