The Half Moon Bay Review is an award-winning community newspaper serving the San Mateo County Coastside since 1898. The Review is proud to employ a staff of trained journalists who cover local politics, local sports, local environmental issues and local features for both the newspaper and this website. The news, columns and opinions on every page, cover-to-cover, focus solely on the Coastside — from Devil’s Slide to the San Mateo County line. A paid subscription newspaper, the Review publishes every Wednesday morning and is circulated by mail, counter and rack sales.
The Review also publishes a variety of specialty publications including Half Moon Bay Magazine which is distributed to subscribers and racks on the Coastside and dozens of communities across the mid-peninsula.
The Coastside includes the city of Half Moon Bay along with towns to the north: El Granada, Moss Beach and Montara — and those to the south: San Gregorio, La Honda and Pescadero. The Coastside is just over the hill from the city of San Mateo, and about 28 miles south of San Francisco along the San Mateo County coastline. The leading industry on the Coastside is floriculture, and the area is also home to Pillar Point Harbor, the only working harbor between San Francisco and Santa Cruz.
In the center of it all is Half Moon Bay. The city is home to a diverse population that includes Silicon Valley engineers, longtime farming families and recent immigrants. Its restaurants and shops are among the most celebrated in the county. And nearby beaches add serenity and unparalleled beauty to the landscape. There are miles of open-space trails curving through the city — all of them providing a unique perspective on the California coast. There are a number of signature events on the coast. The granddaddy of them all is October’s Half Moon Bay Art and Pumpkin Festival, which annually draws hundreds of thousands of visitors to the city’s Main Street.