Crash stops traffic on Highway 1

Traffic headed north and south along the coast came to a standstill for much of the day on Thursday. The reason: a two-vehicle crash on Highway 1, north of the Devil's Slide tunnels.

The crash occurred shortly after 11 a.m. on Thursday and involved a trash truck and a white SUV, according to California Highway Patrol dispatch reports. The North County Fire Authority indicated on Twitter that multiple people were transported to an area hospital. Their condition was not known, however CHP categorized the event as a “major-injury” accident.

The road — both northbound and southbound— remained closed for more than three hours until tow trucks could remove both of the vehicles involved.

— Clay Lambert

A two-vehicle crash

A two-vehicle crash just north of the Devil’s Slide tunnels resulted in injuries.

Photo courtesy North County Fire Authority


Rockaway Ricky calendar reveal party, fundraiser set

Attend a Rockaway Ricky Memorial Fund fundraising event as organizers reveal the faces of the “Dog Days of Pacifica” calendar at Soul Grind Coffee Roasters, 5400 Coast Highway. The fundraising event will be held at 5 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 1. All attending the fundraiser will receive free coffee, snacks, doggie treats and more. A raffle will be held at the fundraiser.

The Rockaway Ricky Memorial Fund, part of Pacificans Care, assists with the pet needs for seniors, the homeless and families in need. Rockaway Ricky, who died in 2018, was the official mascot of the Lommori Stahl Group.

— from staff reports 


Annual heritage hike coming in November

Commemorating the first contact between two cultures and the Portola expedition’s sighting of San Francisco Bay, two events will be held on Saturday, Nov. 6, in Pacifica.

From 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Pacifica Community Center, 540 Crespi Drive, historical videos and displays will be available with a discussion and question-and-answer session.

From 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., a hike along the Ohlone-Portola Trail will be guided by the National Park Service following a ribbon-cutting for the newly named Ahni Trail. Meet at the Jean F. Fassler parking lot at the end of Fassler Avenue.

For more information, call the city’s Parks, Beaches and Recreation Department at (650) 738-7378.

— Jane Northrop


Joves honored by Legislature

The California Legislature has honored longtime Pacifica resident Dave Joves for his service to the Western Bankers Association. Local legislators Sen. Josh Becker and Assemblyman Kevin Mullin presented the resolution.

Dave Joves

Dave Joves

Joves has served as president of the bankers association, which is one of the largest banking trade associations in the United States. Among other things, the association provides training to its banking partners. Joves participates as president of TASI Bank.

Joves, who moved to Pacifica in 1974, is also a member of the Economic Development Commission of the city of Pacifica.

— from staff report


Sea Scouts chapter starting

The Pacific Skyline Council of  Boy Scouts of America is starting a new Sea Scouts Ship in Half Moon Bay focused on kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding and sailing for high school-age youth.

Sea Scouts is the co-ed maritime program of the Boy Scouts of America. It offers opportunity for young people looking for outdoor activities who don’t necessarily fit into standard school sports. The program explores STEM activities centering on marine environment, weather, engineering and navigation.

Organizers are looking for any interested youth, parents or volunteers. For a short overview of Sea Scouts, you can check out one of the YouTube videos at:

— from staff reports 


Certified results show more voting by mail

The San Mateo County elections office officially certified results of the Sept. 14 gubernatorial recall election last week.

San Mateo County voter registration stood at 440,817 registered voters on Election Day. Of the 292,233 ballots cast, 278,779, or 95.4 percent, were mailed in, and 13,454 ballots, or 4.6 percent, were cast at vote centers.

Voters completed their civic duty early. More than half the ballots cast were received by Aug. 31. Voting in person at voting centers dropped from 8.7 percent in the Nov. 3, 2020, presidential general election to under 5 percent in the September special election.

The Official Election Results, published in the Statement of the Vote, are posted on the San Mateo County Registration and Elections website,

— from staff reports 

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.

More Stories

  • 0

San Mateo County Harbor Commissioners last week unanimously voted to allow the three wholesale companies to sell processed fish and seafood products from their leased spaces at the end of Johnson Pier at Pillar Point Harbor, south of the Devil’s Slide tunnels. 

  • Updated
  • 0

Crash stops traffic on Highway 1

  • 0

Heavy rain and persistent winds blew over the Bay Area over the weekend, prompting evacuations, flooding roads, and knocking out power for thousands of residents. 

  • 0

Weather forecasters are predicting a wet and wild weekend on the San Mateo County coast. This after a significant rain event on Friday morning, when as much as .70 of an inch of rain fell on the coast in the span of an hour.

  • 0

Traffic headed north and south along the coast has been at a standstill for much of Thursday morning. The reason: a two-vehicle crash on Highway 1, north of the Devil's Slide tunnels.

  • 0

On Indigenous Peoples Day, Oct. 11, the Pacifica City Council approved language to acknowledge the contributions of the Ramaytush Ohlone at every subsequent City Council meeting. 

  • 1

Speakers at a recent Pacifica City Council meeting were in favor of improving the Manor Drive overcrossing but not the plan to study a potential new Milagra Drive on-ramp. 

Recommended for you