Monday, September 27, 2010

Reason 53

Pacifica Fog Cutter Cocktail Drink:

Pacifica is also unique in having a cocktail that truly reflects our Pacifica coastal
environment. It is called the Pacifica Fog Cutter.

The ingredients are as follows:

Fill a Rocks Glass with ice
Add 1 oz. of light Rum
Add 1 oz. of Midori
Fill with 7up
A Splash of Sweet and Sour
Float on top Slow Gin

The way that the ingredients above reflect our Pacifica coastal envirironment is as follows:

The Ice... reflects our rocky coast
The Rum... reflects our crystal clear skies
The Midori...reflects our rolling green hills
The 7up... reflects our ocean spray
The Sweet and Sour... reflects the fog
The Slow Gin.... reflects our beautiful sunsets

Here is a bartender option:

Add Dry Ice at the bottom of the glass.. and Shaved ice on Top...... to reflect the fog coming in

How do you like your sunset cocktail?

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Reason 52

The Pacifica Fog!

If you live in Pacifica, you really get to love the fog!

Fog is a natural part of our beautiful coastal climate; where we have extremely clean ocean air to breathe, moderate temperatures, sunshiny days, and a natural offshore breeze that provides climatic air conditioning.

When you live in Pacifica, you get to see all of the many aspects of the fog. First when you drive up Highway 280 from San Mateo towards Pacifica, you will see the fog drifting over the mountain, looking like cotton candy. Next, on some mornings, driving up Highway 1, as you crest the top of the hill at Skyline, you can see above the fog canopy, that covers part of San Francisco and Daly City below, for a spectacular view, only seen here.

You also get to appreciate the fog, since it provides a break in the monotony, that every day of sunshine would bring. Fog also reminds you to truly appreciate sunny days, and to always make sure that you get them most out of every wonderful sunny day we have here at the beach! This creates a true spirit of existential enjoyment of Pacifica's beautiful beaches, rugged coastline, scenic mountains, and unbelievable sunsets.

Fog symbolizes to us the constant change both in our environment, and in our daily lives. We don't just get seasonal climate changes, we get daily climate changes!

Halloween is an example of how fog makes things even more fun. Nothing is more exciting, than going trick-or-treating, in the fog, among all of the massively decorated homes in Pacifica, that take spooky to the extreme!

The fog also allows Pacificans to develop our sense of humor about our foggy reputation. There is even a contest that occurs during the Pacifica Fog Fest. Over the years, meteorologists and weathercasters have given the title of, Fog Capital of the Pacific Coast , to many other coastal cities, during the Pacifica Fog Fest. In 1997, it was Pacific Grove, CA, in 1988 it was Montara, in 1989 it was Arcata, CA, in 1990, it was Juneau, Alaska, and in 1991 it went to Gleneden Beach in Oregon.

If you live in Pacifica, you will begin to look at fog in many new ways, and always appreciate it's beauty and purpose.

Why do you love the fog in Pacifica?

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Reason 51

The Pacifica Fog Fest !!

Happy 25th aniversary!! It is on Saturday and Sunday Sept 25th and September 26th from 9-5.

It all starts with the Discover Pacifica Parade to kick off the Fog fest and to celebrate the wonders that are Pacifica.

Here are some of the Traditions that have been celebrated, over the years:

Photo Contest- Your favorite scenes of of our lovely Pacifica coastal environment.
Fog Horn Contest- A contest to "call in the fog"
Fog Bank Contest- You guess the number of cotton balls that create coastal fog
Fog Jog- early Sunday morning 5K Run
Famous Fog Cutter Drink Contest- Coastside bartenders can create their best fog cutter drink
Classic Car Show-All the most beautiful vintage cars along the coast
Sand Castle Design Contest- To see who can create the most beautiful sand castle design.

Have fun!!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Reason 50

The natural wildlife to see in Pacifica:

I just read in the Pacifica Tribune, about a full- grown healthy male mountain lion, that was spotted in a Vallemar backyard last Friday, ...... I also read that 2 days earlier, a 2-3 year old female mountain lion, about 80-90 lbs, healthy and well fed, was struck by a vehicle, on the north side of Highway 1, near the Manor Drive exit. I wonder if that male mountain lion was out looking it's mate?

Because of our expansive hills and natural wildlife refuges, Pacifica is a great place to see alot of wild animals. We also have red-tailed hawks, black tailed deer, great horned owls, falcons, turkey vultures, coyotes, bobcats, raccons, skunks, the red-legged frog, and the famous San Francisco Garter snake.

Where in California, can you find all this ..... and still be close to San Francisco?

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Reason 49

Surfing in Pacifica:

At the south end of Linda Mar Beach, Pedro Point is a little beach community built into the side of a hill, overlooking all of Linda Mar Beach, and the home of the Pedro Point Surf Club.

Doc Ball's first edition of Surfing in California listed four surf spots: Windansea, San Onofre, Malibu and Pedro Point. The Keating brothers and some other Ocean Beach guys started surfing Pedro Point in the late '30s and early '40s after Dick Keating got turned on to surfing by the Kahanamoku brothers while in the Islands for a swimming contest.

When you Talk Story....about surfing .......back in the '40s, Fred Van Dyke said that most of the real board surfing was done at Pedro Point. The legends continue......about surfing in Pacifica.

Surfing is great in Pacifica!!

August 7th is the Kahuna Kupuna Classic Roy Earnet 650-438-6378

Check out these site:

For Surf conditions go to :

Other Sites:

Pedro Point Surf Club at:
University of Surfing at:

For Surfboards:

NorCal Surf Shop at: 650-738-9283
LogShop Surf Shop at: 650-738-5664
SonLight Surf Shop at: 650-359-0353

For Contacting your surfing buddies: ..can provide surfers instant voice message updates to mobile phones regarding surf conditions and where to meet. Go to :

"Life's a..... Beach!!!!!

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Reason 48

Going Skateboarding at our Pacifica SkatePark:

The Pacifica SkatePark is open (M-Sat 9AM-Sunset, Sun 10:30AM-Sunset).

Today is the Pacifica SkatePark Contest ( 10am-Sunset).
There are prizes given today for skateboarding contestants in all catagorizes. The masters event will be around 2PM.

For more information:

Go to

For Skateboarding Equipment:

Log Shop Surf & Skate in Pacifica 650-738-5664
NorCal Surf Shop in Pacifica 650-738-9283

Have fun!!

Friday, July 30, 2010

Reason 47

Going to SeaBowl for an extreme evening of "Astro Bowl":

"Astro Bowl", occurs on every Friday night (from 10PM-12:30AM) at SeaBowl in Pacifica. It is extreme fun taken to a new level........... They have a DJ , who plays music,...a light show, the pins are Day Glo, and it is an experience of colors, sound, music, partying, and bowling all rolled together.

Where on earth can you first, .....hang out at Rockaway Beach,..then walk accross the street to a Bowling Alley, the Beach,...that is this much fun !!!

Santa Cruz and Pismo Beach, have a Bowling Alley at the Beach, BUT... they dont
have "Astro bowl" !!!

Yeahhh Pacifica......