For 11 years the Common Murre Restoration Project has been restoring seabird colonies on a small seastack known as Devil's Slide Rock, on the San Mateo County coast just 15 miles south of San Francisco. The Devil's Slide breeding colony held close to 3,000 Common Murres (Uria aalge) as recently as the early 1980s, but was wiped out as a result of human-caused mortality.
First, the bad news: Caltrans and the California Highway Patrol have closed U.S. Highway 1 between Pacifica and Montara indefinitely, due to two "slip-outs" in the road. But the good news is that our Point Montara Lighthouse Hostel is still easily accessible from the North and East Bays via Highway 92 (from the south, Highway 1 remains open). Even better, for those in the know this is a rare opportunity to enjoy Montara and Half Moon Bay without the usual tourist crowds!
California will provide the stunning backdrop for the inaugural Amgen Tour of California, a professional cycling race modeled after the Tour de France. From Feb. 19 to 26, 16 teams from around the world will compete across 600 miles of scenic California roadway from San Francisco to Redondo Beach.
The Point Montara Lighthouse Hostel and the Helen Scarsdale Agency are proud to present a collaborative multimedia performance by sound-art ensemble Coelacanth and experimental filmmaker Keith Evans on Feb. 4 at 8 p.m.