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Half Moon Bay

Adam Jay Pye was killed when a sand tunnel he was digging collapsed on him in Half Moon Bay. (Source: Facebook)

Man Dies After Tunnel In Sand Collapses On Half Moon Bay Beach

A man died on a Half Moon Bay beach after a tunnel he was digging collapsed, burying him under four feet of sand Monday night.

07/22/2014

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Martins Beach Supporters Want Billionaire Owner To Pay Over $20 Million For Closing Public Access

Supporters of an effort to reopen Martins Beach near Half Moon Bay filed briefs in a court case against the property’s billionaire owner to get him to pay fines for closing public access to the beach.

07/01/2014

Alex Martins competes in the finals during the Mavericks Invitational surf competition on January 20, 2013 in Half Moon Bay, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Mavericks Surf Competition Getting Makeover Under New Ownership

The Mavericks surf contest is getting a makeover this year under new ownership that hopes to make the annual big wave event in Half Moon Bay into a spectacle watched around the world.

06/24/2014

Lucy Li from Redwood City, California (Girls 10-11 category) reacts after sinking her putt on the 18th hole during the National Finals of the 2014 Drive, Chip and Putt Championships, April 6, 2014 at Augusta National Golf Club Augusta, Georgia. The championships was created by the Masters Tournament Foundation, United States Golf Association (USGA) and The PGA of America. AFP PHOTO/Emmanuel Dunand (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

11-Year-Old Bay Area U.S. Women’s Open Qualifier Just Wants To Have Fun

At 11 years old, Lucy Li became the youngest player to qualify for the U.S. Women’s Open by winning the sectional qualifier at Half Moon Bay in May.

06/18/2014

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Multi-Car Crash Shuts Down Traffic Along Highway 1 In Half Moon Bay

A four-vehicle crash in Half Moon Bay injured three people Tuesday afternoon and has shut down traffic along state Highway 1, a San Mateo County sheriff’s spokeswoman said.

06/10/2014

Investigators on the scene of a deadly shooting by San Mateo County Sheriff's deputies. (CBS)

18-Year-Old Half Moon Bay Woman Shot Dead During Confrontation With Deputies

An 18-year-old woman was shot and killed by a sheriff’s deputy in San Mateo County on Tuesday night. Family members say she suffered depression and was off her medication.

06/04/2014

A dead humpback whale appears at Pillar Point harbor in Half Moon Bay, May 21, 2014. (carolsuestories.com)

Dead Humpback Whale Floating Off Half Moon Bay

Marine researchers and harbor officials will have to wait and see if a deceased humpback whale that pressed up against the rocky break wall near Pillar Point Harbor on Wednesday washes onshore before determining its age, size, cause of death, or if the carcass is suitable for research or educational use.

05/22/2014

Martin's Beach in San Mateo County. (CBS)

Legal Battle Begins Over Access To Martins Beach Near Half Moon Bay

Court proceedings began in Redwood City in a case that pits surfers and environmentalists against a multi-billionaire property owner who has closed off access to Martins Beach along the San Mateo Coastline.

05/05/2014

USGS digital orthophoto of Half Moon Bay Airport. (U.S. Geological Survey)

Small Plane Crash Lands At Half Moon Bay Airport

A pilot escaped injury in a plane crash at Half Moon Bay Airport on Tuesday night, when the aircraft’s retractable landing gear remained up instead of down, an airport operations employee said Wednesday.

04/30/2014

Low water levels  at Uvas reservoir near Morgan Hill. (CBS)

Drought Forces Silicon Valley Triathlon Move To Half Moon Bay

The event, which normally includes a swim in the Uvas Reservoir near Morgan Hill, can’t be held there because the water level is too low.

04/10/2014

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