Highway 1 Crash Snarls Traffic, Knocks Out Power

A section of roadway closed after the 6:45 a.m. crash near Filbert Avenue in Half Moon Bay has been reopened. About 56 PG&E customers lost power.

The California Highway Patrol has reopened a section of state Highway 1 in Half Moon Bay this morning after a crash caused a live electrical wire to come down onto the roadway.

A vehicle struck a utility pole near Filbert Avenue at about 6:45 a.m., CHP Officer Marc Johnston said. No injuries were reported, he said.

The fallen electrical wire prompted the closure of the roadway in both directions for about 45 minutes.

PG&E crews were at the scene as of 7:30 a.m., spokeswoman Jana Morris said.

About 56 customers in southern Half Moon Bay were without power as of 8 a.m., she said.

PG&E expected to have power fully restored by 11 a.m.

- Bay City News


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Gary Mondfrans for Pacifica August 09, 2012 at 07:41 AM
I notified Q-FM 89.3 about it as soon I got a text about the closure. If you see or hear of something others here on the Coast that we should all know about it call Gary on Q-FM 89.3 on (650) 731-2020, where the recording starts state your name and say "Gary Put Me On the Air", then say exactly what we need to be warned about, big or little, like a swarm bees, a gas leak, a PG&E wire down or even just a swarm of bees because I know as a 911 Dispatcher that bee stings can be fatal, and that gas leaks cause long term cancer risks. Then stop on by by PACIFIC PASSIONS, at 35 West Manor in Pacifica and tell me how your experience with Q-FM 89.3 went.
Robin Amable August 10, 2012 at 03:39 AM
Hey Gary, How long have you been in Pacifica? As a homeowner/taxpayer? A business owner? The voters are all ears!
Gary Mondfrans for Pacifica August 10, 2012 at 02:02 PM
I have live in Sharp Park for 25 years now, I was originally hired by the San Francisco Police Department on August 25th, 1980, one year after I left the San Bruno City Council to start my first business, Monitor Control and Ye Old Scan Shoppe at 990 El Camino Real. I work that business from the spring of 1980, right after I got off the San Bruno City Council, and continued at that second location until my second burglarly forced me to closed in 1990. The business was originally started by a friend of mine right off of Laurel in San Carlos, when I was still in Law School, my business partner abandoned me and I relocated closer to my home in San Bruno after coming back from a Disneyland family vacation during the summer of 1980. My store specialized in personal communications devices, such as scanners and CB Radios (remember "Breaker-breaker" 1-9, "what's your twenty?"), during which time I was encouraged to submit appilcations for Police Dispatcher at both South San Francisco and SFPD Headquarters were my council worked (she later also moved to Moana Drive in Pacifica) , Hang-on, the alarm is ringing...
Gary Mondfrans for Pacifica August 10, 2012 at 02:11 PM
I meant to say my 'cousin', some of you may remember what happened with Marilyn and Bruce, how she so planned for her retirement only to have both her father and husband die of cancer without months of each other.
Gary Mondfrans for Pacifica August 10, 2012 at 02:20 PM
Eventually SFPD Communication became civilianized and while I was #3 on the list and the 1st choice to take a new position of Communications Supervisor I turned it down for a variety of reason best kept personal, I just didn't like the boss and the back-ass way SFPD did things in contrast with the efficiencies and caring most San Mateo Council local police agencies provide, and during my two terms on the San Bruno City Council I was appointed and served on the San Mateo Council Criminal Justice Council with some of San Mateo County greatest minds, including former District Attorney Keith Sorenson and former South San Francisco Police Chief Jim Datzman. A primarily responsibility was the allocation of federal LEAA (Law Enforcement Assistance Administration) and lots of other federal "give-aways" back in the Democratic Days when the Federal Goverment had a balanced budget and was not riddled with corporate greed and encouraging the outsourcing of jobs, like COMCAST has done eliminating local phone numbers with their Guadalajara, Mexico call-center. (Let's not get me started about most tech calls going to Pakistan and India where we have so many unemployed dot Com folks still looking for work in Silicon Valley).
Gary Mondfrans for Pacifica August 10, 2012 at 02:34 PM
Well my business, Pacifica Passions (http://www.PacificPassions.US, as in U.S.A.), really get started at Sharp Park garage sale, were I learned that many of my friends and neighbors needed a place to sell their things in order to get by or make ends meet, so when I found out that the former "Bearly Worn" Consignment Store on Manor Drive across from the Post Office was available I just at it, and we grew from there. Most of the items in my store belong to the people who trust and consign them with me for resale, and now I am bringing in collectables, antiques and touristist items to meet the needs of my customers. When we first opened most of our customers where local, not about half are from outside of Pacifica and now roughly 40% are tourist and visitors to Pacifica. I'm hoping that my ads in Carol Shivo's new baby "Welcome to Pacifica" Tribune Guide, the Chambers Directory, which was a difficult and fantastic creation of Courtney Conlon, another Leo dynamo in her right, and my ads on 89.3 Q-FM http://qfmrocks.com/ will bring more tourists and visitors here to Pacifica to spend their -green- while enjoying our -green- hills and valleys. I have ads in all of them and my radio ads will soon be airing on Q-FM which is the best station to listen to which in Pacifica and on down the Coast including well past Devil's Slide.
Gary Mondfrans for Pacifica August 10, 2012 at 02:51 PM
I got two terms under my belt with my election and re-election to the San Bruno City Council and service to the people of San Bruno as their Mayor. There is honor in public service, and I have either served in one form of public service or another all of my adult life. I registered to vote when I was just 19, one year out of Crestmoor High School, abandoned as a school but when later became a court house for major trials. The Feds first lower the voting age to 18, but California lagged behind and former Deputy City Clerk Marge Redpath would only give me a provisional registration until the change became effective subsequently in California. In December of 1970 I took out papers for the springe 1971 San Bruno City Council Election. What am amazing experience and I hooked up with people from both sides of the "Hill" here in Pacifica, as well as San Bruno, San Francisco and the Coastside as that was the year I worked to help pass Proposition 20 to help Save Our Coast from what then appeared to be a bleak future. I believe that a healthy "Green" and "hearty" economic future can be acheived, but we all must be realists and acheive a balance, a balance best acheived by consensus, not partisanship and backbitting.
Gary Mondfrans for Pacifica August 10, 2012 at 02:53 PM
To be clear I am still opposed to off-short oil drilling along our coasts and you can learn a great deal about me by watching the videos which is my passion to create, it's going to take you some time, there's something like 173 of them now: http://www.youtube.com/user/GShotsTV, and on my store's website: www.PacificPassions.us, the latest being on the late great Bill Drake, Publisher-Emeritus of the Pacifica Tribune.
Gary Mondfrans for Pacifica August 10, 2012 at 03:02 PM
Oh by the way I truly dislike King George Bush II and his lies and deceit, and total disdain for our Constitution, our sacred document which binds us all together in this unique experiment of participatory democracy and Sarah Palin, if that help understand me a little better. This Pacific Passions Playlist may make it easier to see the causes, people, places and things that I am truly passionate about: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLD100BC781D6760F6&feature=mh_lolz
Gary Mondfrans for Pacifica August 10, 2012 at 03:04 PM
This link will play many of my G-Shots TV videos automatically for you:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vKCu9HD7YYk&list=PLD100BC781D6760F6&feature=plpp_play_all
Gary Mondfrans for Pacifica August 21, 2012 at 03:51 PM
Here try this link to learn a little bit more about who I am and what I stand for: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLD100BC781D6760F6 or this will Automatically PLAY ALL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vKCu9HD7YYk&list=PLD100BC781D6760F6&feature=plpp_play_all, You may have to cut and paste the full link since Patch seems to split it at the question mark. I make many memorial and tribute videos, but since they take anywhere from 40 to 100 to produce I haven't made one since I did the one for Bill Drakes memorial in January. I actually prefer making Wedding and New Baby Videos, you may have a interest in those: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL9E6E5BDFB9D37A30
Robin Amable August 26, 2012 at 05:22 AM
oh I just hate off-short drilling.


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