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Streets Alive 2011

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Brisbane’s Streets Alive event will take place on Sunday, May 1, 2011 from 10am to 2pm on Visitacion Ave. between Old County Road and Mariposa Ave.  As part of San Mateo County’s Streets Alive program, this event encourages citizens to get out and enjoy physical activities in areas that are not usually used for such activities.  People of all ages and physical abilities are invited to join in on guided hikes, yoga and fitness demonstrations and various other fun and healthy activities.  Below are what will be happening between the hours of 10am and 2pm on Visitacion Ave. in Brisbane:

2nd Annual Streets Alive
Saturday, May 1, 2011
Event Schedule

10am – 2pm 
Visitacion Ave will be open for Walking, Riding, Skating, Dancing, and other fun stuff!

11:30 – Noon
Tai Chi Demo. lead by Vivian Mao

Noon – 12:30pm          
Living Lighter demo led by Patricia Rohn

Mountain Hike, lead by San Bruno Mtn. Watch

Information Booths: Yoga classes, City of Brisbane Parks and Recreation Dept., and the Peninsula Traffic Congestion Relief Alliance

We hope you can join us for this once-a-year event!

Sprucing Up the Plug Preserve

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If you went by Julie's for a deli sandwich, you may have noticed that the weeds growing around the plugs were getting to be as tall as the plugs themselves. 

Plug Preserve before

Plug Preserve after

Thanks to the dedication and work done by a Brisbane resident and Parks, Beaches, and Recreation Commissioner Cris Hart, the area outside Julie's on the corner of Mariposa and Visitacion looks a whole lot nicer.  Cris also made sure to coordinate with the Public Works Department to ensure that the green waste he trimmed down was disposed of properly. A great big THANK YOU to a great Brisbane volunteer who made the effort to keep Brisbane beautiful!  Thanks, Cris!

Energy Upgrade Event

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The Energy Upgrade California program in San Mateo County in partnership with Ecology Action is hosting contractor information workshops for contractors interested in participating in Energy Upgrade California, a residential home performance program that provides up to $4000 in rebates from PG&E to homeowners that install energy efficiency home improvements.  To qualify for the rebates, homeowners must work with a contractor participating in the program. Informational sessions for contractors interested in finding out more about the Energy Upgrade Program will be held on the following dates:

Tuesday, May 10th
9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Veterans Memorial Recreation Center
251 City Park Way
San Bruno, CA

Thursday, May 12th
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Peninsula Builders Exchange
735 Industrial Rd, Suite 100
San Carlos, CA 94070

For a downloadable flyer of the event, please click here. If you have any questions, please contact Jessica Stanfill at

Disaster Preparedness Day 2011

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The 7th Annual San Mateo County Disaster Preparedness Day is being combined this year with the San Mateo County Fair!  Taking place on Day 1 of the County Fair - Saturday, June 11th - families and youth of all ages will be well-served.  Take a free and fast course in basic CPR, get emergency kit and disaster plan instructions, and watch first-aid, Police, Fire, and emergency equipment demonstrations.  The Brisbane Office of Emergency Services (OES) and our Community Emergency Volunteers (CEVs) will be participating in the event, which takes place at the San Mateo County Event Center (2495 S. Delaware St., San Mateo).  Click here to view the flyer, and here to view the flyer in Spanish.  Make sure you get there early (before 11:00am) to take advantage of FREE parking and FREE admission to the Fair!

Signboard Postings

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Posted 4/26/2011 

In Loving Memory of
Delores Leija
She Will Be Missed

City of Brisbane
2nd Annual Streets Alive!
Sun., May 1st, 10 am - 2 pm, Visitacion Ave
Walk, Bike, Run, Skate, Play

Be a West Nile Watcher

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April 24 - 30 is West Nile Virus and Mosquito and Vector Control Awareness Week.  

Be a West Nile Watcher and report all dead birds and squirrels to the California Department of Public Health West Nile Virus and Dead Bird Hotline: (877) 968-BIRD (2473) or online at  The State of California uses ALL reports to help identify "hot spots" of West Nile virus activity.

When reporting dead birds and squirrels, please provide the following:

  • Location of animal (city, zip code, street address, or intersection)
  • Description of animal (color, size, and type/species (if known)
  • Date found and condition of animal (intact, runover)

Hotline operators are available 7 days a week 8:00am - 5:00pm.  Please leave a message is after-hours.  Thank you in advance for helping protect the Brisbane community from West Nile virus by reporting any dead birds and squirrels in town.

Last Chance to Sign Up

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Assistant to the City Manager Fred Smith retired from the City of Brisbane a few months ago.  Please join us as we celebrate this new chapter of his life!  See below for all the event details.  For more information and to RSVP, please contact City Clerk Sheri Spediacci at 415-508-2113 or


National Rebuilding Day

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National Rebuilding Day isn't until next Saturday (4/30), but several dedicated Lions have already begun pouring in plenty of hours in sweat equity.  That is because they want to ensure that the property they are voluntarily rehabilitating at 113 Mariposa is completed in a timely fashion.  Kudos to all the Lions who are lending their time, skills, and of course, sweat, in this home rehabilitation project!

From left: Marc Salmon, Dan Carter, Bill Dettmer, and Sue Cochran

Signboard Postings

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Posted 4/22/11

Brisbane Lions Club
Easter Egg Hunt
Sun., Apr. 24, 1 pm, Lipman School


Posted 4/20/11

In Loving Memory Of
Vince Marsili
Long Time Brisbane Resident
Former Public Wroks Supervisor


Posted 4/18/11

In Loving Memory Of
Diana Owens
Long Time Brisbane Resident
You will be missed

Brisbane School District Fundraiser
Wild West Spring Thing
Sat., Apr. 3th , 6;30 - 11 pm, 100 Cypress
Tickets Online:





Plan Bay Area Workshops

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Plan Bay Area, one of our region's most comprehensive planning efforts to date, is set on planning for future growth that enhances the economy, environment, and social equity, and our communities' livability.  It is led by the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission in partnership with the Bay Area's other two regional government agencies, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District, and the Bay Conservation Development Commission.

The agencies will be hosting a Plan Bay Area/YouChoose Bay Area workshop in each of the 9 Bay Area counties.  The San Mateo County workshop will be taking place Wednesday, April 27th from 5:30pm - 8:30pm at the San Mateo Public Library (55 West 3rd Street, San Mateo).  Participants will use a fun, interactive web-based simulation to outline priorities, consider different growth options, and see future consequences.  Space is limited.  Early registration is encouraged.  Refreshments will be provided.  RSVP at or (510) 817-5831.  Please leave your name, address, phone number and e-mail, and let them know you want to attend the workshop for San Mateo County. 

To get an idea of the type of public participations these regional agencies are seeking at these workshops, please visit  Here, you be able to see and understand some of the challenges and trade-offs associated with the housing and transportation needs of the growing Bay Area.

We hope you will choose to get involved in this joint effort to create a prosperous, sustainable future by producing an integrated land-use/transportation plan looking forward to 2040!