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SamTrans Seeks Volunteers

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Public members interested in providing input on local transit programs are encouraged to volunteer for the SamTrans Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC).

The 15-member CAC meets monthly and is responsible for offering feedback on the needs of transit users and informing San Mateo County residents of transit programs on the Peninsula.  It also acts in an advisory capacity to the SamTrans’ Board of Directors. 

The SamTrans CAC has the following openings: 

  • One community representatives
  • Two multimodal representatives
  • Three bus riders

Each CAC member receives a free yearly bus pass to use on the SamTrans system. The CAC meets on the last Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the San Mateo County Transit District headquarters at 1250 San Carlos Avenue in San Carlos.

Interested persons can download the CAC application here or call 650-508-6279 (TTY 650-508-6448).  Applications are due by Friday, March 3.  For more information, visit www.samtrans.com/cac.

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Posted 2/16/2017


Brisbane Eagles
Heart Fund Pasta Lunch
Sat., Feb 18, 2-4pm, 185 Visitacion
$10.00/person, Open to the Public


Posted 2/15/2017


Brisbane Parks & Recreation Dept.
Music Together (Ages 0-5)
Begins March 14th
For More Info: 415-508-2144


Baylands Public Hearing
THU, 2/16 @ 7:30pm
City Hall
No Study Session

 

Caltrain Construction Work

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Since April of 2015, Caltrain has been performing work within the railroad right-of-way in Brisbane as part of the Advanced Signal System Project to upgrade the safety, performance, and operating efficiency of the Peninsula’s commuter rail system. 

On February 23, Caltrain will be conducting safety tests on the corridor as part of the final phase of implementing the Advanced Signal System Project.  To test the Advanced Signal System, including the roadway crossings, a test train will run through the corridor between 9:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m.  Tests are conducted at night to avoid disruption of most of regular train service and properly record the results.  Neighbors may experience standard gate crossing noise and horns during this time and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

The Advanced Signal System, also called Communications Based Overlay Signal System (CBOSS) Positive Train Control (PTC) will equip the corridor with federally-mandated safety technology and increase system capacity to help accommodate future ridership demand. The Project will monitor and, if necessary, control train movement in the event of human error. This will increase safety by:

  • Eliminating the risk of train-to-train collisions
  • Reducing risk of potential derailments by enforcing speed limits
  • Providing additional safety for railroad workers on the tracks
  • Improving grade crossing performance to reduce gate downtime and improve local traffic circulation

The CBOSS PTC system is scheduled to be operational by 2015 and is a key component of the Caltrain Modernization Program, which will electrify the Caltrain Corridor by 2019.  An electrified Caltrain will be cleaner and quieter and will upgrade the system to provide faster and/or more frequent service to more stations and riders.

To implement the CBOSS PTC system, there are several installation phases (boring, conduit, fiber pulling, testing) that will occur within Caltrain's right-of-way, usually at night (8pm to 6am) in order to maintain regular train service.  Testing of the fiber cable and the overall system is scheduled for spring 2015.  Residents may experience some minor installation noise during this time.  For more information, please view the Caltrain's CBOSS PTC Project page or contact Caltrain at (650) 508-6499; e-mail: caltrainptc@samtrans.com .

"Carnival" Performance

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The San Francisco Arts Education Project's SFArtsED Players proudly present Carnival, a musical theater gem from 1961 based on the movie Lili starring Leslie Caron.  And three youth from Brisbane are included in the production's company!

Music and Lyrics by Bob Merrill
Book by Michael Stewart

Directed by Danny Duncan
Co-directed by Jeff Raz
 
Choreography by Erin Gentry, Sydney Lozier & Jamie Yuen Shore
Musical Direction by G. Scott Lacy & Alex Stein
 
February 4-19, 2017
Eureka Theatre
215 Jackson Street, San Francisco
Saturday, February 4 @ 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 4 @ 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, February 5 @ 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 11 @ 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, February 12 @ 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 18 @ 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, February 19 @ 1:00 p.m. – Players Family Benefit Performance & Closing Day Celebration; 1 p.m. for carnival snacks; 1:30 p.m. show; champagne toast & treats at intermission
 
Tickets now on sale. Click here.

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Posted 2/11/2017


Brisbane Community Pool
Lifeguard Training Class
Fri – Sun, March 10th-12th
Fri 6-10pm // Sat/Sun 8am-5pm


The Collective Camp – ROAR
#ANAHATA
M-F/6AM/30 MIN+/18YRS+ WOMEN
STARTS MONDAY FEB 13th!


Posted 2/6/2017


Live at Mission Blue Presents
Archetti
Sat., Feb 11, 8pm, Miss. Blue Ctr.
www.liveatmissionblue.com
Tickets Available at the Door


In Loving Memory of
Nancy Soares
12/7/56 – 2/1/17
For Info Text: 415-602-7027

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Posted 2/2/2017


Water Bills
Due February 6th
Pay Online at
www.brisbaneca.org/utilities


Get Police News & Updates
Via their Facebook page
www.facebook.com/BrisbanePD


Posted 1/27/2017


Artists’ Evening of Sharing
Saturday, Feb 4th, 7:30pm
Mission Blue Center, 475 Mission Blue Dr.
No Admission Fee!  All Ages Welcomed!


Memorial for Long Time Brisbane
Resident & Eagle Sharon Tripp
Saturday, Feb 4th, 2-4pm
@ Eagles Hall

Say Hello to Bye Bye Mattress

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Thanks to the Mattress Recycling Council’s (MRC) Bye Bye Mattress Program, Brisbane residents can now recycle mattresses and box springs for free at Blue Line Transfer Station!  (This is in addition to mattresses/box springs able to be collected no-charge from single-family homes through the SSF Scavenger On-Call Cleanup program.)

To avoid charges for the Bye Bye Mattress Program, bring no more than one load per day and bring only mattresses/box springs.  Up to 4 units accepted for no-charge.

SSF Scavenger Company and Blue Line Transfer are proud to join the Program’s growing collection network and to be helping the MRC reach its goal of diverting 1 million mattresses from California’s landfills each year.

The mattresses and box springs collected at Blue Line will be hauled to an East Bay facility for recycling.

The Mattress Recycling Process

Most recyclers currently use the following process to dismantle a mattress:

  1. The top mattress layer (including the outer fabric) is cut, peeled and separated from the mattress’ interior materials (which can include fiber, polyurethane or latex foam and steel springs).
  2. The interior materials are pulled apart and separated by type.
  3. Foam, fiber and other soft commodities are baled and compressed for transport to scrap dealers or companies that will consume them to make new products.
  4. Metal springs from mattresses and box springs are extracted and sent to scrap recyclers that will sell them to steel mills and foundries.
  5. Wood is chipped or shredded.

Uses for Old Mattress Components

More than 80% of a used mattress’ components can be recycled —the metal springs, foam, wood and fibers — and made into new useful products. For example:

  • The steel springs are recycled as metal scrap and can be melted and used to make new appliances, building materials and other steel products.
  • The foam can be turned into carpet underlayment or animal bed padding.
  • The wooden frames can be shredded to produce landscaping mulch.
  • The cotton and other fiber can be used in industrial oil filters and other textile applications.

To learn more about Bye Bye Mattress, please visit www.ByeByeMattress.com.

FEB Complete Streets Safety Cmte. Meeting

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The February Complete Streets Safety Committee has been postponed to Wednesday, February 8th at 7pm.  The Committee will be meeting in the Public Works Conference Room at City Hall.  Click here to view the agenda.

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Posted 1/27/2017


Artists’ Evening of Sharing
Saturday, Feb 4th, 7:30pm
Mission Blue Center, 475 Mission Blue Dr.
No Admission Fee!  All Ages Welcomed!


Memorial for Long Time Brisbane
Resident & Eagle Sharon Tripp
Saturday, Feb 4th, 2-4pm
@ Eagles Hall


Posted 1/25/2017


People’s State of the Union
Saturday, Jan 28th, 10am-Noon
Brisbane Sierra Point Yacht Club
Open and Free to the Public


Lipman E-Waste Event
Saturday, Jan 28th, 10am-2pm
1 Solano St.


Posted 1/23/2017


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Join us for the 13th Season
Live at Mission Blue
Tickets Available Online at:
www.liveatmissionblue.com