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Does the following look like a legitimate e-mail to you?
Don't be fooled. The community member who received it wasn't. After reading this e-mail from "Bank of the West", they replied saying they didn't have an account with them. What they got in return was an e-mail with a login field. Using a made-up login ID, they saw on the subsequent page more fields, asking for all of their personal information.
Scammers are becoming more savvy these days, and we need to make sure we're "on guard" against them and their schemes. Click here to read some helpful tips on how you can do just that, and the top 10 scams everyone who uses e-mail should be aware of.
Thanks for your help! A recent on-line survey initiated by the Planning Commission to get community input on the subject of residential fences generated over 50 responses. The Commission is taking these comments into account in developing recommended fence regulations for the City Council’s consideration. Based upon your feedback, the Commission is considering allowing the 6 ft. height limit for residential fences in side and rear yards to be raised to 8 ft. through the addition of lattice, while requiring a public hearing to build new chainlink fences in the residential districts. A draft ordinance will be posted on the Community Development Department’s webpage prior to the Planning Commission’s public hearing at 7:30 pm on February 10th, and you are invited to attend.
Earlier in 2010, Station 81 was in need of some outdoor improvements. The task at-hand was to asphalt three specific weed-infested areas: the front hydrant area and two locations to the rear of the station. Pictures shot by Firefighter Isaac Hinojos depict the problem areas:
Thanks to the generous donation of materials rendered from EBI Aggregate, Station 81's outdoor improvement project was a success. Not only did the new asphalt help with weed control but it also enhanced the overall appearance of the Brisbane Fire Station.
Special thanks and appreciation to Bob Guida and his staff. Soon, the firefighters will be presenting them with a few tokens to show their sincere appreciation in true Brisbane firefighter spirit. Stay tuned...
Brisbane Artists’ Evening of
February 5, 2011 at 7:30 PM
Mission Blue Center
475 Mission Blue Drive, Brisbane, CA 94005
Open to the public and free of charge.
Sponsored by the City of Brisbane with sincere thanks to the Brisbane City Council.
Keith Moreau and Sam Ellis Moreau are making a film about many of talented artists that live and work in Brisbane.
You are invited to attend the 8th annual Brisbane Artists’ Evening of Sharing, a community gathering that makes Brisbane so special. All participants either work or live in Brisbane, and offer their talent to the community free of charge for an evening of delightful fun and entertainment. Artists of all genres, art, film, written word, dance and music will showcase their work. The event starts are 7:30 pm at the Mission Blue Center. Just before intermission, we honor an individual or group that has supported the arts in Brisbane and then celebrate with a buffet of goodies.
Come join us and be inspired.
Each year, the City Council kicks off the budget process with its annual goal setting workshop. Past workshops have been held on a weekend morning; however, this year, in order to allow more community input, Council decided to hold it on a Monday evening and have it broadcast on Channel 27.
The workshop will start at 7:30pm in the Community Meeting Room at City Hall. Come and learn where the City stands financially now and in the future, its community values, and the key, present-day issues facing Brisbane. To view the night's agenda and its accompanying staff report, please click here.
Having become a more widespread issue within the community, the City wanted to excerpt the section of last Tuesday's City Council meeting when Bert Ganoung, a representative from SFO's Aircraft Noise Abatement Office, presented on the measures his office is taking to have overhead aircraft noise be less of a nuisance in town. You can watch that presentation and the public comment that followed by clicking the Play button below or by tuning in to Ch. 27 on the dates and times when replays of this presentation have been scheduled.
Replays on Channel 27:
Sunday, Jan. 30 - 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Monday, Jan. 31 - 10:00am - 11:15am
Tuesday, Feb. 1 - 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Wednesday, Feb. 2 - 10:00am - 11:15am
Thursday, Feb. 3 -12:00pm - 1:15pm
Friday, Feb. 4 - 8:30am - 9:45am
Saturday, Feb. 5 - 4:00pm - 5:15pm
Sunday, Feb. 6 - 11:30am - 12:15pm
Please continue to log any airport noise complaints online by clicking here or by e-mailing email@example.com.
A few residents have expressed their concern to the City over the seemingly incessant pounding noise that's been taking place over the last week or so. Upon further investigation, it's been determined that the noise is a result of pile-driving near Candlestick Park (Harney Way) where SFPUC is constructing a new auxiliary sewer tunnel between the Sunnydale drainage basin (Visitacion Valley District) and the Sunnydale Transport/Storage Facility located just southwest of Candlestick Park. The new sewer tunnel will increase the capacity of the sewer collection system on Kelloch Avenue, Velasco Avenue, Talbert Street and Sunnydale Avenue during heavy rain periods.
The pile-driving at Harney Way was completed yesterday, but contractors of SFPUC will be moving to a new site (Sunnydale & Bayshore) early next week to begin pile-driving that will last for another week or so. However, the level of noise that travels to Brisbane from this work should be largely reduced, as the area they will be working in will be only 25' x 25' (as opposed to the several hundred at Candlestick). In addition, this location is much more shielded with structures in-between that will help absorb the noise.
If you have any further questions, please contact Kenya Briggs at (415) 554-0715 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
At approximately 4:12pm this afternoon, the Brisbane Police Dept. received a report that a mountain lion had been seen in the vicinity of Harold Street. The mountain lion was last seen running away into the hills behind the residences.
Mountain lions typically avoid people and would rather avoid a confrontation. But if you happen to see one, DO NOT APPROACH IT. If you ever come across one, do not run. Rather, you'd want to first face the animal, make noise, and wave your arms so that you appear bigger. For more information about mountain lions, click here.
News about the sighting was first delivered over SMC Alert. If you haven't already signed up to receive electronic messages sent to either your phone or e-mail (or, both), you can do so by visiting smcalert.info. Get signed up, and get informed!
Neighbor playing loud music? Hear a dog barking incessantly? Then fill out a Service Request Form, which gets forwarded to the Police Department. Someone will respond shortly thereafter. If you want to help the Police Officer get to the bottom of the issue you're facing, please leave your name and indicate if you'd rather prefer to be contacted via phone or e-mail. It will greatly help the officer help you! Or, you can always call Police Dispatch at 415-467-1212 to report a non-emergency incident or other nuisances.