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UPDATE 11/9/2012: THE EQUIPMENT WAS RECEIVED YESTERDAY AND IS SECURED AT PLAYGROUND UNLIMITED'S YARD. BUILD DAY WILL BE WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14TH! WHOO HOO!
UPDATE 10/19/2012: SITE PREP WORK FOR THE PLAYGROUND WILL BE COMMENCING THE WEEK OF OCT. 22ND. THIS CONSTRUCTION WORK WILL ONLY BE TAKING PLACE ON WEEKDAYS. THE ACTUAL EQUIPMENT IS SCHEDULED TO SHIP ON 10/29 AND ARRIVE ON 11/2. A NEW DATE FOR BUILD DAY WILL BE SET AFTER THE EQUIPMENT ARRIVES.
UPDATE 10/12/2012: BUILD DAY ON HOLD UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE...WE ARE SHOOTING FOR THE PLAYGROUND TO BE INSTALLED BY EARLY-NOVEMBER. CLICK HERE TO SEE THE LATEST UPDATE REGARDING THE PLAYGROUND, WHICH WILL BE PRESENTED TO THE CITY COUNCIL ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 15TH. THE UPDATE WILL TAKE PLACE TOWARDS THE END OF THE MEETING. CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL MEETING AGENDA.
Thank you to all the volunteers who have offered to help build the City's newest playground on Saturday, September 29th, starting at 7am. It's an early morning start, and that's because the objective is to have the entire playground constructed (sans the posts which will be installed by the playground manufacturer and Brisbane Lions Club the day before) by 4:00pm. After that's done, the rubber surfacing will be poured and allowed to cure, so that by Day in the Park the following Saturday, this will be what's standing in those currently empty spaces:
In case you're wondering the reason for there needing to be volunteers to help construct the playground, it's because the City was awarded a $20,000 grant through national non-profit, KaBOOM!, which emphasizes community-builds in order for deserving places to get their dream playground. So, we're going to make the most of it, distributing the swag that KaBOOM! has nicely shipped to us, along with having facepainting by Brisane resident Madison Davis (whose face painting is being generously sponsored by Ron Davis Real Estate & Co.) so that the kids whose parents are volunteering can have some fun, too. If you are planning on coming to Build Day, but haven't let someone at City Hall know, please e-mail Caroline Cheung at firstname.lastname@example.org so that enough food for lunch can be planned for, as well! Thank you!
Friends of the Brisbane Library
Halloween Costume Swap
Sat., Oct. 13, 12:30-4pm, Comm. Ctr.
Recycle your costumes, don't toss them
Brisbane Community Pool
Volunteer Water Aerobics
Brisbane Parks and Recreation Dept.
Agile Aging Class
A Fun Movement Class for Seniors
Tues., 10:30 am. Sunrise Room, Info: 508-0230
10/18/2012 at 10:18 Brisbane Office of Emergency Services will be participating in "The Great ShakeOut!" The Brisbane Emergency Operations Center will be opened up to test communication plans with both County Office of Emergency Services and surrounding jurisdictions.
The Great California ShakeOut is an annual opportunity to practice "Drop, Cover and Hold On." The ShakeOut has also been organized to encourage you, your community, your school, or your organization to review and update emergency preparedness plans and supplies, communication plans, and to secure your space in order to prevent damage and injuries.
Next Thursday, Shakeout.org is hosting the largest ever earthquake drill. In as little as 90 seconds you can learn and practice what steps you can take to protect yourself and those around you right from your computer! Join the 14 million other participants and get educated.
Participate from your desk, your computer, or while at home! Just remember, on 10/18/2012 at 10:18am - "Drop, Cover and Hold On."
The City of Brisbane has launched a new Building Permits web-based system. This new system allows the public to initiate and manage a variety of building permit requests and activities through a centralized web portal. Additionally, the new system enables applicants to submit plans and documents electronically to the City for review using the industry standard PDF file format. Applicants may also schedule inspections and track the progess of their building permit application electronically.
On Monday, when the system launched, it was exciting to see a contractor use the new electronic building permit system for the first time!
Come to the Building/Planning Counter and check it out for yourself! Staff will be close-by to assist you should you have any questions. Should you have any before coming in, please contact Trisha Taylor at email@example.com or (415) 508-2124.
Last Friday, The Sun Kings were in town for Brisbane's final Friday night Summer Concert. They were a hit and undoubtedly drew the largest crowd. Let's have the pictures do the talking...
By the second song, people were up, dancing right up near the band.
Never before had lawn chairs been set up RIGHT beyond the Gazebo dance floor - it was obvious folks wanted to be as close to The Sun Kings as possible!
They came with plenty of guitars and equipment!
The Sun Kings is made up of five band members, but truly, when you close your eyes, you hear four Beatles.
Our beautiful Community Park offers plenty of lawn space for everyone to be comfortable.
Thor Audio came to provide A/V for The Sun Kings. Sound Enginner Shannon knows the band's style well, and did a fabulous job assisting them there.
Certain songs just made the crowd want to join hands - it was a great sight!
The Brisbane Lions Club provided glow-in-the-dark bracelets, which very quickly got made into bigger necklaces that got swung around arms and thrown in the air.
Two days later, on Sunday afternoon, The Al Molina Sextet feat. Jeff Oster was in town to close out the 2012 Concerts in the Park series.
It was a scorcher of a day in the Park, but that just meant more wide-brimmed hats!
The 7 musicians were happy to be in the shade of the Gazebo!
The crowd came prepared for the sun...
Thanks to all who came out for some Sunday Jazz in the Park!
If you'd like to see more pictures that were snapped over the past 6 weeks during the Concerts, please click here to be taken to the City's 2012 Concerts in the Park set on Flickr.
We especially want to thank the 25 sponsors who enabled the Concerts to be enjoyed by the Community another year! They are...
Brisbane Chamber of Commerce
Brisbane Hardware & Supply
CSG Consultants, Inc.
Dan & Kelly Carter
Dettmer Construction Co.
Golden State Lumber
John Nava Insurance Agency
Julie’s Brisbane Liquor & Deli
Loral Landscaping, Inc.
Lori & Ray Liu
Louis Raphael, A Division of Kizan International, Inc.
Ron Davis & Co. Real Estate
Sheng Kee of California, Inc.
South San Francisco Scavenger Co., Inc.
Sue Cochran Construction
Tim Chang & Sons - Humboldt Tree Service
If you would like to be a Sponsor for next year's Concerts, just let Caroline know - it's never too early to start planning for the 2013 Concerts in the Park!
Sometimes, you never know what you're going to come across when shopping at a local farmers' market. The varying offerings are part of the fun, as your tastebuds get to try new and fresh flavors every week!
At yesterday's Market, we had the pleasure of having One Ocean Seafood on-site!
Owner Patrick Guyer gets all of his fresh fish from Pier 45 in San Francisco, and is proud of his offerings.
All of the fresh fish is wild. If you want to ensure your fish stays fresh on the way home, ask him to include some crushed ice - he is really accommodating!
Also new yesterday was Fresh Smoked Wild Salmon...and they pretty much have perfected exactly that. They pride themselves on the freshness of their fish, exclaiming that everything on the table was in the water just 5 days prior. Be sure to ask them for a sample - they'll have a different pack open every week.
Did you happen to see the article that The Chronicle did up on Little Red Dot Kitchen last Friday? If you haven't yet sampled their bak kwa, or caramelized beef and turkey jerkies, you are in for a treat. They're at the Brisbane Farmers' Market every other week, so be sure to catch them this coming week, 10/11!
A reminder that dogs are NOT allowed within 30 ft. of the vendors' stands. This health regulation doesn't just pertain to Brisbane's Farmers' Market, but to ALL farmers' markets. Please, if you want to shop the market, just come solo - we don't want the Dept. of Agriculture to be performing a check one day and order the Brisbane Farmers' Market shut down because of your dog! Thank you for your kind attention to this very important matter. Signs will be posted closer to the vendors' stands clearly stating dogs are not allowed at the Market.
With that, we hope you enjoy shopping the Brisbane Farmers' Market, which takes place every week in Brisbane's Community Park (11 Old County Road) from 3pm - 7pm!
Update: As of the evening of October 10th, we have reached the maximum number of applications and will no longer be accepting applications for the Maintenance Worker I position.
The City of Brisbane currently has an opening for a Public Works Maintenance Worker I on our Utility Team (click here to view the position's job classification). Under the general supervision of the Public Works Team Leader, this position performs a variety of semiskilled work in the maintenance, construction, modification, repair and operation of City infrastructure, including water systems, storm and sanitary sewers, parks, streets, trees and landscaped areas; and performs other related duties as required. Please see the full job posting for details. Applications can be obtained at City Hall, 50 Park Place or on-line at the above link. ONLY THE FIRST 100 APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED. Applications must be received by Monday, October 22, 2012 at 5:00 PM or until the maximum number of applications are received. Postmarks and faxes will not be accepted.
SamTrans is continuing its extensive outreach campaign to gather input on a draft of a proposed new service plan with a round of community meetings that will be held at locations throughout the County in October. The proposed new plan aims to provide riders with more service where they need it, improves or eliminates services that are under-performing and recommends trying some new types of bus services. The plan is based on an 18-month study of SamTrans service that included two previous rounds of outreach. Click here to view the flyer and the times and locations for these presentations.
The public is invited to attend any of the meetings. Spanish translation services will also be provided at the meetings. If other translation services are needed, please contact SamTrans on the project message line at 650-508-6338 at least 72 hours in advance and leave a message. In addition, any group interested in receiving a presentation can contact firstname.lastname@example.org to make arrangements.
In the decade since SamTrans did its last comprehensive analysis of its service, employment and population centers have shifted and riders needs have changed. The proposed changes are designed to attract new riders by giving riders more of what they want.
The draft proposal, along with route maps showing proposed changes, can be reviewed at www.samtrans.com/ssp. Comments can be made in person at a public meeting, by phone (650-508-6338), by e-mail or sent by letter to Planning and Development, ATTN: SSP, 1250 San Carlos Ave., San Carlos, CA 94070.
After the community outreach process is completed, all of the comments will be considered and a final draft proposal will be submitted to the SamTrans Board of Directors for review in late 2012 or early 2013. Any service changes resulting from the SSP would be scheduled to take effect in mid-2013
For more information about SamTrans schedules and fares, call 1-800-660-4287 (TTY 650-508-6448), or visit www.samtrans.com.