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As the weather warms and more people are hiking on San Bruno Mountain, we wanted to provide you with information on Lyme disease so you can learn how to prevent it and if needed, recognize the symptoms to ensure timely diagnosis and treatment. Lyme disease is transmitted by the western black-legged tick and the brochure Lyme Disease in California, published by the State's Department of Public Health Vector-Borne Disease Section, provides a good overview of the disease and should be referenced by all those who enjoy hiking the outdoors. Some great tips worth highlighting from it are:
- Wear light-colored clothing so that ticks can be seen more easily.
- Wear a long-sleeved shirt and tuck shirt into pants; tuck pants into boots or socks.
- Stay on trails and avoid contact with bushes or grasses alongside trails where ticks are common. The same should be applied to your dog if you take them hiking with you.
- Check your entire body for ticks for several days after you are out of tick habitat. Parents should carefully examine their children.
For for information, please visit the San Mateo County Mosquito and Vector Control District's website.
As required by law to establish speed limits on certain streets, City staff recently oversaw completion of an Engineering and Traffic Study for speed limits. Included were all city streets that do not fall under the “Prima Facie” section of the California Vehicle Code for speed limits. Prima facie speeds are 25 miles per hour (mph) for streets in residential and business districts, as defined by the vehicle code.
With the study completed earlier this year, speed limits will change at the following locations:
Brisbane Community Night at the SF Giants game is Friday, May 23rd at 7:15pm. Tickets are $16 and are on sale now in the Parks and Recreation office at City Hall (50 Park Place, 2nd fl.).
The Giants will be playing the Twins, and we'll be sitting in Section VR 307.
For any questions, please contact Recreation Supervisor Steve Beaty at (415) 508-2144 or email@example.com .
Brisbane Lions Club
Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Kids 5 yrs. & under @ soccer field
Kids 6 years & over behind Lipman
City of Brisbane
Police Officers Wanted
Academy Graduate, Attendee or Lateral
City of Brisbane
Recreation Leader: Part-Time/Seasonal
Apply at www.calopps.org
Last Saturday, dozens of community members came to Station 81's Open House to welcome the firefighters back into the station after mold remediation and structural improvements were made to the fire station. Check out the video below, and learn some kitchen safety tips while you're at it.
The Draft Environmental Assessment (Draft EA) document for the NorCal OAPM project was released and made available for public review and comment on Tuesday, March 25, 2014. A copy of the document can be downloaded from the NorCal OAPM EA webpage, or viewed at the Brisbane Library (a hardcopy is located on the shelf by the new books). The public is invited to comment by mail or email using the information below:
NorCal OAPM EA
Federal Aviation Administration
Western Service Center - Operations Support Group
1601 Lind Avenue SW
Renton, WA 98057
Written comments will be accepted by the FAA until Thursday, April 24, 2014. (NOTE: the FAA issued a public notice on April 24 that the deadline to comment on the NorCal OAPM has been extended by 10 days to Sunday, May 4, 2014.)
The FAA invites the public to attend public information workshops for the Draft EA. The closest ones will take place at the San Mateo Public Library and the San Francisco Federal Building. During the workshop, representatives from the FAA and its Consultant Team will be available to answer questions about the project. The workshops will be open-house format and participants can attend anytime at the times and location listed below:
April 17, 2014
San Mateo Public Library
55 W 3rd Avenue
San Mateo, CA 94402
Attend anytime between:
4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
April 18, 2014
San Francisco Federal Building
90 7th Street, Suite 1-120
San Francisco, CA 94103
Attend anytime between:
10:00am - 12:00pm
Do you know anyone looking for a housemate or renter, or trying to rent out a room in their home? HIP Housing’s Home Sharing program can help make that a safe, comfortable process. HIP Housing has given free, long-term support to those who need it most in San Mateo County for 42 years. This is especially important now, as our county has become one of the most expensive areas to live in within the United States. The need for extra income is a common one, and renting out a room in your home is a great way to reduce costs and stimulate your community. Call 650-348-6660 for information or visit www.hiphousing.org or www.facebook.com/hiphousing.
BayREN continues to offer rebates from $1,000 to $4,500 for single family homeowners in the Bay Area who make energy-efficient home improvements. Eligible improvements include air sealing; duct sealing; insulation; high-efficiency furnaces, air conditioners, and water heaters; and more.
Homeowners may be eligible for incentives from $1,000 to $3,000 for a Home Upgrade, plus an additional $150 incentive to offset the cost of combustion safety testing for completed projects. Homeowners who complete an Advanced Home Upgrade may be eligible for incentives up to $4,500, plus a $300 home energy assessment rebate.
Free Home Upgrade Advisors are available to provide one-to-one assistance to help homeowners through every step of the upgrade. Call 866-878-6008 or submit a brief form on the BayAreaEnergyUpgrade.org website to contact a Home Upgrade Advisor. The BayREN website also features a list of participating contractors in the Bay Area. Homeowners who are ready to begin their upgrade may contact a participating contractor directly.
BayREN (Bay Area Regional Energy Network) is a collaboration of public agencies working together for a sustainable energy future. BayREN represents all nine counties within the San Francisco Bay Area and draws on the experience and expertise of Bay Area local governments to design and implement effective energy savings programs. www.BayREN.org