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Caltrain Scoping Meetings

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The Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board (Caltrain) issued a Notice of Preparation of an Environmental Impact Report Assessment (EIR) for Caltrain’s Peninsula Corridor Electrification Project pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). The project would electrify the Peninsula Corridor from San Francisco’s 4th and King Caltrain Station to approximately the Tamien Caltrain Station in San Jose, convert diesel-hauled to Electric Multiple Unit trains, and increase service up to six Caltrain trains per peak hour per direction by 2019.

While the electrification project itself does not include high speed rail service, the EIR cumulative analysis will conceptually evaluate future blended service of Caltrain and high-speed rail on the Caltrain Peninsula Corridor.

Caltrain is currently requesting interested individuals’ or organizations’ views on the scope of the environmental document.

Written responses and comments on the scope of the Peninsula Corridor Electrification Project EIR will be accepted until 5 pm on March 18, 2013. Please send written comments to:

Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board (Caltrain)
Attn: Stacy Cocke, Senior Planner
1250 San Carlos Ave.
P.O. Box 3006
San Carlos, CA 94070-1306

Your comments may also be sent by email to electrification@caltrain.com. Please include the “Peninsula Corridor Electrification Project” in the subject heading.

Four public scoping meetings are scheduled in late February, at the times and dates listed below.

  1. Caltrain Office, 2nd Floor Auditorium, 1250 San Carlos Ave., San Carlos
          • Open House 3pm-6 pm, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013
          • Public Scoping Meeting 6pm-8 pm, Wednesday, Feb 27, 2013
  2. Palo Alto City Hall, City Council Chambers, 250 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto, 6pm-8pm, Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013
  3. Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority Headquarters, Auditorium, 3331 N. First St., San Jose, 6pm-8pm, Tuesday, Mar. 5, 2013
  4. San Francisco City Hall, Board of Supervisors Chambers, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Pl., San Francisco, 6pm-8pm, Thursday, Mar. 7, 2013

The scoping meetings will provide opportunities for the lead agency to explain the project and to give interested agencies, organizations and individuals additional opportunities to comment on the scope and content of the EIR.

 

Signboard Postings

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Posted 2/22/2013


MTC High School Internship Program
Summer 2013 at City Hall
Apply online: www.brisbaneca.org
Deadline: Feb. 28th


Posted 2/19/2013


City of Brisbane now hiring
Part-time Office Specialist
Applications accepted starting Feb . 21  
www.calopps.org
First 100 applications accepted only


Posted 2/17/2013


Live At Mission Blue Presents
Cellist Tanya Tomkins
Feb. 23 & Mar 2, 7:30 pm, Miss. Blue Ctr.
Info/Tickets:  www.LiveatMissionBlue.com


Brisbane Eagles Club
Max Baer Heart Fund Dinner
Sat., Feb 23, 4 - 6 pm, 185 Visitacion
Spaghetti & Meatballs, Raffle, $10 Donation

 

 

 

SFO Runway Construction

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Starting at 10:00pm tonight, February 15th, runway 28-Left will be closed.  This is one of the two primary runways for arriving flights.  This may cause arriving and departing delays which may lead to flights arriving and departing past normal operating hours.  Construction is scheduled to be completed by 8:00am Monday, February 18th.  For more information, please visit the SFO Runway Safety Area Enhancements website by clicking here

The city has been working with the FAA and Jackie Speier's office to have data from the FAA regularly reported regarding aircraft departing from SFO which penetrate the designated 1 nautical mile area above Brisbane.  Click here to be taken to that page, which is updated monthly.

2/13/13 Press Release

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On 11/16/12, at approx 1130 hours, Officers responded to a report of a male subject in possession of what appeared to be a human skull.

The officers located the subject in the 300 Block of Visitation Ave.  When confronted, the subject assaulted the officers.  Two officers received moderate to minor injuries while taking him into custody.  The officers have been treated and released.  The subject was booked into the San Mateo County Jail for assaulting a police officer.

The subject was indeed in possession of what appears to be a human skull.  The suspect was either unwilling or unable to articulate exactly where he found the skull.  The Brisbane Police Department conducted searches of different locations based on what statements he did make and areas where he has been known to frequent.  Officers were unable to locate any additional evidence at that time.

On 1/16/13, following his release from jail, officers re-contacted the subject from the above incident.  The subject was at this point willing to show officers the location where he found the skull.  Upon their arrival, officers located additional remains on a hillside in an unpopulated area of Brisbane, Southwest of Bayshore Blvd. and Old County Road. The San Mateo County Crime Lab processed the scene and the San Mateo County Coroner’s office recovered the remains. 

Brisbane Police, San Mateo County DA’s Office, San Mateo County Crime Lab and the San Mateo County Coroner’s Office have been working together to attempt to identify the remains.  DNA was extracted and has been sent to the Department of Justice.  Those results are still pending.  An initial examination by a forensic anthropologist has indicated that the remains belong to a female between the ages of 33 and 46 years old, between 5’3” and 5’6” tall.  The remains have likely been at the location where she was found for an excess of 5 years.

Investigators are comparing the information that we have with those of missing persons records.  It is still too early in the investigation to determine if the remains are related to a crime or natural occurrence.

 

Please click here for the PDF version of the press release from the Brisbane Police Department.

"No Deposit, No Return"

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The KRON-TV documentary, "No Deposit, No Return", was produced in 1965 as part of the station's Biography Series.  Brisbane Open Space and Ecology Committee Member Michele Salmon brought a DVD copy to Council Member Conway who shared it with city staff.  Upon viewing it, it was seen that the sound and audio quality were not of optimal quality.  Therefore the original 16mm film of "No Deposit, No Return" was traced down to SF State University's TV Archives Dept., and in the able hands of Film Archivist Alex Cherian who had the know-how and tools to digitally restore the 26 minute reel of film.  The result can now be viewed by anyone on the San Francisco Bay Area Television Archive's website by clicking here.  A Community viewing of the film, hosted by the Open Space and Ecology Committee, is being planned for Sunday, May 5th from 3:30pm - 5:30pm.  A discussion and a special presentation from Recology on the current and future state of waste disposal will follow, along with a special feature of rare, historic interview footage.  Bring the whole family and enjoy!

SamTrans Seeks Input

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SamTrans Seeks Input On Minority And Low-Income Policies

The San Mateo County Transit District is asking the public for feedback on the levels of fare and service changes that would trigger analysis of the impact those changes would have on minorities and low-income populations.

Prior to significant fare increases or service changes, SamTrans currently reviews those changes at a staff level to determine whether their impacts are borne disproportionately by minorities and low-income populations.

In response to new Federal Transit Administration requirements, the Transit District is seeking input from the public as it develops and adopts a new set of policies governing what level of impact would result in the need to revise or mitigate the service or fare proposal.

The new requirements are that all transit agencies have a board-adopted Title VI policy by Oct. 2013.  Title VI, of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, seeks to protect all people from discrimination, stating:

"No person in the United States shall, on the ground of race, color or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance."

The proposed policy includes criteria for two areas: major service changes and unfair or disproportionate impacts to minority or low-income populations.

SamTrans is proposing the level at which a given service change is considered to be a "Major Service Change" is any change to revenue miles on a specific route by 25 percent or more in any one-week period.  The disparate, or unfair, impacts and disproportional burden thresholds are proposed to be triggered whenever the cumulative impact of a change affects more than 20 percent of the minority or low-income populations the system serves.

SamTrans will be hosting public meetings throughout the county in February to receive feedback on the proposal before asking the board to adopt the policy at its March meeting.

Public meetings include:

Tuesday, Feb. 12, 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Community Room
Pacifica -Sanchez Library
1111 Terra Nova Blvd., Pacifica

Tuesday, Feb. 19, 6:30 to 8 p.m.
War Memorial Activity Room
Daly City Parks and Recreation
6655 Mission St., Daly City

Thursday, Feb. 21, 10 to 10:45 a.m.
Second floor auditorium
SamTrans Offices
1250 San Carlos Ave., San Carlos

Monday, Feb. 25, 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Community Room
Lewis and Joan Platt East Palo Alto Family YMCA
550 Bell St., East Palo Alto

SamTrans is accepting public comment on these proposals at the meetings or by:

*   E-mail to TitleVI@samtrans.com
*   U.S. Postal Service:

SamTrans
C/o Operations Planning
P.O. Box 3006
San Carlos, CA 94070-1306

*   Phone: 1.800.660.4287 (TTY: 650.508.6448 for hearing impaired)


The deadline for public comment is Friday, March 29 at 5 p.m.  To view the draft policies, visit www.samtrans.com/TitleVI.

 

 

Brisbane Lions Club

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The Brisbane Lions Club is once again taking applications for their Scholastic Achievement Awards, with awards ranging from $500 to $2,500.  Last year, they were able to direct a total of $25,000 to 23 deserving students.  Please click here for the application.  Applications, along with an official grades transcript and reference letters, are due by Thursday, April 11, 2013.  For any questions, please contact the Brisbane Lions Club at brisbanelionscholars@gmail.com.  Best of luck to all!

Signboard Postings

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Posted 2/13/2013


John A. Gilbrech
"Big John"
Gil's Oly (aka Gil's ARCO)
Svcs:  Sat., Feb. 16, 1 pm, 348 Visitacion


Posted 2/7/2013


Brisbane Parks & Recreation Dept.
Youth Spring Camp
May 25 - April 5, Reg. Opens Feb. 5
Information 508-2140

Brisbane Youth Baseball

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Practices for Spring 2013 Brisbane Youth Baseball season are tentatively set to begin on Monday, February 25th.  For the 7 - 8 year old Boys & Girls Pinto League, the roster is full but only a few more sign-ups are needed in order for two teams to be formed, which would allow all of the 7 - 8 year olds who want to play the opportunity to do so!  So, if you haven't already signed them up, check out the flyer and register them online by clicking here or in the Recreation Office (2nd Fl. or City Hall).

Adult Open Gym Basketball

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Due to it being Lipman Science Fair Week, Adult Open Gym Basketball will not be available on Wednesday, February 6th, but will return the following week, Wednesday, Februrary 13th.  Thank you for your kind understanding!