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Concerts in the Park

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The sun’s shining and school’s nearly out…which means summer – and Concerts in the Park – will be arriving shortly!  Check out the following line-up, and plan to attend each Friday starting August 24th from 5:45pm – 8:30pm, as each performance is sure to be a foot-stompin’, hand-clappin’, sing-a-long good time!

August 24thStompy Jones (Swing)
August 31stThe California Cowboys (Country Western)
September 7thThe Cocktail Monkeys (80s and Funk)
September 14thThe Houserockers (Rock and Soul)
September 21stThe Hot Rods (50s and 60s)
September 28thThe Sun Kings (Beatles Tribute Band)
September 30th (Sunday, 2pm-4pm) – The Al Molina Sextet feat. Jeff Oster (Jazz)

All performances will take place under the Gazebo in the Community Park (11 Old County Rd.) so make sure to come early and grab a spot on the grass!

Thank you to all our Sponsors*, who made the 2012 Concert Series possible:


Brisbane Chamber of Commerce
Brisbane Hardware & Supply
CSG Consultants, Inc.
Dan & Kelly Carter
Dettmer Associates
Dettmer Construction Co.
Garden Chapel
Glazman-Schillinger Family
Golden State Lumber
Integrated Resources
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

* The deadline to become a Sponsor for the 2012 Concerts in the Park is Friday, June 29th at 1:00pm.  If you’re interested, please contact Caroline Cheung at (415) 508-2157 or

Farmers' Market

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It's looking like it's going to be a BEAUTIFUL day for the Brisbane Farmers' Market - come on out and pick up your farm-fresh, locally grown fruits and veggies, fresh-baked breads, French pastries, kettle corn, hummus and spreads, cheeses, fresh fish, and much, much more!  Today's market will feature a new jewelry vendor, Jewelry by Geri, so make sure to check out her designs.  Also - don't forget to drop your name into the plastic container at the Information Booth for a chance to be the lucky winner of the weekly market basket - chock full of items from each of the vendors.  It's all happening today in the Community Park (11 Old County Rd., Brisbane) from 3pm - 7pm.  Don't miss it!

Signboard Postings

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Posted 6/14/2012

North County Fire Authority
It's Fire Season
Cut Down All Weeds by Sunday June 17
Final Deadline!

Posted 6/11/2012

City of Brisbane
Community E.I.R. Training
for Baylands Project
Sat., June 16th, Noon-3 pm, 50 Park Pl

Brisbane Awarded $20,000 Grant

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On June 4th, City staff was informed that Brisbane had been one of 25 communities selected nationwide to receive a $20,000 from Dr. Pepper Snapple Group and KaBOOM!, the national non-profit dedicated to saving play for children in America.  This grant will be used for the new Community Park Playground.  According to Mayor Cliff Lentz, “We are ecstatic to have been selected as one the recipients of this grant, as it will ensure a new playground is built in the Community’s central park by the end of 2012.  And it was equally exciting that Brisbane was given first-time recognition by KaBOOM! as being a Playful City!”.  Click here to read the entire press release of this wonderful announcement!

Baylands Draft EIR Training

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Update 6/18: In case you missed the training session this past Saturday, a recording can be viewed here.


Are you interested in the Brisbane Baylands?  The much-anticipated draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) is scheduled to be published this summer.  Join in with your neighbors in a FREE TRAINING on environmental impact reports.   At this training you will learn about the environmental review process, how to read this technical document, and how you can effectively participate in the decision-making process.  Thank you to all who responded to the Draft EIR Survey, which has helped the workshop facilitators prepare an effective training session for the Community.

The training session will be held on Saturday, June 16, 2012 from 12:00pm to 3:00pm in the Community Meeting Room at City Hall (50 Park Place, Brisbane).

We'd love to see you there but if you can't make it down to City Hall that day, the event will be televised on live Cable Channel 27* and webcast on the Live Streaming page.

More information on this training will be coming in the next several weeks through the City's website and the next edition of the Brisbane CityNews.  For the latest information on the Baylands, check in on the City's Baylands webpage.

* Due to the workshop taking place during the time the June 11th Council Meeting would have been replayed, that meeting replay has been scheduled to take place at 5:00pm.  The June 13th Council Meeting Replay will occur on Sunday June 17th at 12:00pm and again at 6:00pm.

Signboard Postings

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Posted 6/8/2012

8th Annual San Mateo County
Disaster Preparedness Day
Sat., June 9th, 10-2 pm, SM. Co. Event Ctr.
Arrive Before 11 am for Free Admission & Parking

Posted 6/6/2012

Brisbane A.Y.S.O.
S.J. Earthquake A.Y.S.O. Night
June 30th anf August 11th
Tickets/Info (650) 346-4699

Posted 6/1/2012

In Loving Memory of
Irene F. Hansen
102 years old & 65 year Brisbane Resident
Private Services

Save the Date
Citywide Yard Sale
July 28th, 2012
Registration forms available in the Library


June 2012 CityNews

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Click here to read the June 2012 CityNews.

Slurry Sealing Postponed

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With the rain that fell earlier today, the contractor will return at the end of the month to complete the slurry sealing which had been last scheduled to occur on June 5 and 6 on Kings and Humboldt.  Please watch for new notices as to when exactly that will occur and make sure to move your vehicle appropriately at that time.  We apologize for the confusion and thank you in advance for your attention to this matter!

Help Complete Draft EIR Survey

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A free citywide training session on the CEQA process and EIRs will be held on Saturday, June 16th from 12pm - 3pm in the Community Meeting Room at City Hall - 50 Park Place, Brisbane. To make this session as useful as possible, the City needs your help. Please complete this survey so that the City's training team can design a training session that will best serve the Community's needs and interests. Your assistance in completing the survey by Monday, June 11th is greatly appreciated. Again, click the link above link to be taken to the survey.  Thank you in advance for your participation!

6/2 Bayshore Fire Update

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UPDATE 6/8 11:27AM

Excerpt from a CBS 5 article:

"An estimated 10-20 homes in the Harold Road area of Brisbane were threatened at one point during the fire, but despite strong winds none were damaged, Delay said. There were no injuries, and the cause of the fire, which started right next to Bayshore Boulevard, remains under investigation.

Most of the land burned by the fire San Mateo County parkland, part of San Bruno Mountain State and County Park, Delay said.

The fire caused a power outage affecting an estimated 1,350 customers in parts of Brisbane and South San Francisco after it damaged an underground switch around 1:37 p.m., according to PG&E spokesman J.D. Guidi. All affected customers in the area were expected to have their power restored by 7:30 p.m.

However, Guidi noted that a power line had also fallen in the area, causing a second and unrelated power outage affecting around 790 customers around 4:30 p.m. Customers affected by the second outage were expected to have their power restored by later Saturday evening."

UPDATE 6/4 9:27AM

Power was completely restored to all homes late Saturday.  The cause of the fire is under investigation by CalFire, and the City is awaiting a final incident report from PG&E.  More details will be provided when that information is known.


UPDATE 6/2 5:34PM

Fire Incident Commander reports the fire is 80% contained.  Emergency and clean-up equipment is expected to remain onsite for at least another 90 minutes, which necessitates Bayhore remain closed in the area of the fire.

PG&E advises that service is restored to all but 21 customers.


At approximately 1:30 PM reports of a fire near Bayshore at the southern city limits were received.  This was presumed to have started due to a downed power line, which may also be responsible for the failure of two transformers on San Bruno Avenue.  The fire has burned 7-10 acres and is 50% contained.  The fire is being handled as a third alarm, with forces from South San Francisco, CalFire, and NCFA actively engaged.  In addition to the 18 engines responding, CalFire aircraft also deployed to drop fire retardant.

The downed transformers and the need to isolate the electric circuit for firefighter safety has left many homes and businesses in Brisbane without power.

There is no current plan to recommend any evacuations in Brisbane. 

If you have not already done so, please sign up to receive emergency alerts through SMC Alert.  It’s a free service where you can register to receive text messages sent to you on your phone and/or e-mail.  If warranted, further updates will be provided to the Community through SMC Alert as well as the City’s website.