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(NEW) Pool Schedule

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 Summer has officially begun! 
Which means... the schedule for the pool has changed!  The Summer schedule for aquatic programs and activities can be found below. Please note: We will not offer Friday lunch time lap swim during the summer session as staff will be participating in mandatory in-service training's. They will be sharpening their skills throughout the summer to ensure that we are providing the highest quality safety observation and swim instruction to our community members. Thank you for your understanding and happy swimming!


Mark Your Calendars!

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Brisbane Library Calendar - July 2016

Special Events

Thursdays, July 7, 14, 21 and 28 at 3pm - Project STEM
Every Thursday during the summertime, we will be doing hands on STEM/STEAM projects for kids ages 8 to 12 years old. 

Saturday, July 9 at 2pm - Jungle James
Discover amazing jungle creatures with hands on interactions, and cool facts. For ages 5 and up. This event will take place in the Community Center.

Monday, July 11 at 3:30pm - Alphabet Rockers 
Learn how to write a song, create a dance and build rhythm through beatboxing with the Alphabet Rockers! 

Wednesday, July 13 at 10:30am - Music with Mariela Herrera
Mariela’s Music Time is an educational, energetic and interactive bilingual performance for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers and their families. It’s filled with rhythms and multicultural sounds, along with the rich traditions of our Bay Area.

Saturday, July 23 at 2pm - The Magic Flute
Join us for a performance of The Magic Flute by the SF Opera! Fun for the whole family! 

Saturday, July 30 at 2pm - Magician Mike Della Penna
Magician Mike Della Penna is back to wow Brisbane with his magic tricks! 

Monday, June 20 at 3:30pm - Natural Dyeing with Peopleologie
Collecting plants from your neighborhood or using ready-to-go natural dyes, you will squish, submerge, and stir, watching nature transform white material into colored. Best for participants 5 years or older. Note: This program will take the place of our regular After School Craft program. 


Recurring Events for Children and Families

Saturday Family Fun, 11:00am
July 2 - Lego Building.  Bring your imagination and we'll supply the Legos.  For ages 3+. 

July 16 - Block Play.  Playing with blocks develops your child's eye-hand coordination as well as math and science skills. Come play, build, and learn together at a block party - library style! Suitable for children from 3 months-8 years.

Mondays, 10:30am - Preschool Early Learning
Centered around parent/caregiver-child interactions, this participatory experience engages everyone in creating developmentally appropriate fun and the early literacy practices of reading, singing, talking, writing, moving, and playing. *NOTE: There will be no Preschool Early Learning program on Monday, July 4. 

Mondays, 3:30pm-4:30pm - Afterschool Crafts
Join us every Monday for a fun craft. Best for ages 8-13 years. *NOTE: There will be no After School Craft program on Monday, July 4. 

Tuesdays, 11:30am - Baby Bounce and Rhyme Time
Bring your bouncing baby to our weekly playtime, full of nursery rhymes and games you can play together to stimulate their development. Ideal for children from newborn up to 18 months old. 

Wednesdays, 10:30am - Toddler Early Learning
Centered around parent/caregiver-child interactions, this participatory experience engages everyone in creating developmentally appropriate fun and the early literacy practices of reading, singing, talking, writing, moving, and playing.

Friday, August 19, 7pm - Mom & Me Book Club
Girls ages 9-12 and their mothers are invited to attend our Mother Daughter Book Club! We will be discussing Penny from Heaven by Jennifer Holm at our August meeting. Aunts, grandmothers or other adults are also welcome to attend with the girls. Please contact Stephanie Saba if you have any questions or need help ordering a copy of the book (  *NOTE: There will be no July meeting. 

Saturdays, July 16 & July 30, 11am - Sensory Storytime
This storytime welcomes all children with special needs and children without special needs. It goes at a slower pace to engage and stimulate their senses  with visual aids, songs, and more. For ages 2 and up.


Recurring Events for Teens 

Fridays, July 8 & July 22, 5pm - Teen Crafts
Join us for some after-hours crafting! Due to the more advance nature of the projects, this event is not appropriate for children younger than middle school age. Ages 12+. 


Recurring Events for Adults

Tuesdays, 10:30am - Drop-in Computer Help
Drop into this relaxed and welcoming tutoring session with all your technical questions for one on one help.

Tuesdays, July 12 & July 26, 6pm - Craft Time for Grown Ups
Join us for this new and exciting drop-in program! 

Tuesday, July 19, 7:00pm - Friends of the Brisbane Library Meeting
Do you love your library? Would you like to have a say in its future? Come to a Friends of the Brisbane Library meeting. New people are always welcome.

Wednesday, August 3, 7pm - Adult Book Club
Join us for a lively book discussion on the first Wednesday of every month at 7pm. We will be discussing The Swan Gondola by Timothy Schaffert at our August meeting. *NOTE: There will be no July meeting. 


Signboard Postings

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As of 6/23/2016


Summer Concerts Start July 8
Sponsorship Opportunities Still Available
More Info:  415-508-2144


The Collective Camp - #MIRROR
M-F / 6AM / 30 MIN / 4 WKS
Sign-up Online


Climate Fact #24

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Tthe Open Space and Ecology Committee is endeavoring to provide the community with one climate fact each week. These facts are to call community awareness to global warming impacts as a measure of the Climate Action Plan of the City of Brisbane.

is endeavoring to provide to the community one climate fact each week.  These facts are to call community awareness to global warming impacts as a measure - See more at: facts are to call community awareness to global warming impacts as a measure of the City's Climate Action Plan.

For further reading:


High School Bus Notification

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The City recently received notification from CYO (the provider of bus service from Brisbane to Terra Nova and Oceana High Schools) that it will not be able to provide service in the upcoming school year.  The City is currently researching the cost of alternative providers of bus service.  The annual cost of service was $95,000.  The City charged a portion of this to students who rode the bus and received between $12,000-$16,000 per year in ridership fees. 

City staff plans to present alternative bus options, if available, at the City Council meeting on Thursday, June 30, 2016. 


Shuttle Service Disruption

Airplane Noise Meetings - SFO Roundtable TAC

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Departures and Arrival Technical Working Group Meeting

This notice is for the next Roundtable Technical Working Group meeting.

The goal of this meeting is to formulate the Roundtable’s response to the FAA Initiative Study, Phase 1.

These recommended responses will be presented to the full Roundtable body at a special meeting on Monday, June 27, 2016


Wednesday, June 22, 2016
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon

City Hall Council Chambers - Daly City
330 90th Street - Daly City, CA 94015


1. Call to Order & Welcome
Cliff Lentz, Roundtable Chairperson

2. FAA Feasibility Results Overview, Recap
Cindy Gibbs, Roundtable Aviation Technical Consultant

3. Roundtable Evaluation/Responses to FAA Feasibility Results Items
Cindy Gibbs, Roundtable Aviation Technical Consultant
Roundtable Representatives

4. Next Steps
Cliff Lentz, Roundtable Chairperson
James A. Castañeda, Roundtable Coordinator

5. Public Comments on Items NOT on the Agenda
Speakers are limited to two minutes. Roundtable members cannot discuss or take action on any matter raised under this item.

6. Adjourn
Cliff Lentz, Roundtable Chairperson

Printable Agenda (PDF)



FAA Initiative Feasibility Results Documents

Signboard Postings

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As of 6/16/2016


Restoration Day on the Ridge
Sat., June 25th, 9am-Noon
At Lupine Valley Ct. & Butterweed Ln.
San Bruno Ave. Closed
Annis Rd. to Bayshore Blvd.
Tues. 6/21 & Wed. 6/22, 9am-4pm
Brisbane Baylands Comm. Advisory Board
Meeting June 21st, 7pm
CA Dept. Toxic Substance Control
Comm. Ctr., 250 Visitacion Ave.

Climate Fact #23

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The Open Space and Ecology Committee is endeavoring to provide to the community one climate fact each week.  These facts are to call community awareness to global warming impacts as a measure of the Climate Action Plan of the City of Brisbane.

Calculate your carbon footprint here: 

Links for further reading:

Street Closure Notice

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Please be advised that on Tuesday, June 21st and Wednesday, June 22nd, from 9:00am-4:00pm, San Bruno Avenue will be closed between Bayshore Blvd. and Annis Rd.  View the map below for specific details.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you and we thank you in advance for your patience and understanding while work is being completed.

Parkside Plan Update!

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The City Council and community members had a productive study session with consultants MIG about the three land use concepts prepared by MIG. Key discussion points included how to strike a balance between economic feasibility and maintaining community character, identifying and achieving community objectives and benefits, and meeting the city’s Housing Element obligations. MIG and staff will use the study session input to refine the draft Precise Plan, anticipated to be released for public review in early fall.

Check out the meeting video to hear the Council and community’s comments! The concept alternatives and MIG's PowerPoint presentation are available on the Parkside Documents webpage.

Comments on the concept alternatives are encouraged, and may be emailed to or mailed to the Planning Department at City Hall (50 Park Place, Brisbane).

Keep your eyes peeled for additional opportunities to give input on the concept alternatives in the upcoming weeks!


Governor's By-Right Proposal

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The Governor and Democratic leaders reached a budget agreement that would allocate a one-time, $400 million dollars for affordable housing in exchange for approval of the Governor’s By-Right Proposal.  The Governor’s By-Right Proposal would allow by right approval for multi-family housing projects that set aside at least 20% of the units for low income residents.  Developments near transit stops could be built by right if they set aside 10% or more.  Although the projects would need to be consistent with our land-use laws, they would not need to go through a CEQA process or a public review process.  Essentially, this new law would:

1.       Lock out residents from city hall to participate in the planning and development process;

2.       Circumvent important environmental review processes; and

3.       Remove the ability of the City Council to vote on community development projects.

This bill is going forward with the state budget.  If you would like to let your representatives know your opinion on eliminating the City’s ability to influence development in Brisbane, their contact information is provided below.

                Assembly Member Kevin Mullin
                District Office (650) 349-2200
                Capitol Office (916) 319-2022

                Senator Jerry Hill 
District Office (650)212-3313

                Capitol Office (916) 651-4013

Signboard Postings

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As of 6/10


Sign-up for Piranhas this Summer!
Prerequisite: Passed Shark Level
Mon-Thurs, 8am-9am, 6/20-8/5


School is Out for Summer!
Watch for Children Playing
Slow Down and Drive Carefully!


Brisbane Skatepark
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Saturday, June 11th, 10am

HIP Housing Home Sharing Program

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Home Sharing is a living arrangement among two or more unrelated people. Home owners or renters (Home Providers) who have a residence with one or more bedrooms are matched with persons seeking housing (Home Seekers).

Two Types of Home Sharing
1. A home provider is matched with a home seeker who pays rent.
2. A home provider is matched with a home seeker who exchanges household duties for reduced rent.

Why Home Share?

  • Saves Money
  • Shares utility costs
  • Reduces financial worry
  • Provides mutual assistance
  • Increased security and independence

Who Home Shares?
Home Providers must live in San Mateo County. Home Seekers must live, work or attend school in San Mateo County or have a housing voucher for San Mateo County.  People who home share come from all walks of life… seniors, working persons, students, persons with disabilities, families, veterans, emancipated foster youth and others.

Home Providers, click here for more information.

Home Seekers, click here for more information.

Climate Fact #22

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The Open Space and Ecology Committee is endeavoring to provide to the community one climate fact each week.  These facts are to call community awareness to global warming impacts as a measure of the Climate Action Plan of the City of Brisbane.

The U.S Energy Information Administration website has more information about burning of gasoline here and formation of Carbon Dioxide here

Signboard Postings

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Posted 6/3/2016


City of Brisbane
Water Bills Are
Due June 6th
Voting on June 7th
Will be at City Hall
50 Park Place

City Hall is the new Polling Place

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Check your registration & access your election materials, and then make sure you get out there and exercise your right to vote!

June STAR Newsletter

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Click here to view the June STAR Newsletter. 

Climate Fact #21

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The Open Space and Ecology Committee is endeavoring to provide to the community one climate fact each week.  These facts are to call community awareness to global warming impacts as a measure of the Climate Action Plan of the City of Brisbane.

For further reading:

June 2016 Marina News

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 Click here to read the June 2016 Marina Newsletter

Signboard Postings

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Posted 5/26/2016


Parkside Plan Study Session
June 2, 7:30pm at City Hall


Memorial Day Pool Hours
9:30am-1:00pm – Lap Swim
9:30am-10:30am – Water Aerobics
1:00pm-6:00pm – Recreation Swim


City of Brisbane
Water Bills Are
Due June 6th


Living Lighter
Water Aerobics Classes
M,W,F 11:15am-12:15pm
Sat.  9:30am-10:30pm


Brisbane Parks & Recreation Dept.
Club Rec Summer Camp
The Fun Begins June 20th!
Register Online on in Our Office




San Mateo County Libraries Unveils Revitalized Brand

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For the first time in more than a decade, we’re unveiling a new brand—and we’re thrilled to invite you along on our latest adventure! Our services, collections, and spaces are constantly evolving to meet the needs of our community, and we’ve updated our look to reflect where we are today and where we hope to go in the future.

Shaped by our communities, the San Mateo County Libraries have become incomparable destinations for learning and growth. We’ve opened worlds of discovery and provided unmatched technological opportunities. As we continue to grow our commitment remains the same—but what we offer will only become more extraordinary. By redesigning our visual identity, this welcoming spirit and dedication to knowledge will continue to be reflected in everything we do.

Our new logo consists of a simple and imaginative “Burst of Knowledge” symbol representing the spread of information, our family of libraries, and radiating excitement that comes from experiencing something new. It also alludes to a central hub where shared ideas converge to ignite growth through transformative experiences.

Our corresponding brand tagline, Open for Exploration™, extends this spirit by conveying the essence of who we are, our mission, and our vision. It speaks to our various roles in the community, open access to information, a celebration of open-mindedness, and the welcoming atmosphere our patrons can expect to encounter.

With the adoption of these elements, we are excited to share our story with everyone who steps into our spaces or enjoys our services.

We have many locations, but we’re all part of one unified vision. In order to fully capture this, we’re making the switch from “San Mateo County Library” to “San Mateo County Libraries.” Each of our libraries is part of a larger family offering a world of opportunities, all accessible through a single card. Our name change makes this clear and allows us to more effectively stand together as one.

Our bright new look is a reflection of you—our community. So we’re welcoming you into our family of libraries to see the brand’s fresh burst of energy, and take part in fun activities that celebrate who we are together. Stop by for a new library card in your choice of four creative designs, and share your vibrant personality on one of our coloring bookmarks. Keep the excitement going with Open for Exploration™ Bingo and take part in a variety of experiences throughout our libraries. Each activity earns you one stamp. Complete a row to win a prize, or fill up the whole card for something really special!

We’re overjoyed to share our brand with you. Together, we will continue to strengthen our community by offering inclusive environments for learning and enriching experiences.

The San Mateo County Libraries are Open for Exploration™. Come discover something new today!

Click here for more information regarding our Brisbane Library.

Shuttle Stop Relocation

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Please be advised of the recent changes to the shuttle stop location on San Bruno Avenue.

Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off

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Cleaning out your closet, basement, storage unit or boat? Looking to properly dispose of garden chemicals, pesticides, contaminated motor oil, antifreeze, unused chemicals and solvents? You can do so at the household hazardous waste event coming up in South San Francisco!

San Mateo County residents can make an appointment to dispose of household hazardous waste (HHW) for free at collection events held the first Saturday of the month in South San Francisco (except holidays and holiday weekends) from 8:30am–11:30am.

Remaining SSF HHW events for 2016 include:

· June 4
· August 6
· October 1
· November 5
· December 3

To participate, you must schedule an appointment at San Mateo County’s HHW Program: or by calling (650) 363-4718, select option 3. The event location will be disclosed once your appointment has been confirmed. No commercial waste is allowed. Limit 10 gallons.

Modified Pool Hours for Memorial Day

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The Brisbane Pool will have modified hours on Monday, May 30th in observance of Memorial Day.  The pool will operate with the following schedule for that day only:

9:30am-1:00pm Lap Swim
9:30am-10:30am Water Aerobics
1:00pm-6:00pm Recreation Swim

On another note, please be advised that our Summer pool schedule will be in effect starting June 18th.  The schedule can be found in our Summer Activity Guide and online here.

Earn up to $148

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 As this year’s June 7 Presidential Primary Election gets closer, the San Mateo County Elections Office is calling on you to serve as an Election Officer, also known as poll workers, at polling places on Election Day. It is not too late to sign up!

For a countywide election, the Elections Office recruits and trains up to 2,000 Election Officers. 

To become an Election Officer, the signup process is very easy. You can call the Elections Office at 650-286-2810. Their staff will be happy to take down your information and sign you up. You can also visit to sign up online. The process only takes a few minutes. After signing up, you will be required to take a three-hour training, and you will receive an Appointment Letter. You will be paid a stipend of up to $148.

Election Officers are responsible for the smooth operation of all polling places on Election Day. They are there to ensure that every single voter can cast his or her ballot successfully. Election Officers are at the frontline of an election, and they are truly the faces of our democracy. 

Serving as an Election Officer will not only give you an opportunity to make a direct contribution to our democracy and local community, it will also help you to gain a deeper understanding of our election process. If you want to volunteer your time and service, if you want to make a difference, serving as an Elections Officer on Election Day is a great way to do so. We look forward to seeing you at the polls in the coming election.


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Posted 5/20/2016

Relay for Life
Benefit Rummage Sale
Sat., May 21, 8 am, Comm. Park
Fundraiser to Support Donna’s Stars

Measure B Passed with 71% Support!
The School Board Thanks You for
Bringing Art and Music to Our Kids!

Congrats Ryan Patterson
2016 Olympic Gymnast
For South Africa

Oil Painting Workshop
May 21st, 9am-4pm, Miss. Blue Center
First Time Painters Welcome!
For Info Call: 415.286.3707


Caltrain Construction Work

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Since April of 2015, Caltrain has been performing work within the railroad right-of-way in Brisbane as part of the Advanced Signal System Project to upgrade the safety, performance, and operating efficiency of the Peninsula’s commuter rail system. 

On May 20-22 and May 24-27, Caltrain will be conducting safety tests on the corridor as part of the final phase of implementing the Advanced Signal System Project.  To test the Advanced Signal System, including the roadway crossings, a test train will run through the corridor between 9:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m.  Tests are conducted at night to avoid disruption of most of regular train service and properly record the results.  Neighbors may experience standard gate crossing noise and horns during this time and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

The Advanced Signal System, also called Communications Based Overlay Signal System (CBOSS) Positive Train Control (PTC) will equip the corridor with federally-mandated safety technology and increase system capacity to help accommodate future ridership demand. The Project will monitor and, if necessary, control train movement in the event of human error. This will increase safety by:

  • Eliminating the risk of train-to-train collisions
  • Reducing risk of potential derailments by enforcing speed limits
  • Providing additional safety for railroad workers on the tracks
  • Improving grade crossing performance to reduce gate downtime and improve local traffic circulation

The CBOSS PTC system is scheduled to be operational by 2015 and is a key component of the Caltrain Modernization Program, which will electrify the Caltrain Corridor by 2019.  An electrified Caltrain will be cleaner and quieter and will upgrade the system to provide faster and/or more frequent service to more stations and riders.

To implement the CBOSS PTC system, there are several installation phases (boring, conduit, fiber pulling, testing) that will occur within Caltrain's right-of-way, usually at night (8pm to 6am) in order to maintain regular train service.  Testing of the fiber cable and the overall system is scheduled for spring 2015.  Residents may experience some minor installation noise during this time.  For more information, please view the Caltrain's CBOSS PTC Project page or contact Caltrain at (650) 508-6499; e-mail: .

Skatepark now OPEN!

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The wait is over...the newly remodeled Brisbane Skatepark is now open! Spohn Ranch completed construction earlier than anticipated and as of Friday, May 20th, the Skatepark is officially open for public use. The City will host a formal Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony on Saturday, June 11th. Further details to come regarding the event but in the meantime, it is our pleasure to invite you out to view the donor bricks and explore the new Skatepark!


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