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Climate Fact #18

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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:

http://appvoices.org/end-mountaintop-removal/

http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php/Existing_U.S._Coal_Plants

 

Signboard Postings

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Posted 5/5/2016


Virginia (Esther) Fassett
1921 – 2016
Forever in Our Hearts
Memorial Saturday 5/7, 415.597.6910


Posted 5/3/2016


Brisbane Hosts 22nd Annual
Bike to Work Day Thursday, May 12, 2016
Info: www.commute.org


San Bruno Mountain Watch
Native Plant Sale
Saturday, May 14th, 9am – 2pm
Miss. Blue Nursery, 3401 Bayshore Blvd.

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 April 30-May 1 and May 3-6, 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: caltrainptc@samtrans.com .

Bike to Work Day

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The 22nd Annual Bike to Work Day takes place on Thursday, May 12th.  Brisbane will again be hosting two Energizer Stations - one at Bayshore Blvd. & Old County Rd., and the other at Tunnel Ave & Lagoon Way, between 6:15am - 9:30am.  For more information about Bike to Work Day 2016, please visit www.commute.org.  If you'd like to volunteer at one of Brisbane's two Energizer Stations that morning, please send an e-mail to bike2work@commute.org.

May 2016 Marina News

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 Click here to read the May 2016 Marina Newsletter

4/30 is National PrepareAthon Day

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On Saturday, April 30, National PrepareAthon! Day will inspire individuals, organizations, and communities to prepare for emergencies.  It’s an entire day dedicated to action and doing preparedness activities.

America’s PrepareAthon! is promoting ten ways to participate in preparedness and is asking everyone to take action, be counted, and spread the word.  Examples include:

Pets are family members too.  As you prepare your family for emergencies, don’t forget about your pets.  Click here to read about what items you should include in your pet emergency supply kit, as well as how to care for your pets during and after a disaster.

Thank you for practicing preparedness with your family and loved ones this Saturday!  For any questions, please contact the City's Office of Emergency Services at (415) 508-2130.

Calling all Teens

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The Brisbane Parks & Recreation Department is actively seeking dedicated, enthusiastic, and motivated teens to join the Youth Advisory Committee (YAC).  Committee members have the important duty of advising the Parks & Recreation Commission and  Recreation staff on the programs and issues that concern the youth and teens in the Brisbane community.  This is a great way to get involved in your community and make a difference.  YAC members will also participate in the annual YAC Attack event through the California Parks & Recreation Society.  YAC Attack is a one day educational leadership conference for YAC members from all over Northern California.  Applications will be reviewed as they are received by YAC Advisor, Ricardo Monroy, and Recreation Supervisor, Steve Beaty.  Once a committee is established, meetings will be scheduled on Wednesday evenings once per month.  (Be advised that the Committee generally does not meet in the Summer and YAC meetings are conducted only August-May.)  For additional information, please contact Ricardo directly at rmonroy@ci.brisbane.ca.us or 415-508-2143 – Application available online here.  Apply today! 

2016 Summer Concerts

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This summer tradition is made possible due to the generous tax deductible donations made by Brisbane businesses as well as local families who have come to eagerly anticipate the concerts each year because of the value they add to the community.

Would you consider being a sponsor for the 2016 Concert Series?  Please contact Steve Beaty at (415) 508-2144 for more information.  Here is the 2016 Sponsorship Form.

May STAR Newsletter

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Click here to view the May STAR Newsletter.

Climate Fact #17

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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:

http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2016/03/21/3761903/co2-levels-soar-emissions-flat/

Happy Earth Day!

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Happy Earth Day!  We thought we'd take this opportunity to remind the community about the plastic bag recycling receptacle located at the Brisbane Post Office.  Take your clean, dry plastic bags there and drop them in the receptacle located near the P.O. Boxes. Thank you, South San Francisco Scavengers!

Also, the 13th Annual Habitat Restoration Day is tomorrow on Monarch Dr. b/t Mission Blue Dr. & North Hill -- come out from 9am - 1pm and help remove invasive, non-native plants from habitat.  Free lunch and t-shirt provided!

Brisbane Marina Caps for Sale

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Brisbane Marina mascot, Zuri, shown modeling their new caps for sale!  Caps are available for $11.00 in the Marina office during business hours at 400 Sierra Point Pkwy - colors include khaki, navy, olive, and red.

Zuri, however, is not for sale!

Signboard Postings

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Posted 4/22/2016


In Loving Memory OF
Roy Peters
1917 – 2016
40yr. Resident
Memorial Service 4/24, 6pm, 348 Visitacion


Posted 4/18/2016


Midtown Water Payment Box
Closed for Routine Service
April 21st to April 29th


Posted 4/15/2016


Parkside Plan Study Session
Rescheduled to June 2nd
7:30pm at City Hall


City of Brisbane
13th Annual Earth Day
Sat., April 23, 9am-1pm, Monarch Dr.
Between Mission Blue Dr. and North Hill Dr.
Info: nescoffier@ci.brisbane.ca.us or 415.508.2118


Posted 4/13/2016


Silverspot Cooperative Nursery School
Annual Luau Fundraiser
Sun., Apr. 17, 1-5pm, Mission Blue Ctr.
Island Buffet, Aloha Dancers, Silent Auction


City of Brisbane – Now Hiring
P/T Sr. Recreation Leader
Application Deadline:  Apr. 25th
www.calopps.org or City Hall

Parkside Study Session on 6/2

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MIG’s presentation of preliminary Parkside Plan concept alternatives has been rescheduled to the June 2, 2016 City Council meeting.  The preliminary alternatives will illustrate different land use and design options for the Parkside Area reflecting the community’s cumulative feedback to date and informed by technical studies pertaining transportation and economic feasibility.  These technical studies and summaries of community feedback received to date are available on the City’s Parkside Documents webpage.

Brisbane residents, please plan on attending the June 2, 2016 City Council study session and give your feedback on the alternative scenarios!  Materials will be posted on the City's All Meetings page the Friday before the meeting.

Climate Fact #16

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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:

http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=87691

2016 Lifeguard Training Course

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This course, based on the American Red Cross Lifeguarding Program, will certify students in Lifeguarding, CPR and AED for the Professional Rescuer, and First Aid.  Students must be at least 15 years of age by the last day of class and pass a prerequisite test (swim 300 yards con-tinuously, tread water for 2 minutes with no hands, retrieve a 10 pound brick from 8 feet and return it to designated spot).

Course dates: May 13-15 (Friday-Sunday)
Time(s): Friday 6-10pm; Sat/Sun 8am-5pm

Register online at http://brisbaneca.org/community-pool starting April 5th.  View the course flyer here.

For more information, please contact Jeff Franco at (415) 657-4320.

Kara Drop-In Support Groups

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“Kara” means “to grieve with, to care”.  As a non-profit organization serving the Bay Area since 1976, Kara provides comprehensive grief support, crisis intervention, and education to individuals and communities facing the difficult realities of grief and loss.  Last month on April 4th, representatives from Kara held a Drop-In Grief Support Session at the Community Center from 6-8pm.  It was a beneficial and informative evening for those who attended.  Kara is now offering Drop-In Grief Support every Thursday from Noon-1:30pm through June 9th at their San Mateo location (205 E. 3rd Ave., Suite 200D, San Mateo).  Registration is recommended as space as limited.  For more information and to register, please call Kara at (650) 321-5272 or visit www.kara-grief.org.  There is no fee to attend this group.  Donations are suggested and can be made online at www.kara-grief.org/donate or sent by mail to their main office in Palo Alto (457 Kingsley Ave., Palo Alto, CA 94301).

Jaymie Byron, Kara’s Director of Community Outreach, and Leighsa Montrose, Community Outreach Programs Support Specialist, welcoming attendees on 4/4.

Climate Fact #15

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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:

https://www.mortgageloan.com/environment
http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/dgoldstein/

 

National Service Recognition Day

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The City Council has issued a Proclamation proclaiming April 5, 2016 as National Service Recognition Day, encouraging residents to recognize the powerful impact of national service in our country, thank those who serve, and to find ways to give back to their community.  Click on the Proclamation below to view it larger (you may need to rotate it clockwise).

See the other Mayors and County officials who also support National Service in California.

Signboard Postings

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Posted 4/8/2016


BEST/PTO
Save The Date!
Spring Thing 2016
April 30 @ Mission Blue


Digital Photography Class
Every Other Thursday at Miss. Blue
Starting Apr. 14, 6-9pm
For More Info Call 415.508.2140

 

Climate Fact #14

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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:

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/blog/2010/sep/09/carbon-emissions-planes-shipping

Skatepark Construction Update

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Work is steadily progressing at the skatepark site with the arrival of Spohn Ranch last Friday.  In the below pictures, Spohn Ranch workers can be seen putting in (1) base rock and (2) geogrid for subgrade improvement.  As a reminder, the construction for the new skatepark is estimated to last approximately 3 mos., so the new skatepark is scheduled to be open to the public in mid-June.  Stay tuned for more construction updates!

Lions Club Scholarship

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Every year the Brisbane Lions club awards around $30,000 to help our college and university students.  The 2016 application is available at http://tiny.cc/brisbanescholars.

Hard copy versions of the application are also available in the City Hall lobby.

All applications and supporting documents are due Friday, May 6th.  Good luck to all applicants!

Signboard Postings

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Posted 4/4/2016


Live at Mission Blue presents
Ensemble Alcatraz
Sat., April 9, 8pm, Miss. Blue Ctr.
www.liveatmissionblue.com
Tickets Available at the Door


Brisbane Lions Club
Scholarship Applications
Available at City Hall
or http://tiny.cc/brisbanescholars
Deadline to Apply – May 1st

 

April 2016 Marina Newsletter

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  Click here to read the April 2016 Marina Newsletter

Signboard Postings

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Posted 4/1/2016


Skatepark Construction
Starting Friday 4/1
Expected to last up to 3 mos.
Be advised of possible traffic delays


City of Brisbane
Water Bills Are
Due April 5th

 

Election Officer Recruitment

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The San Mateo County Registrations & Elections Division needs your help!  They're looking for some energetic and qualified people to fill some important jobs for the June 7, 2016 California Presidential Primary Election.  This is a unique opportunity to be a part of democracy in action while making a difference in your community. 

Each election the County must recruit and train 1,600 Election Officers to staff 350 precincts across the county.

In order to serve as an Election Officer the person must be:

  • A registered voter in the State of California or Permanent Resident of the United States
  • Able to speak, read and write English
  • Able to work from 6:00 a.m. to approximately 9:30 p.m. on Election Day

The benefits of serving are numerous:

  • Stipend: $115 for Judges, $140 for inspectors
  • Training Class: You will receive $25 for attending training
  • Travel Reimbursement: $8 is offered to those who serve in a precinct outside of their home city
  • Pride in serving the community

Please see the recruitment flyer for more information.  If you would like to serve your community in this capacity, then please fill out the Election Officer Availability Form.  If you have any questions or concerns please contact (650) 286-2810 or pollworkerinforequest@smcare.org.

Climate Fact #13

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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 information:

"Water-Energy Connection" from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

April City STAR Newsletter

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Click here to read the April 2016 STAR Newsletter which includes the Summer Activity Guide from Parks and Rec.

Lifeguard Certification Training

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Update 4/1, 11am - Due to the minimum number of sign-ups not being reached, this training class needed to be cancelled.  For any questions, please contact Jeff Franco at (415) 657-4320.

This course, based on the American Red Cross Lifeguarding Program, will certify students in Lifeguarding, CPR and AED for the Professional Rescuer, and First Aid.  Students must be at least 15 years of age by the last day of class and pass a prerequisite test (swim 300 yards continuously, tread water for 2 minutes with no hands, retrieve a 10 pound brick from 8 feet and return it to designated spot). Attendance at every class is required.
 
Days: Monday-Thursday
Dates: April 4th-7th
Time: 9:00am-5:00pm
Fee: $185
Register online now at http://brisbaneca.org/community-pool.

For more information contact Jeff Franco at (415) 657-4320.
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