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National Public Works Week

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Since 1960, the American Public Works Association (APWA) has sponsored National Public Works Week.  Across North America, more than 29,000 members in the U.S. and Canada use this week to energize and educate the public on the importance of public works to their daily lives: planning, building, managing and operating at the heart of their local communities to improve everyday quality of life.

At the Thursday, May 19 City Council meeting, the Public Works Department will be present to receive a Proclamation from the Council declaring May 15-21, 2016 as Public Works Week.

The 2016 National Public Works Week Poster theme is "Public Works Always There." This theme showcases the pervasiveness of the men and women of the profession who are always there and always ready to serve their communities.

Thank you, Department of Public Works, for truly living this year's theme out!










Our Public Works Dept. receiving a Proclamation for National Public Works Week (May 15-21, 2016) from Mayor Lentz at the 5/19 City Council meeting. Thank you for being "Always There" as this year's theme declares, and always being ready to serve your community.
 

Climate Fact #20

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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.llnl.gov/news/atmospheric-warming-altering-ocean-salinity-and-water-cycle

Eyesight Conservation Program

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Did you know that the Brisbane Lions Club provides eye exams and glasses for anyone who's not able to afford them, so long as they live or work in town?  This is what is known as their Eyesight Conservation Program, where the Lions are truly Knights for the Blind.  To fund this program, the Lions Club takes donations on White Cane Day, which is a national observance in the United States, celebrated on October 15 of each year since 1964.  The date is set aside to celebrate the achievements of people who are blind or visually impaired and the important symbol of blindness and tool of independence, the white cane.  Come early October, you'll see Brisbane Lions Club members taking donations on Visitacion beginning in the wee hours of the morning.

Also, if you have an old pair of glasses, the Lions Club will gladly take them off your hands.  You can turn them in to the Lions Club via the drop box at Melissa's Taqueria.  For any questions about the Lions' Eyesight Conservation Program, please contact them at brisbanelionsclub@gmail.com.

Bike to Shop Day

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Like Bike to Work Day, Bike to Shop Day is an annual program that encourages people to ride bicycles for everyday transportation as part of National Bike Month celebrations.  This day is a one-day promotion to encourage people to shop by bike at local businesses.  Bike to Shop Day for Silicon Valley is May 21, 2016.

Shopping by bike is a great way for people to have fun and get a little exercise while taking care of daily or weekly errands.  Unlike most work commutes, most errands are local trips of under 2 miles.  That’s less than 15 minutes of bicycling for most people and only about 5 minutes more than a trip by car.  Other benefits include:

  • Shopping by bike is an easy way to get the 30 minutes a day of exercise that health professionals recommend.  Plus you’re “double dipping” by using errand time for exercise.
  • Bike parking is usually closer to the shop door.  It’s great to roll up to premium parking.
  • Since you buy only what you can carry, there’s less temptation to buy more than you need.
  • Many bike shoppers come home feeling energized instead of feeling drained, especially after a long chain of errands.

Melissa’s Taqueria, Julie’s Deli and Subway are participating in Bike to Shop Day 2016, with each offering a 10% discount to bikers that visit their shops on May 21st during their normal operating hours.  Have fun double-dipping!

Climate Fact #19

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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/us-news/2015/nov/23/california-public-school-textbooks-mislead-students-climate-study-says

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.

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

May STAR Newsletter

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Click here to view the May STAR 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.

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.

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! 

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/

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

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!

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/

 

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!

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.

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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

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!

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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

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.

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