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Summer Concert Schedule Update
Aug. 5th, Soul Society
Aug. 12th, Urban Outlaws
Aug. 19th, Andre Thierry
 
The Collective Camp - Roar
#CHANCESLOVE
M-F / 6AM / 30 MIN+ / 18YRS+ WOMEN
STARTS MONDAY AUG 8th! 
 
Brisbane Parks & Recreation Dept.
10th Annual Brisbane Derby
Saturday, September 24th
Kids Ages 6-14, Sign up today!
 
Calling All Arts & Crafts Vendors!
Now Accepting Applications for
Day in the Park on 9/24, 10am-3pm
Contact Parks & Recreation to Apply

Bay Area SunShares has Launched!

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Bay Area Cities Launch Group Solar and Electric Vehicle Buy Program to Lower Cost of Purchasing Solar and EVs for Local Residents


Brisbane, CA - The City of Brisbane is joining other nearby cities in an initiative called Bay Area SunShares, similar to last year’s program Peninsula SunShares, it’s an effort that will encourage many more Bay Area homeowners to go solar and fossil fuel free.


The Bay Area SunShares program allows local residents to pool their purchasing power and receive bulk discounts for installing solar systems, and receive a discount on select electric vehicles.  Free community workshops, beginning in August, will be held in different venues over the next three months to explain the program and help people enroll in Bay Area SunShares.  Brisbane's workshop takes place on: Wednesday, August 31 from 5:30 - 6:30pm and Saturday, October 8 from 10am – 11am in the Community Meeting room at City Hall (50 Park Place) Register for a workshop here.


The 2016 Bay Area SunShares program is available for homeowners living in the City of Brisbane or those working in participating communities but living throughout the nine Bay Area counties.  Multiple financing options are being offered including direct purchase, leasing, power purchase agreements and Property Assessed Clean Energy financing.  
Qualified property owners will receive a free site evaluation to determine the suitability of their property.  If their site is suitable, they will receive a no obligation proposal and can install a system at substantial cost savings from three local solar installers:  Sunrun, Inc. Skytech Solar and Solar 4 America Petersen Dean were selected by the Bay Area SunShares community evaluation committee following a rigorous Request for Proposals process that vetted potential vendors.  Two car dealers were also selected through this process: Nissan and Toyota.  To take advantage of the volume discount, participants must sign a contract with one of the selected installers or purchase a vehicle by November 11, 2016.


At the free workshops, local experts will explain how solar and electric vehicles work and answer questions to help residents decide whether solar energy is right for their home and an electric vehicle is suitable for one’s vehicle needs.  The workshops will also cover information about federal tax credits and financing options available that will help homeowners install solar and save on their utility bills for years to come.


Attending a workshop is not a requirement for participation in the program.  Bay Area SunShares kicked off today, August 3rd, and interested homeowners can visit the program website to sign-up and view a list of scheduled events.
Similar SunShares programs have been launched throughout the Bay Area resulting in hundreds of new solar installations and more than 3.4 megawatts of residential solar capacity.  The SunShares program is based on successful models developed by the cities of Portland and San Jose in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy.  In just the past few years, successful campaigns have spread from Oregon and California across the country to Colorado, Illinois and New York.


Bay Area SunShares is being administered by the San Francisco Business Council on Climate Change (a fiscally sponsored project of the 501(c)3 organization, Community Initiatives), on behalf of a group of cities, counties, major employers, and membership organizations.
 

For more information please visit the Bay Area SunSunshares website here

 

August Star and Activity Guide

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View the August 2016 Star and Activity Guide here

Calling All Artists

Climate Fact #30

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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: http://www.brisbaneca.org/climate-fact-22#sthash.MACBypYY.dpuThese facts are to call community awareness to global warming impacts as a measure of the City's Climate Action Plan.

For further reading:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/13/food-water-footprint_n_5952862.html 

http://shrinkthatfootprint.com/food-carbon-footprint-diet

 

 

 

 

 

 

August 2016 STAR

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Click here to read the August 2016 STAR.

High School Bus

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On June 20th, 2016 the City informed the Brisbane community that it had 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.  City staff researched alternatives and presented options to City Council on Thursday, June 30.  Council directed staff to enter into contract with an alternative vendor to continue service for the 2016-2017 school year.  SF Metro Trans (www.sfmetrotrans.com) will be providing continued service to and from these school for Brisbane students starting on August 10th. The school bus pick up and drop off site will be at City Hall, 50 Park Place. Daily pickup time will be 7:00am ensuring students arrival at school well before the first bell.  During the first two weeks of school, transportation will be free for all students. During that time period, the district will compile a list of bus riders, issue bus ID cards, and collect ridership fees. Effective August 29, 2016, students who have not yet paid their fee will be excluded from riding the bus.  Please contact Recreation Coordinator, Ricardo Monroy, at rmonroy@ci.brisbane.ca.us with questions.

August 2016 Marina News

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Click here to read the August 2016 Marina Newsletter

Signboard Postings

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Galeria DeGuzman Presents….

A Dedication to Shelly Titchener

Art by Leslie Lowinger

Thurs., July 28, 6:30-9:30pm, 245 Visitacion

 

Concerts in the Park

Pop Fiction

Party Band Playing 70’s through 2000’s

Fri., July 29, 6:00-8:30pm, Comm. Park

 

Airport Noise Workshop

Monday, August 1st at 6:00pm

City Hall, Community Meeting Room

 

Play Soccer in Brisbane 

Register online @ eayso.org

Region #1344

 

 

 

Water Bill Changes

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Water Bill Changes Are Coming!

Beginning September 2016, your City of Brisbane Water and Sewer Utility Bill will look different.

Climate Fact #29

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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: http://www.brisbaneca.org/climate-fact-22#sthash.MACBypYY.dpuThese facts are to call community awareness to global warming impacts as a measure of the City's Climate Action Plan.

For further reading:

http://www.recyclingadvocates.org/single-use-coffee-cup-reduction/

 

 

 

 

 

Aircraft Overflight and Noise Analysis

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Aircraft Noise Abatement Office: Aircraft Overflight and Noise Analysis of Brisbane, CA

In response to growing community concerns of increased aircraft noise in the city of Brisbane, San Francisco International Airport (SFO) Noise Abatement Office conducted a 22 day noise measurement survey at three locations throughout the city to determine the noise levels from aircraft overflights. Noise data was collected from October 28, 2010 through November 18, 2010 at 3xx Kings Road, 2 Solano Street and 475 Mission Blue Drive. Data from these temporary meters along with data from permanent noise monitor #7- located at Margaret Tank are presented in this report.

Review of historical radar data from 2000 through November 2010 was also accomplished using SFO’s Airport Noise and Operations Management System (ANOMS). Seven typical West Plan1 days were identified during the busiest traffic times for March, June, September and November for each of the 11 calendar years. Both Oakland International Airport (OAK) and SFO operations for these identified days2 were then processed through three flight track analysis gates (Brisbane1, Brisbane2, and Brisbane3) in ANOMS. All aircraft operations through these gates were analyzed and presented in this report.

View the Report here or Visit our FAA Data page.

10th Annual Derby

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The time has come... Brisbane's annual "claim to fame" event is right around the corner!  The Derby races will take place this year on Saturday, September 24th and will start at 8:00am (prior to the Day in the Park festival).  We invite all kids (ages 6-14) to submit their application to participate in this year's 10th Annual Derby! Trophies will be awarded to all racers and winners announced following the Derby at Noon in the Community Park.

All riders must submit an application to participate.  Click here for the 2016 Brisbane Derby Application.  Application forms are due by Thursday, September 15th to the Parks and Recreation Office located at 50 Park Place, or e-mailed to Steve Beaty at sbeaty@ci.brisbane.ca.us. Derby kits are available for purchase ($25.00) and pick-up at the Parks and Recreation Office at City Hall.  Please call Steve at (415) 508-2144 if you have any questions or need more information.  

NEW Build-Your-Own Derby Car Workshops! 
One of the goals of the annual Brisbane Derby is to have families work together on building and racing their own derby cars. We recognize that the task of building a derby car may be daunting to some and we don’t want that to restrict participation. Therefore, we will be hosting three workshops to aid you in the construction process. Local handyman extraordinaire Dan “Can Do” Sorrentino to the rescue! Dan will not be building your derby car for you, but rather he will have power saws, hammers, and other necessary tools available for parents and kids to use. He will provide advice, support, and direction while you build your own derby car. Come on out and make this a family event! Pre-registration is required. For more information, or to register, contact Steve Beaty at 415-508-2144. 
Fee: $25 for derby car kit & workshop | Location: Teen Center Shed, 22 San Bruno Avenue, Brisbane
Dates: Saturdays, August 20, 27, & September 10 | Times: 11:00am to 3:00pm.

Derby practices will be held on San Francisco Street on Saturday, September 10th and Saturday, September 17th from 9:00am-Noon to help riders prepare for the big race! 

 

For any questions about the Brisbane Derby, please contact Steve Beaty at (415) 508-2144 or sbeaty@ci.brisbane.ca.us. For any questions about the Day in the Park Event, please click here or contact Noreen Leek at (415) 508-2141 or nleek@ci.brisbane.ca.us.  

 

 

30th Annual Day in the Park

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Mark your calendars!  The 2016 Day in the Park Festival will take place on Saturday, September 24th from 10:00am-3:00pm with the Derby starting beforehand at 8:00am.  This year marks the 30th Annual Day in the Park and the 10th Annual Derby!  

The Parks & Recreation Department is hopeful that the commemorative nature of this year’s event will excite the community and encourage record attendance.  Promising a fresh spin on the event, this year's festivities will include the following:

  • An improved layout with vendors lining Old County Road,
  • Live music for all to enjoy,
  • Beer/Wine for the adults,
  • Festive community-building events such as a dog costume contest and pie-eating contest,
  • A walk down memory lane to celebrate and honor the history and evolution of the past 3 decades,
  • Activities for teens,
  • and New attractions and entertainment for the kids. 

The event's new layout will open up the park for attendees to bring a blanket, and have a picnic while enjoying all that the event has to offer.  We’re very excited about the potential for this year’s event and we hope you are too! 

If you are interested in having a booth, please see the associated applications and information below.  We welcome Community Organizations, Arts & Crafts Vendors, and local Commercial Businesses to participate. 

Community Groups
As we’ve done in the past, we are encouraging local community groups and non-profit organizations to be involved.  If your organization would like to participate in this year's event, please complete the Community Group Application and return it to the Parks & Recreation department at your earliest convenience.  All applications must be returned by September 1st in order to guarantee placement at this year’s event.  

Arts & Crafts Vendors
We welcome local artists to attend to showcase and sell their work.  If you are interested in becoming an Arts & Crafts vendor, please take a few moments to complete the Arts & Crafts Application and return it to the Parks & Recreation department at your earliest convenience along with 3 images of your work. All applications must be returned by September 9th in order to be considered for this year’s event. In an effort to keep the quality of items being sold high, as well as avoid duplication and saturation in item categories, and also to allow for new sellers to support us in keeping the festival fresh for shoppers, we will be implementing a selection process for arts & crafts fair applicants.  There are a limited number of booths available so apply early!  Applicants will be notified of their acceptance no later than September 16th.  Please do not submit your application with payment until you have been confirmed as accepted by Parks & Recreation department staff.  All payments ($50) must be submitted by September 20th and any refunds/cancellation requests will not be honored after that date.  Please note: all products sold at the event may not be imported, manufactured, mass marketed or mass produced.

Commercial Businesses
We are inviting local commercial businesses to have a presence at the event and encouraging their involvement.  If your business would like to participate, please take a few moments to complete the Commercial Vendor Application and return it to the Parks & Recreation department at your earliest convenience.  All applications must be returned by September 1st in order to be considered for this year’s event. Please note: we have a very limited number of spaces for commercial vendors so submit your application early to increase your chances!  The fee for commercial businesses is $50 and no refunds for cancellations will be provided after September 15th, 2016.  Refund requests before that date must be received in writing to be honored. 

 

For any questions about the Day in the Park Event, please contact Noreen Leek at (415) 508-2141 or nleek@ci.brisbane.ca.us .  For any questions about the Brisbane Derby, please click here or contact Steve Beaty at (415) 508-2144 or sbeaty@ci.brisbane.ca.us.

 

Airport Noise Workshop

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The Mayor will be holding a mini-workshop for the community with Bert Ganoung from the SFO Noise Abatement Office and Kathleen Wentworth from Congresswoman Jackie Speier's office on Monday, Aug 1st at 6 PM at City Hall.  The focus of the workshop will be to evaluate the various suggestions that the Roundtable will make to the FAA regarding modifications to existing flight procedures that effect the northern part of the peninsula.  There will handouts for each procedure, so that the public can easily identify what are the problems and what might be potential solutions. This workshop will help the Mayor make a presentation to the Airport Noise Roundtable expressing Brisbane's thoughts at the Roundtable's meeting on Wednesday, Aug 3rd.

 

 

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Posted 7/21/2016
 
 
Concerts in the Park
The Refugees
Fri., July 22, 6:00-8:30pm, Comm. Park

 
City of Brisbane
Habitat Restoration Day
at Sierra Point Canyon
Sat., July 23rd, 9am - 1pm
Info/RSVP: 415-508-2118

 
Club Rec Summer Camp
Lego Camp - July 25-29
Spaces Still Available
Info 415-508-2144
 
Brisbane Parks and Recreation Dept.
Baseball/Softball Camp
July 25-July 29, 9am - 3pm
Info:  415-508-2144
 
Baylands Public Hearing
Thurs., July 28th, 7:30pm
City Hall, 50 Park Pl.
 
Brisbane Lions Club
Spaghetti Dinner & Dessert
Sat., July 30th, 4:00pm
$10/person, 185 Visitacion, Open to the Public

Climate Fact #28

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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: http://www.brisbaneca.org/climate-fact-22#sthash.MACBypYY.dpuThese facts are to call community awareness to global warming impacts as a measure of the City's Climate Action Plan.

For further reading:

https://bikesiliconvalley.org/

http://511.org/

http://www.brisbaneca.org/public-transportation

https://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/driveHabits.jsp

 

 

 

 

National Night Out

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National Night Out is observed annually on the first Tuesday in August as a community-police awareness-raising event in United States and Canada. Join the City of Brisbane's Police Department on Tuesday August 2nd, 2016 from 7:00-9:00 P.M. at the Community Park for a citywide event. Greet your neighbors, meet the Officers, enjoy food and drinks, and build community.

Crime Warning from San Mateo County Sheriff's Office

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Brisbane Residents: The following Crime Alert was just issued by the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office

NEWS RELEASE
Incident Date and Time: July 18, 2016

Location: San Mateo County

Type of Crime/Incident: Telephone Scam – Failure to Appear for Jury Duty

Suspect: Unknown

Summary:
Redwood City – The San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office is issuing a warning to the public to beware of phone calls from individuals claiming to represent themselves as a member of the Sheriff’s Office in an effort to defraud them. A number of the public have received unsolicited phone calls from an individual who fraudulently claim to be a sworn member of the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office. They are told they must pay fees for failure to appear for jury duty. The imposter instructs them to pay the fees by purchasing a prepaid “green dot card” or be subjected to arrest. The truth is, the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office or any law enforcement agency will never contact a member of the public demanding they pay any fees and/or any fines and be subjected to arrest if they fail to comply.

The public is reminded to be vigilant and never provide personal information over the phone, like Social Security numbers and credit card information, unless they initiated the phone call. If you believe you were the victim of this scam or a similar scam, contact your local law enforcement agency.

San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office
Public Information Office
400 County Center
Redwood City, CA 94063
Det. Salvador Zuno
650-363-4800 (office)
650-421-1243 (cell)
pio@smcgov.org

Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off

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If you have 10 gallons or less of antifreeze, paint, pesticides, motor oil or any other household hazardous wastes... make an appointment with San Mateo County to drop off your waste properly. Drop-off days are every first Saturdays of the month, from June 4th- December 3rd. The exact drop-off location in South Francisco will be given upon making an appointment: www.smchealth.org/hhw or by calling (650) 363-4718, select option 3. 


 

Baylands Public Hearing

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Notice is hereby given that the Brisbane Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 7:30 pm at Brisbane City Hall, 50 Park Place, Brisbane, to consider its final recommendation to the City Council regarding the Baylands Project and related final Environmental Impact Report.  This hearing will be the culmination of an extensive review process undertaken by the Planning Commission that began in September 2015 and included two workshops, 10 public hearings, and 11 deliberation meetings. To view the Notice of Public Hearing and the complete record of the Planning Commission's proceedings, please visit http://brisbaneca.org/baylands-information

The staff report for the July 28, 2016 hearing will be available for public review on or before Friday, July 22, 2016, and email notice will be provided when the report is available.

PG&E Notice to Residents

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On Saturday, July 16th, PG&E crews will be doing final connection of new pipeline within the Geneva Substation. As part of this work they will be venting natural gas to clear the line for welding to occur. The small natural gas release will occur around 2:00am at the corner of Geneva Avenue and Bayshore Boulevard. The release is only about 600 feet of pipe, so it should go quickly.

Depending on work progress later Saturday afternoon (between 3:00-6:00pm) the project team will purge the line to 100% natural gas in putting it into service. The PG&E team has made contact with the businesses in proximity to the work.

Scheduled Dates: Saturday, July 16, 2016
Work to be completed:  Release of Natural Gas to Atmosphere
Approximate Time: 2:00am and between 3:00-6:00pm (depending on work progress)
Duration: 20 minutes, then 12-16 hours with air movers; 15 minutes for the purging
Location: Venting at Geneva Avenue and Bayshore Boulevard; Air Movers at Geneva and Bayshore Boulevard

We want to ensure you are provided with the most up-to-date information, but please note these times are subject to change. 

Depending on the location of gas venting and weather patterns, there may be a smell of natural gas. The pipeline is cleared of gas utilizing a safe and common technique.  As part of normal protocol, PG&E has and will continue to notify the appropriate public safety agencies, businesses and residents of this work.  They are taking steps to mitigate noise and odor and have scheduled the work to create the least impact possible, however it is likely that the work will result in some noise and odor. The customer care team will be notifying customers in proximity to the release by automated calls this evening.

Safety is a top priority and PG&E encourages any resident who has questions or concerns about the smell of gas to call them 24 hours a day at 1-800-743-5000 or call 9-1-1 immediately. 

 

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Posted 7/14/2016
 
 
Concerts in the Park
Busta Groove!
70's, 80's, 90's Pop
Fri., July 15, 6:00-8:30pm, Comm. Park
 
 
Friends of the Brisbane Library
City Wide Yard Sale
Sat., July 16th, 9am-3pm
 
 
Club Rec Summer Camp
Lego Camp - July 25-29
Spaces Still Available
Info 415-508-2144

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 #27

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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: http://www.brisbaneca.org/climate-fact-22#sthash.MACBypYY.dpuThese facts are to call community awareness to global warming impacts as a measure of the City's Climate Action Plan.

For further reading:

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

 

 

 

Pavement Work on Hwy 101

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U.S. Route 101 – Removing and Replacing Asphalt in Brisbane (Lane Closures Scheduled)

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will begin an emergency project to remove and replace failed sections of the roadway on U.S. Route 101 in the City of Brisbane between Candlestick Park and Oyster Point Boulevard.  The new asphalt will improve the ride of the existing pavement and extend its service life. To ensure public and worker safety, the following lane closures have been scheduled.

Friday, July 8, 2016

Southbound 101, Between Candlestick Park and Sierra Point Parkway: Various lane closures will occur between 11:00 PM to 6:00 AM.

Friday, July 15, 2016

Southbound 101, Between Sierra Point Parkway and Oyster Point Boulevard: Various lane closures will occur between 11:00 PM to 6:00 AM.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Southbound 101, Between Candlestick Park and Oyster Point Boulevard: Various lane closures will occur between 11:00 PM to 6:00 AM.

Detour signs will be placed to help guide motorists through the construction zone.

NOTE: At the beginning of the shift, Residents and Businesses may notice increased noise from grinding/paving equipment and mandatory backup alarms while Caltrans employees are working in the construction zone.

For the latest road conditions, go to Caltrans Quick Map: http://quickmap.dot.ca.gov

Or follow Caltrans on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/CaltransD4

 

We thank you for your cooperation and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

 

Habitat Restoration Day

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On Saturday, July 23rd from 9:00am-1:00pm, the City of Brisbane's Open Space and Ecology Committee and Parks and Recreation Commission in partnership with the San Bruno Mountain Watch will be hosting Habitat Restoration Day at Sierra Point Canyon (located at the intersection of Sierra Point Rd and San Benito Rd).

To RSVP and for questions, contact Natalie at nescoffier@ci.brisbane.ca.us or (415) 508-2118
 

Climate Fact #26

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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: http://www.brisbaneca.org/climate-fact-22#sthash.MACBypYY.dpuThese facts are to call community awareness to global warming impacts as a measure of the City's Climate Action Plan.

For further reading: