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Great ShakeOut 10/18/2012 10:18am

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The Great California ShakeOut

10/18/2012 at 10:18 Brisbane Office of Emergency Services will be participating in "The Great ShakeOut!" The Brisbane Emergency Operations Center will be opened up to test communication plans with both County Office of Emergency Services and surrounding jurisdictions.

The Great California ShakeOut is an annual opportunity to practice "Drop, Cover and Hold On." The ShakeOut has also been organized to encourage you, your community, your school, or your organization to review and update emergency preparedness plans and supplies, communication plans, and to secure your space in order to prevent damage and injuries.

Next Thursday, Shakeout.org is hosting the largest ever earthquake drill. In as little as 90 seconds you can learn and practice what steps you can take to protect yourself and those around you right from your computer! Join the 14 million other participants and get educated.

Participate from your desk, your computer, or while at home!  Just remember, on 10/18/2012 at 10:18am - "Drop, Cover and Hold On."

Brisbane Farmers' Market

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Sometimes, you never know what you're going to come across when shopping at a local farmers' market.  The varying offerings are part of the fun, as your tastebuds get to try new and fresh flavors every week!

At yesterday's Market, we had the pleasure of having One Ocean Seafood on-site!


Owner Patrick Guyer gets all of his fresh fish from Pier 45 in San Francisco, and is proud of his offerings.


All of the fresh fish is wild.  If you want to ensure your fish stays fresh on the way home, ask him to include some crushed ice - he is really accommodating!


Also new yesterday was Fresh Smoked Wild Salmon...and they pretty much have perfected exactly that.  They pride themselves on the freshness of their fish, exclaiming that everything on the table was in the water just 5 days prior.  Be sure to ask them for a sample - they'll have a different pack open every week.

Did you happen to see the article that The Chronicle did up on Little Red Dot Kitchen last Friday?  If you haven't yet sampled their bak kwa, or caramelized beef and turkey jerkies, you are in for a treat.  They're at the Brisbane Farmers' Market every other week, so be sure to catch them this coming week, 10/11!

A reminder that dogs are NOT allowed within 30 ft. of the vendors' stands.  This health regulation doesn't just pertain to Brisbane's Farmers' Market, but to ALL farmers' markets.  Please, if you want to shop the market, just come solo - we don't want the Dept. of Agriculture to be performing a check one day and order the Brisbane Farmers' Market shut down because of your dog! Thank you for your kind attention to this very important matter.  Signs will be posted closer to the vendors' stands clearly stating dogs are not allowed at the Market.

With that, we hope you enjoy shopping the Brisbane Farmers' Market, which takes place every week in Brisbane's Community Park (11 Old County Road) from 3pm - 7pm!

New Permitting System

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The City of Brisbane has launched a new Building Permits web-based system.  This new system allows the public to initiate and manage a variety of building permit requests and activities through a centralized web portal.  Additionally, the new system enables applicants to submit plans and documents electronically to the City  for review using the industry standard PDF file format.  Applicants may also schedule inspections and track the progess of their building permit application electronically.

On Monday, when the system launched, it was exciting to see a contractor use the new electronic building permit system for the first time!

Come to the Building/Planning Counter and check it out for yourself!  Staff will be close-by to assist you should you have any questions.  Should you have any before coming in, please contact Trisha Taylor at ttaylor@ci.brisbane.ca.us or (415) 508-2124.

Concerts in the Park Recap

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Last Friday, The Sun Kings were in town for Brisbane's final Friday night Summer Concert.  They were a hit and undoubtedly drew the largest crowd.  Let's have the pictures do the talking...


By the second song, people were up, dancing right up near the band.


Never before had lawn chairs been set up RIGHT beyond the Gazebo dance floor - it was obvious folks wanted to be as close to The Sun Kings as possible!


They came with plenty of guitars and equipment!


The Sun Kings is made up of five band members, but truly, when you close your eyes, you hear four Beatles.


Our beautiful Community Park offers plenty of lawn space for everyone to be comfortable.


Thor Audio came to provide A/V for The Sun Kings.  Sound Enginner Shannon knows the band's style well, and did a fabulous job assisting them there.


Certain songs just made the crowd want to join hands - it was a great sight!


The Brisbane Lions Club provided glow-in-the-dark bracelets, which very quickly got made into bigger necklaces that got swung around arms and thrown in the air.

Two days later, on Sunday afternoon, The Al Molina Sextet feat. Jeff Oster was in town to close out the 2012 Concerts in the Park series.


It was a scorcher of a day in the Park, but that just meant more wide-brimmed hats!


The 7 musicians were happy to be in the shade of the Gazebo!


The crowd came prepared for the sun...


Thanks to all who came out for some Sunday Jazz in the Park!

If you'd like to see more pictures that were snapped over the past 6 weeks during the Concerts, please click here to be taken to the City's 2012 Concerts in the Park set on Flickr.

We especially want to thank the 25 sponsors who enabled the Concerts to be enjoyed by the Community another year!  They are...

     

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

If you would like to be a Sponsor for next year's Concerts, just let Caroline know - it's never too early to start planning for the 2013 Concerts in the Park!

Signboard Postings

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Posted 10/5/2012

City of Brisbane now hiring
Maintenance Worker I – Utility Team
Applications accepted starting October 9, 2012
www.calopps.org



Posted 10/4/2012

 

 

Brisbane Lions Club
White Cane Day
Friday October 5th
All proceeds benefit those needing eyesight care

City Now Hiring

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Update: As of the evening of October 10th, we have reached the maximum number of applications and will no longer be accepting applications for the Maintenance Worker I position.

The City of Brisbane currently has an opening for a Public Works Maintenance Worker I on our Utility Team (click here to view the position's job classification). Under the general supervision of the Public Works Team Leader, this position performs a variety of semiskilled work in the maintenance, construction, modification, repair and operation of City infrastructure, including water systems, storm and sanitary sewers, parks, streets, trees and landscaped areas; and performs other related duties as required. Please see the full job posting for details.  Applications can be obtained at City Hall, 50 Park Place or on-line at the above link. ONLY THE FIRST 100 APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED.  Applications must be received by Monday, October 22, 2012 at 5:00 PM or until the maximum number of applications are received.  Postmarks and faxes will not be accepted. 

October CITY NEWS

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Click here to read the October 2012 CITY NEWS.
 

SamTrans Bus Services

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SamTrans is continuing its extensive outreach campaign to gather input on a draft of a proposed new service plan with a round of community meetings that will be held at locations throughout the County in October. The proposed new plan aims to provide riders with more service where they need it, improves or eliminates services that are under-performing and recommends trying some new types of bus services. The plan is based on an 18-month study of SamTrans service that included two previous rounds of outreach.  Click here to view the flyer and the times and locations for these presentations. 

The public is invited to attend any of the meetings. Spanish translation services will also be provided at the meetings. If other translation services are needed, please contact SamTrans on the project message line at 650-508-6338 at least 72 hours in advance and leave a message. In addition, any group interested in receiving a presentation can contact ssp@samtrans.com to make arrangements.

In the decade since SamTrans did its last comprehensive analysis of its service, employment and population centers have shifted and riders needs have changed. The proposed changes are designed to attract new riders by giving riders more of what they want. 

The draft proposal, along with route maps showing proposed changes, can be reviewed at www.samtrans.com/ssp. Comments can be made in person at a public meeting, by phone (650-508-6338), by e-mail or sent by letter to Planning and Development, ATTN: SSP, 1250 San Carlos Ave., San Carlos, CA 94070.

After the community outreach process is completed, all of the comments will be considered and a final draft proposal will be submitted to the SamTrans Board of Directors for review in late 2012 or early 2013. Any service changes resulting from the SSP would be scheduled to take effect in mid-2013

For more information about SamTrans schedules and fares, call 1-800-660-4287 (TTY 650-508-6448), or visit www.samtrans.com.

 

Water Aerobics Class

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Water Aerobics instructor, Patricia Rohn, was informed today that she needs to undergo an emergency medical procedure and therefore the Water Aerobics class has been cancelled indefinitely.  Her students were notified this morning.  As soon as we hear more information about the status of the class, her students and the Community will be informed.  Thank you for your kind understanding during this time.

Concerts in the Park

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We have had the pleasure of enjoying 5 consecutive weeks of Friday night Concerts, thanks to our 25 Sponsors* (made up of businesses AND families) who viewed the Annual Summer Concert Series with enough importance to want to support them.  If you want to be a Sponsor for next year's Concerts in the Park, it's never too early to let Caroline know.

Last Friday, The Hot Rods, who have performed previously at a past Brisbane Marina Festival, were back in town to perform mainly hits from the 50s and 60s.  They got people dancing right where they were.


Parks and Recreation Commission Chair Bonnie Bologoff enjoying a dance with her husband Cy.


Janie and Dan have, for the past 6 years, been attending every Concert, setting up their chairs and mini table in order to enjoy a hot meal and glass of wine as they take in the free Concert.


Happy Birthday again to Branden, who turned 11 on Friday and opted to celebrate with his friends and family at the Concert!


Jessica Aloft, C.J., and their family know how to plan for a picnic in the Park!


The band doing what they proved to be quite good at - getting people up and moving.


As the sun set, the crowd looked like it had only increased.


A fabulous performance and great night in the Park - thank you, Hot Rods!

Next up, we have the premiere Beatles tribute band, The Sun Kings!

 

And don't miss The Al Molina Sextet featuring Jeff Oster two days later on Sunday, Sept. 30th from 2:00pm - 4:00pm.  Their performance will conclude our 2012 Concert Series.

 

Remember, many restaurants in town are running specials, just for Concerts in the Park.  So be sure to stop by and pick up your dinner before heading to the Park this Friday!

Julie's Deli - Ribeye Steak, Baked Potato with Sour Cream and Chives, Sweet Corn ($10)
Melissa's Taqueria - Enchilada Plate with Rice & Beans ($7.50), Combination Enchilada & Taco Plate ($7.75)
Na Na's Kitchen - Entire Lunch Menu served all day ($7.85)
Mama Mia Pizza - 2 Slices, Cheese ($5); 2 Slices, 1 topping ($6); Medium Pizza, 1 topping ($9.95); Large 1 Topping ($10.95); XL 1 Topping ($12.95); 5pm - 9pm

* 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

Signboard Postings

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Posted 9/28/2012

 

Concerts in the Park
The Sun Kings - Beatles Tribute Band
Today, Sept. 28, 5:45 - 8:30, Comm. Park
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The Al Molina Sextet
Sun., Sept. 30, 2-4 pm, Comm. Park



Posted 9/24/2012
 

Brisbane Eagles
Diabetes Benefit Dinner
Sat., Sept. 29, 4-6 pm, 185 Visitacion
Pork Chops, Mashed Potatoes, Beans w/ Bacon

New SamTrans Bus Shelter

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The construction on Bayshore near Geneva for an upcoming bus shelter has gotten steadily more visible in the last couple weeks.  On Monday of this week, a 16" deep rectangular hole was made in the ground to allow for 6" of aggregate and 10" of concrete to be poured for the bus apron, or bus pad.  This will be the location where the bus will pull in next to the curb to pick up passengers.  With a concrete pad, the pavement won't fail as soon as if it were just asphalt.

The contractor will be doing the paving early next week, and then striping will occur the week after.  The final step is setting the bus shelter, which SamTrans will come out to do shortly thereafter.  Stay tuned!

Concerts in the Park

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For the last two Fridays, the Community Park has been filled with those who want to enjoy a free concert, mingle with friends and neighbors, and dance the night away.  Let's keep that up for the final 2 Friday night concerts coming up this Friday, September 21st when The Hot Rods come to town, and Friday, September 28th when Beatles Tribute Band, The Sun Kings, graces the Gazebo stage!  All Friday night concerts take place between 5:45pm - 8:30pm in the Community Park (11 Old County Rd., Brisbane).  Brisbane resident Al Molina, along with Jazz Singer Jeff Oster will close out the 2012 Concerts in the Park Series on Sunday, September 30th from 2:00pm - 4:00pm, also in the Community Park.

Now enjoy the following photos, taken by Brisbane Parks and Recreation Commissioner Kevin Fryer.  Check out the October CITY NEWS publication for more of his photos taken at the 2012 Concerts in the Park.

Prior to The Cocktail Monkeys taking to the stage, the Brisbane AYSO Soccer Teams, in full uniform, introduced themselves to the Community.

The Houserockers ROCKED the Park last Friday, with well over 200 folks in attendance.

Remember, many restaurants in town are running specials, just for Concerts in the Park.  So be sure to stop by and pick up your dinner before heading to the Park this Friday!

Julie's Deli - 1/2 Herb-Roasted Chicken with Cheese Tortellini in a Creamy Basil Garlic Sauce, Peas & Carrots ($10)
Melissa's Taqueria - Enchilada Plate with Rice & Beans ($7.50), Combination Enchilada & Taco Plate ($7.75)
Na Na's Kitchen - Entire Lunch Menu served all day ($7.85)
Mama Mia Pizza - 2 Slices, Cheese ($5); 2 Slices, 1 topping ($6); Medium Pizza, 1 topping ($9.95); Large 1 Topping ($10.95); XL 1 Topping ($12.95); 5pm - 9pm

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

Build Day

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UPDATE: BUILD DAY ON HOLD UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE...WE ARE SHOOTING FOR THE PLAYGROUND TO BE INSTALLED BY EARLY-NOVEMBER.  MORE INFORMATION ABOUT BUILD DAY WILL BE POSTED AS WE RECEIVE FURTHER DETAILS.

Thank you to all the volunteers who have offered to help build the City's newest playground on Saturday, September 29th, starting at 7am.  It's an early morning start, and that's because the objective is to have the entire playground constructed (sans the posts which will be installed by the playground manufacturer and Brisbane Lions Club the day before) by 4:00pm.  After that's done, the rubber surfacing will be poured and allowed to cure, so that by Day in the Park the following Saturday, this will be what's standing in those currently empty spaces:

In case you're wondering the reason for there needing to be volunteers to help construct the playground, it's because the City was awarded a $20,000 grant through national non-profit, KaBOOM!, which emphasizes community-builds in order for deserving places to get their dream playground.  So, we're going to make the most of it, distributing the swag that KaBOOM! has nicely shipped to us, along with having facepainting by Brisane resident Madison Davis (whose face painting is being generously sponsored by Ron Davis Real Estate & Co.) so that the kids whose parents are volunteering can have some fun, too.  If you are planning on coming to Build Day, but haven't let someone at City Hall know, please e-mail Caroline Cheung at ccheung@ci.brisbane.ca.us so that enough food for lunch can be planned for, as well!  Thank you!

Signboard Postings

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Posted 9/21/2012

Silverspot Co-op Nursery School
7th Annual Silverpalooza
Sun., Sept. 23, 12 - 5 pm, 23 Visitacion
Music, Food, Face Painter, Prizes, Games



Posted 9/14/2012

 

Brisbane Baylands Community Adisory Group 
Speaker:  Ron Oremland, USGS:
Impact of Sea Level Rise on Landfill Contamination
Tuesday, Sept. 18, 7pm, Comm. Ctr.  

 

Posted 9/11/2012


In Loving Memory Of
Harriet "Tini" Choroski
1931 - 2012
"Gone But Never Forgotten"
Memorial Info:  (707) 330-4947



Brisbane Dance Workshop
Classes Start This Week!
Info:  467-6698
www.brisbanedance.com

 

FREE Landscaping Classes

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The Bay Area Water Supply & Conservation Agency (BAWSCA) offers FREE landscaping classes throughout the communities served by BAWSCA’s 26-member agencies in Alameda, San Mateo, and Santa Clara Counties in the Spring and Fall of each year.  Classes are designed to introduce homeowners, commercial property managers, landscape service providers, and others to the concepts of water-efficient and sustainable landscaping, with a focus on:

  • Sustainable Landscaping
  • Alternatives to Lawn
  • Habitat Gardening
  • Edible Landscaping
  • Water Efficient Irrigation Practices
  • Parent/Child Gardening Workshop

Click here to view their Fall Schedule and to sign up for these informative and FREE classes!

 

Signboard Postings

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Posted 9/4/2012
 

In Loving Memory Of
Ann Wrideout née Popovitch
1960 - 2012
Memorial Info (650) 477-7646

Lagoon Clean-Up

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Brisbane's Lagoon Clean-Up is once again this year taking place in conjunction with California's Coastal Cleanup Day.  So on Saturday, September 15th from 9am - noon, come to Fisherman's Park and help to clear debris from one of the town's most-loved waterways - the Brisbane Lagoon.  You can park along Sierra Point Parkway.  Please wear sturdy shoes and bring work gloves if you have them.  Lunch will be provided for all volunteers following the cleanup.  Thanks in advance for your help, as many hands make light work!

Project Luisa

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Have you heard?  The Brisbane Lions Club, whose motto is simply, "We Serve", are making an effort to serve those Seniors in town who may need a helping hand with household tasks, such as changing a furnace filter or even a lightbulb.  They've termed this service "Project Luisa", named after the grandmother of a Brisbane Lion who passionately served her community.  Along with Project Luisa, the Lions host an annual Senior Holiday Party.  However, their lists are outdated and they are making an earnest effort to help Seniors who are in need of their assistance.  If you are a Senior or think you are one, or would like to hear more about Project Luisa, please contact Lion Linda Dettmer at linda.dettmer@gmail.com or (415) 467-3231.  She'll make sure you're added to the Lions' Senior List, made a part of some very special upcoming events, and taken good care of!

Concerts in the Park Recap

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Last Friday's Concert in the Park where the California Cowboys came to town was indeed chilly, but that didn't stop Parks and Recreation Commissioner Kevin Fryer and Open Space and Ecology Committee Member Michele Salmon from waltzing 'round and 'round the Gazebo.

In fact, the cooler weather probably helped to get people up and moving!

Here's the view of the crowd from near the stage:

As the night wore on, flickering glow necklaces accentuated the fact that people were enjoying the music of the California Cowboys and the company of each other.

Stay tuned for this Friday's Concerts, featuring one of the Bay Area's hottest dance cover bands, The Cocktail Monkeys!

Prior to the Concert starting, the Brisbane AYSO Soccer Teams will be introduced as they parade by team across the stage.  Come a little earlier, around 5:20pm, to help cheer them on!

Here's the rest of the Concert line-up:

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 take place under the Gazebo in the Community Park (11 Old County Rd.) from 5:45pm - 8:30pm, so make sure to come early enough to grab a spot on the grass!  Also, see below for the Brisbane restaurants who will be offering Friday Night Dinner Specials, just for Concerts in the Park.  Stop by one of them on your way to the Park!

Julie's Deli - BBQ Tri-Tip Sandwich with a Side of Macaroni Salad ($10)
Melissa's Taqueria - Enchilada Plate with Rice & Beans ($7.50), Combination Enchilada & Taco Plate ($7.75)
Na Na's Kitchen - Entire Lunch Menu served all day ($7.85)
Mama Mia Pizza - 2 Slices, Cheese ($5); 2 Slices, 1 topping ($6); Medium Pizza, 1 topping ($9.95); Large 1 Topping ($10.95); XL 1 Topping ($12.95); 5pm - 9pm

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

Congratulations, Dale!

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At last Monday's City Council Meeting, Mayor Lentz, on behalf of the full Council, presented Public Works Team Leader Dale Allen with the following Proclamation, thanking him for the total 31 years he devoted to public service.

PROCLAMATION
 
A PROCLAMATION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BRISBANE RECOGNIZING TEAM LEADER DALE ALLEN UPON HIS RETIREMENT
 
WHEREAS, Dale Allen, a native son of San Francisco, serendipitously emigrated with his family to the City of Stars 55 years ago; and

Whereas, Dale has devoted 31 work years to public service, a noble calling that involves providing a broad range of services that are an integral part of our citizens’ daily lives; and
 
WHEREAS, 11 of those work years were spent “Providing Quality Service” to the citizens of Brisbane; and
 
WHEREAS, Dale’s tenure with the city includes employment as the first Utility Team Leader and the effort involved in institutionalizing that position; and
 
WHEREAS, public works infrastructure, facilities and services are of vital importance to the health, safety, well-being and comfort of the citizens of the City of Brisbane; and
 
WHEREAS, such facilities and services could not be provided without the dedicated efforts of public works professionals such as Dale, who are responsible for operating and maintaining these systems; and
 
WHEREAS, the combination of Dale’s technical knowledge and his ability to interact positively with Brisbane’s community resulting from his half century plus of living and raising a family here will be a challenge to replicate; and
 
WHEREAS, the City wishes him good health and an enriching retirement with his wife, Sue..
 
Now, therefore be it resolved, that the City Council of the City of Brisbane thanks Dale Allen and hereby declares him an honored resident of Brisbane, welcome forever at all city events, and considered for all purposes as a resident in perpetuity of our grateful town.
 
Approved this 27th Day of August, 2012. 
                                                                        Cliff Lentz
                                                                        Mayor of the City of Brisbane
 

Thank you for your leadership and hard work all these years, Dale.  We wish you many, many happy days of retirement with your wife Sue and daughter, Danielle!

And you may be wondering, is there anyone able to take Dale's place?  Fortunately, with his 5 and 1/2 years with the City and many of those working alongside Dale, Keegan Black was sworn in on Tuesday morning as the Utility Team's new Team Leader.  

Congratulations, Keegan, we know that with your strong work ethic and great attitude, you'll do an excellent job filling Dale's shoes!

Brisbane Farmers' Market

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You just never know who's going to turn up as a new vendor at the Brisbane Farmers' Market.  Jerry Lami, Executive Director of West Coast Farmers Market Association, who manages the market, is always scouting out new vendors who, not only offer a high-quality product, they display a certain passion for what they're selling.  Oscar Nuñez, of Honducafé/highnote coffee, has both, plus experience.  Oscar in originally from Honduras where much of their green coffee derives from; it's also fair trade.  Honducafé is a family-owned company, and can provide their customers with individual bags of their highnote coffee brand, or container size loads for cafés and coffeehouses.  If you haven't yet talked to Oscar about coffee, we recommend doing so, as it will be an educational and fun experience.

Do you like peaches, nectarines, plums, pluots, and other stone fruits?  Well now is the time to stock up, because with summer coming to an end, these guys won't be seen for too much longer at the farmers' market - a month at best.  Here, shoppers are choosing from the wide selection Rezendiz Fruit Barn brings weekly to the market.  Mix and match any of the fruit for $2.00/lb.

And for those of you who come to shop the market after a day's work, Valentina of Dalex, has German and Polish food products that could very well serve as your dinner.  Chicken and beef piroshkies, blintzes (savory and fruit-filled), and sausages line her booth.  And if you've never tried a blintze, she'll let you know that she raised her kids on them - they had sweet ones for breakfast with whip cream and powdered sugar, and mushroom-filled ones at night.  Everything sure is a delight to try!

Thanks to Brisbane residents and Farmers' Market customers, Commute.org’s table at the Farmers Market yesterday kept busy. Over 35 reusable grocery bags and 60 jumbo ID/pass holders were given out. Bicycle commuters or walkers received an assortment of safety-related items (including bike tire patch kits, reflective pant straps, red blinkers). And as for the $25 Madhouse Coffee gift card raffle, about 65 entries were received. The name of the lucky winner will be reported next week. Stay tuned!

With that, enjoy shopping at the Brisbane Farmers' Market, which takes place weekly on Thursdays from 3:00pm - 7:00pm in the Community Park (11 Old County Rd., Brisbane).

Signboard Postings

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Posted 9/1/2012


Brisbane Parks & Recreation Dept.
Elite 10 Fitness Classes
Thursdays, Starting Sept. 6th, Miss.Blue Ctr.
Fun Challenging Fitness Class, 508-2143
 

Brisbane Parks and Recreation Dept.
P/T Lifeguards Wanted
Open Until Filled
www.brisbaneca.org or www.calopps.org


Posted 8/30/2012



Concerts In The Park presents...
California Cowboys
Playing Country/Western Favorites
Fri., Aug. 31st, 5:45-8:30, Comm. Pk., Free

 

Brisbane Parks & Recreation Dept.
Brisbane Derby
Deadline to Register: Thurs., Sept. 27 @ 1pm
Information: 508-2143

Sept. CITY NEWS

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Click here to read the September 2012 CITY NEWS.
 

Concerts in the Park Recap

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Last Friday's kick-off to Concerts in the Park was a swingin' good time.  Stompy Jones played two sets of non-stop vintage jump style R&B, which got the crowd dancing early on.  But before the band even entered center stage under the Gazebo, Zumba class instructor Isa Hershoff-Looper gave a 15 minute demonstration of her class, inviting anyone to come up and join - she got plenty of takers - those who have experience doing Zumba and those who looked like it may have been their first time...

Water Aerobics class instructor Patricia Rohn MC'ed the Concert, making sure to list our 25 Sponsors* on a couple separate occasions.  Five individuals that were able to recount one of them got a free Concerts in the Park T-shirt!

Stompy Jones definitely has a following - Kathleen and Scott travel wherever the band goes...and couldn't stop gushing about how top-notch of a band they are.

The Brisbane Women's Club was on-hand providing free hot chocolate, lemonade, and cookies for Concert-goers.  Parks and Recreation Commissioner Bonnie Bologoff is shown gladly accepting a Community member's generous donation.

And, of course, the Brisbane Lions Club were also on-site, grilling up hot dogs for anyone who wanted one.  Lion Walt Long and Lion Frank Martin also kindly accepted donations.

It turned out to be a great crowd, with plenty of coolers and lawn chairs scattered across the lawn.

And when folks weren't sitting enjoying the music, they were up in front dancing with the band.

Thanks for all who came out to the first concert...now get set for the California Cowboys this coming Friday, August 31st!

Here's the remaining Concert line-up:

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 take place under the Gazebo in the Community Park (11 Old County Rd.) from 5:45pm - 8:30pm, so make sure to come early enough to grab a spot on the grass!  Also, see below for the Brisbane restaurants who will be offering Friday Night Dinner Specials, just for Concerts in the Park.  Stop by one of them on your way to the Park!

Julie's Deli - Fried Chicken, Potato Salad, Corn on the Cob with Bread & Butter ($8)
Melissa's Taqueria - Enchilada Plate with Rice & Beans ($7.50), Combination Enchilada & Taco Plate ($7.75)
Na Na's Kitchen - Entire Lunch Menu served all day ($7.85)
Mama Mia Pizza - 2 Slices, Cheese ($5); 2 Slices, 1 topping ($6); Medium Pizza, 1 topping ($9.95); Large 1 Topping ($10.95); XL 1 Topping ($12.95); 5pm - 9pm

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

Brisbane Farmers' Market

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Who doesn't appreciate a good almond croissant, or bite of sweet brioche?  To help satiate your sweet tooth, there's Crepe Brioche.  Daryl, a Brisbane resident, is there weekly with not only a huge selection of danishes, twists, and cakes, he also has plenty of scrumptious savory offerings, like asiago artisan rolls and seeded baguettes you can spot shoppers carrying in their bags from clear across the Park.  Also, don't forget to use your Moola Dollar, which was featured on the cover of the August City STAR publication.  You can use them at any of the stands, limit 1 per stand.

Next week, Gina from the Peninsula Traffic Congestion Relief Alliance (www.commute.org) will be next to the Information Booth with bright green questionnaires.  If you complete the form and drop it into her basket, you could be the lucky winner of a $25 Madhouse Coffee & Tea gift card.  For those of you who want to maximize your shopping time at the market, the form is available online for you to fill out before-hand by clicking here.

Check out the other giveaways from Gina:

  • Commute.org Tote Bags for the first 30 Farmers Market customers.  Must present a valid Brisbane Shuttle pass.
  • Commute.org ID/cell phone jumbo holders for the next 20.  

Gina will be on-site between 3:30pm and 6:00pm, so be sure to stop by and say Hi to her then.  And you haven't yet checked out the Brisbane Farmers' Market, it's every Thursday from 3pm - 7pm in the Community Park (11 Old County Road, Brisbane).  Come by - as there's always something for everyone.  Happy shopping next week!

New Electronic Permit System

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The City of Brisbane will be launching a new electronic building permit system on October 1, 2012.  This new system will allow the public to initiate and manage a variety of building permit requests and activities to the City through a centralized web portal.  Additionally, the new system will enable applicants to submit plans and documents electronically to the City for review using the industry standard PDF file format.  Applicants may also schedule inspections and track the progress of their building permit application electronically.  

As a web based solution, Brisbane’s new permit system is designed to be available to the widest audience possible.  The City has also worked to customize the new online permit application process to be straightforward for our residents, builders, contractors, and architects. 

It is the goal of the City to reduce the amount of paper generated during the permitting and plan review process.  By using our new electronic review system, citizens can help us reach these sustainability goals while leveraging the added convenience of an online system.           

Until October 1, the City will continue to accept and process paper building permit requests at City Hall during normal business hours.  Once the system is operational as of October 1, you will still be able to come into City Hall to apply for building permits, as a computer station at the Building Department front counter will be available for applicant use.

If you have any questions or would like to provide feedback, please contact Trisha Taylor, Administrative Assistant, at 415-508-2120.

Click here to launch a video showcasing a preview of this new web based permit application process in action!

The City of Brisbane’s new system is powered by GreenVue Fusion software.  GreenVue Fusion provides innovative, affordable permitting and electronic plan review solutions for jurisdictions of all sizes.  To learn more about the GreenVue Fusion system, please visit them at www.gvfusion.com.

Playground Update Week 6

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As you may have noticed, the area in front of the seat wall, facing the lawn, now has a pathway consisting of decomposed granite, along with new sod which was laid down earlier this week.

The final result came out quite nicely, especially with the gold fines decomposed granite, which makes for a nice contrast with the new grass:

Of course, a green lawn requires watering to keep looking its best, so as the sprinklers were doing their job, some, like Summer and her owner, took advantage of the cool mist.

Gold stars will be placed on the seat wall towards the end of September, prior to Build Day, but for now, the tracings of the 160 lamacoid/plastic stars can be seen on the vertical side of the wall facing what will be the swing area.

The grand fundraising total from the selling of gold stars came out to $27,660.00!  Thank you to everyone who contributed towards the building of Brisbane's newest playground.  And if you want to help volunteer on Build Day, please keep the weekend of September 29-30 available.  If you have experience with small hand tools, that would be a huge help.  There will be things for kids to help with as well, so feel free to bring the family.  Just let Caroline know so she can keep a good idea of who is coming, and on which days (Saturday or Sunday).  If you haven't already done so, please contact her at ccheung@ci.brisbane.ca.us or (415) 508-2157.  Thank you!

No Parking Tuesday, 8/28

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With slurry sealing on Kings and Humboldt between Trinity and Placer having taken place at the end of June, followed by striping in mid-July, the time has now come for the contractor to complete final street sweeping.  This is usually done a few weeks after striping has taken place, as sand shedding off the slurry seal is a normal part of the curing process and needs to be removed from the roadway.  Therefore, to assist the contractor in getting their job done, please remove your cars from Kings and Humboldt (between Trinity and Placer) on Tuesday, August 28th between the hours of 9am - noon.  Thank you very much for your cooperation!

Concerts in the Park

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The Concert banner's been hung...the weather's getting warmer...it's time to invite your neighbors and your friends to join you at the Concerts in the Park!  The series kicks off Friday, August 24th at 5:45pm with Stompy Jones.  Click here to see the entire line-up. 

Patricia Rohn will be MC'ing the Concerts once again, and there will be a couple pre-concert events.  On August 24th, Zumba instructor, Isa, will be give a 15-minute demonstration of her class, with the performance by Stompy Jones immediately following.  On September 7th, the Brisbane AYSO soccer teams will be introduced as they parade by team across the stage, with The Cocktail Monkeys' performance immediately following.  Be sure to grab a space on the lawn...but not too far away.  T-shirts (Youth L through XL) will be tossed out from the gazebo each week to 5 lucky Concert attendees during the first break. 

Also, a number of Brisbane restaurants will be offering Friday Night Dinner Specials, just for Concerts in the Park.  Be sure to stop by one of them on your way to the Park!

Julie's Deli - Meatball sandwich with provolone and garlic bread ($8)
Melissa's Taqueria - Enchilada Plate with Rice & Beans ($7.50), Combination Enchilada & Taco Plate ($7.75)
Na Na's Kitchen - Entire Lunch Menu served all day ($7.85)
Mama Mia Pizza - 2 Slices, Cheese ($5), 2 Slices, 1 topping ($6), Medium Pizza, 1 topping ($9.95), Large 1 Topping ($10.95), XL 1 Topping ($12.95), 5pm - 9pm

We look forward to seeing you at the Concerts!

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