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New Parking Requirements

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What parking requirements should the City apply to new construction and major remodels of single-family homes?  The Planning Commission would like your input in their consideration of an update to the City’s parking ordinance.  

For further details on the preliminarily proposed requirements, please see "What’s New" on the Planning Department page, then come to the Planning Commission meeting on May 24th at 7:30 pm, in the Community Meeting Room at City Hall - 50 Park Place, Brisbane - to share your comments on these proposed requirements.  If you can’t make it to the meeting, submit your comments in writing to the Planning Department at 50 Park Place, Brisbane, 94005 or by e-mail to planning@ci.brisbane.ca.us.

Preschool 2012/2013

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Calling all Brisbane Residents of preschool-aged children - if you haven't already turned in a registration form for the Preschool Lottery, you have until the deadline of Tuesday, May 22nd, 5:00pm, to do so.  The Resident Lottery Drawing will be on Wednesday, May 23rd at 6:00pm at City Hall - 50 Park Place, Brisbane, 2nd floor.  You do not need to be present to win your child a spot, but if selected, your payment MUST be received by the Parks and Recreation Office by noon of Friday, May 25th.  Best of luck to all!

Signboard Postings

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Posted 5/15/2012


"It is only possible to live happily-ever-after on a daily basis"
Moira Lukas
1951-2012


Posted 5/14/2012


Brisbane Baylands Comm. Advisory Group
Speaker Joe LeClair, Bay Conservation &
Development Comm, UPC, Tire Disposal
Tues., May 15, 7 pm, Community Ctr.
All Welcome


Congratulations!!!
Katelyn Lentz
Western National
Gymnastics Champion

 

Bike to Work Day in Brisbane

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Being one of the first stops outside of San Francisco, Brisbane gets plenty of visitors to its two Energizer Stations during Bike to Work Day.  This year, the Energizer Station at Bayshore and Old County had 50 ride-bys and 58 stops, and the Energizer Station at Lagoon and Tunnel had 260 ride-bys and 307 stops!  (Overall, San Mateo County’s 2012 Bike to Work Day saw a 61% increase over last year’s counts - read  more about the "record-breaking sucess" of the 18th Annual Bike to Work Day in this news release from www.commute.org).  As you can imagine, volunteers like Dee Sano, Susan Maynard Sullivan, and her husband, Bob, stayed quite busy throughout the morning hours of 6:15am - 9:30am when the Energizer Stations were open.

Despite the busy morning, they were still able to snap some photos.  Check them out on the City's Flickr account by clicking on the image above.  Thank you to all our dedicated volunteers, and all the cyclists who made Bike to Work Day another successful event in Brisbane!

Signboard Postings

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Posted 5/11/2012


Brisbane Eagles Kidney Fund Fundraiser
Tri-Tip BBQ Dinner
Sat., May 12, 1 - 4 pm, 185 Visitacion
Tickets :  $10.00


San Bruno Mountain Watch
Spring Plant Sale
Sat., May 12, 9am-2pm, Behind 3445 Bayshore
Info:  467-6331 or www.mountainwatch.org


Posted 5/8/2012


Brisbane Dance Workshop
Annual Spring Show
Sat., May 19, 7:30 pm &
Benefit Gala: Sun., May 20, 1 pm
Advance Tickets 467-8751 


National Assoc.of Letter Carriers Union
"Stamp Out Hunger"  Food Drive
Saturday, May 12th
Place Non-perishables by mail box or USPS

Brisbane Farmers' Market

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The weather was just perfect at yesterday's farmers' market - not too windy, but not too warm, either.  Perfect strolling, sampling, and in some cases, schelpping weather!

This was the scene at around 6:00pm.  Still bright with blue skies in Brisbane! 

If you're on the City's Public Notification e-mail list, you probably saw a notice come through last Friday about a recall on the Italian Herb Extra Virgin Olive Oil sold at the farmer's market, only to have that recall lifted the following Monday.  Well, upon visiting with Rick, who is the vendor for Sapore Messo - distributors of the olive oil - it was clear he had learned a lot about the product since the previous week.  Italians love the tangy bite that the Italian Herb olive oil gives off, but for the average American, it's considered much too bitter.  And it definitely was.  But not all palates are created equal, and at the Brisbane farmers' market, there is definitely something for everyone.

For the palate that prefers a more mild-tasting olive oil, without losing its distinct olive taste, then Sapore Messo's California Arboquina Olive Oil is for you.  Paired with their Aged Balsamic Vinegar (which has been barrel-aged for 18 years!), the result is simply divine.  Imagine the two in your next caprese salad, or with a crusty dipping bread!  Rick's even got fancy bottle stoppers with automatic open-close pour spouts.  The above trio cost $30.

And, do allergies have your sinuses reeling?  Well, Bee Happy Honey may have just the solution - locally-sourced bee pollen!  (By local we're talking San Mateo!)  Take a teaspoon of bee pollen every day and you could have a much more enjoyable allergy season.  You can also try mixing it in yogurt or blending it in a fruit smoothie.

Next week, there will be a cheese vendor - Achadinha (pronounced "osh-a-deen-a") Cheese Company.  Be sure to check them out!

Remember, the farmers' market takes place every Thursday from 3:00pm - 7:00pm in the Community Park (11 Old County Rd., Brisbane).  Invite your friends and family to enjoy Brisbane's farmers' market.  And with that, happy shopping!

Summer 2012 STAR

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Click here to read the Summer 2012 STAR publication.
 

May Native Plant Sale

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Did you ever want to grow a garden with native plants?  Well now is your opportunity to get started.  Attend the Mission Blue Nursery's second annual May Native Plant Sale (click here for the flyer) and go home with plants native to, and adapted to, San Bruno Mountain.

The nursery is located behind the Brisbane Firehouse next to the Machinery Equipment facility.  Take the first right turn off of Old Bayshore when you leave central Brisbane heading north - before you get to the fire station.  For directions, please click here.

Stompy Jones

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Thinking about summer plans yet?  Well you may want to make sure you're in town between August 24th - September 30th for this Summer's Concerts in the Park Series.  Kicking off the Series is Stompy Jones, a swing band who actually recorded a video in Brisbane at The 23 Club, back in 2007.  You can see that recording on their website by clicking here.  Don't they look like a fun band?

Little David Rose's thumpin' stand-up bass, the double-shuffle drumming of Lee Beary, and the bounce piano of Scott Lawrence provide the rhythmic foundation of the band's jump style. Riffing on top is the trumpet sound of Robert Dehlinger and Erv Ervin on the saxophone. These two fellas create the fireworks of vintage rhythm and blues. The charming Christopher Binnings' soulful vocals have become a trademark of Stompy Jones.

Stompy Jones will be performing in Brisbane under the Gazebo in the Community Park on Friday, August 24th from 5:45pm - 8:30pm.  Tell all your neighbors and friends that they won't want to miss this!

If you're a Brisbane Business or even a resident who would like to help sponsor the Concerts, please contact Caroline Cheung at (415) 508-2157 or ccheung@ci.brisbane.ca.us.  Deadline to become a sponsor is Friday, June 29th!

National Public Works Week

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Since 1960, the American Public Works Association has sponsored National Public Works Week.  We'd like to take this moment to thank the Public Works Department for their work behind the scenes to make sure we can live our fullest lives...with healthy drinking water, an environmentally-friendly wastewater system, paved roads, and clean parks and facilities.  They are also the ones who ensure the grass is nicely mowed before each Thursday's farmers' market.  So next time you see them out there emptying trash cans, checking water pressure, repairing pot holes, taking water readings, maintaining the facilities, or mowing the grass, make sure you show them your appreciation!

Brisbane Farmers' Market

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Have you visited the farmers' market yet?  What are your thoughts?  We've been hearing that there aren't enough vendors.  Right now, there are 24...and the farmers' market association can't bring in any more unless there is more attendance at the market.  So far, the vendors have been happy with the turnout, but more folks shopping the market wouldn't hurt!  Check out the pics for what you can find at the market, and the previous posts if you missed them.

The nice thing about farmers' markets is you have the option to buy as little or as much as you'd like.  These baby bok choy were $1 apiece and taste great when stir-fried with just a pinch of salt and light oil.

Who doesn't like a sweet, juicy orange?  This bag-full was only $5!

Spices and dried herbs aren't something you'll find at every farmers' market, so we're fortunate to have Samantha and Ashley Farms Organic Herbs and Salts.  They were having a special yesterday - two jars for $10.  And did you know that Himalayan Pink Salt is one of the purest salts available, containing a bunch of minerals, but with very little sodium?  They sold out of this jar yesterday.

And, there's a sweet side to Beckmann's.  Their Bodacious Brownies are more fudgey than cakey, and have chocolate chips inside and a sprinkle of walnuts on top.  Print out a coupon and get this mini tray for only $5!

Check out the rest of the vendors next Thursday for yourself!  It's worth waiting, and stocking up, for!

Farmers:

  • J & M Ibarra Farm
  • Mellows Nursery & Farm
  • Medina Berry Farms
  • Las Hermanas C.C. Produce
  • Heirloom Organics
  • Rio de Parras Organics
  • Swank Farms
  • Bay Fresh Produce
  • Rezendiz Fruit Barn

And what's a farmers' market without some food vendors sampling their tasty offerings.  Every Thursday, you'll find:

Food Vendors:

  • Nut N Bean
  • Be Happy Honey
  • Dalex (sausages, dips, and other German Food Products like piroshkies)
  • Hummus Heaven
  • Sinbad Catering
  • Debbie Does Dinner
  • Miz Lynn's Pies
  • Yogi's Cooking
  • Kettle Corn
  • Frittle Factory
  • Grain Sweet
  • Beckmann's Bakery

Arts and Crafts:

  • Table of Light Jewelry

Others:

  • Prem Lall - San Mateo County Credit Union

SFO Roundtable Meeting

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On April 23, 2012, Councilmembers, city staff, and members of the community met with Congresswoman Jackie Speier, San Francisco International Airport (SFO) staff and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) staff to continue the dialogue of the impact of aircraft noise over the Brisbane community.  During the meeting, FAA staff provided their analysis of recommended changes to departure procedures and identified some initiatives to attempt to alleviate the over-flight situation.  Some initiatives are ones that the FAA are implementing currently, such as FAA operational personnel briefings on noise abatement procedures and noise sensitive areas surrounding the airport.  Other initiatives are still in the analysis process for future implementation.  Representatives from the FAA will present the information provided at this meeting at the May 2 SFO Roundtable Meeting, located at the David Chetcuti Community Room at Millbrae City Hall, 450 Poplar Avenue, Millbrae, CA 94030.  Click here for the agenda.  The meeting will start at 7:00 PM and concerned community members are encouraged to attend. 

Brisbane Named Playful City USA

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Update 5/5/12 - Thank you to everyone who "Liked" Brisbane's picture on Facebook!  We didn't win the contest, but KaBOOM! did tell us that they were so impressed with Brisbane that they're still going to send us some free t-shirts and - most importantly - we're still in the running for a $20,000 Construction Grant for a new playground.  That announcement will be made on June 4, 2012.

Today, May 1st, marks a very exciting day in Brisbane history.  For the first time ever, Brisbane was named by the national non-profit KaBOOM! as one of its 2012 Playful USA communitiesWe are now participating in an online contest to see which of the cities given this distinction is the most playful!  Click on the image above and "Like" it.  Feel free to "Share" it on your Facebook pages, as well, so that others can do the same!  If we win first place, then it could open the door to a $20,000 Construction Grant for a new playground in town!  Hurry, the contest ends Friday 5/4 at midnight!

KaBOOM! is dedicated to saving play, having built more than 2,000 playgrounds, successfully advocated for play policies in hundreds of cities across the country, and provides communities with online tools to self-organize and take action to support play on both a local and national level.  Click here to read the press release which announces Brisbane's recognition as a KaBOOM! 2012 Playful City and see which other communities across the nation which were also named Playful Cities.

The City would like to thank KaBOOM! for this notable recognition, as well as the Mothers of Brisbane who have engaged the public to inventory and audit all playspaces and provide suggestions to the City.  With that, enjoy this YouTube video featuring Mayor Lentz which was submitted along with our Playful City USA application to KaBOOM!

Signboard Postings

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Posted 5/2/2012


In Loving Memory Of
Dawn L. Bayne
1935-2012
Come Celebrate and Remember Her Life
Sat., May 5th, 3 pm, 301 Visitacion Ave


Brisbane Community Pool 657-4321
Water Aerobics Spring Hours
M/W/F: 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Tu/Thu: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Sat: 9:30 am - 10:30 am


Posted 4/30/2012



Brisbane School District Measure Q

Election Results

 Yes:  938 votes (67.5%)
No:    452 votes (32.5%)

Bike to Work Day 2012

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It's time to get set for Bike to Work Day 2012!  Leave your car at home on Thursday,  May 10th and hop on your bike instead.  This is a great way to celebrate National Bike Month, and will afford you some great exercise!  Brisbane will once again have two Energizer Stations - one at Lagoon & Tunnel and the other at Bayshore & Old County.  The Energizer Station at Lagoon & Tunnel was the best-attended out of all the Energizer Stations in San Mateo County last year!  Be sure to swing by to pick up some free bike-friendly swag, and re-energize yourself with some light refreshments!  Volunteers will be cheering you on, as well.  Speaking of which, if you know of any high schools who would be interested in volunteering a few hours of their time, have them check out the Volunteer Description and submit a Volunteer Form.

And don't forget to pledge to take public transit or bike to work a minimum of eight times - you'll be entered to win the grand prize of a $250 transit incentive or a folding bicycle!  And even if you're not selected to win that grand prize, you'll still get to choose between a $40 gift certificate to a local bicycle shop or a $40 transit incentive.  Have fun, and bike safe!

Fire Station Update

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So what's been going on with the Fire Station since the firefighters moved into the modular trailers in November 2010, after mold was discovered inside the Fire Station on October 16, 2010?  Well after costing out replacing the roof (which was cause for there being mold in the first place), along with the sheetrock where mold was also detected, the City is looking at other options.  That is because the cost of replacing the roof and sheetrock was in the hundreds of thousands, dollars which the City is not right now in a position to spend.  The modulars cost the City about $17,000 annually, so for the time-being this is the best viable option available, as it keeps the firefighters close enough to town for response times to remain at a minimum, and at a cost the City can afford.  As alternative options for Station 81 become available, we will be sure to let the Community know at that time.

Farmers' Market

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Yesterday was the third consecutive week of the Brisbane farmers' market, and it looks like from a comment left by a representative of Frittle Factory, the vendors are happy...and impressed with the Community's spirit and care for one another.  Now let's make sure we don't let them down - keep shopping the market and letting everyone you know that the vendors will be here EVERY THURSDAY from 3pm - 7pm in the Community Park (11 Old County Rd., Brisbane)

And now it's time to highlight some of those vendors, which we'll continue to do on a consistent basis.

First off, it's important to remember that when coming to shop the market with your dog in tow, that they're not allowed to be near the vendors, per State and County regulations.  So be sure to drop them by to be walked, groomed, and entertained by Marie (center) and her helper friend, Denise (left).  There's even an assortment of outfits and toys laid out, for purchase or just to try on, not to mention treats and water bowls.  It's a FREE service, but Marie kindly accept tips!

Next up are the strawberries...and it doesn't matter which vendors you buy them from (this week's were from Medina Berry Farms) - they're all equally sweet and delicious.  This entire bowl was $10.

Beckmann's out of Santa Cruz offers a variety of breads, focaccia, sweet loaves, and even pies, shortcake and cookies.  Focaccia was priced 2 for $8.  Once toasted up, it's a great snack!

Yogi's Cooking is primarily gluten free and vegan, offering mostly various chutneys and spreads, but they also have pakodas and samosas which have been flash-fried. Pakodas can be best described as an Indian-style falafel, while samosas have more of a potato filling.  They are quite tasty, especially with some garlic cilantro chutney to go with it (which Yogi's also sells).  This plateful was $5.

And who doesn't like pie?  Miz Lynn's Pies are made without any artificial starches or fillers, and come sized either mini (4") and regular (8").  This 4" sweet potato pie was $5 and makes for a great single-serving treat.

With that, enjoy shopping the market and trying new things!  There's quite the offering at your doorstep every Thursday.  And if you're musically-inclinded and like performing, Jerry is looking for local musicians to play during the farmer's market.  If you're interested, give him a call at (650) 290-3549 or e-mail him at wcfma.org@gmail.com.

Below is a list of the participating vendors:

Farmers:

  • J & M Ibarra Farm
  • Mellows Nursery & Farm
  • Medina Berry Farms
  • Las Hermanas C.C. Produce
  • Heirloom Organics
  • Rio de Parras Organics
  • Swank Farms
  • Bay Fresh Produce
  • Rezendiz Fruit Barn

And what's a farmers' market without some food vendors sampling their tasty offerings.  Every Thursday, you'll find:

Food Vendors:

  • Nut N Bean
  • Be Happy Honey
  • Dalex (sausages, dips, and other German Food Products like piroshkies)
  • Hummus Heaven
  • Sinbad Catering
  • Debbie Does Dinner
  • Miz Lynn's Pies
  • Yogi's Cooking
  • Kettle Corn
  • Frittle Factory
  • Grain Sweet
  • Beckmann's Bakery

Arts and Crafts:

  • Table of Light Jewelry

Others:

  • Prem Lall - San Mateo County Credit Union

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Posted 4/23/2012


Volunteers Needed!

Community Center
Gardern Beautification Day
Sat. April 28 at 9 am, 250 Visitacion
Refreshments, BBQ, & t-shirt for all volunteers


Brisbane Community Day
at SF Giants Game
Memorial Day May 28, 2:05 pm Game
Tickets $20, On Sale in Parks & Rec. Office

National Rebuilding Day

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National Rebuilding Day is nearly upon us.  It's safe to say that events like these would not be possible without the effort and sacrifice of dedicated VOLUNTEERS.  And we're looking for them to help with the Community Center Garden Beautification Project on Saturday, April 28th!  From 9:00am - 4:00pm, volunteers will help transform the garden behind the Library, located at 250 Visitacion Ave., Brisbane, into a comfortable and inviting space to spend time in quiet, in peace, and of course, in a good book!  Coffee, lunch, and T-Shirts will be provided, as well as a BBQ afterwards to celebrate the successful completion of this much-needed beautification project.  Please bring a shovel and work gloves if you have them.  For any questions, please contact Sheri Spediacci at 508-2113 or sspediacci@ci.brisbane.ca.us.

Habitat Restoration Day 2012

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Habitat Restoration Day was another success this year, where volunteers were afforded an opportunity to celebrate Earth Day a week early by rolling up their sleeves and helping pull invasive brush and weeds from Costaños Canyon.  Approximately 55 individuals gave up their Saturday mornings, from 9:00am - 1:00pm but all seemed happy to do so.  And, there was a BBQ lunch to be enjoyed, as well as T-shirt distributed to help commemorate the day.  If you'd like to see more pictures from the event, please click here to be taken to the photo set of Habitat Restoration Day 2012 on the City's photostream on Flickr.  Thank you to all who volunteered, and for those who couldn't, there will be another opportunity to do so in the future!

Be Prepared!

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Did you know that there is a 63% chance of a major earthquake occurring in the Bay Area within the next 30 years? After such an event, your water supply might be unavailable for up to 72 hours or more.  To help communities understand the gravity of this very possible situation, the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission wanted to make this week a point to encourage all Bay Area residents to ready their home or office for an emergency.  And, as some of you may be aware, April 18th was the 106th anniversary of the devastating 1906 earthquake. 

The SFPUC operates the Hetch Hetchy Regional Water System, which provides high-quality drinking water to 2.6 million residents and businesses across four Bay Area counties. The SFPUC is making the investment to seismically upgrade regional and local water facilities, tunnels, and pipelines. However, it is important for you to know that smaller pipelines leading to your home might be damaged as a result of an earthquake. As a result, water from your tap may be unavailable for up to 72 hours or more. Check out their tips on how to prepare for this.

Keep a 3-day water supply just in case

  • Each family member (including pets!) needs 1 gallon per day
  • Store tap water in food-grade plastic containers; replace every 6 months
  • Store bottled water in the original sealed containers; replace every 6 months

If your supply runs out, you can treat your tap water

  • Boil it for 3 minutes, or disinfect it by adding regular household bleach
  • Add 8 drops of bleach per gallon of water
  • Shake or stir then let it stand for 30 minutes

For more information and to view their videos, visit www.sfwater.org/BePrepared or www.72hours.org.

Videos have also been made available in Spanish and Chinese:

Spanish -
Storing Water
Treating Water

Chinese -
Storing Water
Treating Water
 

Farmer's Market in the Park

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Yesterday's farmer's market made for a much more pleasant shopping experience with the beautiful weather and doubling of vendors from the week before.  Everyone looked pleased, the farmers were happy, and there was even a kid in the Festival Tree (with his grandpa nearby) so that he could watch the kettlecorn being made!  Executive Director of West Coast Farmers Market Association, Jerry Lami, was also enjoying himself as he watched people shopping and sampling oranges, strawberries, hummus, roasted almonds, and even a cross between a grapefruit and an orange!

One thing that will be different next Thursday is the addition of a "doggy daycare" near the picnic tables.  It's County and State regulation to not have dogs be too close to the vendors during farmers' markets, so Marie Holmes of Precious Pets Homecare will be on-site to look after your pooch while you shop.  There is no cost, but she will graciously accept tips if you'd like for her to groom and pamper your dog while you shop! The way we see it, t's a win-win-win for everyone, your dog included. 

Concerts in the Park

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Concerts in the Park has become a late-summer staple in Brisbane, and we are excited to be planning the Series in conjunction with the Concerts Planning Subcommittee of the Parks and Recreation Commission.  There will be a mixture of genres being played every Friday night in Brisbane from 5:45pm – 8:30pm, ranging from Classic Oldies of the 50s and 60s to Country Western, and danceable hits from the past few decades you’ll be able to sing along to.  The Concerts will begin in late August (tentatively August 24th) and continue for five consecutive Fridays, capped off with a Sunday Afternoon Jazz Concert on September 30th.  One of the bands that have been booked so far is The Hot Rods.  You may have heard them play at a past Marina Festival.  From Elvis, Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry and Fats Domino to the Beach Boys, Beatles, Stones, and Motown, they are excited to be able to bring their energy and excitement of the greatest era of Rock & Roll to Brisbane on September 21st.

It should be said that NONE of the Concerts would be able to take place if it weren’t for the donations from the Business Community as well as Brisbane residents!  The Concerts have always been 100% funded by these means, and to show our appreciation, their names are included in the banner that hangs in-between the trees on Old County Road adjacent to the Park, as well as in all of the City’s print publications including its website, and will be publicly recognized by the Mayor at a City Council following the Concerts.  If you would like to donate towards the Concerts (any amount is acceptable), please contact Caroline Cheung at 508-2157 or ccheung@ci.brisbane.ca.us.  She is working with the Concerts Planning Subcommittee to ensure that the 2012 Summer Concert Series is a hit.  Stay tuned for more information about the Concerts and the line-up as August draws near.  In the meantime, keep your Friday evenings in late August – September from 5:45pm – 8:30pm open!   

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Posted 4/19/2012


Brisbane Eagles & Max Baer Heart Fund
Benefit Fajitas Dinner
Sat., Apr. 21, 5 - 8 pm, 185 Visitacion
Fajitas Dinner w/ Beans, Rice & Salad, $10.00


Posted 4/16/12



Brisbane School District Fundraiser
Spring Thing Gala 2012
Featuring:  Tommy Castro and Band
Sat., Apr. 21, 5:30 - 11 pm, 100 Cypress Ln.
Tickets: www.thebestpto.org


West Coast Farmers Market Assoc.
Farmers Market
Open Every Thursday, 3- 7 pm
Community Park

Brisbane Community Day

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Join your fellow Brisbane residents for Community Day at AT&T Park on Monday, May 28th!  The Giants will be playing the Arizona Diamondbacks, with the first pitch taking place at 2:05pm.  Tickets are only $20 (View Reserved Section 321) and will be available at the Brisbane Parks & Recreation Office starting Tuesday, April 17th.  Brisbane residents only.  Check out the flyer for more details.
 

Disaster Preparedness Day

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Last night's lightening and thunderstorm didn't result in any damage per se, but it's these types of natural occurrences that remind us how important it is to always be prepared in the event of a natural disaster or other emergency.  Please mark your calendars and save the date - Saturday, June 9th - for the 8th Annual San Mateo County Disaster Preparedness Day at the San Mateo County Event Center, 2495 South Delaware Street, San Mateo.

Once again, the event will be held on Opening Day of the San Mateo County Fair, from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm, and free parking and free admission to the Fair will be offered to everyone who arrives before 11:00 am that day. This is a fabulous opportunity to collect and hear about the latest emergency preparedness updates, take a short but important free CPR course and bring your friends and family to the San Mateo County Fair!  Representatives from Brisbane's own Community Emergency Volunteers (CEVs) will also be on-site passing out preparedness brochures and speaking with the public about the role of the CEV/CERT members in each community.
 
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the office of Board President Adrienne J. Tissier at (650) 363-4572, or the Office of Emergency Services at (650) 363-4790.  Click here to view the flyer, which is also available in Spanish.

Farmer's Market

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The Community has been anticipating a farmer's market coming to Brisbane for many years.  Yesterday, their dream became a reality.

Many were lining up right after the farmers had finished putting out their produce at 3:00pm.

As would be expected, prices were being checked out and samples were given where appropriate.  Both were found to be favorable!

Items like rainbow swiss chard adorned the farmer's tables, making for quite a naturally beautiful spread.

And there was kettlecorn...popped right on-site and immediately bagged to the delight of waiting customers.

The farmer's market will be taking place every Thursday in the Community Park from 3:00pm - 7:00pm.  Next week, there will be twice as many vendors!

This last picture was shot by Brisbane resident Christina Florkowski and wonderfully commemorates the first-ever farmer's market in The City of Stars where the Community had an opportunity to gather and shop for fresh, local produce.

Hope to see you out shopping next Thursday!

Signboard Postings

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Posted 4/13/2012


Brisbane A.Y.S.O.
Pancake  Breakfast &
Early Bird Registration
Sun., April 15, 9 am - Noon, 185 Visitacion



Posted 4/11/2012



West Coast Farmers Market Association
MARKET OPENING THURS. 4/12 | 3 pm - 7 pm
Community Park – come & shop!


Posted 4/10/2012


Brisbane Library Presents
"The Future Of Food"
A Film by Deborah Koon Garcia
Fri., Apr. 13, 7;30 pm, Miss. Blue Ctr., Free


City of Brisbane
Habitat Restoration Day
Costaños Canyon
Sat., Apr. 14, 9 am - 1 pm, Humboldt and Placer
Information 508-2118

 

Seeing Orange?

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If you've been out walking around town recently, you may have noticed new orange paint on some of the City's sidewalks.  You may have even seen a member of the Public Works Dept. applying the paint to the sidewalk itself.  This is routinely done so as to alert the Community of the areas of the sidewalk that over time may have become raised due to tree roots or are otherwise uneven.  The appearance of the paint may be bright, but such is done to enable individuals to be aware of that segment of sidewalk prior to it being properly repaired.  Doing so is estimated to cost over $120,000, which has been difficult to budget for in recent years.  In the interim, please use caution when out walking, and pay close attention to the areas with orange paint. 

Let's ROLL, San Mateo County!

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The Peninsula Traffic Congestion Relief Alliance is launching a new campaign that aims to reduce single-occupant vehicles and rewards those who take public transit and/or bicycle to work.  Commuters who pledge to ride BART, Caltrain or SamTrans, or bicycle to work, at least eight (8) times from April 1 to June 1, 2012 will be entered to win great prizes that include a $250 transit incentive and a folding bicycle (valued over $500). To be eligible, applicants must register by May 14th and complete the post-campaign survey by June 15th. Participants who qualify will receive a $40 transit incentive to use on BART, SamTrans or Caltrain, or a $40 gift certificate to a local bicycle shop.  If you're ready to take the pledge, click here! For complete rules and information, visit www.commute.org, call the Alliance office at (650) 588-8170, or email: alliance@commute.org .  

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