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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

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!

 

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!

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Posted 9/4/2012
 

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

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).

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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!

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!

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!

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Posted 8/24/2012


City of Brisbane
P/T Lifeguards Wanted
Open Until Filled
www.brisbaneca.org or www.calopps.org

Brisbane Eagles Club
Cancer Benefit Dinner
Sat., Aug. 25th, 1-4 pm, 185 Visitacion
Homestyle Chicken Dinner:  $10 donation


Posted 8/20/2012



In Loving Memory Of
Dorothy Brenzel
1915-2012
Owned First School House in Brisbane
on Alvarado next to the Church

B.E.S.T. & P.T.O. Movie Night
"Adventures of Tintin"
Sat., Aug. 25, Sundown, Comm. Park
Free Family Fun!

 

 

Construction on Bayshore

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If you've headed north on Bayshore towards San Francisco in the past couple weeks, you probably noticed the construction work taking place on the left-hand side of the street near The 7 Mile House.  This work is being completed by PG&E, which also put up the wall for their Martin Substation, making the drive north a bit more pleasant.  The SamTrans bus stop near 7 Mile House will eventually be enhanced with a bus shelter, making waiting for the bus much more pleasant as well.  The street improvements, which include ADA compliant access to the bus stop, as well as parking spaces being striped roughly 300 ft. and 100 ft. away from 7 Mile House, are being completed thanks to a cooperative transit grant received by Brisbane, Daly City and SamTrans.  The bus shelter itself will be the last piece of the project, inserted later in the Fall.  Stay tuned for more updates as that time draws nearer!

Mission Blue Center

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At their June 18th meeting, the City Council adopted the 2012-2013 Budget, which includes the City's Master Fee Schedule (MFS).  Each departments' fees are covered in the MFS, with the most significant changes to it being in the Parks and Recreation Department with an increase in Mission Blue Center's private rental rates.  The new rates allow Mission Blue Center to be more in line with what is being charged by other community centers for private rentals, while at the same time maintaining a 30% lower resident rate.  These new rates take effect today, 60 days after having been adopted.  Please click here to view the new rates and rental information for Mission Blue Center. 

Playground Update Week 5

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The seat wall has been constructed, and will be ready for viewing the Concerts from when they start on August 24th!  The rest of the area in back of the seat wall will be roped off, along with the original playbox area.  Please do not enter those areas, as the dust will pick up very quickly and the area should be kept as-is until the playground is ready to be installed on September 29 - September 30 (Saturday - Sunday).  The stars for the seat wall will be affixed shortly before then, as well as the 14" x 14" bronze-cast plaque on the seat wall's end cap (facing the picnic tables), honoring those who have aided in the Community Park Playground project.  Today, the area around the playbox is being power-washed...even more reason to stay off of the baserock, which will keep the site clear from dust.

Community members are encouraged to help install the playground along with the playground contractor the weekend of September 29th.  If you're interested, please let Caroline know by contacting her at ccheung@ci.brisbane.ca.us or (415) 508-2157.  If you're not available both days, that's ok, just indicate the one on which you will be.  Thanks for your participation in the completion of the Community Park Playground project!

Youth Flag Football

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Youth flag football returns to Brisbane! Brisbane Parks & Recreation has teamed up with San Bruno Parks & Recreation to once again offer flag football for 2nd-5th graders. See the flyer for all the info.

Signboard Postings

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Posted 8/17/2012

City of Brisbane
 Concerts In The Park
 Fridays, Aug. 24 - Sept. 28, 5:45 pm
 Info:  www.brisbaneca.org



Posted 8/13/2012



Brisbane Parks and Recreation Dept.
Yoga Classes
Ongoing, Weds, 5:30 - 7pm, Miss. Blue Ctr.
Information 508-2143


In Loving Memory Of
Betty Jo Johnson
1943 - 2012
59 year Brisbane Resident
Services: Garden Chapel, Mon., Aug 20, 10am

 

Playground Update Week 4

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Thursday morning proved to be quite a spectacle at the Park, that is, if you take a particular interest in cement being poured.  30 cubic yards of it was brought in by a few different trucks, where it was transferred into a bin with a large hose that terminated at the site of the seat wall.  A couple men needed to help hold the hose, while another positioned the hose to fill in the seat wall, and another followed up with inserting a concrete vibrator to ensure there weren't any air pockets being left behind.  Take a look at the following few photos depicting the process:

Just this morning, the cement had dried enough for the concrete forms to be removed.  Next up will be the placing of 157 gold stars, representing all those who have given generously to the new playground.  A Build Day is being scheduled for a Saturday in late September.  If you would like to help on this day, please let Caroline know by e-mailing her at ccheung@ci.brisbane.ca.us.  Thank you for taking a special interest in seeing and helping the Community Park Playground get replaced!

Farmers' Market Update

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If you pass by Valley Dr. on Bayshore, you may have noticed 2 new banners announcing the Farmers' Market in the Community Park.  This is in effort to raise awareness amongst the business community that this resource is available every Thursday and is literally a stone's throw away from their place of business.  We hope to see more Brisbane employees out shopping once they're off work!

Coming out to the farmers' market would be especially beneficial for Brisbane businesses on August 30th - not only can they fill up their week's worth of fresh produce, spreads, and baked goods - a representative from the Peninsula Traffic Congestion Relief Alliance will be at the market from 3:30pm - 6:00pm, letting all those who visit her booth know about the Brisbane shuttles and commute options.  She will also be distributing applications for the $60 gas cards for carpoolers and $25 gas cards for schoolpoolers, not to mention free transit passes for new riders and incentives for Peninsula employers too.  And if you're a bicycle commuter, stop by the Alliance table and get a San Mateo County Bike Map and assorted bike-safety related items.

There is also the weekly drawing for a free basket from the farmers' market - enter by dropping in your name and number into the fish bowl at the WCFMA Information Booth located in the center of the lawn.  You do NOT need to be present to win.

Lastly, if you enjoyed the music of Al Fabrizio, you'll be happy to hear he'll be back.  Next week, though, you can expect to hear the sound of steel drums filling the atmosphere while you shop.  Enjoy the market!

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 14th, the Brisbane AYSO soccer teams will be introduced by coach Chris York, with The Houserockers' 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.  We look forward to seeing you at the Concerts!

Signboard Postings

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Posted 8/7/2012

Brisbane Library
Baby Sign Language Class
Tuesdays, Aug. 14 - Sept., 25, 11 am - 12 pm
FREE CLASS, Register at the Library

 

Ride the Brisbane Shuttle

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Ever find yourself in the situation where you want to take care of business but may not have the wheels at-hand to be able to do so?  Well the Brisbane/Bayshore Senior Shuttle may solve that problem (and you don't have to be a Senior to ride).  Just hop aboard (you also don't need a shuttle pass to ride this community shuttle) and the driver of that shuttle, Grimaldo, will take you to Tanforan Shopping Center or even Serramonte Mall.  He'll even stop at some of the stores around Tanforan, such as Staples and Lucky, if requested. 

Pick-up times at the Brisbane Post Office stop (at Old County & San Francisco) are 10:15am, 12:15pm, and 2:15pm, Monday - Friday.  (The other shuttle stop in town is at the corner of San Benito and Sierra Point, with the pick-up times being generally a couple minutes later).  The Tanforan drop-off and pick-up location is the side entrance of Sears (near the Sears Auto Body Shop).  Pick-up times to return back to Brisbane are 11:30am, 1:30pm, and 3:15pm, Monday - Friday.  Riders are encouraged to give Grimaldo a call, so he's aware you'll be needing a ride.  He can be reached on his cell phone at (415) 740-9458.  Note: a Brisbane Shuttle Pass is required for the shuttles that run to BART and Caltrain.  If you don't yet have a pass, come down to the Finance Counter at City Hall with valid proof of residency, such as a water or PG&E bill, and you'll get set up to take advantage of all of the shuttles in town.  For more information about how to get places like the Balboa Park Bart Station or the Bayshore Caltrain station, please click here.

Playground Update Week 3

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Every week there is more visual progress being made on the Community Park Playground Replacement Project.  This past week, local contractor Mike Glynn was focused on what has been referred to as "Phase II" of the project, or where the swings will be installed.  A major part of that area is the 72 ft. long seat wall, which will feature 156 gold stars total, bearing the names of residents and businesses who generously donated towards the project.  The City is fortunate to have been able to work closely with the Mothers of Brisbane on the fundraising aspect of the project, with a grand total of $27,160.00 being raised!  That is more than $10,000 over the Mothers of Brisbane's original fundraising goal...and a testament of how much the Community supported the old playground being replaced.  With that, enjoy a few pictures from the week, which show concrete forms and rebar being installed at the straight part of the seat wall, the completed concrete form for the curvilinear seat wall, and Phase I being leveled after being filled with the appropriate amount of base rock. 

Next Tuesday, the concrete for the seat wall will be poured, with the stars themselves applied towards the middle of the month.  Stay tuned!

Data from FAA

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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has agreed to provide the City of Brisbane with data detailing the aircraft that depart from San Francisco International Airport and that fly through a circle that the FAA has created for analytical and operational purposes, located over the City of Brisbane, as shown in the left-hand image. The circle has a diameter of 1 nautical mile.  The FAA’s objective is to avoid having aircraft penetrate the circle if possible given safety and other operational constraints. 

This data is provided to the City by the FAA to assist in understanding how well this objective is being achieved over time.  Thus, it is expected by Brisbane that the FAA will update this data regularly.  This page will be available for the public to view by clicking on "FAA Data" in the bottom footer found on each page of the website, under the "Connections" column.  Click here to be taken to the page now.

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