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Re: Possible Merger of Bayshore and Brisbane
Tonight, 6 - 8:30 pm, Mission Blue Ctr.
Water Bills are
Due December 5th
Brisbane Dance Workshop 3rd Annual
Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair
Sat., Dec. 8th, 11 am - 5 pm, Miss. Blue Ctr.
Featuring handmade items by local artists and craftpersons
Can 1 person help the city during these storms?
Of course! With nearly 500 catch basins to keep clean, city crews are stretched pretty thin during the first few rains storms that include heavy rains. Keeping the inlet of the catch basin in the street near your house will keep the water moving and help prevent flooding.
A storm drain covered with debris from the storm.
60 seconds of work later!
There's no need to dispose of the debris, just move it to the sidewalk or street and DPW will pick it up as soon as they can.
If you are interested in "officially" adopting the storm drains nearest your home, please click here for more information.
One can never be too prepared! Sand bags are now available atop two palettes outside the gate of the Public Works Corp Yard, located at the intersection of Tunnel Ave. and Lagoon Rd. Each sand bag weighs approximately 15 lbs. and are free for the taking. So please stop by and pick up the amount you need...more will be made by the Public Works crew as necessary to ensure the community has what it needs to guard against flooding during the rainy season. And, the below pics illustrate how Dolan, Joe, and Keegan from the PW crew got sand bag-making down to a simple, easy process -- with the help of some safety cones acting as pastry bags. Now, that's creative. Good work, guys!
We at the City of Brisbane are deeply saddened over the loss of one of our hard-working Public Works crew members over the Thanksgiving Holiday. Donny passed away unexpectedly on Thanksgiving Day, having put in over 25 years of service to the City on the Operations and Maintenance Team, and recently serving as Public Works Team Leader.
He obviously leaves us entirely too early, at the young age of 53. Flags at the Public Works Corporation Yard, City Hall, and Fire Station will be flown at half-mast until his funeral. Information on services and arrangements will be posted as soon as they are made known to us.
Donny, your kind spirit, hearty laugh, and regularly-spoken parting sentiment, "Enjoy your day", are already missed so much. We will never forget you.
Do you want to make a difference in your community? If you're between the ages of 14 - 24, we challenge you to create a 15-30 second video that prevents your peers from littering. Let your vision be the tool for building a litter-free Bay Area. A 1st & 2nd Prize Winner will be selected from each category and awarded GIFT and CASH prizes! The lucky Grand Prize Winner will receive a cash prize and their video will be distributed on television! Learn more about the contest by clicking here.
Deadline to submit entries is January 7, 2013.
Click here to see what's been submitted so far!
South San Francisco's street sweeper will be sweeping the residential streets of Central Brisbane on Wednesday, November 21st between 8:00am and 1:00pm. They will start on the upper streets and work their way down. Please remove your car(s) if possible in advance, so that the sweeper can pick up the most debris possible. This will allow the minimum amount of debris to enter the storm drains, helping prevent any winter flooding during the rainy season. Thank you for your cooperation.
City of Brisbane
Weds. Nov 21, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
All streets in Central Brisbane
Please move cars if possible
Last chance to reserve your personalized star
at the new playground!
Limited Stars Available
Deadline-Wed., Nov. 21, 5pm, 508-2157
Update 11/21: ALL STARS ARE NOW SOLD OUT
What a productive Build Day! Most of the new 5 - 12 structure was assembled with the help of volunteers, along with 4 out of the 6 swings. Thank you to volunteers Sue Cochran, Mayor Cliff Lentz, Ernie Filippo, Paul Gallant, Tony Kim, Nancy Lacsamana, Tony Palmer, Dave Primmer, Dan Sorrentino, and Tony Verreos. They were great at assisting the Playgrounds Unlimited crew, who were impressed with the hardworking, get-'er-done attitude the volunteers displayed.
Mayor Lentz assists Paul Gallant in attaching one of the swings.
The net that separates the two towers on the 5 - 12 structure is heavier than it looks!
Some of the hardworking volunteers after a nice Subway box lunch and before getting right back to work.
Assembling one of the rooftops.
Many hands make light work!
The Mothers of Brisbane of course were present on Build Day, helping provide snacks and beverages to the volunteers. Thank you, Megan Garner, Elisa Primm, Danielle Hope, and Ana Maria Hernandez! And also, Ron Davis of Ron Davis Real Estate and Madhouse Coffee for supplying the coffee!). MOBsters Jessica Aloft and Jennifer Bousquest were great cheerleaders in their MOB t-shirts!
To see the rest of the pictures from Wednesday's Build Day, please click here to be taken to the photo set on Flickr.
This is how the playstructure looked as of Thursday afternoon. The spiral slide was attached along with its panels and rooftop. Due to the rain, the Playgrounds Unlimited crew did not return today, but will next week to install the 2 - 5 structure. After the Thanksgiving holiday, they will start to lay the base mat for the rubber surfacing, and pour the rubber, which will take about a week to completely cure.
The playground is scheduled to be opened to the Community on Sunday, December 2nd, the same day as the Festival of Lights. More information on the ribbon-cutting ceremony will be forthcoming.
In the meantime, if you haven't yet reserved a star, which will all be placed along both sides of the 72' cement seatwall near the swings, this is your last chance! Click here for the order form. Just fill it out and come down to the Finance Counter at City Hall with $100 payment (cash or check accepted). We'll be sending in the order to the engraving company on Wednesday, November 21st. Hurry, because as of this posting, there were only 21 stars remaining!
Several concerned citizens and SamTrans riders came before the Council on Monday to request the Council stay on top of SamTrans when it came to their proposed new service plan, where they've held several public workshops to gain rider feedback. The issue is SamTrans proposes to run Route 292 buses in and out of San Francisco only on weekdays and only during peak commute hours. Peak commute hours are described as between 6 a.m. and 9 a.m. and then between 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. from Monday thru Friday only. SamTrans proposes to stop running the 292 buses in and out of San Francisco between 9:00 am and 3:00pm from Monday to Friday. And, no Route 292 service in and out of San Francisco during weekends and public holidays.
The deadline to submit comments regarding the new proposed service plan is November 21, 2012. A SamTrans Board of Directors meeting is being held on Wednesday, November 14th at 2:00pm in the Edward J. Bacciocco Auditorium located on the second floor at SamTrans Administrative Offices, 1250 San Carlos Ave., San Carlos. The office is located two blocks west of the San Carlos Caltrain Station. If you cannot make the meeting, please reach out to the Board Members by sending them an e-mail:
Jerry Deal, Chair: firstname.lastname@example.org
Carole Groom, Vice Chair: email@example.com
Jeff Gee: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rose Guilbault: email@example.com
Shirley Harris: firstname.lastname@example.org
Zoe Kersteen-Tucker: email@example.com
Arthur Lloyd: firstname.lastname@example.org
Karyl Matsumoto: email@example.com
Adrienne Tissier: firstname.lastname@example.org
Annual Yard Waste Clean Up November 17-18, 2012
Dumpster Locations map at
Green waste only please – do not overfill dumpsters
Beloved Friend of the Community
David L. Torvik
One of the Brothers IV
Watch for Celebration of Life after the Holidays
Brisbane Parks And Recreation Dept.
Youth Winter Camp
Dec. 20th - Jan. 4th
Info and Registration 508-2143
It's been a long time coming for Brisbane's newest playground. But, we received word yesterday that the main play equipment had been received yesterday at Playground Unlimited's yard (they Miracle Playsystem's subcontractor for the project), and today, we got confirmation that all the parts were accounted for and secured. It will be arriving on-site on Monday, where Playgrounds Unlimited will be doing the majority of the "dirty work" - punching the post holes and inserting the main posts and some of the decks...and should be finished with that in time for Build Day, happening Wednesday, November 14th! Thank you to those who have expressed interest to wanting to help build the playground - we'll have plenty of volunteers. Take a look at the work that's been done over the past couple weeks:
Project Manager from Playgrounds Unlimited, Jaime Rosas, meets with City Engineer Randy Breault to discuss how best the playbox needs to be expanded in order to meet standards for fall zone areas, given the change Miracle Playsystem's equipment (the steps leading up to the sprial slide were widened by the vendor in September).
The next morning, Playgrounds Unlimited chalked the area, it was approved, and then saw cut.
Here's how it looked after cement was poured, and after the new mow strip was formed (what the rubber surfacing will adhere to).
The new sand area will feature a "rolled lip" edge, so as to keep the sand as contained to the sand area as possible. This area will also have a water spigot for sand and water play.
Mothers of Brisbane Jennifer Bousquet and Jessica Aloft helped draw the arc on the seat wall using colored pencils earlier this week. Sebastian, foreground, also helped. Thank you to Jennifer's husband, Ken, for making the templates that allowed getting the arc, which the stars will be mounted along, to be a breeze!
The swing bays went up on Thursday afternoon. The swings themselves will be hung after the rest of the equipment and surfacing have been installed. (Photo credit: Jessica Aloft)
Brisbane's newest playground will be coming in December. After the equipment itself is all installed, that's when the rubber sufacing will be poured. It will take Playgrounds Unlimited about a week to make the star designs in it and for it fully cure. Signs will be posted and the areas will be barricaded during the time it's curing. We're shooting for a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Festival of Lights (December 2nd). We'll see how the next couple weeks go and if that can stay as-is. Stay tuned!
The City just received notice that Sector San Francisco had received several notifications in reference to a brown/red substance in the Bay Area and off shore. This substance is RED TIDE algal bloom. CA Fish & Game indicated this substance is moving into the area, which is why we wanted to inform you of it now. Do not be alarmed, it is NOT the result of an oil or hazardous material spill. Please see the below photo that was confirmed ride tide last week in the Oakland Estuary. If you're interested in learning more about red tide, please click here.
Get up to $4,000 in energy-upgrade incentives. Don’t miss the window.
Join Pacific Gas and Electric Company for a workshop to learn how a home energy upgrade can help to:
- Lower utility bills
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by saving energy
- Improve home comfort
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Westlake Community Center,
145 Lake Merced Blvd
Daly City, CA 94015
This event is free, please register by clicking here.
6:30–7:00 p.m. Registration and Refreshments
7:00–8:00 p.m. Presentation and Q&A
For more information:
Contact David Siddiqui, 1-510-908-4092
Ted Warburton, who served as Brisbane's Harbormaster for the past 10 years, is retiring. His last day in office was October 15th. Ted leaves big shoes to fill; in addition to managing the Marina, Ted took over the responsibility of the City’s community centers and the Pool when Jim Skeels, the former Park and Recreation Director, retired. Randy Breault, Brisbane City Engineer and Director of Public Works, will take on the responsibility of facility maintenance for both the Marina and the community centers. Steve Beaty, Parks and Recreation Supervisor, will manage the Pool and Susie Hamblen is serving as the Interim Harbor Master.
Ted will be inducted into the State of California’s Department of Boating and Waterways Hall of Fame early next year. Congratulations Ted. You’ve served the Brisbane Community and the State of California well.
Make sure you exercise your right to vote and cast your ballot by 8:00pm, November 6th, for the 2012 Election.
The San Mateo Board of Elections has a great website where you can look up everything from your registration status to details on the various ballot issues.
Our local polling location (Brisbane Community Center) will be open from 7:00am - 8:00pm
Brisbane Community Center
250 Visitacion Avenue
Follow Live Election coverage from 8pm - midnight tonight on PenTv, Comcast Ch. 26.
Long known for his artistic skills and prowess as the founder and artistic director for the Live At Mission Blue Series, Kevin Fryer has another feather for his cap, photography. He turns his usual eye for detail and possibility to the lens of a camera and finds beauty, creativity and downright awe-striking images in the simplest of forms.
“For my first photographic show I’ve chosen to shoot at the junkyard just behind the old icehouse in Brisbane. I began by looking for form, color, & texture, in the hopes of finding images that would push at the edges of abstract and surreal, and ultimately find beauty in the decay of old industrial machinery. But as we often discover, the work begins to develop a mind of its own.” - Kevin Fryer
Kevin’s show, "Icehouse Junkyard", opens November 1st, and his opening reception will take place on Wednesday, November 7 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm. The public is invited to attend.
A new revised NOP (October 2012) has been prepared and distributed to reflect the addition of a proposed water transfer agreement to the Project. Specifically, the City proposes to acquire a supplemental water supply of 2,400 acre-feet per year (AFY) via a water transfer agreement with the Oakdale Irrigation District (OID) in order to serve the proposed development of the Brisbane Baylands. The revised NOP provides additional detail regarding the water transfer agreement. The revised NOP and is also on file at the City of Brisbane Community Development Department at the address below or at the Brisbane Library at 250 Visitacion Ave. State law specifies a 30 day comment period on the revised NOP. Written comments are due by 5 p.m. on November 21, 2012.
Please send written comments on the revised NOP to:
John Swiecki, AICP
Community Development Director
City of Brisbane
50 Park Place, Brisbane, CA 94005
Fax: (415) 467-5547
E-mail to: email@example.com
A Notice of Preparation (NOP) for the Baylands Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) was previously distributed in 2006, and a revised NOP was distributed in December 2010. The 2010 revised NOP provides a detailed description of the proposed development of the Brisbane Baylands to be evaluated in the forthcoming DEIR. The previous 2006 and 2010 NOPs and responses can be found at http://www.brisbaneca.org/baylands/eir-process/notice-preparation and are on file at the Community Development Department. All previous NOP responses are part of the EIR record.
With Fall also comes the start of the Holiday Season. Halloween is a fun time of year, so let’s make sure it’s a safe holiday for all who participate. Make this Halloween fun, as demonstrated by Parks and Recreation Commissioner Renee Marmion (as Big Bird) and her dog (as Oscar the Grouch!), and enjoyable for your kids and neighbors by obtaining a safe costume for your child, ensuring your child is extra cautious while trick-or-treating in the neighborhood, providing a light for your child and reporting any suspicious activity or person to the police.
Brisbane Police Department - Dispatch: 415-467-1212
Don't forget about the BEST/PTO Fundraiser happening later today -
Halloween Night Portraits
402 Visitacion Ave. (Madhouse Coffee)
Under 5 years: 4:30pm - 5:00pm
All Others: 5:00pm - 8:30pm
Face Painting and Costume Contest
Have a safe and Happy Halloween!!
Earlier this week, SamTrans was in Brisbane installing their newest bus shelter, completing one of the final steps of this project.
The "punch list" work left for the contractor to do includes some minor clean up, painting a red curb in front of the bus stop, and putting breaks in the bike lane to indicate that the bus can cross the bike lane to pull up to the stop. SamTrans will be responsible for maintaining the red curb as well as emptying the trash can next to the bus shelter.
We posted earlier about the workshops SamTrans has been holding for their proposed new bus service plan. Their next workshop is taking place next Tuesday in Daly City at the War Memorial Community Center (6655 Mission St., Daly City) from 6:00pm - 7:30pm. The public is encouraged to attend. If you can't make the meeting, please fill out their online form by clicking here.
Lipman 7th and 8th Grade Basketball will be commencing shortly. The deadline to register in-person, via mail, or online is Friday, November 2nd at 12:00pm. Practices start the following Monday, November 5th. Register online by clicking here. If you prefer to fill out the Registration Form and send it in with your payment, that is available as well - please click here for the Registration Form. For more information about the program, please click here to view the flyer. For any additional questions, please contact Recreation Supervisor Steve Beaty at firstname.lastname@example.org or (415) 508-2144.
On the evening of October 17, 2012, Mayor Cliff Lentz presented the Brisbane State of the City Address before a room of approximately 60 attendees who had gathered at the Radisson Hotel in Brisbane. Project areas covered included: the new Community Park Playground, the Brisbane Farmers' Market, the Community Center Garden, Rebuilding Together Day, Sierra Point, the Baylands, Sustainability Goals for the Baylands, and the Day in the Park Community Festival. City Manager Clay Holstine preceded Mayor Lentz's presentation, providing a financial overview of the City. Clay's PowerPoint presentation can be found by clicking here, and Cliff's presentation can be accessed by clicking here.
Special thanks to Freddy Beaman of Bank of America for emcee'ing the event, Seton Medical Center for being the Event Sponsors, the Brisbane Chamber of Commerce for hosting this annual function, and all those from the Brisbane Community who attended that night. The above video will also be replayed on Ch. 27 at the following scheduled times:
- Monday, Oct. 22nd: 7pm
- Tuesday, Oct. 23rd: 12pm, 2:30pm
- Wednesday, Oct. 24th: 7:30am, 2:30pm
- Thursday, Oct. 25th: 7:30am, 2:30pm, 7:00pm
- Friday, Oct. 26th: 2:30pm, 7:30pm
- Saturday, Oct. 27th: 8am, 3pm
- Sunday, Oct. 28th: 12pm, 2pm, 4pm
Attention all Brisbane parents with children attending Westmoor High School in Daly City: starting January 13, 2013, SamTrans Route 24 will be extended to serve students needing to get to Westmoor HS. Route 24 will depart Brisbane at 7:15am, arriving Westmoor at 7:53am. In the afternoon, Route 24 will depart Westmoor at 3:02pm, arriving Brisbane 3:35pm. Click here for to view the fare chart. Additional details regarding Route 24 may be found on the SamTrans website at the beginning of January.
Brisbane Dance Workshop
Sat., Nov. 17, 7 pm, Miss. Blue Ctr.
For Tickets: 467-8751
Lipman Middle School
Family Science Fair
Thurs., Oct. 25, 6:30-8 pm, Lipman Gym
Shasta Charter High School
8th Grade Parents Meeting
Sunday, October 21st, 3 - 5 pm
Lipman Middle School
7th Grade Fundraiser
Sun., Oct. 21, 9 am - 2 pm, San Francisco Ave
In Loving Memory Of
Svcs: Sat., Oct. 20, 10 am, St. Paul's, SF
Movie Night at the Park
Featuring "Monster House"
Sat., Oct. 20, 7 pm, Comm. Park
Brisbane Lions Club
Sat., Oct. 20th, 8 am - 3 pm
Community Park Gazebo
UPDATE 11/9/2012: THE EQUIPMENT WAS RECEIVED YESTERDAY AND IS SECURED AT PLAYGROUND UNLIMITED'S YARD. BUILD DAY WILL BE WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14TH! WHOO HOO!
UPDATE 10/19/2012: SITE PREP WORK FOR THE PLAYGROUND WILL BE COMMENCING THE WEEK OF OCT. 22ND. THIS CONSTRUCTION WORK WILL ONLY BE TAKING PLACE ON WEEKDAYS. THE ACTUAL EQUIPMENT IS SCHEDULED TO SHIP ON 10/29 AND ARRIVE ON 11/2. A NEW DATE FOR BUILD DAY WILL BE SET AFTER THE EQUIPMENT ARRIVES.
UPDATE 10/12/2012: BUILD DAY ON HOLD UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE...WE ARE SHOOTING FOR THE PLAYGROUND TO BE INSTALLED BY EARLY-NOVEMBER. CLICK HERE TO SEE THE LATEST UPDATE REGARDING THE PLAYGROUND, WHICH WILL BE PRESENTED TO THE CITY COUNCIL ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 15TH. THE UPDATE WILL TAKE PLACE TOWARDS THE END OF THE MEETING. CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL MEETING AGENDA.
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 email@example.com so that enough food for lunch can be planned for, as well! Thank you!
Friends of the Brisbane Library
Halloween Costume Swap
Sat., Oct. 13, 12:30-4pm, Comm. Ctr.
Recycle your costumes, don't toss them
Brisbane Community Pool
Volunteer Water Aerobics
Brisbane Parks and Recreation Dept.
Agile Aging Class
A Fun Movement Class for Seniors
Tues., 10:30 am. Sunrise Room, Info: 508-0230
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."
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!