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Climate Fact #16

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The Open Space and Ecology Committee is endeavoring to provide to the community one climate fact each week.  These facts are to call community awareness to global warming impacts as a measure of the Climate Action Plan of the City of Brisbane.

For further reading:

http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=87691

Kara Drop-In Support Groups

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“Kara” means “to grieve with, to care”.  As a non-profit organization serving the Bay Area since 1976, Kara provides comprehensive grief support, crisis intervention, and education to individuals and communities facing the difficult realities of grief and loss.  Last month on April 4th, representatives from Kara held a Drop-In Grief Support Session at the Community Center from 6-8pm.  It was a beneficial and informative evening for those who attended.  Kara is now offering Drop-In Grief Support every Thursday from Noon-1:30pm through June 9th at their San Mateo location (205 E. 3rd Ave., Suite 200D, San Mateo).  Registration is recommended as space as limited.  For more information and to register, please call Kara at (650) 321-5272 or visit www.kara-grief.org.  There is no fee to attend this group.  Donations are suggested and can be made online at www.kara-grief.org/donate or sent by mail to their main office in Palo Alto (457 Kingsley Ave., Palo Alto, CA 94301).

Jaymie Byron, Kara’s Director of Community Outreach, and Leighsa Montrose, Community Outreach Programs Support Specialist, welcoming attendees on 4/4.

2016 Lifeguard Training Course

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This course, based on the American Red Cross Lifeguarding Program, will certify students in Lifeguarding, CPR and AED for the Professional Rescuer, and First Aid.  Students must be at least 15 years of age by the last day of class and pass a prerequisite test (swim 300 yards con-tinuously, tread water for 2 minutes with no hands, retrieve a 10 pound brick from 8 feet and return it to designated spot).

Course dates: May 13-15 (Friday-Sunday)
Time(s): Friday 6-10pm; Sat/Sun 8am-5pm

Register online at http://brisbaneca.org/community-pool starting April 5th.  View the course flyer here.

For more information, please contact Jeff Franco at (415) 657-4320.

Climate Fact #15

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The Open Space and Ecology Committee is endeavoring to provide to the community one climate fact each week.  These facts are to call community awareness to global warming impacts as a measure of the Climate Action Plan of the City of Brisbane.

For further reading:

https://www.mortgageloan.com/environment
http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/dgoldstein/

 

National Service Recognition Day

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The City Council has issued a Proclamation proclaiming April 5, 2016 as National Service Recognition Day, encouraging residents to recognize the powerful impact of national service in our country, thank those who serve, and to find ways to give back to their community.  Click on the Proclamation below to view it larger (you may need to rotate it clockwise).

See the other Mayors and County officials who also support National Service in California.

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Posted 4/8/2016


BEST/PTO
Save The Date!
Spring Thing 2016
April 30 @ Mission Blue


Digital Photography Class
Every Other Thursday at Miss. Blue
Starting Apr. 14, 6-9pm
For More Info Call 415.508.2140

 

Climate Fact #14

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The Open Space and Ecology Committee is endeavoring to provide to the community one climate fact each week.  These facts are to call community awareness to global warming impacts as a measure of the Climate Action Plan of the City of Brisbane.

For further reading:

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

Skatepark Construction Update

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Work is steadily progressing at the skatepark site with the arrival of Spohn Ranch last Friday.  In the below pictures, Spohn Ranch workers can be seen putting in (1) base rock and (2) geogrid for subgrade improvement.  As a reminder, the construction for the new skatepark is estimated to last approximately 3 mos., so the new skatepark is scheduled to be open to the public in mid-June.  Stay tuned for more construction updates!

Lions Club Scholarship

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Every year the Brisbane Lions club awards around $30,000 to help our college and university students.  The 2016 application is available at http://tiny.cc/brisbanescholars.

Hard copy versions of the application are also available in the City Hall lobby.

All applications and supporting documents are due Friday, May 6th.  Good luck to all applicants!

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Posted 4/4/2016


Live at Mission Blue presents
Ensemble Alcatraz
Sat., April 9, 8pm, Miss. Blue Ctr.
www.liveatmissionblue.com
Tickets Available at the Door


Brisbane Lions Club
Scholarship Applications
Available at City Hall
or http://tiny.cc/brisbanescholars
Deadline to Apply – May 1st

 

April 2016 Marina Newsletter

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  Click here to read the April 2016 Marina Newsletter

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Posted 4/1/2016


Skatepark Construction
Starting Friday 4/1
Expected to last up to 3 mos.
Be advised of possible traffic delays


City of Brisbane
Water Bills Are
Due April 5th

 

Election Officer Recruitment

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The San Mateo County Registrations & Elections Division needs your help!  They're looking for some energetic and qualified people to fill some important jobs for the June 7, 2016 California Presidential Primary Election.  This is a unique opportunity to be a part of democracy in action while making a difference in your community. 

Each election the County must recruit and train 1,600 Election Officers to staff 350 precincts across the county.

In order to serve as an Election Officer the person must be:

  • A registered voter in the State of California or Permanent Resident of the United States
  • Able to speak, read and write English
  • Able to work from 6:00 a.m. to approximately 9:30 p.m. on Election Day

The benefits of serving are numerous:

  • Stipend: $115 for Judges, $140 for inspectors
  • Training Class: You will receive $25 for attending training
  • Travel Reimbursement: $8 is offered to those who serve in a precinct outside of their home city
  • Pride in serving the community

Please see the recruitment flyer for more information.  If you would like to serve your community in this capacity, then please fill out the Election Officer Availability Form.  If you have any questions or concerns please contact (650) 286-2810 or pollworkerinforequest@smcare.org.

Climate Fact #13

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The Open Space and Ecology Committee is endeavoring to provide to the community one climate fact each week.  These facts are to call community awareness to global warming impacts as a measure of the Climate Action Plan of the City of Brisbane.

For further information:

"Water-Energy Connection" from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

April City STAR Newsletter

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Click here to read the April 2016 STAR Newsletter which includes the Summer Activity Guide from Parks and Rec.

Lifeguard Certification Training

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Update 4/1, 11am - Due to the minimum number of sign-ups not being reached, this training class needed to be cancelled.  For any questions, please contact Jeff Franco at (415) 657-4320.

This course, based on the American Red Cross Lifeguarding Program, will certify students in Lifeguarding, CPR and AED for the Professional Rescuer, and First Aid.  Students must be at least 15 years of age by the last day of class and pass a prerequisite test (swim 300 yards continuously, tread water for 2 minutes with no hands, retrieve a 10 pound brick from 8 feet and return it to designated spot). Attendance at every class is required.
 
Days: Monday-Thursday
Dates: April 4th-7th
Time: 9:00am-5:00pm
Fee: $185
Register online now at http://brisbaneca.org/community-pool.

For more information contact Jeff Franco at (415) 657-4320.

Climate Fact #12

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The Open Space and Ecology Committee is endeavoring to provide to the community one climate fact each week.  These facts are to call community awareness to global warming impacts as a measure of the Climate Action Plan of the City of Brisbane.

For further information:

"Climate Change & Health" from the World Health Organization (WHO)
Video: Senior Centers Designated as Heat Shelters
 

2016 Commuter Challenge

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Commute.org is pleased to announce the 2016 Commuter Challenge, a campaign to reward commuters who choose transportation modes other than driving alone.  Between April 1st and May 31st, people who join the challenge and commute to, from or through San Mateo County using an alternative mode will be eligible to win weekly prizes and one of five grand prizes.

Traffic on San Mateo County roads and highways is at an all-time high.  Not only does traffic waste time and money for commuters, but it also contributes to poor air quality. According to the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD), nearly 70 percent of the Bay Area’s carbon monoxide comes from motor vehicles, which are also the greatest contributors to ozone in the Bay Area.

The 2016 Commuter Challenge encourages people to use public transit, shuttle, carpool, vanpool, bicycle, walk or telework, and be part of the traffic solution.  “Eliminating a few solo driving trips each week is an easy way for commuters to make a positive impact,” said John Ford, Commute.org’s Executive Director. Driving less will reduce GHG emissions while also helping to relieve congestion on the roadways. “Together, we can make a measurable difference to reduce our carbon footprint,” Ford added.

By signing up at my.commute.org, and adding their commute alternative trips, registrants will be entered to win one of the featured weekly prizes (Fitbit Alta, Timbuk2 bag, wireless earbuds, gift cards and more). Participants also earn a chance to win one of the five grand prizes ($300 Clipper card, GoPro Hero, Garmin Edge Cycling computer, $400 REI gift card or Fitbit Surge GPS watch) at the end of the challenge.

For more details, please visit www.commute.org.

CPR, AED and First Aid Classes

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North County Fire Authority is offering CPR, AED & First Aid Classes for Brisbane residents.

This course will cover Adult, Child and Infant CPR, AED training (Automatic External Defibrillator) and basic First Aid, such as controlling bleeding, splinting and sudden illnesses.  The course fee includes a book and certification card upon completion of the course.  Note: This is not a professional rescuer or health care provider course. 

Location: Brisbane Fire Station #81, (Training Room), 3445 Bayshore Blvd. Brisbane

To sign up, go to www.northcountyfire.org  and look under “Upcoming Events.”

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Posted 3/21/2016


Brisbane Parks & Recreation Dept.
Spring Break Camp
March 28 – April 8
Registration Deadline March 24th


Smoking Ordinance Info. Workshop
Affecting Multi-Unit Housing
Wed., March 23, 6-7pm
City Hall, 50 Park Pl.

 

Join CERT!

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Are you prepared for the next major earthquake?  Join Brisbane’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)!  North County Fire Authority will be teaching free CERT classes to Brisbane and Daly City residents to prepare individuals on how to perform basic first-aid; light search and rescue; fire extinguisher training; how to build a disaster supply kit for your home, work and vehicle; and much more!  To be properly trained by the CERT program and to receive a certificate of completion, attendees must attend all 5 classes listed below:

SATURDAY, APRIL 2, 2016 – 9am-2pm - Unit 1 Disaster Preparedness and Unit 2 Fire Safety.  

THURSDAY, APRIL 7, 2016 – 6pm-8:30pm - Unit 8 Terrorism and CERT.

SATURDAY, APRIL 9, 2015 – 9am-2pm - Unit 3 Disaster Medical Operations Part 1, Unit 4 Disaster Medical Operations Part 2 and Unit 7 Disaster Psychology.

SATURDAY, APRIL 16, 2015 – 9am-2pm - Units 5 Light Search and Rescue and Unit 6 CERT Organization.

SATURDAY, APRIL 30, 2015 – 10am- 1pm - Unit 9 Course Review/Disaster Simulation.

Pre-Registration is required for classes. To register for classes, please click here.

For more information, please contact Fire Inspector Clyde Preston at 650-991-5741 or cpreston@northcountyfire.org.

How to Use GORequest

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GoRequest is a free, easy-to-use system that community members can use to send service requests directly to the City.  It's how what you see around town that may need fixing can be brought to the attention of the department that can ensure it is fixed as quickly as possible.  Download the free app for iPhone and Android today!  And don't forget to enable "Location Services" when opening up the app for the first time.

To submit a service request via your computer, rather than smartphone, please click here.

Climate Fact #11

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The Open Space and Ecology Committee is endeavoring to provide to the community one climate fact each week.  These facts are to call community awareness to global warming impacts as a measure of the Climate Action Plan of the City of Brisbane.

For further reading:

Infographic: "Western Fires and Climate Change" from the Union of Concerned Scientists

Signboard Postings

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Posted 3/17/2016


American Cancer Society
Benefit Rummage Sale
Sat., Mar 19, 8am, Comm. Park
Fundraiser to Support Relay for Life


Brisbane Parks & Recreation Dept Now Hiring
Lifeguard & Head Lifeguard
Recreation Aide & Rec. Leader
Apply online at www.calopps.org


Posted 3/14/2016



Brisbane Community Pool
Lifeguard Training
Mon-Thurs, 4/4 – 4/7, 9am - 5pm
Register Online:  www.brisbaneca.org


Live at Mission Blue Presents
Chapman & Lamprea
Sat., Mar 19, 8 pm Miss. Blue Ctr.
www.liveatmissionblue.com
Tickets Available at the Door

Climate Fact #10

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The Open Space and Ecology Committee is endeavoring to provide to the community one climate fact each week.  These facts are to call community awareness to global warming impacts as a measure of the Climate Action Plan of the City of Brisbane.

For further reading:

"What is Ocean Acidification?" from the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Community Night at AT&T Park

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Tickets go on sale Wednesday, March 23rd at 5pm in the Parks and Recreation Office for this fun annual event!  The Giants will be playing the Miami Marlins.  Ticket prices are $12/person.  Limit 4 tickets per person.  For more information, view the event flyer below or contact Steve Beaty at (415) 508-2144.

March 2016 Marina News

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 Click here to read the March 2016 Marina Newsletter

File Your Business License Online

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In late 2015, we posted about MuniServices recently being selected to assist city staff in processing business licenses and collecting the annual business license tax.  MuniServices has since launched its website dedicated to online filing and 2016 business license renewals: www.bizlicenseonline.com .  If you have any questions, please contact MuniServices at bizlicensesupport@muniservices.com