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It's been just shy of 3 months since the first Brisbane's Farmers' Market opened in the Community Park, on April 12, 2012 - click on the blue link in each post and see all the previous posts written about the farmers' market. With those 3 months came more wind and harsh weather than the vendors (and shoppers) woud have liked, but most of the original farmers are still coming out to Brisbane week after week. And that is due to the consistent farmers' market shoppers, whose favorite items the vendors know by heart by now. Some of them are even willing to put those favorite items aside, if requested, because they know that Brisbane's faithful shoppers won't let a week go by without them.
If you haven't already heard, there will be a new honey vendor, whose jars of honey come right from Brisbane! Pete Davis was at the market the week before, and SOLD OUT of the honey he brought with him that day. We hope he's busy jarring some more, as that is definitely a popular item that many want to get their hands on.
Sapore Messo has a great selection of gluten-free pastas. You may even win a bag of it if you put your name into the container for the weekly basket drawing.
And lastly, if you know of anyone who would like to play music during the farmers' market, Jerry Lami is looking for talented local musicians - who, by the way, will be paid, and that's not just in tips. Call him at (650) 290-3549 if you or someone you know may be interested.
In Loving Memory Of
Thomas B. Gonzales
Svcs: Mon., July 9, 11 am, Our Lady Of Guadalupe
Brisbane Parks & Recreation Dept.
Arts and Crafts Fair
Sat., Oct. 6, 10 am - 5 pm, Comm. Park
To Reserve A Table: (415) 508-2143
Happy 4th of July!
"Give a man to fish and he will eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime."
If your kids love playing on the current play structure in the Community Park, you may want to visit it as often as possible over the coming two weeks. Because come Friday, July 13, the Lions Club will start unscrewing the bolts of the structure, leaving just the vertical beams, sand, and rubber pad which will be extracted the following day, Saturday, July 14th, by volunteer Mike Glynn. The structure will be off limits by Friday afternoon, around 2pm, with the area barricaded off so that the Lions can get to work in the late afternoon. Private parties taking place in the Park on Saturday, July 14th had been informed upon booking the picnic tables that the play structure would be off-limits and their parties have been re-located to a safe distance from the construction site.
The wooden beams of the old play structure will be re-purposed by Parks and Recreation Commission Chair, Cris Hart, for "cribbing", which will help aid his locomotive restorative work at the old railyard, and any excess beams will be used at the Dog Park for planter boxes. We are glad that these playground parts can be alternatively used in a safe manner. The existing sand in the play box will be brought to the Public Works Corporation Yard to be re-purposed for sand bags which will be made available for Brisbane residents during the rainy season.
Stay tuned for more playground updates here. Work will continue on the project through the months of July, August, and September, with the new playground scheduled to be dedicated to the Community by late September...just in time for the Day in the Park Festival, which takes place on Sunday, October 6th.
The Brisbane Police Department wants to remind all citizens of and visitors to Brisbane that fireworks are illegal and dangerous in Brisbane. This July 4, think twice before buying, let alone lighting them. Any person who causes a firework, including "safe and sane fireworks", to be discharged will be issued a citation. Please report any instances of fireworks being discharged within the city limits to the Police Department by calling 467-1212. Thank you for your cooperation to ensure the nation's holiday is celebrated safely.
Help spread the word about the Brisbane Farmers' Market and all the goodies it has to offer by clicking on the flyer to download and print it, or simply forward this post to your friends in the area! The market could use more brave shoppers who are willing to shop in sometimes unpleasant conditions. To those who support the market rain, WIND, or shine, Thank You!
Thank you to the over 200 residents who signed the petition (either online or in-person) to bring a credit-union-friendly ATM to Brisbane. This indicates that there is a true need, and such an ATM would be highly supported. Thus, the San Mateo Credit Union's VP of Marketing is currently considering the prospect of expanding their ATM locations to include Brisbane. When a decision has been made, we will provide another update here on the Blog. If you have any questions, or have a business in Brisbane and would like to learn how you could have a credit-union-friendly ATM in your place of business, please contact Prem Lall at email@example.com.
On June 21st, the San Mateo County Mosquito and Vector Control District released a press release stating that a dead bird which had been collected in Woodside on June 11th had tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV). This is the first instance in 2012 that a case of WNV was reported in San Mateo County. For this reason, it is important that everyone be aware of the "Three D's" - Drain, Dawn and Dusk, and DEET. View the press release to learn more, or visit the San Mateo County Mosquito and Vector Control District's website and listen to an audio file where you will learn how you can protect yourself and your family from West Nile Virus.
If you like watching softball games and are interested in how you can make some money while doing so, keep reading. A Scorekeeper is needed for Adult Softball, which takes place Wednesday nights starting in July. There are two games played per night, with the Scorekeeper earning $14.00 per game. If you're interested, please contact Recreation Supervisor Russ Carmick at (415) 508-2143 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Brisbane Baylands Comm. Advisory Group
Training for E.I.R. Review
Tuesday, June 19th, 7 p.m.
Note Location: Comm. Mtg. Rom, 50 Park Pl.
In Loving Memory Of
Bill L. Ellison
Brisbane Resident for 40 Years
Services: June 30th, 2pm, 348 Visitacion
As part of the City's pavement maintenance efforts, Kings Road will be slurry sealed on Monday, June 25, 2012 and Humboldt Road between Trinity Road and Placer Way will be slurry sealed on Tuesday, June 26, 2012 between 9 AM and 5 PM. During these time windows, the street will be closed to all traffic, and no parking on the street will be allowed.
Installation of thermoplastic striping will occur at least a week after the slurry seal placement. Another notice will be provided, as no parking will be allowed while the striping is performed.
“No Parking” signs will be placed along Kings Road and the project segment of Humboldt Road at least 72 hours prior to the start of work. The contractor will also notify residents with a letter and door hangers. The signs will indicate the date and times for which road closures will be in place and parking on the street will be restricted.
Should you plan to use your vehicle during construction periods when on-street parking has been prohibited, please make arrangements to park your vehicle on an adjacent street. Due to the street closures, motorists are advised to expect delays at each location and area asked to take alternate routes around the work areas.
Please contact the Public Works Department at 415-508-2130 if you have any questions.
The Brisbane Library is pleased to announce its newest program, "Baby Bounce and Rhyme Time". Combining singing, dancing, reading, and playing, "Baby Bounce and Rhyme Time" is a great way to connect with your young child. This program is specifically for babies ages 0-18 months (although older children are welcome too!). Using babies’ unique ways of learning about the world, you and your child will explore familiar nursery rhymes as well as some new ones. There will also be a variety of board books available so that parents or caretakers can read to their baby.
Studies have shown that many of the reading problems children struggle with could have been avoided or corrected during their early childhood. As such, the Brisbane Library created "Baby Bounce and Rhyme Time" to introduce small children to the joy of word play, reading, and songs. Songs and chants are a particularly great way to show babies what fun language can be. Studies have shown that children who are comfortable with manipulating language through rhymes become better readers. By being a part of "Baby Bounce and Rhyme Time", you will not only have a fantastic time with your child but you will be helping them get a great start in life!
"Baby Bounce and Rhyme Time" takes place at the Brisbane Library (250 Visitacion Ave., Brisbane) on the following Thursdays at 1:15pm -
- June 14
- June 28
- July 12
- July 26
- August 9
If you have any questions, please call the Brisbane Library at 415-467-2060.
Enjoy and have fun checking out this newest program by the Brisbane Library!
It's looking like it's going to be a BEAUTIFUL day for the Brisbane Farmers' Market - come on out and pick up your farm-fresh, locally grown fruits and veggies, fresh-baked breads, French pastries, kettle corn, hummus and spreads, cheeses, fresh fish, and much, much more! Today's market will feature a new jewelry vendor, Jewelry by Geri, so make sure to check out her designs. Also - don't forget to drop your name into the plastic container at the Information Booth for a chance to be the lucky winner of the weekly market basket - chock full of items from each of the vendors. It's all happening today in the Community Park (11 Old County Rd., Brisbane) from 3pm - 7pm. Don't miss it!
The sun’s shining and school’s nearly out…which means summer – and Concerts in the Park – will be arriving shortly! Check out the following line-up, and plan to attend each Friday starting August 24th from 5:45pm – 8:30pm, as each performance is sure to be a foot-stompin’, hand-clappin’, sing-a-long good time!
August 24th – Stompy Jones (Swing)
August 31st – The California Cowboys (Country Western)
September 7th – The Cocktail Monkeys (80s and Funk)
September 14th – The Houserockers (Rock and Soul)
September 21st – The Hot Rods (50s and 60s)
September 28th – The Sun Kings (Beatles Tribute Band)
September 30th (Sunday, 2pm-4pm) – The Al Molina Sextet feat. Jeff Oster (Jazz)
All performances will take place under the Gazebo in the Community Park (11 Old County Rd.) so make sure to come early and grab a spot on the grass!
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 Construction Co.
Golden State Lumber
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
* The deadline to become a Sponsor for the 2012 Concerts in the Park is Friday, June 29th at 1:00pm. If you’re interested, please contact Caroline Cheung at (415) 508-2157 or email@example.com.
Update 6/18: In case you missed the training session this past Saturday, a recording can be viewed here.
Are you interested in the Brisbane Baylands? The much-anticipated draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) is scheduled to be published this summer. Join in with your neighbors in a FREE TRAINING on environmental impact reports. At this training you will learn about the environmental review process, how to read this technical document, and how you can effectively participate in the decision-making process. Thank you to all who responded to the Draft EIR Survey, which has helped the workshop facilitators prepare an effective training session for the Community.
The training session will be held on Saturday, June 16, 2012 from 12:00pm to 3:00pm in the Community Meeting Room at City Hall (50 Park Place, Brisbane).
We'd love to see you there but if you can't make it down to City Hall that day, the event will be televised on live Cable Channel 27* and webcast on the Live Streaming page.
More information on this training will be coming in the next several weeks through the City's website and the next edition of the Brisbane CityNews. For the latest information on the Baylands, check in on the City's Baylands webpage.
* Due to the workshop taking place during the time the June 11th Council Meeting would have been replayed, that meeting replay has been scheduled to take place at 5:00pm. The June 13th Council Meeting Replay will occur on Sunday June 17th at 12:00pm and again at 6:00pm.
On June 4th, City staff was informed that Brisbane had been one of 25 communities selected nationwide to receive a $20,000 from Dr. Pepper Snapple Group and KaBOOM!, the national non-profit dedicated to saving play for children in America. This grant will be used for the new Community Park Playground. According to Mayor Cliff Lentz, “We are ecstatic to have been selected as one the recipients of this grant, as it will ensure a new playground is built in the Community’s central park by the end of 2012. And it was equally exciting that Brisbane was given first-time recognition by KaBOOM! as being a Playful City!”. Click here to read the entire press release of this wonderful announcement!
8th Annual San Mateo County
Disaster Preparedness Day
Sat., June 9th, 10-2 pm, SM. Co. Event Ctr.
Arrive Before 11 am for Free Admission & Parking
S.J. Earthquake A.Y.S.O. Night
June 30th anf August 11th
Tickets/Info (650) 346-4699
In Loving Memory of
Irene F. Hansen
102 years old & 65 year Brisbane Resident
Save the Date
Citywide Yard Sale
July 28th, 2012
Registration forms available in the Library
A free citywide training session on the CEQA process and EIRs will be held on Saturday, June 16th from 12pm - 3pm in the Community Meeting Room at City Hall - 50 Park Place, Brisbane. To make this session as useful as possible, the City needs your help. Please complete this survey so that the City's training team can design a training session that will best serve the Community's needs and interests. Your assistance in completing the survey by Monday, June 11th is greatly appreciated. Again, click the link above link to be taken to the survey. Thank you in advance for your participation!
With the rain that fell earlier today, the contractor will return at the end of the month to complete the slurry sealing which had been last scheduled to occur on June 5 and 6 on Kings and Humboldt. Please watch for new notices as to when exactly that will occur and make sure to move your vehicle appropriately at that time. We apologize for the confusion and thank you in advance for your attention to this matter!
UPDATE 6/8 11:27AM
Excerpt from a CBS 5 article:
"An estimated 10-20 homes in the Harold Road area of Brisbane were threatened at one point during the fire, but despite strong winds none were damaged, Delay said. There were no injuries, and the cause of the fire, which started right next to Bayshore Boulevard, remains under investigation.
Most of the land burned by the fire San Mateo County parkland, part of San Bruno Mountain State and County Park, Delay said.
The fire caused a power outage affecting an estimated 1,350 customers in parts of Brisbane and South San Francisco after it damaged an underground switch around 1:37 p.m., according to PG&E spokesman J.D. Guidi. All affected customers in the area were expected to have their power restored by 7:30 p.m.
However, Guidi noted that a power line had also fallen in the area, causing a second and unrelated power outage affecting around 790 customers around 4:30 p.m. Customers affected by the second outage were expected to have their power restored by later Saturday evening."
UPDATE 6/4 9:27AM
Power was completely restored to all homes late Saturday. The cause of the fire is under investigation by CalFire, and the City is awaiting a final incident report from PG&E. More details will be provided when that information is known.
UPDATE 6/2 5:34PM
Fire Incident Commander reports the fire is 80% contained. Emergency and clean-up equipment is expected to remain onsite for at least another 90 minutes, which necessitates Bayhore remain closed in the area of the fire.
PG&E advises that service is restored to all but 21 customers.
At approximately 1:30 PM reports of a fire near Bayshore at the southern city limits were received. This was presumed to have started due to a downed power line, which may also be responsible for the failure of two transformers on San Bruno Avenue. The fire has burned 7-10 acres and is 50% contained. The fire is being handled as a third alarm, with forces from South San Francisco, CalFire, and NCFA actively engaged. In addition to the 18 engines responding, CalFire aircraft also deployed to drop fire retardant.
The downed transformers and the need to isolate the electric circuit for firefighter safety has left many homes and businesses in Brisbane without power.
There is no current plan to recommend any evacuations in Brisbane.
If you have not already done so, please sign up to receive emergency alerts through SMC Alert. It’s a free service where you can register to receive text messages sent to you on your phone and/or e-mail. If warranted, further updates will be provided to the Community through SMC Alert as well as the City’s website.
It seems like with each passing week, there is an even wider selection at the Brisbane Farmers' Market for residents and employees of Brisbane to choose from. And yesterday's market couldn't have had better weather for a late afternoon market.
New vendor Neufeld Farms offers plenty of stone fruits, where you can mix and match apricots, plums, yellow and white peaches, along with nectarines for $2.50/lb. They will be at the market weekly!
Nut 'n Bean's Chief Nut Katie and Prez Bean Yvonne have been at the Brisbane Market since Day 1, and continue to offer new varieties of their specialty nut butters, hummus, dips and spreads - you'll be wowed by their flavors when you put that sample spoon in your mouth!
Nearly every market has featured a musician, which adds to the atmosphere of the Brisbane Market. If you're interested in playing for your Community, please contact Jerry at 650-290-. He's currently looking for local Brisbane musicians!
Be sure to submit a slip at the Information Booth for a chance to win a market basket filled with goodies from many of the vendors. A phone call is made each week between 6:45pm - 7:00pm to inform the lucky winner. You DO NOT need to be present to win.
Beckmann's granola is extraordinary! It's $7.50 per bag. Try it in yogurt! It's spectacular on its own as well.
Pretzel's from Crepe & Brioche are hard to stop from eating once a bite has been taken. Perfectly salted on the outside, and nice and soft inside. Toast it up with some mustard - your tastebuds will thank you.
Keep supporting the market to ensure that the vendors keep coming back! Having a farmers' market is truly an added benefit to this Community, and we want to make sure it sticks around!
The City of Brisbane’s annual weed abatement of its public property begins Monday, June 4, 2012. Our contractor is scheduled to perform this work as shown below during the month of June:
Week of 6/04/2012
Glen Park Way, Lake Street, Annis Road, Thomas Avenue, Tulare Avenue, 1000 block of San Bruno Avenue (the back side)
Week of 6/11/2012
Kings Road, Trinity Road, Humboldt Road, San Mateo Lane
Week of 6/18/12
Santa Clara Street, San Benito Street, Placer Way, Sierra Point Road, 500 block of Visitacion
Week of 6/25/12
San Bruno Avenue (up to the 700 block), Alvarado Street, Mono Street, Klamath Street, Mendocino Street, Monterey Street, Mariposa Street, Inyo Street, Solano Street
Week of 6/4/12
Old Quarry Road Trail
Week of 6/11/12
Crocker Park Recreation Trail
Week of 6/18/12
Remaining Railroad Spurs
This work is being performed in compliance with North County Fire Authority regulations. Schedule is subject to change. A flyer with this information can be viewed by clicking here. If you have any questions, please contact Diane Cannon at 415-508-2130.
The San Mateo Countywide Water Pollution Prevention Program will hold a tabling event and exhibit at the 2012 San Mateo County Fair, June 9 - 17, 2012. The program is a combined effort of all cities and the unincorporated areas of San Mateo County, working to prevent water pollution in local creeks, rivers, the Bay and the ocean. Come and check out how you can properly dispose household chemicals, make safe household cleansers, as well as other valuable insights. For more information, click here to view the flyer.
The Annual Dog park
Clean Up Day
Sat., June 2, 9 am, City Hall Pkg. Lot
Information (415) 716-0940
Save The Date - Citywide Yard Sale
July 28th, 2012
Registration forms available in the library
Brisbane Parks & Recreation Dept.
Resident Only Lottery Deadline May 22
At their May 7, 2012 meeting, the City Council unanimously approved the recommended design of the Community Park’s new playground by Miracle Playsystems, the Mothers of Brisbane’s Fundraising Strategy, use of the available funding resources, and staff putting site preparation out to bid. The demolition and off-haul of the current structure and sand (being re-purposed for sand bags) will start after the Fourth of July holiday weekend (July 7-8), thanks to the graciousness of the Brisbane Lions Club. Their work over the span of a couple weekends will save the City $9,000 in total estimated project costs.
The approved design is shown above, which the Parks and Recreation Commission voted to recommend to the City Council at their March 14, 2012 meeting. As you can see, there are some familiar features, such as the large twisty slide and sand, but the design also boasts more new features, such as a dedicated water element for sand and water play, climbing rocks and other strength-building apparatuses, shaded play towers, an enclosed bridge with safety netting, poured-in-place rubber surfacing, and a 3-bay swing set featuring two tot swings, two regular swings, and two therapeutic swings. Near the swing set will be a low seat wall, which, on its vertical sides will feature gold stars with the names of all those who have chosen to donate towards the playground (donations over $1,000 will be honored in a special section on the seat wall).
The Mothers of Brisbane have a goal to raise $17,000 to close the funding gap, but if more than that is raised through the selling of gold stars, it will just mean more resources will then be available for other play initiatives in Brisbane. So get your tax-deductible star orders forms in by the deadline of July 1, 2012 – and see your name in stars when the new playground is unveiled to the Community in mid-late September!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!