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Prom Dress Drive

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Donate your gently used formal dress to the Brisbane Library during the month of February and make dreams come true for a girl in need. 

All dresses will be distributed by the San Mateo County Human Services Agency at the 2015 Rise Above empowerment conference for teen girls.

(The following libraries will also be collecting dress donations: Atherton, Belmont, East Palo Alto, Foster City, Half Moon Bay, Millbrae, Pacifica Sanchez, Pacifica Sharp Park, Portola Valley, San Carlos, and Woodside.)

Native Plant Sale

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San Bruno Mountain Watch will be hosting a Native Plant Sale at the Mission Blue Nursery (3401 Bayshore Blvd., Brisbane) on Saturday, February 21st from 9am - 2pm.  Click here to view the updated Plant Sale List, directions to the Nursery, and how you can still buy plants even if you're unable to make it to the sale event!  All proceeds from the sale support the work of San Bruno Mountain Watch (www.mountainwatch.org).

Tot Lot Re-opened 2/10

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UPDATE - Friday, February 13 at 12pm - The Tot Lot re-opened earlier this week (2/10) upon completion of the re-coating project.

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The Tot Lot is currently closed due to a light touch-up of the previous re-coating project.  The temporary closure was originally scheduled so the Tot Lot would be available for the public’s use on the weekend.  Unfortunately, when the painter arrived she discovered more areas needed repair than anticipated; moisture conditions also interrupted her work.  Both of these issues created a delay that will be extended until the middle of next week.  We thank you for your patience as this work is being completed and the new paint dries! 

Signboard Postings

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Posted 2/13/2015


Mothers of Brisbane
Kid's and Women's
Clothing Sale
Sun., Feb. 22nd, 1- 4 pm, Comm. Ctr.


Posted 2/9/2015


Brisbane Library
Kids Book Club
Fri., Feb 13, 4 pm, 250 Visitacion
Join in on discussion and fun activities


Kevin Fryer Photography Show
"A View of Brisbane"
February through March at City Hall
Artist Reception Wed., Feb. 11, 6-8pm 


Live at Mission Blue Presents
Blumenstock
Saturday, Feburary 14, Miss. Blue Ctr.
Info/Tix: www.LiveAtMissionBlue.com

February 2015 Citynews

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Click here to read the February 2015 Citynews.

HIP Housing Provider Appeal

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Do you know anyone looking for a housemate or renter, or trying to rent out a room in their home? HIP Housing’s non-profit Home Sharing program can help make that a safe, comfortable process. HIP Housing has given free, long-term support to those who need it most in San Mateo County for 42 years.  This is especially important now, as San Mateo County has become one of the most expensive areas to live in within the United States.  The need for extra income is a common one, and renting out a room in your home is a great way to reduce costs and help your community. Click here to view a current partial list of persons seeking housing.  Click here to view a current partial list of shared housing opportunities within the County.  Find more information contact 650-348-6660 x303 or visit www.hiphousing.org

Signboard Postings

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Posted 2/2/2015


Water Bills Are
Due Feb. 5th


13th Annual
Brisbane Artist Evening
of Sharing
Sat., Deb. 7, 7:30 pm, Miss. Blue Ctr.

 

February 2015 Marina News

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 Click here to read the February 2015 Marina Newsletter

New LED Traffic Control Signs

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A few drivers have reported that the turn from Sierra Point Parkway on to Lagoon Way can be a little challenging at night.  City staff reviewed the possibility of installing streetlights at this location, but the conditions present do not meet Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) standards for light installation.  In an effort to provide better visual cues for drivers, the City recently installed LED stop signs in both directions on Sierra Point Parkway that will flash under low light conditions. 

In addition to this cue for drivers leaving the freeway and those coming north on Sierra Point Parkway, the contractor also installed white reflective pavement edge delineators on the north side of Lagoon Way, as well as new yellow reflective pavement markers on the double yellow center lane lines of Lagoon Way.  These last two upgrades are intended to give drivers better cues for the roadway’s boundaries  from the reflections created by headlights.  And best of all, no overhead light poles means no possibility of disturbing the many nesting birds who frequent the Lagoon!

The City also installed a flashing LED fire station warning sign at the entrance to Station 81 on Bayshore Blvd.  Truck drivers all too frequently drive into the station looking for a place to turn their rigs around, and block the engine in its bay until they have completed that maneuver.  This signal will flash 24/7 to give drivers every opportunity to realize that they should not be using this area as a turnaround.  Here's to added safety on the roads as well as the community's overall safety with the fire engine able to leave the station at a moment's notice and respond properly to an emergency.

Thinking of Going Solar?

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At their November 6, 2014 City Council meeting, the Council approved the City being a participating agency of "Peninsula SunShares", a community-wide program designed to make it easier and more affordable for residents to go solar.  This spring (April - June), the City is partnering with neighboring communities including local nonprofit Vote Solar, the program's administrator, to launch a solar group discount program for homeowners.  So, whether you live or work in Brisbane, you'll be eligible to receive these discounts. 

Peninsula SunShares will pool the power of individual homeowner participants, which allows the solar industry to offer more competitive pricing, typically 20-25% below market rate. If the program reaches certain participation targets, Peninsula Sunshares will also offer additional rebates for increased savings to homeowners. 

What's needed now?  Help in spreading the word!  If you, your employer and/or your community organization would like more information about Peninsula SunShares, then Vote Solar wants to know.  They'll make it easy by providing marketing materials, leading information events and managing the Request for Proposals (RFP) process.  If you'd like to be included in future e-mail communications from Vote Solar, then let Caroline Cheung know by e-mailing her at ccheung@ci.brisbane.ca.us .  Here's to an easy way to show our commitment to the health and sustainability of the Brisbane community!