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Disaster Preparedness Day

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Last night's lightening and thunderstorm didn't result in any damage per se, but it's these types of natural occurrences that remind us how important it is to always be prepared in the event of a natural disaster or other emergency.  Please mark your calendars and save the date - Saturday, June 9th - for the 8th Annual San Mateo County Disaster Preparedness Day at the San Mateo County Event Center, 2495 South Delaware Street, San Mateo.

Once again, the event will be held on Opening Day of the San Mateo County Fair, from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm, and free parking and free admission to the Fair will be offered to everyone who arrives before 11:00 am that day. This is a fabulous opportunity to collect and hear about the latest emergency preparedness updates, take a short but important free CPR course and bring your friends and family to the San Mateo County Fair!  Representatives from Brisbane's own Community Emergency Volunteers (CEVs) will also be on-site passing out preparedness brochures and speaking with the public about the role of the CEV/CERT members in each community.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the office of Board President Adrienne J. Tissier at (650) 363-4572, or the Office of Emergency Services at (650) 363-4790.  Click here to view the flyer, which is also available in Spanish.

Signboard Postings

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Posted 4/13/2012

Brisbane A.Y.S.O.
Pancake  Breakfast &
Early Bird Registration
Sun., April 15, 9 am - Noon, 185 Visitacion

Posted 4/11/2012

West Coast Farmers Market Association
MARKET OPENING THURS. 4/12 | 3 pm - 7 pm
Community Park – come & shop!

Posted 4/10/2012

Brisbane Library Presents
"The Future Of Food"
A Film by Deborah Koon Garcia
Fri., Apr. 13, 7;30 pm, Miss. Blue Ctr., Free

City of Brisbane
Habitat Restoration Day
Costaños Canyon
Sat., Apr. 14, 9 am - 1 pm, Humboldt and Placer
Information 508-2118


Seeing Orange?

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If you've been out walking around town recently, you may have noticed new orange paint on some of the City's sidewalks.  You may have even seen a member of the Public Works Dept. applying the paint to the sidewalk itself.  This is routinely done so as to alert the Community of the areas of the sidewalk that over time may have become raised due to tree roots or are otherwise uneven.  The appearance of the paint may be bright, but such is done to enable individuals to be aware of that segment of sidewalk prior to it being properly repaired.  Doing so is estimated to cost over $120,000, which has been difficult to budget for in recent years.  In the interim, please use caution when out walking, and pay close attention to the areas with orange paint. 

Let's ROLL, San Mateo County!

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The Peninsula Traffic Congestion Relief Alliance is launching a new campaign that aims to reduce single-occupant vehicles and rewards those who take public transit and/or bicycle to work.  Commuters who pledge to ride BART, Caltrain or SamTrans, or bicycle to work, at least eight (8) times from April 1 to June 1, 2012 will be entered to win great prizes that include a $250 transit incentive and a folding bicycle (valued over $500). To be eligible, applicants must register by May 14th and complete the post-campaign survey by June 15th. Participants who qualify will receive a $40 transit incentive to use on BART, SamTrans or Caltrain, or a $40 gift certificate to a local bicycle shop.  If you're ready to take the pledge, click here! For complete rules and information, visit, call the Alliance office at (650) 588-8170, or email: .  

Concerts in the Park

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The Summer Concerts in the Park Series are greatly anticipated Brisbane Community events, funded entirely through the generous donations of businesses as well as local families who have come to really look forward to this late summer staple.  Already, we've seen donations come in from BiRite Foodservice Distributors, Dettmer Construction Co., F.W. Spencer & Son, Inc., Recology, and Louis Raphael, A Division of Kizan, International.  Would you like to join them in supporting this year's Concerts?  If so, please send a check payable to the City of Brisbane with "Concerts in the Park" in the memo line.  Please then send your donation to:

City of Brisbane
c/o Caroline Cheung
50 Park Place
Brisbane, CA 94005

All businesses and families who donate to the Concerts will have their company or family name featured on the banner that hangs between the two trees on Old County Rd adjacent to the Park.  Companies who donate $1,000 or more will also have their logo displayed on the banner, in addition to in all City publications such as The STAR and CityNews announcing the start of the Concerts and eventually the line-up.  But of course you don't have to give $1,000 - even $50 is much appreciated and will go towards planning of the Concerts.  Thank you in advance for thoughtfully considering supporting a popular and much-loved Brisbane Community Event!

Habitat Restoration Day

Sierra Point Design Guidelines

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Sierra Point was planned in the 1980’s as a suburban office park.  Should the remaining buildout of Sierra Point occur per the approved master plan? Or should the City modify the master plan to create different opportunities for public space and public use at Sierra Point? The issue has been under study since 2006.  The City Council hearing date originally scheduled for April 16, 2012 has been continued to a date uncertain.  This post will be updated and public notices posted once a new date is set. In the interim, information regarding the Sierra Point Design Guidelines can be found at the City of Brisbane Community Development Department or on the City's website by clicking here.

Farmers' Market in the Park

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It is with great excitement that many in Brisbane are anticipating the debut of Brisbane's first-ever farmer's market.  Here's a glimpse of the types of vendors you'll be seeing at the Community Park, along San Francisco St. and the Park's walkways as shown in the aerial map above, this Thursday, April 12th, between 3pm and 7pm.

  • J & M Ibarra Farm
  • Mellows Nursery & Farm
  • Medina Berry Farms
  • Las Hermanas C.C. Produce
  • Heirloom Organics
  • Rio de Parras Organics
  • Swank Farms
  • Bay Fresh Produce
  • Rezendiz Fruit Barn

And what's a farmers' market without some food vendors sampling their tasty offerings.  On Thursday, you'll find:

Food Vendors:

  • Nut N Bean
  • Be Happy Honey
  • Dalex (sausages, piroshkies)
  • Hummus Heaven
  • Sinbad Catering
  • Debbie Does Dinner
  • Miz Lynn's Pies
  • Yogi's Cooking
  • Kettle Corn
  • Frittle Factory
  • Grain Sweet
  • Beckmann's Bakery

Arts and Crafts:

  • Table of Light Jewelry


  • Prem Lall - San Mateo County Credit Union

Make sure to tell all your friends and even those you know who work in town...the hours of the year-round market make it convenient for them to stop by on their way home from work.  See you at the Park on Thursday!

April CityNews

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Click here to read the April CityNews.




Native Plant Gardening

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Make your garden sustainable and “green” in every sense of the word by planting California native plants. Save water, save energy, and save money. Provide habitats for birds and butterflies. Above all, add beauty and a sense of place to your garden. This lecture, taking place Tuesday, April 3rd at 7:00pm at the Brisbane Library, will be given by California Native Plant Society (CNPS) professionals and experts in native plant landscaping. The California Native Plant Society is a statewide non-profit organization of amateurs and professionals with a common interest in California’s native plants.  Take advantage of this County Library Program happening right here in Brisbane!