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Brisbane Farmers' Market

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Yesterday was a fantastic day at the Brisbane Farmers' Market, weather-wise.  It was also special in that there were a couple new vendors on-site, having heard of the Brisbane Market and the warmth and sense of pride this Community has.  One of those new vendors was Organo Gold Coffee, a purveyor of fine coffees and teas - which make for the perfect after-dinner beverage.  Be sure to sample their beverages if you haven't already!

Brisbane resident Pete Davis and his son Kaii are ready to supply you with raw Brisbane honey - and it's all from Brisbane!  Their mini honey bear containers are only $3 and would make a great little gift for a friend or neighbor.

Have you entered your name yet to win a weekly basket, chock full of items from each of the vendors?  If not, be sure to drop your name into the jar next time, as this is a weekly free giveaway. You do not need to be present to win.

Lastly, look for "Moola Money" on the next edition of the City STAR, dropping in mailboxes the first week of August.  On the front cover will be a Moola Dollar, which can be clipped and used as cash at any one of the vendors at an upcoming market.  Keep on the look-out for your Moola Money and be sure to bring it with you the next time you shop the market!

Striping on Kings & Humboldt

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UPDATE 7/16, 4:16pm: The contractor completed all the striping work today for the slurry seal project, so residents can park as normal tomorrow.  Thank you for your cooperation!


With Kings and a part of Humboldt having been slurry sealed at the end of June, it's now time for striping work to be completed.  This work is scheduled to last two days only; therefore, please remove any vehicles from Kings on Monday, July 16th and Humboldt (between Trinity and Placer) on Tuesday, July 17th.  Thank you in advance for your cooperation and understanding!

Signboard Postings

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Posted 7/13/2012

Brisbane Baylands Comm. Advisory Group
Updates on Kinder-Morgan Tank Farm from A.
Karpowicz, SF Bay Water Board and Schlage
Site from Mary Hashem, Brownfiled Partners
Tues., July 17, 7-9 pm, Comm. Ctr.

Posted 7/11/2012

Friends of the Brisbane Library
Citywide Yard Sale Reminder
Submit forms by July 21st to be on the Map

Posted 7/10/2012

Brisbane Parks & Recreation Dept.
Music Together Classes
Fun Parent & Child Music Classes
Start Wed., July 25, Info: 508-2143

"Sharing Artists Sharing"

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The Brisbane Public Library is proud to present an evening with the filmmaker and artists featured in “Sharing Artists Sharing,” the upcoming documentary about Brisbane Artists, their art and their lives in Brisbane, California. 

This special event will feature discussion, presentations of new material and ‘behind the scenes’ footage by filmmaker Keith Moreau, as well as brief presentations by some of the cast of the film, including artist Beth Grossman, filmmaker David Brown, Brisbane Dance Workshop founder Camille Salmon, harpsichord maker Kevin Fryer, harpsichordist JungHae Kim, and Singer-Songwriter Jeff Cotton.

In addition the Brisbane Library will be unveiling a very special display that will reside in the library, highlighting “Sharing Artists Sharing” and local artists.

The event is scheduled for Tuesday, July 17th from 7:00pm to 8:30pm at the Brisbane Public Library (250 Visitacion Ave., Brisbane), and the public is welcome. For more information, contact Carine Risley,

2012 Summer Playground Challenge

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KaBOOM!'s 2012 Summer Playground Challenge has officially launched! Get started on rating playgrounds you visit by downloading their Tag! mobile app, available on both iOS and Android:

iPhone | Android

Everyone who registers on Tag! will be automatically registered for the Challenge, and as soon as you begin sharing playground photos, you'll be entered into their first weekly drawing. The more you share, the better your chances of winning!

Here's what's up for grabs this week:

  • One (1) $100 ToysRUs gift card
  • Four (4) $25 Barnes & Noble gift cards
  • Five (5) $10 Ben & Jerry's gift cards
  • Five (5) iPod shuffles

And remember, every playground photo you submit via their Tag! app will earn you points and badges toward one of their three Grand Prizes -- a week-long trip for two to Washington, DC!

If you can't participate using their mobile app, you can still share photos online on their Map of Play. You won't be eligible for their weekly drawings but you can qualify for their Grand Prize. To participate this way, please enter the Challenge by completing these two easy steps:

  1. Sign up for an account on their Map of Play (if you have a KaBOOM! account, you are already signed up and can skip this step)
  2. Send a blank email to Portia Obeng, Program Outreach Coordinator, by clicking here

Now, get thee to the playground!

Brisbane Farmers' Market

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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.

Signboard Postings

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Posted 7/6/2012

In Loving Memory Of
Thomas B. Gonzales
Svcs:  Mon., July 9, 11 am, Our Lady Of Guadalupe

Posted 7/5/2012

Brisbane Parks & Recreation Dept.
Arts and Crafts Fair
Sat., Oct. 6, 10 am - 5 pm, Comm. Park
To Reserve A Table:   (415) 508-2143

Posted 7/4/2012

Happy 4th of July!

Posted 7/2/2012

Ray Nowakowski
Gone Fishin'
"Give a man to fish and he will eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime."

Playground Structure Demolition

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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.

July 2012 CityNews

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Click here to read the July 2012 CityNews.

Signboard Postings

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Posted 6/26/2012

Fireworks are Dangerous and
Illegal in Brisbane