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Concerts in the Park

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The Concert banner's been hung...the weather's getting's time to invite your neighbors and your friends to join you at the Concerts in the Park!  The series kicks off Friday, August 24th at 5:45pm with Stompy Jones.  Click here to see the entire line-up.  Patricia Rohn will be MC'ing the Concerts once again, and there will be a couple pre-concert events.  On August 24th, Zumba instructor, Isa, will be give a 15-minute demonstration of her class, with the performance by Stompy Jones immediately following.  On September 14th, the Brisbane AYSO soccer teams will be introduced by coach Chris York, with The Houserockers' performance immediately following.  Be sure to grab a space on the lawn...but not too far away.  T-shirts (Youth L through XL) will be tossed out from the gazebo each week to 5 lucky Concert attendees.  We look forward to seeing you at the Concerts!

Playground Update Week 4

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Thursday morning proved to be quite a spectacle at the Park, that is, if you take a particular interest in cement being poured.  30 cubic yards of it was brought in by a few different trucks, where it was transferred into a bin with a large hose that terminated at the site of the seat wall.  A couple men needed to help hold the hose, while another positioned the hose to fill in the seat wall, and another followed up with inserting a concrete vibrator to ensure there weren't any air pockets being left behind.  Take a look at the following few photos depicting the process:

Just this morning, the cement had dried enough for the concrete forms to be removed.  Next up will be the placing of 157 gold stars, representing all those who have given generously to the new playground.  A Build Day is being scheduled for a Saturday in late September.  If you would like to help on this day, please let Caroline know by e-mailing her at  Thank you for taking a special interest in seeing and helping the Community Park Playground get replaced!

Farmers' Market Update

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If you pass by Valley Dr. on Bayshore, you may have noticed 2 new banners announcing the Farmers' Market in the Community Park.  This is in effort to raise awareness amongst the business community that this resource is available every Thursday and is literally a stone's throw away from their place of business.  We hope to see more Brisbane employees out shopping once they're off work!

Coming out to the farmers' market would be especially beneficial for Brisbane businesses on August 30th - not only can they fill up their week's worth of fresh produce, spreads, and baked goods - a representative from the Peninsula Traffic Congestion Relief Alliance will be at the market from 3:30pm - 6:00pm, letting all those who visit her booth know about the Brisbane shuttles and commute options.  She will also be distributing applications for the $60 gas cards for carpoolers and $25 gas cards for schoolpoolers, not to mention free transit passes for new riders and incentives for Peninsula employers too.  And if you're a bicycle commuter, stop by the Alliance table and get a San Mateo County Bike Map and assorted bike-safety related items.

There is also the weekly drawing for a free basket from the farmers' market - enter by dropping in your name and number into the fish bowl at the WCFMA Information Booth located in the center of the lawn.  You do NOT need to be present to win.

Lastly, if you enjoyed the music of Al Fabrizio, you'll be happy to hear he'll be back.  Next week, though, you can expect to hear the sound of steel drums filling the atmosphere while you shop.  Enjoy the market!

Signboard Postings

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Posted 8/7/2012

Brisbane Library
Baby Sign Language Class
Tuesdays, Aug. 14 - Sept., 25, 11 am - 12 pm
FREE CLASS, Register at the Library


Ride the Brisbane Shuttle

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Ever find yourself in the situation where you want to take care of business but may not have the wheels at-hand to be able to do so?  Well the Brisbane/Bayshore Senior Shuttle may solve that problem (and you don't have to be a Senior to ride).  Just hop aboard (you also don't need a shuttle pass to ride this community shuttle) and the driver of that shuttle, Grimaldo, will take you to Tanforan Shopping Center or even Serramonte Mall.  He'll even stop at some of the stores around Tanforan, such as Staples and Lucky, if requested. 

Pick-up times at the Brisbane Post Office stop (at Old County & San Francisco) are 10:15am, 12:15pm, and 2:15pm, Monday - Friday.  (The other shuttle stop in town is at the corner of San Benito and Sierra Point, with the pick-up times being generally a couple minutes later).  The Tanforan drop-off and pick-up location is the side entrance of Sears (near the Sears Auto Body Shop).  Pick-up times to return back to Brisbane are 11:30am, 1:30pm, and 3:15pm, Monday - Friday.  Riders are encouraged to give Grimaldo a call, so he's aware you'll be needing a ride.  He can be reached on his cell phone at (415) 740-9458.  Note: a Brisbane Shuttle Pass is required for the shuttles that run to BART and Caltrain.  If you don't yet have a pass, come down to the Finance Counter at City Hall with valid proof of residency, such as a water or PG&E bill, and you'll get set up to take advantage of all of the shuttles in town.  For more information about how to get places like the Balboa Park Bart Station or the Bayshore Caltrain station, please click here.

Playground Update Week 3

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Every week there is more visual progress being made on the Community Park Playground Replacement Project.  This past week, local contractor Mike Glynn was focused on what has been referred to as "Phase II" of the project, or where the swings will be installed.  A major part of that area is the 72 ft. long seat wall, which will feature 156 gold stars total, bearing the names of residents and businesses who generously donated towards the project.  The City is fortunate to have been able to work closely with the Mothers of Brisbane on the fundraising aspect of the project, with a grand total of $27,160.00 being raised!  That is more than $10,000 over the Mothers of Brisbane's original fundraising goal...and a testament of how much the Community supported the old playground being replaced.  With that, enjoy a few pictures from the week, which show concrete forms and rebar being installed at the straight part of the seat wall, the completed concrete form for the curvilinear seat wall, and Phase I being leveled after being filled with the appropriate amount of base rock. 

Next Tuesday, the concrete for the seat wall will be poured, with the stars themselves applied towards the middle of the month.  Stay tuned!

Data from FAA

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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has agreed to provide the City of Brisbane with data detailing the aircraft that depart from San Francisco International Airport and that fly through a circle that the FAA has created for analytical and operational purposes, located over the City of Brisbane, as shown in the left-hand image. The circle has a diameter of 1 nautical mile.  The FAA’s objective is to avoid having aircraft penetrate the circle if possible given safety and other operational constraints. 

This data is provided to the City by the FAA to assist in understanding how well this objective is being achieved over time.  Thus, it is expected by Brisbane that the FAA will update this data regularly.  This page will be available for the public to view by clicking on "FAA Data" in the bottom footer found on each page of the website, under the "Connections" column.  Click here to be taken to the page now.

"Spirit of Sacramento"

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At their July 23rd meeting, the City Council approved the Charter Boat Agreement between the City and John Stahl for his operation of charters and events out of the Brisbane Marina through the Spirit of Sacramento. The 88' Paddlewheel river boat will reside between either the guest dock - for the boarding and disembarking of passengers, and the end-tie of Dock 2 - for mooring purposes.  The Spirit of Sacramento will be available for more than just charter boat trips, though spaces on-board are already being offered for the America's Cup Competition in late August and early October).  The spacious boat can also accommodate events such as weddings, birthdays, class reunions, corporate events, private parties, and dinner & dancing events.  Stay tuned for more information on an upcoming open house.  In the meantime, you can check out the website, for more details about Brisbane's newest way to enjoy the San Francisco Bay.

SPCA Trap Set

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Late Friday afternoon, the City was alerted of a tannish pit bull mix which had been spotted near Mission Blue Drive and Monach Blvd.  All conventional methods of containing the dog were attempted but were not unsuccessful.  Therefore, a trap is being set up right now by the Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA in that area in an attempt to rescue the dog and return it to its owner.  In order to have the SPCA's trap be as effective as possible, please do not disturb it.  Note: this dog does not appear to be human- or dog-aggressive and is content to be left alone.  But if you happen to spot it, please contact the Brisbane Dispatch Line at 467-1212 and ask to speak with any officer on duty.  Also, in order for the trap to be effective, please do not leave food out for the dog.  Thank you.

Signboard Postings

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Posted 8/4/2012

Brisbane Parks& Recreation Dept.   
Fall Programs, Classes, & Sports
Registration Opens Aug. 7

Posted 7/30/2012

In Loving Memory Of
Susan McCurry
Service Info: (415) 656-3045