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Posted 2/23/2012

Brisbane Parks & Recreation Dept.
Mens & Co-ed Softball
Registration Deadline:  March 19th
Information (415) 508-2143

Brisbane Parks & Recreation Dept.
Softball Scorekeeper Wanted
Tuesdays and Wednesday Nights, $14.00/game
To Apply Call (415) 508-2143

Posted 2/18/2012


San Bruno Mountain Watch
Spring 2012 Native Plant Sale
Sat., Feb. 25mm 9 am - 2 pm, Behind 3445 Bayshoe Blvd
Cash/Check Only, Please bring your own boxes

City of Brisbane
Sat., Feb. 25th, 7:30 pm, Mission Blue Ctr.

Mission Blue Native Plant Nursery

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On Saturday, February 25th from 9:00am - 2:00pm, the Mission Blue Native Plant Nursery will be selling exclusively plants native to San Bruno Mountain.  San Bruno Mountain Watch operates the nursery in cooperation with Friends of San Bruno Mountain.  Proceeds benefit the Mountain and San Bruno Mountain Watch's stewardship volunteer programs. All plants are grown from seeds or cuttings collected by permit on San Bruno Mountain.  A Spring 2012 Native Plant Sale List is available by clicking here.  Cash or check only.  Bring your own boxes and click here if you need directions to the nursery.

Bay Bridge Westbound Closure

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Westbound lanes to San Francisco will be closed from 8 p.m. on Friday until 5 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 21, so that construction crews can demolish part of the old bridge and begin building the approach to the new span. Eastbound traffic will not be affected. After the closing, there will be what Caltrans calls “a slight detour” after the toll plaza.

Source: The Bay Citizen (

Starting tonight at 8:00pm, the Bay Bridge westbound span towards San Francisco will be closed, reopening at 5:00am on Tuesday, February 21st.  The eastbound span will remain open during the closure.  An app for the iPod, iPad, and iPhone, titled "Bay Bridge Explorer", has been developed to give motorists an idea of how the new east span of the Bridge Bridge will feel when it opens Labor Day Weekend 2013.  The new east span is being built alongside the old east span, which is 75 years old and slated for removal.  Click here for more information and download the app.

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Posted 2/15/2012

Brisbane Elementary School
Kindergarten Registration
Is Now Open, Mon-Fri, 9-1 pm and 2-4pm
500 San Bruno Ave, Info (415) 467-0120

Posted 2/12/2012

Live at Mission Blue Presents
Music of the 17th Century
w/ Jung Hae Kim and Kevin Cooper
Sat. Feb. 18th, 7:30 pm, Mission Blue Ctr.


Artists Evening of Sharing

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Come by Mission Blue Center (475 Mission Blue Drive, Brisbane) on Saturday, February 25th at 7:30pm to enjoy a showcase of local Brisbane art, presented by the artists themselves.  There is no admission fee, just come and enjoy! 

There will be an Arts Advocate Reception during Intermission.  Refreshments will be served.

Thank you to our Brisbane Police Officers who help coordinate the Holiday Canned Food Drive and will again be ensuring that all the canned and packaged foods collected at the Artists Evening of Sharing are distributed to Brisbane residents in need.

"No Deposit, No Return"

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Everywhere we turn, technology seems to have advanced lightyears ahead.  While those strides continue to take place, it's nice to be able to take a look back to see how far we've come as a society...and in such a short amount of time.  A fine example of this can be found in the KRON-TV documentary, "No Deposit, No Return", produced in 1965 as part of the station's Biography Series.  Brisbane resident Michele Salmon brought a DVD copy to Councilmember Conway who shared it with city staff.  Upon viewing it, it was seen that the sound and audio quality were not of optimal quality.  Therefore the original 16mm film of "No Deposit, No Return" was traced down to SF State University's TV Archives Dept., and in the able hands of Resident Film Archivist Alex Cherian who had the know-how and tools to digitally restore the 26 minute reel of film.  The result can now be viewed by anyone on the San Francisco Bay Area Television Archive's website by clicking here.  The short film can also be seen on Ch. 27 during the month of February during the following times:


Feb. 14    8:30am, 3:30pm
Feb. 15    8:30am
Feb. 16    7:30pm
Feb. 17    8:30am
Feb. 18    2:30pm
Feb. 19    5:00pm
Feb. 20    3:30pm, 7:30pm
Feb. 21    8:30am
Feb. 22    3:30pm, 7:30pm
Feb. 23    8:30am
Feb. 24    8:30pm
Feb. 25    5:30pm
Feb. 26    8:30am
Feb. 27    7:00pm
Feb. 28    3:30pm, 7:00pm
Feb. 29    8:30am
Enjoy the newly-remastered version of "No Deposit, No Return", and see how far we've come as a COMMUNITY as well.


Strong Cities, Strong State

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The City Management Foundation (CCMF) and League of California Cities have come together to initiate a program to connect Californians to the great services that are provided in their cities, the elected leadership management team that oversees those services, and the pride city residents feel in their cities' history, traditions, and record of excellence.  It is also designed to help state leaders understand that California is strong in large measure because it has 482 strong cities - each with a unique character, history, and array of public services.

Check out Brisbane's page by clicking here, which itself was launched on Monday, January 30th - the first in San Mateo County.  You'll find project/program "Success Stories", testimonials from the business community as well as other "Key Influentials" in the City, and a good analogy of how a City Council and City Manager work together with staff to ensure the services provided to the residents and businesses in Brisbane continue to reflect the level of professionalism and care expected by those who live and work in the "City of Stars".

Plan Bay Area

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Bay Area residents can express their priorities for how our region should grow and what kind of transportation system we will need to support that growth via an online workshop sponsored by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG).

The virtual workshop, which takes just a few minutes and runs through February 15, 2012, will help the agencies decide on transportation and housing/land-use investments and policies for the nine-county region over the next 25 years. It follows the format of nine public forums that were held in each county in January as part of an ongoing outreach effort. Taking this survey helps to ensure that decisions we make today help build a region that meets the needs of current and future residents.

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Posted 2/7/2012

Francisco R. Macias
Rosary 6 pm & Mass 7 pm on 2/13 @ Church of Visitacion
Memorial 11 am on 2/12 @ Skylawn Memorial Pk.

Posted 2/6/2012

Brisbane Parks & Recreation Dept.
Youth Spring Camp
Mar. 26 - April 6, Registration Opens Feb. 14
Information:  508-2140

The Smiling Crossing Guard: 1985-1996
Dawn L. Bayne
Brisbane Citizen since 1960
Springtime Memorial Service Pending

Brisbane's LED Lights

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In September, the City completed its latest lighting upgrade, thanks to a $25,000 Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).  This upgrade took place at the Marina Shared Use Parking Lot, which serves the the City's Marina, the public fishing pier, the Harbormaster's Office, and the Sierra Point Yacht Club. 

Last year the City completed a citywide project to replace 372 high-pressure sodium vapor street lights with energy efficient LED models. That project was funded with a low-interest loan of $189,930 from the Energy Conservation Assistance Act (ECAA), which provides low-interest loans for local governments, public schools and hospitals, public care institutions and other agencies for energy efficiency and energy-producing projects. The program was administered by the California Energy Commission.

And on January 30th, Brisbane was 1 of 10 cities featured in the Forbes article, "10 California Cities Saving Money with LED Street Lights".  Check out the article, and consider using LEDs in your own home...they consume up to 80% less electricity than traditional ights.  Your electricity bill will thank you!