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Baby Bounce and Rhyme Time

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The Brisbane Library is pleased to announce its newest program, "Baby Bounce and Rhyme Time". Combining singing, dancing, reading, and playing, "Baby Bounce and Rhyme Time" is a great way to connect with your young child. This program is specifically for babies ages 0-18 months (although older children are welcome too!). Using babies’ unique ways of learning about the world, you and your child will explore familiar nursery rhymes as well as some new ones. There will also be a variety of board books available so that parents or caretakers can read to their baby.

Studies have shown that many of the reading problems children struggle with could have been avoided or corrected during their early childhood. As such, the Brisbane Library created "Baby Bounce and Rhyme Time" to introduce small children to the joy of word play, reading, and songs. Songs and chants are a particularly great way to show babies what fun language can be. Studies have shown that children who are comfortable with manipulating language through rhymes become better readers. By being a part of "Baby Bounce and Rhyme Time", you will not only have a fantastic time with your child but you will be helping them get a great start in life!

"Baby Bounce and Rhyme Time" takes place at the Brisbane Library (250 Visitacion Ave., Brisbane) on the following Thursdays at 1:15pm -

  • June 14
  • June 28
  • July 12
  • July 26
  • August 9

If you have any questions, please call the Brisbane Library at 415-467-2060. 

Enjoy and have fun checking out this newest program by the Brisbane Library!

Farmers' Market

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It's looking like it's going to be a BEAUTIFUL day for the Brisbane Farmers' Market - come on out and pick up your farm-fresh, locally grown fruits and veggies, fresh-baked breads, French pastries, kettle corn, hummus and spreads, cheeses, fresh fish, and much, much more!  Today's market will feature a new jewelry vendor, Jewelry by Geri, so make sure to check out her designs.  Also - don't forget to drop your name into the plastic container at the Information Booth for a chance to be the lucky winner of the weekly market basket - chock full of items from each of the vendors.  It's all happening today in the Community Park (11 Old County Rd., Brisbane) from 3pm - 7pm.  Don't miss it!

Signboard Postings

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Posted 6/14/2012

North County Fire Authority
It's Fire Season
Cut Down All Weeds by Sunday June 17
Final Deadline!

Posted 6/11/2012

City of Brisbane
Community E.I.R. Training
for Baylands Project
Sat., June 16th, Noon-3 pm, 50 Park Pl

Concerts in the Park

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The sun’s shining and school’s nearly out…which means summer – and Concerts in the Park – will be arriving shortly!  Check out the following line-up, and plan to attend each Friday starting August 24th from 5:45pm – 8:30pm, as each performance is sure to be a foot-stompin’, hand-clappin’, sing-a-long good time!

August 24thStompy Jones (Swing)
August 31stThe California Cowboys (Country Western)
September 7thThe Cocktail Monkeys (80s and Funk)
September 14thThe Houserockers (Rock and Soul)
September 21stThe Hot Rods (50s and 60s)
September 28thThe Sun Kings (Beatles Tribute Band)
September 30th (Sunday, 2pm-4pm) – The Al Molina Sextet feat. Jeff Oster (Jazz)

All performances will take place under the Gazebo in the Community Park (11 Old County Rd.) so make sure to come early and grab a spot on the grass!

Thank you to all our Sponsors*, who made the 2012 Concert Series possible:


Brisbane Chamber of Commerce
Brisbane Hardware & Supply
CSG Consultants, Inc.
Dan & Kelly Carter
Dettmer Associates
Dettmer Construction Co.
Garden Chapel
Glazman-Schillinger Family
Golden State Lumber
Integrated Resources
John Nava Insurance Agency
Julie’s Brisbane Liquor & Deli
Loral Landscaping, Inc.
Lori & Ray Liu
Louis Raphael, A Division of Kizan International, Inc.
Ron Davis & Co. Real Estate
Sheng Kee of California, Inc.
South San Francisco Scavenger Co., Inc.
Sue Cochran Construction
Tim Chang & Sons - Humboldt Tree Service

* The deadline to become a Sponsor for the 2012 Concerts in the Park is Friday, June 29th at 1:00pm.  If you’re interested, please contact Caroline Cheung at (415) 508-2157 or

Baylands Draft EIR Training

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Update 6/18: In case you missed the training session this past Saturday, a recording can be viewed here.


Are you interested in the Brisbane Baylands?  The much-anticipated draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) is scheduled to be published this summer.  Join in with your neighbors in a FREE TRAINING on environmental impact reports.   At this training you will learn about the environmental review process, how to read this technical document, and how you can effectively participate in the decision-making process.  Thank you to all who responded to the Draft EIR Survey, which has helped the workshop facilitators prepare an effective training session for the Community.

The training session will be held on Saturday, June 16, 2012 from 12:00pm to 3:00pm in the Community Meeting Room at City Hall (50 Park Place, Brisbane).

We'd love to see you there but if you can't make it down to City Hall that day, the event will be televised on live Cable Channel 27* and webcast on the Live Streaming page.

More information on this training will be coming in the next several weeks through the City's website and the next edition of the Brisbane CityNews.  For the latest information on the Baylands, check in on the City's Baylands webpage.

* Due to the workshop taking place during the time the June 11th Council Meeting would have been replayed, that meeting replay has been scheduled to take place at 5:00pm.  The June 13th Council Meeting Replay will occur on Sunday June 17th at 12:00pm and again at 6:00pm.

Brisbane Awarded $20,000 Grant

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On June 4th, City staff was informed that Brisbane had been one of 25 communities selected nationwide to receive a $20,000 from Dr. Pepper Snapple Group and KaBOOM!, the national non-profit dedicated to saving play for children in America.  This grant will be used for the new Community Park Playground.  According to Mayor Cliff Lentz, “We are ecstatic to have been selected as one the recipients of this grant, as it will ensure a new playground is built in the Community’s central park by the end of 2012.  And it was equally exciting that Brisbane was given first-time recognition by KaBOOM! as being a Playful City!”.  Click here to read the entire press release of this wonderful announcement!

Signboard Postings

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Posted 6/8/2012

8th Annual San Mateo County
Disaster Preparedness Day
Sat., June 9th, 10-2 pm, SM. Co. Event Ctr.
Arrive Before 11 am for Free Admission & Parking

Posted 6/6/2012

Brisbane A.Y.S.O.
S.J. Earthquake A.Y.S.O. Night
June 30th anf August 11th
Tickets/Info (650) 346-4699

Posted 6/1/2012

In Loving Memory of
Irene F. Hansen
102 years old & 65 year Brisbane Resident
Private Services

Save the Date
Citywide Yard Sale
July 28th, 2012
Registration forms available in the Library


Help Complete Draft EIR Survey

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A free citywide training session on the CEQA process and EIRs will be held on Saturday, June 16th from 12pm - 3pm in the Community Meeting Room at City Hall - 50 Park Place, Brisbane. To make this session as useful as possible, the City needs your help. Please complete this survey so that the City's training team can design a training session that will best serve the Community's needs and interests. Your assistance in completing the survey by Monday, June 11th is greatly appreciated. Again, click the link above link to be taken to the survey.  Thank you in advance for your participation!

June 2012 CityNews

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Click here to read the June 2012 CityNews.

Slurry Sealing Postponed

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With the rain that fell earlier today, the contractor will return at the end of the month to complete the slurry sealing which had been last scheduled to occur on June 5 and 6 on Kings and Humboldt.  Please watch for new notices as to when exactly that will occur and make sure to move your vehicle appropriately at that time.  We apologize for the confusion and thank you in advance for your attention to this matter!