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On the evening of October 17, 2012, Mayor Cliff Lentz presented the Brisbane State of the City Address before a room of approximately 60 attendees who had gathered at the Radisson Hotel in Brisbane. Project areas covered included: the new Community Park Playground, the Brisbane Farmers' Market, the Community Center Garden, Rebuilding Together Day, Sierra Point, the Baylands, Sustainability Goals for the Baylands, and the Day in the Park Community Festival. City Manager Clay Holstine preceded Mayor Lentz's presentation, providing a financial overview of the City. Clay's PowerPoint presentation can be found by clicking here, and Cliff's presentation can be accessed by clicking here.
Special thanks to Freddy Beaman of Bank of America for emcee'ing the event, Seton Medical Center for being the Event Sponsors, the Brisbane Chamber of Commerce for hosting this annual function, and all those from the Brisbane Community who attended that night. The above video will also be replayed on Ch. 27 at the following scheduled times:
- Monday, Oct. 22nd: 7pm
- Tuesday, Oct. 23rd: 12pm, 2:30pm
- Wednesday, Oct. 24th: 7:30am, 2:30pm
- Thursday, Oct. 25th: 7:30am, 2:30pm, 7:00pm
- Friday, Oct. 26th: 2:30pm, 7:30pm
- Saturday, Oct. 27th: 8am, 3pm
- Sunday, Oct. 28th: 12pm, 2pm, 4pm
With Fall also comes the start of the Holiday Season. Halloween is a fun time of year, so let’s make sure it’s a safe holiday for all who participate. Make this Halloween fun, as demonstrated by Parks and Recreation Commissioner Renee Marmion (as Big Bird) and her dog (as Oscar the Grouch!), and enjoyable for your kids and neighbors by obtaining a safe costume for your child, ensuring your child is extra cautious while trick-or-treating in the neighborhood, providing a light for your child and reporting any suspicious activity or person to the police.
Brisbane Police Department - Dispatch: 415-467-1212
Don't forget about the BEST/PTO Fundraiser happening later today -
Halloween Night Portraits
402 Visitacion Ave. (Madhouse Coffee)
Under 5 years: 4:30pm - 5:00pm
All Others: 5:00pm - 8:30pm
Face Painting and Costume Contest
Have a safe and Happy Halloween!!
Earlier this week, SamTrans was in Brisbane installing their newest bus shelter, completing one of the final steps of this project.
The "punch list" work left for the contractor to do includes some minor clean up, painting a red curb in front of the bus stop, and putting breaks in the bike lane to indicate that the bus can cross the bike lane to pull up to the stop. SamTrans will be responsible for maintaining the red curb as well as emptying the trash can next to the bus shelter.
We posted earlier about the workshops SamTrans has been holding for their proposed new bus service plan. Their next workshop is taking place next Tuesday in Daly City at the War Memorial Community Center (6655 Mission St., Daly City) from 6:00pm - 7:30pm. The public is encouraged to attend. If you can't make the meeting, please fill out their online form by clicking here.
Attention all Brisbane parents with children attending Westmoor High School in Daly City: starting January 13, 2013, SamTrans Route 24 will be extended to serve students needing to get to Westmoor HS. Route 24 will depart Brisbane at 7:15am, arriving Westmoor at 7:53am. In the afternoon, Route 24 will depart Westmoor at 3:02pm, arriving Brisbane 3:35pm. Click here for to view the fare chart. Additional details regarding Route 24 may be found on the SamTrans website at the beginning of January.
Brisbane Dance Workshop
Sat., Nov. 17, 7 pm, Miss. Blue Ctr.
For Tickets: 467-8751
Lipman Middle School
Family Science Fair
Thurs., Oct. 25, 6:30-8 pm, Lipman Gym
Shasta Charter High School
8th Grade Parents Meeting
Sunday, October 21st, 3 - 5 pm
Lipman Middle School
7th Grade Fundraiser
Sun., Oct. 21, 9 am - 2 pm, San Francisco Ave
In Loving Memory Of
Svcs: Sat., Oct. 20, 10 am, St. Paul's, SF
Movie Night at the Park
Featuring "Monster House"
Sat., Oct. 20, 7 pm, Comm. Park
Brisbane Lions Club
Sat., Oct. 20th, 8 am - 3 pm
Community Park Gazebo
UPDATE 11/9/2012: THE EQUIPMENT WAS RECEIVED YESTERDAY AND IS SECURED AT PLAYGROUND UNLIMITED'S YARD. BUILD DAY WILL BE WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14TH! WHOO HOO!
UPDATE 10/19/2012: SITE PREP WORK FOR THE PLAYGROUND WILL BE COMMENCING THE WEEK OF OCT. 22ND. THIS CONSTRUCTION WORK WILL ONLY BE TAKING PLACE ON WEEKDAYS. THE ACTUAL EQUIPMENT IS SCHEDULED TO SHIP ON 10/29 AND ARRIVE ON 11/2. A NEW DATE FOR BUILD DAY WILL BE SET AFTER THE EQUIPMENT ARRIVES.
UPDATE 10/12/2012: BUILD DAY ON HOLD UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE...WE ARE SHOOTING FOR THE PLAYGROUND TO BE INSTALLED BY EARLY-NOVEMBER. CLICK HERE TO SEE THE LATEST UPDATE REGARDING THE PLAYGROUND, WHICH WILL BE PRESENTED TO THE CITY COUNCIL ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 15TH. THE UPDATE WILL TAKE PLACE TOWARDS THE END OF THE MEETING. CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL MEETING AGENDA.
Thank you to all the volunteers who have offered to help build the City's newest playground on Saturday, September 29th, starting at 7am. It's an early morning start, and that's because the objective is to have the entire playground constructed (sans the posts which will be installed by the playground manufacturer and Brisbane Lions Club the day before) by 4:00pm. After that's done, the rubber surfacing will be poured and allowed to cure, so that by Day in the Park the following Saturday, this will be what's standing in those currently empty spaces:
In case you're wondering the reason for there needing to be volunteers to help construct the playground, it's because the City was awarded a $20,000 grant through national non-profit, KaBOOM!, which emphasizes community-builds in order for deserving places to get their dream playground. So, we're going to make the most of it, distributing the swag that KaBOOM! has nicely shipped to us, along with having facepainting by Brisane resident Madison Davis (whose face painting is being generously sponsored by Ron Davis Real Estate & Co.) so that the kids whose parents are volunteering can have some fun, too. If you are planning on coming to Build Day, but haven't let someone at City Hall know, please e-mail Caroline Cheung at firstname.lastname@example.org so that enough food for lunch can be planned for, as well! Thank you!
Friends of the Brisbane Library
Halloween Costume Swap
Sat., Oct. 13, 12:30-4pm, Comm. Ctr.
Recycle your costumes, don't toss them
Brisbane Community Pool
Volunteer Water Aerobics
Brisbane Parks and Recreation Dept.
Agile Aging Class
A Fun Movement Class for Seniors
Tues., 10:30 am. Sunrise Room, Info: 508-0230
10/18/2012 at 10:18 Brisbane Office of Emergency Services will be participating in "The Great ShakeOut!" The Brisbane Emergency Operations Center will be opened up to test communication plans with both County Office of Emergency Services and surrounding jurisdictions.
The Great California ShakeOut is an annual opportunity to practice "Drop, Cover and Hold On." The ShakeOut has also been organized to encourage you, your community, your school, or your organization to review and update emergency preparedness plans and supplies, communication plans, and to secure your space in order to prevent damage and injuries.
Next Thursday, Shakeout.org is hosting the largest ever earthquake drill. In as little as 90 seconds you can learn and practice what steps you can take to protect yourself and those around you right from your computer! Join the 14 million other participants and get educated.
Participate from your desk, your computer, or while at home! Just remember, on 10/18/2012 at 10:18am - "Drop, Cover and Hold On."
Last Friday, The Sun Kings were in town for Brisbane's final Friday night Summer Concert. They were a hit and undoubtedly drew the largest crowd. Let's have the pictures do the talking...
By the second song, people were up, dancing right up near the band.
Never before had lawn chairs been set up RIGHT beyond the Gazebo dance floor - it was obvious folks wanted to be as close to The Sun Kings as possible!
They came with plenty of guitars and equipment!
The Sun Kings is made up of five band members, but truly, when you close your eyes, you hear four Beatles.
Our beautiful Community Park offers plenty of lawn space for everyone to be comfortable.
Thor Audio came to provide A/V for The Sun Kings. Sound Enginner Shannon knows the band's style well, and did a fabulous job assisting them there.
Certain songs just made the crowd want to join hands - it was a great sight!
The Brisbane Lions Club provided glow-in-the-dark bracelets, which very quickly got made into bigger necklaces that got swung around arms and thrown in the air.
Two days later, on Sunday afternoon, The Al Molina Sextet feat. Jeff Oster was in town to close out the 2012 Concerts in the Park series.
It was a scorcher of a day in the Park, but that just meant more wide-brimmed hats!
The 7 musicians were happy to be in the shade of the Gazebo!
The crowd came prepared for the sun...
Thanks to all who came out for some Sunday Jazz in the Park!
If you'd like to see more pictures that were snapped over the past 6 weeks during the Concerts, please click here to be taken to the City's 2012 Concerts in the Park set on Flickr.
We especially want to thank the 25 sponsors who enabled the Concerts to be enjoyed by the Community another year! They are...
Brisbane Chamber of Commerce
Brisbane Hardware & Supply
CSG Consultants, Inc.
Dan & Kelly Carter
Dettmer Construction Co.
Golden State Lumber
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
If you would like to be a Sponsor for next year's Concerts, just let Caroline know - it's never too early to start planning for the 2013 Concerts in the Park!
Sometimes, you never know what you're going to come across when shopping at a local farmers' market. The varying offerings are part of the fun, as your tastebuds get to try new and fresh flavors every week!
At yesterday's Market, we had the pleasure of having One Ocean Seafood on-site!
Owner Patrick Guyer gets all of his fresh fish from Pier 45 in San Francisco, and is proud of his offerings.
All of the fresh fish is wild. If you want to ensure your fish stays fresh on the way home, ask him to include some crushed ice - he is really accommodating!
Also new yesterday was Fresh Smoked Wild Salmon...and they pretty much have perfected exactly that. They pride themselves on the freshness of their fish, exclaiming that everything on the table was in the water just 5 days prior. Be sure to ask them for a sample - they'll have a different pack open every week.
Did you happen to see the article that The Chronicle did up on Little Red Dot Kitchen last Friday? If you haven't yet sampled their bak kwa, or caramelized beef and turkey jerkies, you are in for a treat. They're at the Brisbane Farmers' Market every other week, so be sure to catch them this coming week, 10/11!
A reminder that dogs are NOT allowed within 30 ft. of the vendors' stands. This health regulation doesn't just pertain to Brisbane's Farmers' Market, but to ALL farmers' markets. Please, if you want to shop the market, just come solo - we don't want the Dept. of Agriculture to be performing a check one day and order the Brisbane Farmers' Market shut down because of your dog! Thank you for your kind attention to this very important matter. Signs will be posted closer to the vendors' stands clearly stating dogs are not allowed at the Market.
With that, we hope you enjoy shopping the Brisbane Farmers' Market, which takes place every week in Brisbane's Community Park (11 Old County Road) from 3pm - 7pm!