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July 4th Reminder: No Fireworks

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The Brisbane Police Department wants to remind all citizens of and visitors to Brisbane that fireworks are illegal and dangerous in Brisbane.  This July 4, think twice before buying, let alone lighting them.  Any person who causes a firework, including "safe and sane fireworks", to be discharged will be issued a citation.  Please report any instances of fireworks being discharged within the city limits to the Police Department by calling 467-1212.  Thank you for your cooperation to ensure the nation's holiday is celebrated safely.

Farmers' Market

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Help spread the word about the Brisbane Farmers' Market and all the goodies it has to offer by clicking on the flyer to download and print it, or simply forward this post to your friends in the area!  The market could use more brave shoppers who are willing to shop in sometimes unpleasant conditions.  To those who support the market rain, WIND, or shine, Thank You! 

West Nile Virus

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On June 21st, the San Mateo County Mosquito and Vector Control District released a press release stating that a dead bird which had been collected in Woodside on June 11th had tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV).  This is the first instance in 2012 that a case of WNV was reported in San Mateo County.  For this reason, it is important that everyone be aware of the "Three D's" - Drain, Dawn and Dusk, and DEET.  View the press release to learn more, or visit the San Mateo County Mosquito and Vector Control District's website and listen to an audio file where you will learn how you can protect yourself and your family from West Nile Virus.

Credit-Union-Friendly ATM

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Thank you to the over 200 residents who signed the petition (either online or in-person) to bring a credit-union-friendly ATM to Brisbane.  This indicates that there is a true need, and such an ATM would be highly supported.  Thus, the San Mateo Credit Union's VP of Marketing is currently considering the prospect of expanding their ATM locations to include Brisbane.  When a decision has been made, we will provide another update here on the Blog.  If you have any questions, or have a business in Brisbane and would like to learn how you could have a credit-union-friendly ATM in your place of business, please contact Prem Lall at

Scorekeeper Wanted

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If you like watching softball games and are interested in how you can make some money while doing so, keep reading.  A Scorekeeper is needed for Adult Softball, which takes place Wednesday nights starting in July.  There are two games played per night, with the Scorekeeper earning $14.00 per game.  If you're interested, please contact Recreation Supervisor Russ Carmick at (415) 508-2143 or

Signboard Postings

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Posted 6/21/2012

City of Brisbane
P/T Lifeguards Wanted
Open Until Filled or

Posted 6/18/2012

Brisbane Baylands Comm. Advisory Group
Training for E.I.R. Review
Tuesday, June 19th, 7 p.m.
Note Location:  Comm. Mtg. Rom, 50 Park Pl.

In Loving Memory Of
Bill L. Ellison
Brisbane Resident for 40 Years
Services: June 30th, 2pm, 348 Visitacion


Slurry Sealing on June 25 & 26

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As part of the City's pavement maintenance efforts, Kings Road will be slurry sealed on Monday, June 25, 2012 and Humboldt Road between Trinity Road and Placer Way will be slurry sealed on Tuesday, June 26, 2012 between 9 AM and 5 PM.  During these time windows, the street will be closed to all traffic, and no parking on the street will be allowed.

Installation of thermoplastic striping will occur at least a week after the slurry seal placement.  Another notice will be provided, as no parking will be allowed while the striping is performed.

“No Parking” signs will be placed along Kings Road and the project segment of Humboldt Road at least 72 hours prior to the start of work. The contractor will also notify residents with a letter and door hangers. The signs will indicate the date and times for which road closures will be in place and parking on the street will be restricted.

Should you plan to use your vehicle during construction periods when on-street parking has been prohibited, please make arrangements to park your vehicle on an adjacent street.  Due to the street closures, motorists are advised to expect delays at each location and area asked to take alternate routes around the work areas.

Please contact the Public Works Department at 415-508-2130 if you have any questions.

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!

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

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!