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New SamTrans Bus Shelter

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The construction on Bayshore near Geneva for an upcoming bus shelter has gotten steadily more visible in the last couple weeks.  On Monday of this week, a 16" deep rectangular hole was made in the ground to allow for 6" of aggregate and 10" of concrete to be poured for the bus apron, or bus pad.  This will be the location where the bus will pull in next to the curb to pick up passengers.  With a concrete pad, the pavement won't fail as soon as if it were just asphalt.

The contractor will be doing the paving early next week, and then striping will occur the week after.  The final step is setting the bus shelter, which SamTrans will come out to do shortly thereafter.  Stay tuned!

Concerts in the Park

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For the last two Fridays, the Community Park has been filled with those who want to enjoy a free concert, mingle with friends and neighbors, and dance the night away.  Let's keep that up for the final 2 Friday night concerts coming up this Friday, September 21st when The Hot Rods come to town, and Friday, September 28th when Beatles Tribute Band, The Sun Kings, graces the Gazebo stage!  All Friday night concerts take place between 5:45pm - 8:30pm in the Community Park (11 Old County Rd., Brisbane).  Brisbane resident Al Molina, along with Jazz Singer Jeff Oster will close out the 2012 Concerts in the Park Series on Sunday, September 30th from 2:00pm - 4:00pm, also in the Community Park.

Now enjoy the following photos, taken by Brisbane Parks and Recreation Commissioner Kevin Fryer.  Check out the October CITY NEWS publication for more of his photos taken at the 2012 Concerts in the Park.

Prior to The Cocktail Monkeys taking to the stage, the Brisbane AYSO Soccer Teams, in full uniform, introduced themselves to the Community.

The Houserockers ROCKED the Park last Friday, with well over 200 folks in attendance.

Remember, many restaurants in town are running specials, just for Concerts in the Park.  So be sure to stop by and pick up your dinner before heading to the Park this Friday!

Julie's Deli - 1/2 Herb-Roasted Chicken with Cheese Tortellini in a Creamy Basil Garlic Sauce, Peas & Carrots ($10)
Melissa's Taqueria - Enchilada Plate with Rice & Beans ($7.50), Combination Enchilada & Taco Plate ($7.75)
Na Na's Kitchen - Entire Lunch Menu served all day ($7.85)
Mama Mia Pizza - 2 Slices, Cheese ($5); 2 Slices, 1 topping ($6); Medium Pizza, 1 topping ($9.95); Large 1 Topping ($10.95); XL 1 Topping ($12.95); 5pm - 9pm

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

Build Day

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UPDATE: BUILD DAY ON HOLD UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE...WE ARE SHOOTING FOR THE PLAYGROUND TO BE INSTALLED BY EARLY-NOVEMBER.  MORE INFORMATION ABOUT BUILD DAY WILL BE POSTED AS WE RECEIVE FURTHER DETAILS.

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 ccheung@ci.brisbane.ca.us so that enough food for lunch can be planned for, as well!  Thank you!

Signboard Postings

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Posted 9/21/2012

Silverspot Co-op Nursery School
7th Annual Silverpalooza
Sun., Sept. 23, 12 - 5 pm, 23 Visitacion
Music, Food, Face Painter, Prizes, Games



Posted 9/14/2012

 

Brisbane Baylands Community Adisory Group 
Speaker:  Ron Oremland, USGS:
Impact of Sea Level Rise on Landfill Contamination
Tuesday, Sept. 18, 7pm, Comm. Ctr.  

 

Posted 9/11/2012


In Loving Memory Of
Harriet "Tini" Choroski
1931 - 2012
"Gone But Never Forgotten"
Memorial Info:  (707) 330-4947



Brisbane Dance Workshop
Classes Start This Week!
Info:  467-6698
www.brisbanedance.com

 

FREE Landscaping Classes

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The Bay Area Water Supply & Conservation Agency (BAWSCA) offers FREE landscaping classes throughout the communities served by BAWSCA’s 26-member agencies in Alameda, San Mateo, and Santa Clara Counties in the Spring and Fall of each year.  Classes are designed to introduce homeowners, commercial property managers, landscape service providers, and others to the concepts of water-efficient and sustainable landscaping, with a focus on:

  • Sustainable Landscaping
  • Alternatives to Lawn
  • Habitat Gardening
  • Edible Landscaping
  • Water Efficient Irrigation Practices
  • Parent/Child Gardening Workshop

Click here to view their Fall Schedule and to sign up for these informative and FREE classes!

 

Signboard Postings

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Posted 9/4/2012
 

In Loving Memory Of
Ann Wrideout née Popovitch
1960 - 2012
Memorial Info (650) 477-7646

Lagoon Clean-Up

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Brisbane's Lagoon Clean-Up is once again this year taking place in conjunction with California's Coastal Cleanup Day.  So on Saturday, September 15th from 9am - noon, come to Fisherman's Park and help to clear debris from one of the town's most-loved waterways - the Brisbane Lagoon.  You can park along Sierra Point Parkway.  Please wear sturdy shoes and bring work gloves if you have them.  Lunch will be provided for all volunteers following the cleanup.  Thanks in advance for your help, as many hands make light work!

Project Luisa

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Have you heard?  The Brisbane Lions Club, whose motto is simply, "We Serve", are making an effort to serve those Seniors in town who may need a helping hand with household tasks, such as changing a furnace filter or even a lightbulb.  They've termed this service "Project Luisa", named after the grandmother of a Brisbane Lion who passionately served her community.  Along with Project Luisa, the Lions host an annual Senior Holiday Party.  However, their lists are outdated and they are making an earnest effort to help Seniors who are in need of their assistance.  If you are a Senior or think you are one, or would like to hear more about Project Luisa, please contact Lion Linda Dettmer at linda.dettmer@gmail.com or (415) 467-3231.  She'll make sure you're added to the Lions' Senior List, made a part of some very special upcoming events, and taken good care of!

Concerts in the Park Recap

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Last Friday's Concert in the Park where the California Cowboys came to town was indeed chilly, but that didn't stop Parks and Recreation Commissioner Kevin Fryer and Open Space and Ecology Committee Member Michele Salmon from waltzing 'round and 'round the Gazebo.

In fact, the cooler weather probably helped to get people up and moving!

Here's the view of the crowd from near the stage:

As the night wore on, flickering glow necklaces accentuated the fact that people were enjoying the music of the California Cowboys and the company of each other.

Stay tuned for this Friday's Concerts, featuring one of the Bay Area's hottest dance cover bands, The Cocktail Monkeys!

Prior to the Concert starting, the Brisbane AYSO Soccer Teams will be introduced as they parade by team across the stage.  Come a little earlier, around 5:20pm, to help cheer them on!

Here's the rest of the Concert line-up:

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 take place under the Gazebo in the Community Park (11 Old County Rd.) from 5:45pm - 8:30pm, so make sure to come early enough to grab a spot on the grass!  Also, see below for the Brisbane restaurants who will be offering Friday Night Dinner Specials, just for Concerts in the Park.  Stop by one of them on your way to the Park!

Julie's Deli - BBQ Tri-Tip Sandwich with a Side of Macaroni Salad ($10)
Melissa's Taqueria - Enchilada Plate with Rice & Beans ($7.50), Combination Enchilada & Taco Plate ($7.75)
Na Na's Kitchen - Entire Lunch Menu served all day ($7.85)
Mama Mia Pizza - 2 Slices, Cheese ($5); 2 Slices, 1 topping ($6); Medium Pizza, 1 topping ($9.95); Large 1 Topping ($10.95); XL 1 Topping ($12.95); 5pm - 9pm

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

Brisbane Farmers' Market

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You just never know who's going to turn up as a new vendor at the Brisbane Farmers' Market.  Jerry Lami, Executive Director of West Coast Farmers Market Association, who manages the market, is always scouting out new vendors who, not only offer a high-quality product, they display a certain passion for what they're selling.  Oscar Nuñez, of Honducafé/highnote coffee, has both, plus experience.  Oscar in originally from Honduras where much of their green coffee derives from; it's also fair trade.  Honducafé is a family-owned company, and can provide their customers with individual bags of their highnote coffee brand, or container size loads for cafés and coffeehouses.  If you haven't yet talked to Oscar about coffee, we recommend doing so, as it will be an educational and fun experience.

Do you like peaches, nectarines, plums, pluots, and other stone fruits?  Well now is the time to stock up, because with summer coming to an end, these guys won't be seen for too much longer at the farmers' market - a month at best.  Here, shoppers are choosing from the wide selection Rezendiz Fruit Barn brings weekly to the market.  Mix and match any of the fruit for $2.00/lb.

And for those of you who come to shop the market after a day's work, Valentina of Dalex, has German and Polish food products that could very well serve as your dinner.  Chicken and beef piroshkies, blintzes (savory and fruit-filled), and sausages line her booth.  And if you've never tried a blintze, she'll let you know that she raised her kids on them - they had sweet ones for breakfast with whip cream and powdered sugar, and mushroom-filled ones at night.  Everything sure is a delight to try!

Thanks to Brisbane residents and Farmers' Market customers, Commute.org’s table at the Farmers Market yesterday kept busy. Over 35 reusable grocery bags and 60 jumbo ID/pass holders were given out. Bicycle commuters or walkers received an assortment of safety-related items (including bike tire patch kits, reflective pant straps, red blinkers). And as for the $25 Madhouse Coffee gift card raffle, about 65 entries were received. The name of the lucky winner will be reported next week. Stay tuned!

With that, enjoy shopping at the Brisbane Farmers' Market, which takes place weekly on Thursdays from 3:00pm - 7:00pm in the Community Park (11 Old County Rd., Brisbane).