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Kinder Morgan Burn Off

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Earlier this evening, the City was notified by Kinder Morgan's Safety Liason about a burn off that needed to be conducted in order to replace one of its small gas tanks.  All of the tank's fuel has already been removed, but before the tank itself can be moved, a burn off must first occur.  The location of this tank is situated towards the southern end of Kinder Morgan's property (near Lagoon), so the large orange glow that is estimated to persist for 8 hours and into the night will be clearly visible to those whose homes are situated higher up on the Mountain or on The Ridge.  Since the burn off will certainly be a sight that our residents are not accustomed to, we wanted to pass along this information; namely, that Kinder Morgan's Safety Liason has assured the City that this burn off is not hazardous, and that both the Police and Fire Departments are aware of the fact of the burn off taking place tonight.

Signboard Postings

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Posted 3/5/2012

Brisbane School Board Meeting
Results of School District Studies
Wednesday, March 7, 7PM, City Hall
Please Join Us!

Brisbane Lions Club
Annual Benefit Crab Dinner
Sat., Mar. 10, 6 pm, Miss. Blue Ctr.

Posted 3/2/2012

Brisbane Community Pool
Lifeguard Training
Mon., Apr. 2 - Fri., Apr. 6, 10 am - 4 pm
Information:  657-4320 

2012    S C H O L A R S    A W A R D S
U p  t o  $ 2, 5 0 0    -    A P P L Y    N O W  !
Applications at City Hall, Library &
Brisbane  LIONS  Club


Arts Advocate of the Year

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At this year's Artists Evening of Sharing on February 25th, Moira McShane Lukas was honored as the 2012 Arts Advocate of the Year by the Brisbane City Council.  Moira's love of the arts and her artistic talents served as a catalyst into Brisbane's arts programs that began when her children were in school.  She is a founding member of the Brisbane Dance Workshop (BDW) and was a member of the Board of Directors for 10 years.  She created costumes, props, and did make-up for BDW performances and Lipman musicals, in addition to assisting with Brisbane Elementary School and Lipman's Visual Arts programs.  Even the family dog, Kokomo, joined in the creative and generous act of assisting with the arts by having his white coat spray-painted with coffee to be Sandy for a production of "Annie" at Lipman.

Moira's involvement with the arts didn't stop when her children graduated from school.  Moira is an accomplished watercolor artist who has won awards around the Bay Area and received the Mayor's Art Achievement Award from the City of Brisbane.  Moira is a member of the Brisbane Dance Workshop Adult Singing Group and has performed at numerous events, such as the 2011 Festival of Lights, as seen in the below photo.  Most graciously, Moira has donated one original watercolor painting to the BDW Silent Auction for the past 25 years.  Moira's paintings have always been a significant focus of attention at the auctions.

We have been honored over the years to receive the benefits of Moira's commitment to the arts.  Congratulations, Moira, and thank you for your dedication to the arts and the community, and for sharing your talents.  It has truly been a joy and an honor to behold.


Check out the "Sharing Artists Sharing 2012 Trailer" by Brisbane filmmaker Keith Moreau, which features Moira and other gifted Brisbane artists, at his website

March is Red Cross Month

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For an organization that's comprised of 97% volunteers, equal to 100 million individuals world-wide, there is never a time when financial donations aren't welcomed by The American Red Cross.  As a humanitarian service organization which esteems "Universality" as one of its core values, donated dollars are used by The Red Cross to purchase supplies in the locations that need their assistance.  Such was the case in the September 2010 San Bruno Pipeline Explosion, where monetary assistance went towards purchasing food and supplies from local businesses.  Buying locally also ensures that those affected by a disaster are getting exactly what they need to recover, and not just "stuff" that's been dropped off at the Volunteer Intake Center (The Red Cross received a truck-load of ski jackets when assisting with relief efforts in Haiti after the January 2010 earthquake). March is an especially good time to support The Red Cross as they work to prevent, prepare, and respond to disasters.  Click here to donate to either disaster relief, where the need is greatest, or the American Red Cross Bay Area Chapter.

If you'd like to get involved with The Red Cross, April 14, 2012 is Save-A-Life Saturday 2012.  Participants will learn:

  • Hands-only Citizen CPR
  • Basic first aid
  • Managing shock
  • Personal and household disaster preparedness skills

Sessions will be offered in Spanish and English, with Tongan translation.  Click here to sign up.  Spaces are limited!

March 2012 CityNews

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Click here to read the March 2012 CityNews.

Signboard Postings

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Posted 2/27/2012

Lipman Productions Presents
Peter Pan
Tuesday, Feb. 28 and Friday, Mar 1, 7:30 pm
Information 467-9541

Lions Club Crab Dinner

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 Come and enjoy Fresh Cracked Crab, Pasta, Fresh Green Salad, Garlic Bread, Biscotti, Beverages, Beer or Wine, and Coffee.  Thanks to Bakers of Paris and Madhouse Coffee for their donations!

New Yacht Broker

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At their Tuesday, February 21st meeting, the City Council approved a new yacht broker agreement for the Brisbane Marina.  The agreement is with Michael Wiest Yacht Sales, who also has an office at Emory Cove Yacht Harbor, located in Emeryville.  This second office will be located on the second floor of the Harbormaster Building at Brisbane Marina.  Michael Wiest (pictured right) brings with him 36 years in the yachting industry, and is considered one of the top yacht brokers in California.  But if you're interested in purchasing a boat, it's better to come down to the Marina in person, as it's likely a representative from Michael Wiest will be out looking at boats on the docks.  Skip Johnson be on-site 9am-5pm Monday-Friday or by appointment.  You can get in touch with Skip by calling (925) 819-1460.

Police Cars Get a New Look

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By: Commander Robert Meisner
Traditionally, Police cars have been Black and White. In the late 80’s and early 90’s, departments began experimenting with different paint schemes, one of the more popular at the time being a variation of all white. In 1989, the Brisbane Police Department followed suit and began deploying the all white design that we’ve had ever since.
In the late 1990’s, police departments began a migration back to the traditional black and white. Reasons cited for switching back were: better visibility, tradition, officer morale, crime reduction and community relations by giving the citizens the added comfort of seeing a “united” law enforcement front.
The men and women of the Brisbane Police Department take pride in our image and appearance in the community. The black and white patrol car is a tradition, and a universal sign of professionalism. With nearly every other agency having made the change, we feel that the time is appropriate for us to do so as well. As a result, and due to respect for the current economic situation, the officers of the Brisbane Police Officers Association have offered to pay for the painting of the first four cars. Future patrol cars will be ordered black and white from the manufacturer.
To enhance this new look, we are taking the opportunity to add our department motto to the side of the cars; “In Partnership with the Community.”  We take great pride in this approach to preserving the unique environment of the community we serve.
So the next time you see a black and white police car patrolling Brisbane, know that it is still the dedicated members of the Brisbane Police Department making every effort to enhance the services that we provide.

'Sharing Artists Sharing'

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As the 11th Annual Artists Evening of Sharing comes to Brisbane, scheduled to take place this Saturday, Feb. 25th, at 7:30pm in Mission Blue Center, a few short films produced by local filmmakers is available for viewing at the website   The short films do an excellent job of portraying the local artistic talent that resides in Brisbane, from singers/songwriters, to participatory artists and choreographers, to painters and photographers and of course, filmmakers.  Take a look at the films and enjoy Brisbane's local artistic talent, LIVE, this Saturday at Brisbane's Artists Evening of Sharing!