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Concerts in the Park Recap

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Last Friday's kick-off to Concerts in the Park was a swingin' good time.  Stompy Jones played two sets of non-stop vintage jump style R&B, which got the crowd dancing early on.  But before the band even entered center stage under the Gazebo, Zumba class instructor Isa Hershoff-Looper gave a 15 minute demonstration of her class, inviting anyone to come up and join - she got plenty of takers - those who have experience doing Zumba and those who looked like it may have been their first time...

Water Aerobics class instructor Patricia Rohn MC'ed the Concert, making sure to list our 25 Sponsors* on a couple separate occasions.  Five individuals that were able to recount one of them got a free Concerts in the Park T-shirt!

Stompy Jones definitely has a following - Kathleen and Scott travel wherever the band goes...and couldn't stop gushing about how top-notch of a band they are.

The Brisbane Women's Club was on-hand providing free hot chocolate, lemonade, and cookies for Concert-goers.  Parks and Recreation Commissioner Bonnie Bologoff is shown gladly accepting a Community member's generous donation.

And, of course, the Brisbane Lions Club were also on-site, grilling up hot dogs for anyone who wanted one.  Lion Walt Long and Lion Frank Martin also kindly accepted donations.

It turned out to be a great crowd, with plenty of coolers and lawn chairs scattered across the lawn.

And when folks weren't sitting enjoying the music, they were up in front dancing with the band.

Thanks for all who came out to the first get set for the California Cowboys this coming Friday, August 31st!

Here's the remaining Concert line-up:

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 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 - Fried Chicken, Potato Salad, Corn on the Cob with Bread & Butter ($8)
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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Who doesn't appreciate a good almond croissant, or bite of sweet brioche?  To help satiate your sweet tooth, there's Crepe Brioche.  Daryl, a Brisbane resident, is there weekly with not only a huge selection of danishes, twists, and cakes, he also has plenty of scrumptious savory offerings, like asiago artisan rolls and seeded baguettes you can spot shoppers carrying in their bags from clear across the Park.  Also, don't forget to use your Moola Dollar, which was featured on the cover of the August City STAR publication.  You can use them at any of the stands, limit 1 per stand.

Next week, Gina from the Peninsula Traffic Congestion Relief Alliance ( will be next to the Information Booth with bright green questionnaires.  If you complete the form and drop it into her basket, you could be the lucky winner of a $25 Madhouse Coffee & Tea gift card.  For those of you who want to maximize your shopping time at the market, the form is available online for you to fill out before-hand by clicking here.

Check out the other giveaways from Gina:

  • Tote Bags for the first 30 Farmers Market customers.  Must present a valid Brisbane Shuttle pass.
  • ID/cell phone jumbo holders for the next 20.  

Gina will be on-site between 3:30pm and 6:00pm, so be sure to stop by and say Hi to her then.  And you haven't yet checked out the Brisbane Farmers' Market, it's every Thursday from 3pm - 7pm in the Community Park (11 Old County Road, Brisbane).  Come by - as there's always something for everyone.  Happy shopping next week!

New Electronic Permit System

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The City of Brisbane will be launching a new electronic building permit system on October 1, 2012.  This new system will allow the public to initiate and manage a variety of building permit requests and activities to the City through a centralized web portal.  Additionally, the new system will enable applicants to submit plans and documents electronically to the City for review using the industry standard PDF file format.  Applicants may also schedule inspections and track the progress of their building permit application electronically.  

As a web based solution, Brisbane’s new permit system is designed to be available to the widest audience possible.  The City has also worked to customize the new online permit application process to be straightforward for our residents, builders, contractors, and architects. 

It is the goal of the City to reduce the amount of paper generated during the permitting and plan review process.  By using our new electronic review system, citizens can help us reach these sustainability goals while leveraging the added convenience of an online system.           

Until October 1, the City will continue to accept and process paper building permit requests at City Hall during normal business hours.  Once the system is operational as of October 1, you will still be able to come into City Hall to apply for building permits, as a computer station at the Building Department front counter will be available for applicant use.

If you have any questions or would like to provide feedback, please contact Trisha Taylor, Administrative Assistant, at 415-508-2120.

Click here to launch a video showcasing a preview of this new web based permit application process in action!

The City of Brisbane’s new system is powered by GreenVue Fusion software.  GreenVue Fusion provides innovative, affordable permitting and electronic plan review solutions for jurisdictions of all sizes.  To learn more about the GreenVue Fusion system, please visit them at

Playground Update Week 6

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As you may have noticed, the area in front of the seat wall, facing the lawn, now has a pathway consisting of decomposed granite, along with new sod which was laid down earlier this week.

The final result came out quite nicely, especially with the gold fines decomposed granite, which makes for a nice contrast with the new grass:

Of course, a green lawn requires watering to keep looking its best, so as the sprinklers were doing their job, some, like Summer and her owner, took advantage of the cool mist.

Gold stars will be placed on the seat wall towards the end of September, prior to Build Day, but for now, the tracings of the 160 lamacoid/plastic stars can be seen on the vertical side of the wall facing what will be the swing area.

The grand fundraising total from the selling of gold stars came out to $27,660.00!  Thank you to everyone who contributed towards the building of Brisbane's newest playground.  And if you want to help volunteer on Build Day, please keep the weekend of September 29-30 available.  If you have experience with small hand tools, that would be a huge help.  There will be things for kids to help with as well, so feel free to bring the family.  Just let Caroline know so she can keep a good idea of who is coming, and on which days (Saturday or Sunday).  If you haven't already done so, please contact her at or (415) 508-2157.  Thank you!

Concerts in the Park

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The Concert banner's been hung...the weather's getting's time to invite your neighbors and your friends to join you at the Concerts in the Park!  The series kicks off Friday, August 24th at 5:45pm with Stompy Jones.  Click here to see the entire line-up. 

Patricia Rohn will be MC'ing the Concerts once again, and there will be a couple pre-concert events.  On August 24th, Zumba instructor, Isa, will be give a 15-minute demonstration of her class, with the performance by Stompy Jones immediately following.  On September 7th, the Brisbane AYSO soccer teams will be introduced as they parade by team across the stage, with The Cocktail Monkeys' performance immediately following.  Be sure to grab a space on the lawn...but not too far away.  T-shirts (Youth L through XL) will be tossed out from the gazebo each week to 5 lucky Concert attendees during the first break. 

Also, a number of Brisbane restaurants will be offering Friday Night Dinner Specials, just for Concerts in the Park.  Be sure to stop by one of them on your way to the Park!

Julie's Deli - Meatball sandwich with provolone and garlic bread ($8)
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

We look forward to seeing you at the Concerts!

No Parking Tuesday, 8/28

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With slurry sealing on Kings and Humboldt between Trinity and Placer having taken place at the end of June, followed by striping in mid-July, the time has now come for the contractor to complete final street sweeping.  This is usually done a few weeks after striping has taken place, as sand shedding off the slurry seal is a normal part of the curing process and needs to be removed from the roadway.  Therefore, to assist the contractor in getting their job done, please remove your cars from Kings and Humboldt (between Trinity and Placer) on Tuesday, August 28th between the hours of 9am - noon.  Thank you very much for your cooperation!

Signboard Postings

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Posted 8/24/2012

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

Brisbane Eagles Club
Cancer Benefit Dinner
Sat., Aug. 25th, 1-4 pm, 185 Visitacion
Homestyle Chicken Dinner:  $10 donation

Posted 8/20/2012

In Loving Memory Of
Dorothy Brenzel
Owned First School House in Brisbane
on Alvarado next to the Church

B.E.S.T. & P.T.O. Movie Night
"Adventures of Tintin"
Sat., Aug. 25, Sundown, Comm. Park
Free Family Fun!



Mission Blue Center

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At their June 18th meeting, the City Council adopted the 2012-2013 Budget, which includes the City's Master Fee Schedule (MFS).  Each departments' fees are covered in the MFS, with the most significant changes to it being in the Parks and Recreation Department with an increase in Mission Blue Center's private rental rates.  The new rates allow Mission Blue Center to be more in line with what is being charged by other community centers for private rentals, while at the same time maintaining a 30% lower resident rate.  These new rates take effect today, 60 days after having been adopted.  Please click here to view the new rates and rental information for Mission Blue Center. 

Playground Update Week 5

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The seat wall has been constructed, and will be ready for viewing the Concerts from when they start on August 24th!  The rest of the area in back of the seat wall will be roped off, along with the original playbox area.  Please do not enter those areas, as the dust will pick up very quickly and the area should be kept as-is until the playground is ready to be installed on September 29 - September 30 (Saturday - Sunday).  The stars for the seat wall will be affixed shortly before then, as well as the 14" x 14" bronze-cast plaque on the seat wall's end cap (facing the picnic tables), honoring those who have aided in the Community Park Playground project.  Today, the area around the playbox is being power-washed...even more reason to stay off of the baserock, which will keep the site clear from dust.

Community members are encouraged to help install the playground along with the playground contractor the weekend of September 29th.  If you're interested, please let Caroline know by contacting her at or (415) 508-2157.  If you're not available both days, that's ok, just indicate the one on which you will be.  Thanks for your participation in the completion of the Community Park Playground project!

Construction on Bayshore

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If you've headed north on Bayshore towards San Francisco in the past couple weeks, you probably noticed the construction work taking place on the left-hand side of the street near The 7 Mile House.  This work is being completed by PG&E, which also put up the wall for their Martin Substation, making the drive north a bit more pleasant.  The SamTrans bus stop near 7 Mile House will eventually be enhanced with a bus shelter, making waiting for the bus much more pleasant as well.  The street improvements, which include ADA compliant access to the bus stop, as well as parking spaces being striped roughly 300 ft. and 100 ft. away from 7 Mile House, are being completed thanks to a cooperative transit grant received by Brisbane, Daly City and SamTrans.  The bus shelter itself will be the last piece of the project, inserted later in the Fall.  Stay tuned for more updates as that time draws nearer!