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Posted 11/21/2012

Happy Thanksgiving

Posted 11/19/2012

City of Brisbane  
Street Sweeping
Weds. Nov 21, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
All streets in Central Brisbane
Please move cars if possible

Last chance to reserve your personalized star
at the new playground!
Limited Stars Available
Deadline-Wed., Nov. 21, 5pm, 508-2157

WEDS Street Sweeping (11/21)

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South San Francisco's street sweeper will be sweeping the residential streets of Central Brisbane on Wednesday, November 21st between 8:00am and 1:00pm. They will start on the upper streets and work their way down.  Please remove your car(s) if possible in advance, so that the sweeper can pick up the most debris possible.  This will allow the minimum amount of debris to enter the storm drains, helping prevent any winter flooding during the rainy season.  Thank you for your cooperation.

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Posted 11/15/2012

Annual Yard Waste Clean Up November 17-18, 2012
Dumpster Locations map at
Green waste only please – do not overfill dumpsters

Posted 11/13/2012

Beloved Friend of the Community
David L. Torvik
1942- 2012
One of the Brothers IV
Watch for Celebration of Life after the Holidays

Posted 11/9/2012

Brisbane Parks And Recreation Dept.
Youth Winter Camp
Dec. 20th - Jan. 4th
Info and Registration 508-2143

Community Park Playground

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What a productive Build Day!  Most of the new 5 - 12 structure was assembled with the help of volunteers, along with 4 out of the 6 swings.  Thank you to volunteers Sue Cochran, Mayor Cliff Lentz, Ernie Filippo, Paul Gallant, Tony Kim, Nancy Lacsamana, Tony Palmer, Dave Primmer, Dan Sorrentino, and Tony Verreos.  They were great at assisting the Playgrounds Unlimited crew, who were impressed with the hardworking, get-'er-done attitude the volunteers displayed.

Mayor Lentz assists Paul Gallant in attaching one of the swings.

The net that separates the two towers on the 5 - 12 structure is heavier than it looks!

Some of the hardworking volunteers after a nice Subway box lunch and before getting right back to work.

Assembling one of the rooftops.

Many hands make light work!

The Mothers of Brisbane of course were present on Build Day, helping provide snacks and beverages to the volunteers.  Thank you, Megan Garner, Elisa Primm, Danielle Hope, and Ana Maria Hernandez!  And also, Ron Davis of Ron Davis Real Estate and Madhouse Coffee for supplying the coffee!).  MOBsters Jessica Aloft and Jennifer Bousquest were great cheerleaders in their MOB t-shirts!

To see the rest of the pictures from Wednesday's Build Day, please click here to be taken to the photo set on Flickr.

This is how the playstructure looked as of Thursday afternoon.  The spiral slide was attached along with its panels and rooftop.  Due to the rain, the Playgrounds Unlimited crew did not return today, but will next week to install the 2 - 5 structure.  After the Thanksgiving holiday, they will start to lay the base mat for the rubber surfacing, and pour the rubber, which will take about a week to completely cure.

The playground is scheduled to be opened to the Community on Sunday, December 2nd, the same day as the Festival of Lights.  More information on the ribbon-cutting ceremony will be forthcoming.

In the meantime, if you haven't yet reserved a star, which will all be placed along both sides of the 72' cement seatwall near the swings, this is your last chance!  Click here for the order form.  Just fill it out and come down to the Finance Counter at City Hall with $100 payment (cash or check accepted).  We'll be sending in the order to the engraving company on Wednesday, November 21st.  Hurry, because as of this posting, there were only 21 stars remaining!

SamTrans Route 292

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Several concerned citizens and SamTrans riders came before the Council on Monday to request the Council stay on top of SamTrans when it came to their proposed new service plan, where they've held several public workshops to gain rider feedback.  The issue is SamTrans proposes to run Route 292 buses in and out of San Francisco only on weekdays and only during peak commute hours. Peak commute hours are described as between 6 a.m. and 9 a.m. and then between 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. from Monday thru Friday only. SamTrans proposes to stop running the 292 buses in and out of San Francisco between 9:00 am and 3:00pm from Monday to Friday. And, no Route 292 service in and out of San Francisco during weekends and public holidays.

The deadline to submit comments regarding the new proposed service plan is November 21, 2012.  A SamTrans Board of Directors meeting is being held on Wednesday, November 14th at 2:00pm in the Edward J. Bacciocco Auditorium located on the second floor at SamTrans Administrative Offices, 1250 San Carlos Ave., San Carlos. The office is located two blocks west of the San Carlos Caltrain Station. If you cannot make the meeting, please reach out to the Board Members by sending them an e-mail:

Jerry Deal, Chair:
Carole Groom, Vice Chair:
Jeff Gee:
Rose Guilbault:
Shirley Harris:
Zoe Kersteen-Tucker:
Arthur Lloyd:
Karyl Matsumoto:
Adrienne Tissier:


Playground Build Day

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It's been a long time coming for Brisbane's newest playground.  But, we received word yesterday that the main play equipment had been received yesterday at Playground Unlimited's yard (they Miracle Playsystem's subcontractor for the project), and today, we got confirmation that all the parts were accounted for and secured.  It will be arriving on-site on Monday, where Playgrounds Unlimited will be doing the majority of the "dirty work" - punching the post holes and inserting the main posts and some of the decks...and should be finished with that in time for Build Day, happening Wednesday, November 14th!  Thank you to those who have expressed interest to wanting to help build the playground - we'll have plenty of volunteers.  Take a look at the work that's been done over the past couple weeks:

Project Manager from Playgrounds Unlimited, Jaime Rosas, meets with City Engineer Randy Breault to discuss how best the playbox needs to be expanded in order to meet standards for fall zone areas, given the change Miracle Playsystem's equipment (the steps leading up to the sprial slide were widened by the vendor in September).

The next morning, Playgrounds Unlimited chalked the area, it was approved, and then saw cut.

Here's how it looked after cement was poured, and after the new mow strip was formed (what the rubber surfacing will adhere to).

The new sand area will feature a "rolled lip" edge, so as to keep the sand as contained to the sand area as possible.  This area will also have a water spigot for sand and water play.

Mothers of Brisbane Jennifer Bousquet and Jessica Aloft helped draw the arc on the seat wall using colored pencils earlier this week.  Sebastian, foreground, also helped.  Thank you to Jennifer's husband, Ken, for making the templates that allowed getting the arc, which the stars will be mounted along, to be a breeze!

The swing bays went up on Thursday afternoon.  The swings themselves will be hung after the rest of the equipment and surfacing have been installed. (Photo credit: Jessica Aloft)

Brisbane's newest playground will be coming in December.  After the equipment itself is all installed, that's when the rubber sufacing will be poured.  It will take Playgrounds Unlimited about a week to make the star designs in it and for it fully cure.  Signs will be posted and the areas will be barricaded during the time it's curing.  We're shooting for a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Festival of Lights (December 2nd).  We'll see how the next couple weeks go and if that can stay as-is.  Stay tuned!

Red Tide Algal Bloom

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The City just received notice that Sector San Francisco had received several notifications in reference to a brown/red substance in the Bay Area and off shore.  This substance is RED TIDE algal bloom.  CA Fish & Game indicated this substance is moving into the area, which is why we wanted to inform you of it now.  Do not be alarmed, it is NOT the result of an oil or hazardous material spill.  Please see the below photo that was confirmed ride tide last week in the Oakland Estuary.  If you're interested in learning more about red tide, please click here.

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Posted 11/6/2012

Don't Forget To




Don't Forget To


Tuesday, November 6th

Energy Upgrade Workshop

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Attention Homeowners:

Get up to $4,000 in energy-upgrade incentives. Don’t miss the window.

Join Pacific Gas and Electric Company for a workshop to learn how a home energy upgrade can help to:

  • Lower utility bills
  • Protect the environment
    by saving energy
  • Improve home comfort

Thursday, November 15, 2012
6:30–8:00 p.m.
Westlake Community Center,
Merced Room
145 Lake Merced Blvd
Daly City, CA 94015

This event is free, please register by clicking here.
6:30–7:00 p.m. Registration and Refreshments
7:00–8:00 p.m. Presentation and Q&A

For more information:
Contact David Siddiqui, 1-510-908-4092

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Posted 11/1/2012

HIP Housing
Home Share Program
Save Money, Added Security, Increase Independence
Information: (650) 348-6660 

Brisbane Parks and Recreation Dept.
Aglie Aging Classes
Promotes Senior Movement & Balance
Tuesdays, 10:30 am, 2 Visitacion