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Sometimes, you never know what you're going to come across when shopping at a local farmers' market. The varying offerings are part of the fun, as your tastebuds get to try new and fresh flavors every week!
At yesterday's Market, we had the pleasure of having One Ocean Seafood on-site!
Owner Patrick Guyer gets all of his fresh fish from Pier 45 in San Francisco, and is proud of his offerings.
All of the fresh fish is wild. If you want to ensure your fish stays fresh on the way home, ask him to include some crushed ice - he is really accommodating!
Also new yesterday was Fresh Smoked Wild Salmon...and they pretty much have perfected exactly that. They pride themselves on the freshness of their fish, exclaiming that everything on the table was in the water just 5 days prior. Be sure to ask them for a sample - they'll have a different pack open every week.
Did you happen to see the article that The Chronicle did up on Little Red Dot Kitchen last Friday? If you haven't yet sampled their bak kwa, or caramelized beef and turkey jerkies, you are in for a treat. They're at the Brisbane Farmers' Market every other week, so be sure to catch them this coming week, 10/11!
A reminder that dogs are NOT allowed within 30 ft. of the vendors' stands. This health regulation doesn't just pertain to Brisbane's Farmers' Market, but to ALL farmers' markets. Please, if you want to shop the market, just come solo - we don't want the Dept. of Agriculture to be performing a check one day and order the Brisbane Farmers' Market shut down because of your dog! Thank you for your kind attention to this very important matter. Signs will be posted closer to the vendors' stands clearly stating dogs are not allowed at the Market.
With that, we hope you enjoy shopping the Brisbane Farmers' Market, which takes place every week in Brisbane's Community Park (11 Old County Road) from 3pm - 7pm!
The City of Brisbane has launched a new Building Permits web-based system. This new system allows the public to initiate and manage a variety of building permit requests and activities through a centralized web portal. Additionally, the new system enables 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 progess of their building permit application electronically.
On Monday, when the system launched, it was exciting to see a contractor use the new electronic building permit system for the first time!
Come to the Building/Planning Counter and check it out for yourself! Staff will be close-by to assist you should you have any questions. Should you have any before coming in, please contact Trisha Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org or (415) 508-2124.
Update: As of the evening of October 10th, we have reached the maximum number of applications and will no longer be accepting applications for the Maintenance Worker I position.
The City of Brisbane currently has an opening for a Public Works Maintenance Worker I on our Utility Team (click here to view the position's job classification). Under the general supervision of the Public Works Team Leader, this position performs a variety of semiskilled work in the maintenance, construction, modification, repair and operation of City infrastructure, including water systems, storm and sanitary sewers, parks, streets, trees and landscaped areas; and performs other related duties as required. Please see the full job posting for details. Applications can be obtained at City Hall, 50 Park Place or on-line at the above link. ONLY THE FIRST 100 APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED. Applications must be received by Monday, October 22, 2012 at 5:00 PM or until the maximum number of applications are received. Postmarks and faxes will not be accepted.
SamTrans is continuing its extensive outreach campaign to gather input on a draft of a proposed new service plan with a round of community meetings that will be held at locations throughout the County in October. The proposed new plan aims to provide riders with more service where they need it, improves or eliminates services that are under-performing and recommends trying some new types of bus services. The plan is based on an 18-month study of SamTrans service that included two previous rounds of outreach. Click here to view the flyer and the times and locations for these presentations.
The public is invited to attend any of the meetings. Spanish translation services will also be provided at the meetings. If other translation services are needed, please contact SamTrans on the project message line at 650-508-6338 at least 72 hours in advance and leave a message. In addition, any group interested in receiving a presentation can contact email@example.com to make arrangements.
In the decade since SamTrans did its last comprehensive analysis of its service, employment and population centers have shifted and riders needs have changed. The proposed changes are designed to attract new riders by giving riders more of what they want.
The draft proposal, along with route maps showing proposed changes, can be reviewed at www.samtrans.com/ssp. Comments can be made in person at a public meeting, by phone (650-508-6338), by e-mail or sent by letter to Planning and Development, ATTN: SSP, 1250 San Carlos Ave., San Carlos, CA 94070.
After the community outreach process is completed, all of the comments will be considered and a final draft proposal will be submitted to the SamTrans Board of Directors for review in late 2012 or early 2013. Any service changes resulting from the SSP would be scheduled to take effect in mid-2013
For more information about SamTrans schedules and fares, call 1-800-660-4287 (TTY 650-508-6448), or visit www.samtrans.com.
We have had the pleasure of enjoying 5 consecutive weeks of Friday night Concerts, thanks to our 25 Sponsors* (made up of businesses AND families) who viewed the Annual Summer Concert Series with enough importance to want to support them. If you want to be a Sponsor for next year's Concerts in the Park, it's never too early to let Caroline know.
Last Friday, The Hot Rods, who have performed previously at a past Brisbane Marina Festival, were back in town to perform mainly hits from the 50s and 60s. They got people dancing right where they were.
Parks and Recreation Commission Chair Bonnie Bologoff enjoying a dance with her husband Cy.
Janie and Dan have, for the past 6 years, been attending every Concert, setting up their chairs and mini table in order to enjoy a hot meal and glass of wine as they take in the free Concert.
Happy Birthday again to Branden, who turned 11 on Friday and opted to celebrate with his friends and family at the Concert!
Jessica Aloft, C.J., and their family know how to plan for a picnic in the Park!
The band doing what they proved to be quite good at - getting people up and moving.
As the sun set, the crowd looked like it had only increased.
A fabulous performance and great night in the Park - thank you, Hot Rods!
Next up, we have the premiere Beatles tribute band, The Sun Kings!
And don't miss The Al Molina Sextet featuring Jeff Oster two days later on Sunday, Sept. 30th from 2:00pm - 4:00pm. Their performance will conclude our 2012 Concert Series.
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 - Ribeye Steak, Baked Potato with Sour Cream and Chives, Sweet Corn ($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 Construction Co.
Golden State Lumber
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
Water Aerobics instructor, Patricia Rohn, was informed today that she needs to undergo an emergency medical procedure and therefore the Water Aerobics class has been cancelled indefinitely. Her students were notified this morning. As soon as we hear more information about the status of the class, her students and the Community will be informed. Thank you for your kind understanding during this time.
Concerts in the Park
The Sun Kings - Beatles Tribute Band
Today, Sept. 28, 5:45 - 8:30, Comm. Park
The Al Molina Sextet
Sun., Sept. 30, 2-4 pm, Comm. Park
Diabetes Benefit Dinner
Sat., Sept. 29, 4-6 pm, 185 Visitacion
Pork Chops, Mashed Potatoes, Beans w/ Bacon
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!