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Free Blood Pressure Checks

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A retired dialysis nurse and avid Senior Club-goer, Brisbane resident Teresita Brooks began offering free blood pressure checks to her fellow Brisbane Seniors (ages 55 and older) on April 6th.  Stop by the Sunrise Room, located at 2 Visitacion Ave., every 1st and 3rd Friday of the month between 10am - noon for your free check by Teresita.  The next time Teresita will be volunteering her services will be Friday, April 20th.  There will be no blood pressure checks done during the month of May, but Teresita will be back on Friday, June 1st, to resume doing so every 1st and 3rd Friday, from 10am - noon.

Thank you, Teresita, for your warm heart and giving back to your community in such an important and helpful way!

PenTV's "The Game": Ep. 250

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A couple weeks ago, Mayor Clarke Conway and City Manager Clay Holstine were invited to be guests on PenTV's "The Game", a community show about local politics, sports, music, movies, and more.  They talked about the regional housing shortage, the complexity of the Baylands site with it being highly contaminated, and the desire for the Baylands to be cleaned up to a standard where a true residential neighborhood could one day exist.

Visitacion Gardens Senior Housing

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Visitacion Gardens Apartments is accepting waitlist applications for two-bedroom apartments renting for $1246/month. Other unit sizes and rent levels area also available.

Visitacion Gardens Apartments is a 14-unit senior (age 62 or older) community located in downtown Brisbane.  Located next to the Senior Center, these attractive one- and two-bedroom apartments include:

  • All-electric kitchen
  • Washer/dryer hook-up
  • Wall-to-wall carpets
  • Walk-in closet

    The residential community offers:
  • Onsite laundry facility
  • Beautifully landscaped walkway
  • Limited assigned parking
  • Professional management

    To obtain an application, visit their office at 8 Visitacion Avenue, Brisbane, CA 94005, or call (415) 330-9252.

Signboard Postings

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Posted 4/15/2018


Brisbane Eagles Club
Cancer Fund Enchilada Dinner
Sat., April 21, 2pm @ Eagles
Open to the Public


Live at Mission Blue Presents
Telegraph Quartet w/ Angela Lee
Sat., April 21, Miss. Blue Center
www.liveatmissionblue.com
Tickets Available at the Door


Posted 4/11/2018


Donate to Concerts in the Park!
There is Still Time to Join w/ your
Fellow Community Members
For More Info: 415-657-4321


Join us for a Special Screening of
"Screenagers"
Thurs., April 19, 6:30-8pm
Lipman Middle School, 1 Solano St.

 

April 2018 Marina Newsletter

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 Click here to read the April 2018 Marina Newsletter.

Talking Sustainability in Brisbane

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If you haven't already heard, April is Earth Month.  How fitting then that Brisbane's Sustainability Management Analyst Adrienne Etherton was recently interviewed at PenTV studios in San Carlos with the below segment running on their channel (Comcast Ch. 26) throughout the entire month of April.  Check it out: 

From the title, which alludes to Earth Day (April 21st), Adrienne speaks of how she's focused on addressing the City's Climate Action Plan and reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the City.

Speaking of which, Adrienne cites the Feb. 14th grand opening of the City's first fast EV charger station which has been getting great usage in its first month.  She touched on other initiatives and strategies that the City will be tackling that keep greenhouse gas emissions low, which will be covered in greater depth in future posts focused on sustainability throughout this Earth Month!

In closing, as we are currently experiencing a small springtime shower, did you know that Brisbane has one of the lowest residential per-capita water use rates in the region at ~46-48 gallons per day?  The City has an ordinance prohibiting water waste, as well as a water-efficient landscaping ordinance that requires large landscape plans to show use of drought-tolerant plants and water-efficient irrigation.  We participate in regional water conservation programs offering rebates to qualified customers for high-efficiency toilets and rain barrels, offer landscape audits to our largest users, and coordinate water-efficient landscape classes and interactive school assemblies at BES.

Our next water-efficient landscape class will be held on Wednesday, April 18th at City Hall from 6-8pm.  It's in collaboration with BAWSCA (the Bay Area Water Supply & Conservation Agency) and is a hands-on workshop to learn all about water-wise edible gardening!  Register here: http://bawsca.org/conserve/programs/eventdetails/.

And of course, we'll be celebrating Earth Day on Saturday, April 21st by hosting a Habitat Restoration Day at Mission Blue Dr. &  Monarch Dr. from 9:30am-12:30pm.  We'll be restoring Brisbane's native habitat by removing invasing plant species.  Volunteers of all ages & abilities are welcome!  Free t-shirt and lunch included.

Happy Earth Month!  Let's make sure we do what we can to protect the precious resources we've got.

April STAR Newsletter

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Click here
to read the April STAR Newsletter & Summer Activity Guide.

Signboard Postings

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Posted 4/7/2018


Park & Rec Summer Registrations
Open April 10 for Residents
Register online: www.brisbaneca.org
or in Our Office – 50 Park Pl

 
Office Hours w/ Councilman Lentz
Wed., April 11th, 6:30-8pm
City Hall, Large Conference Rm,
Bring Your Questions!



Posted 4/6/2018
 
 
Doris Barry
1929-2018
Services @ LDS Church 4/12/18
For More Info: 801-560-3173



Posted 4/5/2018



Brisbane Community Pool
Spring Water Aerobics
M, W, F: 11:15am & Sat: 9:30am
Come Join in the Fun!

District 5 Citizen of the Year

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San Mateo County Supervisor David J. Canepa presented Brisbane Chamber of Commerce President & CEO Mitch Bull the District 5 Citizen of Year representing Brisbane at the "District 5 Together: A World United" culture and resource fair at Jefferson High School in Daly City this past Saturday, March 31. “Small business owners are vital economic engines and no one has championed small business growth in our communities like Mitch Bull.  His record speaks for itself,” Canepa said.  Congratulations, Mitch, on a recognition well-deserved!

Please Don't Use Rat Poison Outdoors

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A worthy reminder not to use rat/gopher poison/baits outside your home.  It directly affects beautiful creatures like this Red-tailed Hawk, who prey on rodents that may have eaten rat poison but are still alive.

At the end of January, a resident found this Red-tailed Hawk and called the Peninsula Humane Society (PHS) to have it picked up.  When she called back to see about its condition, she was told it had to be euthanized due to organ failure.  What caused the organ failure is unclear, but the PHS asked that residents be reminded that poison baits have this effect on hawks and owls.  So, please, do not use rat/gopher poison outside for any reason.  Should you have an indoor pest problem such as rats or mice, check out this fact sheet Finding a Company that can Prevent Pest Problems, which can be found on the San Mateo Countywide Water Pollution Prevention Program's website.  They also have a fact sheet dedicated to Keeping Rats and Mice Away from your Home.