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Posted 4/15/2011

In Loving Memory of
Gloria Sevilla
Teacher
1931 - 2011
 
 
Posted 4/14/2011
 
Masterworks Chorale
"Love Songs and Chocolate"
Sun., Apr. 17th, 4 pm, Miss. Blue Ctr.
 
 
Posted 4/11/2011
 
Brisbane Marina
Derrick Ward Memorial Car/Cycle Show
Sat., Apr. 17, 9 am - 4 pm, Brisbane Marina
Benefits Pancreatic Action Network
For Information (650) 583-6975
 

AYSO Fundraiser
Pancake Breakfast
and Early Bird Sign Ups

 

San Bruno Officials Stop In

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At this past Monday night's City Council meeting, San Bruno Vice Mayor Michael Salazar and Finance Director for the City of San Bruno Edmund Suen presented a Proclamation to the City of Brisbane, for assistance provided in response to the tragic September 9, 2011 pipeline explosion and fire.  Nearly 900 Police and Fire personnel from throughout San Mateo County and the Bay Area fought the fire, evacuated residents, and assisted with the initial clean up and re-entry to the Glenview neighborhood.  During that same time, more than 200 non-safety personnel from neighboring jurisdictions, Brisbane included, responded and provided assistance to the community of San Bruno by staffing the Emergency Operations Center (EOC).  Shifts in the EOC lasted 12 hours each, and staff from Brisbane helped in answering the public information line where residents and reporters caused the line to be ringing far more frequently than they had staff available to answer it.  This helped to quell the anxiety of the residents as well as assist reporters from local TV stations and news groups to report out accurate information to the public.  The City of Brisbane is appreciative of San Bruno stopping and presenting the City with a Proclamation, but wouldn't hesitate to offer the same support and services if ever the need arose.

Energy Retrofit Call Center

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The Energy Upgrade Bay Area Information Center is now open to provide Bay Area residents with information about the benefits of retrofit improvements and available financial incentives. Hours of operation are between 8:00am and 4:00pm, Monday through Friday. The call center’s toll free phone number is 855-464-8484 and the local Oakland number is (510) 464-8484.

The Energy Upgrade Bay Area Information Center call center works with an associated website (www.energyupgradeca.org) to help homeowners and others navigate the Energy Upgrade California process. Call center staff provides information to residents with questions or for those unable to access the internet. Energy Upgrade California is designed to encourage California residents to conduct home improvement projects to lower energy use, conserve water and natural resources, and to make homes healthier and more comfortable.

ABAG Energy Upgrade Bay Area Information Center and Energy Upgrade California are funded by the California Energy Commission and the federal America Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). For more information about Energy Upgrade Bay Area, call 855-464-8484 or visit the Energy Upgrade California website at http://www.energyupgradeca.org.

"Take a Hike 2011"

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San Mateo County Supervisor Rose Jacobs Gibson invites you to the "Take A Hike 2011" kick-off Saturday, April 9th, 9:00am, at San Bruno Mountain State and County Park, located right near our City of Stars.

So mark your calendars and get on your hiking shoes! 

Supervisor Jacobs Gibson initiated "Take A Hike" three years ago as a way to encourage residents to become more active and learn about the beautiful parks and trails in San Mateo County.  On April 9, the Supervisor will welcome hikers and introduce the 2011 season, which features a new schedule of parks and trails, including a special “Dog Days of Summer: Bring Your Dog” walk in August.

Known for its wild flowers, San Bruno Mountain is the ideal location for an April walk.  Participants will be guided by a park ranger who will discuss the park’s history and uniqueness.  Participants of this first hike will receive an official "Take A Hike 2011" T-shirt.

For more information about San Bruno Mountain Park and driving directions, visit www.SMCoParks.org

Signboard Postings

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Posted 4/5/2011

City of Brisbane
Habitat Restoration Day
Sat., Apr. 30, 9am-1pm, @ Firth Canyon
Info: www.brisbaneca.org or 415-508-2118


Brisbane Parks & Recreation Dept.
Summer Camp Reg.
Filling up fast, so sign-up right away
www.brisbaneca.org or call 508-2140

Signboard Postings

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Posted 3/30/2011

City of Brisbane
Tennis Classes
Adult and Youth, Starts on April 5th
Info: www.brisbaneca.org or 508-2140

Live at Mission Blue
Camerata Capistrano
Sat., April 2, 7:30pm, Mission Blue Center
Tickets: www.LiveAtMissionBlue.com or City Hall


To be posted 4/2/2011

City of Brisbane
Water Bills are
Due April 5th

Earthquake Preparedness Month

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They say, "Timing is everything."  When spoken in regards to earthquakes, the effect can be bone-chilling.  Consider this: four major earthquakes have taken place worldwide in the span of just over a year, starting with the catastrophic magnitude-7.0 earthquake that struck Haiti on January 12, 2010, followed just one month later on February 27th with the magnitude-8.8 earthquake devastated Chile.  Then, almost exactly one year later, on February 22, 2011, a magnitude-6.3 earthquake hit Christchurch, New Zealand.  And, of course, Japan a few weeks ago on March 11th was rocked by a 9.0 earthquake in its northeast region.  An article published on www.newsweek.com, entitled, "The Scariest Earthquake is Yet to Come", states that three corners of the Pacific plate have been hit with recent earthquakes - the northwest with Japan's quake, the southwest with New Zealand, and the southeast with Chile.  That leaves just one point - the northeast - or, more specifically, the San Francisco Bay Area, unaffected.

While that is very sobering to hear, perhaps even frightening, the truth of the matter is this: we live in a beautiful and picturesque region of the state, but the Bay Area is also home to a number of fault lines, most notable being the San Andreas and the Hayward Fault.  Check out the below eye-opening video to see just how much destruction an earthquake would cause if one were to strike the Bay Area today.

While it is true that earthquakes, unlike tornadoes and hurricanes, know no season – April is observed as National Earthquake Preparedness month. For our protection and for the protection of our families, we need to take specific earthquake precautions so that we can be prepared when disaster strikes.  Click here to be taken to the Specific Disasters section of City's Office of Emergency Services webpage to see what you need to do before, during, and after an earthquake.  We hope you not only find the information useful, but that it moves you to action in preparing for the next "big one", because, It could be here before we know it.

April CITYNEWS

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Click Here to read the April CITYNEWS

Kinder Morgan

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Kinder Morgan, owners of what is known as the Tank Farm, located on Tunnel Avenue just past Tunnel Ave. Bridge, will attend the April 4th City Council meeting at the request of the City.  Events following the earthquake in Japan a few weeks ago prompted officials to ask Kinder Morgan to present an overview of their operations and the safety precautions they have in place should a disaster strike.  The public is encouraged to attend the City Council meeting or watch the presentation live on Ch. 27 starting at 7:30pm (if you subscribe to Comcast), or streaming live on the City's website here (if you don't).

2-1-1 "Look-up" Service

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It's like dialing 4-1-1, but specific to the needs of San Mateo County residents.  Do you know who to call with questions about Medicare, MediCal or Medicaid? Rent Assistance? Home-delivered meals or if a loved one, friend or neighbor needs help? As of right now, just dial 2-1-1 from any phone - including cell phones - and a live person will help you with information and referrals to local community services, such as food, shelter, counseling, employment assistance, quality child care, volunteer opportunities and more. The service, provided through a partnership between San Mateo County and United Way of the Bay Area, is free, confidential and available 24 hours a day in 150 languages.  There is a also a website specific to San Mateo County - all 9 Bay Area counties now have access  to 2-1-1.  Nationally, 2-1-1 is available to more than 245 million people in 47 states, plus Washington D.C and Puerto Rico.