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How to Live in Peace with Urban Coyotes

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Coyotes are being spotted more regularly and close to civilization, in some cases harming or preying on our beloved pets.  We understand this causes a lot of concern, even panic, but according to the CA Dept. of Fish & Wildlife, coyotes are by nature fearful of humans.  Coyotes play an important role in the ecosystem, helping to keep rodent populations under control.  Therefore, keep your dogs and cats indoors at night and do not leave food bowls out overnight.  Coyotes are like dogs and will remember how they got their last easy meal…and will keep returning to get their next.  Some other tips from the Dept. of Fish & Wildlife include:

•    Never feed or attempt to tame coyotes.
•    If followed by a coyote, make loud noises. If this fails, throw rocks in the animal’s direction.
•    Put away bird feeders at night to avoid attracting rodents and other coyote prey.
•    Provide secure enclosures for rabbits, poultry, etc.
•    Pick up fallen fruit and cover compost piles.
•    Ask your neighbors to follow these tips.

In essence, please respect and protect wild animals.  Keep them wild.  To report an aggressive coyote, please call dispatch at (415) 467-1212.

Remember, if you come in contact with a coyote, use negative reinforcment and let them know they’re not welcome.  Make loud noises, throw rocks, or spray them with a garden hose.  For everyone’s safety, it is essential that coyotes retain their natural wariness of humans.  See more tips from the Dept. of Fish and Wildlife in their brochure, "Living with California Coyotes", by clicking here.

Fresh Fish Returning to Farmers' Market

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You may recall Maynard of Dragon Baby Seafood was at the Brisbane Farmers' Market last year.  Well, he's back, as of this Thursday, and wanted the community to know!

He will have black cod fillets for $10/lb.  See pics below:

  cod fillets

The ling cod fillets will be only $6/lb.  See pics below:

ling cod fillets

Stop by the market today, starting at 3pm and going 'til sunset, and say Hi and Welcome Back to Maynard!

Dec. 6th Council Reorganization Meeting

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      City Council Reorg 2018 Invitation


What if a fire were to break out on San Bruno Mtn.?

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                defensible space zone

As we watch the fires burn in northern and southern California, and hope for the best possible outcomes for our fellow citizens, we should also take the time to ensure that we will be informed about what to do in the event of a local wildland fire.

First of all, be sure to register with SMC Alert, either on their website https://hsd.smcsheriff.com/smcalert or by texting to 888777.  The first responders and their public information officers can’t reach you if you don’t register!
In the event of a fire on the mountain, check your registered devices, the city’s website, and listen for announcements made by first responders over their public address systems.

Understand that in the event of a contained fire, you might be directed to shelter in place.  Staying off the roads will allow better access for fire apparatus.

If told to evacuate, the city’s Residential Assembly Point for those needing shelter is the Marina parking lot in front of the Sierra Point Yacht Club (500 Sierra Point Parkway).  Be sure to follow any instructions on which route to take to avoid conflicts with incoming first responders.

If you are forced to flee on foot, assemble at the Community Park for transportation to Sierra Point.

Finally, remember to keep and create a defensible space around your home by conducting regular weed and brush abatement.  For more information on defensible space, please see: http://www.readyforwildfire.org/Defensible-Space/.

Unofficial Election Results

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Results include: all Vote by Mail ballots received in the mail or returned at Vote Centers or Drop Boxes, electronic votes from all the Vote Centers, all paper ballots cast at Vote Centers, and all provisional ballots. ​Updated results were released today, November 27th at 4:30pm, with one more release following this schedule.

The lastest tallies for Measure JJ are:

Yes    1,157 (55.23%)

No     938 (44.77%)

In case you're one of the residents who, when checking on the status of your ballot, saw that it was listed as being from Precinct 5004, it's because Precinct 5004 was created in February of this year, as part of the County's general redistricting process. It is carved out of former portions of 5001 and 5002, which needed to be reduced in size because they were approaching the statutory maximum of registered voters per precinct. Precincts are consolidated on an election-by-election basis.  You can see the San Mateo County November 6, 2018 Statewide General Election Precinct Consolidations here and a map of all the precincts in Brisbane, including new Precinct 5004, here.  Note: The results of Precinct 5004 have been consolidated with those of Precinct 5001.