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NB Sierra Point Pkwy Offramp Closed 9/10

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You may have noticed the orange detour signs that have recently been posted along Northbound 101.  Caltrans has determined that the Sierra Point Parkway Offramp, which they maintain, is one of 9 "bridge" locations or offramps in San Mateo County along Hwy 1, 101, and 280 that require deck treatment in order to seal off cracks on the bridge deck and as a result, extend its life.  Before treatment can be done, the existing traffic stripes need to be removed, followed by the offramp being cleaned, and the treatment applied.  Permanent striping will then be installed.

The Sierra Point Parkway Offramp will be closed on 9/10, 9/25 and 9/26 between 8pm - 6am in order for this work to be performed.  The detour is for motorists to continue at NB101, exit at Candlestick Park, get back onto SB101, and then exit Sierra Point Parkway.  A Ramp Closure sign will also be placed on the offramp itself with the dates and times of the closure.  Thank you for your patience as Caltrans completes this work!

Caltrain Electrification Project

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At last night's City Council Meeting, Caltrain Government and Community Relations Officer, Brent Tietjen, provided an overview of the Caltrain Electrification Project. 

The first set of activities will be tree pruning and foundation installation, followed by pole installation.  There are no trees planned for removal in the City of Brisbane. Additionally, starting in October, there will be weekend work on the tunnels in San Francisco which will require 24 weekend shutdowns of train service north of Bayshore Station, with supplemental bus service provided by SamTrans; a "bus bridge" will be provided from Bayshore Station to 4th and King and 22nd Street stations.

Caltrain has conducted foundation potholing in years past leading up to where the project is today.  Potholing will resume in December 2018 and last approximately 3-4 months.  In his presentation, Brent indicated that crews will utilize acoustical blankets on the louder equipment and position lights away from homes.  To view Brent's full slide deck, please click here.

Caltrain encourages the public to stay up-to-date as their Electrification Project progresses along.  Sign up for their weekly updates, or connect with them on social media (Facebook or Twitter).  For more information, please visit the project's website, www.CalMod.org.  Any questions about the project can be directed to CalMod@caltrain.com or the dedicated line for construction: (650) 399-9659 / (800) 660-4287 (Toll Free).

Note: this work is different from

Caltrain's Positive Train Control (PTC) Project - an advanced signal system that will equip the corridor with federally-mandated technology that will improve safety and increase reliability and operating performance.  However, it all falls under the umbrella of the Caltrain Electrification Project.  A separate project hotline and email address have been set up for the PTC Project - Hotline: (650) 508-7726 |  Email: PTC@caltrain.com

National Preparedness Month 2018

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September is National Preparedness Month and this year’s overall theme is: Disasters Happen. Prepare Now. Learn How.  The theme empowers all of us to take an active role in preparing for disasters and emergencies.

Each week, we will highlight tips and steps to take an important preparedness action. 

 

Week 1: Sept. 1-8 - Make and Practice Your Plan

 

Learn how with steps from the Ready Campaign:

  • Make an emergency plan, including how you and your family/household will communicate after a disaster.
  • Sign up for the San Mateo County Alert System, SMC Alert.
  • Learn your evacuation zone and make an evacuation plan.

Week 2: Sept. 9-15 - Learn Life Saving Skills.

Check out the following sections found in the Life Saving Skills Toolkit:

  • Fire Safety
  • Power Outage
  • Natural Gas
  • Emergency Plan
  • Financial Preparedness
     

Week 3: Sept. 16-22 - Check Your Insurance Coverage.

Learn how with steps from the Ready Campaign:

  • Insurance is the first line of defense; check your insurance coverage for adequate coverage and review the Document and Insure Property guide.  Ask questions now before you need to use it!
  • Snap photos or shoot video of important documents and personal belongs to help you quickly file a claim.
  • Flood Insurance allows communities and families to recover more quickly and more fully. Visit Floodsmart.gov to learn more about flood insurance and how to protect your home or business. Just one inch of water can cause $25,000 in damage.


Week 4: Sept. 23-29 - Save for an Emergency.

  • Plan financially for the possibility of disaster. You will have expenses like lodging, food, and gas, after a disaster.
  • Complete an Emergency Financial First Aid Kit (EFFAK).
  • Maintain emergency savings for use in case of an emergency.
  • Only about half of all Americans have an emergency fund. This gives them the money needed to help with increased expenses after a disaster. Get tips about creating a fund.
  • Keep some cash on hand in case of emergencies.

September 2018 Marina News

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 Click here to read the September 2018 Marina Newsletter

Brisbane Authors Collection

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Pictured L to R: Albert Duro, Tony Press, Kathy Wall, and Ray Miller.

Did you know there are published authors in town, some maybe living right down the street from you? From the former Editor of the Brisbane Bee, to an author of a collection of short stories, to a children's book author, to a college-level textbook author, the group above make up just a few in-town authors whose works have been generously donated to the Brisbane Authors Collection. If you have a piece of printed work that you would like to donate to the Collection, which will be housed in the new Brisbane Library's History Room, please bring a copy of it to City Hall, to Albert Duro's attention. Albert is also the City's IT Manager, and will see to it that your signature is placed on the sticker found inside the front cover and that your work is properly chronicled as being part of the Collection. On the table are pieces that were recently donated. Add yours today for the Brisbane Community to enjoy once the new Library opens in the Fall of 2019.

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