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You can now find loose leaf organic tea made in San Francisco at the Thursday Farmers' Market. Tea Smiths of San Francisco has joined West Coast Farmers' Markets and will be in Brisbane every Thursday 3pm - 7pm (11 Old County Rd., Brisbane). Courtney is passionate about their premium hand crafted blends, with names like Healthy Tummy, Good Night, Detox, Energize, and Citrus Hibiscus. Come and sample the teas! He'll have one cold and hot brew tea for you to try.
September is National Preparedness Month (NPM), and the theme for this year is: "Be Disaster Aware, Take Action to Prepare". There are also weekly themes, so each week we'll be sharing tips and information concerning the following on our Facebook and Twitter pages (be sure to Like and Follow us):
Week 1 - How to...Reconnect with Family After a Disaster
Week 2 - Know How to Plan for Specific Needs Before a Disaster (youth and children, business, organizations, those with disabilities, pets, etc.)
Week 3 - How to...Build An Emergency Kit
Week 4 & 5 - How to...Practice for an Emergency
For more details about National Preparedness Month please visit: www.ready.gov/september or @Readygov on Twitter. And if you haven't already signed up to receive text alerts during an emergency from the City, please do so today at SMCAlert.info. The Director of Emergency Services, Randy Breault, will also be providing the City Council with a presentation about National Preparedness Month at the September 2, 2014 Council Meeting. Last weekend's earthquake in Napa makes this all the more timely, as we clearly saw it is not a matter of "if", it is a matter of "when" a disaster will strike!
A number of streets in town and in Crocker Industrial Park will have crack seal material applied to address various cracks in the pavement surface. The project has been moved up from October to this month and will officially start THIS WEEK on August 26. The project dates have been revised and the project will take place from Tuesday, Aug. 26 to Thursday, Aug. 28. Notification for parking restrictions will be provided 72 hours in advance of the work, and thru traffic will be accommodated. Minor delays can be expected. The streets that will be crack sealed during this five-day project include the following:
Day 1: Tuesday, August 26:
ALVARADO ST from MONO ST to VISITACION AVE
INYO ST from MARIPOSA ST to SAN FRANCISCO AVE
LAKE ST from SAN BRUNO AVE to GLEN PARK WAY
MARIPOSA ST from VISITACION AVE to SAN BRUNO AVE
MARIPOSA ST from SOLANO ST to VISITACION AVE
MONTEREY ST from SAN BRUNO AVE to ALVARADO ST
SANTA CLARA ST from SAN BRUNO AVE to SAN FRANCISCO AVE
Day 2: Wednesday, August 27:
HUMBOLDT RD from SOLANO ST to TRINITY RD
NORTH HILL DR from VALLEY DR to GUADALUPE CANYON PKWY
OLD COUNTY RD from SAN FRANCISCO AVE to BAYSHORE BLVD
SAN FRANCISCO AVE from DEAD END (WEST) to INYO ST
SAN MATEO LANE from HUMBOLDT RD to KINGS RD
Day 3: Thursday, August 28:
MONO ST from ALVARADO ST to KLAMATH ST
SAN BRUNO AVE from BAYSHORE BLVD to THOMAS AVE
SIERRA POINT RD from SAN BENITO RD to GLEN PARK WAY
SIERRA POINT RD from GLEN PARK WAY to HUMBOLDT RD
SOLANO ST from 150 FT NORTH OF MARIPOSA ST to MONTEREY ST
We apologize in advance for the inconvenience, and we appreciate your patience while this necessary pavement repair work is being done. If you have any concerns or questions, please call the Public Works Department at (415) 508-2130.
Brisbane's Historic 7 Mile House was the location of a recent PenTV production, San Mateo County History Stories with Mike Casey. It is being aired on Ch. 26 this week as part of their "Pen Voice" program, which airs daily at 7am, noon, and 7pm. The piece on The 7 Mile House will come on at approximately 7:10am, 12:10pm, and 7:10pm. Or, you can simply click the Play button below to start watching online.
UPDATE Monday, August 25, 11:22am - Both the Fire Station re-painting and the corner of Lake/Glen Park Way re-landscaping were completed late last week. Here are the "after" photos!
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There are a couple spots in town that will undergoing a facelift starting early next week! The Public Works Building and Grounds Team has scheduled the prep work for painting Station 81 (pictured right) to begin on Tuesday, August 12th. This was one of the Capital Improvement Projects that the Council approved with the 2014-15 city budget. The plan is to pressure wash the building on Tuesday and let it dry for a day or two, depending on the weather. It should take about 4 days to complete after that. We'll post an "after" pic once the re-painting has been completed.
On Monday, August 11th, landscape improvements at the Lake St. Pump Station (pictured below) are scheduled to begin. Most of the current plants and trees will be pruned back, with new drought-tolerant plants being added to provide better screening and an overall
better appearance of the Lake St. and Glen Park Way corner. The contractor who will be performing the work, Loral Landscaping, met with the neighbors on Lake St. who got to review the landscaping plan and provide input. An "after" pic will also be added once the landscaping work has been completed.
Concerts in the Park 2014 kicks off Friday, August 1st at 5:45pm with "Foreverland", an electrifying 14-member Michael Jackson Tribute Band who will be back in Brisbane for their second year. Along with the Lions Club grilling up hot dogs and the Women's Club serving up cookies, coffee, and hot chocolate, there will be two food trucks at this concert: Naked Chorizo and Frozen Kuhsterd.
On Friday, August 8th, new-to-Brisbane band Pop Fiction will be entertaining the crowd:
On Friday, August 15th, The Houserockers will be back in town!
On Friday, August 22nd, Brisbane's own Jerry Kuhel & the Side Effects and Jeff Cotton's Gin Joint will be performing:
Closing out the Concerts this year is new band Caravanserai, a Santana Tribute Band!
All Concerts take place in the Community Park (11 Old County Rd., Brisbane) and go from 5:45pm - 8:30pm and are FREE thanks to the generous donations of our Sponsors.
Automatic Garage Door Corp.
Brisbane Eagles Club
Dan Can Do - Dan Sorrentino
Dettmer Construction Company - Bob Dettmer
Linda Montenegro Dettmer
Raymond & Lori Liu
Tai Chi Yuen
Tim Chang & Sons - Humboldt Tree Service
Universal Paragon Corporation
It's not too late to be a Sponsor! If you're interested in supporting the Concerts in the Park, please contact Steve Beaty at (415) 508-2144 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
At the January 13, 2014 City Council meeting, the Police Chief gave an overview of the City's Leash Law. As a reminder, the Brisbane Police Department enforces leash law violations under the Brisbane Municipal Code, section 6.04.070 which states that no owner shall "allow an animal to be upon any public street, sidewalk, park, school ground, any public property, or upon any enclosed premises in this jurisdiction unless the animal is...under the control of the owner by...a substantial chain, lead rope, or leash, which chain, lead rope, or leash shall be continuously held by some competent person capable of controlling such animal." Anyone violating this section of the City's Municipal Code will be issued a $100.00 administrative citation for the first offense, with much steeper fines for repeat offenses. If you see anyone violating the City's Leash Law, please contact the Brisbane Police Department right away by calling (415) 467-1212 so that the officer can attempt to contain the dog, contact the owner, and when necessary, contact the Peninsula Humane Society for assistance.
Update Friday, 8/22, 11:16am - At last night's Council meeting, a timely presentation on West Nile Virus was given by Theresa Shelton, a vector ecologist from San Mateo County Mosquito and Vector Control Distict (segment begins at 12:30). She stressed the importance of reporting all dead birds and squirrels to the CA Dept. of Public Health West Nile Virus and Dead Bird Hotline by calling (877) 968-BIRD (2473) or online at www.westnile.ca.gov.
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Through SMCAlert, the City became aware today about a pool of mosquitoes and a dead bird found at Clay Park in South San Francisco. Both the pool of mosquitoes and bird tested positive for the West Nile Virus.
San Mateo County Mosquito & Vector Control is planning to fog a ½ mile radius surrounding the location where the mosquito pool and bird were found. Areas surrounding Clay Park in South San Francisco, Colma, and Daly City are included in the fogging treatment plan.
The fogging will take place between the hours of 9:00 PM to 5:00 AM beginning Thursday (8/21) evening into Friday (8/22) morning.
Residents with questions can call the District at (650) 344-8592 Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.
To prevent mosquito bites and breeding, the San Mateo County Mosquito Abatement District reminds the public to remember the “Three Ds” — drain standing water because that is where mosquitoes lay eggs; wear proper clothing and repellent during dawn and dusk when mosquitoes bite; and apply insect repellent containing DEET, picaradin, oil of lemon eucalyptus or IR3535.
If you or someone you know are experiencing symptoms of the West Nile Virus (fever, headache, fatigue, sometimes a skin rash, swollen lymph glands and eye pain), please contact your local physician and schedule to get tested for the virus immediately.