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Posted 10/22/2014


Brisbane Lions
Flu Shot Clinic
Sat., Oct. 25, 9 am - Noon, 2 Visitacion Ave
Free for Brisbane Residents


Brisbane Eagles Club
Heart Fund Benefit Dinner
Sat., Oct. 25, 4 - 6 pm, 185 Visitacion
Lasagna, Garlic Bread & Salad, $10.00


Posted 10/21/2014


Brisbane Parks and Recreation Dept.
Zumba Gold Classes
Mon. & Wed., 8:30-9:30 am, Mission Blue Center
Starts Mon., Oct. 27, $40/six classes


Posted 10/20/2014


In Loving Memory Of
Bert Patania
1938 - 2014
Service Info: (650) 219-9787


Brisbane Library
Read For The Record
Tues., Oct. 21, 3:30 pm, 250 Visitacion
All Ages Welcome To Attend

 

 

 

2024 Olympics at the Baylands?

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You may have seen a recent article about the Summer 2024 Olympic and Paralympic games.  There is a group called the San Francisco 2024 Exploratory Committee who are working on a potential bid for both these games.   A proposal, if there is one, will have San Francisco as the lead city.

The exploratory committee is currently evaluating a variety of sites throughout the Bay Area for venues for various events and sports competitions.  One of the ideas they are exploring is placing a temporary “pop up” Olympic Stadium that would be used for opening and closing events as we well as the Track & Field competition on the Brisbane Baylands.  The stadium would be torn down and its materials repurposed after the Games have ended.  The organizing committee has approached the property owner as well as the City in very preliminary and exploratory discussions.

The Bay Area is one of four sites in the United States that are currently evaluating whether they wish to bid for the 2024 games.  The other three are Los Angeles, Washington D.C. and Boston.  Sometime towards the end of the year the City of San Francisco and San Francisco 2024 will determine if they want to compete for the United States bid.  If so they will submit a formal proposal, which will include potential sites for various venues.   

In early 2015 the United States Olympic Committee will determine whether they want to submit a bid that would be subject to international competition.  If so they will choose amongst the American cities that submit proposals.  In 2017 the International Olympic Committee will select and announce the host city for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

As you can see from this schedule, that discussion of Brisbane as a potential site for venues for the 2024 games is in its early stages.  Any actual proposal would require environmental review as well as a City Council approved land-use permit.

Check in as the process continues as we will be updating the community on the status of decision making.

New Zumba Class

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Brisbane resident Lillian Markind is excited to lead active older adults in a modified Zumba class, using easy-to-follow choreography focusing on cardio, balance, flexibility and coordination.  The first class is on Monday, Oct. 27th.  Classes will be held Mon/Weds 8:30am - 9:30am at Mission Blue Center.  Drop-ins welcome.  View more details on the Zumba Gold flyer and sign up today!

Caltrain Construction Work

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Over the next several months, Caltrain will be performing work within the railroad right-of-way in Brisbane as part of the Advanced Signal System Project to upgrade the safety, performance, and operating efficiency of the Peninsula’s commuter rail system.  The Advanced Signal System, also called Communications Based Overlay Signal System (CBOSS) Positive Train Control (PTC) will equip the corridor with federally-mandated safety technology and increase system capacity to help accommodate future ridership demand. The Project will monitor and, if necessary, control train movement in the event of human error. This will increase safety by:

  • Eliminating the risk of train-to-train collisions
  • Reducing risk of potential derailments by enforcing speed limits
  • Providing additional safety for railroad workers on the tracks
  • Improving grade crossing performance to reduce gate downtime and improve local traffic circulation

The CBOSS PTC system is scheduled to be operational by 2015 and is a key component of the Caltrain Modernization Program, which will electrify the Caltrain Corridor by 2019.  An electrified Caltrain will be cleaner and quieter and will upgrade the system to provide faster and/or more frequent service to more stations and riders.

To implement the CBOSS PTC system, there are several installation phases (boring, conduit, fiber pulling, testing) that will occur within Caltrain's right-of-way, usually at night (8pm to 6am) in order to maintain regular train service.  Testing of the fiber cable and the overall system is scheduled for spring 2015.  Residents may experience some minor installation noise during this time.  For more information, please view the Caltrain's CBOSS PTC Project page or contact Caltrain at (650) 508-6499; e-mail: caltrainptc@samtrans.com .

Repairs at Mission Blue Center

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Constructed in 2000, Mission Blue Center has had various minor repairs over the last 14 years.  Repair work is now needed for the entryway steps at Mission Blue Drive, which is is scheduled to begin on the morning of Monday, October 20, 2014. 

The repair work will be a 3-part process.  The first part consists of removal of the exisiting damaged stairway caps, followed by forming for concrete and rebar and pouring the concrete.  Concrete is needed because the existing caps were simply mortared on top as separate pieces, and cracks formed between the slabs.  This part of the repair process is planned to take approximately one week.  The second part of the repair work involves applying the stucco coat.  The final step will be priming and painting.  Thank you for your patience as this work is being completed and we ask the public to avoid using this stairway during the course of its repair.  If you have any questions about this project, please call the Public Works Dept. at 508-2130.

New Bayshore U-Turn Light

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You may have noticed that KWW Cabinents on Bayshore Blvd. is near completion; it was a design-build that started construction last year.  To access the business going northbound on Bayshore, one will need to first make a U-turn at the traffic signal approximately a 1/2 block up Bayshore.  This was a requirement of the new development and work by the developer’s contractor to install 1. two medians (one on the north leg and one in the south leg of the intersection), 2. U-turn lane and 3. necessary traffic signal improvements at the intersection is expected to start next week.  Estimated construction time is 3 weeks, with only one lane in each directions allowed to be closed at a time, and only between 9am - 4pm to minimize inconveniences to the public.  Thank you in advance for your patience and driving safely through the construction area.

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Posted 10/15/2014


Donna Abdellatif (Allen)
1959 - 2014
Loving Mother, Daughter, Sister
Services Info:  (415) 672-7674


League Of Women Voters
Brisbane School Board
Candidates Forum
Thurs., Oct 16, 6:30 - 7:45 pm, 1 Solano St.

 

Community Pool Renovation

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Starting in January 2015, the City plans to close the Community Pool for approximately 6-8 weeks so that restoration work can be completed.  That includes first draining the pool so that resurfacing, replastering, and re-tiling the pool floor can occur.  Crews will also be performing a complete restoration of the pool's concrete deck to take care of the rusting rebar.  At this time they'll also repair deck drain lines to ensure all of the inlets drain properly.  The men's locker room tiles that are damagend will also be repaired during the closure, like the women's was in June of this year.  Lastly, the kiddie pool which has not been operated in recent years due to problems keeping chlorine levels balanced, will in the coming weeks be tested to see if it can be operational after the closure.  Public Works crews as well as pool maintenance support will take off the cover and get it running so that testing can be performed.  All of this work was approved by the City Council on June 19, 2014 when the City's 2014/15 budget was adopted.  The capital improvements that will be made to the Pool will help the City save money from there being less unscheduled repairs and closures in the future.  The City is well-aware of the loyal patrons who use the Pool, even during the winter months, and asks for everyone's patience during the closure.  Crews will work as dilligently as possible to ensure the Pool reopens as soon as the restoration work has been completed.  For any questions about this project, please contact the Public Works Department at  (415) 508-2130.

Road Work 10/6-10/15

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Due to the discovery of a damaged sewer line, a contractual obligation to complete a road resurfacing project on schedule, and the imminent need to repair anomalies in PG&E gas service lines, several of Brisbane’s streets will experience traffic impacts in the next two weeks, beginning Monday, October 6th.

The areas shown below in red indicate where the roadway will be closed from 8 AM - 5 PM, followed by the closure dates (click to enlarge).  “No Parking” notices have already been posted as required for much of the work, and will continue to be posted 72 hours in advance of construction. The areas marked in green will have a single lane of traffic controlled by flaggers - please expect delays and plan your trips accordingly.

Paving work will commence on Monday the 6th, beginning with Tulare St.  Striping work will be scheduled after the asphalt paving portion of the work has cured.  This project is scheduled to be completed on October 24th.  Again, “No Parking” signs will be posted 72 hours in advance of any work that affects parking, as well as “Road Closed” signs where needed, with emergency access being maintained at all times. 

PG&E’s utilization of the latest technology for compliance distribution pipeline survey has identified locations to repair.  Those repair locations have been indicated on the map above.  PG&E crews will be working at these locations over the next few weeks.  Expect minor delays.  For a visual on how PG&E is utilizing the technology, please click here.

If you have any questions regarding any of these projects, please contact the Public Works Department at (415) 508-2130.  Thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation as these projects are completed.

October 2014 Citynews

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Skatepark Project Update

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The Skatepark project will be discussed at next Thursday's City Council meeting of October 16, 2014.  The staff report outlines how the Facilities Subcommittee will be making the recommendation to the full Council for the skatepark to remain at its current site across from the Community Park and next to the basketball courts.  Should the Council concur with the Subcommittee's recommendation, the consultant Spohn Ranch will continue to work with the stakeholders and move forward with development of a conceptual design.  They have recently set up a Facebook Group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/brisbaneskatepark/) to keep the community apprised of the latest project developments.

If you would like to support the Skatepark Project, Brisbane resident Michael Barnes and users of the skatepark are selling silk-screened Brisbane tee-shirts for $15.  So far, their efforts have raised $2,600.  They will be at the Sunday Farmers' Market from 9am - 1pm if you'd like to pick one up.  For any questions or custom orders, please contact Michael at mgb5@mindspring.com .

Home Sharing Opportunities

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HIP Housing is a non-profit organization in San Mateo County who for the past 42 years has been providing free, long-term support to those who need it most in San Mateo County.  Click to view a partial list of persons seeking shared housing opportunities through the Home Sharing Program as of October 2014.  Click also to view a partial list of available shared housing opportunities.  Contact HIP Housing at (650) 348-6660 for any questions or to discuss home sharing opportunities or other available affordable housing.

October 2014 Marina News

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Click here to read the October 2014 Marina Newsletter

Rebates for Rain Barrels

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Rebates up to $100 are now available for rain barrels!

In partnership with the San Mateo Countywide Water Pollution Prevention Program (a program of the City/County Association of Governments of San Mateo County) and BAWSCA, the City is offering rebates of up to $100 per rain barrel for the purchase and installation of qualifying rain barrels.  Qualifying rain barrels must be newly purchased, a minimum size of 50 gallons, and designed for the intended purpose of rain capture.  Click here for the full program requirements.

The applications will be made available on BAWSCA's website later today, where you can learn more about how much water rain barrels save and how you can participate in the program.

For additional information on rain barrels, the Public Works Department has assembled a Guidance on Installing Rain Barrels on Residential Properties.  For any questions about this new rebate program, feel free to give them a call at 508-2130.

PG&E Working In Brisbane

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The City was notified yesterday that PG&E detected two anomalies (pipe dents and metal loss) in their 30” diameter gas transmission line in San Bruno Mountain State and County Park within their easement.  They considered this repair an emergency, and thus proceeded with starting the repair work immediately.  Prior to doing so, they obtained an Encroachment Permit from the County of San Mateo Parks Department, had a Biological Assessment, including Revegetation Recommendations (prepared by Garcia and Associates Natural and Cultural Resources Associates), and prepared and received approval of their San Bruno Mountain Habitat Conservation Plan Site Activity Review Application for the work. 

Their work is on a north slope of the park, adjacent to and east of the PG&E electrical transmission towers and west of the quarry.  They are clearing an area within their easement and will walk an excavator up the cleared area to the two excavation locations, the higher being approximately 850’ up the hillside, in order to dig and repair the line.  They expect the work to take seven to 10 days, not including restoration activities.

While we would have preferred more notice to have been able to provide this information to residents and interested parties in advance, we recognize, as the San Mateo County Parks Department also did, that this was an urgent matter and the repair work needed to start immediately.  If you have any questions about this work, please contact the Public Works Department at 508-2130.

Your Economic Development Ideas

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At the September 18th City Council meeting, the idea of having the Community submit their ideas regarding economic development via social media was discussed.  It was decided that there would be two platforms that citizens would be able to do so on - Uservoice and Facebook.  The Uservoice forum can be accessed by simply clicking the Uservoice button below or on the red feedback tab on website, and the Facebook forum can be accessed by clicking the Facebook button below or at the top of the City's Facebook page (www.facebook.com/brisbane94005).  The ideas will be culled together for the City Council's Economic Development Workshop, taking place on Monday, November 3rd.  Your ideas concerning Downtown Brisbane, Crocker Park and the Village, and Sierra Point are greatly welcomed.  On Uservoice, you will have 10 "votes" to use, with 3 being the maximum number of votes you can assign to any one idea.  If you would like to submit a photo that characterizes what you would like to see in town, please either submit that via the Facebook page or e-mail it to Caroline Cheung at ccheung@ci.brisbane.ca.us .  Thank you in advance for your participation and feedback!

Club Rec Evaluation

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The City of Brisbane and the Brisbane Parks and Recreation Commission invite you to discuss the Parks and Recreation's after school program, "Club Rec".  This is your opportunity to add your thoughts and any changes or improvements to this popular program.  Please note: there are two meeting times, in an effort to have everyone a chance to attend.  If you are unable to attend either date, please e-mail any comments you may have to Tricia Vaccaro at tvaccaro@ci.brisbane.ca.us .

Date: September 30, 2014
Time: 10:00am
Location: City Hall - Community Meeting Room (50 Park Place, Brisbane)

OR

Date: October 15, 2014
Time: 6:30pm
Location: City Hall - Community Meeting Room (50 Park Place, Brisbane)

National Preparedness Month

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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 - 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!

Help Paint the Fire Hydrants!

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In addition to Brisbane's lighted stars that grace San Bruno Mountain during the holidays, Brisbane has another acclaimed attraction - the painted fire hydrants that have greeted passer-bys on city streets since 1976.  Brisbane Women's Club members, Vicki Hobson, who recommended the idea, and Jeanne Berman-Hosking, who spearheaded the project, envisioned painting hydrants as historical figures to commemorate our nation's bicentennial.  There were some more whimisical designs, such as the Clown (pictured left), in addition to Uncle Sam and Martha Washington!

Please join the Parks and Recreation Department as we continue our tradition of painting Brisbane’s fire hydrants on Saturday, October 11th and Sunday, October 12th from 9am -12pm.  Check-in will be held at the Brisbane Community Park (11 Old County Rd., Brisbane) and the Brisbane Lions Club has generously donated all supplies in memory of Will Cornyn.  To review a list of hydrants and for more information regarding Fire Hydrant Painting & Restoration Weekend, please click here.  To register in advance, please email Parks & Recreation Commissioner Madison Davis at madisondavis@ci.brisbane.ca.us .

 

PG&E Scam

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On 9/19/2014 at approx. 3:30 pm, two subjects contacted a resident claiming to be PG&E workers.  The subjects told the resident that they needed to show the resident something outside her home that needed to be fixed.  While one of the subjects distracted the resident, the other subject went into the home and took miscellaneous jewelry from the victim’s bedroom.  When the victim saw that one of the subjects had entered her home she told them both to leave not knowing at the time she had been victimized.  The victim did not see if they arrived or left in a vehicle.  Further investigation revealed that suspects arrived in a white 90's model Cadillac.  These appear to be the same subjects that have committed similar crimes in Daly City.  We are working with Daly City Police to try to identify the suspects.
 
They are described as:
Suspect #1:
Sex- Male
Race- Hispanic
Age- Early 40s
Height- 6'2''
Weight- Average
Hair- Short black hair
Dark complexion
Clothing- Suede hat, khaki shorts, and light blue button up shirt
 
Suspect #2:
Sex- Male
Race- Hispanic
Age- Early 40s
Height- 6'1'' to 6'2"
Weight- Average
Hair- Dark hair
Dark complexion
Clothing- Blue windbreaker with yellow and red marks

Do not open your door to anyone you cannot identify and/or who states they are there to perform a service to your home that you have not ordered.
If you cannot identify who is there, please contact the Brisbane Police Department and we will respond immediately to check their identity and credentials. 

And remember, if you see anything suspicious in your neighborhood, phone the Brisbane Police Department immediately at 467-1212.

Two Arrests Made In Recent Thefts

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Over the past several months we have seen a spike in thefts from unlocked vehicles.  In these cases, misc. items of property left in the vehicle and loose change were taken. 

On Sept 11, 2014, a 20 year old male was contacted and arrested on drug charges while he was seen searching the neighborhoods for victim vehicles.  A second subject, a male juvenile, was contacted and arrested on September 15, 2014 for possession of stolen property and drug charges.  These suspects were not working together, but are believed to be responsible for a majority of these thefts.  These arrests were made during an undercover surveillance operation by the Brisbane Police Department targeting areas where recent thefts had occurred. 

As always, if anyone has any additional information related to these or any other crimes, please contact the Brisbane Police Department at 467-1212.

 

September 2014 Citynews

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Ready, Set, Kindergarten

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Get ready for kindergarten at the Brisbane Library this fall!  Ready, Set, Kindergarten is a six-week program of themed stories and activities for preschoolers and their parents or caregivers.  Each hour-long session includes stories, songs, rhymes, tips for parents, and a craft activity.  Enjoy stories and songs in both English and Spanish. 

This special storytime program will take place on the following Wednesdays at 7:00pm: October 1, October 8, October 15, October 22, October 29, and November 5.  Pajamas are encouraged but not required!  

Space is limited, so please register in advance by calling or visiting the Brisbane Library at (415) 467-2060, or by e-mailing Lead Librarian Stephanie Conrad at conrad@smcl.org.

Free Composting Course

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The RecycleWorks Volunteer Academy Program is now accepting students for the fall “Master Composter” training program.  This training will teach interested individuals about composting methods, techniques, benefits, as well as prepare participants to teach others in their communities. 

In exchange for this no-cost training, Master Composters are asked to provide 40 hours of volunteer service teaching others in the County about composting practices in their homes and/or businesses.  Classes will meet on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 pm-9:30 pm in Foster City beginning September 23rd through November 18, 2014.  

If you, or any other San Mateo County resident that you may know, is interested in joining the Fall training program, please register here.

If you need additional information about the course contact Erin McNichol, the Program Coordinator, at RecycleWorks@smcgov.org or call 650-599-1498.  Click here for the class flyer.  Visit their website at: http://www.recycleworks.org/sustainability/rva_composting.html.

If you would like to learn about other RecycleWorks workshops/classes please join their list serve at: http://www.RecycleWorks.org/infoForm.php or call the Recycleworks Team at 1-888-442-2666.

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Posted 9/19/2014


Brisbane Parks & Recreation Dept.
Commercial Display Space
Available at "Day In The Park"
Sat., Oct. 4, Info: (415) 508-2143


Posted 9/17/2014


B.E.S.T./P.T.O.
Meet the School Board
Candidates
Sun., Sept. 21, 10:30 -12:30, Comm. Pk. Gazebo


Posted 9/15/2014


Did you know…
You can sign up to receive text alerts from the City
During a disaster? | www.brisbaneca.org
Sept. is National Preparedness Month

 

Caltrain's New Electric Trains

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Caltrain is asking the public to provide feedback and input on design details of its future fleet of Electric Multiple Unit (EMU) trains.  When the railway is electrified as part of the Caltrain Modernization Program, EMU trains will be procured to replace approximately 75 percent of the current diesel fleet and eventually EMUs will replace the entire fleet operating between San Francisco and San Jose. 

The rail agency is soliciting feedback from the public about how the new trains should be constructed to manage capacity on key issues such as seats/standees, bathrooms, and bikes on board. 

To provide feedback, please complete this new electric train survey: www.caltrain.com/emusurvey 

Feedback from the public will be coupled with staff technical analysis to help inform the purchase of the new trains, once the project has been approved and environmentally cleared. Environmental clearance is scheduled for the end of 2014. 

For more information about the program: website: www.caltrain.com/emu; email: caltrainemu@caltrain.com; phone: 650.508.6493; Caltrain Modernization Program: Video

Rate Increase for Garbage

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The last item on the City Council's agenda for Thursday, September 18 is the potential New Solid Waste Franchise Agreement with South San Francisco Scavengers Co. (SSFSC) for the collection and disposal of recyclable materials, organic materials or composting, and solid waste (click here for the staff report).  The City's current franchise agreement with SSF Scavengers expires on October 30, 2014.  Along with maintaining the current services provided by SSFSC, the new agreement will also incorporate several new services, such as:

  • Organic materials collection (composting), which would also help fuel several of their CNG (compressed natural gas) front end loaders (as seen above)
  • Increase in containers provided to the City at no cost for the annual Citywide Clean-Up
  • Abandoned waste clean-up collection for the City’s right-of-way areas
  • Implementation of a trash container management policy

There are also additional trash load reduction services which the City is required to comply per the Municipal Regional Stormwater Permit. 

That being said, a residential 32 gallon can would go from $24.36/mo. to $28.49/mo.  You can tune into the Council meeting at 7:30pm this coming Thursday on Ch. 27 or watch live via the City's Live Streaming page.

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Posted 9/10/2014


In Loving Memory Of
Marco Rodriguez
1956 -2014
Private Family Services


Posted 9/9/2014


Brisbane Parks and Recreation Dept.
Lagoon Clean Up
Sat., Sept. 20, 9-Noon, Fisherman's Pk.
Info:  508-2143


Brisbane Parks and Recreation Dept.
28th Annual "Day In The Park"
Sat., Oct. 4, 10 am - 5 pm, Comm. Park
Food, Music, Games, Rides, Fun!


Posted 9/5/2014


Brisbane Library
Easy Cuisine
Sat., Sept. 6, 1:30 pm, 250 Visitacion
Info:  467-2060


Did you know…
Under a sturdy table is safer
Than in a doorway during a quake?
Sept. is National Preparedness Month | brisbaneca.org

September 2014 Marina News

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New Homebuyer Loans

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Heart logo mediumAttend one of two September Homebuyer Workshops hosted by HEART of San Mateo County, the Housing Endowment and Regional Trust, to find out how to use the HEART/Meriwest 5% down, no PMI downpayment loan and mortgage program.  Some details about the program:

  • Live or work in San Mateo County
  • Mortgage up to $521,250
  • Income up to 150K
  • No restrictions on purchase or resale (except Daly City)
  • Click here for more information.

Register for Foster City on Sept. 24th here.  Register for San Bruno on Sept. 30 here.

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