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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!

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.

Signboard Postings

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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.

 

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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Click here to read the October 2014 Citynews.

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

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)

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 .

 

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!

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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Click here to read the September 2014 Citynews.

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.

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

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

 

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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Click here to read the September 2014 Marina Newsletter

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.

Pavement Maintenance

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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.

The 7 Mile House

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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.

Facelifts Around Town

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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.

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Posted 8/28/2014


Brisbane Parks & Recreation Dept.
Brisbane Derby
Racers and Sponsors Wanted
Information: 508-2143


Concerts in the Park
Caravanserai
Santana Tribute Band
Fri. Aug. 29, 5:45 - 8:30, Comm. Park

Concerts in the Park Lineup

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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.
BiRite
Brisbane Eagles Club
Brisbane Hardware
Dan Carter
Dan Can Do - Dan Sorrentino
Dettmer Construction Company - Bob Dettmer
Garden Chapel
Hulafrog
Kangi N
Linda Montenegro Dettmer
Olivia Madrid
Purcell Murray
Raymond & Lori Liu
Recology
Sue Cochran
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 sbeaty@ci.brisbane.ca.us.

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