Friday, September 04, 2009

Gearin' Up for the Latest in Brisbane

This year marks the 6th Annual Sierra Point Prowl, a 5K/10K fun run and BBQ hosted by the Brisbane Lions Club. The event takes place next Sunday, Sept. 13th at 10am, in conjuction with the British Car Meet, which starts at 8:30am. So come down and get some exercise, yummy BBQ (lunch is free when you sign up for the race-head to Madhouse or the Marina for registration forms), and check out the vintage and import cars that will be parked alongside the docks at the Marina. It's always a big hit, so be sure not to miss it! For more information, call the Brisbane Marina at (650) 583-6975.

You may recall mention of the Columbus Foods fire in South San Francisco that was blogged a few weeks ago. The ammonia leak that occurred last Friday, Aug. 28th, took place at a building belonging to that same company. Sixteen people were treated and released at the scene after being exposed to anhydrous ammonia, which is used as a refrigerant at the plant. Eight other people were taken to hospitals for observation. Due to the possible high toxicity associated with chemical substance exposure, the Brisbane Office of Emergency Services wants to make sure that you are informed about hazardous material spills and chemical leaks. Read more about this Tip of the Month for September here.

Also a reminder that the San Mateo Emergency Preparedness Expo is taking place next Saturday, Sept. 12th from 10am-2pm at South San Francisco High School.

The following week, get ready to roll up your sleeves and lend a hand at Lagoon Clean-Up. This is an annual event that helps keep the lagoon looking pristine...not to mention 'home' to numerous bird species and other wildlife habitats.

Join those committed to this effort on Saturday, Sept. 19th, which is also the date of Coastal Clean-Up Day, taking place worldwide (since its inception in 1985, CCD has grown to become the largest volunteer event on the planet!). Activities in Brisbane begin at 9:00am at Fisherman's Park and conclude at 12:00 noon. All Volunteers will be honored with a commemorative t-shirt, lunch, and our gratitude for a job well done. And with that, enjoy the long Labor Day weekend! Start it off by attending Concerts in the Park tonight - this being the second to last one of the year! From 6:00-9:00pm, we'll be grooving to none other than, Busta-Groove! Hope to see you there!

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