Monday, November 22, 2010
Friday, October 15, 2010
- www.pge.com/rebates has the latest rebate information, catalogs, and guidance for your next energy efficiency upgrade
- If you're ready to apply for a rebate, you can apply online through eRebates at www.pge.com/erebates. With PG&E's eRebates, you can also check the status of your rebate application.
- Existing homeowners are eligible for tax credits up to a maximum of $1,500 for making energy-efficient home improvements. Refer to the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) matrix.
- The Tax Incentives Assistance Project (TIAP) gives consumers and businesses the information they need to take advantage of the federal income tax incentives passed by Congress as part of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPACT), and extended through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA).
Learn more about these programs, tools, and offers at http://www.pge.com/, or contact PG&E's Smarter Energy Line at 1-800-933-9555 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
"The Tempest" has been regarded as the pinnacle of Shakespeare’s dramatic output, widely believed to be his final and most autobiographical play. The story captures the essence of the human condition with its compelling and timeless themes. Forgiveness versus revenge, good versus evil, freedom versus captivity, and youthful impetuousness contrasted with aged wisdom are just some of the ideas that Shakespeare illuminates with his powerful and poetic storytelling skills. It's a true delight that the Fall 2010 tour of The Tempest will soon be here in Brisbane!
The production is professionally directed and suitable for elementary students through adults. Five highly-skilled actors in costume, with set, props, and recorded music will be performing a 55-minute production of "The Tempest" in just a couple short weeks here in Brisbane. There is NO ADMISSION CHARGE for the performance, so if you haven't already done so -- mark your calendar now -- we wouldn't want you to miss out on this once-a-year event!
Friday, October 08, 2010
Photos taken be staff will be incorporated onto Flickr - enjoy this set from last weekend's Derby & Day in the Park Festival!
A reminder that City Hall will be closed on Monday, October 11th in observance of Columbus Day. With that, have a great weekend!
Wednesday, October 06, 2010
We are glad that our Firefighters will be able to return to Brisbane by the end of the month - the premiere goal of the City Council and staff, and the Firefighters themselves are most definitely looking forward to spending their nights back in town!
Also approved at this past Monday's Council meeting was the launch of the City's new website. We'll make another announcement here when all the final tweaks have been made. In the meantime, here's a little teaser for you...
Friday, October 01, 2010
|We're all set and ready to go for the Brisbane Derby and "Day in the Park" Festival tomorrow!|
|Brisbane Derby, circa 1940|
Also, this coming Monday, the City Council will be convening at 7:30pm at City Hall - 50 Park Place. Come and join for the dedication of the bird signs on Tunnel Ave. Bridge, recognizing Teresa Maturo for her service on the Planning Commission, and swearing in John Swiecki as the new Community Development Director. After a break for refreshments, the City's new website will be unveiled. Come and hear what the Council has to say, and share your own thoughts and ideas! To see what else the City Council will be going over that night, please click here to view the night's full agenda. And always remember that if you can't make it to a Council meeting, or don't have Comcast, then you can view the City Council meetings on your computer by visiting the live streaming page.
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Wondering how technology is a part of all this? Well currently, the City cannot monitor in real-time the flow of water as it comes through SFPUC's meter valves. After the project is completed, City engineers will be able to do this through the SCADA, or Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition, computer at City Hall. Inside the vault stations, new valves and pipes will also be installed. Valves are necessary components of any water system, and these will be specially fitted with sensors which are able to respond to changes in water pressure or flow by opening or closing the valve.
So there you have it. Technology's playing a part by the SCADA computer being able to "talk" to the valves from a remote location (City Hall), by closing and opening them, and the valves will be able to "talk back" to the SCADA computer by passing along data which the engineers at City Hall will use to closely monitor water quality, flow, and pressure.
There will be 4 more site investigations taking place today, next Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday to see where the existing facilities are located. See below for the schedule and the approximate locations of where they'll be digging:
- Thursday September 30th - Friday October 1st | 100 San Francisco Ave.
- Monday October 4th - Tuesday October 5th | 11 San Bruno Ave. @ San Francisco Ave.
- Tuesday October 5th - Wednesday October 6th | 1150 San Bruno Ave. @ Bayshore Blvd.
- Wednesday October 6th - Thursday October 7th | Main Street
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
During last winter's rains, a landslide occurred on the uphill side of San Bruno Avenue immediately south of the intersection of San Bruno & Annis. The primary cause of the slide appears to be stormwater runoff from Annis. Review of the slide area also indicates that ground-burrowing animals such as gophers may have weakened the slope, making it vulnerable to the impact of the overland flow during heavy rains.
In order to restore that portion of the hillside before winter arrives, repairwork is scheduled to begin this week. Amongst the slope repairs will be the removal of unsuitable material, placement of engineered fill and geogrid material for soil improvement, and the installation of an asphalt concrete curb at the top of the slope (on Annis) to direct water away from this area.
Thank you for your patience as we work quickly on getting this important safety project completed.
Monday, September 27, 2010
- Don't drive your car to work. Instead, take public transit, join a carpool, telecommute, bicycle or walk. Go to http://www.511.org/ for transit details.
- Avoid using aerosol household cleaners and personal care products. Use liquid or gel products instead.
- Don't use gasoline-powered lawn and garden equipment.
- Cook indoors, not on the barbeque.
Friday, September 24, 2010
|The Brisbane Lagoon, looking southwest, with Fisherman's Park to the left of the photo.|
BDW History Adventure Scavenger Hunt and Movie in the Park later that day? The fun starts at 4:00pm at the gazebo in the Community Park. It's sure to be a fun time for people of all ages as they learn some history about Brisbane, catch a movie in the Park, all while supporting Brisbane Dance Workshop. Don't forget to come dressed as your favorite 50's character!
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Monday, September 20, 2010
Friday, September 17, 2010
Speaking of annual events, the Brisbane Marina Sports & Import Car Festival is only 2 days away!
Also, tomorrow is the last day of advance registration for your team to participate in the Brisbane History Scavenger Hunt and Outdoor Movie, sponsored by the Brisbane Dance Workshop. Click here for more information. Proceeds from next Saturday's scavenger hunt and movie will go towards BDW's ability to continue offering quality dance classes, instructors, and spring performances for Brisbane's littlest ones to enjoy and thrive in.
And lastly, a word of caution regarding traffic. On Monday night, 9/20, there will be a 49ers game at Candlestick Park starting at 5:30pm. With the high volume of cars that will be traversing Bayshore Blvd. and 101, you may want to plan your commute around the game.
Thursday, September 16, 2010
The safety and health of our firefighters is of top concern to the City. It’s something we take very seriously, as it’s necessary for them to continue doing what they do best – protect Brisbane, the residents, and the business community!
Monday, September 13, 2010
Brisbane Dance Workshop has been a great community "knitter" in the past and continues to be to this day. They will be hosting a special fundraising event this year, different from their annual silent auction that usually takes place in the Fall. Instead...
Thank you to all the businesses who helped sponsor this year's Concerts in the Park, and the Parks & Recreation and Public Works staff who made each Friday these past 2 months a fabulous time in Brisbane!
Friday, September 10, 2010
Friday, September 03, 2010
Jonny Justice has come a long way. He, along with 50 other pit bulls were seized from Michael Vick's kennel. You can read about Jonny's story in Parade by clicking here. Now a therapy dog with the Peninsula Humane Society and SPCA's "Paws for Tales" program, Jonny is making his rounds at libraries around the Peninsula. Click here to see the 2010 Paws for Tales schedule. So if you have a child (age 5 and up) who loves dogs and may benefit from this program, visit the Brisbane library every fourth Wednesday of the month between 6:30pm - 7:30pm...you may just catch Jonny!
here for more information and check out the video below, featuring Gary Sinise (aka Lieutenant Dan from "Forrest Gump").
Dancing is a great way to get energized, and what better way than doing so tonight in Brisbane, with Big Bang Beat leading the charge? Join us for the final Concerts in the Park, which starts at 6:30pm tonight. The picture below is from a Concerts in the Park a couple years ago when Big Bang Beat was last in Brisbane...so don't miss them as they make a pit-stop here tonight!
Have a great Labor Day Weekend. City Hall will be closed on Monday Sept. 6th, in honor of the day dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. Click here to view a video from the U.S. Secretary of Labor, Hilda Solis, and to read about the history and significance behind Labor Day.
Wednesday, September 01, 2010
Friday, August 27, 2010
It's become a tradition a Shakespearean play comes to Brisbane. This year marks the 6th annual performance by the San Francisco Shakespeare Festival, sponsored by the Brisbane Women’s Club. This year’s performance, The Tempest, has been regarded as the pinnacle of Shakespeare’s dramatic output. Widely believed to be his final and most autobiographical play, it utilizes the wisdom and understanding gained from a career as a highly regarded dramatist.
The story captures the essence of the human condition with its compelling and timeless themes. Forgiveness versus revenge, good versus evil, freedom versus captivity, and youthful impetuousness contrasted with aged wisdom are just some of the ideas that Shakespeare illuminates with his powerful and poetic storytelling skills. It's a true delight that the Fall 2010 tour of The Tempest will soon be here in Brisbane!
The production is professionally directed and suitable for elementary students through adults. Five highly-skilled actors in costume, with set, props, and recorded music will be performing a 55-minute production of The Tempest at Mission Blue Center on Sunday, October 24th at 2pm. There is NO ADMISSION CHARGE for the performance, so mark your calendar now...you don't want to miss this once-a-year-only event!
If you haven't already checked out the farmers' market at the Cow Palace, this Saturday may be a good time to do so.
There will be a free bag giveaway and at approximately 9am, Assemblywoman Fiona Ma will be conducting a press conference on the benefits of buying from your local farmers' market. Take this opportunity to pick up some fabulous, fresh produce and perhaps even a bag of freshly-popped kettlecorn!
In the market for buying a new house? They say now is the best time to do so, but it's important you get your research done first. And on Saturday, Sept. 11th, there's a way to do just that. The Bay Area Homebuyer Agency (BAHBA), in conjunction with the cities of Brisbane, Daly City, Pacifica, and South San Francisco, invite you to attend a Free Homebuyer Seminar at Terrabay Recreation Center in SSF. The event starts at 9am and goes until 2pm; reservations are required. To learn more about the event and to register online, please click here.
Friday, August 20, 2010
For one, the California Department of Insurance has developed a new program - the California Low Cost Automobile Insurance program (CLCA) - to help ensure all Californian drivers are properly insured. CLCA has helped thousands of Californians comply with state laws by providing eligible drivers an affordable option to keep their vehicles insured for less than $400 a year. Take a look at this video to see if CLCA can be of assistance to you or members in your family. If you have any specific questions about the program, please contact email@example.com.
Low cost is always good, but free is even better. This Saturday, from 10am - 1pm, Assemblymember Jerry Hill is sponsoring free child safety workshops at the Hillsdale, Serramonte, and Tanforan shopping centers.
These child fingerprinting "Kid Print" events will give parents an opportunity to create an identification packet for their children including a fingerprint and other safety information. Check out the flyer for more event details (if you're going to the Tanforan location, the event will be taking place outside Old Navy in the center court area). Parents, this is a great way to ensure you have the information and tools needed to ensure your kids remain safe and protected.
Now on to a piece about a kid in Brisbane who has done an amazing job at protecting himself! Charlie Sheehy, a soon-to-be 7th grader at Lipman Middle School, won the World Championship in Boxing in the 85 lb. division earlier this month in Kansas City, MO.
Charlie fought five fights in five days which culminated in his big win on Saturday, August 7th. Kudos to you, Charlie, on this spectacular achievement! You are a great example to us all, in that no matter what obstacles lay before us, we need to keep fighting the fight and doing what we do best...and before long, the end will be in sight!
We'll end this week's blog post with the wonderful news that a 6th Summer Concert has been added. Thanks to the generous support of local businesses, Big Bang Beat will be returning to Brisbane on Sept. 3rd. Click here to view the updated Summer Concerts in the Park schedule, and the businesses in Brisbane that made it all possible!
The free Summer Concerts series continues tonight with SOUL POWER. Soul Power plays a wide variety of soul, funk, and R&B by artists' such as Tower of Power, Earth Wind & Fire, Maceo, Steely Dan, The Average White Band, Aretha Franklin, and James Brown.Soul Power blends the sophisticated sound of the East Side Horns with a funky rhythm section that hails from New York, Louisiana, and the SF Bay Area. Together, they are large horn band that you just can't find these days! Soul Power is guaranteed to get you dancing, or at least dancing in your chair. See you there at 6:00pm!
Friday, August 13, 2010
As you can see, much of all this requires the constant, diligent oversight of Marina staff to keep records, policies, educational materials, and plans current. However, in order to maintain the type of cleanliness at the Marina these representatives are looking for, boaters and visitors to the Marina need to pitch in. And pitch in they did! The week prior to the representatives coming was declared Clean Marina Week, where boaters helped to keep the docks clean from debris and other possible water pollutants. All this to say, after the Marina underwent a 4 hour inspection, the Brisbane Marina scored 90% and was awarded the California Clean Marina Certification, which is good for the next 5 years. Thank you to all who help to keep the Marina looking the beautiful area it is, so that accomplishments like this can be realized!
North County Fire Authority has been hard at work within the City as well. On July 23rd, they, along with Cal Fire’s California Department of Correction Hand Crews, completed cutting a 100 ft. fire break which gives the residential homes located near the top of San Bruno Mtn. a defensible space. This last phase of cutting began on the existing fire break at the end of Trinity Road and travels up to the intersection of San Mateo Drive and Kings Road.
Friday, August 06, 2010
Wednesday, August 04, 2010
Also, if you have tried viewing the Ch. 27 live video streaming page on the City's website and saw only a black screen, we are aware of the problem and are on it. The router that connects the server which operates the live stream to the Internet is needing to be replaced. This will happen as soon as possible. Please click here for Ch. 27's broadcast schedule -- fortunately, your television viewing of Ch. 27 will not be affected.
Also, all residents and businesses should be receiving, if not already, an issue of the latest STAR publication. This is the City's quarterly news publication and can also be found online by clicking here. We wanted to highlight on page 8 of the Activity Guide that the Brisbane Dance Workshop (BDW) is offering a Performance Session III class, from April 4 - June 4, 2011 for continuing BDW students only. No new students will be accepted for this session. There will be a Spring Performance on May 21st and 22nd of 2011 (taking place during the session, with students continuing their studies afterwards until June 4th). This is a very popular program, so make sure to register your child early! You may register online by clicking here, or by calling (415) 467-6698.
Friday, July 30, 2010
And last but not least...an invitation to the Brisbane Community~
You have a choice of either grilled salmon, marinated tri-tip beef, or chicken picatta. The cost is $45 per person, and is payable by Visa, Mastercard, or check, made out to the City of Brisbane. It should be a wonderful night of celebrating Chief Hitchcock's 39 years dedicated to public safety and law enforcement. Just remember to RSVP to Sheri by Friday, August 20th!
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
- 50 bike bags, filled with safety tips and useful accessories from the Peninsula Traffic Congestion Relief Alliance, will be given to the first 50 families in attendance. Current and future shuttle riders are also encouraged to visit the Alliance table.
- Free Bike Rodeo for Kids! Children under 15 can take a short bike/trike and helmet safety test – plus a chance to win additional prizes!
This Friday will definitely be T-G-I-F for Brisbane bicyclists, and for fans of the California Cowboys! See you there!
Take a look below for the line-up of concerts coming to the Community Park, and the sponsors who made it all possible. We thank you immensely for your generous donations!