Friday, January 22, 2010

Making Plans

Planning on a quiet weekend within the comforts of your home, safe and out of the rain? Well maybe you can start prepping for April 15th - Tax Day. State Senator Leland Yee is hosting a Free Tax Preparation Day for taxpayers with household incomes less than $52,000 for 2009. The workshop takes place on Saturday, Feb. 6th from 10am - 2pm at the SSF City Council Chambers (33 Arroyo Drive). Appointments are required, so if you're interested, call Zenaida Montecinos at (650) 583-3373 to schedule one.

The Brisbane Police Department would like to remind everyone that the law requires you to have your headlights on (not driving lights; not fog lights) whenever your windshield wipers are in operation, regardless of the time of day. To read the specifics of the law, click here. Be sure to SLOW DOWN when you're driving as most accidents taking place since the storm started are due to drivers not having enough room to brake while driving at too high a speed on the slick roadways.

Plan on driving at reduced speeds (and budgeting more time getting to your destinations), as the National Weather Service is forecasting the following weather conditions over the next week:
  • Today (1/22) - Showers likely and a slight chance of thunderstorms. Some thunderstorms may produce small hail. Highs in the lower 50s. West winds 5 to 15 mph...becoming south 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon.
  • Tonight - Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms. Some thunderstorms may produce small hail. Lows around 40. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
  • Saturday - Partly cloudy. A slight chance of showers. Highs in the upper 50s. Southeast winds around 5 mph. Chance of showers 20 percent.
  • Saturday Night - Partly cloudy. Lows near 40. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph...becoming east after midnight.
  • Sunday - Mostly cloudy. A chance of rain. Highs in the mid to upper 50s.
  • Sunday Night - through Monday NightRain likely. Lows in the mid 40s. Highs in the upper 50s.
  • Tuesday and Tuesday Night - Mostly cloudy. A chance of rain. Highs in the upper 50s. Lows in the mid 40s.
  • Wednesday through Thursday - Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of rain. Highs in the upper 50s. Lows in the mid 40s.

Tonight, though, you'll want to take your chances on getting a little wet. Because as you make your way into Mission Blue Center (475 Mission Blue Dr.), you'll be greeted by Brisbane Elementary School students who have helped organize a pasta feed (complete with live music and a cake/pie auction!), with all funds going directly to Beyond Borders Haitian relief efforts. There is no charge, but the suggested donation for a delicious regular or veggie pasta dinner (thanks to BiRite Foods and Pasta Pomodoro for supplying their tasty garlic bread!) is $10/adults and $5/kids under 12. Homemade cakes and pies will be auctioned off, so you've got a recipe you've been waiting to try, it's time to get baking! The event starts at 6pm and goes until 8pm. If you're not able to stay, swing by for pasta "take out" and do your individual part to Help Heal Haiti.

And don't forget about the crab & spaghetti feed taking place on January 30th, hosted by Jefferson High School's Athletic Department. All tickets were sold out last year, so be sure to call Barbara Hermasillo at (650) 550-7775 to put yours on will call.

With that, have a safe and (mostly) dry weekend!!

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