FEATURE SUBJECT: This Sunday at the San Bruno Chamber and West Coast Farmers Market on San Mateo Avenue between Jennevein and Sylvan between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. the “Guess the Weight of the BIG Pumpkin” contest continues. At NOON there will be a costume parade and Trick or Treating along the Avenue where numerous businesses and vendors will give out free candy. Look for the Orange Pumpkin in participating store windows. Costumes will be judged and winners will receive prizes. At the Chamber booth there will be activities for the kids. Additional details: 588-0180
ALSO this Sunday at the Market:
This Sunday as part of the San Bruno Chamber of Commerce’s Farmers Market on San Mateo Avenue between Jennevein and Sylvan between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. along with their noon Costume Parade and Trick or Treating, the San Bruno Bicycle & Pedestrian Committee will have their info table.
Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee
Members - Randy Brase, Chair, Walter Bird, Henry Mar, Dave Nigel, Cecile Riborozo, Jeffrey Tong. The Committee has an opening; to apply, contact the City Clerk's Office.
City Staff - Laura Russell, Associate Planner, Community Development
BPAC Agendas, Staff Reports, and Minutes are available HERE.
The BPAC serves to provide comprehensive resident insight into bicycle and pedestrian issues; identifies potential capital improvement projects that address bicycle and pedestrian access or safety issues; receives input from residents regarding bicycle and pedestrian activities; and conduct educational awareness campaigns to improve the safety of bicyclists and pedestrians.
The San Bruno Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee has been working to make a difference for bicyclists and pedestrians in and around San Bruno since 2002. Our efforts range from informational tables to outreach in the San Bruno City School District to Public Service Announcements playing on San Bruno Cable channel 1 to feedback from the community to the city planning department as a voice of the non-automobile constituent. We meet on the 2nd Wednesday of every odd numbered month at 6:15pm in City Hall. Please drop by.
IN PROGRESS: Coats For Kids Coat Drive: Collection bin at the Farmers’ Market Booth this Sunday
COATS FOR KIDS
Sponsored by Recology San Bruno and the City of San Bruno
Help someone in San Mateo County stay warm this winter. Donate new or clean, gently used coats from infant to adult sizes.
Drop-off locations: October 1st – October 31st
Busy Baker 444 San Mateo Avenue
Crystal Springs Terrace Apt, office – 2000 Crystal Springs Rd
First Filipino American Church 461 Linden Avenue
La Petite Baleen Swimming School – 434 San Mateo Avenue
Marshall Realty – 683 Jenevein Avenue
Peninsula Place Condos Club House – 1125 Cherry Avenue
Prudential California Realty – 180 El Camino Real
San Bruno Cable – 398 El Camino Real
San Bruno Chamber of Commerce – 618 San Mateo Avenue
San Bruno City Hall – 567 El Camino Real
San Bruno Fire Department – 555 El Camino Real
San Bruno Library – 701 W. Angus Avenue
San Bruno Recreation Center – 251 City Park Way
Shelter Creek Condo Club House – 701 Shelter Creek Lane
Tony’s Auto Repair – 601 Kains Avenue
October 21st – 25th, Recology San Bruno will collect coats in clearly marked bags placed curbside on your regular garbage day.
Saturday, October 26th –8:00am – 5:00pm, bring your coats to the AYSO soccer fields at the former Crestmoor High for Make a Difference Day
Coats for Kids
Sponsored by: Recology San Bruno and the City of San Bruno
Coat Give Away Day
Date & Time: Thursday, November 21st, 4:00-7:00pm
Where: National Guard Armory, 455 3rd Avenue
All are Welcome! Limit ONE coat per person. Children MUST be present to receive a coat.Coats for Kids Program made possible by:
* California National Guard
* Our Wonderful Volunteers
* San Bruno Residents and Businesses
* San Bruno Donation Sites
Volunteer at Coat Give Away Day!
Would you like to help children and their families find a new warm coat for the winter?
Please contact Recology San Bruno at 650-583-8536 for more information.
In addition to reading the San Bruno Patch on line, the Peninsula Progress is available in hard copy with additional useful information. I hope you pick up copies, subscribe, and support their advertisers. San Bruno CAN support both medias.
The Peninsula Progress
1001 Bayhill Drive # 200
San Bruno, CA 94066
Victoria Monroe – Owner, Editor, Publisher
Subscriptions: $16.00 annually
The Peninsula Progress can be picked up FREE in SAN BRUNO at:
Sam’s Barber Shop
J and Di Laundry
Rolling Pin Donuts
Costa’s Just Things
San Bruno Chamber
Grand Leader Market
White Ivey Pet Hospital
Never Too Latte
7 – Eleven
Kaiser Medical Offices
San Bruno Senior Center
This writer submits a column for each issue. The Peninsula Progress is a small twice a month actual paper newspaper carrying information of value to the local residents, much of which is not available in other newspapers and easily found on line. This paper needs YOUR support.
Mondays, Tuesdays, & Wednesdays – Homework Center – 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Thursdays – 1:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. The Homework Center is a free, drop-in program for students in grades K-8. Students and parents must sign a registration form before a student attends. The Homework Center provides students with computers to complete assignments, access to online tutoring and an atmosphere conducive to studying, as well as homework help as time permits. It is recommended that parents of children younger than 10 years old remain in the library building while the child is at the Center. The Homework Center does not provide after-school-care or one-on-one tutoring. For more information about the Homework Center, contact the library at 650-616-7078.
Friday October 25 - Join the 10th Annual Dads Count Breakfast and Family Friendly Employer Awards Ceremony
The San Mateo County Fatherhood Collaborative and Supervisor Dave Pine cordially invite you to attend the 10th Annual Dads Count Breakfast and Awards Ceremony on October 25 at the Hotel Sofitel in Redwood Shores.
They will honor longtime Fatherhood Collaborative supporter State Senator Jerry Hill.
The keynote speaker will be the nationally acclaimed Michael Pritchard, who has been praised by the Wall Street Journal, CNN and Time for his ability to use humor to inspire and educate his audiences. Michael Pritchard Resources is used in over 50,000 K-12 schools, and is the recipient of 24 national awards, including the Parent’s Choice Gold Award.
We hope you will join us from 7:30 to 9 a.m. To purchase individual tickets (four or less – $50 each) visit: www.dadscount.eventbrite.com
View the Dads Count Flier.
For questions or additional information, please call 650-802-5090 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Fatherhood Collaborative is an advisory board reporting directly to the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors and consists of organizations and individuals dedicated to increasing awareness of the value of fathers and male caregivers in children’s lives. The Fatherhood Collaborative hosts events throughout the year including monthly story-time and father/child engagement activities in libraries throughout the County and an annual BBQ and resource fair at Coyote Point Park.
Friday Oct 25th & Saturday Oct 26th AND Wednesday Oct 30th & Thursday Oct 31st - Unheard Footsteps – A Haunted House - The halls of the San Bruno Park Pool will be transformed into a Haunted House. Tickets on sale now at San Bruno Recreation Center $4.00 before October 24th - $5.00 after October 24th. Recommended Ages 7 & up. Info: 616-7180. www.bayareahauntedhouse.com
San Bruno AYSO Soccer Games at Crestmoor field on Cortland – 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. www.SanBrunoAYSO.org Team sponsors are still needed. As part of AYSO Soccer day - 8:00am – 5:00pm, bring your coats to the AYSO soccer fields at the former Crestmoor High for Make a Difference Day.
Sunday, October 27 - The Chamber’s “How Much Does This LARGE Pumpkin Weigh” contest runs thru Sunday October 27th. Contact: San Bruno Chamber 650-588-0180 for details.
Sunday, October 27 – Noon – Trick-or-Treat and costume judging along San Mateo Avenue between Jenevein & Sylvan. Contact San Bruno Jamie Monozon at Jamie@SanBrunoChamber.com or 588-0180 for details.
Monday, October 28 - California State Senator Jerry Hill invites YOU to a Public Hearing on “GAS PIPELINE SAFETY” – 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. San Carlos City Council Chambers, 600 Elm Street, San Carlos. This event is FREE and open to the Public, but RSVPs are encouraged. To RSVPO call 650-212-3313 or visit http://senate.ca.gov/2958/hearing
Is your city getting the information it needs about the safety of the gas pipelines in our communities? Senator Hill is calling the hearing as chair of the Energy, Utilities and Communications Committee’s Subcommittee on Gas and Electric Infrastructure Safety in light of the city of San Bruno’s ongoing communications issues with the utility and the regulatory commission, and recent pipeline safety concerns that have emerged in the city of San Carlos. Hear from officials of recently affected cities and others.
Monday, October 28 - Dia De Muertos – 6:30 p.m. – San Bruno library. Join others for Bilingual story time and then decorate sugar skulls! A San Bruno Library tradition for the whole family.
Wednesday October 30th – Goblin Grotto – San Bruno Recreation Center Gym
For children 10 & under – all children must be accompanied by an adult $7.00 per child
Group 1 – 5:30-6:15 p.m. GROUP 1 – Orange Ticket
Group 2 – 6:45-7:30 p.m. GROUP 2 – Green Ticket
Pre-Registration IS REQUIRED
Come in costume for Trick-or-Treating, play carnival games, and be enchanted by storytelling! Trick-or-treat bags provided.
NO TICKETS WILL BE SOLD will be sold at the door or on-line.
Monday November 11th – Veterans Day – City Offices Closed
FREE International Business Seminar and Resource Expo
Learn about building a successful business through international trade from experts and exhibitors and discover opportunities in foreign trade at the International Business Seminar and Resource Expo.
Friday, November 22, 2013
9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
San Mateo Event Center
1346 Saratoga Dr.
San Mateo, CA 94403
Parking: 10 dollars (cash only)
NOW! No cost to attend.
Online at: www.boe.ca.gov/sutax/sbf.htm
Or by phone: 1-888-847-9652
To view the full invitation: www.boe.ca.gov/sutax/pdf/International_Seminar_11-22-13_web.pdf
For a preview of the agenda: www.boe.ca.gov/sutax/pdf/AGENDA_International_Business_Seminar_and_Resource_Expo.pdf
Space is limited. Reservations recommended.
IN CASE YOU MISSED THIS:
Last Sunday the San Bruno Chamber of Commerce, as part of their Sunday Farmers’ Market on San Mateo Avenue between Jennevein and Sylvan from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. had the participation of 3 of the 4 candidates running for the San Bruno Park School District Board of Directors. The Chamber hopes you took the opportunity to speak to these candidates and that you will vote Tuesday November 5th.
CONTINUING EVENT NEEDING YOUR SUPPORT:
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties
Who We Are
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties is the trusted leader dedicated to ending local hunger. Since its inception in 1974, Second Harvest has become one of the largest food banks in the nation, providing food to an average of nearly one quarter of a million people each month. The Food Bank mobilizes individuals, companies, and community partners to connect people to the nutritious food they need. Nearly half of the food distributed is fresh produce. Second Harvest also plays a leading role in promoting federal nutrition programs and educating families on how to make healthier food choices.
What We Do
In fiscal year 2013 (July 2012 - June 2013), we distributed nearly 52 million pounds of nutritious food to low-income people in need in every zip code of our service area from Daly City to Gilroy, and from the ocean to the bay.
We provide food efficiently through our innovative direct-service programs (see below) and by collaborating with a network of more than 300 partner non-profit agencies operating at 740 different food distribution sites. Partner agencies include shelters, pantries, soup kitchens, children's programs, senior meal sites, and residential programs.
Throughout the fiscal year, volunteers contributed nearly 310,000 hours of service, which saved us $6.2 million in equivalent personnel costs.
Who We Serve
During the fiscal year, we served an average of more than 253,000 people per month. The majority of people we serve are seniors and low-income families with children.
Food Bank Programs
Second Harvest operates direct service programs for seniors, families with children, and individuals:
· Family Harvest provides monthly food assistance to low-income families with children.
· Brown Bag provides weekly food assistance to low-income seniors.
· Kids NOW (Nutrition on Weekends) provides children ages 6-18 with an assortment of food items to take home every Friday.
· Partners in Need (PIN) provides weekly food assistance to low-income Food Bank volunteers.
· Produce Mobile delivers fresh fruits and vegetables to low-income households with limited access to community markets.
· Mobile Pantry delivers food to geographically-isolated communities and those with limited services.
We also help individuals find food assistance programs, learn about proper nutrition, and gain access to resources available to them:
· Food Connection Hotline connects callers to multilingual operators who refer them to local food assistance programs.
· Nutrition Education provides nutrition, health, and food safety workshops to agencies and clients.
· Food Stamp Outreach helps eligible households apply for food stamps and receive benefits within days.
Phone: (408) 266-8866
Fax: (408) 266-9042
Regular Business Office Hours:
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Phone: (408) 266-8866
Fax: (408) 266-9042
Regular Business Office Hours:
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Phone: (650) 610-0800
Fax: (650) 610-0808
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.
San Mateo County Mosquito & Vector Control District:
The San Mateo County Mosquito & Vector Control District continues to remind all residents to continue to dump all standing water, so there are fewer possible locations where mosquitoes may breed.
Questions or concerns about how the District is working to prevent mosquito breeding and to curtail the possible spread of WNV can be obtained by contacting District Manager Robert Gay at 650-344-8952. Additional info: http://www.cdc.gov/westnile/index.html The District’s Monthly Report is posted here: http://www.smcmad.org/entomology_reports.htm Select the month of interest. The reports are usually uploaded the month after the cover date. Usually there is no August report and sometimes there is no November report. Questions on items in the reports should be directed to District Manager Robert Gay 344-8592. Mr. Gay is available to speak to your group or organization on the District’s programs.