Project PRIDE's 34th Annual Easter Egg Hunt & Pancake Breakfast at the San Bruno City Park.
This columnist and others have banded together to organize and support San Bruno’s 4th Annual Relay For Life – supporting the American Cancer Society. The following two San Bruno restaurants have agreed to give a specific portion of your food order total to the ACS as a donation. SO, if you are trying to decide which San Bruno restaurant to patronize for your dinner(s) out, please consider the following:
Monday March 18th - Pasta Pomodoro – flier required and attached
Tuesday March 19th - Pasta Pomodoro – flier required and attached
Wednesday March 20 – Pasta Pomodero – flier required and attached
Monday March 25th – Big Mouth Burgers – BayHill Shopping Center – 4-10 p.m. no flier required
Monday April 15th – Pasta Pomodoro – flier required and attached
Tuesday April 16th – Pasta Pomodoro – flier required and attached
Wednesday April 17th – Pasta Pomodoro – flier required and attached
When you patronize either or both of these establishments, please thank them for supporting the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life San Bruno.
Saturday, Mar. 16 – Children’s Activities Fair at The Shops At Tanforan – 12:00 noon – 4:00 p.m. by JCPenny. Join The Shops at Tanforan and Parenting on The Peninsula to learn about recreational and educational
children's programs. Meet representatives from various after-school, summer and year-round programs and organizations. Watch demonstrations from participating exhibitors!
Interested in participating as an exhibitor - contact the mall management office directly at 650.392.1631 or via email at info@TheShopsAtTanforan.com
Sunday, Mar. 17 - Expanding Your Horizons - career conference for girls, grades 6–12, will be at Skyline College, 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Register at skylinecollege.edu/eyh.
Monday, Mar. 18 thru Friday Mar. 22nd - Bicycles will be welcomes all day on BART. Melissa Jordan, BART Senior Web Producer is pleased to report that BART takes the next step in the history of bikes on board with a second pilot program the week of March 18-22 that will allow bikes on trains all day, including commute hours, with some restrictions. “This is an important test because it will be a full work week during busy commute days, so we’ll get a look at how this works in ‘prime time’ conditions,” said Steve Beroldo, BART's bike program manager. In an earlier pilot test on five Fridays in August 2012, peak commute “bike blackout” hours were lifted (other bike rules remained in place and will for the new pilot, including not allowing bikes on escalators or in crowded cars). That was a more limited trial because Fridays tend to be the lightest commute day, and August is usually lighter due to vacations.
Tuesday, Mar. 19 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. U. S. Congresswoman Jackie will host Kitchen Table Talk, a free telephone town hall featuring exceptional women who have broken down barriers and made history in their fields. You will hear from Belva Davis, Emmy Award winning author and journalist and the first African American women to become a television reporter on the west coast, and Susan Desmond-Hellman, Chancellor of the University of California, San Francisco and first female to lead the university in its 150 year history. The beauty of a telephone town hall is that you don’t have to leave your house; you can call in from anywhere, even your own kitchen! Please sign up here and join us for what promises to be an informative and inspiring conversation.
Thursday, Mar. 21 - The City Council adopted an ordinance that bans single-use carryout bags and promotes a shift toward the use of reusable bags. A Community Informational Meeting – at 7:00 p.m. at City Hall. Please contact the Public Services Department at (650) 616-7065 with any comments or questions.
Saturday, Mar. 23 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. U. S. Congresswoamn Jackie Speier will host a free event for girls and young women. This event called “When I Grow Up…” will feature local celebrities, such as veteran KGO TV reporter Cheryl Jennings, who will share their stories and inspire our own daughters to make their own dreams come true. Please sign up for the event in San Bruno as soon as possible as space is limited - 701 Angus Avenue WEST. Flier attached.
Sunday, Mar. 24 thru 30th – Easter Bunny Photos – The Shops At Tanforan, Lower Level by Old Navy. Monday – Saturday 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Sunday 12 p.m. – 6 p.m. The Easter Bunny is hopping in for visits and photos. Purchase photos starting at just $13.95. Receive FREE Bunny ears & stickers with your photos.
Saturday, Mar. 23 – Project PRIDE's 34th Annual Easter Egg Hunt & Pancake Breakfast at the San Bruno City Park. All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast 9:00 -10:00 a.m. Adults-$5, Over 65 & under 12-$3, 6 & Under Free with one paid adult. Children's Activities 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Egg Hunt for Ages 1-8 11:00 a.m. Event Sponsored By: San Bruno Lions and San Bruno Rotary. Info: 616-7180
Wednesday, Mar. 27 – 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. - State of the County Address & Luncheon with State Senator Jerry Hill at South San Francisco Conference Center. Tickets: $30.00 per person – Info: San Bruno Chamber of Commerce 588-0180
Friday, Mar. 29, DEADLINE for applications to be accepted for 2013-14 Civil Grand Jury. The Honorable Lisa A. Novak of the San Mateo County Superior Court announced that applications for service on the 2013-2014 Grand Jury will be accepted for consideration until March 29, 2013. Judge Novak made the announcement as the appointed Grand Jury Advisor for the next grand jury term, which commences July 1, 2013 and ends June 30, 2014. Any resident of San Mateo County for more than one year who is a citizen of the United States, 18 years of age or older, of ordinary intelligence, sound judgment and good character, with sufficient knowledge of the English language is eligible for selection by Judge Novak. Elected public officials are not eligible. The Court encourages all interested individuals to apply. The Court strives to obtain a cross section of the county population. After the completion of an interview process by Judge Novak, jurors will be selected through a random draw. Application forms can be obtained by writing Grand Jury Clerk, Court Executive Office, 400 County Center, Redwood City, CA 94063 or telephoning (650) 599-1210. This columnist served for a year and it is a rewarding opportunity.
Saturday, March 30 Health & Wellness Fair, 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. College of San Mateo, College Center, 1700 West Hillsdale Blvd. San Mateo. Health screening for all ages. Info: Flier attached or at http://www.smdailyjournal.com/healthfair/
Monday-Friday, April 1-5, SAVE THE DATE - 2013 San Bruno Lifeguard Training Classes. Students must be 15 years of age by the last day of the class and pass a swim pre-test (swim 300 yards continuously, tread water for two minutes, retrieve a 10 pound brick from 10 feet and return it to designated spot). Attendance at every class is required. You can register online at http://www.sanbruno.ca.gov/parks_main.asp or come to the main office (251 City Park Way) and pay in person. For more information contact Jennie at (650) 616-7184.
Saturday, Apr. 20 – SAVE THE DATE – Prudential California Realty FREE 7th Annual Shredding Party – back parking lot of 180 El Camino Real – 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Shred to protect your identity, protect your privacy, & to protect information you consider to be extremely confidential. Shred truck will be accepting documents for shredding from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Info: 589-1000
CONTINUING EVENT NEEDING YOUR SUPPORT: Relay For Life San Bruno - Councilman Ken Ibarra firstname.lastname@example.org and American Cancer Society’s Julie Pierce Julie.Pierce@cancer.org are building the Relay For Life of San Bruno event for Saturday April 27th & Sunday April 28th 2013 to be held at the Capuchino high School in San Bruno. Form YOUR own Team. Be a part of a committee. Volunteer for the event. GO TO www.relayforlife.org/sanbrunoca and there you can sign up to form your own team or join an existing team or just make a donation to an individual team member or to a team. Your friends and relatives from all over the WORLD can go to the San Bruno Relay For Life team web page www.relayforlife.org/sanbrunoca and at least make a small donation. Join and FIGHT FOR THE CURE! If you cannot start a team or do not know of a team to join, Crusaders For A Cure welcomes you to join their team. See lead item above on how you can Eat to Support Cancer Research.
CONTINUING EVENT NEEDING YOUR SUPPORT: The City of San Bruno is seeking volunteers: The City has numerous commissions and committees that through volunteers provide a vital service to the City. Currently there are two (2) openings on the Citizens Crime Prevention Committee, additional vacancies on other committees and committees MAY be open. To obtain the necessary volunteer interest form for ALL City committees and commissions email City Clerk Carol Bonner at email@example.com.
The San Mateo County Mosquito & Vector Control District has on it’s website www.smcmad.org their February 2013 District Report – under publications. You can read it on line or download, save, & print it. One or more species of mosquitoes breed somewhere in the County every month. Attached is a tabulation of mosquitoes and traps used and mosquitoes captured per trap by species and the months they are present. Questions: 650-344-8592
Sacramento Legislation Effecting San Bruno: SCA 10 (Wolk) Legislative Procedure
SCA 10 would authorize a committee to hear or act on a bill (legislative proposal) if the bill, in the form to be considered by the committee, has been in print and published on the Internet for at least 15 days.
1. SCA 10 also prohibits either house of the Legislature from passing a bill until the bill, in the form to be voted on, has been made available to the public, in print and published on the Internet, for at least 72 hours preceding the vote.
2. The California Constitution prohibits a bill other than the Budget Bill from being heard or acted on by a committee or either house of the Legislature until the 31st day after the bill is introduced, unless the house dispenses with this requirement by roll-call vote entered in the journal, 3/4 of the membership concurring.
3. SCA 10 would add an additional exception to this 31-day waiting period by authorizing a committee to hear or act on a bill if the bill, in the form to be considered by the committee, has been in print and published on the Internet for at least 15 days.
4. Current provisions of the California Constitution prohibit either house of the Legislature from passing a bill until the bill with amendments has been printed and distributed to the Members.
5. SCA 10 would also prohibit either house of the Legislature from passing a bill until the bill, in the form to be voted on, has been made available to the public, in print and published on the Internet, for at least 72 hours preceding the vote.
6. This requirement would not apply to specified urgency bills upon the submission by the Governor to the Legislature of a written statement that it is necessary to dispense with the requirement to address a state of emergency declared by the Governor.
7. ACA 4 (Olsen – R) is the identical legislative proposal in the Assembly.
Sacramento Legislation Effecting San Bruno: SB 29 (Correa) Vote By Mail and Election Results Statements
SB 29 would allow that any vote by mail ballot is timely cast if it is received by the voter's elections official no later than 3 days after election day, and either the ballot is postmarked on or before election day or, if the ballot has no postmark, a postmark with no date, or an illegible postmark, the vote by mail ballot identification envelope is signed and dated on or before election day.
1. Current law makes the vote by mail ballot available to any registered voter and requires that those vote by mail ballots be received by the elections officials from whom they were obtained or by the precinct boards before the polls close on election day in order to be counted.
2. Current law also authorizes certain local, special, or consolidated elections to be conducted wholly by mail, so long as specified conditions are satisfied.
3. In an effort to decrease its costs, the United States Postal Service has started implementing a plan to significantly consolidate the postal network's facilities, including closing more than 200 mail processing facilities nationwide in 2012 and 2013.
4. Even though the United States Postal Service has stated that the closure of mail processing facilities will not adversely affect the voting process, election officials from counties that were previously served by the closed facilities have indicated that recent closures have resulted in considerable delays in mail delivery, with some deliveries taking up to five to seven days, as opposed to the usual delivery time of one to three days.
5. The United States Postal Service has also announced there will not be delivery service on Saturdays, resulting in a 5 day delivery service.
6. California voters are choosing to vote by mail in increasing numbers, with more than 5.7 million Californians choosing to cast their ballots by mail in the 2008 presidential election.
7. According to the United States Election Assistance Commission, about 26,000 mailed ballots arrived too late to be counted in California's November 2, 2010, statewide general election, which occurred before the closure of any major mail processing facilities.
8. Due to the mail processing facility closures, voters who mail their ballots within a reasonable timeframe could, through no fault of their own, find themselves disenfranchised due to the delays in mail delivery.
9. Related Legislation from last year (2012) SB 348 (Correa) would have allowed VBM ballots to be counted if they were postmarked by Election Day and received by the elections official no later than six days after the election. SB 348 was approved by the Senate Committee on Elections &
Constitutional Amendments, but died in the Senate Appropriations Committee's suspense file.
SB 29 is schedule for a hearing on March 19, 2013 in the Senate Elections and Constitutional Amendments Committee.
Sacramento Legislation Effecting San Bruno: SB 589 (Hill) Vote By Mail Ballots Benefits co-authored by Assemblyman Kevin Mullin
SB 589 requires the local elections official to establish a free access system by which a vote by mail voter may find out whether his or her ballot was counted and, if not, the reason why it was not counted.
1. Current law sets forth procedures for voting by mail and requires the local elections official to compare the signature on a vote by mail ballot with the voter's signature that appears on the affidavit of registration.
2. Current law also requires the elections official to establish procedures to track and confirm the receipt of vote by mail ballots that are voted and to make that information available by means of online access using the county's elections division Internet Web site, or, if it has no Internet Web site by a toll-free telephone number that may be used to confirm the date the ballot was received.
3. SB 589 would require the local elections official to establish a free access system by which a vote by mail voter may find out whether his or her ballot was counted and, if not, the reason why it was not counted, thereby imposing a state-mandated local program.
4. SB 589 was introduced on February 22, 2013 and is pending assignment to an Assembly committee.
To contact the authors:
Assemblyman Kevin Mullin, District Office, 1528 South El Camino Real, Suite 302, San Mateo, CA 94402. Tel: (650) 349-2200, Fax: (650) 341-4676
Senator Jerry Hill, District Office, 1528 South El Camino Real, Suite 303 San Mateo 94402; (650) 212-3313