Things To Know: John Muir School - Lunardi's Blood Drive

Relay For Life San Bruno KickOff Party January 29th 5:30 pm

Things To Know: John Muir Blood Drive

A look at what's happening over the next month or so in San Bruno.

Monday, Jan. 14 at 7 PM - Fratello Marionettes - San Bruno Library Community Room.  Fratello Marionettes perform their new show: Aladdin at the San Bruno Library.  The Fratello Marionettes have a wonderful talent for producing shows enjoyed by adults and children alike. Don’t miss the exciting adventure with Aladdin, the most popular legend from "The 1001 Arabian Nights." Watch as Aladdin thwarts the evil sorcerer, discovers the magical lamp, befriends the powerful genie, and saves the princess. Traditional music and intricate costumes showcase storytelling from ancient cultures of the Far East. Utilizing dramatic staging, a presentation of this magical tale as it has never been seen before.

Wednesday, Jan. 16 – 9 – 10 am.  Single Use Plastic Bag Ordinance - In addition to the public meetings conducted by the County, San Bruno City staff, in partnership with the County, will conduct one informational meeting for retail businesses and two informational meetings for residents. In partnership with the San Bruno Chamber of Commerce, the City will host.the retail businesses informational meeting the morning of Wednesday;. January 16, 2013. (In late December nearly 1,000 letters were mailed to San Bruno retail business announcing the January 8, 2013 City CounCil meeting as well as the January 16, 2013 informational meeting.) Staff will also provide for our residents an overview of the ordinance at two community meetings, scheduled on Thursday, January 17, 2013 and early February 2013. Staff will issue a press release announcing these meetings and the framework of the proposed ordinance, as well as produce announcements on Cable TV and the City's website.

Friday Jan. 18 – 11 – 3  John Muir and Lunardi’s Market Blood Center of the Pacific Blood Drive – Parking lot 2801 San Bruno Avenue WEST.  Dr. Frances M. Dunleavey, Ed.D. advises as follows:

“Two years ago, our school community wanted to establish a lasting and beneficial activity in response to the pipeline explosion. Please join me in donating blood Friday, January 18 at our third annual Blood Drive at Lunardi’s Market.   Our third annual Community Blood Drive will be hosted at Lunardi’s Market on Fri, Jan. 18 from 11 – 3. Make an appointment at www.bloodheroes.com. Click "Donate Blood” enter code "SanBrunoBD". Appointments are encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome.”
Frances M. Dunleavy,
Principal, John Muir Elementary School
130 Cambridge Lane
San Bruno, CA 94066

Saturday Jan. 19 – Monday Jan. 21 - The library will be closed for the Martin Luther King holiday.

Monday Jan. 21 – City of San Bruno offices will be closed for Martin Luther King Day.

Thursday, Jan. 24 - 6-10 am.  County of San Mateo - Human Services Agency will conduct its biennial “Homeless One-Day Count”.  VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!! Did you know that there are thousands of homeless people in San Mateo County?  Every two years, San Mateo County conducts a homeless count, a tract-by-tract census of homeless individuals and families. With help from hundreds of volunteers, we walk and drive through every census tract, taking note of the number of homeless individuals and families we see.  The results from this count will provide us with a better understanding of the number of homeless people and their needs. Collecting good data on the number, characteristics, and service needs of homeless individuals, families, and children is a critical component of local homeless planning and program development.  VOLUNTEER TODAY to be a street enumerator! Volunteers can be individuals, groups, people over the age of 18. All volunteers will work as part of a team. Training will be provided.  For more information and to sign-up for a training date visit:http://smchsa.eventbrite.com

Tuesday, Jan. 29 – 5:30 – 8:00 pm – KickOff Party for Relay For Life San Bruno at Rec Center.  FREE food – FREE How To Start A Team Info – FREE How To Become An Event Sponsor Info – FREE How To Volunteer For the Event – FREE Answers  Fliers attached

Monday Feb. 4 – 6:30 pm - Year of the Snake  Join San Bruno residents for the Family Chinese New Year Tradition: Bilingual Chinese (Mandarin)/English storytime, festive crafts and lucky snacks to start the year right! In the Library Children’s room for stories from 6:30-7 and in the Downstairs Community Room for crafts and treats from 7-7:40.

Deadline - Tuesday Jan. 15th. California Senator Jerry Hill is again holding his “Oughta Be A Law” Contest. He Invites Constituents to Submit Legislative Proposals by the January 15 deadline. Senator Jerry Hill, D - San Mateo, is encouraging Peninsula residents to participate in his fifth annual “Oughta be A Law...Or Not” constituent bill idea contest. The contest is open to all constituents of the 13th Senate District and allows residents to submit their ideas for improving the quality of life in San Mateo County and Santa Clara County or the state of California. Ideas can vary from local community improvements to statewide reforms. Applicants can submit their ideas for the creation of a new law or the repeal or revision of laws already on the books. “This is a great opportunity for constituents to participate in our democracy and learn about the legislative process,” Hill said. “Past winners have traveled to Sacramento to testify in committee and their proposals have been signed into law.” Senator Hill will select a winner and then introduce the idea as legislation. The individual who submits the winning idea will have the opportunity to testify in Sacramento at hearings on the legislation. Applications can be obtained by calling Senator Hill’s District office at 650-688-6384 or from his website:  ww.senate.ca.gov/hill Completed applications may be emailed to
Senator.Hill@senate.ca.gov, faxed to the district office at 650-688-6370 or mailed to the district office located at 160 Town & Country Village, Palo Alto, CA 94301. Submissions must be received by January 15, 2013. The deadline to introduce bills for the 2013 legislative session is February 22. The 13th Senate District includes the cities of Atherton, Belmont, Brisbane, Burlingame, East Palo Alto, Foster City, Half Moon Bay, Hillsborough, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Menlo Park, Millbrae, Mountain View, Pacifica, Palo Alto, Portola Valley, Redwood City, San Bruno, San Carlos, San Mateo, South San Francisco, Sunnyvale, Woodside and parts of unincorporated San Mateo County and unincorporated Santa Clara County.

Deadline - Friday, Feb. 1st 2013. Make your nomination for the Community Recognition Award. Do you know a volunteer in the San Bruno community who is deserving of recognition for all the hard work and dedication he/she has demonstrated? If your answer is yes, please nominate him/her for a Community Recognition Award. The San Bruno Parks and Recreation Commission will review applications, and the award will be publicly presented to the deserving recipient at a tele­vised Parks and Recreation Commission Meeting. Nominations can be submitted by mail to: San Bruno Recreation Division Attn: Community Recognition Award 567 El Camino Real San Bruno, CA 94066 or E=Mailed to: Form attached dbrewer@sanbruno.ca.gov.

CONTINUING EVENT NEEDING YOUR SUPPORT: Relay For Life: San Bruno Councilman Ken Ibarra kenibarra@yahoo.com 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. 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! Flier attached.

SAVE THE DATE:  Saturday, Feb. 9 2013, 10 am-3pm Friends of the San Bruno Library Book Sale.  Friends of the San Bruno Public Library Contact (650) 359-7917

SAVE THE DATE:  Saturday March 2 – Lion’s Crab Feast & Dance Fundraiser.  San Bruno Senior Center 5:30 pm to midnight.  Tickets sold out the last two years.  Contact Lion Giannaulis 650-952-4021 or Lion Ken Ibarra 650-589-4613 or lionkenibarra@yahoo.com  RSVP by Fenruary 25th.  No tickets will be sold at the door.

In Case You Missed This:

The San Bruno Chamber of Commerce held their 2013 Installation of Officers Luncheon and State of the City Address Monday January 7th at Skyline College‘s Student & Community Center.  San Bruno Mayor Jim Ruane updated the attendees on the State of the City, Chamber President Kirsten Pinochi recapped the Chamber’s year of 2012 and proposed 2013 activities supporting San Bruno businesses and CEO Jamie Monozon reported on Chamber activities.

Chamber Board Members installed:  Nicolle Blanco, Marc Bura, Joseph Capote, Gwen Daly, Michele Enriquez Da Silva, Scott Hart, Brian Lew, Gina Mathers, Jim O’Dowd, Kirsten Pinochi, Vincent Solano, Robert Riechel, Rosalyn Yu.

Chamber CEO Jamie Monozon reported the following:  “Good Morning, my name is Jamie Monozon and I have the great pleasure to be with the San Bruno Chamber of Commerce as the CEO.  I’ve been a San Bruno resident for over 20 years, my husband and I are raising our 2 children in San Bruno and they attend public school.  I’ve always had a passion for being involved with the community in any way that I can.  After only a few months in this position, I’ve learned how important it is to be involved in every aspect of our community.  The residents and business owners of San Bruno are passionate, hardworking and loyal people with incredible resilience.

Recently I was giving some thought to the incredible value our city has to offer that seems to go un-notice.  We have a national cemetery, an international airport, a shopping mall, YouTube, Walmart.com, and award-winning college in Skyline.  Just look at this beautiful facility.  If you really stop and think about it, not many cities can’t say that have what San Bruno has.  Having the Chamber office located in downtown on The Avenue has been very eye opening for me.  Not only did I discover some incredible restaurants and business owners, I also noticed that the area needs some TLC.  There is a lot to be done to continue to improve on the commerce of San Bruno.  The San Bruno Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has vision, determination, and working along- side them has been both challenging and rewarding.  The important thing to remember is that it is s a work in progress.  Continue supporting local San Bruno businesses. I look forward to more great events like the Tastes of San Bruno.  We have plans for a home-based business expo, health and wellness programs and educational service and resources to help our businesses thrive.  Thank you for the opportunity to work together and I look forward to building long lasting and successful relationships with all of the members of the San Bruno Chamber of Commerce and community.”

Returning Chamber Board President Kirsten Pinochi reported: “As president of this Chamber and co-chair of this event it humbles me to see how many people are here today.

2012 was a rocky year for this Chamber.  As most of you know we lost our CEO early in 2012. That didn’t stop this Board of Directors though… we still pushed through and accomplished a lot of the goals we set for ourselves this past year.  In addition to celebrating our 70th anniversary… We held ribbon cuttings at: CQ Arts for Kids, Yenis Dance Studio, Diddalidoo, and Patelco Credit Union.  8 of our business members held mixers at their place of business.  We grew our membership by 27.  That is a 16% growth, which some of you may know is a large feat for Chambers.  We do our best to promote our members whenever possible.  That being said, you will notice that your centerpieces have business names on them… these are all Chamber Members.  We like to promote and thank them whenever we can.  If you visit one of these businesses, let them know you saw their name at this event.

We continued our partnership with Pacific Coast Farmer’s Market and was able to provide the community a Farmer’s Market again on Sundays.  We kept the patrons of the concerts in the park happy with our wine sales. This provided another opportunity for the Chamber to engage with the community.  We hosted what we consider to be the best event up and down the peninsula ‘Taste of San Bruno’.  This event brought over 200 guests to the San Bruno Park and Rec Gymnasium.  They were able to sample fabulous food from 18 local vendors and chamber members. They also had the ability to win amazing raffle prizes.  We sponsored and assisted with the 2nd annual Trick or Treat event on the Avenue.

This year we also partnered with the beautification task force and began the “adopt a planter program”.  Businesses on San Mateo Avenue have the opportunity to adopt a planter that is close to or in front of their business.  The Beautification Task force coordinates with the City of San Bruno and colorful plants are planted in the planter.  The business owner does not have to water, they are just asked to keep it litter free.  Another way we are working toward improving San Mateo Avenue.

As I said… this was a Rocky year for the Chamber and none of what I have mentioned here today would not have been possible without the support of my Board of Directors.  I would like to thank them for all their work in 2012.

Last but not least… the Chamber’s biggest accomplishment in 2012… the hiring of our CEO … Jamie Monozon…she hasn’t been the CEO very long, but her vision for 2013 shines bright.”

Later in the event President Pinochi reported: “Congratulations to the New Board.  This is the board of directors that will bring this Chamber leaps and bounds in 2013.  I am proud to be Chair of this Board again this year.

Where are we headed in 2013??  This Board will be meeting later this month to discuss just this.   What we hope to bring you in 2013:

* Growth of Membership

* Assistance with beautification of San Mateo Avenue

* Business Expo

* Enhanced Farmer’s Market

* The 6th Annual Taste of San Bruno

* 100% Planter Participation on San Mateo Avenue

* 3rd Annual trick or treat on the Avenue

* Networking Events

* Mixers

* Business growth in San Bruno

* More partnerships like the one here today with Skyline.

Before we head out and back to work, I wanted to provide Cherier Napier (Director of Marketing, Communications, and Public Relations here at Skyline) a few moments to let you more about what is available at Skyline.”

**  The following times are when the Chamber Luncheon and State of the City Address will air on San Bruno Cable Channel 1: Tuesday 1/8 4pm; Wednesday 1/9 7pm; Thursday 1/10 9:30am; Friday 1/11 2:30pm; & Saturday 1/12 12:30 & 6:30pm OR you can follow this link to the video from Monday's Chamber Installation Luncheon and State of the City Address. http://youtu.be/UaGRXOXtRBE

Thursday, Jan. 3 - Jerry Hill Confirmed as Chair of State Senate’s Democratic Caucus and Banking Committee.  San Mateo Democrat Also Named to Appropriations, Budget, Business and Labor Committees.  SACRAMENTO – The state Senate Rules Committee today confirmed Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, as chair of the Democratic Caucus and the Banking and Financial Institutions Committee and as a member of six other high-profile Senate committees – Appropriations; Budget & Fiscal Review; Budget Subcommittee (No. 4) on State Administration and General Government;
Business, Professions & Economic Development; Energy, Utilities and Communications; and Labor and Industrial Relations.  Senate President pro Tempore Darrell Steinberg nominated Hill to the chairmanships in December. Hill’s nomination as a member to the six committees came early today as the Senate president pro tem announced his assignments to the nearly 30 Senate committees.

“We’re extremely fortunate to have such a talented team to help shape state policy with the goal of improving the lives of all Californians,” said Steinberg, in announcing the committee assignments. “Their expertise promises a very productive year ahead for the California State Senate.”

“I’m honored to be selected to so many committees that are integral to getting California’s economy, job growth and budget back on track,” said Hill. “I also look forward to a productive year of working with Senate colleagues to bring positive changes to our state.”

Hill’s Senate committee assignments build on his track record of leadership in the Legislature. He chaired the Assembly’s Democratic Caucus and the Select Committee on Biotechnology during his final year of four in the state’s lower house. Hill also served on the Assembly’s Agriculture;
Appropriations; Business, Professions and Consumer Protection; and Government Organization committees.

Monday, Jan. 7 -  Swearing In Remarks by San Mateo County Supervisor Warren Slocum: “Ushering in a New Era”.  Supervisor
Warren Slocum was sworn into office Monday evening by Redwood City Mayor Alicia Aguirre, who was joined on the stage at the Fair Oaks Community Center in Redwood City by Menlo Park Mayor Peter Ohtaki and East Palo Alto Mayor Ruben Abrica. The ceremony was attended by a large crowd of community members, friends and family.  Congresswoman Anna
Eshoo and Congresswoman Jackie Speier were among those who welcomed Supervisor Slocum as the new District 4 representative.  Supervisor Slocum’s remarks are attached.



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