THINGS TO KNOW – San Bruno Mayor Jim Ruane Honored.
As reported by City Clerk Carol Bonner:
On Friday, March 16, Mayor Jim Ruane was honored with the Hibernian of the Year Award. The Hibernian-Newman Club is a non-profit organization of business and professional people of Irish descent whose residence or place of business is located within the Archdiocese of San Francisco. The purpose of the club is to unite men and women of common ancestral heritage in presenting and celebrating their culture. The club is dedicated to the support of campus ministry in the Archdiocese of San Francisco.
Jim was not only honored for his professional career as a business leader but special recognition was made of his leadership as Mayor in San Bruno in the face of the pipeline explosion in September of 2010.
Approximately six hundred people attended the luncheon and had the pleasure of great entertainment, a lovely lunch and the joy of hearing the Mayor give tribute to his family and San Bruno staff and community.
NOW thru March 29th - Recology San Bruno and the City of San Bruno are co-sponsoring Coat Collection at John Muir and Allen Elementary Schools thru March 29th. Your new and/or gently used coats can be brought to the school offices. Additional info or questions: 650-583-8536 Flier attached.
Saturday, March 23 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. U. S. Congresswoman 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. 650 – 342 – 0300 or visit www.speier.house.gov
Saturday, March 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
Sunday, March 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.
Monday March 25 – Big Mouth Burgers – BayHill Shopping Center – 4-10 p.m. Big Mouth Burgers will be making a donation to the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life San Bruno event for each food order taken; eat-in and take-out. No flier required and you do not need to mention Relay For Life – but it would be appropriate for you to thank the business after you finish your meal for supporting Relay For Life San Bruno.
Wednesday, March 27 – 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. – Java With Jerry - State Senator Jerry Hill holds another Java With Jerry at the “Bean Scene” 186 South Murphy Avenue Sunnyvale CA. Senator Hill will provide the coffee at NO taxpayer’s cost. Bring your questions – complaints – suggestions for your concerns about Sacramento legislation. Questions: 650 – 212 – 3313.
Wednesday, March 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
Wednesday, March 27 - 7:00 p.m. – Informational Meeting - El Crystal Stem Web Site. Please review our new informational brochure (PDF) for more details about our STEM/Magnet School. Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM) Informational Meeting about our program for El Crystal parents, prospective parents and the public. The meeting will be hosted by Principal Johnson and El Crystal teachers on: March 27, 7:00 P.M. Space is limited, so be sure to RSVP online at least two days prior to the meeting. Please see the meeting flyer (PDF) for more details.
Thursday, March 28 - Open House - State Senator Jerry Hill & State Assemblyman Kevin Mullin cordially invite their constituents to their combined open house – 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. at 1528 South El Camino Real San Mateo – suite 302 & suite 303. Bring your ideas and questions about legislative subjects. RSVP or questions: 650 - 212-3313
Friday, March 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.
Wednesday, April 3 – SAVE THE DATE – eBook Open House – 6:15 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. San Bruno Library Community Room – FREE. Learn how to download FREE OverDrive eBooks to your computer, eBook reader, iPhone or iPad at our hands-on drop-in clinic! You will learn the basics of checking out an OverDrive eBook and transferring it to your device. No reservations necessary for this free workshop, just drop by and staff will be on hand to help. A list of all OverDrive compatible devices is available at: http://overdrive.com/resources/drc Entrance to downstairs Community Room is on Angus Ave West.
Saturday, April 6 – San Bruno Chamber of Commerce’s 7th Annual Showcase of Businesses EXPO – 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. at “The Shops at Tanforan” – 1150 El Camino Real. Exhibit fees: $250.00 for San Bruno Chamber of Commerce Members or $300.00 for Non-Members. Call the Chamber office at 650 – 588 – 0180 or GOTO www.sanbrunochamber.com for more information and the necessary form.
Tuesday, April 9 - SAVE THE DATE - Deborah Owdom - Project Director - RSVP of San Mateo & Northern Santa Clara Counties reports as follows: In a letter sent by RSVP to every Mayor in San Mateo & Northern Santa Clara County:
“Everyday, in cities across America , national service programs are tackling tough problems and strengthening communities. Tuesday, April 9th is the first-ever Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service. In San Mateo County, Mills-Peninsula Health Services is the sponsor of all three Senior Corps programs that are part of the Corporation for National & Community Service: RSVP, Foster Grandparent Program (FGP) and Senior Companion Program (SCP). RSVP is celebrating its 39th anniversary this year and has been sponsored by Mills-Peninsula Health Services – Senior Focus
for 19 years. FGP and SCP are celebrating 14 years of service in San Mateo County .
We invite you to participate in this first-ever Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service by creating a proclamation in honor of this day.
We would be delighted to give a presentation to the City Council about the Senior Corps Programs of the Corporation for National & Community Service. In addition, we would also be happy to attend a Council meeting to accept the Proclamation from your city proclaiming April 9th as Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service.”
I am pleased to let you know that I just received a call from the Mayor’s Office in San Bruno and I will be attending the City Council Meeting on April 9th (at 7:00 p.m. at 1555 Crystal Springs Road) to give a brief presentation about RSVP and to accept a Proclamation from the San Bruno City Council. It is exciting to see that the Mayor and Members of the Council have responded to our request to help acknowledge the service that volunteers are providing in their communities.
You are encouraged to attend and be acknowledged during my presentation and if you are civically engaged, please thank the members of the San Bruno City Council for this Proclamation and recognition.
Deborah Owdom Project Director RSVP of San Mateo & Northern Santa Clara Counties 1720 El Camino Real, Suite 10 Burlingame, CA 94010 (650) 696-7661 FAX (650) 696-3633
Monday thru Wednesday April 15 - 18 - SAVE THE DATES - Pasta Pomodero will be making a donation for your food purchase, if you present the attached flier, to the American Cancer Society - Relay For Life San Bruno. Remember to thank the restaurant for their support.
Saturday, April 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
Sunday, April 22 - Earth Day - The San Bruno ban on single use plastic bags takes effect today. The ordinance that is being adopted by most cities — which is based on one that was passed by the county and enacted in unincorporated areas last year — will require grocery stores to use paper bags made of at least 40 percent post-consumer recycled materials. Stores must charge at least 10 cents per paper bag.
Saturday, April 27 – SAVE THE DATE - San Bruno Bike & Pedestrian committee will be holding a workshop from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at 850 Cherry Avenue Conference Room C, San Bruno. RSVP appreciated. Call 650-588-8170 or E=Mail Karen@commute.org What to Expect: Workshop conducted by a certified bicycle instructor from the League of American Bicyclists; interactive bicycle safety presentation; information on traffic laws for bicyclists and drivers; tips on riding in traffic safely; bicycle maintenance information; workshop is recommended for ages 16 and up; drawing for prizes up to a $40 gift certificates to a local bike shop.
Saturday, May 4 - SAVE THE DATE - Operation Clean Sweep in San Bruno.
Saturday & Sunday May 4th & 5th – SAVE THE DATES – Streets Alive! Parks Alive! More info and questions: http://www.streetsalivesmc.org
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. Luminaria Order Form can be obtained at www.RelayForLife.org.org/sanbrunoca
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.
San Mateo County Mosquito & Vector Control District reminds residents that now that the mosquito season is starting, always consider applying DEET containing repellents. Info: 650 – 344 – 8592
In Case You Missed This: The old vacant Lyon’s restaurant on the corner of San Bruno and El Camino has been torn down. No new construction is planned for now, so property will be cleaned up, fenced off, and landscaped.