Things To Know: PG&E Line 101 Update

PG&E Line 101 adjacent to the Belle Air District is almost covered back up.

Here are some important things happening around town that everyone should know about this upcoming week, including a Food Drive at Farmers Market, Coats For Kids Give Away, a $100 Tanforan Gift Card contest, and PG&E Line 101 repair update

NOW for four months: New San Bruno Community Gallery Art Exhibit at the San Bruno Library.  The Culture & Arts Commission announces its first Community Gallery Art Exhibit. This new program encourages artistic expression and fosters a greater appreciation for art in our community. Viewing during normal library hours.  Featured: Artists Dru Chipman and Trudy Calandra.

NOW and continuing thru February 28th 2013.  “Just Journal” and “Art Journaling” classes this Fall/Winter at the San Bruno Resource and Recovery Center, 458 San Mateo Ave.  Classes are free and are offered as
series every other Thursday night. 

Never journaled before?  The “Just Journal” class is for newbies – come even if you missed the first class, you will be able to pick it up. The “Art Journaling” class is for people looking to learn and share new art techniques and prompts for exploring journaling as a form of contemplative practice. Contact to register:  Stephanie Suggs at 650-588-0941 or stephaniesbcm@gmail.com  Class schedules attached.

Saturday, Nov. 10. Library Closed.

Sunday Nov. 11. The special event at the San Bruno Chamber of Commerce’s Sunday Farmers Market on El Camino Real will be held in front of “The Shops at Tanforan” from 9 am to 1 pm.  

Also concluding Sunday November 18th, market vendors and market shoppers can help support the San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties Second Harvest Food Bank by bringing non – perishable food items and depositing them into the container located next to the PCFMA canopy. Info on the benefits of supporting the Second Harvest Food Bank should be available.

Visit www.shfb.org for more info. Find Sunday Market Manager Ashley for directions.

Also running thru Sunday, Nov 18. you can enter to win a $100 gift card from "The Shops at Tanforan".

PCFMA Farmers’ Markets in San Mateo County and especially San Bruno are offering the shopping public the opportunity to make a donation for the victims of hurricane Sandy. There will be a donation container at the PCFMA booth. 

Sunday Market Manager Ashley, wearing the yellow PCFMA shirt, will have all of the details.  Lorna from http://www.ecoact.org/ will be discussing opportunities for energy saving techniques for homes or small businesses.

Monday, Nov. 12.  Library Closed.  City offices Closed.

Tuesday, Nov. 13.  Council Meeting CANCELED.

Wednesday, Nov. 14.  3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. – Library Homework

Thursday, Nov. 15.  3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. – Library Homework Center

Thursday, Nov. 15.  6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Architectural Review Committee at City Hall Room 101 Info:  Laura Russell 6616-7038 or lrussell@sanbruno.ca.gov

Thursday. Nov. 15.  6:30 p.m. Cultural & Arts Commission – City Hall room 115.  Info:  John Alita at 616-7017 or jalita@sanbruno.ca.gov

Thursday. Nov. 15.  6:30 to 9:00 p.m. Community Preparedness
Committee – City Hall Downstairs – Info: Jim Allen jallen#sanbruno.ca.gov

Tuesday, Nov. 20.  7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Planning Commission – Senior Center

Upcoming Events So You Can Plan Accordingly:

Monday, Nov. 12. City Offices (except Emergency Services) will be closed for Veterans Day.

Wednesday, Nov. 14th 7:00 p.m. The San Bruno Park School District
Board of Trustees’ meeting will be held at the Parkside Intermediate School. Info: 624-3100 Public Welcome.

Thursday, Nov. 15. 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. Coats for Kids Give Away at the San Bruno National Guard Armory, 455 3rd Avenue (across from Belle Air School). ALL are welcome – Limit one (1) coat per person. Children MUST be present to receive a coat.

The Coats For Kids program is made possible by  California National Guard, San Bruno Residents and Businesses, San Bruno
Donation Sites, & MANY wonderful volunteers. YOU can volunteer for the Give Away Day by contacting Recology San Bruno at 650-583-8536.

Thursday, Nov. 15.  7:00 p.m. Free Pairing Wine with Food at the San
Bruno Library Community Room. Learn how to pair wine to your holiday menu.  You MUST pre-register and you must be at least 21 years old to attend.  Sign up early because this program is limited to 30 participants.. For more information, contact Han-Ching Wong at (650) 616-7078 ext. 8063.

Thursday, Nov 22.  City Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

Friday, Nov 23.  City Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

Saturday Nov. 24.  Library Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday.

Saturday Nov 24. 20th Annual Holiday Boutique from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the San Bruno Senior Center, 1555 Crystal Springs Road. Start your holiday shopping.  Over 35 vendors selling professionally hand-crafted items. Info: Dee at 650-616-7183.

Saturday Nov. 24 and Sunday Nov. 25 The San Bruno AYSO is
holding their 22nd Annual Turkey Tournament for U10 - U14 players.
Applications are being accepted now. Tournament participants include Teams not only from San Bruno but from our neighboring cities and within AYSO's Section 2. Applications are available at the Information Tent at the Crestmoor Fields or on their website. GOTO www.sanbrunoayso.org
for information on their other upcoming activities throughout the coming months.

Thursday, Dec. 6.  5:30 p.m. at the San Bruno Recreation Center.  Come to the front of the Veterans Memorial Recreation Center in San Bruno City Park and join others for the tree lighting.  Event starts at 5:30 with cookies, hot coco, holiday crafts and a chance to visit with Santa.

Who’s Who and What’s What

Discover & Go brought to you by the Friends of the San Bruno Library, provides San Bruno Library card holders with FREE or discounted passes to local museums and other cultural institutions. Make reservations online and print passes from home. Each Discover & Go pass expires immediately after the reservation date. Questions: 650- 616-7078

PG&E’s line 101 that runs along the Belle Air neighborhood has been
found to have a short section exposed. Multiple agencies are working to
inspect, recoat, and recover the exposed section. Rain delayed work last week and it is hoped that this week will allow completion.  Excavation almost complete and inspection & recoating upcoming.

San Bruno Has a FREE Dog Park. Commodore Dog Park located at Commodore Drive at Cherry Avenue is open year round from 7 a.m. until dusk. Dogs are NOT allowed in any other park. Visit www.sanbruno.ca.gov/parks_main.asp for info on other peninsula areas that allow dogs.

In Case You Missed This:

1. Committees, Boards, & Commissions, openings. At the San Bruno City Council October 23 meeting, the Council votes to extend the terms of the committee's, commission's, and board's volunteer member's whose terms expire October 31st to November 30th so the City can publicize the various openings and hold interviews. Attached is the list of the committees, boards, and commissions and their duties along with an application. Your City runs on these volunteer positions.

2. Nov 13 San Bruno Council Meeting Canceled. City Clerk Carol Bonner reports that the November 13 meeting has been canceled and the next regular meeting will be on Tuesday, November 27, 2012, at the San Bruno Senior Center, 1555 Crystal Springs Road, at 7:00 p.m. For more information you may contact Carol Bonner at 616-7058 or by email at cbonner@sanbruno.ca.gov

3. Saturday, October 27th. Sunday saw the Second Annual Halloween Trick and Treating along the southern section of “The Avenues”.  Claudia Quinn of CQ’s Art For Kids at 445 San Mateo Avenue, along with the San
Bruno Chamber of Commerce
with support from the San Mateo Credit
Union organized approximately 24 businesses along “The Avenue” to display a big orange pumpkin in their property front window. The pumpking signified that they were participating in the event and trick and treaters would receive free candy as they made their way along “The Avenue” between 11 am and noon.

At noon all treaters assembled in front of CQ’s Art For Kids for a quick parade of costumes around a short route to allow the judges to pick winners in a number of categories. Ribbons were awarded to the best boy and best girl in a number of categories as well as other special ribbons. 59 children participated in the parade and costume judging. Many children did not remain for the judging.

All children participating in the costume parade received a free bag of “goodies”. Many parents commented that they felt this year’s event was better than last year’s and they looked forward to it again in 2013. A few photos are attached as well as a short video of the costume parade. Info on CQ’s Art For Kids or to volunteer for the anticipated 2013 event; Claudia Quinn, CQ’s Art for Kids, 445 San Mateo Avenue, San Bruno, CA, 94066, 650-228-4698, http://cqsartforkids.com/cqsartforkids@gmail.com  Chamber Info: www.sanbrunochamber.com 650-588-0180 office@sanbrunochamber.com

4. The San Bruno Farmer’s Market was visited Sunday by a group of local Girl Scouts as part of their “Sow What” Journey program. Girls become aware of their place in the global food network as they start to think about where food really comes from and how their choices about food impact Planet Earth. To understand their journey, please visit the GSUSA web site at www.girlscouts.org/journeys where you will find journey maps. The girls interviewed numerous food vendors and scheduled their group meeting to discuss their findings. Info attached. 

5. The San Mateo County Mosquito & Vector Control District reminds residents that mosquitoes are of concern 12 months a year. There are multiple species in the bay area, so residents need to take precautions and DUMP ALL STANDING WATER year round. Attached is the District’s November info slide. Visit www.smcmad.org or call 650-344-8592 for more info.

6. Beginning Nov. 28, Caltrain riders and holiday aficionados can be on the lookout for a special passenger car announcing the return of the Caltrain Holiday Train, presented by Silicon Valley Community Foundation. The passenger car, which is “wrapped” in a festive green design, will be in service until the end of December. The Holiday Train will return to the Caltrain corridor for a two-night extravaganza Saturday Dec. 1 and Sunday Dec. 2.

Glowing with thousands of lights and holiday decorations, the glittering “show train” marks the start of the holiday season for local communities and, in the 10 years since its inception, has become a favorite holiday tradition for many. The train starts both nights at the San Francisco Caltrain Station with musical entertainment at 4:00 p.m. and a chance to meet Santa before heading down the Peninsula. The same show will be repeated at four station stops each night.

Free entertainment will be provided at each of the station stops prior to the train’s arrival. During each 20-minute stop, people can enjoy holiday music led by a traditional Salvation Army brass band and on-board carolers. Santa, Mrs. Claus, Frosty and the whole gang will get off the train to greet children and pose for pictures. Members of the United States Marine Corps Reserves and representatives from The Salvation Army will be on hand to collect donations of new, unwrapped toys for local children who might otherwise go without this holiday season. Santa’s helpers can get into the holiday spirit by making a donation to support the Holiday Train on the website www.holiday-train.org.

7. Assemblyman Jerry Hill Presents Environmental Leadership Award to the Pacifica Beach Coalition Assemblyman Jerry Hill has honored the Pacifica Beach Coalition with the 19th Assembly District’s Environmental Leadership Award for the organization’s many years of volunteer service in the community. Hill presented the award to Pacifica Beach Coalition President Lynn Adams at a community coffee gathering Saturday at Mazzetti’s Bakery in Pacifica.

“San Mateo County is rich in natural beauty and some of its greatest treasures are here in Pacifica with its more than six miles of beaches and shoreline habitats,” Hill said. “Much of it is staggeringly beautiful and were it not for some key organizations in the community and their members, those very beaches could well be a staggering mess. Today, I’d like to recognize an organization that has been a great environmental leader, working with the city and residents – that’s the Pacifica Beach Coalition.”


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