Here are some important things happening around town that everyone should know about this upcoming week.
Today. Lifeguard training classes, based on the American Red Cross Lifeguarding Program, will be held to certify students in lifeguarding, CPR and AED for the Professional Rescuer, and first aid. Students must be 15 years of age by the last day of class and pass a swim pre-test (swim 300 yards continuously, retrieve a 10-pound brick from 10 feet and return it to designated spot). You can register on the city's website or come to the main office at the rec center and pay in person. For more information, call Jennie at 650-616-7184.
Sunday, May 27. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. The San Bruno Chamber of Commerce will hold its farmers' market at its new location in the parking lot of The Shops at Tanforan, just north of the El Camino Real entrance. The market will be held from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Sundays.
Tuesday, May 29. Join and attend the S.O.S. (Save Our Schools) committee meeting from 6:30-8 p.m. every Tuesday night during the summer at the Veteran's Memorial Building in the community room. For more information, contact Suzanne Correia, president of the San Bruno PTA Council, at 650-219-9665 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upcoming Events So You Can Plan Accordingly
Sunday, June 3. Pick your favorite viewing spot along San Mateo Avenue from Kains to El Camino Real or along Crystal Springs Road from El Camino Real to City Park to watch the 72nd annual Posy Parade. Children 14 and under are invited. No registration and no cost. Just show up at Kains and San Mateo Avenue by 12:30 p.m. in a costume or with your float.
Saturday, June 9. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. partake in the eighth annual San Mateo County Disaster Preparedness Day as part of the San Mateo County Fair. Arrive before 11 a.m. for free parking and free admission to the fair. Your San Bruno Community Preparedness Committee will be manning their information table and members of the San Bruno CERT program will be manning their own informational table. The San Bruno Citizens Crime Prevention Committee may also participate.
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2. At the Tuesday City Council meeting, Mark Simon, a spokesman for SamTrans, Caltrain and SMCTA presented an update on the Caltrain modernization program. The presentation is attached.
3. Also at the Tuesday City Council meeting, Dean Peterson, the county's Environmental Health director, updated the council on the countywide proposal to ban all single-use plastic bags. Peterson said that all cities have agreed to be a part of the proposed ordinance. Attached is the draft of the ordinance on which the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) will study. Peterson said that the county's proposed ordinance is modeled after the successful similar ban in San Jose. For more information about the plastic bag ban, visit the county's website.
4. On Wednesday, the city held an open meeting on its South Westside Basin groundwater management plan. Public comments on the plan are due Monday, June 4, to Will Anderson by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. The presentation is attached.