Here are some important things happening around town that everyone should know about this upcoming week.
Today. Dusk. The final Movie in the Park, "Hugo," will start at dusk at the tennis courts. Info: Jennie at 650-616-7184.
Saturday, Sept. 29. Meet at the San Bruno Resource and Recovery Center, 458 San Mateo Ave. from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. for the city's First Annual Emergency Preparedness Day. Learn what to do to be better prepared for the next big emergency. Info: Dena Gunning at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, Sept. 29. Head over to Burlingame to check out the Burlingame Pet Parade.
Sunday, Sept 30. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. The weekly Sunday Farmers' Market will take place on El Camino Real in front of The Shops at Tanforan. The special event of the day will be "Cookin’ the Market" where Chefs Mario and Anna will be giving tours through the market and answering questions about preparing produce found at the market. Find Ashley, the PCFMA Sunday on-site market manager wearing the yellow shirt or jacket, for exact times and where to meet. Info: PCFMA at 925-825-9090 or the San Bruno Chamber of Commerce at 650-588-0180.
Tuesday, Oct 2. The San Bruno Chamber of Commerce from 6-8 p.m. upstairs at the San Bruno Recreation Center will be holding its 5th Annual Tastes of San Bruno where many local restaurants will be sampling one or more of their special food items. There will be a silent auction for some BIG prizes and “Balloon Popping” where by popping a balloon you will obtain a card listing your instant prize. Tickets will be sold for other prizes. There will be wine for sale for $5. Tickets for the event are $25 for adults and $10 for children 6-16. Children under 6 are free. For online purchase, visit the event's Eventbrite page or visit the San Bruno Chamber of Commerce at 618 San Mateo Avenue. For more information, call 650-588-0180.
Wednesday, Oct. 3. The San Mateo County Sheriff's Office and Millbrae Fire Department begin another 11-week Community Academy from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the David Chetcuti Community Room in Millbrae Community Center. Some classes will be held at the Millbrae Fire Station No. 37. Space is limited, and applications will be accepted on a first-come basis. Info: Deputy Chief Dan Young at 650-259-2474.
Wednesday, Oct. 3. Join the San Bruno Education Foundation from 7 to 10 p.m. at Araujo's Restaurant at 404 West San Bruno Ave. to support this First Wednesday Fundraising event. 50% of your price will be donated to the SBEF. For more information, visit www.sanbrunoedfoundation.org.
Friday, Oct. 5. 6th, 7th, & 8th graders are invited from 7 to 10 p.m. to attend the St. Dunstan "Pirates of the Caribbean" Fall Festival Friday Night Dance at the St. Dunstan Parish Center, 1133 Broadway, in Millbrae. Cost: $15 per person at the door. Dress Code: No Hats; No Spaghetti straps. Please dress appropriately to the Catholic School standards. No In & Out privileges. Pickup by a parent or guardian required. Info: Joann at 415-652-5626.
Who's Who and What's What
1. The city is again looking for volunteers to serve on many of their committees and commissions. Application and information attached. Consider supporting your city by volunteering to serve.
2. The San Mateo County Mosquito & Vector Control District reported last week that it had confirmation of a West Nile virus positive Double-crested ormorant picked up August 28 in Foster City and they had a WNV Chronic – House Sparrow from Foster City and a WNV Chronic – Lesser Goldfinch from El Granada. They have set traps to collect mosquitoes for testing around all three sites. San Francisco also reported that they found a positive bird near City College. On Wednesday, the District reported confirmation of a WNV Chronic positive House finch reported September 18 in Belmont. Remember to dump all standing water and report freshly killed birds and squirrels to 1-877-WNV-BIRD. Questions on the San Mateo County birds should be directed to the District at 344-8592. The District's July-August 2012 Report is attached.
3. PG&E has been working on further inspecting, recoating as needed, and then covering up with 3 feet of engineered fill the short section of Line 101 that is exposed in the West of Bayshore open space just inside the gate at the east end of Angus Avenue in the Belle Air district. I am happy to report that on September 27th PG&E errected a temporary fence (photo attached) along the inner roadway to stop anything that might fall off of any vehicle using the access road that could damage the exposed section of pipe. Frank Salguero of PG&E has assured the City of San Bruno and interested parties that PG&E is working as fast as they can in finalizing signatures from ALL of the numerous agencies that need to approve the actual work. Congresswoman Jackie Speier's office and Assemblyman Jerry Hill's office have continued to assist in speeding up this permitting process.
4. On Tuesday, the San Bruno Park & Recreation Commission gave their yearly update report to the City Council and their presentation is attached. Lions Field has been officially accepted in its new condition and the commission is planning on their 2012-2013 activities. Chair Mike Palmer reminded everyone that their commission meets the 3rd Wednesday monthly at City Hall at 6:30 p.m. in conference room 115 and all San Bruno residents are welcome to attend and learn about their projects.