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Things To Know: Jackie Speier Town Hall Meeting

Check out upcoming activities for your enjoyment in and around San Bruno.

TODAY Jan. 25 – 9:00 a.m. – noon & Saturday Jan. 26 – 9:00 a.m. – noon - Weed Warriors (South San Francisco). Join the SSF Weed Warriors on the fourth Friday and Saturday of each month. Help restore habitat on the beautiful slopes of San Bruno Mountain, the South San Francisco side. Learn about native plants as we weed out exotic species that invade endangered butterfly habitat.

Bring gloves if you have them; wear long pants and sturdy shoes; SSF weather demands dressing in layers; bring water.

For more information, email the leaders Chuck and Loretta at
lorettaandchuck@sbcglobal.net or call the SBMW office at 415-467-6631.

SSF Weed Warriors meets behind the Montessori School at 1400 Hillside Blvd., South San Francisco. Sponsored By San Bruno Mountain Watch Website: http://www.mountainwatch.org/

Saturday, Jan. 26 - Senior Showcase Health & Wellness Fair, Millbrae Recreation center, 477 Lincoln Circle, Millbrae, Blood Pressure & Cholesterol Check, Health Screening Stations, FREE Document Shredding, & more. FREE admission, Info:  Kerry McArdle, Daily Journal Event Coordinator Kerry@smdailyjournal.com  Flier attached.

Saturday, Jan. 26 – 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m..  US Congresswoman Jackie Speier will be holding a Town Hall Meeting at the Temple United Methodist Church – 65 Beverly St., San Francisco 94132. This is your opportunity to ask Congresswoman Speier about the economy, healthcare, gun control, veterans' issues or other topics on your mind. For more information, please call her officer at 650-342-0300. Info attached

Saturday, Jan. 26 - San Mateo County Event Center - 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Congresswoman Jackie Speier, San Mateo County Supervisor Adrienne J. Tissier and San Mateo County Sheriff Greg Munks will hold an anonymous gun buy back at the San Mateo County Event Center, 2495 South Delaware St, San Mateo. 

Any individual can surrender weapons, no questions asked, and receive up to $100 cash for a hand gun, shotgun or rifle, and up to $200 cash for an assault weapon (as classified by the State of California).

Transport firearms unloaded and in the trunk of your car. The buy back is completely anonymous.

People interested in participating in the gun buy back can call 650-257-3403, ext. 9 for more information. 

Speier stated, "Gun buy backs are a powerful tool to make our streets and schools safer. There is no reason we need 90 weapons per 100 Americans, making the U.S. the most heavily armed society in the world. Buy backs are convenient opportunities for responsible gun owners to get rid of guns they no longer want. Fewer guns also mean fewer accidents and fewer chances for guns to fall into the wrong hands."

Monday, Jan. 28 - 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. – Library Homework Center continues at the San Bruno Library info: sbpl@plsinfo.org or 650-616-7078.  Continues same time on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. 

Tuesday, Jan. 29 – 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. BART Police Department Public Forum – San Francisco main library 100 Larkin St., 1st floor, lower level RSVP and info 510-874-7477 – oipa@bart.govwww.bart.gov/policeauditor Info attached

Tuesday, Jan. 29 – 5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. – 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

Thursday, Jan. 31 - 1:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. – Library Homework Center at the San Bruno Library.  The Homework Center meets in the Library Community Room, is free of charge and open to students in grades K-8.

Friday, Feb. 1  -  GIVE KIDS A SMILE DAY - Free Dental Care for uninsured and under-insured children, ages 1-18 at dental offices throughout San Mateo County.  For information and appointments call the San Mateo County Health Coverage Unit at (650) 616-2002. 

Deadline - Friday, Feb. 1  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=Mail dbrewer@sanbruno.ca.gov

Monday, Feb. 4 – Street Sweeping Time Changes effective Monday February 4th.  Beginning Monday, February 4, 2013, there will be a new street sweeping schedule:

Residential street sweeping will begin at 9:00 a.m.

Parking-Restricted areas will be cleaned one (1) hour later. The street sweeping day will not change.

Areas previously restricted from 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. will move to 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Areas previously restricted from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. will move to 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Commercial and industrial areas will be swept between 6:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

If you have any questions about the new times, please contact San Bruno Public Services at (650) 616-7160.

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 story time, 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.

Wednesday, Feb. 6 – 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. – Traffic Safety & Parking Committee meets at City Hall in Conference Room 115.  For more info contact Jennifer Shapona at 650-616-7049 or jshapona@sanbruno.ca.gov. Public welcome.

Thursday, Feb. 7 – 5:15 p.m. – Beautification Task Force meets in City Hall Conference Room 115.  Info:  Irene O’Connell ioconnell@sanbruno.ca.gov. Public welcome.

Saturday, Feb. 9 – Snow trip to Squaw - Teens must be 13-18 yrs.  Cost includes: transportation, breakfast, lift ticket & supervision. Participants must bring their own equipment (or rent prior to trip) and should bring money for lunch & dinner. Register online at www.sanbruno.ca.gov or at the San Bruno Recreation Division in San Bruno City Park. More details and trip policies will be provided 2 weeks prior to each trip. A minimum of 14 teens is needed for each trip and all participants are required to complete a waiver prior to departure.  Info: 650-616-7183 or dkranitz@sanbruno.ca.gov  Flier attached.

Saturday, Feb. 9 – 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Father/Daughter Dinner Dance – San Bruno Senior Center – Tickets and info at Recreation Center – Jennie 650-616-784

Tuesday, Feb. 12 – 7:00 pm – Council Meeting – Senior Center 1555 Crystal Springs Road.  Info:  City Clerk Carol Bonner at 650-616-7058 or cbonner@sanbruno.ca.gov  Public Welcome

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!

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

SAVE THE DATE:  Saturday, Feb. 16, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. – FREE E-Waste Recycling – The Shops at Tanforan in the rear parking lot near Sears.

SAVE THE DATE:  Saturday, Feb. 16, Family Resources Fair, Hillsdale Shopping Center, San Mateo 11 am - 5 pm  Flier attached  Info:  Kerry McArdle, Daily Journal Event Coordinator, Kerry@smdailyjournal.com

SAVE THE DATE:  Saturday, Feb. 23, 5:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. Parkside PTO 80’s Themed Crab Feed Dinner Dance Fundraiser at the Senior Center.

SAVE THE DATE: Saturday Mar. 2, – Lion’s Crab Feast & Dance Fundraiser. San Bruno Senior Center 5:30 p.m. 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 February 25th. No tickets will be sold at the door.

SAVE THE DATE:  Saturday Mar. 16 – Ski trip to Heavenly – deadline to registrar two weeks before trip.  Info: 650-616-7183 kranitz@sanbruno.ca.gov  Flier attached

In Case You Missed This:

The San Mateo County Mosquito & Vector Control District reminds residents that mosquitoes can breed year round.  The District provides free mosquito fish for those backyard ponds.  Continue to Dump All Standing Water.  Questions should be directed to District Manager Robert Gay at 650-344-8592. Flier attached.

Regular and Special City Council Meeting Notices - Please visit the City Council Agendas and Minutes page http://www.sanbruno.ca.gov/city_agendapackets.html for additional details about regular and special meetings, as related to the PG&E Settlement Not-For-Profit, Study Sessions, and other City Council discussion topics. Uploaded by late Fridays before the following Tuesday Council meetings is the full Council Meeting Packet including most all of the full reports to be used for the presentations at the meeting.  Read all about the investigations and discussions and options available that lead to the ordinances agendized for the meeting. 

San Bruno City Park Picnic Area Rental Information - Picnic Area hours are from 5:00 am - 10:00 pm. Rentals can be made 1 year in advance.  San Bruno City Park Picnic Area Rental Information:  San Bruno City Park has 13 sites available for reservation. To reserve a picnic site, sign up in person at the Veterans Memorial Building in San Bruno City Park between 8am and 8:30pm, Monday thru Thursday, 8:30am and 4:30pm Friday, and 9:30am to 12:30pm on Saturday. Bring your driver’s license or identification card as proof of residency to receive the resident rate.  Grills - You are allowed to use our grills provided on each site. No additional grills are allowed in the park or picnic area.  Restrictions and Regulations - Structures and other equipment requiring stakes driven into the ground are not allowed in the park because our irrigation system could be damaged. Inflatable jumpers are only allowed if you have reserved picnic area # 14 (Beckner Shelter).  Amplified music, dogs, and golfing are also prohibited in the Park.  Alcoholic beverages are permitted at the picnic areas only with a
permit.

Commodore Park Picnic Area Rental Information  - Commodore Park has 3 sites available for reservation. To reserve a picnic site, sign up in person at the War Memorial Building in San Bruno City Park between 8am and 8:30pm, Monday thru Thursday, 8am and 4:30pm Friday, and 9:30am to 12:30pm on Saturday. Bring your driver’s license or identification card as proof of residency to receive the resident rate. 

Council Meeting Jan. 22: 

  • At the meeting Mayor Ruane presented Dianna Nations and Councilman Ken Ibarra (as co-chair) of the upcoming Relay For Life San Bruno a proclamation recognizing their January 29th KickOff event. Photo showing Councilman Ibarra and ACS's Dianna Nation and proclamation attached.
  • At the meeting the City votes 4 to 1 to approve the approximately $600,000.00 needed to fund the City's portion of the Grade Separation Archway project.  Some beginning work should start almost immediately, to stay on schedule.
  • At the meeting the City received an update from the City's contracted auditor and in EVERY case he was able to give the City a perfectly clean bill of health - no financial adjustments were needed to any entry.  Internal controls were found to be without the need to make any changes.  The auditor gave the City the highest possible grades in all instances.

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