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Things To Know: Never Too Latte to Hold 'Sweet 16' Celebration

Also, don't forget about the blood drive at Tanforan. And here's some information about a recent West Nile virus incident and an update about PG&E's Line 101 near San Bruno.

Here are some important things happening around town that everyone should know about this upcoming week.  

Today. Noon-4 p.m. The Shops At Tanforan and the Blood Centers of the Pacific will be holding a blood drive. Their mobile van will be located in the parking lot near Barnes & Noble. Let the hero in you participate as your contribution could be a life-giving gift. Walk-ins are welcome. For more info and to schedule an appointment, go to www.bloodheroes.com

Today. 5 p.m. This is the deadline to nominate a San Bruno resident or business for the Annual Beautification Awards. The application with details is attached.

Today. 5 p.m. This is the deadline to register for Parkside Middle School Fall Sports Programs. Fore more information, call 650-616-7180.

Today. 6 p.m. Concerts in the Park continues with Dave Crimmen (Rockabilly). The San Bruno Chamber of Commerce continues to sell red and white wines for the enjoyment of the adults that are available at the Bayhill Mollie Stone's Market. The Youth Activities Committee will be selling snacks for young and old alike. Cash only please for all refreshments. Also, enjoy slices of Extreme Pizza.

Saturday, Sept 1. 11 a.m. Join Chamber members, residents and Mayor Jim Ruane to help celebrate 's 16th anniversary celebration. The downtown coffee shop has been open since 1996, and in 2010 owner Charles Kasuma and his wife Sheila took over the busines. Now they're holding a grand re-opening to show off some recent additions that have been made to the cafe, including a new awning, the Crunchy Brunch Burrito and Pistachio Mocha.

Sunday, Sept 2. 9 am-1 pm. The weekly farmers' market will take place on El Camino Real in front of The Shops at Tanforan. This is the time of the season when the hard-skinned winter squashes start showing up in the market. The market is offering the Market Match incentive program that offers a $5 bonus when you purchase at least $10 in CalFresh/EBT tokens. If you receive CalFresh benefits (food stamps), bring your EBT card to the farmers' market every time you shop. See the market manager (Ashley) in the bright yellow shirt to purchase tokens to spend in the market and claim your bonus. The Market Match program continues until Nov. 18.

Wednesday, Sept. 5. 11:15-11:45 am. The San Bruno library will hold another baby storytime in the Children’s Room. Babies learn the shape of a book and that it means something fun. No signup required. For more information, call Raquel Metcalfe at 650-616-7078.

Thursday, Sept. 6. 11:15-11:45 am. The San Bruno library will hold another Itsy-Bitsy storytime, which is recommended for kids ages 18 months to 3 years old. For more information, email sbpl@plsinfo.org.

Upcoming Events So You Can Plan Accordingly

Friday, Sept 7. Movies in the Park will start at dusk at the tennis courts.  The movie will be “Cowboys and Aliens."  Future movies will be “Blind Side," “Puss in Boots" and “Hugo."

Friday, Sept. 14. This is the last day to register for the Family Overnighter in the Park. Fifty participants are needed or the event will be canceled. There will be a movie in the park regardless of whether there is the overnighter. For more information, call Jennie at 650-616-7184.

Tuesday, Oct 2. SAVE THE DATE for this year's Tastes of San Bruno. The restaurant participation application and updated flier listing the first few of the participating restaurants is attached. A partial list of the food vendors is attached. For more information, visit www.sanbrunochamber.com or call 650-588-0180. Tickets can be purchased at the chamber at 618 San Mateo Ave. or online at Eventbrite.

Who's Who and What's What

1. You can blog for the San Bruno Patch. You don’t have to be a great writer or a journalist to blog and there are no rules about how often you blog or what you write about. There are more than 18,000 Local Voices blogging on Patches across the country. This is a great opportunity for us to get the word out about what we are doing and what you are doing in and around our community. If you know others who might be interested, you should contact San Bruno Patch Editor Martin Ricard martin@patch.com or share this link: http://sanbruno.patch.com/blog/apply.

2. Caltrain provided the attached San Bruno Grade Separation Construction update detailing ongoing evening work.

3. The San Mateo County Mosquito & Vector Control District reports that two new West Nile Virus positives were confirmed last week AND two in Half Moon Bay. Remember to Dump ALL Standing Water and call 877-WNV-Bird to report freshly killed birds or squirrels. Press release attached. Info: 344-8592.  On August 29th, the SMCMVCD reported the following: “We have confirmation of another WNV-chronic-positive animal in 2012. It was an American Crow picked up August 22 in San Mateo.  We do NOT currently plan to issue a press release for this animal, as it was a low-level, or chronic positive result. However, I have added a table of our WNV detections for 2012 to our website for reference. Attached is the table, and  it is viewable through a link in the WNV sidebar on our home page at http://www.smcmad.org.  As a standard precaution, we are conducting extra mosquito trapping in the neighborhood where the bird was found. So far, no mosquitoes tested from the vicinity of any of the previous WNV detections have tested positive for the virus.  The County cumulative positive findings is attached.”

4. On Tuesday, PG&E’s high pressure 24 inch in diameter gas line that runs parallel to the 7th Avenue property lines just east of their property has been observed with a small section uncovered.  PG&E is planning to erect a section of chain link fence around the exposed section of pipe until they can obtain all of the necessary permits needed to allow complete inspection and subsequent recovering with approximately 3 feet of earth.

5. Sunday, Aug 29 at the Chamber of Commerce’s Sunday Farmers’ Market at The Shops at Tanforan managed by the PCFMA at noon, Ms. Siang Gwee of Pacifica was present to pickup her new iPad as the winner of the Market’s “Win a Free iPad” contest.  The winner stated that she never thought shewould win th eiPad.  The photo shows LtoR Chamber CEO Jamie Monozon, iPad winner Siang Gwee, and PCFMA’s market manager Ashley Weidman.

6. The City of San Bruno continues to move forward on their PROPOSED Transit Corridors Plan.  In the attached August 28th City letter to residents in or adjacent to the proposed plan area, an update is given and numerous questions are answered.   More detailed information is available at www.planbruno.org  Questions can be addressed to either 616-7074or planning@sanbruno.ca.gov  The planning commission must approve the Plan and the EIR in an open public meeting and recommend their approval to the City Council, which is currently scheduled for the Fall of 2012.  The City Council must then approve the Plan and certify the EIR in an open public meeting scheduled for October or November.  Then the Plan must be adopted as part of the City’s comprehensive zoning code update, in another open public meeting.  Finally, approval by a majority of San Bruno voters in a citywide election is required to permit the Plan-Proposed increase in building height, construction of multistory parking structures, and an increase in residential density on residentially zoned properties, as required by City Ordinance 1284.  Keep watching the City’s web pages, this Patch column, and various news outlets for dates, times, & locations for these many upcoming OPEN PUBLIC MEETINGS.  Attend them and bring your questions and SUPPORT this Transit Corridors Plan and approve allowing many San Bruno areas to be updated to today’s needs.

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