Things To Know: Last Farmers Market of the Season This Sunday

Also, don't forget about the ongoing community art gallery at the library, the Santa pajama party at the mall and the public hearing on the city's downtown transit corridors plan.

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

Continuing.  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 is during normal library hours.  Featured: Artists Dru Chipman and Trudy Calandra.

Continuing.  “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.  Info and to register:  Stephanie Suggs at 650-588-0941 or stephaniesbcm@gmail.com  Flier attached.

Saturday, Nov. 17  6 to 7:30 p.m.  Santa Pajama Party with Radio Disney by Old Navy in “The Shops at Tanforan”.   Celebrate Santa’s arrival with a fun pajama party with Radio Disney at the NEW Santa reception area! Donations of new children’s pajamas and books will also be collected, benefitting the Pajama Program.  Don't miss the exciting reveal of the new holiday light show by BJ's and Barnes & Noble at 6 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 18. This is the final Sunday for the 2012 Farmers’ Market season.  The San Bruno Chamber of Commerce’s Sunday Farmers Market is on ECR in front of “The Shops at Tanforan” from 9 am to 1 pm.  Sunday will conclude support of the San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties Second Harvest Food Bank’s non – perishable can food drive.  Info on the benefits of supporting the Second Harvest Food Bank can be found at www.shfb.org.   Sunday is also the final day to enter the win a $100.00 gift card from "The Shops at Tanforan" contest.  Continuing this Sunday, PORTOLA Elementary School Girl Scout Troop 62159 will be collecting clean, reusable coats as a part of their “One Warm Coat” community service project.  Info: www.onewarmcoat.org.  Flier attached.  If you have suggestions on how to improve the Farmers Market  office@sanbrunochamber.com

Tuesday, Nov 20.  The San Bruno Planning Commission will hold a public hearing to review the Transit Corridors Plan (TCP), associated Environmental Impact Report (EIR), and proposed General Plan amendments at 7:00 p.m. at the Senior Center 1555 Crystal Springs Road.  The TCP and EIR reports are available online at www.planbruno.org.  The agenda packet, which includes staff reports and other related documents will be available after 4:00 p.m. Friday November 16th at www.planbruno.org and at the Community Development Department office located at 567 El Camino Real, San Bruno.  At the November 20th meeting, staff will make a presentation followed by an opportunity for public comments and questions.  Info or concerns:  Mark Sullivan, 616-7074 or
email planning@sanbruno.ca.gov  Documents attached.

Thursday, Nov. 22.  City Offices (except EMERGENCY SERVICES) Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

Friday, Nov. 23.  City Offices (except EMERGENCY SERVICES) 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.  Flier attached.

Saturday, Nov. 24 and Sunday, Nov. 25.  San Bruno AYSO is holding their 22nd Annual Turkey Tournament for U10 - U14 players. 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 www.sanbrunoayso.org for information on their other upcoming activities throughout the coming months.

Monday Nov. 26 & Wednesday Nov. 28.  Lowen’83 The Official San Bruno Soccer Club.  Tryouts start today from 4:30 – 6:00 p.m. and continue multiple days.  Flier attached with the other dates info www.lowen83.com or lowensoccer@gmail.com.  All tryouts at Lions Field 500 1st Ave.  Flier attached.

Wednesday, Dec. 5.  7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The Traffic Safety & Parking Committee meets at City Hall in Room 115.  Info:  Jennifer Shapona at 616-7049 or jshapona@sanbruno.ca.gov

Thursday, Dec. 6.  5:15 p.m. The Beautification Task Force typically meets the first Thursday monthly in City Hall Room 115.  Info: Councilwoman Irene O’Connell at ioconnell@sanbruno.ca.gov.  This month’s meeting will probably be canceled due to the Christmas tree lighting event.

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

Tuesday, Dec 11.  7:00 pm The City Council typically meets the second & fourth Tuesdays of the month at the Senior Center 1555 Crystal Spring Road.  The meetings are televised LIVE on San Bruno Cable Channel 1.  Info:  City Clerk Carol Bonner 616-7058 or cbonner@sanbruno.ca.gov  Here is YOUR chance to see your local government in action and YOUR chance to address your Mayor and Council members.

Who’s Who and What’s What:

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.

SAVE THIS DATE:  Relay For Life – San Bruno.  The American Cancer Society is holding their 2013 Relay For Life event in San Bruno Saturday April 27th and Sunday April 28th at Capuchino High School.  Info at www.relayforlife.org/sanbrunoca  San Bruno Vice Mayor Ken Ibarra is the overall San Bruno coordinator and you can reach Ken at kenibarra@yahoo.com or Julie Pierce at Julie.Pierce@cancer.org or 650-207-9905 to volunteer to work as a committee chair or committee member.  A number of committees are being formed and YOUR assistance will assure a SUCCESSFUL event.

San Bruno Education Foundation continues to look for supporters of their fundraising activities that support all San Bruno schools.  Box 0175 San Bruno CA 94066-0175  Info@SanBrunoEdFound.org 650-452-2520 to obtain an update on their next scheduled fundraising event.  Application attached.

The City of San Bruno is requesting Qualifications & Proposals for the development of a hotel project at the Crossings site in the City of San Bruno.  Information:  Mark Sullivan, Intermin Community Development Director, City of San Bruno, 567 El Camino Real, San Bruno CA 94066 - 650-616-7053 or msullivan@sanbruno.ca.gov  As soon as it is known and no later than 5:00 p.m. Monday November 26th 2012, all potential proposers shall submit a statement of their intent to submit a proposal to the City of San Bruno.  This notice of intent shall include the bidder’s company name, address, primary contact, and primary contact’s email address and telephone number.  This notice of intent shall be emailed to Mark Sullivan at msullivan@sanbruno.ca.gov.  All responses to this RFQ/P must be submitted on or before 4:45 on December 14th 2012 to Mark Sullivan at the City of San Bruno.

Changes to SamTrans Routes:  Samtrans is proposing changes to its bus routes. Go to these sites to download the route maps:



Did you know there may be some changes coming to the Sam Trans bus route you are currently using? For more information, public outreach events and public meetings schedules, go to the Sam Trans website at www.samtrans.com/ssp or email ssp@samtrans.com or call them at (650) 508-6338 for info on the route(s) you take.

In Case You Missed This:

Committees, Boards, & Commissions, openings. Your City runs on these volunteer positions.  UPDATE:  This is to advise you that there have been changes made to the schedule of expired terms, and recruitment to fill vacancies on commissions, boards and committees. At the regular City
Council meeting on October 23, 2012, the council extended the terms on commissions, boards and committees to expire on November 30, 2012, instead of October 31, 2012.  Expiring members have been notified of the changes, and invited, but not required to interview with the Mayor and Council at a Special Meeting just prior to the Regular Meeting, on Tuesday, November 27, 2012, at the Senior Center at 6:00 p.m. Later that evening during the Regular Meeting, the City Council will make re-appointments and new appointments.  More info can be found in the just delivered San Bruno FOCUS newsletter. The deadline for new applications is now Tuesday, November 20th. Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, agenda packets for the November 27th council meeting will be produced on Wednesday, November 21st. New and re-appointed members will be advised to come to the City Clerk’s office to be sworn in and receive their certificate of appointment, by their December meeting so there will be a quorum.

Caltrain riders and holiday aficionados should 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. (Unfortunately this year it will NOT stop in San Bruno but will stop at the Millbrae station).  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

Saturday. January 26, 2013 – Senior Showcase Health & Wellness Fair 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Millbrae Recreation Center, 477 Lincoln Circle.  Event sponsorships are now available,  Sponsorship info:  Kerry McArdle, Daily Journal, 650-303-6735 or Kerry@smdailyjournal.com   The Senior Showcase has partnered with the Millbrae Health & Wellness Fair for a great, FREE community event.  This well-established event has taken placein in Millbrae for the last six years.  There will be over 50 tables with senior resources and services, FREE refreshments, health screening stations, goody bags, FREE document shredding and more.


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