Here are some important things happening around town that everyone should know about this upcoming week.
NOW thru Feb 28 2013. City Park Rental rates have been lowered. Facilities are available for reservation at the San Bruno Veterans Memorial Recreation Center and San Bruno City Park. Apply in person at the recreation Center Office located in San Bruno City Park, 251 City Park Way, Monday through Thursday from 8:30am to 8:30pm, Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm, and Saturday from 9:30am to 12:30pm. For further information, call (650) 616-7180.
Sunday Nov. 4. The special event at the San Bruno Chamber of Commerce’s Sunday Farmers Market on ECR in front of “The Shops at Tanforan” from 9 am to 1 pm will be a FREE Face Painting by “You Become Art.com” by Alana Dill, 510-747-8795, http://youbecomeart.com. There also will be a jumpy for the kids. Also starting today and continuing Sunday November 11th and concluding Sunday November 18th, market vendors and market shoppers can help support the San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties Second Harvest Food Bank by bringing non–perishable food items and depositing them into the container located next to the PCFMA canopy. Info on the benefits of supporting the Second Harvest Food Bank should be available. Go to www.shfb.org for more info.
Wednesday, Nov. 7. Traffic Safety & Parking Committee meets at 7 p.m. in City Hall Room 115. Info: Jennifer Shapona at 616-7049 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, Nov. 7. The San Bruno Education Foundation is continuing their "First Wednesday" series from 6 to 10 p.m. at Araujo's, with 50% of the bill donated to SBEF. Due to the outstanding turnout last month, Araujo's has agreed to extend the hours by starting one hour earlier, at 6 p.m. Please note that also due to the demand last time, unfortunately the offer does not apply to delivery orders that evening. However Araujo's will do take-out for those who would like to phone in an order and pick up their meal. Flier attached.
Thursday, Nov. 8 at 7:00 p.m. The Citizen’s Crime Prevention Committee meets in Conference Room 113 in City Hall. Neighborhood Watch is always on the agenda. San Bruno residents are welcome.
Upcoming Events So You Can Plan Accordingly
Thursday, Nov. 15. 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. Coats for Kids Give Away at the San Bruno National Guard Armory, 455 3rd Avenue (across from Belle Air School). ALL are welcome – Limit one (1) coat per person. Children MUST be present to receive a coat. Coats For Kids program made possible by
California National Guard, San Bruno Residents and Businesses, San Bruno Donation Sites, & MANY wonderful volunteers. YOU can volunteer for the Give Away Day by contacting Recology San Bruno at 650-583-8536.
Thursday, Nov. 15 Time to be advised. Pairing Wine with Food at the San Bruno Library. Pairing Wine with Food will be coming to San Bruno Library in November. Time is TBD, more details to follow. For more information, contact Han-Ching Wong at (650) 616-7078 ext. 8063.
Saturday Nov. 24th and Sunday Nov. 25th the San Bruno AYSO is holding their 22nd Annual Turkey Tournament for U10 - U14 players. Applications are being accepted now. 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. GOTO www.sanbrunoayso.org for information on their other upcoming activities throughout the coming
Who’s Who and What’s What
1. Discover & Go brought to you by the Friends of the San Bruno Library, provides San Bruno Library card holders with FREE or discounted passes to local museums and other cultural institutions. Make reservations online and print passes from home. Each Discover & Go pass expires immediately after the reservation date. Questions: 650- 616-7078
2. 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.
3. San Bruno Has a FREE Dog Park. Commodore Dog Park located at Commodore Drive at Cherry Avenue is open year round from 7 a.m. until dusk. Dogs are NOT allowed in any other park. Go to www.sanbruno.ca.gov/parks_main.asp for info on other peninsula areas that allow dogs.
4. Committees, Boards, & Commissions, openings. At the San Bruno City Council meeting October 23rd the Council votes to extend the terms of the committee's, commission's, and board's volunteer member's whose terms expire October 31st to November 30th so the City can publicize the various openings and hold interviews. Attached is the list of the committees, boards, and commissions and their duties along with an application. Your City runs on these volunteer positions.
5. Nov 13 San Bruno Council Meeting Canceled. City Clerk Carol Bonner reports that the November 13th meeting has been canceled and the next regular meeting will be on Tuesday, November 27, 2012, at the San Bruno Senior Center, 1555 Crystal Springs Road, at 7:00 p.m. For more information you may contact Carol Bonner at 616-7058 or by email at email@example.com
6. Saturday, October 27th. Sunday saw the Second Annual Halloween Trick and Treating along the southern section of “The Avenues”. Claudia Quinn of CQ’s Art For Kids at 445 San Mateo Avenue, along with the San Bruno Chamber of Commerce with support from the San Mateo Credit Union organized approximately 24 businesses along “The Avenue” to display a big orange pumpkin in their property front window signifying that they were participating in the event and trick and treaters would receive free candy as they made their way along “The Avenue” between 11 am and noon. At noon all treaters assembled in front of CQ’s Art For Kids for a quick parade of costumes around a short route to allow the judges to pick winners in a number of categories. Ribbons were awarded to the best boy and best girl in a number of categories as well as other special ribbons. 59 children participated in the parade and costume judging.
7. The San Bruno Farmer’s Market was visited Sunday by a group of local Girl Scouts as part of their “Sow What” Journey program. Girls become aware of their place in the global food network as they start to think about where food really comes from and how their choices about food impact Planet Earth. To understand their journey please visit the GSUSA web site at www.girlscouts.org/journeys where you will find journey maps. The girls interviewed numerous food vendors and scheduled their group meeting to discuss their findings. Info attached.
8. The San Mateo County Mosquito & Vector Control District reminds residents that mosquitoes are of concern 12 months a year. There are multiple species in the bay area, so residents need to take precautions and DUMP ALL STANDING WATER year round. Attached is the District’s November info slide. GOTO www.smcmad.org or call 650-344-8592 for more info.
9. Beginning today, Caltrain riders and holiday aficionados can 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. For more information, visit www.holiday-train.org.
10. Assemblyman Jerry Hill has honored the Pacifica Beach Coalition with the 19th Assembly District’s Environmental Leadership Award for the organization’s many years of volunteer service in the community. Hill presented the award to Pacifica Beach Coalition President Lynn Adams at a community coffee gathering Saturday at Mazzetti’s Bakery in Pacifica. “San Mateo County is rich in natural beauty and some of its greatest treasures are here in Pacifica with its more than six miles of beaches and shoreline habitats,” Hill said. “Much of it is staggeringly beautiful and were it not for some key organizations in the community and their members, those very beaches could well be a staggering mess. Today, I’d like to recognize an organization that has been a great environmental leader, working with the city and residents – that’s the Pacifica Beach Coalition.”