Things To Know: Upcoming Youth Activities

A look at what's happening over the next month or so in San Bruno.

Things To Know: Deadlines Fast Approaching For Many Youth Activities.  Some events fill up early.

Friday, Jan. 18, 2013. New Year’s Teen Dance.

Tickets $7.00 pre-sale, $10 at the door.  Glow Necklaces only $2.  Meet with all your friends and dance to your favorite songs.

A live D.J. will be there with the latest and greatest songs of the year. Dance will be held from 7-9:30 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Rec­reation Center. Tickets will go on sale at Parkside Intermediate School and at the Recreation Center a week before the dance.

Student ID cards will be checked at the door. Dance is open to 7th and 8th graders only. The dance is not a school-sponsored or PTA event.

Saturday, Feb. 9 2013.  Father/Daughter Dinner Dance. Tickets sell out fast. Contact Park & Rec. Dept. dbrewer@sanbruno.ca.gov

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!  Flier attached.

Caltrain Advises Caution When Driving Near Railroad During dark, rainy winter months. It is more important than ever for drivers to be alert when driving near the Caltrain right of way.

Emergencies and suspicious activities can be reported to the Transit Police at 1.877.SAF-RAIL (1.877.723.7245).

Caltrain reminds drivers of these three important safety tips:

  •  If red lights are flashing or if crossing arms have been lowered, STOP.  It is against the law to drive around gates that have been lowered at a railroad crossing. If the gates are down and no train is coming, The Road is Closed. If you believe that the gates are malfunctioning, call 1.877.SAF-RAIL (1.877.723.7245);
  • Never stop on the tracks. If your car stalls or stops on the crossing for any reason, get yourself and any passengers out and away quickly. After moving a safe distance away from the train tracks, call 1.877.SAF-RAIL to report the incident. Train dispatchers will be able to stop trains approaching the crossing and help make arrangements to have your vehicle safely removed from the tracks.
  • Always expect a train, on any track, at any time and from any direction. Caltrain operates 92 trains a day on weekdays. To make arrangements for a free rail safety presentation by a trained Operation Lifesaver presenter, call Tasha Bartholomew, community relations officer at 650.508.7927. Additional safety tips can be found here.

TREE Recycling: Please recycle your holiday trees.

Curbside collections will take place to Jan. 25. Place trees curbside on your regular yard waste collection day. Please remove all tree stands and decorations. Apartments and condominium owners/managers, please contact Recology San Bruno ( 583-8536 ) to arrange for a special collection. Tuesday Jan. 1 pickups will be moved to Jan 5.

SAVE THE DATE: Jan. 7 – Noon. San Bruno Chamber of Commerce Installation of 2013 Board Members and State of the City Address by San Bruno Mayor Jim Ruane at Skyline College. To request your invitation and for questions: 650-588-0180 or click here.

SAVE THE DATE: Jan. 7 - 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. The City's Transit Corridor Plan will be the topic of an Open House at City Hall. Residents are invited to attend any time during the 2 hours to review the plan and ask questions of City staff on the proposed plan.

You should address your specific "pre-meeting" questions to: Mark Sullivan - Interim Community Development Director, City of San Bruno, 567 El Camino Real, Tel: (650) 616-7053, Fax: (650) 873-6749, msullivan@sunburn.ca.gov Proposed plans here.

SAVE THE DATE: Jan. 8 – 7 p.m. - The City Council will have on its agenda an update from the San Mateo County Mosquito & Vector Control District on its ongoing efforts to seek out mosquito breeding sources and treating them when found.

SAVE THE DATE: Jan. 29 – Relay For Life San Bruno Kickoff Event - 5-9 PM evening get together at City Rec Center. Info:  Ken Ibarra kenibarra@yahoo.com or www.relayforlife.org/sanbrunoca

SAVE THE DATE:  Jan. 29 - 6:00-7:30 p.m. The San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District, or BART, recently created the Office of the Independent Police Auditor (OIPA) and the Citizen Review Board (CRB) to provide effective, independent oversight of the BART Police Department. One of the cornerstones of effective oversight is community input and engagement.

To that end, OIPA and CRB are hosting a series of community forums around the Bay Area.

The next one will be:

Jan. 29


San Francisco Main Library

100 Larkin Street, 1st Floor Lower Level

San Francisco, CA 94102

Refreshments will be served. Please see the attached flyer for additional information.

The purpose of these forums is to inform the public about the system of civilian oversight of the BART Police Department and to let people know how the oversight process can be of service to them.

Everyone is welcome to attend.  Flier attached.

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

Deadline – Friday Jan. 11 2nd-5th Grade Youth Basketball League registration.  The 5 on 5 basketball league is open to all boys and girls attending 2nd-5th grade.  Practices will be held at San Bruno Elementary School sites after school (roughly 3:00 pm) two days a week.  Games will be played on Saturday mornings at San Bruno Recreation Center Gym. Teams limited to 12 participants.  Cost $65.00.  Some schools still need coaches, contact 616-7184 if interested in coaching or if you have questions.  Registration form at Rec. Center or www/sanbruno.ca.gov/parks_main.asp  Flier attached

Deadline – Tuesday Jan. 15th.  California Senator Jerry Hill is again holding his “Oughta Be A Law” Contest. He Invites Constituents to Submit Legislative Proposals by the January 15 deadline. Senator Jerry Hill, D - San Mateo, is encouraging Peninsula residents to participate in his fifth annual “Oughta Be A Law...Or Not” constituent bill idea contest. The contest is open to all constituents of the 13th Senate District and allows residents to submit their ideas for improving the quality of life in San Mateo County and Santa Clara County or the state of California. Ideas can vary from local community improvements to statewide reforms. Applicants can submit their ideas for the creation of a new law or the repeal or revision of laws already on the books.  “This is a great opportunity for constituents to participate in our democracy and learn about the legislative process,” Hill said. “Past winners have traveled to Sacramento to testify in committee and their proposals have been signed into law.” Senator Hill will select a winner and then introduce the idea as legislation. The individual who submits the winning idea will have the opportunity to testify in Sacramento at hearings on the legislation.  Applications can be obtained by calling Senator Hill’s District office at 650-688-6384 or from his website: www.senate.ca.gov/hill Completed applications may be emailed to Senator.Hill@senate.ca.gov, faxed to the district office at 650-688-6370 or mailed to the district office located at 160 Town & Country Village, Palo Alto, CA 94301. Submissions must be received by January 15, 2013.  The deadline to introduce bills for the 2013 legislative session is February 22. The 13th Senate District includes the cities of Atherton, Belmont, Brisbane, Burlingame, East Palo Alto, Foster City, Half Moon Bay, Hillsborough, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Menlo Park, Millbrae, Mountain View, Pacifica, Palo Alto, Portola Valley, Redwood City, San Bruno, San Carlos, San Mateo, South San Francisco, Sunnyvale, Woodside and parts of unincorporated San Mateo County and unincorporated Santa Clara County.

Deadline – Jan. 16th 2013.  6th Grade Parkside Basketball League registration deadline.  Boy’s cost $106.00 - City Code 4423.107.  Girl’s cost $106.00 - City Code 4423.108  Parent volunteers are needed to drive the players to away games. Boy’s Evaluation Day Jan 23rd 3:30-4:30 Parkside Cafeteria; Girl’s Evaluation Jan 24th 3:30-4:30 Parkside Cafeteria.  Once evaluated all participants will be placed on teams.  Info: 616-7182  Registration form at San Bruno Rec. center. Form attached

Deadline - Jan. 17th 2013. Take A Plunge Registration to guarantee a t-shirt for the January 26th San Bruno Park Pool “Plunge” at 8:30 am. Your $20.00 proceeds benefit the Youth Enrichment Scholarship Fund: Code 5561.101. Dust off your swimsuits and start off the New Year right! Take a “plunge” in our unheated San Bruno Park Pool. This annual fun event will benefit our Youth Scholarship Fund.  Each partici­pant will receive a long sleeve t-shirt and snacks after they take the plunge. Please indicate on the registration form what size t-shirt you would like. Ages 5-over.

Deadline - Friday, Feb. 1st 2013. 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=Mailed to: Form attached dbrewer@sanbruno.ca.gov.


First 5 San Mateo County Reports:

Debby Armstrong is retiring December 31 2012. They are very appreciative of her many years of service to First 5 and for her many accomplishments during her tenure. Debby was honored at our Commission meeting yesterday for her many years of leadership as Executive Director of First 5.

They are pleased to announce that The First 5 San Mateo County Commission has hired Peter Lee to serve as the Interim Executive Director effective January 1, 2013.

Peter Lee is an experienced non-profit leader with a long career in non-profit management. For the last five years he has focused on serving as interim executive director in non-profits going through transitions. Thus, he brings the precise skills First 5 needs for the transition between Debby and our next permanent Executive Director.

Peter looks forward to working with our staff and community partners during the transition period while the Commission does an extensive search for a new Executive Director that will begin in January. The Commission hopes to have a permanent ED in place by May 2013.

The Commission is committed to continuing to work with you to positively impact the lives of children and families in San Mateo County.

The Commission members and staff of First 5 San Mateo County wish all of you Happy Holidays and the very best for 2013.

Sincerely,  Michael Garb Commission Chair


Success for Every Child

San Mateo County’s Department of Public Works can confirm that they received the EMERGENCY Permits necessary and they completed removing most of the growth in Cupid’s Row that caused it to over flow during the recent heavy rains. Hopefully their work will also begin to return Cupid Row from Huntington to the tide gates to its original design capacity and keep it at this capacity. Mr. Porter also mentioned that there might be consideration to increase the width of part of the canal to assist in holding additional water, so water does not as easily overflow. Photos attached.

San Mateo County Mosquito & Vector Control District has many useful brochures about how to control mosquitoes and other vectors can be downloaded from http://www.smcmad.org/brochures.htm   Questions: 344-8592. Mosquitoes breed year round, so DUMP ALL STANDING WATER.


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