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Things To Know: Blood Drive, Beach Clean-up and Much More

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Things To Know:  A look at what's happening over the next month or so in and around San Bruno.

Friday, Jan. 18 – 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., John Muir and Lunardi’s Market Blood Center of the Pacific Blood Drive – Parking lot 2801 San Bruno Avenue West. Dr. Frances M. Dunleavey, Ed.D. advises as follows:

“Two years ago, our school community wanted to establish a lasting and beneficial activity in response to the pipeline explosion. Please join me in donating blood Friday, January 18 at our third annual Blood Drive at Lunardi’s Market. Our third annual Community Blood Drive will be hosted at Lunardi’s Market on Fri, Jan. 18 from 11 – 3. Make an appointment at www.bloodheroes.com.  Click "Donate Blood” enter code "SanBrunoBD". Appointments are encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome.”

Frances M. Dunleavy, Ed.D.
Principal, John Muir Elementary School
130 Cambridge Lane
San Bruno, CA 94066

Saturday, Jan. 19 9-11 a.m. - Beach Cleanup (Pacifica)  We will meet at the seawall next to Taco Bell, Hwy One at Linda Mar Boulevard.  For more information, go to http://www.pacificabeachcoalition.org/calendar

Saturday, Jan. 19, 9:00 am – noon - Habitat Restoration (Menlo Park).  We’re planting native seedlings all weekend long in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Help us restore healthy marshland to provide habitat for bay critters. So much habitat for bay species including the endangered salt marsh harvest mouse and the California clapper rail has been lost to development. We have to fight to protect what’s left. Come celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. at Ravenswood Pond by helping to build a better wetland for us all!

Due to the sensitive nature of the restoration site, space is limited and RSVP is requested. You must fill out the online registration form below to register yourself or a group of 10 people or less.

If you need more information about this or other events or if you would like to sign up a group larger than 10 people please contact Natalie LaKeidan at (510) 463-6809 or email bayevents@saveSFbay.org.

No experience necessary. Gloves, tools and instruction provided. Each event is led by Save The Bay staff certified in CPR and Wilderness First Aid and all site projects have been planned to ensure safety.

For more information, go to: https://www.savesfbay.org/secure/honor-martin-luther-king-jr-ravenswood-pond-menlo-park

Saturday Jan. 19 – Monday Jan. 21 - The library will be closed for the Martin Luther King holiday.

Monday Jan. 21 – City of San Bruno offices will be closed for Martin Luther King Day.

Wednesday Jan. 23 – 9:00 a.m. County Planning Commission Meeting – Board of Supervisors Chambers 400 County Center, Redwood City.  

Thursday, Jan. 24 - 6-10 a.m. County of San Mateo - Human Services Agency will conduct its biennial “Homeless One-Day Count”. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

Did you know that there are thousands of homeless people in San Mateo County? Every two years, San Mateo County conducts a homeless count, a tract-by-tract census of homeless individuals and families. With help from hundreds of volunteers, we walk and drive through every census tract, taking note of the number of homeless individuals and families we see.

The results from this count will provide us with a better understanding of the number of homeless people and their needs. Collecting good data on the number, characteristics, and service needs of homeless individuals, families, and children is a critical component of local homeless planning and program development

VOLUNTEER TODAY to be a street enumerator! Volunteers can be individuals, groups, people over the age of 18. All volunteers will work as part of a team. Training will be provided. For more information and to sign-up for a training date visit: http://smchsa.eventbrite.com

Friday Jan. 25 – 9:00 a.m. – noon - Weed Warriors (South San Francisco) Join the SSF Weed Warriors on the 4th Friday and 4th 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/

Tuesday, Jan. 29 – 6-7:30 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.govww.bart.gov/policeauditor 

Tuesday, Jan. 29 – 5:30 – 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

Monday, Feb. 4 – 6:30 p.m. - Year of the Snake - Join San Bruno residents for the Family Chinese New Year Tradition: Bilingual Chinese (Mandarin)/English storytime, 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.

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 email dbrewer@sanbruno.ca.gov  Form attached

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. 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 and at least make a small donation. Join and FIGHT FOR THE CURE! Flier attached.

SAVE THE DATE:  Saturday, Feb. 9, 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.-5p.m. – FREE E-Waste Recycling – The Shops at Tanforan in the rear parking lot near Sears.

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.

State of the City – San Bruno San Bruno Mayor Jim Ruane gave his State of the City at the Chamber of Commerce Board installation luncheon.  It can be read here:  http://www.sanbruno.ca.gov/citycouncil_images/2013%20Mayors%20State%20of%20the%20City%20Address.pdf  - it is also attached. 

Robert Riechel January 17, 2013 at 10:04 PM
UPDATE: The 1st item in this column was supposed to run tomorrow = Friday so the John Muir Blood Drive is Friday January 18th 2013 - not today = Thursday January 17th Sorry

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