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Things To Know: Relay For Life San Bruno This Weekend

Saturday is your last chance to support Relay For Life San Bruno.

Things To Know: Join Us This Saturday & Sunday For Relay For Life San Bruno

Saturday, April 27 thru Sunday April 28 -  Bring A Friend – Walk A Lap.  San Bruno Councilman Ken Ibarra kenibarra@yahoo.com and American Cancer Society’s Julie Pierce Julie.Pierce@cancer.org are inviting ALL San Bruno residents to join them this Saturday and Sunday for Relay For Life of San Bruno at the Capuchino High School in San Bruno.  The planning committee has been working for many months and this weekend’s event will conclude their 2013 event – BUT – planning for their Saturday April 26th & Sunday April 27th 2014 event is about to start. MARK your 2014 calendar. Join and FIGHT FOR THE CURE. Anticipated Opening Ceremonies speakers:  U.S. Congresswoman Jackie Speier or her representative, Marc Hershman representing California Senator Jerry Hill, Ben Cohn representing California Assemblyman Kevin Mullin, San Bruno Mayor Jim Ruane.  Special “Hero Of Hope” and Cancer survivor Dorothy Lake will speak on her successful fight to beat cancer and have “More Birthdays”.

Saturday, April 27 – San Bruno Bike & Pedestrian committee will be holding a bicycle workshop from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at 850 Cherry Avenue Conference Room C, San Bruno.  RSVP appreciated.  Call 650-588-8170 or E=Mail Karen@commute.org What to Expect:  Workshop conducted by a certified bicycle instructor from the League of American Bicyclists; interactive bicycle safety presentation; information on traffic laws for bicyclists and drivers; tips on riding in traffic safely; bicycle maintenance information; workshop is recommended for ages 16 and up; drawing for prizes up to a $40 gift certificates to a local bike shop.

Saturday, April 27 - San Bruno Park School District’s John Muir Elementary School Principal Dr. Frances M. Dunleavy, Ed.D. was very happy to report recently “Woohoo to Mrs. Marconi and her students!  Their garden has earned the Silver Award from the San Mateo County Food System Alliance and Sunset Magazione.  This award is for exemplary gardening.  Join us at the awards ceremony Sat, April 27th, 10:00 at Redwood High School in Redwood City.  See their amazing garden is outside room 1.”

Saturday, April 27 -  Children’s Day, Book Day – Rotary Pavillion, San Bruno City Park.   Young readers will receive a free book while supplies last.  Story Time: “Oh! The Places You’ll Go! Read by SBPSD’s Dr. David Hutt, Superintendent.  Tae Kwon Do, Dance Group, Puppet Making, Book Making, and much more.

Thursday, May 2 – SAVE THE DATE - San Bruno Chamber of Commerce – Multi-Chamber Event (San Bruno, Millbrae, and Burlingame) Info:  650-588-0180 office@sanbrunochamber.com

Saturday, May 4 - SAVE THE DATE - Operation Clean Sweep in San Bruno.  Signup on line at http://www.sanbruno.ca.gov/committee_OCSreg.asp  Children under the age of 18 need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian.  Check-in begins at 9:00 a.m. at San Bruno City Park near the Rotary Pavilion (Gazebo).

Saturday, May 4 SAVE THE DATE - 10 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Stop by the library and pick up a FREE comic book.  Free Comic Book Day and May the 4th be with you!!!  info:  sbpl@plsinfo.org

Saturday & Sunday May 4th & 5th – SAVE THE DATES – Streets Alive! Parks Alive!  Info and questions: http://www.streetsalivesmc.org

Wednesday, May 8 (second Wednesdays thru August) SAVE THE DATES -  LAWYERS IN THE LIBRARY.  On the second Wednesday of May-August, from 6-8 PM, an attorney will come to the Library for free, 20-minute, one-on-one sessions, with people who have a legal situation to discuss. The attorney’s area of expertise will differ each month. Sign up is required.  See flyer for more details at (http://www.sanbruno.ca.gov/Library/lawyers.pdf).

Saturday, May 11 – SAVE THE DATE – San Bruno AYSO Region 249 – First day for registration for New & Returning Players 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at San Bruno Recreation Center (Teen Room).  To pre-register GOTO www.eayso.org San Bruno AYSO:  www.sanbrunoayso.org

Saturday May 18 & Sunday May 19 - SAVE THE DATES -  Celeste will preform "Once Upon This Island" at Skyline College - May 18 at 2:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. and May 19 at 2:30 p.m.  Tickets $15.00 - Info 650-588-3330 or www.socstudio.com

Friday, May 31 – SAVE THE DATE - World Health Organization’s “World No Tobacco Day 2013”

Sunday, June 2 – SAVE THE DATE – Posy Parade – Princess Forms and info c/o San Bruno Lions Club, 575 San Mateo Ave or Harry Costa 871-9425.  Start building your floats NOW.

Saturday, June 8 – SAVE THE DATE – Disaster Preparedness Day at the San Mateo County Fair.

Friday, June 14 – SAVE THE DATE – World Blood Donor Day.  Every year, on 14 June, countries around the world celebrate World Blood Donor Day. The event serves to raise awareness of the need for safe blood and blood products and to thank voluntary unpaid blood donors for their life-saving gifts of blood. 

Thursday, August 1 – SAVE THE DATE – 1st Annual North County Business Expo sponsored by the San Bruno Chamber of Commerce.  Info:  650-588-0180 office@sanbrunochamber.com

Tuesday, August 6 – SAVE THE DATE – National Night Out

CONTINUING EVENT NEEDING YOUR SUPPORT: The season for possible West Nile Virus has begun.  The Mosquito & Vector Control Association of California has developed a short report entitled “Federal and State Regulatory Issues Impacting Mosquito and Vector Control Agencies”.  You can request your copy by contacting the San Mateo County Mosquito & Vector Control District at 650-344-8592 or mvcac@mvcac.org  Your assistance to help make mosquito control more effective and cost effective will be appreciated. The CDC has a very extensive fact sheet on WNV at http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvbid/westnile/wnv_factsheet.htm

The following safety precautions are recommended by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH):

-- Eliminate or manage all sources of standing water to discourage mosquito breeding   

-- Avoid spending time outside when mosquitoes are most active, especially at dawn and the first two hours after sunset.

-- If you are outdoors when mosquitoes are biting, wear long pants and long-sleeved shirts.

-- Apply insect repellent containing EPA-registered active ingredients such as DEET, Picaridin, IR3535, and Oil of lemon eucalyptus (PMD). Always apply according to label instructions.

-- Make sure doors and windows have tight-fitting screens. Repair or replace screens that have tears or holes.

-- Contact your local mosquito and vector control agency if there is a significant mosquito problem or potential mosquito breeding source where you live or work

Adequately funded mosquito and vector control, disease surveillance and public awareness programs are the best way to prevent outbreaks of West Nile virus and other diseases borne by mosquitoes and other vectors.

To learn more about activities in your area for West Nile Virus and Mosquito and Vector Control Awareness Week, contact your local mosquito and vector control agency. Contact information can be found on MVCAC's website at www.mvcac.org.

MVCAC represents more than 65 special districts, other subdivisions of local government, and the state of California, which are responsible for mosquito and vector control, surveillance of West Nile virus and other vector-borne diseases, as well as public education programs to help Californians protect themselves from disease. MVCAC advocates safe, effective and environmentally friendly methods of mosquito and vector control.  

CONTACT: Executive Director, Catherine Smith, 916-440-0826, casmith@mvcac.org  http://www.mvcac.org

CONTINUING EVENT NEEDING YOUR SUPPORT:  The City of San Bruno is seeking volunteers: The City has numerous commissions and committees that through volunteers provide a vital service to the City. Currently there are two (2) openings on the Citizens Crime Prevention Committee and one (1) opening on the Bicycle & Pedestrian Committee, additional vacancies on other committees and committees MAY be open.  To obtain the necessary volunteer interest form for ALL City committees and commissions email City Clerk Carol Bonner at cbonner@sanbruno.ca.gov.

CONTINUING EVENT NEEDING YOUR SUPPORT:  Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties continues to be in need of donations.  https://www.shfb.org/home $1.00 will provide 2 meals.  Check out their web page or call 408-266-8866

CONTINUING EVENT NEEDING YOUR SUPPORT:  The San Bruno Chamber of Commerce is constantly seeking new local businesses to join their ranks.  Attached is their updated "Benefits of Chamber Membership".  Contact the San bruno Chamber at 650-588-0180 or office@sanbrunochamber.com

CONTINUING EVENT NEEDING YOUR SUPPORT:  The San Bruno Citizens' Crime Prevention Committee (that meets the 2nd Thursday at 7:00 p.m. in City Hall).  The City of San Bruno, through its Citizen’s Crime Prevention Committee, is the place to turn for “How to Start a Neighborhood Watch Block”.  Call the SBPD at 616-7100 and ask that their Neighborhood Watch info be sent to you.  Elsewhere in the County of San Mateo, GOTO http://sanmateocountynews.wordpress.com/2013/04/15/learn-how-to-set-up-a-neighborhood-watch-program/ for information on how you can start your own Neighborhood Watch block under the Sheriff’s office.  SEE IT, HEAR IT, REPORT IT!

In Case You Missed This: Caltrain Seeks Community Volunteers for Advisory Committee.  Caltrain Seeks Community Volunteers for Advisory Committee.  The Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board is seeking applicants for its Citizens Advisory Committee to represent San Francisco, San Mateo and Santa Clara counties.  The CAC is comprised of nine volunteer members, who serve in an advisory capacity to the board of directors, providing input on the needs of current and potential rail customers.   Applicants should reflect the demographics of the riders.  Applications are due by Friday, May 3. The CAC meets the third Wednesday of each month at 5:40 p.m. in San Carlos, just one block from the San Carlos Caltrain Station.  All meetings are open to the public.

The JPB is a tri-county board, comprised of representatives from the City and County San Francisco, San Mateo County Transit District and the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority.  Interested persons can obtain an application at www.caltrain.com/cac or by calling 650-508-6223

In Case You Missed This:  For the San Bruno Restaurant Guide  GOTO http://www.sanbruno.ca.gov/restaurants.html and click on the map image to view the San Bruno Restaurant Guide poster in PDF format.  The second page of the poster lists over 100 places to eat in San Bruno, including restaurants with an amazing variety of ethnic cuisines, as well as cafes, delicatessens, and dessert establishments. The Restaurant Guide will be updated periodically.

In Case You Missed This:  John Muir Principal Frances M. Dunleavy, Ed. D. is proud to report that John Muir School has just been named a California Business for Education Excellence Honor Roll School for 2012.  This award acknowledges their academic success on the state's 2012 standardized tests.

Sacramento Legislative Update:   SB 55 introduced by Senator Jerry Hill - An act to add Chapter 5.1 (commencing with Section 23710) to Division 11.5 of the Vehicle Code, relating to ignition interlock devices.

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST

SB 55 - Ignition interlock devices: repeat driving under the influence offenders.

Existing law requires a person's privilege to operate a motor vehicle to be suspended or revoked for a specified period of time if the person has been convicted of violating specified provisions prohibiting driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of an alcoholic beverage or drug or the combined influence of an alcoholic beverage and drug, or with 0.08% or more, by weight, of alcohol in his or her blood or while addicted to the use of any drug, with or without bodily injury to another. Existing law also authorizes a person whose privilege is suspended or revoked in that manner to receive a restricted driver's license if specified requirements are met, including, in some instances, the installation of an ignition interlock device on the person's vehicle.

This bill would establish a statutory scheme under which, as a condition of being issued a restricted driver's license, being reissued a driver's license, or having the privilege to operate a motor vehicle reinstated for a 2nd or subsequent conviction for a violation of the above offenses, require a person to install for a specified period of time an ignition interlock device on all vehicles he or she owns or operates, except as provided. The amount of time the ignition interlock device would be required to be installed would be based upon the number of convictions, as prescribed. The bill would require the department, with regard to the installation of an ignition interlock device described above, to notify the person of the ignition interlock device installation requirements established under the bill, accept notification from the installer of the ignition interlock device of attempts to remove, bypass, or tamper with the ignition interlock device or if the person fails 3 or more times to comply with the maintenance requirements, monitor the installation and maintenance of the ignition interlock device, and keep specified records. The bill would also require that manufacturers and manufacturer's agents, certified by the department to provide ignition interlock devices, adopt a fee schedule for payment of the costs of the ignition interlock device based on the offender's ability to pay, and would require the court to adopt a similar fee schedule with regard to the fees for the county alcohol and drug problem assessment program.

Because it is a crime to operate a vehicle that is not equipped with a functioning, certified ignition interlock device by a person whose driving privilege is so restricted, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program by expanding the scope of that crime.

The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state.  Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.

Senator Jerry Hill’s district office - 1528 South El Camino Real, Suite 303 San Mateo 94402; (650) 212-3313  

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