Help Plan San Bruno's 100 Birthday Celebration

San Bruno Turns 100 Years . .

FEATURE EVENT:  City of San Bruno’s 100 Year Anniversary Celebration Has Started:

On December 23, 2014 the City of San Bruno will celebrate its first 100 years of incorporation and Centennial. The Centennial is an opportunity not only to recognize the community’s history, but also to celebrate the community’s identity, its accomplishments, and its future opportunities and potential. The City Council has begun the process to develop the scope of the celebration as well as the process for engagement with residents, businesses and community stakeholders.


If YOU have historical information or photographs to share, orYOU would like to be part of the Centennial Celebration Planning, please contact the City Manager’s office at 650.616.7056.


A combination of traditional San Bruno programs and special events are being planned throughout the coming year to celebrate this historical milestone. Highlights of the Centennial year will include a City Hall open house, a Centennial art project to honor the City’s history, a community picnic, and a Centennial Gala. The upcoming year promises to be an exciting and memorable one and the City looks forward to commemorating 100 years of San Bruno history with YOU.

Thursday, February 6 at 6:30 PM - Library Downstairs Community Room - Affordable Care Act
If you don’t have health insurance or you purchase insurance on your own, this event is for you! At this FREE event, you will find out how the Affordable Care Act affects you, get your questions answered, and have an opportunity to make an appointment to get insurance enrollment assistance.  Info:  616-7078


Friday, February 7 - Free Dental Care to Low-Income Children on Give Kids a Smile Day

County celebrates 10 year anniversary of Give Kids a Smile Day  

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month and on Friday, February 7,  San Mateo County dentists will provide free dental services to low-income children, ages 1 to 18, on Give Kids a Smile Day.

Give Kids a Smile Day is a one day event and residents are encouraged to call San Mateo County Health Coverage Unit at (650) 616-2002 to schedule an appointment.

Several San Mateo County dentists will participate in Give Kids a Smile Day by offering free services, such as oral exams, cleanings, and fluoride treatments, to families with children, teens, and young adults who may otherwise not be able to afford or access dental care.  The families also receive assistance with health insurance enrollment.

For the past 10 years, San Mateo County Health System and San Mateo County Dental Society have been hosting Give Kids A Smile Day as a means to provide free dental care to local children and young adults who desperately need dental health education and treatment.

“Nearly one in four children, ages 2 to 11, has untreated cavities in their baby teeth,” said Dr. Gracia Cua, San Mateo County Dental Society. “Untreated dental disease is painful and affects a child’s physical, emotional, and social well-being, and yet it is preventable through brushing, flossing, proper diet and regular visits to the dentist.”

Give Kids a Smile Day is a national event where nearly a half million children benefit from dentists donating their time to raise awareness on the importance of dental care, and to help parents who cannot afford proper dental care for their children.

San Mateo County Health System ensures that all children ages 0 through 18 years in San Mateo County have access to comprehensive health and dental insurance coverage. To learn about health insurance enrollment for children, please call San Mateo County Health Coverage Unit at (650) 616-2002 or visithttp://www.smcchi.org.

A healthy body starts with a healthy mouth.


SATURDAY February 8 -  The Golden Chordsmen have a number of special Valentine Day Specials:  Carnations, Roses, See's Candy, Special Office Delivery + They will phone your valentine and SING to him or her.  Deadline to order is February 8th.  Info:  650-344-SING  Flier attached.

Monday, February 10 - 

Advisory - Office of Senator Jerry Hill – Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, 11 a.m., 25 Martin’s Beach Road, Half Moon Bay, CA

CONTACT: Aurelio Rojas 916-747-3199 cell; Leslie Guevarra 415-298-3404 cell

Senator Jerry Hill to Introduce Bill to Restore Public Access to Martin’s Beach Near Half Moon Bay -- the Focus of Legal Dispute Between Billionaire Owner and Coastside Residents  

Senator and Residents Will Gather Outside Gate Erected to Keep Public Out

WHAT: State Senator Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo – joined by San Mateo County Supervisor Don Horsley, members of the Surfrider Foundation, Martin’s 5, and Coastside residents – will hold a news conference announcing his legislation to reopen to the public a road that leads down to a contested beach south of Half Moon Bay.  A gate erected in 2010 by a venture capitalist who purchased the property for $37.5 million has been the focus of a nationally watched legal battle that has pitted Californians’ rights to beach access against the rights of property owners.

WHEN: Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, 11 a.m. 


WHERE: 25 Martin’s Beach Road, Half Moon Bay, CA

Outside the closed gate to Martin’s Beach, south of Half Moon Bay

At the intersection of Martin’s Beach Road and Highway 1/Cabrillo Highway

Note: Martin’s Beach Road intersects Highway 1 twice. The gate is at the southern intersection of Martin’s Beach Road and Highway 1. If you’re using a GPS, plug in the address: 25 Martin’s Beach Road, Half Moon Bay, CA


CONTACT: Aurelio Rojas 916-747-3199 cell; Leslie Guevarra 415-298-3404 cell


BACKGROUND:  Hill’s legislation will be introduced the day of the news conference. It will require the State Lands Commission to enter into negotiations with billionaire venture capitalist Vinod Khosla – who bought the beach property in 2008 – to purchase all or a portion of the property for a public access road. If a deal is not struck within a year, the bill would require the commission to acquire all or a portion of the property by eminent domain to create a public access road.

The property was previously owned for more than a century by the Denney family, which was charging visitors $5 for access and parking at the beach when the property was sold. But when Khosla bought the property he put up a gate with a sign that said, “Beach closed, keep out,” that angered many Coastside residents and visitors who frequented Martin’s Beach. A group of protesting surfers known as Martin’s 5 were arrested for bypassing the gate and walking down the access road to the beach and going surfing. Charges were later dropped by the San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office.

Attorney Gary Redenbacher, representing Friends of Martin’s Beach, filed a lawsuit to restore public access to the beach, basing his claim on the public trust doctrine and Article 10, Section 4, of the state constitution, which prevents property owners from excluding access to public bodies of water.

But San Mateo County Superior Court Judge Gerald Buchwald ruled last October that the constitution’s provisions did not apply to Martin’s Beach because it was predated by the 1848 Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, which ended the Mexican War, and guaranteed that the United States would uphold the property rights of Mexican citizens.

The treaty granted 200 acres to Santa Clara Valley settler Jose Antonio Alviso, including the Martin’s Beach parcels, and Judge Buchwald ruled that the land grant took precedence over the public trust doctrine in the state constitution.

The decision – which is being appealed – doesn’t outlaw public access to the beach, but because the only way for the public to get there now is by sea, it had the same practical effect.

Meanwhile, the Surfrider Foundation, a nonprofit grassroots organization dedicated to the protection of the world’s oceans, waves and beaches, is pressing its own lawsuit against Khosla based primarily on the California Coastal Act. The case, scheduled to go to court in May, contends Khosla failed to obtain a coastal development permit for the new gate and restrictive signs that prevent the public from accessing Martin's Beach Road, in direct violation of the California Coastal Act.


Nate Solov

Office of Senator Jerry Hill




Wednesday, February 12 - San Bruno Library - Lawyers in the Library - 

Lawyers in the Library takes place on the 2nd Wednesday of January-April. Individual 20 minute appointments available from 6-8pm. Please call the library to schedule: 616-7078. An attorney will come to the Library for free, 20–minute, one-on-one sessions, with people who have a legal situation to discuss. In February, the lawyer's area of expertise is Family Law. 

Saturday February 15th thru Monday February 17th – LIBRARY will be closed.


Monday, February 17 – City Offices Will Be Closed

Tuesday, February 18 - The Bay Area Entrepreneur Center, 458 San Mateo Avenue, will have its soft opening - offering (in conjunction with Skyline College) classes, seminars, and workshops to local businesses.  Funding for the first year has been obtained, but continuing funding sources needs to be obtained.  The San Bruno Chamber has been working with Skyline College on this opening and hopes to partner with the Center in supporting local small businesses.  Chamber CEO Jamie Monozon at 650-588-0180 should have additional information.

Wednesday, February 19 - San Bruno Library - Financial Planning in the Library -
Individual 20 minute appointments available from 6-8pm. Please call the library to schedule: 616-7078. A financial planner will come to the Library for free, 20–minute, one-on-one sessions, with people who have a financial situation to discuss. In February, the financial planning topic is Aging Parents; Preparing for it. 

Friday, February 21 - 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM - Teen Dance - Friday, February 21
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM - San Bruno Recreation Center -
Meet up with your friends and dance to your favorite songs. Our live D.J. will be there with the latest and greatest songs of the year. Tickets are available for sale at Parkside the week before the dance and at the Recreation Center. Dance is for 7th and 8th graders only.  Info:  616-7180

Monday,  February 24 - 6:30 PM - 7:15 PM - San Bruno Library - EarthCapades presents the H20 Show - Learn about the importance and science of the Earth's most precious resource, water, in "The H2O Show." EarthCapades' multi-talented performers take you on a journey through the cycle of water, where our water comes from, and how we all can take care of it. This program is generously sponsored by the Bay Area Water Supply & Conservation Agency and the City of San Bruno. 

Saturday, March 1 -   San Bruno Lions “Crab Feast & Dance Fundraiser”  5:30 p.m. – Midnight – Senior Center.  Tickets sold out last 3 years.  Tickets:  Lion Coz Giannoulis 952-4021 or Lion Ken Ibarra 400-1005  RSVP by February 24th.  NO Tickets sold at the door.



Thursday, March 6 - Senator Hill and State Controller John Chiang invite you to a FREE TAX Preparation Services Event Thursday March 6, 2014 – 1-5 p.m. – St. Athanasius Catholic Church Parish Hall – 160 North Rengstorff Ave Mountain View.

Offered through the Volunteer Tax Assistance )VITA) Program for families and individuals with an annual household income of $52,000.00 or less.

APPOINTMENTS ARE REQUIRED:  Please call Senator Hill’s office (650) 212-3313 to schedule your appointment.

Flier photo attached.

Your volunteer tax preparer will require the following information:

✓ Valid photo ID

✓ Social Security Card (SSI) or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) for all family members. If the IRS sent you an Identity Protection PIN/IP PIN, bring that letter

✓ All W-2s, 1098s, and 1099s (if any)

✓ Copy of the prior year’s tax return

✓ Other income/expense information

✓ Total expenses paid for child/day care

✓ Bank account and routing number for direct deposit of your refund or direct debit of your balance due

✓ Total tuition fees & expenses

✓ Day care provider’s identifying number

✓ Landlord’s name, address and phone number for the CA Renter’s Credit, if eligible


Tax preparation services are provided by volunteers. Any information, materials or services provided at this event are the sole responsibility of the providers of the information, materials or services, and do not

constitute legal services or tax advice from the California State Senate.

Saturday April 26 & Sunday April 27 – Relay For Life – San Bruno – Join Us To FINISH THE FIGHT

Want Information to Start a Team?

Want to Learn How You Can Support the Event?

Contact Us:



Ken Ibarra, Event Chair (650) 400-1005

The link below gives you the background on WHY we are finishing the fight:


The 24 hour event starts at 10:00 a.m. Saturday April 26th and runs continually until 10:00 a.m. Sunday April 27th 2014.

LOCATION:  Capuchino High School – San Bruno

GOTO:  www.RelayForLife.org/SanBrunoCa

Here you will find:

WHAT is Relay

WHY we fundraise

HOW you can START a Team

HOW you can JOIN a Team


Our temporary American Cancer Society staff partner Allison Baca writes:

Relay for Life is a 24 hour team event that raises funds for the American Cancer Society’s research, programs, services and advocacy efforts. It is held in over 5,100 cities in the United States each year. Teams come out and enjoy music, fun and food- all while keeping one person on the track from their team for the entire 24 hours. Our event is founded on the principle- “cancer never sleeps, so neither do we.” It is a non-competitive but emotionally impactful event. We need you now! Relay for Life is looking for planning committee members and teams! Join up and help us to “Finish the Fight” against cancer!

San Bruno April 26-27, 2014 – Capuchino High School

Looking for Chairs for one or more committees and various other committee roles.

Looking for teams, great entertainment and food!! 

Thank you so much! 


American Cancer Society

ATTN:  Allison Baca

601 Montgomery – Suite 650

San Francisco, CA 94111

650 – 922 – 1449



Saturday March 22 - Relay For Life San Bruno will be holding an almost day long multi-activity Survivors' Event.  


Info:  Ken 650-400-1005



Relay For Life San Bruno will again be Painting the Tanforan Mall Purple.  10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days.  Come and learn about Relay For Life; Sign Up YOUR Team; Learn How To Join a Team; Make a Donation; Watch Yenis Dance Body & Soul (483-8246)



Updates from d.tech 

Community Info Sessions

We have the following information session currently scheduled - there is limited space at each session, so please RSVP via the links below. 

·        Sunday, February 9, 2pm-4pm at Burlingame Public Library in Burlingame (RSVP here)

Application Information

We are receiving a consistent flow of applicants daily. At this pace, we expect that we will have 150 applicants by the end of January. A confirmation email will be sent out every Monday afternoon to let those who applied in the past week know that their submission has been received. If we reach more than 150, there will be a lottery held on Thursday, March 20th to determine which students are offered a slot at d.tech. All others will be placed on a waiting list. To apply, click here.

The SMUHSD will inform us at the beginning of February what site they are offering d.tech. In the meantime, we are continuing to pursue other potential sites. Our primary goal is for d.tech to be centrally located within the district and easily accessible by public transportation.


Our response time and availability has just improved! Thanks to some planning grants and individual donations we’ve received, we are now able to focus entirely on d.tech. We transitioned last week into our new office space at CK-12, after leaving our positions at our SMUHSD schools. We have new email addresses, too - just a bit shorter than the last. Please contact us at: 
Ken Montgomery - kmontgomery@dtechhs.org

Nicole Cerra - ncerra@dtechhs.org
Christy Knott - cknott@dtechhs.org

Find Out More

If you are not already on our mailing list, please sign up to receive updates by selecting "contact us" at www.dtechhs.org


San Bruno Patch Cub Reporter Greg Pierce reports:  The San Bruno Force, San Bruno’s American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) U-19 Ladies team, has been selected to participate in the 2014 National Games taking place in Torrance, CA during the week of June 28 – July 6th.  This is the first time in 12 years that a ladies U-19 team will be playing in the National Tournament.


The 2014 tournament marks the 50th anniversary of the AYSO, making this year’s tournament particularly special for the organization.  To commemorate this special year, the AYSO will invite 24 teams to participate in brackets from the U10 age group through U19 for boys and girls.   Roughly 240 teams from all over the nation will be converge on the cities of Torrance and Riverside in Southern California next summer to compete in these national games.


“We are excited for the opportunity to play in these national games.  These young ladies worked hard the entire Fall season and will continue to work together to make this Spring season and summer competition successful.” says Team Manager and assistant coach Greg Pierce, “We are looking for a few more players to participate with us.  This is a great group of young ladies that are ready to compete and are excited looking forward to the Spring and tournament season.”       


The San Bruno Force is composed of young ladies from San Bruno, South San Francisco and Millbrae.  They began playing together this past Fall season, winning the Area 2B and 2N championship against a very tough opponent from Foster City.   Right now there are 12 young ladies on this team.  Recruitment is still in process.  Ladies ages 16 – 19, who have played AYSO soccer in San Bruno, Brisbane, Millbrae, Pacifica, Burlingame, San Mateo and Foster City are invited to inquire about this opportunity by calling Coach Greg Pierce at 650 291 6997 or contacting him at socball@sbhsi.com.


Fundraising for the tournament expenses began last Fall as the ladies and their parents operated the San Bruno AYSO league snack bar as well as a pumpkin patch.  They will continue to raise funds during this coming spring season with possibly a raffle and a car wash.    Sponsors are always welcome, and donations can be made online at https://fundly.com/san-bruno-force-ayso-u19-girls.


The AYSO is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.  Any donations made to this organization are tax deductible.


IN CASE YOU MISSED THIS:  To report damage on City property such as potholes, streetlight outage, graffiti, etc. 


Fill out the on line form and submit it. 

Thanks for being Eyes & Ears for your San Bruno neighbors.

IN CASE YOU MISSED THIS:   San Bruno Relay For Life held their KickOff event Wednesday February 5th.  Photos attached.  info:  www.relayforlife.org/sanbrunoca or Ken - 650-400-1005


Regular and Special City Council Meeting Notices - Please visithttp://www.sanbruno.ca.gov/city_agendapackets.html) for additional details about regular and special meetings, as related to PG&E Settlement Not-For-Profit, Study Sessions, and other City Council discussion topics.


The San Bruno Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the Grand Opening of Candy Talk

New Business – Grand Opening – Ribbon Cutting

Candy Talk – 445 San Mateo Avenue San Bruno held its Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Friday January 31st 2014 at approximately 3:15 p.m.

Enee and Kai welcomed approximately 40 to the actual ribbon cutting.  San Bruno Mayor Jim Ruane and San Bruno Chamber CEO Jamie Monozon and a number of Chamber members and many friends participated in the ribbon cutting of a very special ribbon.

After the cutting, a priest blessed the new business.

A wide range of pre-packages and loose candy and gifts were professionally displayed.

Refreshments were available and a balloon man had arrived by the time this writer was leaving and a face painter was scheduled to arrive later.

Stop by

445 San Mateo Avenue

San Bruno Info:  650-553-9898

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