Things To Know: San Bruno Planning 100 Year Birthday Events

They are coming .....

California State Senator jerry Hill
California State Senator jerry Hill


I heard that many Patch editors were abruptly laid off.  I sought answers and received the following:

January 30, 2014 at 12:17 PM

This might explain the situation. Patch.com launched in December 2007 and was cofounded by AOL CEO Tim Armstrong who invested hundreds of millions of dollars into the company. As of June 2013, Patch reportedly operated some 900 local and hyperlocal news websites in 23 US states. Hale Global purchased Patch from AOL on January 15, 2014. Jim Romenesko reports that Hale Global fired as much as two-thirds of Patch's editorial staff today, two weeks after the purchase. Romenesko published emails from Patch employees about the layoff. One email clarifies, “Technically, we were laid off by AOL. I presume that was a condition set by Hale. Second, I have it on good authority the layoffs were 80 to 90 percent of Patchers.” As of today, January 29, at 2 pm the Santa Cruz Patch is all over. That's according to tweets sent this morning by Valerie Lemke, a contributor to the website, as well as by the publication's editor, Brad Kava. santa-cruz-patch-all-over.jpg 

Contact me at robertriechel@att.net in the weeks to come, should you finally find you can NOT access San Bruno Patch.

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.

Saturday, February 1 -  Cash for College Workshop

Host - Senator Jerry Hill

When - Saturday, February 1, 2014 - From 10 a.m. To 1:30 p.m.

Foothill College Middlefield Campus
4000 Middlefield Road, Building I
Palo Alto

California high school seniors who attend this free Cash for College Workshop, and complete an exit survey plus apply for a Cal Grant by the March 2 deadline could qualify for an extra $1,000 scholarship.


Saturday, February 1 – Father & Daughter Dinner & Dance – Senior Center – 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. – Girls ages 4 to 11 only – tickets sell out fast. Spend a special night with your daughter. Enjoy a delicious dinner and then dance the night away! Each family will receive a photo to remember the night. If a father is unavailable, grandfathers, uncles, or family friends are welcome. Tickets are on sale NOW at the Recreation Center.  $55 per couple; $12 per additional person. 616-7180


Wednesday, February 5 – Relay For Life - Kick-Off Event - 6:00 p.m.  9:00 p.m. - San Bruno Recreation Center – Info:  RelayForLife@Gmail.com  FREE Food and entertainment.

The San Bruno Relay For Life committee chairman Ken Ibarra is pleased to announce our 2014 Kick-Off Event being held Wednesday February 5th 2014 from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the San Bruno City Recreation Center, 251 City Park Way.

Relay For Life San Bruno – www.relayforlife.org/sanbrunoca

Register on line and track our event’s progress.

For more information, please contact Ken Ibarra at 650 – 400 – 1005 or E=Mail SanBrunoRelay@gmail.com

Join us to “Finish The Fight Against Cancer”

At approximately 7:00 p.m. attendees will hear an uplifting presentation by Laura Baldini – Relay For Life Redwood Cityentitled “I realized I have a lot.  Each day is a gift, to be taken to heart.  Each birthday is a BIG deal”.


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, 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.


FUTURE EVENT:  They Are Coming .....

FUTURE EVENT:  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



Updates from d.tech 

Community Info Sessions

We have two (2) information sessions currently scheduled - there is limited space at each session, so please RSVP via the links below.

·        Tuesday, February 4, 6:30pm-8:30pm at Burlingame Public Library in Burlingame (RSVP here

·        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. 

GOTO http://www.sanbruno.ca.gov/pw_streets_pothole_form.asp

Fill out the on line form and submit it. 

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


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.

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