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B.Y.O.B. Saturday - FREE Compost

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FEATURED ITEM:   Saturday, April 19 – 8 a.m. – 11 a.m. Beckner Shelter Parking Area. - Free Compost Give Away - Celebrate Earth Day with a compost Give Away! Come to the "BYOB: Bring Your Own Bucket" event and receive nutrient rich compost to help enrich your home gardens.  Details: Each resident is entitled to 1 - 5gallon bucket of compost. Be prepared to show proof of residency in the City of San Bruno, IDs will be checked.


Saturday, April 19 -  Centennial Event! - Architectural Walking Tour -  Join the Library and Community Development staff for an architectural walking tour of San Bruno. From Queen Anne cottages to bungalows, craftsmen to colonial revivals, San Bruno has an amazing variety of homes. Learn about the various architectural styles found in the City and see historical examples on this 45-minute, 1-mile walking tour. Meet in front of Starbucks on 501 San Mateo Avenue,  10 am. Email centennial@sanbruno.ca.gov with questions or more information.

Wednesday, April 23 -  6:30 – 8:30 p.m. San Bruno AYSO Region 249 Coaches, Referees, and Other Volunteers signup – San Bruno Park – Teen Room.   www.sanbrunoayso.org or 650-873-2976

Saturday, April 26 – Relay For Life – San Bruno – Join Us To FINISH THE FIGHT!

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

Saturday, April 26 - 5th Annual Children's Day/Book Day - Dia da los Ninos/Dia da los Libros - San Bruno City Park - From 1-4:00 PM there will be crafts, performers, and free books (while supplies last). At 2:30PM there will be: EARTHCAPADES: THE H2O SHOW! Earthcapades’ appearance is made possible by a generous grant for public education by the Bay Area Water Supply and Conservation Agency to the City of San Bruno.

FUTURE EVENT: - Saturday, May 3 - 2014 Operation Clean Sweep – GOTO   http://www.sanbruno.ca.gov/committee_OCSreg.asp  Please join the City of San Bruno’s Beautification Task Force and Recology San Bruno for


Litter Clean-up


Planting Projects


Thank You Gift

Lunch Provided


Check-in at 9:00 a.m. at San Bruno City Park near the Rotary Pavilion (Gazebo)

More Info:  650-616-7145

REGISTER on-line at  http://www.sanbruno.ca.gov/committee_OCSreg.asp

FUTURE EVENT: - Saturday, May 3 -  Free Comic Day - San Bruno Library - Save the date! Free Comic Day.  Stop by the library to get a free comic book while supplies last.

FUTURE EVENT: - Centennial Tree Project – Free Street Trees

The City of San Bruno, as part of the year-long Centennial celebration, is trying to plant 100 new Street Trees with the help of residents.  The trees will be provided to you free and maintained by the City of San Bruno.  You will be notified of the date of planting.  You will be given a Centennial Certificate stating your participation in the project and which number of the 100 trees is yours.  Limit one tree per house and tree location must not interfere with underground utilities.

If you are interested or want more information, please call City Council Member Irene O’Connell at 650-589-9985 or E=Mail her at iconnell@ci.sanbruno.ca.us by June 30, 2014.

FUTURE EVENT: - U. S. Congresswoman Jackie Speier is proud to announce:

I am also proud to announce the first annual Congressional STEM Academic Competition, a.k.a. the “House App Contest.” This new competition is designed to engage students’ creativity and encourage participation in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math. Representing Silicon Valley – a hotbed of innovation – has convinced me of the importance of such initiatives that promote investment in STEM education, as well as legislation like H.R. 2426, the Educating Tomorrow’s Engineers Act, of which I am a proud cosponsor. We must prepare our students for employment in the high-tech industry and enhance American competitiveness in the global economy.

The House APP contest is also open to students eligible to enroll in high schools located in the 14th District, and to teams of up to four if at least two students reside in the 14th District. Students must register at  StudentAppChallenge.house.gov and create an account at  ChallengePost.com by April 30, 2014. Students can visit  ChallengePost any time before then to submit their contact information, completed release form, and final app entry. Students can learn more about the competition and find resources for students and teachers on my  website. For any additional information, contact Kenneth Dowling at kenneth.dowling@mail.house.gov or (202) 225-3531.

These are great opportunities to let creativity flow and produce tangible results! 

All the best,



FUTURE EVENT: 14th Annual Clean Your Files Day - Week of May 12 – 16

Celebrate Earth Day by setting out extra recycling on your regular service day.  For larger quantities that do not fit, place in paper bags or boxes and set next to your blue recycling cart.

For more information please call:

Recology San Bruno 650-583-8536





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

The City now has hooded sweat shirts, polo shirts, hats and additional Centennial items available for purchase at City Hall and the Recreation Center during business hours.  Show YOUR support of our Centennial by wearing a Centennial item.

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, or YOU 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.


Water Conservation

The City of San Bruno, on their web page, writes:  “This past fall and winter has been one of the driest years on record across the state of California. At the State level, Governor Brown has declared a drought emergency and has asked California residents and businesses to reduce their water consumption by at least 20%. 

“At the local level, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) has issued a statement today requesting a voluntary 10% reduction on the SF Regional Water System in response to the dry weather conditions and to ensure that available water supplies are prudently managed.

“In coordination with this local advisory, the City of San Bruno is asking residents and businesses to conserve water to help meet the 10% voluntary reduction goal that will help preserve Hetch Hetchy’s and our own groundwater’s valuable resources.

“The SFPUC is closely monitoring water levels in the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir and snow pack data. Within the next 90 days, the SFPUC will have survey data from snow pack depths and reservoir resource levels throughout the SF Regional Water Supply to share with other water agencies. The data results will allow water agencies to develop their specific water supply strategies for the future. Residents of San Bruno are requested to follow water conservation practices at all times. The City will update residents on any changes made to the request of a 10% voluntary reduction when new information is available.

“Water Conservation Tips and additional information is available on the city’s website at  www.sanbrunowater.ca.gov and on Bay Area Water Supply and Conservation Agency’s (BAWSCA) website at  http://bawsca.org/ “


Grand Boulevard Initiative – From Daly City thru San Bruno along El Camino Real to San Jose -  http://www.grandboulevard.net/



City of San Bruno Service Personal Tribute Program

The City of San Bruno Personal Tribute Program provides a way for people to honor or remember a loved one in the San Bruno community. These enduring and tax-deductible gifts serve both as a personal commemoration and as a way to enhance the community’s enjoyment of City parks.

Personal Tribute Plaques

In tribute and remembrance, a loved one may be honored with a 3”x 3”commemorative bronze plaque on the San Bruno Recognition Sculpture in City Park. Plaques are inscribed with the honoree’s first and last name, the date of the recognition and with either “In Honor of” or “In Memory of.” The Personal Tribute commemorative bronze plaque donation is $400. Plaques may be ordered using the link to the form below.

Park Amenity Tributes

Personal tributes may also be given through a donation for a specific park amenity (tree, bench, water fountain, picnic table, etc.) Staff from the Community Services Department is available to assist donors in the selection of a park amenity. Please fill out the form at the link below and check the box indicating your wish to donate an amenity and staff will contact you to discuss the Department's current needs. The donation fee associated with the park amenity varies.

GOTO   http://www.sanbruno.ca.gov/personal_tribute_program.asp  to fill out the application.  Info:  616-7180



Be A West Nile Virus Watcher


Help the state track down the West Nile Virus by reporting all dead birds.

You can submit an online report as follows:

GOTO the following State web page to report a dead bird:


NOW you can call 877-WNV-BIRD to report found dead birds.

West Nile Virus information and numbers from around the state of California can be found at:


The latest West Nile Virus Activity in California:

Human data is updated every Tuesday by 4pm.

Dead bird data is updated every Wednesday and Friday by 4pm.

Mosquito and sentinel chicken data are updated on Fridays by 4pm.

Due to different reporting schedules, case totals on the state website may not always be consistent with those reported by local health departments.

The San Mateo County Mosquito & Vector Control District:  650-344-8592


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 visit  http://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.

IN CASE YOU MISSED THIS: -  April is National Donate Life Month

Are you registered in the  Donate Life California Organ and Tissue Donor Registry?

National Donate Life Month, celebrated annually in April, encourages Americans to register as organ, eye and tissue donors and to celebrate those who have saved lives through the gift of donation. Currently, 120,000 men, women and children are awaiting organ transplants in the United States.

Donate Life California's vision is that one day all Californians will "embrace organ, tissue and eye donation as their personal responsibility."

To register as an organ, eye, tissue donor, please click  here.

P.S. Don't forget to check the "YES!" box on your DMV driver license or ID card! Your license or ID card will be imprinted with a pink donor dot indicating that you are a registered organ and tissue donor and that you have been been added to the database of donors.


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