Paint The Mall Purple

Paint The Mall Purple
Paint The Mall Purple

FEATURED ITEM:  Saturday, April 5 - Relay For Life San Bruno will again be Painting the Tanforan Mall Purple.  10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  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 and DoJo San Bruno.  Info:  www.RelayForLife.org/SanBrunoCA  Contact:  SanBrunoRelay@gmail.com  Contact:  Event Chair Ken Ibarra (650) 400-1005



Friday April 4th – 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. - Chetcuti Room (near Millbrae Library)

450 Poplar Avenue - Millbrae, CA 94030

Assemblyman Kevin Mullin

San Mateo County Board of Supervisors President Dave Pine

Contractor State License Board Representative




State Controller’s Office Representative

Protect Yourself

Subject-matter experts will provide information about fraud relating to home repair, unclaimed property, finances, insurance, telephone calls, moving companies, identity theft, and more.

Seniors, their families, and caregivers are welcome to attend this FREE seminar.

For more information or to RSVP, please contact

Assemblyman Mullin’s Office


Seating is limited.

FREE parking at the library or Constitution Plaza


Saturday, April 5 - Relay For Life San Bruno will again be Painting the Tanforan Mall Purple.  10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Come and learn about Relay For Life; Sign Up YOUR Team; Learn How To Join a Team; Make a Donation; Watch DoJo San Bruno demonstration.  Info:  www.RelayForLife.org/SanBrunoCA  Contact:  SanBrunoRelay@gmail.com  Contact:  Event Chair Ken Ibarra (650) 400-1005


Sunday, April 6 - Relay For Life San Bruno will again be Painting the Tanforan Mall Purple.  11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  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 demonstration at 1:30 p.m. and DoJo San Bruno.  Info: www.RelayForLife.org/SanBrunoCA  Contact:  SanBrunoRelay@gmail.com  Contact:  Event Chair Ken Ibarra (650) 400-1005


Tuesday, April 8 -  Internet Skills for Tweens - 4:30-5:30 PM - Library Homework Center.  This is an interactive workshop in the Homework Center. Kids will learn basic safety tips for their time online and using social media.

Tuesday, April 8 - 7:00 p.m. the San Bruno City Council meeting will include a presentation on the City's Housing Element Annual Progress Report and the process to update the Housing Element for the upcoming 2014-2022 planning period. The City Council meeting will be held at the Senior Center, 1555 Crystal Springs Road in San Bruno.

All interested persons are invited to attend. The public will have an opportunity to comment on this item. This will be a great opportunity to inform the City Council about your view on how the City can address local housing needs.

The Housing Element is the City’s plan to support the development and preservation of an adequate supply of housing, including housing affordable to seniors, families and workers. The updated Housing Element must be certified by the California Department of Housing and Community Development by January 31, 2015. 

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Mark Sullivan
Long-Range Planning Manager
City of San Bruno
567 El Camino Real
San Bruno, CA  94066
Tel: 650-616-7053

Wednesday, April 9 - Lawyers in the Library - San Bruno Library.  Lawyers in the Library takes place on April 9. 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 March the focus is: Civil litigation, disputes; injury claims; insurance claims; social security disability claims; Medicare, Medi-Cal.



SAN BRUNO CITY COUNCIL – 6:30 p.m.  -  Meeting Location:  Crestmoor Elementary School Site, 2322 Crestmoor Drive


City Council meetings are conducted in accordance with Roberts Rules of Order Newly Revised and City Council Rules of Procedure.  You may address any agenda item by standing at the microphone until recognized by the Council. All regular Council meetings are recorded and televised on CATV Channel 1 and replayed the following Thursday, at 2:00 pm. You may listen to recordings in the City Clerk's Office, purchase CD’s, access our web site at www.sanbruno.ca.gov or check out copies at the Library. We welcome your participation. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, individuals requiring reasonable accommodations or appropriate alternative formats for notices, agendas and records for this meeting should notify us 48 hours prior to meeting. Please call the City Clerk’s Office 650-616-7058.


1.       CALL TO ORDER: 


2.       ROLL CALL:


3.       PUBLIC COMMENT ON ITEMS NOT ON AGENDA: Individuals allowed three minutes, groups in attendance,  five minutes.  If you are unable to remain at the meeting, ask the City Clerk to request that the Council consider your comments earlier.  It is the Council's policy to refer matters raised in this forum to staff for investigation and/or action where appropriate. 

The Brown Act prohibits the Council from discussing or acting upon any matter not agendized pursuant to State Law.



Review and Confirm Proposed Projects to be Completed in the Crestmoor Neighborhood.




The next regular City Council Meeting will be held on April 22, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at the Senior Center, 1555 Crystal Springs Road, San Bruno.


Saturday, April 12 - Prudential FREE Shredding Party - Mark your calendars for Sat. April 12th 10-2 pm for the 8th Annual Prudential California Realty Paper Shredding Party at 180 El Camino Real.  Enter from San Luis.  Watch your confidential documents shred in the truck right before your eyes! This is a community event to help get your closets cleaned out, protect your identity, and make room for more important things in your life like clothes and shoes and stuff like that!

While you're here, enjoy some grilled hot dogs and some friendly conversation. There may be a short wait depending on the amount of people. In years past, we've filled up 3 trucks! Recycle, protect your privacy, and say hi! See you on April 12th!

Info:  Karin Cunhingham 650-438-3504




Sponsored by the Capuchino HS Parent Teacher & Latino Parent Teacher Organizations



Saturday, April 12 - 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.  9-11 All You can Eat Pancake Breakfast – 10-11 Children’s Activities, 11:00 a.m. Egg Hunt for ages 1-8 – San Bruno City Park – Park and Rec building and Gazebo area.  This event is sponsored by the San Bruno Lions, San Bruno Rotary, and Project PRIDE. In honor of our Centennial celebration, there are many new additions to this year's event. Please view our FLYER for more information.




Saturday, April 19 - 8:00 a.m. – Noon – B.Y.O.B. Party – more info to follow


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
Saturday, April 26

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.


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




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

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.



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.




Congressional Art Competition:  U. S. Congresswoman Jackie Speier is proud to announce:

It is with great enthusiasm that I announce two opportunities for high school students living in the 14th Congressional District that will challenge them both academically and artistically in unique competitions. 

To encourage art education, the Congressional Art Competition gives high school students a chance to gain national recognition for their creative talents. Seventh and 8th graders who share campuses with high schools are also welcome to compete. 

All artwork submissions must be received by 5 p.m. on Monday, April 14, 2014, at my district office located at 155 Bovet Road, Suite 780, in San Mateo, and must include a completed Student Information & Release Form, signed by the student, his or her parent/guardian, and his or her art teacher. To learn more about the Congressional Art Competition, please visit my website.

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:

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:


Starting April 15th 2014 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: - Thanks and Clarification – Design Tech High School - We want to thank everyone who was able to attend the board meeting last Thursday to show their support for Design Tech. Here is an update:



The district heard our concerns and will soon be considering our request for additional revenue allocation.  Although there was little momentum around increasing the per pupil allocation, there was positive discussion around providing the school transition funding.  The board is not required to provide any additional revenue, but they do want to see us succeed.



There was an article in Tuesday’s daily journal  indicating that Design Tech wanted to be at Burlingame and may end up at Mills.  It also stated that most of our students were coming from the Sequoia Union High School District.  There are several pieces of the article that need to be clarified.


1).  The plan is still that we will be at Mills; it is just not official until the Design Tech board accepts the district request.  


2).  We never requested to be at Burlingame High School.  We used that as a comparison school for our facility request, not as a request to be there.  


3).  Almost 70% of our students will be from SMUHSD.  The article indicated that most were from Sequoia.  That is an inaccuracy that has since been corrected by the district.


4).  The district has increased the space we are being offered at Mills to 6 classrooms. 


Thanks for all of your support, and we'll let you know when we are next on the SMUHSD board agenda.


Deeper Learning:

Last week, Ken, Nicole and Christy had the opportunity to attend Hewlett’s Deeper Learning Conference at High Tech High in San Diego. It was great - lots of useful sessions and many opportunities to network with others doing similar work with young people. We came away with ideas and connections that will be invaluable as we continue the planning of Design Tech.


Another thing:
Our next deadline for applying to d.tech is Monday, April 7, at 3pm. The lottery will be held on April 10. Although the majority of those who applied to d.tech have accepted their offer of admission, we do still have some spots available for our founding 9th grade class. Thank you for helping spread the word. 

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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