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Caltrain Construction Notice for Brisbane

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Construction is advancing along the Caltrain corridor! To accommodate the brand new electric trains, construction crews will begin work in the four San Francisco tunnels starting in October.  Crews will create additional clearance in the tunnel sides to accommodate the new trains and will install anchor bolts in the tunnel ceilings to facilitate the installation of the overhead contact system that will power the new electric trains.  For more information visit CalMod.org/SFtunnels.

In order to facilitate work in the tunnels, trains will not operate on weekends between San Francisco and Bayshore Stations from October 6, 2018 to late Spring 2019.  Caltrain service will stop at Bayshore Station and a bus bridge will transport passengers to the 22nd and 4th & King Stations.  Weekday service will not be impacted.  For more service information, please visit www.Caltrain.com/SFweekendClosure.


Peninsula Corridor Electrification Project

Caltrain Electrification is a key component of the Caltrain Modernization program which will electrify the Caltrain Corridor from San Francisco's 4th and King Caltrain Station to approximately the Tamien Caltrain Station.


The primary purpose of Caltrain Electrification is to improve Caltrain system performance, reduce long-term environmental impact by reducing noise, improving regional air quality and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.  An electrified Caltrain system would better address Peninsula commuters' vision of increased service and improved travel times in an environmentally friendly and reliable way.  This also is expected to help accommodate increase system ridership through improved system operations. 


For information on upcoming community construction update meetings, please visit the Caltrain Electrification Project events page at http://calmod.org/events/


Work in Brisbane

On December 8 through December 14, Caltrain will be working during the night to locate underground utilities. Night work hours will be 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and the field team will work as quietly as possible.

During work hours at the Brisbane station all passengers will board and de-board from the same platforms. Please look for the signs to indicate which platform to use. If you have any questions, feel free to call Caltrain Customer Service at 1.800.660.4287.

Scam Involving SMC Alert

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The County recently informed residents about a new scam involving SMC Alert.  In case you didn't see it, please read below and don't fall victim to it!  If you receive a suspicious text or email, please call Police Dispatch at (415) 467-1212.

The Sheriff’s Office has received reports from residents who received an unsolicited text message (email and flyer) under the guise of SMC Alert from someone claiming to be a deputy from the “San Mateo County Security System.” Victims are told in the message that officers will be conducting an annual inspection of businesses and residential areas which may include needing inside access to some units so pets have to be secured, alarm systems deactivated, and denying inspectors access will result in a fine.

Sheriff’s officials are urging the public not to fall for this scam. The San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office will never send out a SMC Alert demanding access to your home or business. Officers will only come into your home or business with a search warrant or probable cause. Police (law enforcement) impersonators are often looking for anyone who seems exposed and easily fooled. Call 911 if you have any doubts about who is at your door. Dispatchers will know whether an officer (deputy/San Mateo County Sheriff's Office personnel) has been sent to your home and if they are currently there. The dispatcher will send out a real officer (actual deputy or law enforcement officer) if there is any doubt as to what is unfolding.

SMC Alert is an alert notification system used to immediately contact you during urgent or emergency situations which may include life safety, fire, weather, accidents involving utilities or roadways or disaster notifications about an earthquake. A few examples of the types of messages that can be sent through SMC Alert are:

Emergency Situations

• Notify citizens of the location of the nearest emergency shelter, available bed space, hours of operation during a crisis;
• Notify citizens of available evacuation routes during an emergency;
• Activate special teams within the community, such as CERT volunteers.

Precautionary Warnings (optional subscriptions)

• Crime alerts;
• Major road closure such as a freeway;
• Wildlife warnings such as mountain lion sightings.

SMC Alert is managed by the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office of Emergency Services. The service is free to register and is available to all cities, towns and special districts within San Mateo County. Alerts may also be sent by local police, fire and emergency managers from other cities within San Mateo County. Register here: www.smcalert.info.

Fresh Fish Returning to Farmers' Market

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You may recall Maynard of Dragon Baby Seafood was at the Brisbane Farmers' Market last year.  Well, he's back, as of this Thursday, and wanted the community to know!

He will have black cod fillets for $10/lb.  See pics below:

  cod fillets

The ling cod fillets will be only $6/lb.  See pics below:

ling cod fillets

Stop by the market today, starting at 3pm and going 'til sunset, and say Hi and Welcome Back to Maynard!

Dec. 6th Council Reorganization Meeting

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      City Council Reorg 2018 Invitation


What if a fire were to break out on San Bruno Mtn.?

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                defensible space zone

As we watch the fires burn in northern and southern California, and hope for the best possible outcomes for our fellow citizens, we should also take the time to ensure that we will be informed about what to do in the event of a local wildland fire.

First of all, be sure to register with SMC Alert, either on their website https://hsd.smcsheriff.com/smcalert or by texting to 888777.  The first responders and their public information officers can’t reach you if you don’t register!
In the event of a fire on the mountain, check your registered devices, the city’s website, and listen for announcements made by first responders over their public address systems.

Understand that in the event of a contained fire, you might be directed to shelter in place.  Staying off the roads will allow better access for fire apparatus.

If told to evacuate, the city’s Residential Assembly Point for those needing shelter is the Marina parking lot in front of the Sierra Point Yacht Club (500 Sierra Point Parkway).  Be sure to follow any instructions on which route to take to avoid conflicts with incoming first responders.

If you are forced to flee on foot, assemble at the Community Park for transportation to Sierra Point.

Finally, remember to keep and create a defensible space around your home by conducting regular weed and brush abatement.  For more information on defensible space, please see: http://www.readyforwildfire.org/Defensible-Space/.