Highlights: Coastal Cleanup Day, Linda Mar Beach Parking Alert, Carpooling Incentives, Fog Jog Early Registration
Connect With Pacifica This Week
Greetings!

Planning ahead, Coastal Cleanup Day is just a couple of weeks away. Pacifica is participating in the world’s biggest coordinated beach cleanup on Saturday, September 16 from 9-11am. You can sign up to volunteer through the Pacifica Beach Coalition . This is a great event to better Pacifica by eliminating debris at our beaches, parks, shoreline, parking lots and in our neighborhoods. I hope you get involved.

About a week later, all you joggers, should-be joggers and wannabe joggers have your special day. The Fog Jog will take place on Sunday, September 24 beginning at 9am at Salada Avenue and Francisco Boulevard.  Registration is $15, however the first 100 to register by September 7 will get a free t-shirt (and your size is guaranteed!). This event is, of course, part of that weekend’s annual Pacific Coast Fog Fest. See you there.

Please let me know if you have comments or questions, and  thank you for wanting to  Connect with Pacifica!

Best,
KEITH BRESKIN
Interim City Manager

City News
  • Looking for Beach Parking at Linda Mar Beach? - Currently the Linda Mar State Beach South Parking Lot may be impacted by construction on the Crespi Sanitary Sewer Main Project (click here for more information). The North Parking Lot is not impacted at this time. Overflow parking for beach-goers is available at the Crespi parking lot at the Pacifica Community Center and also at the Linda Mar Park N Ride parking lot across from Linda Mar Shopping Center. Please note that the Linda Mar State Beach parking lots and Crespi parking lot at the Community Center are paid lots (click here for information on parking fees). Please keep in mind that the parking lots at Linda Mar Shopping Center and Pedro Point Shopping Center are intended for patrons of the businesses in those centers, and abide by all posted signs.

  • Coastal Cleanup Day Saturday, Sept. 16 - Join friends, family and neighbors to do something good for the environment by participating in Coastal Cleanup Day on Saturday, September 16, 2017 from 9:00am – 11:00am by registering through the Pacifica Beach Coalition to volunteer at one of many locations throughout Pacifica. Coastal Cleanup Day, always the 3rd Saturday in September, is the world’s biggest coordinated beach cleanup event. Click here for more information on Coastal Cleanup Day.

  • Earn Incentives by Carpooling with the Scoop App - San Mateo County commuters are now eligible for up to $4 a day for carpooling using the Scoop app on their smartphones. The City/County Association of Governments (C/CAG) of San Mateo County is offering this limited-time incentive as part of its pilot Carpool in San Mateo County! program to encourage County residents or commuters who work in San Mateo County to utilize private sector carpools during peak travel periods.Under the new program, commuters will sign up for the Scoop app, which automatically links drivers and riders to other users who are as close as possible to their origins and destinations. Once they've registered with Scoop, commuters will receive a $2 incentive per person during commute periods (5:30-10:30 a.m. and 3:30-8 p.m.) on their Scoop account, with a maximum incentive of $4 a day. Take advantage of the Carpool in San Mateo County!  It’s fun and convenient. You can save time, save money, reduce stress, and meet new friends. It is also good for the environment.

  • Now Seeking Applicants for City of Pacifica Commissions and Committees - The City of Pacifica is now recruiting citizens to fill vacancies on the following City of Pacifica Commissions and Committees. Applications are available here. Return application to Pacifica City Clerk Kathy O'Connell, 170 Santa Maria Ave., Pacifica, CA 94044-2506. Visit the Committees & Commissions webpage for more information on each of the City commissions / committees.

  1. Beautification Advisory Committee (recruitment notice) - deadline Sept. 8
  2. Emergency Preparedness & Safety Commission (recruitment notice) - deadline Sept. 10

  • Ocean Shore Railroad Highlighted at the Moose Lodge on Sept. 2 - History buffs and railroad enthusiasts are sure to be delighted when the Pacifica Historical Society brings visual displays and stories of the fabled Ocean Shore Railroad from Pacifica’s past to the Moose Lodge on Saturday, September 2 from 1:00pm – 3:00pm. Tickets (only $10) are available on the Pacifica Historical Society’s website. Click here for more information.

  • Mosquito Control Treatment at Sharp Park on Sept. 6 San Mateo County Mosquito and Vector Control District will be conducting treatments for mosquito larvae by helicopter at Sharp Park (SF County Property) on September 6th, weather permitting. Treatments involve application of a dry pesticide over freshwater marshes only. See the flyer for more information. Please contact San Mateo County Mosquito and Vector Control District directly with questions or concerns: 650-344-8592.
Register Now for Fog Jog on Sept. 24
The first 100 registrants for Parks, Beaches and Recreation annual Fog Jog on September 24, 2017 will receive a free T-shirt with registration. (T-shirt size is guaranteed if registered before Sept. 7.) Early registration $15. Race day registration $20.

Race Details : Sept. 24, 2017 on Salada Ave. at Francisco Blvd. Check-in between 8:00am - 8:45am. Race s tarts 9:00am.

Register online or in person at the Parks, Beaches & Recreation Office at 1810 Francisco Blvd. Fog Jog application is available here .
 
See the Event Flyer for more information.
Press Releases

Save The Date
  • Sept. 2 - Ocean Shore Railroad presentation hosted by Pacifica Historical Society. 1:00pm - 3:00pm at the Pacifica Moose Lodge, 776 Bradford Way. Click here for more information.

  • Sept. 4 - Labor Day Holiday. City Offices closed.

  • Sept. 16 - Coastal Cleanup Day 9:00am - 11:00am. Various locations throughout Pacifica. Click here for more information on Coastal Cleanup Day.

  • Sept. 23 - 24 Pacific Coast Fog Fest along Palmetto Avenue. Visit the official Fog Fest website for more information.

  • Sept. 24 - Fog Jog Race. Check-in between 8:00am - 8:45am. Race starts 9:00am on Salada Ave. at Francisco Blvd. Free T-Shirts to first 100 registrants. Register online or in person at the PB&R Office at 1810 Francisco Blvd. 

  • Sept. 24 - Family Fun Fest at Ingrid B. Lacy Middle School Field from 1:00pm – 4:00pm during the Pacific Coast Fog Fest. FREE fun for the entire family!

  • Sept. 28 - New Pacifica Library Project Community Outreach Meeting at Pacifica Community Center, 540 Crespi Drive, Pacifica. Drop-in between 4:00pm - 7:00pm or participate in the workshop from 7:00pm - 8:30pm. See the flyer for more information.

  •  Upcoming City Meetings – For information about upcoming City meetings, visit the City of Pacifica website at www.cityofpacifica.org and check the Calendar for City Council Meetings and Other City Meetings at the bottom of the page. 
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