What’s up South City?
Another memorable week across our city as the schools let out leaving many bittersweet memories; saying good bye to the past year and hello to a new future is never easy.
Eric Jacobson, aka Coach Jake from El Camino High School shares:
CONGRATULATIONS to the Class of 2012. I’m both Happy and sad tonight. Each Graduating Class always has some special people in it that you hate to see go. I’m going to miss many of the Graduating Colts like Marcus Roman, Chris Pola, D.J. Peluso, Izzyy Doe, Jose Mercado, and many more I hate to leave out. I wish you all the BEST of Luck in all your future endeavors. Let me leave you with the best ad…vice I can give you on your journey through life. Two things I have tried to live my life by, and it has helped me through some difficult times. #1 If you’re gonna say what you mean, you better mean what you say. #2 Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you handle what happens to you. Thanks for all the memories, and God Bless. Remember, Once a Colt, ALWAYS a COLT // COLT PRIDE NEVER DIES.
*More bittersweet goodbyes from Coach Gary Lutz and his wife Jeanne to the South City Giants Bronco Team
I can’t believe it’s our last game on Sunday. I am going to miss all the boys specially our 4 ten year olds. Some has been playing for Gary since they were 7 years old. Andrew, I am one of your biggest fans. I hope you continue with SSF baseball and move up to broncos next season. I hope even more that somehow some way, you will be drafted as a Grizzly. But because you’re so talented, I know you will be drafted in the first round. Julian, I will miss your beautiful, infectious smile. Leo, you’re the heart of the team and I will miss your leadership and your beautiful family. Last but not least. Ahman. I have never met a player who lives baseball as much as you do. You always give 100% of yourself to your teammates and your coaches. I will miss you most. To all out volunteers and our coaches, thank you so much for your time, love, and dedication to our team. Gary and I are truly blessed to have met so many beautiful families whim we have become friends over the years. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
I am and will always remain your number 1 south city giants fan. Have a great summer everyone!!
XOXO Jeanne Lutz
*Mater Dolorosa’s Ladies Club held their annual Rummage Sale on Saturday June 2nd.
*Crystal Trevino was asking for recommendations on local hotels close to Daly City and these suggestions were shared by our readers:
Sue Peterson Pirazzi: Embassy Suites or Grosvenor in SSF
Karen McEvoy: Hampton Inn very clean nice and good breakfast and close to Val’s and the DMV.
Megan Hopkins Jennings Agree with Karen! All of our out of town trainers for work stay their, very convenient.
Peri Anders The El Rancho motel in Millbrae on the El Camino Real across from McDonald’s. 15 min. From Daly City
Michelle Camicia Hampton inn right by dcpd
Lisa De Zordo Homewood Inn & Suites at Sierra Point.
Kevin Walsh The Hilton garden inn. Or Embassy suites
*The City has kicked off the NextDoor Program and so far good reviews have come in with Paradise Valley in the lead. ESC will be putting out a GAME ON to see which neighborhood can get the most folks signed up on this free website that aims to connect neighbors in your area. Great resource to share local neighborhood information including news, sales, and more. More info https://nextdoor.com or call Susan Kennedy at (650) 877-8500
*Thinking of ways to keep the kids active this summer. Lama’s Kenpo Karate has it going on. Give them a call (650) 583-3030 to get info on the FREE lesson and $29 month special that includes uniform. Sib discounts also given. Don’t let the word ‘bored’ come up!
*ESC remembers San Francisco fire Lt. Vincent Perez, 48, and Firefighter-Paramedic Anthony Valerio, 53, as they were honored in a memorial ceremony on June 2. Lt. Perez’s brother, a SFPD, is a neighbor here in South City.
*Kurt Yaeger just shared a special video with ESC that was featured on ESPN and can be found on YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8HoWffQtdk4) Great inspiration for us all. Us big kids – gotta love Kurt’s quote “I’m still getting there, it’s just a different game”. Never give up. To the little kids – don’t ever say you are bored – there is too much life to sit around – get out there & live it! South City native, Kurt was acting before his accident and continues on in The Dolphin Tale and now see him in the 5th season of Sons of Anarchy. Pls share this inspiration with others. Kurt your ole home town rallys for you!
*Pam Monozon Riechel shared: SSFHS Class of 1967 — Invites to our 45th Reunion are in the mail, if you haven’t sent it back, now is the time to do it! Call your friends and make sure they have too. We want to see everyone on September 8th. Any questions, contact me.
*A Fire Alert out of Brisbane on Saturday June 2nd resulted in this update from Bay City News: A freeway off-ramp in the Brisbane area has reopened following the containment of a three-alarm brush fire near U.S. Highway 101 Saturday evening, officials said.
The 7-10 acre fire, first report shortly after 1:37 p.m. in the area just west of Bayshore Boulevard near Sierra Point Parkway, has been contained, and fire crews should be clear of the area in another hour or so, according to Ari Delay, a battalion chief for Cal Fire.
Bayshore Boulevard and the connecting northbound Highway 101 off-ramp were closed by the fire, but both reopened just before 7:30 p.m., according to Delay and the California Highway Patrol.
An estimated 10-20 homes in the Harold Road area of Brisbane were threatened at one point during the fire, but despite strong winds none were damaged, Delay said. There were no injuries, and the cause of the fire, which started right next to Bayshore Boulevard, remains under investigation.
Most of the land burned by the fire San Mateo County parkland, part of San Bruno Mountain State and County Park, Delay said.
The fire caused a power outage affecting an estimated 1,350 customers in parts of Brisbane and South San Francisco after it damaged an underground switch around 1:37 p.m., according to PG&E spokesman J.D. Guidi. All affected customers in the area were expected to have their power restored by 7:30 p.m.
However, Guidi noted that a power line had also fallen in the area, causing a second and unrelated power outage affecting around 790 customers around 4:30 p.m. Customers affected by the second outage were expected to have their power restored by later this evening.
Copyright Bay City News
*Some neighbors shared concern over possible PGE outage and this website was given as a resource to determine outages and estimated times when power would resume: