January 2017, Vol. 3, No. 1

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Daly City to Commemorate 25th Annual Black History Month Celebration, Sat. 2/11

Daly City began honoring African Americans in 1992 with a Juneteenth event at Lincoln Park Community Center, a celebration that marked the beginning of the City’s commemoration of Black History Month.  The tradition will continue with a Black History Month Celebration on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at Café Doelger (Westlake Park, 101 Lake Merced Blvd., Daly City) from 12 noon to 3:30 p.m.  The event is free and open to the public.

This year’s Black History Month Celebration will feature performances by Young, Gifted & Black, Dimensions Dance Theater, and the San Francisco Jazz All Stars.  Isaac Stevenson will serve as the Master of Ceremonies of the event.  Soul food will be available from Keith’s Chicken ‘n’ Waffles along with desserts prepared by Daly City’s Garden Deli. 

At its January 23, 2017 meeting, the City Council proclaimed February 2017 Black History Month in Daly City.  The national theme for Black History Month is The Crisis in Black Education.   The proclamation for Black History Month noted that, “African American history is rich in centuries-old efforts of resistance to this crisis (in Black education): the slaves’ surreptitious endeavors to learn; the rise of black colleges and universities after the Civil War; unrelenting battles in the courts; the black history movement; the freedom schools of the 1960s; and local community-based academic and mentorship programs that inspire a love of learning and thirst for achievement.”

For further information about Daly City’s Black History Month celebration, contact Daly City’s Department of Library and Recreation Services at (650) 991-8001.

Books & Brews, Part 2: Beers of Bavaria

Pils, Kölsch, Dunkel, Doppelbock, Hefeweizen...Join us for our ongoing Books & Brews series! This session will explore the beers of Bavaria. Experience the various styles and learn what makes them different. 

Thursday, February 9th
Café Doelger
111 Lake Merced Blvd.
(Westlake Park complex)
6:00 pm

Reserve your spot at: or call (650) 991-8001. 
$25 registration includes beer tasting, souvenir beer glass, and Bavarian inspired snacks.
The event will feature performances by author Frank Portman (Dr. Frank of the Mr. T Experience and author of King DorkAndromeda Klein, and King Dork Approximately) and Kepi Ghoulie (formerly of the Groovie Ghoulies), with D.J. Sid Presley.

Participants will be guided through a carefully selected sampling of Bavarian beers by one of the Bay Area’s preeminent German beer experts.   

Get Ready for Spring Cleaning with your FREE Annual, On-Call Bulky Goods Collection!

All residents are offered one on-call bulky goods collection each year to get rid of unwanted items for reuse, recycling or disposal. Accepted items include:
  • Garbage - up to two cubic yards or the equivalent of 12 32-gallon-sized garbage bags of bagged, boxed or bundled garbage, clothing, yard trimmings and other items. 
  • Bulky items - up to two large items not exceeding 200 pounds each or 3 feet by 6 feet, including appliances, mattresses and electronics. Tree trunks or branches must not exceed 2 feet in diameter and 4 feet in length. 
Call Republic Services to schedule your cleanup at (650) 756-1130. Consider donating items that can be reused at Goodwill, St. Vincent de Paul of San Mateo County, or Pat's Closet (Daly City Partnership)
Pat's Closet continues to accept donations of NEW and gently used clothing and home goods.

We need: children's clothing, career clothing, coats, jackets, shoes, accessories, toys, books, baby furnishings, strollers, dishes, utensils, pots and pans, small kitchen appliances, bookshelves, small chairs, tables, lamps, decorative items, hangers, clothes racks, throw rugs, curtains and rods, linens, and towels. 

We cannot accept: mattresses, large furniture, monitors, computers, TVs, cribs and playpens, car seats, stuffed animals, large kitchen appliances, washers and dryers, couches, sofas, and large upholstered chairs. 

Donate items at the Daly City Partnership, 204 92nd Street, Daly City CA. DC Partnership is open Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Friday from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm (closed 12 noon to 1:00 pm for lunch). Thursday hours are 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm. 

Energy bills going up as the temps go down? 
Keep cozy and save money this winter!

Here's some tips from Bay Area Regional Energy Network to make your home cozy this winter that will save you money:
  • Turn down the heat to 65 degrees and put on your winter sweater.
  • Program your thermostat to turn off automatically when you're not home.
  • Close the vents and doors in rooms you don't use to reduce the area you need to heat.
  • Move furniture away from vents; obstructing vents blocks heat and waste energy.
  • Use rugs to heat up bare floors.
  • Close the chimney flue to prevent heat from escaping.

Looking for even more ways to improve your home’s comfort? Find rebates from Home Upgrade to replace your home heating system, install high efficiency windows, improve your insulation, and more. You can contact a no-cost Home Upgrade Advisor by calling 866-878-6008 or emailing


Free Tax Preparation Services - Federal and State Taxes eFiled for FREE!
The AARP Foundation Tax-Aide welcomes students and all Daly City residents who could use free tax prep counseling for their annual filing. In 2016, tax counselors with credentials through the IRS filed almost 700 tax returns! These tax prep services will be available twice a week from Wednesday, February 1st through Thursday, April 13th.

Make an appointment by calling (650) 991-8018 for the following locations:

War Memorial Community Center, 6655 Mission Street
Wednesdays, 10:00am - 2:30pm
Lincoln Park Community Center, 901 Brunswick Street
Thursdays, 9:00am - 1:30pm

Both locations provide language support in English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Spanish, and Japanese. 

How can I report pot holes, street light outages, and other issues like graffiti?
Dowload the City's iHelp app for iPhone or Android and easily submit service requests at the push of a button!. Visit our website for more info: 

Daly City iHelp allows residents to easily snap a photo and automatically send service requests to the appropriate City staff. There are many service categories. Visit the website to see service requests submitted throughout the City in an interactive map. 

Saturday, March 11th 

Make an appointment for our FREE event in Daly City! 

Visit or call (650) 363-4718, select option 3. 

Limit 10 gallons liquid or 50 pounds solid per appointment.
No business waste. 

Sandbags Still Available For Storms
Since winter storms continue to pound the Bay Area, the City is reminding all residents that sandbags are available to 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at the parking lot adjacent to the Water and Wastewater Resources Department at 153 Lake Merced Blvd. Residents are limited to 10 sandbags each free of charge, while supplies last. When filling sandbags, fill them only half way, so they are not too heavy to lift and will stack properly. 

Interested in getting prepared for disaster? Visit for more information on sandbag availability county-wide and how to gather other emergency supplies, like water, fire extinguishers, flashlights, manual can openers (the electric ones won’t be any good when you don’t have power!), and more.

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