November 2016, Vol. 2, No. 11

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Light Up Our World Festival

Sat., Nov. 19, 5:00 pm, City Hall, 333 90th Street

Light symbolizes enlightenment, creativity, joy, hope, and unity - which inspires the artist in all of us. Enjoy a free evening of creativity that will light up our lives. Hear music that gets us on our feet, take home your favorite fun poses from the SnapFiesta photo booth, see art that will delight our hearts, make lanterns to take home and light up our world!

Imagine a world lit by creativity, joy and unity. 1,000 LED votive candles will be given out for a community art performance. The lights will be illuminated together in the shape of a heart - symbolizing the love for our city and arts and culture in our community. Votive candles will be distributed upon arrival on a first-come, first-served basis. The schedule is as follows:

5 – 9:30 pm Holy Angels School Young Artists
5 – 9:30 pm DeLue Clubhouse Young Poets

5 – 7 pm SFSU Afro-Cuban Ensemble
4:50 – 5:15 pm Palabuniyan Kulintang Ensemble
5:30 – 5:55 pm Mission Fusion
7 – 9:30 pm ViBO Simfani 

Starts at 6 pm
Welcome by Mayor Sal Torres
Light Up Our World Candle Lighting accompanied by Arianna’s Solo
Daly City Firefighters Fire Lighting accompanied by SFSU Afro-Cuban Ensemble
Closing/Final remarks by Mayor Sal Torres

7 pm DeLue Clubhouse
7:10 pm Holy Angels School
7:30 pm Mayor Sal’s Storytime
8:00 pm Best Costume with Lights Parade and Contest
8:30 pm #ilovedalycityarts Photography Studio

5-6 pm and 7- 9:30 pm 
SnapFiesta Photo Booth
Jump Into Writing
5-6 pm and 7- 9:30 pm 
Calligraphy Art Station
Printmaking Art Station
Paper Cut Outs Art Station
Wishing Tree Art Station
Face Painting Station
LED Art Station presented Energy Upgrade California + Conxión to Community

5 – 9:30 pm El Grullense
5 – 9:30 pm Little Green Cyclo
5 – 9:30 pm Linda's Catering

Hot Drinks and Novelty Station 
Hospitality Center - First Aid/Lost and Found/Q&A/Cell Phone Charging 
VIP Check In 

Photo: Top Left: ViBO Simfani ; Top Right: SFSU Afro-Cuban Ensemble; Two Bottom: Mission Fusion

Project Green Space - Top of the Hill Rain Garden
Learn about the City's newly installed rain garden at Top of the Hill, on Mission and Bepler. The City is grateful that the Top of the Hill Improvement Association and its many volunteers have adopted the garden. To learn more about adopting a tree or volunteering visit the City's website at Project Green Space.
San Mateo County FREE Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Event
Saturday, December 10, 2016, 8:30am-12:15pm

To participate, you must schedule an appointment at San Mateo County’s HHW Program: or by calling (650) 363-4718, select option 3. The event location will be disclosed once your appointment has been confirmed. No commercial waste is allowed.
Accepted items include cleaning products, fertilizers, pesticides, flammable liquids, fluorescent lights (compact and tubes), paint, acids/bases, aerosol cans, automotive supplies (car batteries, motor oil, oil filters, antifreeze, brake fluid), inks, and photo chemicals. All waste collected is reused, recycled, or stabilized for proper disposal to achieve zero waste and prevent any items from going to the landfill and contaminating our water and soil. No radioactive, explosive, or medical waste.

The Memorable Browns

As November 1961 came to a close, a new elementary school opened to serve children of the Jefferson School District. Located on Eastmoor Avenue in the St. Francis Heights section of Daly City, the school, now in its 55th year, was named to honor Mrs. Margaret Pauline Brown. Mrs. Brown did not attend dedication ceremonies for the school. She died two years earlier at the age of 84. She had been a widow since 1916.
To many of the current North County population, thoughts of Margaret Pauline Brown and her husband might linger along with those of countless other philanthropic local men and women. The Browns were memorable.  
The Browns! Years before the incorporation of Daly City or the Town of Colma, Henry W. B. Brown and Margaret Pauline “Polly” Brown lavished their uniquely positive influence on the early development of the northern part of San Mateo County. They were generous with their knowledge and skills. They were “go to” people, ready to help when community needs arose. They were pleasant people that liked people. And people liked them. Both Browns noted for their contributions to the quality of life in their chosen area. Eventually, he would be fondly called “The Dean of the California Assembly” at Sacramento and she would have a school named in her honor.
Born in San Francisco and educated in private schools, Margaret Pauline McCullough was 12 in 1886 when her family moved to north San Mateo County. At that time, the area was known as unincorporated Colma. Her father, Sam McCullough, was a successful government contractor with state-wide business contacts. Henry Ward Beecher Brown was the son of Samuel Peters Brown, one of the Big Four credited with reconstruction of Washington, DC, following the Civil War.
Born in Maine, Henry was named after the brother of the famous author, Harriet Beecher Stowe.  Henry received his Master’s Degree at Columbian College in Washington, DC, and was admitted to the bar in 1875. He came West in 1876, held numerous government and business positions, and opened a San Francisco law office in 1892. It was a memorable year for Henry.
On Christmas Eve in 1892, only a few decades after the formation of San Mateo County, the Browns had married in Colma. An attractive home, complete with white picket fence, awaited the newlyweds. Henry was 40. “Polly” was 18. Their stylish wedding was witnessed by the cream of San Mateo and San Francisco society. The difference between their ages was an item of Victorian era gossip, but not exceptional. He was a debonair “big city” lawyer. For a woman of her time, she was unusually educated, cultured, sophisticated and refined.
The Browns were high on lists of social, affluent, and influential acquaintances. Both came from comfortable families. They hob-nobbed with elite of their era and were widely recognized. They were respected state-wide as well as in social circles of the national Capitol and select Eastern society.
Throughout their marriage, Henry maintained a legal practice at their home on San Pedro Road. For countless residents, Lawyer Brown handled litigations ranging from property exchanges to marriage disputes. His consultancy fee was often on a barter or pro-bono basis. His clients, as well as courtroom opponents, spoke highly of him. He wore well his affectionately respectful nickname, “Honest Ward Brown.” Pauline/Polly and was recognized by her neighbors as a “natural teacher.” In her young-bride years, Mrs. Brown voluntarily utilized her talents and education as she helped people of foreign heritage improve their use of English language, reading, and writing.     
In later years, Henry Brown was elected to the State Assembly, representing San Mateo County in 1889, 1901, and 1903 and returned again from 1911 until he died. 
For the 1962 dedication ceremony of the M. P. Brown School, the music of the Battle Hymn of the Republic was set to special lyrics created by a Daly City poet. In a debut performance, the school glee club sang, “Pauline Brown, we all salute thee, school of dignity and beauty.” The song was later adopted as the official school song. The Brown’s home amid fertile agricultural fields has faded into history. The building was razed to make way for an entrance of the 280 Freeway. Memories of The Browns remain as Threads of Yesterday.


Volunteers Needed for One Day Homeless Count

On Thursday, January 26, 2017 from approximately 6:00 am to 10:00 am, San Mateo County will conduct its biennial One Day Homeless Count. The One Day Homeless Count is a census and survey of unsheltered homeless people conducted in collaboration with community and County partners. The results from the count will provide us with a better understanding of the number of homeless individuals and families and their needs. Collecting strong data on the number, characteristics, and service needs of homeless people in our community is a vital component of local planning and program development to meet the County’s goal to end homelessness by 2020.

Volunteers Needed! Individual and group volunteers play a critical role in the census and survey to collect accurate data on the number, characteristics, and service needs of homeless individuals and families. Sign up today as a Team Member to assist in tallying and administering surveys to homeless individuals in a particular coverage area throughout the County. All volunteers will receive a 2-hour mandatory training in the weeks leading up to the One Day Homeless Count. More information regarding volunteer training times and locations will be coming soon.

To sign up to volunteer please visit the County's website. Please share this opportunity with your colleagues, family, and friends. For more information visit One Day Homeless Count. For questions, please email
U.S Census Bureau Recruiting Field Survey Technicians
The U.S. Census Bureau is currently recruiting Field Survey Technicians in Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, and San Mateo Counties for the American Housing Survey. The flyer above describes the job, pay rate and directions for applying. For additional information on jobs, please visit: For questions, contact recruiting directly at 1-800-992-3529. 

Happy Thanksgiving from the City of Daly City

The City Council and staff wish you a Happy Thanksgiving! Below are details on City closures and temporary service level changes.

City offices, libraries, and community centers will be closed Thursday, November 24, and Friday, November 25, 2016.

Parking enforcement to accommodate street sweeping will be suspended during these closures. There is no change to garbage and recycling collection on Thanksgiving Day, November 24. Please set carts out as usual if your pickup day falls on Thursday. Call Republic Services directly with questions at (650) 756-1130. 

The Daly City Police and Fire Departments will remain open throughout the holiday. To report an emergency, dial 9-1-1. Call (650) 991-8119 to report non-emergencies to the Daly City Department. 
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