LiveWire — September 2019

Posted on September 3, 2019


Brian Dossey, City Manager

Join us Saturday, September 7 at Sterling Park from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for the annual Colma Town picnic! This year’s theme is “Super Colma World.”  In this year’s video game themed picnic, we encourage residents to wear their favorite “Gamer Costume”, and during your quest at the picnic you will encounter Caricaturist, Face Painting, Gaming and Obstacle Course.  Festivities for this year will also include a picnic lunch buffet, live music, and – as always – the ever-popular bingo! There is no cost for this annual community event, so pack up the kids and stop by for some Town Picnic fun! Remember that Colma identification cards must be current for admittance into the picnic.

Given the growing threat of extreme weather, PG&E wants all of its customers to be prepared for power outages. If gusty winds and dry conditions, combined with a heightened fire risk, threaten a portion of the electric system serving our community, it will be necessary for PG&E to turn off electricity in the interest of public safety. This is called a Public Safety Power Shutoff.

PG&E is looking to work together to help you prepare for power outages. An important step you can take today is to find out if you’re eligible for PG&E’s Medical Baseline Program.  The Medical Baseline Program is an assistance program for residential customers who have special energy needs due to qualifying medical conditions. Eligibility is based on medical conditions or needs of a person in your home.  To learn more about the PG&E medical baseline program, please visit the Town’s website at and search “News.”

Mercy Housing’s new 65-unit Veterans Village in Colma (situated between Cypress Lawn and Holy Cross cemeteries along Mission Road) opened in AugustFormerly homeless military veterans, many with disabilities and ranging in age from mid-30’s to late 60’s, will now have affordable and stable housing. Comprehensive case management and supportive services will be provided onsite by the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Health Care System and Brilliant Corners, a nonprofit agency that serves veterans and others transitioning from homelessness.

However, your help is needed with donations for those without many basic necessities of their own, to keep the residents going when their initial supplies run out, and to enrich their lives.  Mercy Housing California is a tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) company, Employer ID 94-3081666. Donations may be deductible at tax time (check with your tax advisor). The mailing address for the Veterans Village is 1680 Mission Road, South San Francisco, CA 94080. If you are interested in dropping off donations or have other questions, please contact Eric Duncan, Resident Services Coordinator at or 415-218-7996.

Lastly, September also sees the City Council recognizing our local honor roll students. Make sure to attend the Council meeting on September 11 for this special event. __________________________________________________________________________

Surviving An Active Shooter Event

Friday September 13, 2019

5:30 pm—7:30 pm

Colma Community Center

1520 Hillside Blvd. Colma, CA 94014


Active shooter situations are unpredictable and evolve quickly. Active shooter situations are often over within 10 to 15 minutes, people must be mentally and physically prepared to respond. This training will provide community members with an action plan for active shooter situations. Participants will engage in hands-on activities demonstrating the best actions to take during violent encounters, such as active shooter situations.

Presented by : Sergeant Paugh—Menlo Park Police Department

*Food & refreshments will be provided.*

Please RSVP by September 10, 2019 to Colma Recreation Services Department at: Phone: (650) 985-5678 or Email:

View the rest of the September edition here: LiveWire

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