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SB Mtn. Watch Launches Digital History Project

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sbmw archives

San Bruno Mountain Watch recently launched the San Bruno Mountain Archives, a digital history collection that seeks to make the mountain’s abundant stories accessible to the public. The archives, available online at www.mountainwatch.org/archives, are steadily growing; currently over 600 items are organized into 30 different collections covering a period of 150 years.


“The archives are meant to spark moments of discovery and reflection, both deepening and complicating the sense of familiarity and curiosity people feel towards San Bruno Mountain,” said Ariel Cherbowsky Corkidi, Program Director for San Bruno Mountain Watch. “The collections reinforce that the mountain is not only a remarkable ecological landscape, but also a folkloric and profoundly dramatic place.”


The archives include historic photographs, slides, letters, leaflets and documents that until recently were sitting on shelves or stacked in boxes at the San Bruno Mountain Watch office. In addition, hundreds of newspaper articles about the mountain from the late 19th century onwards are being methodically clipped and added to the archives, sourced from digitized newspapers researched through the www.newspapers.com website. Artists and poets have also contributed their work.


Please contact Ariel at ariel@mountainwatch.org or (415) 467-6631 if you have materials you’d like to have scanned and added to the archives. Photos, artwork, writings, and more are welcome and encouraged. 


2/21 Structure Fire at 50 Visitacion

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commercial fire

On February 21, 2019 at 5:34 p.m.,10 Fire Companies, 4 Chief Officers, 1 Breathing Support Unit, 1 Fire Information Officer and 2 Fire Investigators responded to a report of a commercial building structure fire at 50 Visitation Avenue in the City of Brisbane.

The first arriving fire company reported heavy smoke and fire coming from the windows of the second floor of a commercial building. Using fire attack hose lines, firefighters made entry and worked their way up to the second floor of the commercial building performing search and rescue operations, while working to combat the flames. The fire was confined to the second floor of the commercial structure with no extension to adjoining properties or buildings. There were no occupants found in the building and there were no injuries to civilians or firefighters. 

Fire companies remained on scene for over 3 hours checking for further extension of the fire and completing salvage and overhaul operations. The cause of the fire is under investigation by the North County Fire Prevention Services Bureau. 

The North County Fire Authority wants to remind everyone of the importance of installing and maintaining smoke detectors their homes.


Brisbane Chamber Scholarship Opportunities

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chamber scholarships

Click here for more information and to apply.

Hard copy applications can be found in City Hall, the Chamber office, and at the Library. All Brisbane residents, and family members of Chamber member businesses who are graduating from high school this year, are urged to apply.   

Good luck to all the applicants!

February 2019 Marina News

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Click here to read the February 2019 Marina Newsletter.


February 2019 STAR Newsletter

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Click here to read the February 2019 City STAR Newsletter.