Here are some important things happening around town that everyone should know about this coming week.
Saturday, Oct. 8. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. will be holding a Safety Day in the parking lot next to the store, and the idea behind the event is to increase customers' and the community's awareness on safety. For additional information, call Bryan Braiverman, who works with the store's loss prevention department, at 650-553-8811.
Monday, Oct. 10. will begin to collect gently-used coats left in marked bags by your trash cans on your regular pickup day. Numerous businesses throughout the city have collection bins as well. The coat drive will take place through Friday, Oct. 14.
Wednesday, Oct. 12. 10 a.m. The San Bruno Park School District will hold a ceremony to officially commission the district's recently completed solar project. The program will take place at .
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1. The recently received a gift of $1,000 from the Sisters-in-Crime, an international organization that promotes the professional development and advancement of women writing crime fiction. The organization recognizes that libraries are instrumental in raising and cultivating readers, which is why they select one library each month to receive a monetary gift. The library will use this $1,000 to bolster its book collection.
2. Don't forget about San Bruno AYSO soccer games, which take place on Saturdays from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Crestmoor High Athletic Fields. The games are open to the public.
3. The My School’s Cool program is a school-driven program where schools compete for the opportunity to earn cash awards on a quarterly basis. In order to participate, schools are required to sign a contract committing and agreeing to promoting honesty and accountability. Is your child's school participating?
4. The California Department of Public Health recently reported that two men in Kern County died from West Nile Virus. The most effective way for people to prevent exposure to mosquito bites and West Nile virus is to remember the “Four D’s”:
- DEET: Apply insect repellent containing DEET, picaradin, oil of lemon eucalyptus or IR3535 according to label instructions. Repellents keep the mosquitoes from biting you. DEET can be used safely on infants and children 2 months of age and older.
- Dress: Wear clothing that reduces the risk of skin exposure to mosquito bites.
- Dawn and dusk: Mosquitoes that carry West Nile virus bite in the early morning and evening, so it is important to wear repellent at this time. Make sure that your doors and windows have tight-fitting screens to keep out mosquitoes. Repair or replace screens with tears or holes.
- Drain: Mosquitoes lay their eggs on standing water. Eliminate all sources of standing water on your property, including flower pots, old car tires, rain gutters and pet bowls. If you have a pond, use mosquito fish—available from your local mosquito and vector control agency—or commercially available products to eliminate mosquito larvae.
The state's West Nile virus website includes the latest information on activity in the state. Californians are encouraged to report all dead birds and dead tree squirrels on the site or by calling toll-free 1-877-WNV-BIRD (968-2473).