Here are some important things happening around town that everyone should know about this coming week.
Today. All city offices, except for the police and fire departments, are closed because of an employee furlough day.
Saturday, Oct. 15. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. AYSO soccer games will take place at the . The games are open to the public.
Saturday, Oct. 15. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. will be holding a Family Resources Fair on the upper level by JC Penney. Visitors can meet local businesses and learn about family resources available from around San Mateo County.
Saturday, Oct. 15. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. The San Bruno Library is holding a photography workshop where folks can learn the fundamentals of both film and digital photography. After an overview on basic theory and photographic genres, you’ll get behind the camera and put your new skills to the test in a real-life studio session. Participants are requested to bring a suitable object for still life and may bring their own digital camera if desired. The event is for residents ages 10 and older. Participants must register at the recreation center before the class. The cost is $45 for residents and $56 for non-residents. Call 650-616-7184 for more information.
All Week. will continue to collect gently used coats in infant sizes to adult sizes for their November giveaway. You can drop off coats in donation barrels at numerous San Bruno businesses.
Tuesday, Oct 18. 7 p.m. The John Muir Elementary PTA will be holding a forum at its meeting for speakers who will be presenting their positions on Measure O, the $40 million school bond measure on the Nov. 8 ballot. The meeting will be in John Muir's cafeteria, and all parents are invited to come.
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The San Mateo County Mosquito and Vector Control District received notification on Oct. 4 of its first bird that tested positive for West Nile virus. This is a low level positive, meaning it is a bird that was exposed some time ago and survived the infection. With low level positives like this, the vector control district does not do a press release because it does not indicate an immediate disease risk. Low level positives are simply an indication that the disease was present in the past, somewhere in the area the animal traveled.
This positive was a crow, picked up in San Bruno on the east side, near Interstate 280, in the vicinity of Grundy Park. It was collected on Sept. 22.
The vector control district is continuing extensive treatment of catch basins and all local larval sources have been re-inspected and treated as needed.
The vector control district asks that all residents report dead birds, particularly crows, ravens or jays, to 1-877-WNV-BIRD or 1-877-968-2473.