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March 2019 Marina News

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March 2019 STAR Newsletter

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Brisbane Police Blotter

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The Brisbane Police Department would like to share with you a list of significant events that are handled by the members of the Police Department.  The Police Blotter is meant for information and for the interest of our citizens and does not indicate any difference in the levels of criminal activity as compared to past years.  The crime rate in Brisbane continues to be very low compared to other cities within San Mateo County.  The Brisbane Police Department continues to provide the highest quality of service to the residents and will continue to make our community a safe place to live and work.

The Police Blotter consists of only those incidents or investigations that may be of interest to the general public or city staff.  For a more detailed list of police activity, you may request to view the police log at the station by contacting the Records Division at: (415) 508-2179.

Updates to the Police Blotter will be made around the 15th of each month for the prior month’s activity.  To read the Police Blotter, visit: brisbane.townblotter.com.  You can click on “List” view (vs. “Map”) and then the top right printer icon to get a printer-friendly version of the report.  You can also view a “Simple Version”, which looks like the following:


Clicking on any particular month brings up the printer-friendly version.  If you need assistance, please contact the Records Division at the number above.

SB Mtn. Watch Launches Digital History Project

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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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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.