Before 1750, the San Francisco Peninsula was inhabited by the Ohlone Indians. Downtown San Bruno 1950 Ohlone is the name that has been given to the many related groups of Native Americans living along the coast between Monterey and San Francisco. They were hunter-gatherers who relied largely on the bay and ocean for food.
The Ohlone used tule reeds that grew near the bay and along the many creeks in the area to build their homes and canoes. While as many as several thousand Ohlone are estimated to have lived in the area, probably no more than a few dozens lived in the area that now makes up San Bruno at any one time.
There have been three hunting campsites uncovered. One of them has been found along San Bruno Creek, which runs through Junipero Serra County Park and San Bruno City Park. The other two were near the creek that flows through Crestmoor Canyon.
Today San Bruno is an airport city. Mills Field was dedicated in 1927 near the site now occupied by San Francisco International Airport, but it took many years for the airport to become the success it is today. The many other more established airports in the area, along with the short and often swampy runways made Mills Field unpopular with aviators and businesses alike until 1945 when voters approved a million bond into the improvement and expansion of the airport. Since then the airport has become one of the busiest in the world, and San Bruno has grown into an international city right along with it.
San Bruno, the city with a heart now has a smoking ordinance. The city council adopted anti-tobacco and other substances to regulate exposure to secondhand smoke throughout the city, including in most public places and in multi-unit residences, like apartments, condominiums, and townhouses.
Please see the following brochure to learn more about where smoking is prohibited, and how to report a complaint. https://www.sanbruno.ca.gov/civicax/filebank/blobdload.aspx?BlobID=28960