April 20, 2017
101/Broadway Interchange Updates!
City Commission Vacancies
City Urges Conservation; Drought Ends
Happy Earth Day
Caltrain Grinding Work
Events Around Town
Community Corner
Link to Full City Calendar
Link to Weekly Caltrain Notices

BroadwayUS 101/Broadway Interchange Construction Update
Today and tomorrow!

There will be construction delays at the US 101/Broadway Overcrossing on the following dates:

Thursday, April 20
 
Starting at 10:00 p.m., the US 101 northbound ramps at Old Bayshore Highway will be closed until 6:00 a.m. Friday morning. During this closure, drivers are encouraged to use Millbrae Avenue to access US 101. Access to the hotels will be maintained via Millbrae Avenue or Anza Boulevard. Electronic boards and signs will be placed to notify drivers of the changed roadway conditions. This work is weather dependent.

Friday, April 21
 
Starting at 8:00 p.m., the Broadway Overcrossing (between Rollins Road and Old Bayshore Highway) will be closed until 10:00 a.m. Saturday morning. During this closure, drivers are encouraged to use alternate routes. Electronic boards and signs will be placed to notify drivers of the changed roadway conditions. Access to the hotels will be via Millbrae Avenue or Peninsula Avenue. This work is weather dependent. Access to the Crowne Plaza Hotel will remain unchanged.

For additional details, please contact Caltrans Public Information Officer, Mr. Bob Hauss, at (510) 286-5576.  Additional information is also provided in the "Hot Topics and Programs" section of the Public Works Department page on the City's website. To view a larger map of the affected area, click here.

commissionThree City Commission Vacancies
Library and Beautification Commissions
 
Commission members offer their ideas and recommendations to the City Council and staff in order to help them to make the finest, most informed decisions in the best interest of everyone living, working, and visiting our community.

Library Board of Trustees
There are currently two openings with the Library Board of Trustees. The application deadline is May 19, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. PST.   To learn more and access the applications for Library Trustee,  click here.

Beautification Commission
There is currently one opening with the Beautification Commission.  The application deadline is June 2, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. PST.  To learn more and access the applications for Beautification Commissioner, click here.
droughtDrought State of Emergency Ends
City urges continued conservation

The City of Burlingame would like to thank all the Burlingame residents and businesses whose conservation efforts helped the State and the region through the drought.  Following unprecedented water conservation and plentiful winter rain and snow, on April 7, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. ended the drought State of Emergency in most of California. "This drought emergency is over, but the next drought could be around the corner," said Governor Brown. "Conservation must remain a way of life."  

The City of Burlingame believes that continued water conservation is a best practice to adhere to, and recommends the following measures:
  • Hoses must be equipped with a shut-off valve for washing vehicles, sidewalks, walkways, or buildings.
  • Broken or defective plumbing and irrigation systems must be repaired or replaced within a reasonable period.
  • Potable water shall not be used to water outdoor landscapes in a manner that causes runoff onto non-irrigated       areas, walkways, roadways, parking lots, or other hard surfaces.
  • Potable water cannot be applied to outdoor landscapes during and up to 48 hours after measurable rainfall.
  • Potable water shall not be applied in any manner to any driveway or sidewalk, except when necessary to address immediate health or safety concerns.
  • Irrigation with potable water of ornamental turf on public street medians is prohibited.
  • Use only re-circulated or recycled water to operate ornamental fountains.
  • Restaurants and other food service operations shall serve water to customers only upon request.
  • Hotels and motels shall provide guests an option whether to launder towels and linens daily.
earthHappy Earth Day!
This Saturday, April 22. Take action and celebrate our incredible planet!

Enroll in ECO100.
Peninsula Clean Energy's 100% renewable energy electricity rate.
ECO100 is the easiest and cheapest way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, air pollution, and purchase renewable energy. Sign up today.
  
Try a commute alternative.
Cars are the largest contributor of greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution in the Bay Area. Explore alternatives to driving to work like biking, carpooling, and transit.
Refresh your daily commute by trying out Bike to Work Day on May 11th. Pick up treats at the Burlingame Caltrain Station energizer station in the morning.
  
Explore electric vehicles (EV) and take advantage of EV rebates and benefits.
- PG&E is offering $500 Clean Fuel Rebate for EVs.
- California offers up to $7,000 in EV rebates.
- Check out the EV charging stations at the Burlingame Caltrain Station.
  
Waste less, recycle more.
Choose reusable over disposable, such as reusable water bottles over plastic bottles; reusable bags over plastic bags; and purchase products with minimal packaging. Aim for zero waste by composting and recycling as much as possible. Take our waste quiz to test your recycling knowledge.
  
Recycle e-waste.
Thrown away e-waste pollutes the environment and wastes precious metals that can be reused. Take your e-waste to Green Citizen or other drop-off services to recycle anything that plugs in or runs on batteries.
 
Be water efficient.
Even with this year's amazing downpour, stay mindful about water conservation for the long-term and keep up water efficient habits, especially in landscaping.
 
Burlingame is hosting a free rainwater harvesting workshop. Learn how to capture and store rainwater for irrigation use. Saturday April 29th, 9:30am-12pm, Burlingame Library, Tech Lab. More landscape classes available here.
 
Be energy efficient.
From changing to LEDs to insulating attics, improve your home's energy efficiency and save on electricity bills. Need help starting? The Home Energy Upgrade program offers free energy audits and hundreds of dollars in rebates.
  
Participate in one of the many upcoming Earth Day events and sustainability workshops
caltrainUpcoming Caltrain Rail Grinding Work
Three week project begins April 26

On April 26, Caltrain will begin a three-week rail grinding project that will result in reduced noise for neighbors next to the right of way as well as a safer, smoother ride for passengers. A rail-mounted, industrial-size grinder will be used to smooth out defects and restore the shape of the rail. 

The rail grinding equipment must be used between 10:00 p.m. and 4:30 a.m. when there is limited or no train service. The grinding work will begin in San Francisco and proceed south to the cities of South San Francisco, San Bruno, Burlingame, San Mateo and San Jose. Work at any one location will be completed in one or two nights. The entire project is expected to be complete by May 19.

During the rail maintenance work, there will be noise impacts to areas immediately adjacent to the rail alignment while the grinding is taking place. Caltrain apologizes for the inconvenience.
Due to the potential for sparks from grinding rail, Caltrain will also have water trucks on-site to manage the risk of small fires. For more information on the rail grinding work, please visit www.caltrain.com/constructionnotice or call the Caltrain Construction Outreach Hotline at (650)508-7726.
EventsEvents Around Town
Senior Listening with a Councilmember
Tuesday, April 25 at 10:30 a.m. (note: this date has been updated and corrected)
Burlingame Recreation Center, 850 Burlingame Avenue

Would you like to learn more about your local government? Are there concerns facing the community you would like to share with a City Councilmember? Do you have questions about projects going on around town?

Seniors in the community are invited to our first Senior Listening Session. Councilmembers Donna Colson and Emily Beach look forward to listening to your ideas and addressing your questions. Light refreshments will be served.

Please RSVP by calling (650) 558-7300.
Sidewalk Sale
Friday, April 28 - Sunday, April 30
Downtown Burlingame
 
Downtown Burlingame's Bi-Annual Sidewalk Sale will be happening Friday, April 28 through Sunday, April 30 in downtown Burlingame. Along with deals all over, there will also be free face painting and a balloon artist from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday! #shopliveplayBG
Owner/Builder Workshop
Saturday, April 29, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Lane Community Room, Burlingame Library 480 Primrose Road
A helpful class for any homeowner who is thinking about performing the duties of an owner/ builder on their residential project in the City of Burlingame. A brief history of the California Building Codes will be presented, followed by a presentation on the pros and cons of being an owner/builder. Tips on hiring a contractor will be provided.
The Central County Fire Department will provide a brief presentation and helpful hints regarding fire code requirements in residential structures. There will be a question and answer session at the end of the meeting. Presented by the City of Burlingame and Central County Fire Department. Register today by calling the Building Division at (650) 558-7270.
Screening of "Before the Flood"
Wednesday, May 3, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Burlingame High School Auditorium, 1 Mangini Way, Burlingame

Directed by Academy Award winner Fisher Stevens, Before the Flood features Leonardo DiCaprio on an international journey as a United Nations "Messenger of Peace," sounding the alarm about the growing climate crisis. He joins scientists on expeditions uncovering the reality of climate change, meets with political leaders fighting against inaction and discovers a disinformation campaign aimed at confusing the public. Distributed by National Geographic, this documentary is 96 minutes long. This program is cosponsored by the Burlingame High School Parents' Group.
Join a Bocce League
Happy Hour League, Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m.
Lunch League, Wednesdays at 12:15 p.m.
Evening League, Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.

For more information, call Burlingame Parks and Recreation Department at (650) 558-7300.
CommunityCommunity Corner
Sea Level Rise Community Meetings
Tuesday, April 25, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at Burlingame Library
Saturday, April 29, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Ted Adcock Community Center, Half Moon Bay

The San Mateo County Draft Sea Level Rise Vulnerability Assessment is a tool to guide the County and its cities on understanding and preparing for sea level rise. Click here to view the full study just released and learn more.
Attend one of the community meetings (dates, times and locations listed above) to learn more. Please click here to RSVP.
Music at Kohl - Last Concert of the Season!
Sunday, April 30: Master Class at 5:00 p.m. and Pre-Concert Talk at 6:00 p.m.
Kohl Mansion, 2750 Adeline Drive, Burlingame
 
The 34th season concludes with the Kohl d├ębut of the Hermitage Piano Trio, descended from the great Russian musical tradition and distinguished by its exuberant musicality, interpretative range, and sumptuous sound. A rarity in the chamber music world, this elite trio is comprised of three musicians who are noted soloists in their own right. Based in the U.S., the trio excels at performing an enormous variety of music and has a wide repertoire. "A bravura performance that brought the audience to its feet" (The Washington Post).
 
Complimentary Meet-the-Artists reception following performance.  For Tickets and Information go to  musicatkohl.org or call (650) 762-1130.
Green Home Workshop
Saturday, May 7, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
San Mateo County Center, 455 County Center, Room 101, 1st Floor, Redwood City

Learn how to make your own all-natural, affordable, non-toxic home cleaning products. We'll also guide you through fun reuse crafting projects to turn everyday items that you might usually discard into something useful for your home.
Girl Scouts Parent Informational Meeting
Tuesday, May 16, 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Lincoln Elementary School Library, 1801 Devereaux Drive, Burlingame
 
Is your daughter interested in making friends and having fun while building character, confidence and courage? If yes, then you should think about having your daughter join Girl Scouts. 

Parents and caregivers of pre-Kindergarten to 3rd grade girls, if you are interested in finding out how to join Girl Scouts and to help form a troop at your school, please attend this informational meeting. 
 
Troops are forming for next school year. This meeting is for all families of all the Burlingame/Hillsborough Schools. Child care will be provided. Please contact Cecila Thomson at (800) 447-4475 ext 3014 or cthomson@girlscoutsnorcal.org for questions.


  
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