April 26, 2018
We Got to 300
California Dr. Roundabout Project
Mills Canyon Trail Maintenance
Join the Commute Challenge
Which One Doesn't Belong?
Washington Playground Closed
Recycling Etc. Questions Answered
Events Around Town
Community Corner
Link to Full City Calendar
cleanenergyWe Got to 300!

The City of Burlingame is proud to announce that 300 accounts have made the switch to ECO100 - Peninsula Clean Energy's 100% renewable energy rate. ECO100 is a simple and low cost option for residents to support and use clean energy from sources like wind and solar.
 
Help us get to 500 accounts! Sign up today and be part of the movement to reduce emissions, improve air quality, and support green and clean technologies. Check out how every new account enrolled makes a difference.
roundaboutCalifornia Drive Roundabout Project - Stage 1 
 
Stage 1 of construction for the California Drive Roundabout Project will begin early May 2018 and is expected to be completed September 2018, weather permitting. Click here for an exhibit displaying traffic conditions. During Stage 1 of construction please expect the following:
  • No vehicle access from California Drive to Bellevue Avenue or Lorton Avenue
  • Detour signs will be posted in the area surrounding the construction site
  • Expect traffic lane shifts
  • Pedestrian access will remain in effect during construction
  • Speed will be reduced to 25 MPH through construction zones
  • Bicyclists may use the full travel lane
  • Caltrain parking lot will remain opened during all stages of construction
  • All businesses will remain open during construction.
The City will do everything possible to minimize impacts and inconveniences, and appreciates your cooperation and patience during the construction phase.  For additional information, please visit the project website at http://www.burlingame.org/roundabout. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the project team at roundabout@burlingame.org or 650-288-6436.
trailTrail Maintenance in Mills Canyon

From May 2 through May 21, the California Conservation Corps (CCC) will be repairing stairways and performing trail maintenance. Their work will result in a more accessible trail with lessened slope and water flow that will reduce potential of erosion.

The trail will be open during their work activity; however, we ask that you use caution when approaching a work zone. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work to maintain the Mills Canyon trails. Please contact us at 650-558-7330 if you have any questions.

commuteJoin the Commute Challenge

Commute.org is running its annual commute challenge where commuters can win prizes for taking transit, carpooling, and using other alternative modes of transportation to driving alone. Sign up today for a chance to win a prize. Prizes include various gift cards, fitbits, portable chargers, and other cool gadgets to improve your commute.


According to several sources, the first shopping cart was introduced in 1937 by Sylvan 
Goldman, owner of a supermarket chain in Oklahoma. Patented in 1940, these early carts were called "folding basket carriers".  While many of us are deeply grateful for this invention, we can probably all agree that they are unsightly and unsafe when left on our streets, sidewalks and shared spaces.  

The City of Burlingame would appreciate your assistance in getting shopping carts back to their rightful owners. Next time you see one where it doesn't belong, please do one of the following:

1. Contact the store directly and provide the address of the cart.  A few of the local businesses that provide carts include: 
  • Mollie Stones - 650-558-9992 ext. 0
  • Safeway's Cart Retrieval Service - 800-252-4613
  • Walgreens - 650-342-2977
2. Contact the City of Burlingame's Code Compliance Department at 650-558-7208 and provide the name of the store on the shopping cart and the location.

3. Submit an Access Burlingame service request by visiting the City's website and entering the location of the cart

4. If you happen to have your smart phone, download the Access Burlingame app and upload a picture.  The app will determine your location, notify the City and inform other users that the issue has been reported.  
playgroundWashington Playground Closed April 23-30

The Washington Playground is scheduled for surfacing replacement beginning on Monday, April 23. The nature of the replacement requires the entire playground to be closed for one week. We expect the playground to reopen on Monday, April 30 at 7:00 a.m. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your patience as we work to maintain a safer play environment.
 
Please contact Parks Supervisor Richard Holtz at 650-558-7335 should you have any questions.
recyclingRecycling Etc.
Your recycling questions answered!
 
Are tissues, paper napkins, and paper towels compostable? 
Yes, all those paper products are compostable and go in the green bin. Paper plates and paper cups are also compostable.

I'm confused, should milk cartons be recycled or composted? What about ice cream cartons?
Cartons may be recycled or composted as long as they have no plastic components. If they do have a plastic spout or other plastic parts, they should be recycled.

Can metal bottle caps be recycled? 
Yes, bottle caps go in the blue recycling bin.

When I recycle soap bottles what should I do with the pump? 
The entire bottle with pump can be recycled. The same goes for all lotion, spray, and other recyclable bottles.

Send your recycling questions to  smichael@burlingame.org. Find past questions and answers  here; and an excellent resource for what goes in what bin here.
EventsEvents Around Town
A Love Affair With Ukraine
Tonight! 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., 
Lane Community Room, Burlingame Main Library
 
For 25 years, journalist Brigitte Schulze lived and worked in Ukraine and fell in the love with the people and the culture. Join us to hear a reading from her new memoir, Sasha, Pour One More!
Burlingame Talks Together About Housing
Saturday, April 28, 10:00 a.m. - Noon; Doors open at 9:30 a.m.
Burlingame Masonic Hall, 145 Park Rd., Burlingame

Please join us for the second "Burlingame Talks Together About Housing" conversation. This conversation will pick up where we left off at our meeting in February, but don't worry if you weren't at that meeting... we'll get you caught up! In this meeting we'll further examine how our community is experiencing housing matters, and explore options the City is considering in greater detail.
 
During our discussion, we'll touch on:
  • Near-term, mid-term and long-term solutions to Burlingame's housing needs
  • Updates on actions the city is currently taking, such as the Village at Burlingame
  • Other options under consideration, such as second units 
Light refreshments will be served and childcare will be provided. We encourage you to register in advance at burlingamehousing.eventbrite.com .  We hope to see you there!
Downtown Burlingame's Annual Sidewalk Sale
This Weekend!

Be sure to visit your favorite Burlingame merchants between April 27 and  April 29  during the biannual downtown Burlingame Sidewalk Sale!
Jazz Music: Dave Rocha Trio
Sunday, April 29, 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Children's Room, Burlingame Main Library
 
Celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month with the Dave Rocha Trio!  There will be great jazz music, along with demonstrations of how instruments are played, what role they play in the jazz band and what goes into jazz improvisation. 
Optimizing Our Highways: 
Moving More People With Fewer Cars
Wednesday, April 30, 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Burlingame Public Library, 480 Primrose Rd.

Transportation experts will explain creative ways to decrease traffic congestion on Highway 101 and improve mobility via methods that also achieve equity and environmental sustainability. Admission is  free, and refreshments will be served. 

P resented by the Citizens Environmental Council of Burlingame (CEC) and cosponsored by the City of Burlingame, this program is part of a "Connecting Communities" series on equitable and sustainable transportation sponsored by TransForm and the Silicon Valley Climate Action Alliance. Details on other  free  programs in the series are available at transformca.org/ConnectingCommunities. For more information about CEC, visit visit the CEC website  or email  info@burlingamecec.org .
Bocce Tournament to Benefit Burlingame Parks
Registration Closes Friday, May 4

The Burlingame Parks and Recreation Center, together with the Lions Club, will be hosting a bocce tournament to benefit Burlingame parks. 

The event is on Saturday, May 12.  Check in is at 8:30 a.m. and the tournament will begin at 9:00 a.m. Registration closes Friday, May 4.

There will be prizes for top finishers.  Teams of 4-6 players may register for a fee of $100 per team and space is limited to the first 12 teams to register. 

For more information, go to http://www.supportburlingameparks.org/newsannouncements/.
CommunityCommunity Corner
(The community events listed here are not sponsored or endorsed by the City of Burlingame)
School Emergency Preparedness Info Night
Monday, April 30, 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Capuchino High School Auditorium, 1501 Magnolia Ave., San Bruno

Nancy Magee, Associate Superintendent of the San Mateo County Office of Education, will describe the "Big Five" standardized response protocol that all schools in the county - public and private - follow in response to active shooters, fires and other emergencies. 

Free admission, light refreshments, language translations upon request. RSVP online at  tinyurl.com/ybeebbjj or call 650-802-5588.

The program is sponsored by San Mateo County, the San Mateo County Office of Education and the Coalition for Safe Schools and Communities.
Dine Out for Meals on Wheels
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
American Bull Bar & Grill, 1819 El Camino Real, Burlingame

American Bull Bar & Grill in Burlingame, and other participating restaurants, will donate 10% of eatery proceeds to Meals on Wheels delivery service of hot, nutritious meals to home-bound aging adults. 

Without support from Meals on Wheels, millions of seniors are forced to prematurely trade their homes for nursing facilities.  It costs less to provide Meals on Wheels for an entire year than it costs for 6 days in a nursing home.  

This event is sponsored by Peninsula Volunteers, Inc
Summer Enrichment Classes for High School Students

Looking for opportunities to learn this summer? Take an enrichment class sponsored by the GATE Parents Group of the San Mateo Union High School District! Classes are open to ALL incoming 9-12 grade students from ANY school. Sign up between April 16-29 for the early rate!
Regular registration starts on April 30 (regular rate). Registration closes one week prior to the start of each class.
 
Classes are developed for entering 9-12 grade students. Space is limited. However, in the event of low enrollment, GATEPG reserves the right to cancel a class up to two weeks prior to the start date. You will be notified, and a full refund will be provided. Please contact enrichment@gateparents.com for questions.  For detailed descriptions and sign ups, go to www.gateparents.com .


  
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